In addition to their release of Wagnaria!!2 earlier today, Nippon Ichi Software America have also released four new standard edition anime releases via their online store and select anime retail outlets across North America.
Have the premium edition releases of Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 1-2 OR kimi ni todoke – From Me to You- Volumes 1-3 been out of your price range? The anime publisher has confirmed the following sets are now available for purchase:
- Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 1 & 2 Standard Edition
- kimi no todoke -From Me to You- Volume 1 Standard Edition
- kimi no todoke -From Me to You- Volume 2 Standard Edition
- kimi no todoke -From Me to You- Volume 3 Standard Edition
Unlike the nicer and pricier premium edition releases, each of these collections come in a simple DVD cover with a small episode buide booklet to go alongside with them. All on-disc content however will remain the same as the original releases.
Natsume’s Book of Friends
Natsume has always been an outcast because he inherited his grandmother Reiko’s ability to see yokai (strange beings that are invisible to most people). After moving to his grandmother’s hometown and accidentally releasing a yokai who was imprisoned in a Lucky Cat statue, he learns about one of his grandmother’s keepsakes, her “Book of Friends,” which contains the names of the yokai she defeated, and allows its wielder to command the yokai named within. Since then, his life has gotten much more hectic, and yokai now visit him on a daily basis, seeking to either get their names back or take possession of the Book of Friends.
kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-
Sawako Kuronuma has had a difficult time fitting in. Some say it’s her jet black hair, others say it’s her hushed manner of speaking, while still others claim it is due to her name’s similarity to Sadako, a character from a popular Japanese horror series. On her first day of high school, Sawako meets the one boy who treats her like a normal girl – Shota Kazehaya. Through his selfless aid, Sawako slowly learns to come out of her shell and even begins to make friends for the first time in her life.