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'''Nitroplus Co., Ltd.''' (nitro+/Nitro Plus before the 2008 rebranding) 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 Creator/KeyVisualArts, [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} 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 {{Moe}} character [[Anime/SuperSonico Super Sonico]].

[[AcronymConfusion No relation to]] VideoGame/NPlus

!! Releases of Nitro+ (in chronological order):
* ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'' (2000)
** ''Phantom [[Main/UpdatedRerelease INTEGRATION]]'' (2004)
** ''Phantom -Phantom of Inferno-'' (2012) - [[Main/BleachedUnderpants All-ages remake]] of the original game for the Xbox360, with updated art and voice actors from the anime adaptation. A PC port was released in 2013.
* ''Vampirdzhija Vjedogonia'' (2001)
* ''VisualNovel/KikokugaiTheCyberSlayer'' (2002)
** ''Kikokugai -Reichin Rinrinshan-'' (2011) - Main/{{Remake}} of the original game with voice acting and toned-down sexual content ([[Main/BleachedUnderpants Rated 15+]])
* ''"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)
* ''Sabbat Nabe - Nitro+ Amusement Disc'' (2006), a compilation disc which includes ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'', ''[[Main/ShootEmUp Nitrowars]]'', and ''Kaigen Seito'' (a RolePlayingGame spin-off of ''Hanachirasu'')
* ''Gekkou no Carnevale - Carnevale de la Luce de la Luna'' (2007)
* ''Zoku Satsuriku no [[Main/SpaghettiWestern Django]]'' (2007) - also known as ''Tre Donne Crudeli''
* ''Nitro+Royale - [[Main/MascotFighter Heroines Duel]]'' (Comiket 2007) - a fighting game
* ''VisualNovel/ChaosHead'' (2008) - First entry of the ''Science Adventure Series'', their collaboration with 5pb.
* ''Sumaga -STAR MINE GIRL-'' (2008)
** ''Sumaga Special'' (2010) - a ''Sumaga'' fandisc
* ''VisualNovel/FullMetalDaemonMuramasa'' (2009)
** ''Full Metal Daemon Muramasa Stories of Evil Thoughts'' (2010) - a fandisc
* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' (2010) - Second entry of the ''Science Adventure Series'', their collaboration with 5pb.
** ''Steins;Gate [[Main/GaidenGame Linear Bounded Phenogram]]'' (2013)
** ''Steins;Gate [[Main/{{Sequel}} 0]]'' (2015)
* ''Axanael'' (2010)
* ''[[Main/RhythmGame Soni]][[Main/RomanceGame Comi]] - Communication with Sonico'' (2011)
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown Lost Christmas'' (2012) - prequel to Guilty Crown
* ''Phenomeno - Chapter 1'' (2012) - adaptation of the novel of the same name
* ''VisualNovel/RoboticsNotes'' (2013) - Third entry of the ''Science Adventure Series'', their collaboration with 5pb.
* ''Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi.'' or ''Totono'' (2013) - [[{{Deconstruction}} A deconstructed]] [[RomanceGame Romance]] {{Metafiction}}.
* ''Tokyo Necro'' (2015) ([[http://tokyonecro-nitroplus.tumblr.com official tumblr account]])
!!Nitroplus also has a branch focused on producing BoysLove {{Visual Novel}}s: '''Nitro+ CHIRAL'''. Its works are listed below:
* ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' (2005)
* ''VisualNovel/LamentoBeyondTheVoid'' (2006)
* ''Chiral Mori - [[Main/MinigameGame Chiral Amusement Disc]]'' (2008)
* ''VisualNovel/{{sweet pool}}'' (2008)
* ''False Alkanet'' (2010) - a Mobile Visual Novel
* ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'' (2012)
** ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder re:connect'' (2013) - a ''[=DRAMAtical=] Murder'' fandisc
* A new title has been slated for announcement this year
!!In addition, people from the company have worked on, or are credited in, other works:
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' (their internal staff worked on the Blu-Ray visual novels. Additionally Nitro+ writer Gun Snark wrote the ''No Regrets'' spin-off manga)
* ''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 [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type Moon]], with Gen Urobuchi as author)
* ''Anime/FuuunIshinDaiShogun'' (Makoto Ishikawa designed some of the mecha)
* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' (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 Gun Snark; a second season is in the works)
* ''Gilgamesh Knight'' (a light novel project with Santa Tsuji and Ishikawa Makoto as Character designer and Mechanic designer, respectively)
* ''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 and Nitro+ designing the monsters)
** ''Film/KamenRiderGaimGreatSoccerBattleGoldenFruitsCup'' ({{Toku}} movie released by Creator/ToeiCompany in July 2014, with Haganeya writing the movie's scenario and its [[BizarroEpisode tie-in episode]] though in collaboration with Toei's Nobuhiro Mouri)
** ''Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderDriveAndGaimMovieWarFullThrottle'' ({{Toku}} crossover movie released by Creator/ToeiCompany in December 2014, with Haganeya writing the movie's first, ''Gaim''-centric act, in collaboration with ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' head writer Toei's Riku Sanjou writing the other two acts, and Niθ designing the film's overall BigBad)
* ''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)
* ''Nitro+Blasterz - [[Main/MascotFighter Heroines Infinite Duel]]'' (A fighting game made in collaboration with Examu featuring the various heroines from their work as well as [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]] as a GuestFighter. Released in Japanese arcades in 30 April 2015. A console port on the {{PS3}} and {{PS4}} with cross-gen multiplayer support in Japan by [=MarvelousAQL=] and North America by Creator/XSEEDGames will be released in winter 2015, exclusively featuring Homura from Marvelous/XSEED's ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' and Heart Aino from Examu's ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' as more true-to-the-definition {{Guest Fighter}}s relative to Saber[[note]]in that Nitroplus has never worked on either franchise; their inclusions were on the whims of the game's publisher and developer respectively.[[/note]])
* ''[[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)
* ''[[Anime/ExpelledFromParadise Rakuen Tsuihou -Expelled From Paradise-]]'' (Anime film co-produced by Nitro+ and Creator/ToeiAnimation with a screenplay by Urobuchi)
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' (the manga is written by one of Nitroplus's staff members, Kaihou Norimitsu. In addition the script of the anime is written by them)
* ''Substance-Concept'' (A project featuring a virtual idol voiced by Creator/SakuraTange, the first PV, with song composed by kz can be seen [[http://youtu.be/tFonmAVYhrQ here]])
* ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'' (a free-to-play browser game about personifications of famous Japanese swords as [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys good-looking young men]], made in collaboration with Kadokawa Games)
!!Tropes pertaining to them, and their works in general:

* AllLowercaseLetters : The company name is stylized as 'nitro+'. Averted in their early days, where the logo had uppercase 'N' and is referred as 'Nitro Plus' (two words), instead of 'Nitroplus' (one word).
** '[[VisualNovel/SweetPool sweet pool]]'
** Averted for Nitro+[=CHiRAL=]
* AprilFoolsDay : They usually celebrate this every year. Highlights includes them quitting the whole industry altogether to become farmers in 2008.
* AwesomeMcCoolName : Some of their staff uses these kind of names as their pseudonym. Highlights includes Digitarou (their CEO), [=NamanikuATK=] ([[Main/NoPronunciationGuide spelled 'At-ta-kai' by the way]], not '[[Main/IThoughtItMeant Attack]]'), and the above-mentioned Gun Snark. One of their staff also has 'UNKNOWN GAMES' written as part of his pseudonym.
* CashCowFranchise : Currently, Anime/SuperSonico, VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder, and VideoGame/ToukenRanbu is this trope, with loads and loads of [[Main/MerchandiseDriven merchandises]] made for them.
* ConspicuousCG : Most of the Background/Object images in their games are CG, made by CG Studio Polygon Bangcho. The [[AllThereInTheManual artbooks]] usually shows the wireframes/rough models of said backgrounds.
* {{Cyberpunk}} : To date, they have made many works in this genre. Highlights includes "Hello, World", VisualNovel/KikokugaiTheCyberSlayer, VisualNovel/ChaosHead, VisualNovel/SteinsGate, Anime/PsychoPass, and VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder. Their newest title Tokyo Necro continues this tradition, which is basically ''Film/BladeRunner'' '''[[RecycledInSpace WITH]] [[Main/ZombieApocalypse ZOMBIES]]'''!
* '''{{Deconstruction}}'''
* DevelopmentHell : Most of the official english localizations of their games. Luckily BadExportForYou is averted[[note]] The original Japanese versions of Hanachirasu and [=SoniComi=] has compatibility problems on Windows 8, with no workaround for the latter. The official localization of Hanachirasu fixed it, and hopefully [=SoniComi=] will have it fixed as well. This has been the reason on why the localizations took a long time.[[/note]]
** [[https://vndb.org/v3060 Dogra Q]]. Announced in 2008, but has no updates since 2010.
* GratuitousEnglish : [[http://nitroplus.co.jp/game/tokyonecro/koukyo-koukoku This page]] has warnings written in not only english, but also in (gratuitous) Chinese and Indonesian.
* MagicalGirl : Sumaga and Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica has main heroines that are these.
* MascotFighter : Nitro+Royale and Nitroplus Blasterz are these
** One of their April Fools jokes is a {{Crossover}} fighting game with [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} TYPE-MOON]], aptly-named '[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin TYPE-MOON vs. Nitroplus]]'
* MeaningfulName : The current engine used for their games is called [=N2System=]. N2 is the chemical symbol of Nitrogen.
** Super Sonico is written as 'すーぱーそに子', which could meant 'Super Sound Girl' or 'Supersonic' (as in supersonic sound). [[Main/SpearCounterpart Naitou-kun]], on the other hand, is derived from 'Night', although could be a derivation of 'Nitro' ('Nai' is spelled as 'Ni' in english pronunciation).
* NoExportForYou : [[Main/AvertedTrope Averted]], They are really open to the western market (their CEO even visited Anime Conventions in the west for market research), ''Zoku Satsuriku no [[SpaghettiWestern Django]]'' was even developed with the western market in mind. However, most official localizations of their titles are plagued with DevelopmentHell that sometimes are in the same level as Creator/{{Valve}}
** The Chiral titles haven't been considered for official localizations to this day, but they let their fans [[FanTranslation translate them]]. To this day all their main titles have been translated.
** Altough VideoGame/ToukenRanbu is this trope, they knew that foreign players exist. They actually sold the [[AllInTheManual Complete Artbook]] in their international online shop (link below).
** They also opened an [[http://nitroplus-global.ecq.sc international version]] for their own online store.
* LighterAndSofter : Sumaga, VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder, and Totono has visual designs and atmosphere that are this trope, but [[CerebusSyndrome still]].....
** [[Main/RhythmGame Soni]][[Main/RomanceGame Comi]] is a straight example of this trope
* OneOfUs : [[http://www.dannychoo.com/en/post/25769/Nitroplus+Office+Tour.html This blog post]] may give you an idea of this trope in full effect.
** Their official twitter is following a comic book superhero cosplayer. Additionally on the above blog post, you can find a SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} and ComicBook/{{Thanos}} figure in one of the images.
** They also collect replicas of guns.
** Some of their Artists sometimes does fanart
* [[Main/SeriesMascot Company Mascot]] : Anime/SuperSonico, for Nitro+ and [[Main/SpearCounterpart Naitou-kun]], for Nitro+[=CHiRAL=], altough they aren't exactly 'company mascots'[[note]] they are actually the official mascots for the live concerts, Nitro Super Sonic and THE CHIRAL NIGHT, respectively[[/note]]
** Super Pochaco and Ouka also qualifies as this, altough they are less popular.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent : [=SoniComi=] which is 100% LighterAndSofter than their other titles. Its also their first completely-3D title, before VisualNovel/RoboticsNotes
* VanityPlate : They used one in VisualNovel/SayaNoUta (CG Sequence of a weapon-like thing opening to reveal their logo) and VisualNovel/LamentoBeyondTheVoid (a shot Konoe's tail followed by N+C logo)