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NIS America Licenses Natsume Yuujinchou

by Florete
Dec 30, 2011 3:58 PM | 46 Comments
According to their official press release, NIS America has licensed all four seasons of Natsume Yuujinchou.

The format and date for the series' release has not yet been announced.

Source: NIS America press release

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No, but it won't be until early 2013. NISA said they are done with their 2012 solicitations at Otakon.

Aug 30, 2012 1:56 PM by Midvalley

I'm really glad NIS picked it up. No dub is a perk for me. (No chance of the the series being butchered, wewt!) It'll be nice to finally be able to get my hands on the anime! <3 As well as support the industry a little.

Is there an estimated release date for seasons 3 and 4 yet?

Aug 22, 2012 8:12 PM by isikaru

I'm waiting to see if NIS offers a pre-order bonus on their site before deciding if I want to order from them or RightStuf.

The price difference is a bit but, I'm a sucker for bonuses.

Jul 3, 2012 7:36 AM by DeWinter

Just bought this, heck yeah! I have to say it being $52 is not too bad for what they're offering. It's too bad it's not a Blu-ray release, though.

Jul 2, 2012 1:07 AM by Sakarii

Looks like it's a DVD only release.

Also looks like the Premium Edition will be the first two seasons in one box, with goodies.

For like 70 Dollars.

Jun 30, 2012 7:11 PM by DeWinter

Aw. Thanks so much NIS for picking this show up! I've been wanting a dvd/blu-ray release of it SO bad and I was begging Funi to pick it up but well, Funi's choices are just so bleh. And I love the box designs that NIS do. They're very nice. PLUS, Natsume Yuujinchou is one of my favorite animes.

I'm going to collect them all so I'm excited :D I've never bought from NIS before but I was wondering if they'd be releasing only the DVD? I want Blu-ray release.

Jun 15, 2012 12:36 PM by momomilk

I want to buy this so much!! I hate dubs so... thank god there's going to be none.

Mar 31, 2012 12:43 PM by EdenBaggins

Natsume Yuujinchou is one of my favorite anime by far =) I am so glad that NIS picked it up, but it would have been nice to have a dub with it...but i'm not gonna complain about this one! If it comes in that awesome premium packaging, I am so getting it!! ^_^

Mar 27, 2012 11:29 PM by xKiYoMiNaTiONx

Ekvi said:
Great job NIS, finally something I actually want to buy :]

Same feeling I have. Too many average licenses these days and not enough treasures like this. Can't wait! Thanks, NISA!

Mar 13, 2012 2:11 PM by Midvalley

What took so long?
It has amazed me for years why a good quality, popular anime failed to get aknowledged by the West.
Can't wait until this lot is avaliable. :)

Anyway, I hope this firm doesn't have any form of influence on this series.

Jan 4, 2012 3:38 PM by Queen_Stars

Great job NIS, finally something I actually want to buy :]

Jan 3, 2012 8:14 PM by Ekvi

This was one of the anime top of my list that I wanted to be licensed! This is super awesome news!

Jan 3, 2012 1:41 PM by lostty

Redfoxoffire said:
nextday said:
Roloko said:
DraconisMarch said:
nextday said:
Seems like NIS is like the only good NA licensor left nowadays. They have the best boxes too.
not sure if srs.

I hope not. Sentai, Funi, and Bandai are waaay better imo.

NIS's subs are shit I seen their subs of Working!! on CR and the subs for half the series flash off the screen as soon as the character starts a sentence. If you are going to release subbed only series for the love of god please do it right. If it were not for the preinum boxsets people probably would just turn the other way and import or continue to download BD quality fansubs from the net.

What I mean is that they actually license good, quality shows. Now that you mention it, Bandai is still pretty good too.

Sentai just seems to be licensing everything lately, regardless of quality. Funimation grabs some good stuff, but they also license a lot of harems and other unwanted shows.

Aniplex of America gets good stuff too, but I hate them due to their outrageous pricing.

I'd think licensing the good + bad is better than licensing just the good, at least for us. After all, someone obviously wants their harem if they keep coming.

But yeah, I'd sooner judge licensing companies by the quality of their release than what they actually license. Companies like Sentai and FUNimation pretty much make their living with DVD and Blu-ray sales of the anime they license, so their releases are more likely to be simple, especially when they also dub all (FUNi) or a lot (Sentai) of what they release. Companies like NIS America, Aniplex of America, and Right Stuf mostly license either niche stuff like Aria the Animation/Natural/Origination or the random big sellers like Madoka and are more likely to have sub-only releases but with more high-quality boxsets and extras. NIS America is one I've never bought from, though, so I can't judge the quality of their release.
I don't care if they license both good AND bad shit as long as the good's still coming.

My only problem with FUNimation is them only licensing the first season of an anime and not touching the rest. (Higurashi and Hell Girl namely. >.>)

Jan 3, 2012 4:04 AM by DraconisMarch

I'll be sure to check this one out. ;D

Jan 3, 2012 12:58 AM by soulless4now

Omg, omg, omg, super excited!
I don't even care if I have no money, I am buying thisss.
And all four seasons too? Yesssss.

Jan 2, 2012 10:17 PM by Fenrin

Hurray! I'm so glad to be able to support the creators of this marvelous series. Hopefully they will do a good job bringing it over.

Jan 2, 2012 4:14 PM by otakureese

windy said:
lol fuck i am poor

Dec 31, 2011 3:44 PM by Mormegil

8D Sweeeeet~!

it's about time.

Dec 31, 2011 2:31 PM by Katsuki

Awesome news~! :D
I've been waiting for someone to actually pick this us, and it had to be NISA, which has beautiful packaging. Hopefully it's a DVD/BD combo pack so that I can enjoy this show in all its HD-goodness, if not, then I'm still buying this since I love the series.
I expect to see some serious eye-candy with these boxes >:3

Dec 31, 2011 12:09 PM by c0de_da1sy

nice to see that they have such a good taste cause it's a really nice and interesting anime. I can't wait to watch the 4th season too

Dec 31, 2011 9:04 AM by Mr_Gutts