Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NDS Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!! - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sanrio licenses Hello Kitty's image to Dorasu for a new "Breakout" game where a paddle is maneuvered on the bottom of the screen to bat a ball at bricks overhead. Although the Hello Kitty license probably cost a pretty penny, the main actors in the game are 10 cookie-cutter girl characters illustrated by Okama who look like they'd fit right into any anime drama-comedy show. The girls wear Hello Kitty buttons, hats, and other paraphernalia which is as suitable a use of the Hello Kitty license as any. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 15, 2010 at JPY4000 or US$43.90 from NCS.

NDS Suki desu Suzuki-kun!! 4Ninno Suzuki-kun - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The popular manga Suki desu Suzuki-kun!! (I Love Suzuki!!) follows the lives, loves, and experiences of four junior high school students who attend Minami Junior High School. The eldest son in the Suzuki household is named Hikaru and his childhood friend is a girl named Chihiru Itou who has sass and spunk. One of their classmates is a scion named Shinobu Suzuki who shares the same last named as Hikaru but none of his wealth. The fourth member of their little group is a girl named Sayaka Hoshino who's shy, wears glasses, and has a knack for acting. They form a love quartet over the course of the manga.

Suki desu Suzuki-kun!! game features the cast of characters from the manga and adds two more Suzuki-surnamed boys to the cast - Mitiru Suzuki and Hiroshi Shoji Suzuki - who add drama and twists to the interactive adventure. Mini-games are also scattered throughout the game which require touch-pen twiddling motion. Preorders are welcome for a regular edition of the game which includes a postcard set in 1:1 ratio and a limited edition which is packed with an original Drama CD and the postcard set. Reservations will ship on July 29, 2010.

PSP Nise no Chigiri - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A young girl from the modern day finds herself teleported to the warring states period of Japanese history where attractive men with feminine facial features flock to her like pigeons to hot dog bread. It's around the time of the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima circa 1561 when Takeda Shingen was attacked by a massive army of 18,000 soldiers assembled by Uesugi Kenshin. Nise no Chigiri falls into the Otomate game genre which is targeted at girls because the objects of in-game love are attractive feather-haired boys. By interacting with the guys and occasionally making choices, the heroine of Nise no Chigiri finds love and companionship with young men who are caught up in the war.

Preorders are welcome for a regular edition of Nise no Chigiri which includes a bonus Drama CD (voice acting episode) that is being given away in 1:1 ration. NCS is also accepting reservations for a limited edition of the game which is bundled with an illustrations booklet filled with paintings.

PS2 Natsuzora no Monologue - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In a small village near the sea, a lad named Aoi Ogawa lives in relative obscurity. Every day seems like the same old routine until an event one fateful day changes everything. The date is July 29 and Aoi and friends find themselves caught in a time loop where the same day and events repeat themselves ad infinitum. Can Aoi break free from the loop and get on with his life? Reservations are welcome for a Regular Edition of the game along with a Limited Edition which includes an illustrations booklet.

TOYS Portrait Of Pirates Strong Edition Nami Ending Ver - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the One Piece Strong World movie, Nami gets kidnapped by Gold Lion Shiki and Luffy endeavors to rescue her. Shiki's blowing up towns in East Blue, feeding animals a plant-based serum called "SIQ" to transform them into monsters, and is making a nuisance of himself. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates confront Shiki in memorable encounters filled with visual fireworks and screeching voice acting. In the movie, Namie may be seen wearing a black and white striped bikini, a gratuitous white top, and the white number that's draped over the upcoming "Nami Ending Version" POP figure that's being released this summer. Towards the end of the movie when things have simmered down and a misunderstanding with Luffy has been settled, Nami relaxes with a casual outfit that seems to accentuate and contort her bosom. POP Nami measures 21cm (8.27") tall.
Preorders for the Nami Ending Version figure are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2010 at JPY5300 or US$65.90 from NCS.

TOYS Portrait Of Pirates Strong Edition Roronoa Zoro Ver. 2

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Zoro's already had a "Strong World Edition" toy sculpted in his honor that one's not enough for the greatest sword handler the world has ever known. That's why Megahouse is preparing to release a second Roronoa Zoro figure which depicts him as a mafioso in a sleek shiny jacket and skinny black pants. When the Straw Hat Pirates face Gold Lion Shiki for a second time in the Strong World movie, they're all dressed like a crew of mafiosi and arrive armed to the nines.
The Zoro Version 2 figure measures 23cm or 9.06" in height and is packaged with three sword and scabbard accessories. All three swords may be wield by Zoro at once - two in his hands and the third between his clenched teeth. A gun accessory and an extra head for holding the sword are also included. Preorders are welcome to ship in late September 2010 at JPY6000 or US$75.90 from NCS.

NEWS General Updates

TOYS R-Type Madou Gokin RWF-9A Arrow Head
Our shipments of the R-Type Arrowhead toys are shipping out later this week and we expect to receive them within the next 10-15 days. All preorders will be dispatched on the day that the toys arrive. One of our vendors is "hoarding" a few factory cases in what we'd consider a wayward investment; restock for the the Arrowhead should be available if the need arises after the initial shipment lands.
X360 Senko no Ronde DUO - Might be early
One of our early-bird distributors in Japan may be shipping the regular and limited editions of Senko no Ronde DUO on Friday of this week. It's not confirmed yet but if they are able to ship on Friday, we'll receive the game on Monday or Tuesday of next week. We'll post another update on Friday if they are able to ship the game early.