Tag: NIS America

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

| August 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

I’ve encountered very few works in my life, whether in film, television, literature, or any other medium for that matter, that so capably capture genuine human emotionality as 2011′s Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai). Not only will this 11-episode anime about childhood […]

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Zakuro

Zakuro

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Zakuro is a romantic character driven fighter that no one should miss. From the very first sequence, Zakuro immediately grabs your attention. Whilst the fighting aspect may be what draws you in, it is not what keeps you coming back for more. The characters and their stories are what hooks you in the end. Zakuro […]

Occult Academy

Occult Academy

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Occult Academy aired on Japan’s TV Tokyo in 2010 and the complete series is now available in a 2-disc Premium Edition Blu-ray collection from NIS America. The narrative of this 13-episode original anime from A-1 Pictures and Aniplex follows the occult-obsessed students and faculty of the Waldstein Academy, referred to by area locals as the […]

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Katanagatari: Volume 2

Katanagatari: Volume 2

| October 17, 2011

Read the review of Katanagatari: Volume 1 here. Katanagatari: Volume 2 opens with the seventh of this anime series’ twelve episodes. In it, government stratagemist Togame and her human katana Shichika face off against Shichika’s sister for the seventh of twelve powerful katana that, in the wrong hands, threaten the power of the Shogunate. These […]

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Katanagatari: Volume 1

Katanagatari: Volume 1

| July 27, 2011

Katanagatari, adapted from the light novels by Nisio Isin, is the story of Togame and her “swordless swordsmen” Shichika. Together they travel across Japan in search of the Mastercraft Klesha Brigners, 12 powerful katana that, in the wrong hands, threaten the power of the Shogunate. The series is divided into twelve, 50-minute episodes, or Quests, […]

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