NIS America Brings Zakuro Complete Series Premium Edition to the North American Market

Santa Ana, CA (March 5, 2012) – NIS America is proud to announce today that the supernatural romantic drama, Zakuro Complete Series Premium Edition, will be released by NIS America in North America this June. Zakuro follows the story of Zakuro, who is a hybrid between human and spirit. Along with her partner, Kei, she takes assignments as a member of the Ministry of Spirit Affairs to settle any disputes or incidents that arise between humans and spirits. Witness her journey to become a stronger fighter as well as a full-grown woman. The Zakuro Complete Series Premium Edition will be released as a 2-DVD set in NISA's collectible packaging, which includes a hardcover art book. Preorder at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Anime Castle, and the NISA Online Store.

About Zakuro:

Westernization, a time when humans and spirits coexist— The Modernization of Japan has begun. The Ministry of Spirit Affairs is established to resolve mysterious incidents involving the nation's spirits. This ministry consists of representatives from both the human and spirit worlds. Zakuro, Susukihotaru, Bonbori, and Hozuki are all half-spirits who have been partnered with the second lieutenants Kei, Riken, and Ganryu. These half-spirit girls and the male second lieutenants are all assigned to Spirit Affairs in an effort to join forces and carry out any tasks given to them!

About the bonuses—art book and bonus tracks:
• 36-page art book with episode guides, character profiles, cast interviews, an interview with Zakuro creator Lily Hoshino, and exclusive artwork. You will get to know more about the perspectives of the main vocal cast by reading their interviews! Find out what they thought about their characters and the experiences they had by being a part of Zakuro!
• 1 clean opening, 3 clean endings, and 2 original picture stories
*Only a limited quantity of this premium edition will be produced.

Mai Nakahara as Zakuro (Katanagatari, PERSONA -trinity soul-, When They Cry)
Takahiro Sakurai as Kei Agemaki (House of Five Leaves, Code Geass, GUNxSWORD)
Kana Hanazawa as Susukihotaru (Angel Beats!, Blue Exorcist, Infinite Stratos)
Satoshi Hino as Riken Yoshinokazura (The Familiar of Zero, Bakuman, Gintama)
Aki Toyosaki as Bonbori (K-ON!, Demon King Daimao)
Yui Horie as Hozuki (Toradora!, Persona 4 The Animation, Love Hina)
Yuki Kaji as Ganryu Hanakiri (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist)

TITLE: Zakuro Complete Series Premium Edition
UPC: 813633011950
MSRP: $59.99
RELEASE DATE: June 12, 2012
LENGTH: 13 eps / approx. 318 mins
LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitles
FORMAT: 2 DVD discs

Produced by
Director: Chiaki Kon (When They Cry, Nodame Cantabile)
Studio: J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Shakugan no Shana, The Familiar of Zero)

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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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