House of Five Leaves Releases in North America in March 2012

Santa Ana, CA (December 2, 2011) – NIS America proudly announced today that House of Five Leaves Complete Series Premium Edition, which contains all 12 episodes, will be released on March 6, 2012. House of Five Leaves follows the story of Masa, a shy former samurai. The Premium Edition will be packaged with 12 episodes on 2 DVDs, along with a hardcover art book in a collectible, sturdy slip case. Available at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Anime Castle, and NIS America's Online Store.

About House of Five Leaves:
The ronin Akitsu Masanosuke was working as a bodyguard in Edo, but due to his shy personality, he kept being let go from his bodyguard jobs despite his magnificent sword skills. Unable to find new work, he wanders around town and meets a man, the playboy who calls himself Yaichi. Even though Yaichi and Masanosuke had just met for the first time, Yaichi treats
Masanosuke to a meal and offers to hire him as a bodyguard. Despite the mysteries that surround Yaichi, Masanosuke takes the job. He soon finds out that Yaichi is the leader of a group of kidnappers who call themselves the “Five Leaves.” Now Masanosuke is faced with the dilemma of whether to join the Five Leaves and share in the profits of kidnapping, or to resist becoming a criminal.

About the bonuses:
Art book: House of Five Leaves Complete Series Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full-color, 30+ pages), featuring character information, episode guides, artwork, behind-the-scenes storyboards, draft designs, concept art, and even a glossary of terms for insight on the culture of feudal Japan.

Extra content: Textless OP/ED, Japanese trailer
Voice actors:
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Masanosuke Akitsu (kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-, PERSONA -trinity soul-, Bleach)

  • Takahiro Sakurai as Yaichi (Code Geass, The Familiar of Zero, GUNxSWORD, Kyo kara Maoh!)

  • Production staff:
  • Tomomi Mochizuki: Director, Series Composition (Ranma ½, World God Only Knows, Urusei Yatsura)

  • Kazuto Nakazawa: Character Design (Samurai Champloo, Tenchi Universe, El Hazard: The Wanderers)

  • Manglobe Inc.: Anime Production (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy, World God Only Knows, Sacred Blacksmith)

  • TITLE: House of Five Leaves Complete Series Premium Edition
    UPC: 813633011660
    AGE RATING: Teen
    MSRP: $59.99
    RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2012
    LENGTH: Approx. 274 mins/12 eps on 2 DVDs
    FORMAT: Japanese audio, English subtitles

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    Only a limited quantity of the Premium Edition will be produced.

    About NIS America
    In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America's team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do.

    As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.
    NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, WAGNARIA!!, and Katanagatari.

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