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29 Aug 12:16

Bayonetta 2 Hits North America On October 24th

by Ishaan

Bayonetta 2 will be released on October 24th for Wii U in North America, Nintendo announced this morning.

Read Bayonetta 2 Hits North America On October 24th on Siliconera!

29 Aug 12:32

Nintendo 3DS To Get Custom Themes For Home Menu

by Ishaan

Following a system update in October, the Nintendo 3DS Home menu will be capable of equipping different themes.

Read Nintendo 3DS To Get Custom Themes For Home Menu on Siliconera!

29 Aug 11:36

Xenoblade Chronicles Remake Announced For New Nintendo 3DS

by Sato

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that a remake of Xenoblade Chronicles is currently in the works and will be released for the New Nintendo 3DS models.

Read Xenoblade Chronicles Remake Announced For New Nintendo 3DS on Siliconera!

28 Aug 14:36

Design Club - The Blue Shell - Why Mario Kart's Most Hated Item Makes It Better

by Extra Credits
Subscribe for more Design Club! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Every Mario Kart player has seen a victory snatched from them by the merciless blue shell. Despite the hate it receives, it plays an important...
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28 Aug 15:45

Spoil "Persona 4 Arena Ultimax" and Teddie Will Mess You Up

by Joseph Luster

Now that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is out on PlayStation 3 in Japan, Atlus updated the official website to offer a little warning to anyone feeling trigger-happy when it comes to spoilers. Atlus has made similar pleas in the past, and this one is being enforced by a very angry-looking Shadow Teddie.

 

 

The message from the site warns that spoilers for the fighting game's story content are "strictly forbidden," and promises a variety of curses to those who ignore the warning. Curses include: 

 

"Being stuck in the corner of the screen and never being able to escape"

"Having your character constantly accidentally counter-block, and thus having them continuously jump backwards like an idiot"

"Having countless fan mail spam your mail account day and night"

 

Atlus promises guilty parties will experience these and other cruel "death" curses and will "suffer for all time."

 

Atlus also paired the jokey bit with a more direct request:

"We would ask that players refrain from posting story spoilers on video sites, live streams, and social networking services like twitter. Similarly, posting videos before release of the game is strictly forbidden. We ask that players be considerate so that others can enjoy our game as much as possible." 

 

Appropriately enough, there's a new Japanese "Shadow Forms" trailer to go along with its launch:


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax makes its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on September 30.

 

Via Kotaku

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

28 Aug 11:42

Nintendo Direct For 3DS To Be Streamed In Japan Tomorrow

by Ishaan

A Nintendo Direct presentation focusing on the Nintendo 3DS will be streamed in Japan tomorrow, August 29th.

Read Nintendo Direct For 3DS To Be Streamed In Japan Tomorrow on Siliconera!

28 Aug 12:34

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Announced For PS3, PS4 And Vita

by Ishaan

Bandai Namco have announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 for release in Japan.

Read One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Announced For PS3, PS4 And Vita on Siliconera!

28 Aug 12:11

"Comic Birz" Hypes "Yuri Kuma Arashi" Anime

by Scott Green

Last week's Penguinbear Project countdown has ended with announcement of plans for a Yuri Kuma Arashi TV anime, helmed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum), with animator Etsuko Sumimoto adapting manga tie-in author Akiko Morishima's original character designs on the Silver Link production. The manga's home magazine, Comic Birz hypes the news on the cover of its October issue, out August 30th. 

 

 

Baka Updates describes the series:

The "intellectual fantasy" follows Kureha, a "transparent" high school girl who is plain and is barely noticed by others. Seemingly every night, she has a "dream about a bear and transparent storm." In this dream, her mysterious classmate Ginko Yurishiro appears in the form of a bear.

 

 

First chapter color page, announcement and other hype art...

  

via @the4_ch

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

27 Aug 15:39

New arrivals… Flowers of Evil 11, Before the Fall (Light...





New arrivals…

Flowers of Evil 11, Before the Fall (Light Novel), What Did You Eat Yesterday? 4 and Knights of Sidonia 11

Farewell Nakamura-chan…we will never forget how gross you made us feel.

And in Sidonia 11, Nihei and Lalah take us on a tour of Planet Seven to meet a new face and possible future friend(?).

Ever wonder what happens before the original Titan manga? Or how about what occurs before the pages of the Before the Fall manga? Well, you’re in luck! The Before the Fall light novel reveals the origins of the wall and the equipment laying down a foundation for the hit property.

Finally in Volume 4 of Eat, KENJI COOKS!!!

Things are looking up if you read Vertical. Preorder your copies today!

27 Aug 14:00

Extra Credits - First Move Advantage - How to Balance Turn-Based Games

by Extra Credits
Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC In turn-based competitive games, the player who goes first gets initiative. Designers must find ways to balance this advantage...
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27 Aug 12:20

VIDEO: "Buddy Complex" Finale Special Preview

by Scott Green

A new preview offers a look at Buddy Complex: Kanketsu-hen - Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de, the special finale to the mecha series coming this September. A Blu-ray release has also been listed for November 21st with English subtitles set to be included.

 

【ニュース更新】「バディ・コンプレックス 完結編 -あの空に還る未来で-」Blu-ray発売情報解禁!完結編は2話収録で11月21日発売です!最新PVも公開! http://t.co/R5I7rttbUT #buddycom http://t.co/mTcMnO3DIa

— 「バディ・コンプレックス」公式アカウント (@buddycomplex) August 27, 2014

[JP BD] Buddy Complex special to include EngSub [11/21]. https://t.co/yfb61EibmI http://t.co/5coV5eum5B

— WTK (@WTK) August 27, 2014

 

Buddy Complex Final key

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

26 Aug 13:10

Ladies Featured in New "Fate/hollow ataraxia" PS Vita Port Visual

by Scott Green

While taking pre-orders for its November 27th release, retailers have begun displaying a new visual for Fate/hollow ataraxia, the visual novel sequel set half a year after Fate/stay night. This PS Vita port features touch-screen support, full voice acting, a new ufotable opening, theme by Aimer and mini-games including the new tower defense Capsule Servant and a return to Illya's Castle.

 

PS Vita「Fate/hollow ataraxia」(11/27)新ビジュアルを公開しました!合わせて全国各地で大型パネルを展示してますので是非ご覧下さい。http://t.co/37qjimszIM pic.twitter.com/ycKHVzMuuz

— psv_hollow (@psv_hollow) August 26, 2014

 

 

20 different store specific store incentive posters, calendars, buttons and even mugs have also been unveiled.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

26 Aug 18:11

Atlus Confirms Margaret for "Persona 4 Arena Ultimax" in the Americas

by Joseph Luster

Atlus just swung in with some more info on the North American release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, confirming Margaret as a DLC character for the Americas. Persona 4's Empress Arcana and Velvet Room attendant will be paid DLC set to arrive one week after the fighter's September 30 launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 

 

There are also three new character trailers, this time highlighting Labrys, Ken & Koromaru, and Chie below. 

 

 

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

26 Aug 11:41

PlatinumGames’ Legend of Korra Game Coming This October

by Ishaan

The Legend of Korra game being developed by PlatinumGames will be released this October, the developer has announced.

Read PlatinumGames’ Legend of Korra Game Coming This October on Siliconera!

25 Aug 16:30

Otakon 2014: 15-minutes with Sunao Katabuchi

by reversethieves

The name of Sunao Katabuchi has found a place in people’s minds for two very different anime: the high octane action series Black Lagoon and his gentle and timeless film Mai Mai Miracle. But Mr. Katabuchi is a veteran to the anime world, having started his career doing a few stories for Sherlock Hound.

Building on his strength of portraying the wonder of everyday life in Mai Mai Miracle is his next directorial work, In This Corner of the World based on the manga by Fumiyo Kouno. The story takes place takes place in pre-World War II Hiroshima and follows the new experiences of a young newlywed woman.

At Otakon, Mr. Katabuchi spoke a lot about the project which is being produced by Masao Maruyama of studio MAPPA with animation direction by Hidenori Matsubara, both of whom were in attendance.  A special exhibit of production artwork was also shown over the weekend which revealed how much care they are taking to get the historical details right.

Reverse Thieves: Let’s talk about the beginning of In This Corner of the World’s production. When did MAPPA get involved? When did Mr. Matsubara come on board?

Sunao Katabuchi: When MAPPA was first created, the project was already there. It is my belief that MAPPA was created to make things like this.

Before this, we made a short video called Hana wa Saku. It was a charity work for people who fell victim to the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. So Matsubara-san was involved with that as an animator, too. He drew everyday life with the most precision; at least that is how I felt and that’s the exact reason I wanted him for [In This Corner of the World].

RT: In the animation of In This Corner of the World, how will you execute the art changes which occur in the manga?

SK: Trying to recreate all of those style changes is going to be impossible because as you can see (flips through a volume of the manga) it is made of many different art styles throughout the period. The style of manga is white and black, a monochrome world, and we need to create that in color, too. But what we really want to create is “what if Kouno Fumiyo had drawn this in color?” So, I was being told to get as many color pictures from Kouno Fumiyo as I could for that purpose. So, we may be able to recreate some of her color style, that is one thing we are attempting to do.

RT: How involved is Fumiyo Kouno with the production?

SK: We have lots of conversations. Like, you see this building over here (shows a page from the manga), this building was up until very recently but then last year it got taken down. The very last photo that we had of that building, the wall was brown, but actually the building was one Kouno-san had seen many times as a child, and she told me, “When I saw it as a child, it was bluish-gray.” Other things are like where this place was that she drew, those are the kinds of talks that we have. Say for example these caramels (shows a page from the manga), there were two boxes: a type that had 10 and a type that had 20 in them, so we’d ask which one was this? So those details, things like those [we talk about]. Similar to me, she is a person of detail, and being the same type of person I believe we have pretty nice conversations.

RT: Since you mentioned your work on Hana wa Saku, could you tell us more about your feelings on it? What was it like working with Yoko Kanno?

SK: The video was made to be shown exactly two years after the disaster. So, when such a long time passes, people who were in the midst of it or who are currently still in midst of it will remember, but the people who haven’t experienced it would kind of forget about it. So, the real purpose of the video is for remembrance, for those people who have not experienced the earthquake.

Talking with Kanno-san, we actually shared the same view when it came to the music that should be used. And she said that we should use the track we already had but redo it using children’s voices. And also let’s do it with the sound of organs; something you regularly have in a Japanese pre-school. In reality, she was even saying to use an organ that had taken damage from the tsunami. Although the story about the damaged organ did not actually come into reality, I felt we still collaborated wonderfully because we shared the same views.

RT: Finally, we must ask about your time on Sherlock Hound. Do you have any stories about the production you could share?

SK: So, Sherlock Hound was actually while I was in university specializing in movies. My professor back then was a friend of the great Miyazaki and he was needing someone who could draw pictures and also do stories as well. I told the teacher I had learned some animation but I hadn’t studied story and would that be okay? My professor told me to tell [Miyazaki-san] very confidently that I had written many stories before. (laughter) But then if I had said that they wouldn’t they have asked me to present the work I had done in the past? Then the professor said well tell him this: “I was forced to submit them all to the university and I couldn’t show you any at this point.” Miyazaki-san and his crew said, “Well, we can’t decide then, can we? So write a story for us and we’ll decide then.” And that is what you have on film right now. The biggest lesson of the day: listen to your teachers.

More Otakon 2014 posts:

Otakon 2014: Tweets
Otakon 2014: Under the Dog
Otakon 2014: General Impressions
The Speakeasy #056: X, Otakon 2014
Otakon 2014: Photoshoots
Otakon 2014: Panels
Otakon 2014: Concerts
Otakon 2014: Guests
Otakon 2014: Artist Alley


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25 Aug 13:36

Bravely Second Shares A Peek At Magnolia’s Outfits And The Game In Motion

by Sato

Square Enix shared a glimpse of the game in motion, where they showed Magnolia walking around town, along with a few of her looks in different job forms.

Read Bravely Second Shares A Peek At Magnolia’s Outfits And The Game In Motion on Siliconera!

25 Aug 14:41

Crunchyroll Adds "Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars" and More

by Joseph Luster
Alainmendez

For a second I was hoping it was the IRYU - Team Medical Dragon and Liar Game. Then my dreams died.

This past weekend's Otakuthon convention in Québec saw a few new announcements for Crunchyroll, bundled with some further details on previously announced shows. First up, there's another Super Robot Wars series joining the lineup, with Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars set to debut on Friday, August 29 at 3:00pm Pacific Time. 

 

Divine Wars will be available to audiences in the United States and Canada.

 

 

Synopsis:

In “Super Robot Wars OG: Divine Wars”, the Space Era has begun and human civilization has expanded into space. But in the future, Earth is a very different place. At the start of the 21st century, two meteors strike the planet sending humanity spiraling into chaos. After a series of wars, the Earth Federation Government unites all the peoples of Earth under one flag and finally restores the peace. But then a third meteor strikes Earth in the Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific. This meteor, however, is different. Inside it is a cache of alien technology and proof that invaders are heading to Earth in order to reclaim the planet ... or worse yet, invade it. The technology that was discovered is now utilized by the government to create humanoid robots, called Personal Troopers, in order to defend Earth from annihilation. And the battle begins!

 

Crunchyroll also specified the launch day for Hanamonogatari, which is… today! Keep your eyes on the page for more on its exact debut time. 

 

The special Mushi-shi episodes 11 and 12 should be going up this week, as well.

 

If you're itching for more J-Drama, Crunchyroll announced the addition of medical drama IRYU - Team Medical Dragon season 1—which features a soundtrack by Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill composer Hiroyuki Sawano—and manga adaptation Liar Game. Both series kick off on Wednesday, September 24, with the full season available for All-Access and Drama members. Free members will be able to watch 2 episodes a week starting September 24. 

 

IRYU - Team Medical Dragon and Liar Game will be available to Crunchyroll members in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Central and South America including the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, France and DOM/TOM, and Andorra.

 

 

Synopsis: 

Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was visited by Akira Kato, assistant professor of the Faculty of Cardiac Surgery at Meishin University Medical Hospital. Despite being a female doctor, Akira managed to become an assistant professor. She was ambitious and set her goal to be promoted to full professor by succeeding in a surgery using the Batista technique - an extremely difficult type of heart surgery - and to write a paper on it. A year ago, Akira witnessed Ryutaro's skills when he was an NGO doctor and was impressed enough to seek his assistance in the Batista technique.

 

 

Synopsis:

Adapted from the manga of the same name, Liar Game centers around Nao Kanzaki, a student who was blackmailed into joining a "Liar Game" and ended up losing 100 million yen. In order to repay the debt, she enlists the help of Shinichi Akiyama, a genius swindler who was only recently released from jail for bankrupting one of Japan's largest scam companies in Japan.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

25 Aug 01:57

"Turn A Gundam" Character Designer Celebrates Blu-ray Release With Flood of Art

by Scott Green

Prior to the upcoming G-Reco, the last TV Gundam directed by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was Sunrise's 1999-2000 TV anime∀ Gundam (Turn A Gundam), which brought in futurist Syd Mead, Yoko Kanno and Capcom's Akira Yasuda (also returning for G-Reco) for a story in which nations with World War I level technology unearthing mobile suits and use them in a war against a human colony from the moon. 

 

A trailer for the North American release that never happened, originally included on disc 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam Complete Collection 1

 

Bandai Visual has planned to release two Blu-ray disc sets of the series. Blu-ray disc of the two compilation films "∀ Gundam I: Earth Light" and "II: Moonlight", were already released in Japan in July 2011, and they are not included in this box sets.

 

The first set containing the first 25 episodes will be released on September 24, then the second set for the episode 26-50 will be on December 25. Both set comes with a 100-page booklet, newly-recorded audio commentary, and illustrated box by the original character designer Akira Yasuda. Amazon Japan has already begun accepting pre-orders for both sets at the price of 34,560 yen (about US$340).

 

Box art for the first release...

 

 

With this coming out, Akira Yasuda has posted a look at its development, along with spilling out a lot of his art folders

 

線画 pic.twitter.com/rLJk39v2jm

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 26, 2014

 

髪かきなおし pic.twitter.com/lHm6T9COpy

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 26, 2014

 

金髪組 pic.twitter.com/m2hCaJ9dOu

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 26, 2014

 

構図 pic.twitter.com/1wpQYtTtOl

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 26, 2014

 

金髪組クリンナップ終わり pic.twitter.com/IbZQ3qbgMO

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 27, 2014

 

縮退炉入りロボ pic.twitter.com/D9EuqMMlaj

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 27, 2014

 

グエンサード pic.twitter.com/cKjS0L7dVM

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 28, 2014

 

ヒップヘビー pic.twitter.com/InQPls9AvN

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 28, 2014

 

グエンバランス取り直し pic.twitter.com/TmkRFG6qnD

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 28, 2014

 

今はこんなかんじ pic.twitter.com/lIkRR7276f

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 28, 2014

 

線画出来た pic.twitter.com/2M8gFcGbkc

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 30, 2014

 

今回は俺てきに商業イラストでははじめてクリップスタジオ塗りでやる pic.twitter.com/nzWs6OdJxf

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 30, 2014

 

借り色 pic.twitter.com/TnHBvfFHlb

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 30, 2014

 

そしえのかみに青入れた pic.twitter.com/lOk5iOyDO2

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 30, 2014

 

今はこんなかんじ pic.twitter.com/Gl2TBPPYv4

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 31, 2014

 

グエン木漏れ日化 pic.twitter.com/GjFLBdHCHU

— あきまん (@akiman7) July 31, 2014

 

ガンダムはまだこんなかんじ pic.twitter.com/s70tso296B

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 1, 2014

 

いまの状態 pic.twitter.com/gqGtzCj0Pu

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 1, 2014

 

大分出来て来ましたよ pic.twitter.com/uMINgr1kaH

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 2, 2014

 

これから仕上げ pic.twitter.com/n7TO2Ht9De

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

出来た1 pic.twitter.com/zCXbBEwxVc

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

出来た2 pic.twitter.com/SkVOqI2DMs

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

出来た3 pic.twitter.com/QmeETlCEHx

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

色校来ました pic.twitter.com/yTQjmQiTk5

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 13, 2014

 

∀ガンダムBlu-ray_vol.1ボックス絵が出来るまで pic.twitter.com/bmH53uW8lI

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 15, 2014

 

 

G-Reco drawing

Gセルフラフ pic.twitter.com/44jRUHwINv

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

Gセルフ pic.twitter.com/rorYmGt1HG

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

Gセルフ pic.twitter.com/Nc9QreWrjL

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 8, 2014

 

Gセルフ、なかなか決まらん pic.twitter.com/AgntVhhws3

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 8, 2014

 

Gセルフかきなおし pic.twitter.com/jWKzVkr3CE

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 8, 2014

 

ガンダムエース用Gセルフラフ pic.twitter.com/UqAHtoToLV

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 9, 2014

 

Gセルフ今の状態 pic.twitter.com/rlS0pjIHfb

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 9, 2014

 

Gセルフ顔アップ pic.twitter.com/EXSPNHKSHh

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 11, 2014

 

雑誌用Gセルフ今の状態 pic.twitter.com/2yHR7EhZG6

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 11, 2014

 

ガンダムにガンダム pic.twitter.com/jEOQozr6NY

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 11, 2014

 

完成一歩手前 pic.twitter.com/0JZqR4ERri

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 12, 2014

 

Gセルフのイラストが出来るまでをまとめました。ここまでで7日です pic.twitter.com/MDgk0W3JpD

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 16, 2014

 

Gのレコンギスタ、ラライヤ•マンディ pic.twitter.com/R3J4mlAbEq

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

Gのレコンギスタ、ラライヤ•マンディ pic.twitter.com/R3J4mlAbEq

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

キャピタルタワーに海賊行為をおこなうグループの大尉、カーヒル pic.twitter.com/AKYGlKFvEy

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

高圧的行動に敏感な被差別階級クンタラの娘、ノレド。主人公ベルリが好き pic.twitter.com/urp0BcuiCK

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

 

 

More Turn A...

ソシエ pic.twitter.com/lIGB5boure

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

メガネなしハリーさん pic.twitter.com/KX3DJy8Yqb

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

ターンエーガンダムのなんか pic.twitter.com/TnFdjP6KBM

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

昔描いたパターン pic.twitter.com/vC0Yy3CNv9

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

きゃ pic.twitter.com/oy6r6rcBoB

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

たお pic.twitter.com/PF4T6FWP5u

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

てなしセンチネル pic.twitter.com/iE3oZ8QPnc

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

センチネル手 pic.twitter.com/US9i8rxyQf

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

 

キエルハイム設定2 pic.twitter.com/BXpZvgmNT8

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ターンえー成人式 pic.twitter.com/IdLg8x2ksx

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ロラン寒い時設定 pic.twitter.com/85TwfNPABh

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ロラン運転服 pic.twitter.com/2cyiVVBDZN

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ロラン宇宙服 pic.twitter.com/IAlU0rkIGh

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ロランパイロットスーツ pic.twitter.com/Vr0Y4TOvJb

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ロラン顔 pic.twitter.com/hjNKoa0qdh

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ソシエ13歳 pic.twitter.com/wJcRrbZ050

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

画集ロラン pic.twitter.com/AFPbHWIwhr

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

DVDBOX用に描いたターンえー pic.twitter.com/ldH8h8cqZR

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

カプルとソシエ pic.twitter.com/7PmJ7wnrq7

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

最初の頃のターンえー pic.twitter.com/paiwGJf72g

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

コレンナンダー設定 pic.twitter.com/kLnChcNmsQ

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

ソシエ pic.twitter.com/6UwpBn1iYG

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

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— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

ターンエーイラスト pic.twitter.com/yb7WpHTbOK

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

深刻なロラン pic.twitter.com/YeuKvvGzO0

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

サイン用ロラン pic.twitter.com/PsG10h1FUW

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ターンエー初期キャラ表 pic.twitter.com/i1m2REQkFS

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ターンエーポスター pic.twitter.com/3tyvNz1ltS

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

 

 

キングゲイナー pic.twitter.com/Xa9aNLY7jW

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

アレクサンダ pic.twitter.com/ORJkWZVrxl

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 7, 2014

 

ガンダムトゥルーオデッセイ pic.twitter.com/fH6LHqtfSn

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

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— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

ブラックキングゲイナー斬2 pic.twitter.com/Sc8qnuXSdn

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

えば名場面 pic.twitter.com/L4pNORUUBY

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 18, 2014

 

前、サイド1に描いたアスカとレイ pic.twitter.com/dXZoGubHtZ

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

musicるTV用にデザインしたキャラの三面図 pic.twitter.com/uD2WQvrwXM

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ポストカード用に描いたキングゲイナー pic.twitter.com/I3DSuCvMK0

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ブラックキングゲイナー斬 pic.twitter.com/VCn9dBCD7t

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

あやなみさん pic.twitter.com/duBXYXMi4o

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

NSFW Asuka

NSFW Mari

セイバー pic.twitter.com/RKfIp801aJ

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

せんとくん pic.twitter.com/UQld1wJOQe

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

コードギアスポスターラフ pic.twitter.com/qqvEZwxOJH

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ストリートファイター2イライザとケン pic.twitter.com/9HFWARTvex

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

車はブガッティベイロン pic.twitter.com/U0Y7x4fpNE

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

らき☆すたラフ pic.twitter.com/jrSqincp2H

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

仕事で描いたらきすたの絵 #過去作品あげてさいきん繋がった人びっくりさせよう大会 pic.twitter.com/bCutFEd7cG

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 6, 2014

 

ストライクウイッチーずつ pic.twitter.com/zbUPRoWBZj

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

アイドルゲーム着替え pic.twitter.com/qNA3b2T7wY

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

春麗 pic.twitter.com/DmcVEXadJV

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

春麗2 pic.twitter.com/0qwePjQm6U

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

スクエニのカードゲーム用 pic.twitter.com/Q8sBm0Gmf1

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

シレン pic.twitter.com/9CAPCXmlxI

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

1979安彦さん風アムロ pic.twitter.com/xlXe3vmXQE

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

なんとかという人 pic.twitter.com/9QB08BJt4B

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ミライさんの水着 pic.twitter.com/VDzF22DFah

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ローラローラ pic.twitter.com/tx3J7JrFlV

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

カミーユとふぁ pic.twitter.com/EdaOH6lKp0

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

アムロとモスク・ハン博士 pic.twitter.com/x1xTM1DUA4

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ウォン・リーさん pic.twitter.com/tmdOsonBLW

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

クワトロ pic.twitter.com/aaqYQfvJ4Q

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ガイル pic.twitter.com/fM6xIT7Uyq

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

コナミの中村さんも買った春麗さん pic.twitter.com/WsFDejMr6H

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ほんだ pic.twitter.com/zsRBodgYiV

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

鉄腕バーディさん pic.twitter.com/RpX95fC2en

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

バーチャル飛龍の拳のミンミン pic.twitter.com/oqaEIHinwm

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

何だか全くわからないけどかきました pic.twitter.com/4kA8nqPapS

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ギレンの野望シリーズ pic.twitter.com/t8PVppty6D

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

エウレカ pic.twitter.com/Kj5BcySIuH

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

デスティニーかな pic.twitter.com/8z4O3MDOfA

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ガイ pic.twitter.com/9IafwiN8Op

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ハヤト pic.twitter.com/Kyd9DJ4T4N

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ふもっふ pic.twitter.com/bpkz7hoqwK

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ドラクエ4女勇者 pic.twitter.com/7p1TND9lPy

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

GACKTさんのなんかに描いたイラスト pic.twitter.com/jVjvtI6S95

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

バンダイのカード用に描いたクエス・パラヤ pic.twitter.com/o8GH1sKtdB

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

少佐 pic.twitter.com/MfRxuWoPyr

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

なんだかという本の表紙、 pic.twitter.com/9wa0zt0Rgs

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

コンティニュー表紙Z pic.twitter.com/qV9Po8iaSu

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ナコルルさん pic.twitter.com/0KNiHarg1y

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ヤッターマンの二号さん pic.twitter.com/dZPGDTHHrc

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

エグゼリカ? pic.twitter.com/OlwK56lNMt

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

なんとか pic.twitter.com/mNObFqiOsP

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

歴代キャスバル pic.twitter.com/4TOrsrZSAT

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

アメリカミク pic.twitter.com/hNYBKsQWae

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

キャプコマ pic.twitter.com/5HtMJG1i6Y

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

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— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

ジャックザリッパー pic.twitter.com/orPMmtBVDf

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

パワーストーンのルージュ pic.twitter.com/1COLMtCUqj

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

うさ忍 pic.twitter.com/IjdaQEqw5q

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

なんか pic.twitter.com/uyLExwJyls

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

茉莉花さんラフ pic.twitter.com/CTExZbt4Sp

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 19, 2014

 

ブラスターリリカ pic.twitter.com/AOhq2XYyqj

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

映画版シュニッツァー pic.twitter.com/8Dzm98QvCW

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 24, 2014

 

モーパイ着物 pic.twitter.com/lAvBkqoHNV

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 23, 2014

 

ガイナックスっぽいのに憧れて描いた最初期のモーパイ絵 pic.twitter.com/PdfzDwrU0u

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 23, 2014

 

モーレツ宇宙海賊イラスト pic.twitter.com/5auE9eGdjC

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 23, 2014

 

キラキララフ pic.twitter.com/hrpFoOroif

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

茉莉花さんラフ pic.twitter.com/2U1Lc96MFF

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 20, 2014

 

すまん、よく知りもせず描いた pic.twitter.com/f0tUCmzvi3

— あきまん (@akiman7) August 24, 2014
25 Aug 08:20

Watch Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Opening Movie

by Spencer

Speaking of Arc System Works, they're also developing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for Atlus. The sequel adds Persona 3 favorites Junpei and Yukari plus an all new character, Sho Minazuki.

Read Watch Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Opening Movie on Siliconera!

25 Aug 05:30

Otakuthon Sunrise Panel Roundup

by Humberto Saabedra

The Sunrise animation studio held yet another industry panel, this one during the Otakuthon anime convention earlier this weekend. As always, more details were confirmed concerning future and current projects.

 

Starting with recent projects, Code Geass Akito The Exiled is now 4 episodes deep and is still in production, with comments suggesting that the production is being drawn out due to the heavy activity on the production side of the company. One current series that was confirmed for future North American availability is Aikatsu, which will begin streaming with English subs through Daisuki in Canada starting next month. Sunrise also detailed its October Fall season titles:

 

Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, with the manga version just starting (and in English) on the Comic Walker service. The main voice actress is Mizuki Nana and she will also sing the opening theme. Sunrise also announced its involvement in the Tribe Cool Crew Dance Project with the Avex Group entertainment conglomerate, with more details coming in the future.


Details were also provided for Sunrise's recent Gundam titles, starting with Gundam Build Fighters, which is currently available at Gundam.info with English subtitles. The next series in Gundam Build Fighters Try has had another key plot detail confirmed in the battle styles during the series, with Build Fighters featuring 1v1 battles, while in Build Fighters Try, 3v3 battles will be common, with elements found in team battles.

 

The latest Gundam Unicorn DVD release is slated for October 7th 2014, while it continues streaming on Daisuki.net. Sunrise also detailed the latest Tomino-helmed Gundam project in Gundam Reconguista in G. The series was directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, with episodes 1-3 screening in Japan starting on Saturday in selected movie theaters.

 

The TV broadcast begins in October, and Sunrise representatives emphasized that "reconguista" doesn't exist as a word while confirming that it was being produced for 3-4 years. During that time the title was always meant to be reconquista, from the Spanish word meaning "re-conquest", but at the beginning of this year, series director Tomino decided to change the title to reconguista, because he doesn't want the title to be reconquista and wants the emphasis that the "gui" creates, so that the title sounds cool.

 

Sunrise also confirmed the first details regarding Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I, which will be the first episode in the series. The episode titled "Blue-Eyed Casval" will be released in Spring 2015 and will be an original story by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. For the 35th anniversary of the Gundam franchise, Sunrise also announced the first details of a brand new project involving the 18m full-scale Gundam that first appeared in Odaiba in 2009.

 

The new project involves making it move mechanically, with a worldwide focus on ideas and submissions, known as the Gundam Global Challenge as a part of the wider 40th anniversary celebration planned for 2019. The submission plans for the following two sections will be in the *Real Entertainment Section and *Virtual Entertainment Section, with the deadline for primary applications being set for February 27th 2015. One of the judges in the project will be Yoshiyuki Tomino himself. Further information can be found below:

http://gundam-challenge.com/en/index.html

 

Finally, for the Q&A half of the panel, Sunrise confirmed and teased new details on various projects.


Q: For Valvrave, why did things get rushed toward the end?
A: From the first moment, we planned to make 2 halves... the first season was meant to be an introduction, and the second season was meant to be the problems in the world.

 

Q: Gundam in Reconguista in NA?
A: Working on making it available in NA streaming few days after broadcast, plans not finalized yet.

Q: How many animes are produced in 1 year and how long does it take?
A: Right now we have 14 studios/production lines... All the studios that are working on an anime.

Q: Why didn't Sunrise do the A-1 idolmaster series?
A: Sunrise did Idolmaster Xenoglossia. It didn't do well, and Bandai Namco wanted it done true to the story.
 

Q: GBFT originally planned or due to the popularity of GBF?
A: Original version only planned for Gundam Build Fighters, but since it became very popular, the studio decided to produce more

Q: (Question about series length)
A: Prefer to make more than 26 episodes, because the energy to put into the production is the same for 13 or 26. So that's why the company prefers to make longer series, so we can divide up the cost, it's more efficient to make a lot. Also, another big reason is that Sunrise is backed by Bandai Namco. And since Sunrise anime normally have figures, toys or other products, having 26 eps gives them 6 months to develop the products.
 

Q: Can you say anything about the Love Live movie?
A: The content is something that Love Live fans will really love.

Q: Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere S3?
A: No plans right now

Q: Live-action Gundam movie?
A: No plans, but not that there is no possibility. We want you guys to want the movie.

Q: D&D/Warhammer and other board game style Gundam figures?
A: We noticed that there are a lot of fans who like those. We don't know why, but the war/board game style things aren't very popular (in Japan). For Bandai, which normally develops toys, they aren't interested in making it for Japan, but for a worldwide audience, it's a good idea...
 

But actually, two years ago we tried to make it...You know the Dominion card game? We made a game similar to Dominion and put it on sale 2 years ago... 


Q: What prompted to Sunrise to join the other animation production companies to form Daisuki?
A: We wanted to have one company which streamed all over the world from Japan So all the big production companies in Japan joined together to make one studio that can broadcast anime all around the world. So it was more like banishing the pirate version, if we broadcast directly from Japan, everyone can watch One Piece, Conan, Lupin directly from Japan.


Q: What effect on FUNi and CR?
A: In general, we want to live together Since in fact, Daisuki is still a small company, so for right now, they don't care about being a small company. We were planning to share a lot of products from Aniplex, TMS, Toei and Sunrise...


Q: Second season of Daily Lives of High School Boys?
A: I was producer of it... and right now, there are no plans for a second season...


Q: New season of Gintama or waiting for the series to get further?
A: Company secret.


Q: Why did you keep teasing the movies?
A: Before we made the films, the creators made some trailers as a joke a few years before, not seriously thinking they would make a feature film.


Humberto Saabedra is the Owner of AnimeNews.biz, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneNews.com and a part-time recording engineer. He can also be found musing on things (and Nico Robin) at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

23 Aug 20:00

Extra History Returns on August 30! Please support our Patreon today!

by Extra Credits
We're bringing Extra History back! Your enthusiasm for the first series blew us away, and it's been our dream ever since to make more. So we did! The first episode of our World War I mini-series...
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24 Aug 01:57

VIDEO: "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" and "Chihayafuru" Authors, AKB48 Producer and More Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

by Scott Green

The ice bucket challenge viral charity phenomenon has jumped the oceans to and found hosts in Japan. Hirohiko Araki, the manga author Jojo's Bizarre Adventure playfully referred to by fans as an unaging vampire, is among the artists and mascots raising awareness and research funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

 

 

Shoujo manga artist Shinjo Mayu

アイスバケツチャレンジがヤンマガのこしばてつや先生から回ってきたのですが、わたしが夏風邪がちょっと残っているため、漫画家らしく、この方々にチャレンジしていただきました! http://t.co/WRVbGzl8xL

— 新條まゆ プチリタイア中 (@shinjomayu) August 22, 2014

 

Chihayafuru author Yuki Suetsugu

新條まゆ先生からのご指名を受けて、千早がかぶります。今回ALSへの支援ですが、皆さんの身近なボランティアや募金でもいいんだよ。 日本ALS協会→http://t.co/T4hOFdyHok http://t.co/WGDwci0Xcp

— 末次由紀ちはやふる25巻7/11発売! (@yuyu2000_0908) August 23, 2014

 

Manga artist Takayuki Mizushina

よっぴーから回ってきたALS患者支援「アイス・バケツ・チャレンジ」。氷水をかぶる勇気はないので、氷水をかぶってるイラストをヤフオクに出品しました。落札額全額寄付します。詳細はリンク先で→ http://t.co/yDqbMdyL2V pic.twitter.com/pOH8xOYD25

— みずしな孝之 (@sinamism) August 22, 2014

 

シャロンのため、そしてALSについてもっとみんなに知ってもらうため、デニール・ヤングもムッタに氷水をかけてもらいました!今年の夏だけでなく来年も、ALSについて思い出して寄付をしよう。みんな、心のノートにメモっとけ! http://t.co/4SHaPOFLIR

— 宇宙兄弟 (@uchu_kyodai) August 21, 2014

 

Good Smile Company President Aki-san

 

 

Frogman and Flash comedy animators DLE

 

AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto

 

Kumamoto Prefecture,mascot Kumamon

 

Visual kei rock band Golden Bomber

 

UpUp

 

Momoiro Clover Z

 

Motoki Katsuhide (director of live-action GeGeGe no Kitaro and Maison Ikkoku

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

21 Aug 18:00

Extra Credits - Games You Might Not Have Tried: Humble Bundle - Find New Games

by Extra Credits
Pay what you want for all these games in the Humble Bundle!*** http://bit.ly/ECBundle Extra Credits reviews and recommends a selection of video games that might have slipped under your...
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22 Aug 14:00

James Recommends - Mod Week! - Shadowrun Returns: Nightmare Harvest - Cyberpunk Adventure

by Extra Credits
Mod Week! James Recommends Nightmare Harvest, a Shadowrun Returns mod with an excellent cyberpunk story and higher difficulty. Buy Shadowrun Returns: http://bit.ly/1fT6Scv Download Nightmare...
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23 Aug 06:30

VIDEO: Second "GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY" Preview Subtitled In English

by Humberto Saabedra

Ahead of the October premiere, the second preview of the second season of Gundam Build Fighters in Try has been officially posted to the Gundam.info YouTube page with English subtitles. The second season will directly follow the first with a 7 year gap in which the Seiho Academy Gunpla Battle Club has only one member in Hoshino Fumina, who is a third year student in junior high. As the president of the club, she needs two more members to participate in the upcoming All-Japan Gunpla Battle Championships, which starts the newest adventure in the series.

 


Humberto Saabedra is the Owner of AnimeNews.biz, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneNews.com and a part-time recording engineer. He can also be found musing on things (and Nico Robin) at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

22 Aug 19:22

How about a shot of the goodies we received from Japan to give...





How about a shot of the goodies we received from Japan to give away at Kinokuniya’s Knights of Sidonia event?

Sure. Check it out!! Pins! Clear file! Cell phone mascots! Cell straps! Card case! iPhone case! Bookmark!

Come by Kinokuniya NYC tomorrow August 23rd at 2:00pm and witness what WIRED and the Huffington Post consider is currently one of the hottest new science fiction works around - Vertical and Tsutomu Nihei’s KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA!

See you there!!

21 Aug 16:29

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

by Ed Grabianowski

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed.

Read more...

20 Aug 00:38

"Penguinbear" Teaser Site Starts Counting Down

by Scott Green

It's time to start your speculating because the site for Kunihiko Ikuhara's (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, PenguindrumPenguinbear project has been updated with a countdown that starts at "5."

 

Teasers for Penguinbear with a pointer to the site circulated with Penguimdrum in summer 2012's Comiket 82. Brief Yuri Kuma Arashi was later screened at a March 2013 event.

 

 

 

 

Previously...

Ikuhara Penguinbear

 

 

via Yuyucow

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

20 Aug 11:45

"Kuroko's Basketball" Season 3 Scheduled for March 2015

by Scott Green
Alainmendez

Rejoice Kate!

Along with a special color center page, next week's issue of the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump is set to feature the announcement that the Kuroko's Basketball anime will be returning for its third run in March 2015.

 

A new prize lottery was also previewed.

 

 

via @Artydandy

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

19 Aug 16:24

Key's "planetarian - Dream of Little Star -" Visual Novel Coming to Steam This Fall

by Scott Green
Alainmendez

Your dreams have come true Kate!

Sekai Project has updated the status on their plans to release Key's (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Angel Beats!, Little Busters!) fourth visual novel, planetarian - Dream of Little Star, saying that it is coming soon to Steam. A listing on the digital distribution service has it coming this fall.

 

 

Synopsis:

An uninhabited, sealed off city, abandoned 30 years ago after a sudden biochemical warhead strike. The deserted ruins are ruled by autonomous battle drones. And there, you meet a young woman whose name is Yumemi. A member of the planetarium’s help staff who continued to wait for customers for thirty years.

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.