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'''Nitroplus Co., Ltd.''' (nitro+) is a Japanese game company specializing in {{Eroge}} and {{Visual Novel}}s. Its works are almost invariably [[DarkerAndEdgier dark in tone]], with an abundance of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, horror, rape, [[{{Gorn}} gore]] and violence.

Their first release was 2000's ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'', also was main writer Gen Urobuchi's first work with the company. Subsequent games such as 2003's ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta'' and 2008's ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'' garnered enough acclaim for the studio's popularity to reach levels comparable to that of KeyVisualArts, {{TYPE MOON}} and [[Franchise/WhenTheyCry 07th Expansion]].

One of Nitro's most prolific creators is Creator/GenUrobuchi, who has gone on to write ''LightNovel/FateZero'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', and ''Anime/PsychoPass'' independent of the company. Vocalist Music/KanakoItou is another frequent collaborator, having performed the musical themes for many of their [=VNs=] and anime adaptations. On a sad (and perhaps ironic) note, their music producer Shingo Minamino was murdered tragically and brutally in the middle of a busy street.

For some bizarre reason, the company responsible for so many dark and disturbing stories has a mascot in the pink-haired, baby-faced, be-headphoned [[MoeMoe moe]] character [[Anime/SuperSonico Super Sonico]].

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!! Releases of Nitro+ (in chronological order):
* ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'' (2000)
* ''Vampirdzhija Vjedogonia'' (2001)
* ''VisualNovel/KikokugaiTheCyberSlayer'' (2002)
* ''"Hello, World."'' (2002)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' (2003)
* ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta'' (2003) - one of Urobuchi's most famous - or infamous - works
* ''Angelos Armas'' (2005)
* ''Jingai Makyou'' (2005)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Hanachirasu}}'' (2005)
* ''Sabat Nabe'' (2005)
* ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' (2006)
* ''Gekkou No Carnevale'' (2007)
* ''Zoku Satsuriku no Django'' (2007) - also known as ''Tre Donne Crudeli''
* ''Nitro+ Royale'' - a fighting game
* ''Sumaga'' (2008)
* ''VisualNovel/FullMetalDaemonMuramasa'' (2009)
* ''Axanael'' (2010)
* ''[=SoniComi=]'' (2011)
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown Lost Christmas'' (2012) - prequel to Guilty Crown
* ''Phenomeno'' (2012) - adaptation of the novel of the same name
* ''Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi.'' (2013) - Nitroplus first pure RomanceGame
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!!Nitroplus also has a branch focused on producing BoysLove {{Visual Novel}}s: '''Nitro+ CHIRAL'''. Its works are listed below:
* ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' (2005)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Lamento-BEYONDTHEVOID}}'' (2006)
* ''Chiral Mori'' (2008)
* ''VisualNovel/{{sweet pool}}'' (2008)
* ''False Alkanet'' (2010)
* ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'' (2012)
** ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder re:connect'' (2013) - a ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder'' fandisc
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!!In addition, people from the company have worked on, or are credited in, other works:
* ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' (TV series reuniting Urobuchi with ''Fate/zero'' director Ei Aoki, and co-produced between Nitro+, Creator/A1Pictures and TROYCA[[note]]A new anime studio recently founded by Aoki[[/note]])
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon: Shaitane Badi'' ({{Light Novel}}, with Urobuchi as author)
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' (TV series, with Urobuchi as scriptwriter for several episodes)
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' (Prequel of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]''; a series of four {{Light Novel}}s produced in collaboration with {{TYPE MOON}}, with Gen Urobuchi as author)
* ''Anime/FuuunIshinDaiShogun'' (Makoto Ishikawa designed some of the mecha)
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' (has a PC game {{Spinoff}} written by [[VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}} Jin Haganeya]], who is also part of the show's writing team)
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' ({{Toku}} series produced by Creator/ToeiCompany since October 2013, with Urobuchi as head writer)
* ''VisualNovel/MuvLuv'' and ''Muv-Luv Alternative'' (Niθ, for some of the mecha designs)
* ''Anime/NeppuKairikuBushiRoad'' (TV special between Nitro+, [[Anime/CardfightVanguard Bushiroad]], Bandai Visual and [[Anime/DotHackQuantum Kinema Citrus]] aired on December 31st, 2013)
* ''[[VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~]]'' (based on the story from the visual novel ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno.'' Also had a few episodes penned by Gen Urobuchi)
* ''Anime/PsychoPass'' (TV Series by Creator/ProductionIG airing in Fall 2012, with Urobuchi as lead scriptwriter; a movie and second season have been confirmed)
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (AnimeFirst series by Creator/StudioShaft airing in Winter 2011, with Urobuchi as scriptwriter, a LightNovel adaptation, a PlayStationPortable game released in 2012, and three theatrical films)
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate novels]]'' (a trilogy of side-stories from the ''Anime/QueensBlade'' universe that take place in our modern world, rather than the QB's fantasy medieval one. Niθ designed the characters from those novels)
* ''[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=14817 Rakuen Tsuihou -Expelled From Paradise-]]'' (Anime film project co-produced between Nitro+ and Creator/ToeiAnimation, with Urobuchi writing the screenplay and to be directed by [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Seiji]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Mizushima]])
* ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia'' (another AnimeFirst by Production I.G. this time, with thus-far the first episode script and series composition done by Urobuchi, and the second episode script by fellow Nitro+ writer Gan Sunaaku; a second season is in the works)
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