Friday, May 29, 2009

Juicy Honey Rookie Edition 2009 - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» A new trio of rookies are inducted into the Juicy Honey major leagues this spring with Mint's new Juicy Honey Rookie 2009 collection. The new girls featured are as follows (from the left and moving right):

» Sakura Cocomi - New S1 JAV idol (DOB: 12/18/88)
» Miri Yaguchi - Pixie-ish JAV actress with a yen for tennis (DOB: 10/30/89)
» Saori Hara - New SOD idol who's 3/4 Japanese and 1/4 German

Saori was a popular gravure model before her recent JAV debut (Saori Hara - Miracle AV Debut SOD Star) in early 2009 and we're guessing she'll garner a sizable fan base over the course of the next year or so. Sakura made her debut in November 2008 in a movie which included a scene where she played a nurse and Miri debuted in a movie titled First Flower Hatsuhana Cutie Student which was released in February. All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome to ship today. «Shots»

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - New Import, Restock Soon

«©NCSX» Organization XIII is full of Nobodies. Not just any average nobody that trudges or scurries across the Earth however. These Nobodies are a group of powerful beings who literally have no hearts and cause major problems for the Disney/Square heroes of Kingdom Hearts. In the new Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days game, producer Tetsuya Nomura tells the story of Roxas' work experience with Organization XIII and his eventual "self awakening" which leads him to quit the group. A fourteenth Nobody named Xion is introduced in 358/2 who's shown sitting with Roxas and Axel in one of the previews on Square's official 358/2 site. She's a blue-eyed girl with shabby black hair and a piercing sadness about her.
KH358/2 is a 3D action-adventure where Roxas battles enemies in fast and fluid motion while interaction sequences move the story along.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Protect Case - New Import

«©NCSX» Back in March of this year, NCS started preorders for a special limited edition Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Nintendo DSi which featured a Vuitton'esque design scheme but reservations closed fairly quickly. For gamers who missed out on the Vuitton'esque NDSi but nonetheless desire a Kingdom Hearts design themed NDSi, there's always the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Protect Case DSi. The special case from Hori wraps any Nintendo DSi handheld in a protective shell which features black and white illustrations of the three heroes in the game - Roxas, Axel, and Xion. To the right of their portraits, the Disney, Square Enix, and Kingdom Hearts logos are etched. A cutout located on the lower right corner of the shell allows the NDSi's top camera to peek through and take photos.
Split Shipment Alert: Please note that a partial shipment of the Protect Case arrived today but the remainder should arrive by early next week.

Gyakuten Kenji e-Capcom Limited Edition - New Import

«©NCSX» The e-Capcom exclusive edition of Gyakuten Kenji includes a bounty of bonuses for fans of the Gyakuten series to appreciate. The extras in the special edition are as follows:

1) Gyakuten Meets Orchestra 2008
2) Gyakuten Meets Orchestra Mini CD which contains 5 tracks
3) Character Artwork Booklet
4) Gyakuten Kenji Cards and Card Case
5) Memories of Gyakuten Trailers DVD

All preorders will be shipping today and new orders are welcome.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu SOS Coll. - New, In Stock

«©NCSX» The Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu LE package includes a bonus Nintendo DS Lite pouch, a special Haruhi Choro Q Mazda RX-7 toy car, a card storage sleeve, postcards, and a sheet of SOS Brigade character stickers.

Drama. Haruhi would be lost without it since she craves drama like the sand craves the surf. Haruhi even wants drama when attending summer school and she recruits the members of the SOS-Brigade to help her uncover the "Seven Mysterious Secrets" of North High School.

Sega presents an original storyline set in the Suzumiya Haruhi Universe which takes place inside the confines of North H.S. The game starts innocently enough with an SD version of Kyon setting things in motion with news of the "Mysterious Secrets" followed by Haruhi's steadfast determination to ferret them out. A lengthy introductory sequence sets up the story in visual novel style but eventually gives way to a point and click action game where Kyon is moved and controlled around the school. By interacting with the student body as well as fellow members of the SOS-Dan, Kyon and friends uncover the mysteries of their school.

Skip Beat! Limited Edition - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» In the Skip Beat! manga serial, male readers learned that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is an adage that should be heeded. As the story goes, Kyoko Mogami is a young woman who has feeling towards a lad named Sho Fuwa and things seem hunky-dory. When she finds out that he's just using her as a stepping stone on his way to becoming a top pop idol, Kyoko loses it. She's so angry that she resolves to also become a pop idol and beat Sho at his own game. Whether or not she has any talent is immaterial. A woman has been scorned and the person who did the scorning must pay.

(цак)Genterprise adapts the Skip Beat manga for the Playstation 2 with an interactive adventure game which features an original scenario that was written especially for the game. Two new characters who were not in the animated series also appear in the adventure. The voice actors from the television serial were also hired to provide the voices in the game.

The limited edition of Skip Beat includes an Original Soundtrack CD and an Original Strap which are only available in this bundle. The two items won't be sold in any other capacity in the Japanese marketplace.

Utawareru Mono Portable - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Originally released on the PC in 2002 by Leaf and on the PS2 in 2006, Utawareru Mono makes the jaunt to the PSP this year. The PSP conversion is based on the PS2 game which features full voice acting, an updated battle system, a new character, and new visual events.

The storyline centers around a series of wars set in ancient times and the ascension of a hero named Hakuoro. As the story begins, two young sisters named Eruru and Aruru are foraging in the forest when they stumble across a wounded young man who is wearing a mask. The siblings decide to bring him back to their village. With the help of their grandmother Tusukuru, the family eventually nurses him back to health. From humble beginnings, Hakuoro eventually leads a rebellion against the oppressive emperor of the land and becomes the king of a new country that he names Tusukuru, after the grandma and village elder who took care of him.

Once on the throne, Hakuoro soon learns that running a country is hard work and wars are inevitable. As his renown grows, he attracts like-minded peoples and supporters from surrounding countries who join the kingdom of Tusukuru's sphere of influence. Utaware Rumono mixes interactive sequences with tactical battles which be familiar to anyone who's played a strategy-RPG such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, or Makai Kingdom. An introductory training tutorial is narrated by Eruru and a sometimes sleepy Aruru which teaches players the rudimentary basics of control and fighting in the game along with elemental alignments.

Agarest Senki [Compile Heart Selection] - New, In Stock

«©NCSX» In a world known as Agarest, five continents hold sway over the lineage of a family which spans five generations. The game starts off with an aristocrat-cum-knight named Leonhardt who's decked with feathered hair and wears a crisp military uniform with white Versace overcoat. Leonhardt has been assigned to a guard post but deserts the military life after much disenchantment with war. In the process of going AWOL, he's mortally wounded by a conspiracy of events but he's given a second chance at life by a deity named Dishana. In exchange for his services, Leon is revived and made into a Soul Container which allows him to live a normal life and sire offspring with one of three possible maidens to continue his bloodline.

Agarest Senki mixes interaction with tactical turn-based battles where Leonhardt hunkers down to strategize on skirmishes and then develops a relationship with a girl. After Leonhardt's chapter is over, his son Radius takes over the family business and woos a bride to continue the bloodline... and so on and so forth for a total of five generations.

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1068 - Annual Subscriptions Only

«©NCSX» Games and events afforded coverage in Weekly Famitsu 1068:

» Preview for Ninokuni: The Another World from Level-5 which looks like a cartoon come to life on the Nintendo DS. The cast of characters is introduced and the back story is fleshed out.
» Famitsu scoops Danboru Senki which is headed to the PSP from Level-5.
» The Review Crew ranks NDS Gyakuten Kenji (9/9/8/8), NDS Tactics Layer Ritelina (7/7/7/7), NDS Claymore (5/6/5/5), NDS Witch Tale (7/6/6/6), PSP Yuusha 30 (8/9/8/8), PS3 Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (8/8/7/7), and NDS Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (9/9/9/9).
» Mini play guide for Wii Takt of Magic which was released last week.
» NDS Gyakuten Kenji article which includes a character relationship chart and a look back at the earlier games in the series.
» This week's Pick Up Food section focuses on sandwiches from Subway, a strangely plastic-looking burger from MOS Burger, the Bacon Potato Pie from McDonalds, and pomme frites from Lotteria.
» Smash Girls checks out Tomita Maho and her recent Crimson Star CD.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DSi - Shortage Update

«©NCSX» Vendors in Japan aren't able to supply the special Kingdom Hearts DSi but we've sent an update to our customers earlier this morning. They may be able to purchase the units for us from retail shops in an arrangement that's similar to the Death Smiles LE debacle. However, even
at higher prices, we're not sure if they'll be able to get enough to fill our original request due to the high demand for this particular DSi. If you submitted a preorder for the Kingdom Hearts DSi, please check your inbox for an email notification.