26. May, 2005 15:08 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Namco x Capcom, Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix, TearRing Saga Series: Berwick Saga, Ys IV: Mask of the Sun -a new theory-, SD Gundam G Generation DS, lots of toys & soundtracks & more

It's been a very lively last May release week, with roughly 30 new releases that were published in Japan, along with a couple of other interesting items.

Speaking about the highlights of this week (and to begin with the dominant PlayStation2™), we have started shipping Gust's RPG Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2 (regular and Limited Edition), Namco x Capcom (Japanese and Asian version), Genki's Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix, TearRing Saga Series: Berwick Saga (regular and Limited Edition), Taito's Ys IV: Mask of the Sun -a new theory- and a lot more.

One new title has been published for Sony PSP™, which is Now Production's Intelligent License, along with a total of 7 UMD Video and 7 UMD Music releases.

Additionally well selling has been Bandai's SD Gundam G Generation DS (NDS™) and the Japanese relase version of Nintendo's shooter Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Gamecube™).

Lots of toy and soundtrack releases have arrived throughout this week, including Cave's Mushihimesama Original Sound Track, the Darius Premium Box -REBIRTH- (expected to arrive tomorrow) and lots more.

As usually, a summary of all new releases from this week is listed up below. A couple of releases are late shipped, which is further commented:

Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 109.00 1w
Anubis: Zone of the Enders Special Edition (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Choro Q WorksJPN US$ 64.90 sold
ConstantineJPN US$ 64.90 1-2w
Dog's LifeJPN US$ 59.90 1w
For Symphony ~with all one's heart~JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Gradius V (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 32.90 sold
Hanjuku Eiyuu IV: 7-Jin no Hanjuku EiyuuJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Hanjuku Eiyuu IV: 7-Jin no Hanjuku Eiyuu [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Mahjong Taikai III (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
Mars of DestructionJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Mars of Destruction [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Namco x CapcomJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Namco x CapcomASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Neo Contra (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Nobunaga no Yabou: Ranseiki with Power-Up Kit (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 49.90 sold
Racing Battle: C1 Grand PrixJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Red Dead RevolverJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sangokushi VIII with Power-Up Kit (KOEI The Best)JPN US$ 49.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 25: Chou-Saisoku! Zokusha King BU no BU 2JPN US$ 25.90 1w
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 78: The Uchuu DaisensouJPN US$ 25.90 sold
Slotter Up Mania 6JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Taikou Risshiden IV (KOEI Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
TearRing Saga Series: Berwick SagaJPN US$ 64.90 sold
TearRing Saga Series: Berwick Saga [Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 109.00 sold
Ultraman NexusJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun -a new theory-JPN US$ 59.90 1w
ZipangJPN US$ 64.90 1w
PlayStation2 Console Ceramic WhiteJPN US$ 219.00 sold
Dual Shock 2 Controller - ceramic white US$ 32.90 sold
Memory Card 8MB - ceramic white US$ 32.90 sold
Vertical Stand - Ceramic White (SCPH-70110 CW) US$ 19.90 sold

Namco x Capcom (Japanese release version) is partially shipped as of now only covering around 50% of all preorders. Further supply is estimated to arrive during the next few days. Further slightly delayed are a small amount of PlayStation2 Console Ceramic White and Ys IV: Mask of the Sun -a new theory- preorders which are also on schedule for the next couple of days.

Sony PSP™:
Intelligent LicenseJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Hollow ManJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
King Arthur Director's CutJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Once upon a time in MexicoJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
PiNMenJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
The PunisherJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
TRONJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Chemistry In Suntory Hall -Hibiki- (~Chemistry)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
CK99-04 Music Clips (~Crystal Kay)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Clips of the Years (~Tamio Okuda)JPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Clips of the Years Vol.2 (~Tamio Okuda)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Hequil VI (~Hekiru Shiina)JPN US$ 40.90 5-15d
Mebae (~nobodyknows+)JPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
S.O.S. Clips Vol.2 (~Skoop on Somebody)JPN US$ 32.90 5-15d

Gamecube™/Nintendo DS™:
Metroid Prime 2: EchoesJPN US$ 59.90 1w
NBA Street V3: Mario de DunkJPN US$ 64.90 1-2w
SD Gundam G Generation DSJPN US$ 59.90 sold

PariahASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Red Dead RevolverJPN US$ 64.90 1w

Comic Party - 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure Mizuki Takase US$ 39.90 sold
Kasumi 1/6 Scale Painted Model (restock) US$ 89.90 sold
Naruto Card Stand Konohana Leaf Picture Scroll Candy Toy US$ 6.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Set Physical Education Class: Rei Ayanami US$ 19.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Set Physical Education Class: Asuka Langley US$ 19.90 sold
Ninja Gaiden Kureha - 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 72.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generation Lovely Pokemon Plush Doll - Type A US$ 16.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generation Lovely Pokemon Plush Doll - Type B US$ 16.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generation Lovely Pokemon Plush Doll - Type C US$ 16.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generation Lovely Pokemon Plush Doll - Type D US$ 16.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generation Lovely Pokemon Plush Doll - Type E US$ 16.90 sold
Shinkon Gattai Godannar Collection Figure US$ 6.90 sold

Video game related soundtracks:
Cafe Lindbergh Soundtrack & Drama Disc Chihiro x Takumi HenJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Darius Premium Box -REBIRTH- [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 128.90 sold
Insertion Song Collection (Marble Love Theme Song)JPN US$ 14.90 wait
Lovely Idol Vocal & Soundtrack Lovedoll Show Dai 1 makuJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Mabino Style Vocal & Soundtrack Mabinoki Drama Theater - Nazo no MahoCard -JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Mushihimesama Original Sound Track [Limited Edition w/ Figure]JPN US$ 44.90 sold
Soul Link Character Vocal AlbumJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
The Legend of Heroes Gagharvtrilogy White Witch Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d

Video game related DVD Video release:
Sega Saturn History Visual Collection Vol.2JPN US$ 45.90 5-15d

Anime related soundtracks:
Aikurushii Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Cafe Kichi & ICS R1JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Fight Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Final Approach Series Vol.4 Emiho-henJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Fly / Issho ni Kuraso (Comic Party Revolution Themes)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Fukayama Fire - A Tribute to Nekki BasaraJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Futari wa Precure Max Heart - Music Line Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Guzen Tenshi (Gokujo Seitokai Ending Theme)JPN US$ 12.90 5-15d
Haruka Naru Toki no Naka De - Hachiyo Sho Character Collection 5JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
HCD Series: Fruits BasketJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Hunter X Hunter R/Neo/Re:05JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Ichigo 100% Character File 1: Aya TojoJPN US$ 9.90 sold
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu - SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 sold
Koi Ni Otitara Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Koiseyo Onnanoko (Gokujo Seitokai Intro Theme)JPN US$ 12.90 sold
Kokoro no Chikara (Futari Wa Precure Max Heart Ending Theme)JPN US$ 11.90 sold
Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Character Song Series: Gash with Best FriendsJPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Loveless Vol.1JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Maho Demi Shuban Nisshi - Maho Gakuen Meikyu RomanceJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Maho no Lamp (Koikoi7 Character Single) [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 11.90 sold
Onegai My Melody Intro & Ending ThemeJPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Peach Girl Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 28.90 sold
Saint Best Lost.1 Vocal Best of the Saint BeastJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Saishin Dream (Izumo Ending Theme) [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Sakura Taisen 6th Drama CD Series Vol.2JPN US$ 29.90 sold
School Ramble: Kenji HarimaJPN US$ 12.90 5-15d
School Ramble: Kenji Harima [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 13.90 sold
Sekai Meisaku Gekijo Memorial Ongakukan Little PrincessJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Shonen Onmyoji Kazaoto Hen Drama CD Vol.3JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Sukinamono wa Sukidakara Shoganai - Original Soundtrack Vol.2JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Suna DokeiJPN US$ 28.90 sold
Tales of Symphonia Anthology 1 -Rodeo Ride Tour- Part 1 of 2JPN US$ 27.90 sold
Tsuki no Curse / Michiyuki (Loveless Theme Songs)JPN US$ 11.90 sold
Wakiyaku Tengoku... kamoJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Wo Ai Ni Aishiteru (Koikoi7 Character Single) [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 11.90 sold
Zanzo (Koikoi7 Character Single) [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 11.90 sold

Looking forward to next week, a total of 7 (+1 Limited Edition) video game releases are due in Japan. Highlights among those include D3 Publishing's Simple 2000 Series 2-in-1 (The Tennis & The Snowboard, The Puzzle Collection 2000 and The Bass Fishing & The Bowling) as well as Sega/Sammy's strategy game Standard Daisenryoku: Shiwareta Shouri for PlayStation2™.

Two handheld releases are on schedule as well with Bandai's RPG sequel The Legend of Heroes IV: Akaishizuku (PSP™) and Sega/Sammy's Fist of the North Star branded slot game Jissen Pachislot Hisshouhou Hokuto no Ken DS (Nintendo DS™).

We are further expecting another interesting video game related soundtrack release with Dex Entertainment's Lumines Remixes (expected to arrive a few days prior official release date) and Bandai's Tamagotchi Connexion Version 2 toy release (in 5 colors, in stock tomorrow).


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