Posted October 9, 2012 by Amy in News

New In Anime: Natsume’s Book of Friends & Occult Academy


NIS America announces two new anime sets, available now.

Anime fans can now pick up the Occult Academy Complete Series Standard Edition and Natsume’s Book of Friends Seasons 1 & 2 Premium Edition at their favorite retailers. I do believe it’s time to get your anime on.


Natsume’s Book of Friends Seasons 1 & 2 Premium Edition is a 4 DVD set, featuring 26 different episodes (nearly 600 minutes of play) and a hardcover art book that should keep collectors happy. According to the press release, “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.” This edition is retailing for $69.99.

Occult Academy Complete Series Standard Edition contains thirteen episodes on two bluray discs, and several bonus episodes as well. “In the year 2012, the world is a wasteland invaded by aliens. Time travelers like Fumiaki Uchida are sent back to the year 1999 in order to destroy the “Nostradamus Key” to prevent the apocalypse. In 1999, Maya Kumashiro, the daughter of the former principal of Waldstein Academy (AKA Occult Academy), returns to the academy to replace her father. Despising her father’s obsession with the occult, Maya is hell-bent on running the school into the ground out of spite. Her plan is interrupted when she meets Fumiaki and learns of the forthcoming destruction of the world. They form a pact to look for the key.” The complete series standard edition retails for $54.99


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