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Katanagatari, Arakawa Under The Bridge Get NIS America License With DVD/BD Combo Premium Sets Planned

Both sets are planned for a July 2011 release

By Chris Beveridge     April 15, 2011


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NIS America has made two new licensing announcements today and they've also made their first foray into Blu-ray known with them. Planned for a July 2011 release, they have premium edition releases planned for Katanagatari and Arakawa Under the Bridge, both of which will be Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases.

Arakawa Under the Bridge 
Volume 1 Premium Edition


  • Release Date: July 2011
  • Genre: Comedy, Slice of life
  • Age Rating: Teen
  • 2 DVD, 2 Blu-ray disc set
  • Total of 13 episodes
  • Approximately 25 min/episode
  • Features original Japanese voice acting
  • English subtitles
  • Bonus Content: Audio commentary by voice actors, Clean Opening and Ending
  • Premium box with bonus item: 30+ page, full color, hardcover art book (approx. 11" x 7")
    Art book features character art, description

Story Introduction

The stage is set on the banks of the Arakawa River.

A self-proclaimed "winner at life," Ko Ichinomiya (aka Rec) finds his fate suddenly entangled with a self-proclaimed "Venusian citizen," the beautiful and oddly homeless Nino.

The love story between these two youngsters is often humorous, sometimes bittersweet, and always on the edge of insanity.

This surreal comedy depicts the exciting lives of these two and all the other maniacal residents of Arakawa under the bridge.

Katanagatari Volume 1 Premium Edition

  • Release Date: July 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical, Romance
  • Age Rating: Teen
  • 2 DVD, 2 Blu-ray disc set
  • Total of 6 episodes
  • Approximately 50 min/episode
  • Features original Japanese voice acting
  • English subtitles
  • Bonus Content: Clean Opening and Ending
  • Premium box with bonus item: 30+ page, full color, hardcover art book (approx. 11" x 7")
    Art book includes character art and descriptions, detailed episode synopses, opening and ending theme lyrics, and a Katanagatari series glossary!

Story Introduction

Legend has it the unrivaled blacksmith Shikizaki Kiki's masterpieces, the 12 Klesha Bringers, led the Sengoku Period of Japan. The "Land of the Rising Sun" was unified as one nation under one man.

However, this man, the Old Shogun, feared a rebellion and enacted the notorious policy known as Katana Hunting, where 988 of the 1,000 katanas Shikizaki forged were collected. Despite the policy, 12 of his true mastercrafts were left uncollected. The other 988 were merely experiments created for the sake of perfecting these 12. These 12 final katanas are known as Klesha Bringers.

The 7th generation master of the sword art Kyoto Ryu, Yasuri Shichika, and his older sister Nanami live on the isolated Fusho Island. One day, a female Shogunate official dispatched to collect the Klesha Bringers, Togame, pays a visit to this island...


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mudduck454 4/15/2011 6:00:04 PM

WOW...... NIS America is getting into blu-rays this fast, and with a funny show to boot, sign me up for a preorder...........

u_nick 4/15/2011 6:53:15 PM

Will preorder both as soon as I possibly can. Two of the best shows to come out over the past couple years. Couldnt be happier with this news. And Blu-ray to boot? NIS has totally won my heart with this latest news.

Animeace 4/15/2011 7:25:16 PM

 Was really looking forward to Arakawa Under The Bridge but  not dubbed not buying. Might as well watch it online.

MikeX10A 5/13/2011 7:32:39 PM

I hope they find a new DVD authoring company. They've had a very bad track record with disc quality so far.

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