Los Angeles, Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bishoujo game localization company JAST USA today announced a new licensing partnership with Japanese multimedia entertainment producer, Nitroplus Co., Ltd., to produce English localized versions of Nitroplus game software.

JAST USA President Peter Payne announced the deal at the 2009 Anime Expo bishoujo games industry content panel along with details of the first of several Nitroplus games to be released in English, Zanma Taisei Demonbane (release title pending).

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Digital Download Of Da Capo in English Available Worldwide Exclusively At MangaGamer

Renowned Bishoujo Game Available Today via Digital Download

January 23, 2009. is pleased to announce the digital release of Da Capo, the signature title of Circus. In this traditional adventure game, the player plays the role of Junichi Asakura, a 3rd year student at Kazami Academy on Hatsune Island where cherry blossoms are in bloom all year long. In such mystical island, Junichi spends his Spring school life with many girls such as his kind stepsister, Nemu Asakura, school idol Kotori Shirakawa, and his clingy childhood friend, Sakura Yoshino.

Da Capo will be available in English for the first time since its initial release in 2002.

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DLSite offers Blade Engine – Visual Novel Construction Kit for FREE

HERNDON, VA – January 9, 2009 –, an on-demand website that provide a diverse array of Doujin items such as Doujinshi, CG collection, game, novel, music, and utility tool via online is now giving away Blade Engine Pro for FREEE. Blade Engine is a tool to create Japanese style story-telling adventure game. The first 20 Circles which register a new product, will receive Blade Engine for FREE!

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San Diego, California, Tuesday, December 9, 2008

JAST USA announces that Princess Waltz, its new PC dating-sim/card battle game for adults, has shipped and is available on PC DVD-ROM as well as Internet Download Edition. Princess Waltz is one of the most popular adult anime-style PC games to be released in recent years in Japan, and it features high quality graphics, a compelling fantasy storyline w/innovative card battle action, and a degree of erotic and emotional intensity that only Japan's love-simulation games can bring.

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Episodes Of Two Of The Hottest Animated Series To Sweep North America Are Now Available For Download-To-Own From Leading Entertainment, Gaming And Social Networking Outlet

San Francisco, CA, November 11, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the availability of the hit animated action series BLEACH and DEATH NOTE (both Uncut and English dubbed) on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment console from Microsoft. Fans in the U.S. will now have the ability to watch these episodes on a Download-To-Own (DTO) basis through Xbox LIVE for 160 Microsoft Points per episode.

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Canned Dogs is reporting that Type-Moon's latest projects have been leaked. The new projects include a remake of Tsukihime, as well as a new game called Girl's Work":

Pictures have leaked from the upcoming Type-moon Ace magazine which is supposed to be released on the 21st revealing that Tsukihime is going to get a remake and yet another upcoming Type-moon game called Girl's Work.

Rome, March 12th 2008 - The TAB Manga

Digital video is proud to announce the release of a new software belonging the TAB product family: the TAB Manga, a software designed to create mangas and animations from start to finish.

With the TAB Manga it is possible to draw characters and backgrounds, and use them to compose mangas -- by arranging panels and text balloons -- and animations -- by creating drawing sequences and moving elements around.

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Tokyopop has launched a "I-Manga Music Video Mash Up Contest," which asks its participant to remix scenes from two of Tokyopop's more popular manga into music videos.

The winning video will receive an Apple Video iPod packed with Tokyopop music and all of the i-manga webisodes, as well as being featured on the TOKYOPOP TV YouTube page. The contest ends March 23rd, rules can be found here.

San Diego, California, Thursday, March 13, 2008

JAST USA affiliate brand G-Collections, the leading publisher of Japanese PC dating sim games in English, today announced the golden master status of LIGHTNING WARRIOR RAIDY, the first 3D fantasy role playing game system for adults.

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From Tech-On! comes an interview (Part 1, Part 2) with Tadashi Fukuda, president of Kadokawa Digix Inc., a Kadokawa group company, who talks about the recent deal between Kadokawa Group Holdings Inc. and YouTube/Google which might eventually allow users to upload Kadokawa's official contents to Youtube:

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