Disgaea D2 RPG's Opening Anime Streamed

posted on by Joanne Mertz
PS3 game with return of Laharl arrives next week in Japan

Nippon Ichi Software began streaming the opening animation sequence for its strategy RPG Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness on Wednesday. Minori Chihara, the voice of the demon Barbara, performs the opening theme song "Cradle Over."

The sequel marks the 20th anniversary of Nippon Ichi Software and the 10th anniversary of Disgaea itself. Although Laharl (voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi) from the first game has officially become Overlord of the Netherworld, no one except a few demons and higher angels in Heaven accept him as the Overlord (or realize his new position). In order to prove himself, he creates the new goal of ruling all demons with an iron fist.

The PlayStation 3 game will ship in Japan next Wednesday, and NIS America plans to offer it in North America and Europe this fall. The first Disgaea video game was released in Japan in 2003, and was released in North America by Atlus USA later that year.

Geneon Entertainment released the anime adaptation of the first game in 2006, and the license was recovered by Funimation when Geneon Entertainment ceased in-house North American distribution. Broccoli Books licensed the Disgaea manga, and released two volumes of the four Disgaea 2 manga until it also closed its doors. Udon Entertainment will start releasing Shin Sasaki's Disgaea 3: School of Devils manga in May.

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