NIS America, the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software game company, has announced its plans to release Japanese anime titles to North America beginning mid 2010. As an entertainment publisher NIS America has focused on releasing video games; however, with the growing demand for Japanese pop culture, NIS America will provide quality anime contents along side with video games. Initially a selected number of titles will be released on a scheduled basis and will expand its offerings over time. Like its video game offerings, anime titles will be available with collector’s items.
Toradora! will be its first anime license for North America. The company will also release Pandora Hearts, Persona -trinity soul-, and Our Home’s Fox Deity (Wagaya no Oinarisama). NIS America will make collector’s items available for its anime releases. Release dates and pricing have not yet been announced.