Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition Is Now Shipping Across North America

Santa Ana, CA (March 5, 2013)–NIS America is thrilled to announce that the third season of the extraordinarily heartwarming title, Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3, is now shipping throughout North America. This highly acclaimed title will come packaged in a sturdy collectible slipcase featuring a traditional Japanese origami-paper finish. Inside, you'll find 2 Blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs for your viewing pleasure, as well as a hardcover art book packed with information and detailed illustrations. Season 3 of Natsume's Book of Friends features 13 powerful, touching episodes exploring the friendships between Natsume and his friends, both human and yokai. The title is now available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NISA Online Store.

About the show:
Takashi Natsume has always been shunned by those around him because of his mysterious ability to see yokai. Eventually, he came into possession of his grandmother Reiko's “Book of Friends,” and together with his bodyguard Nyanko-sensei he set out to return the names of the yokai contained within it. Since then, he's found a home with the Fujiwaras and for the first time found people he can call his friends. He's also begun to accept the existence of yokai and his unique power, forming bonds with many of them. But little does he know he's about to be dragged unwittingly into further trouble...

About the extras:
-A hardcover art book, “Natsume's Book of Friends,” (full color, 32 pages) serves as a supplement for a deeper understanding of the series, and features detailed character info, an episode guide, rough sketches, and Japanese DVD package illustrations.
-Clean opening/ending, Japanese commercials.

Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist, WAGNARIA!!)
Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei (NARUTO, Darker Than Black)
Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume (Durarara!!, Macross F)
Akira Ishida as Shuichi Natori (NARUTO, Fate/Zero, Pandora Hearts)
Junichi Suwabe as Seiji Matoba (Bleach, High School of the Dead)

Produced by
Director: Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Hell Girl)
Studio: Brain's Base (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up)

TITLE: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition
MSRP: $69.99
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2013
UPC: 813633012520
LENGTH: Approx. 315 mins/13 eps
FORMAT: 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set
LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitles

*Only a limited quantity of this 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!, Natsume's Book of Friends, and anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.


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