I got Ni No Kuni early from my local indie game store (lawl, suckit Gamestop :P ).
Love it. Except, while the demo had NO explanations on *anything*, this game has TOO much for everything. I hate when a game tells me how to "walk". :P
Nevertheless, lovely game, well done cutscenes, great music, and feels like a Ghibli film.
Also. Prettiest. Worldmap. EVER.
I *think* the "map" of the world map is hand drawn too. As a wannabe artist, that's a pretty cool thing.