Hello Future AX Attendees!

Every week we plan to update information about our activities we have at Anime Expo 2016!

Be sure to check in with us and see what events we have in store.

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The Day of the Red Moon Night Is Here...

6/28/2016



Anime Expo starts THIS FRIDAY, dood!!! Are you ready for everything we’ve got in store for you? If you haven’t seen our full lineup of events and guests yet, be sure to check out our latest blog post of events!

What fun is Anime Expo without taking on the Dood Quest!? This year, we proudly bring Dood Quest 2: Day of the Red Moon Night. So get your quest on because we’ve got another exciting adventure prepared for all of you! Share this adventure with your friends using #DoodQuest2 on Facebook and/or Twitter, because an adventure is ALWAYS better with friends!

For those of you who are embarking on your first-ever Dood Quest, here’s how it works:



A well-seasoned adventurer tells tales of their valiant explorations, and after you embark on your journey to a variety of booths at the Dealer’s Hall to find Prinny’s friends, you will be able to, too! While you’re at it, be sure to check out the goods and merch our friends’ booths have to offer! You may find something you’ve been looking for all this time, dood!



A good adventurer never leaves home without a camera to snap all the memorable moments along their quest! This year, we will be showcasing some awesome fan art at the NISA Fan Art Gallery as well as some cool new displays at our own booth! Why not take this chance to snap some memories to alleviate your post-adventure blues when they hit? We’d even love to see what you find, and you can show us easily with #DoodQuest2!



Up until now, you’ve only heard and seen the news about our upcoming games, just like spying a new city of intrigue in the far-off distance. Now, at Anime Expo, you will be able to try some of our new games coming out this year! And guess what? One of your quests will be to do just that! Talk about hitting two Prinnies with one stone, eh?


Once your journey is over, a special reward awaits! Didn’t think we forgot that now, did you, dood? We promise that Dood Quest 2: Day of the Red Moon Night will be an adventure to remember! So get pumped and let us know on social media using #DoodQuest2 which challenges you’re looking forward to! And don’t forget to come on by our booth, say hello to the Prinnies, and embark on YOUR journey this Friday!

See you at Anime Expo, dood!

Best,
NISA Team

Panels, Cosplay Gatherings and Autograph Sessions!

6/22/2016



Guess what dood!? We’re back with our full Anime Expo schedule! Check out what we will be doing each day! Below, you will see all of our panels, autograph sessions, cosplay gatherings and even tournaments in one convenient blog post. Not sure who some of the guests we’re featuring are? Check out our guest announcement blog!


[PANEL] 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mizokami & I: Creating the World of Yomawari From Scratch @ LPS/403AB

Come and join us for an exclusive panel featuring the upcoming NISA game Yomawari: Night Alone! We have invited Yu Mizokami, Yomawari’s creator, to sit down and talk about the making of the game, Japanese urban legends that inspired the game’s premise, and to elaborate how the art design makes Yomawari as cute as it is scary. Join us for a spooky session of fun, and be sure to stay till the very end for a THRILLING surprise!

[PANEL] 8:15PM – 9:15PM, Defining Doujin and Creating Games for the Touhou Universe @ LP3/LACC 408AB

With Touhou Project video game titles headed to a console for the very first time, the creator of Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, Yuro, and the creator of Touhou Genso Wanderer, JYUNYA, will discuss how they first delved into the Touhou Project universe and explain their experiences with creating and developing their games.

[PANEL] 9:30PM – 10:30PM, One Man, One Universe: ZUN and the creation of the Touhou Universe @ LP3/LACC 408AB

ZUN has created an entire universe…by himself. ZUN is quite the renaissance man, creating a world known as Touhou Project with his company, Team Shanghai Alice, a Japanese doujin game developer specializing in the shoot ‘em up genre. So how does one man manage to be a general producer, game designer, character designer, and a music/sound producer? ZUN himself will discuss how his Touhou Project was created and how it has evolved through the years.


[TOURNAMENT] Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet Tournament @ Tournament Hall

Think you got the best bullet hell moves? Let this tournament put your skills to the test! We are proud to host the Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet Tournament, where your newly honed skills in Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet will be put to the test amongst other competitors! Signups begin June 1st (Friday) at the NIS America Booth (#2605)! First come, first served, so don’t put it off, dood! Three winners will receive an exclusive Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet cloth poster, and the First Place winner will receive the Limited Edition of the game!

[COSPLAY GATHERING] 2:00PM to 3:00PM, Red Moon Day @ Cosplay Gathering Site #4

In the Netherworld, on the night of the Red Moon, Prinnies who have paid for their sins get to reincarnate back into humans. At Anime Expo 2016, we are planning to have a cosplay gathering on Saturday, July 2nd, for this special event! Wear your best Disgaea cosplay or Red Moon Day T-shirt to the event and receive a reward! Remember that on each Red Moon Day, only a few Prinnies actually get to reincarnate, so the rewards may be limited. Be sure to attend the Anime Expo 2016 Red Moon Day gathering and show off your Red Moon Day pride so you can receive your commemorative reward. Be sure to RSVP on the official Facebook event page for the gathering and make some friends before you get there!

[AUTOGRAPH SESSION] 3:30PM - 4:30PM, Yu Mizokami @ Kentia Hall

Come meet the creator of our upcoming survival horror game, Yomawari: Night Alone, and get her autograph!

[AUTOGRAPH SESSION] 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Touhou (ZUN, Yuro & JYUNYA) @ Kentia Hall

Come meet three of the awesome people behind the Touhou universe, and our upcoming Touhou games, Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, and Touhou Genso Wanderer. A magical autograph opportunity like this only comes once in a while, so don’t miss it, dood!

[COSPLAY GATHERING] 5:00PM to 6:00PM, PSYCHO-PASS @ Cosplay Gathering Site #2

What is your Crime Coefficient? How clear is your Hue? Or are you already a latent criminal!? The Sibyl System welcomes you to the PSYCHO-PASS cosplay gathering at Anime Expo 2016! Be sure to RSVP to the official Facebook event page for the gathering and make some friends before you get there!


[COSPLAY GATHERING] 12:00PM-1:00PM, Danganronpa @ Cosplay Gathering Site #4

Are you a fan of Danganronpa? If so, you gotta come to this cosplay gathering! Make friends, take photos, and most of all, have fun! (And who knows, maybe Monokuma is lurking around somewhere…) RSVP to the Facebook event page for the Danganronpa gathering now!

[COSPLAY GATHERING] 3:00PM to 4:00PM, Touhou Project @ Cosplay Gathering Site #4

TOUHOU FANS UNITE! This year, with all the hype around ZUN and our upcoming Touhou titles, nothing is better than a Touhou cosplay gathering where all Touhou fans can get together, make new friends, and take some awesome photos together! RSVP to the Facebook event page for the Touhou gathering now!

[AUTOGRAPH SESSION] 4:30PM - 5:30PM, Touhou Guests (ZUN, Yuro & JYUNYA) @ Kentia Hall

Come meet three of the awesome people behind the Touhou universe, and our upcoming Touhou games, Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, and Touhou Genso Wanderer. A magical autograph opportunity like this only comes once in a while, so don’t miss it, dood!

[AUTOGRAPH SESSION] 5:00PM - 6:00PM Yu Mizokami @ Kentia Hall

Come meet the creator of our upcoming survival horror game, Yomawari: Night Alone, and get her autograph!


[PANEL] 9:45AM – 10:45AM, NISA Upcoming Releases & Community Panel @ LP2/403AB

What are the Prinnies at NIS America up to this time!? If you wanna find out, come and join the Prinny Squad for an exciting panel of fun and games and awesome prizes! Also, we are stoked to bring everyone some news on our upcoming game releases, as well as discussing how JRPGs (like ours, dood!) are continuing to make a big impact in the West. So bring your game on because this will be one helluva panel!

[AUTOGRAPH SESSION] 12:00PM - 1:00PM, Touhou Guests (ZUN, Yuro & JYUNYA) @ Kentia Hall

Come meet three of the awesome people behind the Touhou universe, and our upcoming Touhou games, Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, and Touhou Genso Wanderer. A magical autograph opportunity like this only comes once in a while, so don’t miss it, dood!


We can’t wait to meet you all, dood! See you soon!

Best,
NISA Team

Special Guests at Anime Expo!

6/21/2016



Hey dood!

Anime Expo is around the corner and we hope you are just as stoked as we are! What is Anime Expo without special guests, panels, and signings!? Well, this year, we are excited that some of the awesome talent behind the Touhou Project and Yomawari: Night Alone will be joining us in Los Angeles to give you insight into some of our upcoming titles!

ZUN

Creator of the Touhou Project

ZUN is the founder and sole member of Team Shanghai Alice, and is the designer, programmer, script writer, and composer of the extremely popular Touhou Project series. With more than 15 official entries, the series has become famous for its doujin culture; ZUN allows creative license to the characters and world, which has allowed fans to expand Touhou’s reach into numerous genres beyond its start as a bullet hell game.

Yuro Kyoya

Director of Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, Member of CUBETYPE

Yuro is the director of the highly anticipated shoot ‘em up fighter game Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, and a member of CUBETYPE, the studio behind the title! In this bullet-hell action game, players take on the role of a Touhou girl and face off in one-on-one battles against other characters in a colorful display of deadly bullets and melee attacks. This will be the first time Yuro visits America, and he is very excited to share his thoughts on the Touhou Project, as well as his visions of Touhou titles he anticipates to create in the future!

JYUNYA

Director of Touhou Genso Wanderer, Representative of AQUASTYLE

JYUNYA is the director of Touhou Genso Wanderer and the representative for the development team on this highly anticipated title. This Roguelike RPG features tons of content and highly evolved controls that put you directly in charge of the action! Furthermore, for fans of the Touhou Project, the story sequences feature numerous Touhou characters, which all combine to make this a Touhou game that cannot be missed! Since this will be JYUNYA’s first time in America, be sure to visit this exclusive Touhou panel, so you will not only get to know JYUNYA, but also find out what his thoughts and future plans are for new games!

Yu Mizokami

Director and Lead Designer of Yomawari: Night Alone

Yu Mizokami is the director and lead designer of the isometric survival horror game, Yomawari: Night Alone. She joined Nippon Ichi Software in April of 2013 and was engaged in the development of the company's flagship title, Disgaea 5, and then worked on htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. In 2014, she started her own project, Yomawari: Night Alone, and her game has won wide recognition in Japan. It received first place on the list of Dengeki PlayStation Awards in 2015 for having the best indie-style gameplay that fans loved.

We hope you look forward to meeting our special guests! We’ll also be involved in some gatherings throughout the event. Check back on Friday for more details, as we will update this page for the latest updates and schedule!

We look forward to meeting all of you, dood!

Best,
NISA Team

Anime Expo 2016: Art Show Contest!

5/31/2016


Hey dood!

At this year's Anime Expo, we'll be sponsoring 10 pieces of fan-art to be displayed at the Anime Expo 2016 Art Show. For a chance to have your art displayed, please do the following:

Please note that SPJA has set specific guidelines that every artist must follow:

  • Digital art and prints are not accepted.
  • 3D printed items are not accepted.
  • All art must be family friendly and follow a strict PG guideline. We're using the movie rating system as a guideline.
  • The SPJA reserves the right to refuse any art deemed inappropriate.
  • The SPJA is NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged art displayed at the Art Show.

Before you go willy-nilly creating some art, there are some rules and regulations you must follow to qualify for entry:

But that's not all, dood! During Anime Expo 2016, the attendees will be checking out the NISA Art Show and voting on their favorite piece of art by using the designated hashtag (stylized as "#" for you non-millenials) to vote! Out of the 10 pieces of art displayed at the Art Show, the People's Choice winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to the NISA Online Store!

Phew, that was a lot to explain! But it was all worth it! We're all excited to see your art, so... Best of luck, dood!

Best,
NISA Team

Introducing Red Moon Day!

5/19/2016


NIS America, Inc. proudly introduces....

Red Moon Day!

In the Netherworld, on the night of the Red Moon, Prinnies who have paid for their sins get to reincarnate back into humans.
This is a very important time for all Prinnies, and we want to share this opportunity for reflection with everyone.

This year, Red Moon Day falls upon the date of Saturday, July 2nd, 2016!

Join us for this wonderful occasion, as we celebrate Red Moon Day, dood!

On the NISA Online Store, we are starting a preorder for the Red Moon Day T-shirt for 2016! Check it out now, dood, as we are offering a $5.00 discount on this shirt for a limited time! If preordered, we will ship out your shirt in late June to arrive just in time for Red Moon Day!

At Anime Expo 2016, we are planning to have a cosplay gathering on Saturday, July 2nd, for this special event.
Wear your best Disgaea cosplay or Red Moon T-shirt to the event and receive a reward!
Remember that on each Red Moon Day, only a few Prinnies actually get to reincarnate, so the rewards may be limited. Be sure to attend the Anime Expo 2016 Red Moon Day gathering showing your Red Moon Day pride to receive your commemorative reward.

Unable to make it to the Red Moon Day gathering at Anime Expo? Don't fear, dood, we know a few prinnies out there have really important tasks to do, and may not be able to attend Anime Expo 2016. Join us online by posting on Facebook on July 2nd with your Red Moon Day 2016 T-shirt or showing off a gathering of all your Prinnies around you, and we will be able to reach out to 5 Prinnies who will be reincarnated and receive a commemorative reward! Be sure to use the "#RedMoonDay" to enter!

We welcome you to join us this year, and hope to see you there!

Thanks for your support, dood!