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Thursday, December 6, 2012

NIS America releases Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Volume 1 & 2!

NIS America has just shipped Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Volume 1 & 2 in the US on Blu-Ray! NIS seems to be on a roll... Releasing special editions that rival what Working Designs did for games in the 90's!

Read the full PR after the jump!

From NIS America:

About the show:
The affluent Ushiromiya family patriarch, Kinzo, is on his deathbed, and his family has assembled at their private island to discuss the division of his estate. As they bicker over their father’s immense inheritance, a typhoon closes in, trapping them on the island. They suddenly receive an eerie word of warning...and then, in the dead of night, the murders begin. One by one, family members are discovered murdered in bizarre and inhuman ways. Some within the family turn to superstition, blaming it on a witch rumored to inhabit the island. But one of them—the young Battler Ushiromiya—refuses to accept the supernatural and vows to uncover the real killer behind the seemingly impossible slaughters. He soon finds himself confronted by the apparent witch, and enters into a life-or-death battle for the truth.

About the extras: Volume 1 (18 episodes)
- A hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages) which will provide a deeper understanding of the series with an in-depth story analysis, detailed character bios, character sketches, and a full episode guide

About the extras: Volume 2 (8 episodes)
- A hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages) which will enhance the viewing experience with an in-depth story analysis, detailed character bios, vivid illustrations, character sketches, and a full episode guide
- Clean opening and ending

Cast
Daisuke Ono as Battler Ushiromiya (WAGNARIA!!, Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY) Sayaka Ohara as Beatrice (Fate/Zero, Toradora!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, bunny drop)
Yui Horie as Maria Ushiromiya (Toradora!, Zakuro, Persona 4)
Marina Inoue as Jessica Ushiromiya (Gurren Lagann, High School of the Dead) Kenichi Suzumura as George Ushiromiya (Daily Lives of High School Boys, Gintama) Rie Kugimiya as Shannon (Toradora!, Fullmetal Alchemist, Shakugan no Shana) Yu Kobayashi as Kanon (Baccano, Occult Academy, Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge)

Staff Director:
Chiaki Kon (Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY, Zakuro, Nodame Cantabile) Animation Produced by:
Studio DEEN (Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY, Fate/stay night, Hell Girl)
Volume 1 + 2 Premium Bonus Set
Volume 1 Premium Set
Volume 2 Premium Set

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