The following is a press release from NIS
Popular strategy RPG turns Anime
Santa Ana, Calif. (October 17, 2005) – Strategy role playing
game publisher NIS America Inc. is pleased to announce that
a TV anime series based off Disgaea:
Hour of Darkness is in the works by D-Rights, Inc., Geneon,
Inc, and Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. The animated series will
be broadcasted in Japan in the spring of 2006.
About Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
The Netherworld - a place darker than a pitch-black cave,
located deeper than the depths of the seas. It is a cursed
land where evil reigns and foul beings dwell. Nobody knows
its whereabouts, but everybody fears its existence...
The story takes place two years after the death of King Krichevskoy,
the ruler of the Netherworld. His son Laharl slept for two
whole years, unaware of his father's death, while demons fought
for supremacy over the Netherworld. With the help of his vassal,
Etna and her underlings, the egocentric, megalomaniac Prince
Laharl fights his way to become the next overlord.
About NIS America, Inc.
NIS America, Inc. (NIS America) subsidiary of Nippon Ichi
Software, Inc. of Japan (Nippon Ichi Software), established
its North American operations on December 24, 2003. Based
in Santa Ana, California, NIS America, Inc. is a game software
publisher that localizes, markets, and publishes Nippon Ichi
Software titles among others. Some of NIS’ most popular titles
include Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Phantom Brave,
and Makai Kingdom ~Chronicles of the Sacred Tome~ for
the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
Nippon Ichi Software was founded in 1994 in Gifu, Japan,
as an entertainment software company. Since then Nippon Ichi
Software has grown into an international company focused on
creating innovative video game products.