NIS America short for "Nippon Ichi Software America", far more commonly abbreviated down to simply "NISA", is the North American branch of Japanese software development company Nippon Ichi Software (NIS). NIS primarily produces video games, while their NISA unit performs localization, publishing, and distribution work on both parent company developed games as well as on game titles licensed from other Japanese developers. In 2010 NISA Began licensing and publishing Japanese animation titles on both DVD and Blu-Ray for the North American English language market. As of 2016 NISA has ceased license acquisition of new titles. Since 2017 NISA has only been republishing a trickle of their already released titles that they still hold the licenses for.