Nippon Ichi Is Sponsoring A Soccer Team, So We Get Art Of Prinny Playing Soccer

By Spencer . May 18, 2013 . 1:30pm

image Nippon Ichi Software’s headquarters is in Gifu, a prefecture in the middle of Japan. Showing hometown pride, the Disgaea publisher announced they are the official sponsor of the soccer team F.C. Gifu.


Prinny attended the business meeting along with Nippon Ichi Software’s president Sohei Niikawa. The news was announced with artwork of Prinny, the Disgaea series mascot, playing soccer.



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  • ronin4life

    And with this, humanity has achieved a new level of greatness.

    …though I suppose that is true of most things Prinny related.

    • Prinnies are the souls of punished sinful humans… dood.

      • ronin4life

        EXACTLY!! We managed to find proper usage for those poor worthless souls… that alone is a major advancement for our glorious race…



  • ragingmerifes

    That can actually make people start liking sports.

  • Kitestwinblades

    I would be… (~°∀°)~ SO FREAKIN MOTIVATED, DOOD! You cant use your hands in soccer so your free from being thrown and exploding, Dood!
    Peg-legged Penguin Sponsorship logic be dammed, Dood! x3

  • Just Tim

    Dood, this is awesome!

    I hope NISA would also sell FC Gifu jerseys…in America. Besides, some of the most popular futbol clubs in SoCal are Las Chivas, Club America, and LA Galaxy.

  • DrakeClawfang


  • ShadowDivz

    I like the one with the pretty holding the soccer ball

    Prinny:”Hey look! I caught it dude!”
    *Laharl and Etna facepalm*

    • Testsubject909

      Unless he’s the goalee.

      • AJ

        A Prinny goalie just seems like a bad idea.

        “Coming up at 11, a massive explosion at a Japanese soccer stadium has killed hundreds….”

  • Guest

    So…when a player gets tackled and goes down…does he explode?

    • Fidelis

      No you have to throw him or her like with a normal prinny

  • Raharu95

    This would honestly entice me to see a Soccer game with them… Man this is so cool

  • Luis Camargo

    *Images a soccer game based on Disgear*

    Might be a lot of fun.

    • Testsubject909

      Etna’s special power, activates on the battlefield, lines up the prinnies, kicks them as they all wrap around the soccerball creating a gigantic ball of gathered prinnies from both team spiraling in the air before a panicked goalee who runs back and forth not sure what to do before the gigantic “ball” of gathered prinnies around the core of a soccer ball comes crashing, blowing the goalee up. And in the aftermath, the soccer ball slowly rolls into the goal with the field showing a bunch of prinnies and the goalee burnt on the ground.

      Then the sound effect goes off, announcer says “GOOOOOAAAL” and you get an Etna cut-in saying her victory phrase before the next bout starts and you go back to the center of the field and the announcer tells you to get ready as the whistle blows and the ball is dropped.

      • Kitestwinblades

        I REALLY want this!
        At the very least a new attack with this EXACT animation XD

  • Keima88

    Haha the left dude on the picture looks awesome…

    Where can I buy that prinny hat?

  • DesmaX

    Is NIS paying them with Sardines?

    Seriously now, I guess this is quite the smart idea. I don’t know how popular soccer is in japan, but this could really draw attention to them (Which I’ll assume is what is missing for them… I mean, Guided Fate Paradox low sales was obviously because of that, come on)

    • Testsubject909

      AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ah… that was funny… Sardine in plural… Ah…

      • DesmaX

        “Oh, the goalkeeper didn’t finish his sentence with -dood-, no payment for you!”

        • Testsubject909

          You think I’m a Prinny hee-ho?

  • MikeTxn

    Disgaea soccer?
    Those special shots will put Inazuma Eleven in shame.

    • That would probably be one of the greatest parodies to soccer I have ever witnessed.

      • Robert Kupper

        Time left in the first half? 9999 hours?! Dooood!!!

  • Testsubject909

    *notices some odd inconsistent downvotes*

    Ahhh. It seems we’ve been joined by an old friend.

    Project Upvote-Counter Activated!

    • DesmaX

      Vote, Upvoting Ranger!

      • Testsubject909

        Vote Unlosing Upvoting Ranger!

        Defeat The Mysterious Darkperson Downvote Evilbeing!

        • Or must be a Prinny hater.

  • Mavalex

    Every match is gonna be explosive, dood!

    They tired to put prinnies and baseball together but….

    after that, they were too scared to get ON the field.

    They also tried bowling but….

    Also that hat. I want it

  • Methylene

    How disappointing! Here I thought it meant N1 was going to provide Prinnies as soccer balls….

    Extreme goal tending GO!

  • Spirit Macardi

    Please tell me this means their ball will explode if it’s thrown! That would actually make Soccer entertaining to watch XD

  • I can’t help but imagine the next main Disgea game will reference this whilst parodying Inazuma Eleven.


    Suicide soccer, dood.

  • Ixbran

    Soccer Prinny should be a DLC character in the upcoming Disgaea game.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    It is WUNDEBAR!

  • Raltrios

    Hey, that’s pretty unique and interesting. Wonder what the sports doodbros think of this?

  • Shariest

    Came out of the blue, and straight in to the green fields!

  • Alicemagic

    The more I look at the first image, the funnier it gets.

  • Michaelius

    Nis football manager would be funny :)

  • OkamiKing


  • ZekeFreek

    Now all I need is a soccer team backed by Jack Frost and there will finally be a soccer match worth watching. (I’m kidding, I actually enjoy soccer….. Playing it anyway, watching any sport is pretty boring).

    • I actually find going to a match to be one of the most exciting things to do. Where else is standing, singing and jumping around waving flags like a lunatic encouraged?

  • The J-League is one of my favorite to watch, with highly entertaining and competitive clubs in Saitama, Hiroshima, Osaka and Kashima and more. Great to see Gifu get support form a amazing company like NIS. Also, I love that image of the meeting.

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