The Princess and the Pilot is Now Soaring to Retailers Across North America

Santa Ana, CA (May 14, 2013)–NIS America is happy to announce that The Princess and the Pilot Premium Edition, an anime movie packed with beautifully portrayed aerial battle sequences and wrapped in a heartrending love story, is now available for purchase across North America. The story follows two people from very different social backgrounds—a talented young fighter pilot and the princess of the Levamme Empire. Their journey across the ocean together sparks a unique relationship, and the exciting battle scenes will pull you in like no other. The Princess and the Pilot will be packaged in a collectible slipcase, and will include 1 Blu-ray disc and a gorgeous hardcover art book. This title is now available at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NISA Online Store.

The Princess and the Pilot Premium Edition

About the show:
The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last-ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce employs a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the prince in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission...but traversing an ocean alone, and into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated.

About the extras:
-Hardcover art book, “The Princess and the Pilot Flight Log” (full color, 32 pages), which contains detailed character information, rough sketches, staff interviews, and setting illustrations to make the viewing experience deeper and more personal.
-Japanese commercials and theatrical previews.

Ryunosuke Kamiki as Charles Karino (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Summer Wars)
Daisuke Ono as Carlo Levamme (The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, WAGNARIA!!, UMINEKO: When They Cry)
Daisuke Namikawa as Joaquin (kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-, Persona 4 the Animation, House of Five Leaves)

Produced by
Animation: MADHOUSE (Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, Bleach: Fade to Black, Millennium Actress)

TITLE: The Princess and the Pilot
Premium Edition
MSRP: $44.99
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2013
UPC: 813633012780
LENGTH: Approx. 99 mins
FORMAT: 1 Blu-ray disc
LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitles

*Only a limited quantity of this premium edition will be produced.

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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!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and bunny drop.

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