Aniplex of America to Release NISEKOI on Blu-ray
Fan-Favorite Romantic Comedy Series from Anime Studio SHAFT to be Released on Blu-ray this Fall!
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Official Site: nisekoi.jp (Japan), NisekoiUSA.com (US)
Special Thanks to Joanna Metoki
Anime fans can look forward to more than a delicious turkey dinner this Thanksgiving as Aniplex of America, Inc. announced at their industry panel at OTAKON (Baltimore, MD) their plans to release NISEKOI (ニセコイ, 2014) on Blu-ray. This highly-popular title will be released in four consecutive sets to be available in the U.S., Canada, Central and South Americas starting on November 25th. Pre-orders are now available on the official website. The release dates and details of Volumes 2-4 will be announced at a later date.
Originally a popular manga series serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, Nisekoi is a romantic comedy series written by author Naoshi Komi. The anime series of NISEKOI is produced by SHAFT, the same studio that brought fans many critically- acclaimed titles including the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA series and also the MONOGATARI franchise. Fans of the original manga will be delighted to find the anime series has elegantly incorporated the mood of the manga with unique animation styles to bring each character to life.
The story follows the life of an average high school student, Raku Ichijo, who is the heir to a Yakuza family and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of the rival gang leader. Up to this point, the story may allude to a famous Shakespearean play, but Raku and Chitoge are far from the star-crossed lovers. Without their prior consent, their families force Raku and Chitoge to become fake lovers in order to bring peace between the two rival families. Much hilarity ensues when Raku and Chitoge, who are both amateurs when it comes to relationships with the opposite sex, is made to uphold this fake relationship through any means in front of their school peers. That also meant that Raku had to give up his feelings for his classmate Kosaki Onodera, or finding his one true love from his past.
The NISEKOI Blu-ray: Volume 1 will feature the first 5 episodes with the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. The bonuses will feature the textless opening, textless ending (Chitoge Version), textless ending (Kosaki Version), a deluxe poster, and the collectible ending cardpin-ups all included in the box featuring art by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Designer/Chief Animation Director).
NISEKOI Blu-ray: Volume 1
Street Date: November 25, 2014
SKU #: AOA-5301
• Spoken Language: Japanese
• Subtitles: English
• Episodes: 1-5
• Number of Discs: 1
• Total Run Time: Approx. 125 min.
• Rating: 13 UP
• Textless Opening
• Textless Ending (Chotoge Version)
• Textless Ending (Kosaki Version)
Bonus Materials & Special Package
• Collectible Ending Card Pin-ups
• Deluxe Poster and Box Illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Designer/Chief Animation Director)
*Bonus contents subject to change.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.