Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shinreigari 神霊狩 Ghost Hound DS - Import Preorder

In the early goings of Shirow Masamune's Ghost Hound, a lad named Nakajima Masayuki gathers together two more lads named Komori Tarou and Ogami Makoto for a trip to a hospital underneath a dam. Eleven years ago, Komori and his sister were kidnapped and held for ransom at the hospital.
When the trio reach their destination inside the hospital, Komori has visions of his lifeless sister's body and starts heaving. The other two boys also start breathing hard. Far away, a shrine maiden named Miyako mimics their heavy huffing. In the next instance, the souls of all three boys have left their bodies and stand around in wonderment. In their discarnate form, they're able to see other spirits and explore the "Unseen World."
The upcoming Nintendo DS game 神霊狩
Ghost Hound DS is an interactive adventure which follows the events of the animated series and views the story from the perspective of the three boys. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 31, 2008 at JPY5800 or US$53.80 from NCS.

Koma-Neko DS - Import Preorder

Hello Kitty? Domokun? Fuggedaboutit. The new day is all about Koma-Neko which is a brown cat who sews, takes photographs, and creates stop-motion movies. The kitty-cat's creator is Tsuneo Goda who won an award at a French film festival for his work on the Koma Neko short film. Since that time, Koma-Neko has been making the merchandising rounds and this summer, her new Nintendo DS game reaches market. Players will get to engage in mini-games that involve Koma-Neko's vices and vocations. Preorders are welcome to ship in July 24, 2008.

Kabuto X Kuwagata - Import Preorder

Kids in Japan can buy Kuwagata Beetles (Stag Beetles) in pet shops for the equivalent of US$15-US$250 depending on their size and species. Along with the beetle, the pet shop also peddles a beetle homes, substrate, food, and breeding tools. It's a cottage industry without equal anywhere else in the world. For beetle fans outside of Japan, Kabaya offers the Kabuto X Kuwagata PVC trading figures which pit ten pairs of beetles against each other on their respective 11cm logs. Preorders are welcome to ship in late June 2008 at US$29.90 per box of 10.

Shutokou Battle 2 - Clearance

Night. Two cars. The expanse of the Shuto Expressway stretches before you. There's not enough room across the highway for two rocket racers so your job is to knock the other runner out. Muscle ahead to gain spirit points but take care not to lag behind lest ye be slapped with a bout of sapped spirit. As rivals are beaten, new rivals rise up who pose a new challenge. In our opinion, one of the best Dreamcast racing games.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of the Shutokou Battle 2
is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$22.90 per copy which includes free shipping by UPS Ground within the U.S.