Monday, April 13, 2009

Time Leap - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Originally released as an adult-themed interaction game for Japanese PCs in 2007, Time Leap makes a sanitized and censored jump to the family-friendly Xbox 360 this summer. In the adventure, players interact and find potential romance with a cast that includes a ginger named Ayumu Nagase, Ayumu (a younger version of the past), a brown haired gal named Yuu Hayama, a glasses-wearer named Haruka Kawasumi, young maid Komomo Shinonome, and a waif who goes by Sakura. All preorders will ship with a bonus Sound CD which is being given away in 1:1 ratio.
Reservations are welcome to ship on June 25, 2009 at JPY6800 or US$65.90 from NCS.

Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The Atelier franchise from Gust launched in 1997 with Atelier no Marie and the brand has endured for over a decade. There's been Ateliers named Lilie, Elie, Judie, and more. The latest girl to join the cast is a lassie named Rorona whose look is somewhat reminiscent of Kurarara Hananokouji (aka Clara) from the Power Instinct games. In the game, Rorona plies her alchemy skills to synthesize new and possibly wondrous items.
Early preorders for the regular edition will include a bonus poster book in undecided ratio as of last night. NCS is also accepting preorders for the limited edition which includes a crystal paperweight and the poster book. Preorders ship on June 25, 2009.

Under the Moon: Crescent - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Beelzebub is about to give up the throne and his daughter is due to find love with 'Bub's successor. Players take on the role of Ashe who's a blue-haired spawn of Beelzebub and she's wooed by a pair of twins named Leni and Seiju. Under the Moon: Crescent was originally released for the Japanese PC and the PS2 conversion includes new events, updated CG, and a completely new scenario. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 25, 2009.

Girls Finest Limited Edition Signed Animation Cel - Preorder

From the Publisher
A limited edition cel featuring Poison Ivy, Harley, Batgirl, Livewire
and Supergirl.

Inspired by the classic crossover episode, 'Girls' Nite Out,' from in The New Batman/Superman Adventures animated series, the Girls Finest Animation Cel brings together the super heroines and the femme fatales of DC Comics' animated universe in a striking image. While in the original episode, the heroes and villains never appeared together in a single frame as they do here, for this printing they have been joined together exclusively. Measuring 13 3/4' x 19', each print is hand-signed by series producer Bruce Timm and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited to 350 pieces worldwide. Suitable for framing.

Product Distribution Note
Not available in the European Union, Indonesia and Malaysia (UK OK). Preorders are welcome to ship on or around June 24, 2009 at US$550.90 each. Please note that NCS will package the cel in a double box to ensure safe and secure transit to our customers.

Wolverine Origins Leather Mask - Domestic Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
The Japanese call it cosplay while the Americans bandy terms such as "masquerade," "disguise," "Halloween," and in some circles - "buffoonery." While we wouldn't be so harsh as to use the word "buffoonery," we're more comfortable with the term "tomfoolery" since an individual is basically crazy clowning around when he/she puts on a Wolverine mask. It's unclear who's manufacturing the Wolverine Leather Mask since the preorder information released thus far offers no details other than the description listed below and a suggested retail price of US$160. The material appears to be suede although the "ears" look more like felt. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around June 29, 2009 at US$129.90 from NCS. You have two months to practice your eye glaring, mouth snarling, teeth gnashing face to mimic the model wearing the mask in the product photo.

From the Publisher
Based on the upcoming film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this leather mask lets you be the Canadian mutant with an attitude! This mask features the original color design from Wolverine's first appearance in the comics, a yellow face and blue 'ears.' Perfect for your next costume party, this mask is the best there is at what it does - letting you be Wolverine!

Alex Ross: "Time for a Change" Obama Print - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
Alex Ross renders the current POTUS in the likeness of a certain caped superhero who generally saves the day (every day) in the fair land of Metropolis. If Obama is "Superman" then maybe Geithner is "Jimmy Olsen" and Mrs Obama is "Lois Lane?" Lieberman is sorta like Perry White. Sorta. Preorders for the signed and numbered edition of the "Time for a Change" Obama print are welcome to ship on or around June 24, 2009 at US$28.90.

From the Publisher
Art by Alex Ross
INAUGURATION DAY EDITION - Acclaimed artist Alex Ross has created a fitting tribute, celebrating the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, the United States 44th President on January 20th, 2009. Printed on 80lb galliere art silk print stock, measuring 18' x 24'. Also available as a signed & numbered edition, limited to 2009 pieces, each one hand signed by Alex Ross and individually numbered. Ready for framing.

General Updates

TOYS SR Senjou no Valkyria Figure Collection 2
All preorders for the "Valkyria Swimsuit" gashapon sets are shipping today. Our supplier shipped the toys out of Japan on Friday of last week and they arrived a little after 11:00AM EST this morning. NCS is assembling the toys in complete sets of five figures at the price of US$28.90. Please note that the toys are sold out as of this morning but we'll post an update later this week if additional supplies are available. We may or may not post a photo gallery tomorrow since we're not sure if we'll be able to keep a set for our own collection from today's shipment. Gotta fill those preorders first...
ETC Turtle Egg for Easter
One of the large red-eared slider turtles that we keep on the premises laid an egg over the weekend. She had been scratching around and kicking her legs for a few days prior to the event and the fruit of her labor finally showed up on Saturday. A photo may be viewed here. We've isolated the egg and we'll see if it hatches in the next 60-90 days. What the photo doesn't show is the enclosure that we placed on top of it to maintain moisture in the soil.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday-Friday


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete


FFVII Advent Children Complete First Print LE


NDS Hokkaidou Hatsu!!


Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II


Ojyaberi Oumu



Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Cloud Black Bundle



Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable


Remember 11: The Age of Infinity CyberFront


Deca Sporta 2 Wii de Sports "10" Shyumoku


USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tuesday-Thursday

NDS C.O.R.E. Graffiti

The Dark Spire Atlus

Dokapon Journey Atlus
PS2 Guitar Hero Metallica Activision


Escape the Museum


Samurai Shodown Anthology SNK

ASCII Pad V2 Pearl White Controller - Clearance

NCS Sale Offering: April 13, 2009
Original Release in Japan: February 26, 1998

New and factory bagged ASCII Pad V2 Pearl White Controller which NCS originally imported for the original Playstation over eleven years ago. Bet you've never seen a controller sold in a plastic bag before. Well, now you have. Although ASCII generally packaged their joypads in cardboard boxes or plastic retainers, they did ship a limited number of pads that were inserted into thick plastic baggies with a sliding enclosure on top.

The ASCII Pad V2 features turbo-fire toggle switches located on the top center of the pad, an Auto-Fire option, and a design that apes Sony's original Dual Shock design. The control pad is a solid disc with raised directional ridges which we prefer over the "rift-pad" design found on Sony's Dual Shock. As an added bonus for buyers, ASCII includes a miniature ASCII Pad V2 strap inside the packaging. «Photo Gallery»

Sale Offering:
Pricing is set at US$20.90 per
ASCII Pad V2 Pearl White Controller. If you reside in the USA, you may select USPS Media Mail shipping on our shop which is about $2.50. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at a cost of approximately US$10 to most destinations in Europe, Australia, and Asia.