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Support Otome Games in America (NISA)

Another company that I believe we should ask to localize otome games is NISA. NISA’s parent company NIS is responsible for the Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ series and Kamigami no Asobi. Unfortunately, when someone posted a game request thread for Uta no☆Prince-sama it was promptly closed and it was stated NISA wouldn’t be able to localize it.  The good news is there are two otome game request threads that are still open.  I believe if we all work together, we can show companies there is a market for otome games in English. :)

NISA Threads: Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere deorum & Otomate Games (Idea Factory)

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NISA Email:support@nisamerica.com

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NISA Licenses DanganRonpa, Demon Gaze Games in West.

From Anime News Network:

The video game and anime publisher NIS America announced at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will release the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Demon Gaze video games in North America and Europe in early 2014.

Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc PlayStation Vita game is a revised and revamped edition of the original title for the PSP that was released in Japan in 2010. In the game the player plays as Makoto Naegi, an average teenager who gets accepted into the prestigious Hope’s Peak Academy high school. When he arrives at the school, he and the students find out they are trapped in a battle of survival.

The game inspired a television anime series that premiered on July 4. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs.

Kadokawa Games developed the Demon Gaze fantasy dungeon role-playing game for the PlayStation Vita. The game follows a boy named Oz, who has no memories but has a magical and powerful eye that he can use to command half-mechanical demons. The game features a character-creator system, and available jobs include fighter, paladin, assassin, samurai, ranger, wizard, and healer. Experience is developing the game and En Okishiji (oxijiyen) and Teshi Kurosawa are handling the game’s character design.

Kadokawa Games released the game in Japan in January. NIS America plans to release the game for US$39.99 or 39.99 euros.

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Hey everybody ~ !

I’m happy to announce that we have partnered yet again with NIS America to bring you a very special reblog contest!

NISA will be bringing Nagi no Asukara to us as A Lull in the Sea! This is their second english dub and we are really excited to have the opportunity to give away two A LULL IN THE SEA COMPLETE PREMIUM BONUS SETS!!!

To win: Reblog this post and let us know why you loved Nagi no Asukara or WHY you’re excited about the dub! Include your Crunchyroll username as we will be contacting winners via Crunchyroll! 

This contest will run until April 10th~!

Good luck my little water babies!! 

Ruins of Nisa, Turkmenistan

Nisa, a royal city of the Parthian Empire, was built by Mithridates I (r. 171 BC – 138 BC) and later called Mithradatkert meaning ‘the city built by’ or 'the fortress of’ Mithridates. Its ruins are located in present day Turkmenistan, near the border with Iran. Excavations have revealed mausoleums, shrines, a treasury, inscribed documents and art works such as ivory rhytons, statues and sculptures.

Built in recognition of the Parthian homeland, Nisa became the seat of Parthian culture and style. Although the Parthians ruled primarily from Ctesiphon in present day Iraq, they used Nisa as their royal necropolis. The city consisted of two walled areas: Old Nisa containing the citadel and the temple complex and New Nisa, which contained the town. Much of the artwork, such as sculptures and carvings, adorning the various structure were Greek in style.

The Parthian Empire was the second great Persian Empire, forming after the brief Seleucid rule that arose after Alexander’s defeat of the first Persian Empire, the Achaemenid. The Parthians ruled for almost 500 years, from 247 BC to 224 AD over territory that included all of modern Iran, Iraq and Armenia as well as parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia and, at the height of their reign, territories in Pakistan, Syria, and the Palestine. The Parthian Empire was a multiethnic and multilingual society with a rich culture producing great achievements in architecture, art, literature, commerce, and most notably, in military tactics.

The great military prowess of the Parthians was most evident in their battles against the Romans, who considered the Parthians their primary enemy. The Romans, in their conquest for further expansion, fought many battles with the Parthians near the Euphrates River, the natural border between the two empires. These battles persisted for more than two centuries until a final defeat of the Romans by the Parthians in 218 AD.

During the rule of the Parthian Empire, the Chinese for the first time emerged as an Empire, the Han Dynasty, and initiated contact with the outside world. The Parthian and Chinese enjoyed a relationship based on commerce rather than conquest, which ultimately led to the birth of the Silk Road. The Chinese greatly desired Parthian horses and skilled cavalry while the Iranians sought luxury goods, especially pearls and silk. The Silk Road later expanded trade to the Mediterranean basin.

The Parthian Empire was ultimately defeated from internal conflict leading to the establishment of the third Persian Empire, the Sasanian, which arose from southwestern Iran.

It is an obligation upon the husband to provide for his wife, even if she has a good salary, because his providing for her is in return for the pleasure which he gets from her - even though his income may be little, unless the woman is good-natured and is indulgent towards her husband regarding provision, then the matter is up to her.
—  Shaykh Uthaymeen [Fatwaa islamiyyah, Darussalam volume 5, pages 183/4]