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17 Sep 21:00

Remake Of Nostalgic RPG Two Brothers Will Have Less Boring Dungeons

by Chris Priestman

Nostalgic action-RPG Two Brothers is being remade in the Unity engine for PC and Wii U with new features and less bugs. It also has a new name: Chromophore.

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17 Sep 13:58

Extra Credits - MMO Economies - How to Manage Inflation in Virtual Economies

by Extra Credits
Alainmendez

Mostly for Shad.

Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Every quest reward or sellable item in an MMO generates more gold that goes into the economy, causing inflation as the gold...
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17 Sep 15:40

Marty McFly's Back To The Future 2 Sneakers Are Finally Affordable

by Meredith Woerner

Marty McFly's Back To The Future 2 Sneakers Are Finally Affordable

Back to the Future 2's self-lacing, future Nike shoes have always been bananas expensive. But not anymore! Someone has finally made a knock-off version of the power lacers for under a $100.

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16 Sep 18:03

Ogiue by Victoria “Viga” Gadson

by sdshamshel

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Viga is a long-time Genshiken ally; we even did a panel about Ogiue together at Otakon! Naturally, when requesting a drawing to commission, there was only one real choice.

If you’re interested in her work, check out her Tumblr and Twitter.


16 Sep 12:30

VIDEO: NisiOisiN Concludes "Monogatari" and Launches New Series

by Scott Green
Alainmendez

Watch out Kate! NisiOisiN is doing another detective series!

This week kicks off a festival celebrating novel and manga author NisiOisiN that starts with the September 19th release of Zoku Owarimonogatari, the conclusion of his modern fantasy Monogatari series' final season, and runs through the October 16 debut of his new series Okitegami Kyoko no Bobiroku. VOFAN illustrates the story of the forgetful detective, who will solve the mystery before it's forgotten!


The first printing of Zoku Owarimonogatari has a special bonus message from the author while Kyoko's first print has a special after story.


Commercials for the two books have started airing



  

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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.

15 Sep 16:31

These Are Some Of Bayonetta 2’s New Demon Enemies

by Ishaan

Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto provides a look at some of the new demon enemies in the game.

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14 Sep 19:44

Fall 2014 Licensing Survey

Tomorrow is the last day to submit license suggestions for our 2015 list. Let us know what you want to see from us.

(But before you do, please consider the rules laid out in the survey…We’ve received a tonne of void suggestions.)

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QXCDB97

14 Sep 20:15

"Yuri Kuma Arashi" TV Anime Now Slated For January Premiere

by Humberto Saabedra

Following a countdown which confirmed director Kunihiko Ikuhara's latest anime project in Yuri Kuma Arashi, which was wrapped under the wider Penguinbear banner that also involves the manga tie-in running in Monthly Comic Birz since February, the latest update to the official site now features an airdate of January 2015 on the same TV network that aired Marawru Penguindrum in MBS.

 

Yuri Kuma Arashi airdate

With the airdate confirmed, we won't have to wait too long to see what Ikuhara has planned for his devoted fans following the debut of the project in 2012 and the animation short teaser in 2013.

 

via moca-news


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

13 Sep 01:04

Lawson Summons "Fate/stay night" Promotion

by Scott Green

With the unveiling of a visual featuring Rin, Shirow, Archer and Saber visiting the convenience store, the Lawson chain has started hyping their Fate/stay night campaign. Previews are preliminary, but the campaign, running September 23-October 20, will feature special merch and chances to win special goods including scripts signed by the cast, with purchase or social media collaboration.

 

 

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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.

12 Sep 22:29

You Can Use Your 3DS As A Controller For Super Smash Bros. On Wii U

by Ishaan

The Nintendo 3DS can be used as a controller for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.

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12 Sep 12:44

ローソンで『Fate/stay night』キャンペーンが9月23日からスタート!描き下しイラストでアルトリアさんがレジ袋いっぱいのからあげクンを食す!

by めれむ
Alainmendez

Lawson has a Fate/Stay Night + fried chicken campaign going on.

I so wish I could be in Japan at this moment. ;)


【予告/ローソン】「Fate/stay night キャンペーン」が実施決定!詳細は後日ホームページにて発表します。いまから楽しみですね(^^)♪ #fate_sn_anime http://t.co/0lNqT4VOKL pic.twitter.com/d2XfP06aqd

— ローソンクルー♪あきこちゃん (@akiko_lawson) 2014, 9月 12
12 Sep 17:06

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Reaches North America And Europe September 19th [Update]

by Ishaan

The Super Smash Bros. demo for Nintendo 3DS will be released in North America and Europe on September 19th

Read Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Reaches North America And Europe September 19th [Update] on Siliconera!

12 Sep 17:15

Burn Notice, A Better Typing Experience, Nintendo eShop Sale [Deals]

by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team

Burn Notice, A Better Typing Experience, Nintendo eShop Sale [Deals]

Pick up Burn Notice in its entirety for just 50 bucks today. [Burn Notice]

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12 Sep 13:59

James Recommends - Cloud Chamber - ARG-like Massively Multiplayer Story Game

by Extra Credits
Buy Cloud Chamber: http://bit.ly/1uLjZ3f James Recommends Cloud Chamber, an alternate reality game that uses professionally filmed full motion video to revea...
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11 Sep 12:19

VIDEO: Official English-Subtitled "Fate/stay night" Trailer

by Scott Green
Alainmendez

I wonder if they are going to throw in some lip service lines about Saber and Illya after Fate/Zero.

Tickets are now on sale for the US Premiere of Fate/stay night, held at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, CA on September 28th ahead of the ufotable produced anime's October kickoff. In time for this, Aniplex of America has posted the English-subtitled trailer for the fall part of the two-cour adaptation of the "Unlimited Blade Works" route of Type-Moon's visual novel.

 

 

To purchase tickets for the Fate/stay night US Premiere event, visit: http://fatestaynight.bpt.me/

 

For more information on Fate/stay night, visit the official website at: http://www.fatestaynightusa.com/

 

Beyond its three city Japanese premiere, other global screenings will be held at:
 ○France
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 11:00AM
   Location:Paris・Maxlinder
 ○Germany
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 13:00PM
   Location:Nurnberg・Cinecitta
 ○Korea
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 19:00PM
   Location:Seoul・Megabox Dongdaemun

 

 

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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.

10 Sep 13:59

Extra Credits - Historical Games - Why Mechanics Must Be Both Good and Accurate

by Extra Credits
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10 Sep 15:40

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10 Sep 14:10

Jeff Goldblum Sings The Jurassic Park Theme Song And It's Beautiful

by Meredith Woerner

Jeff Goldblum sings the unofficial Jurassic Park theme song and reveals that he has the voice of an angel. Is there nothing Jeff Goldblum cannot do?

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10 Sep 12:20

Global "Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]" Preview Screenings Planned

by Scott Green

The series site has announced that "-Holy Grail's call-" preview screenings of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] have been planned for September 28th in seven cities across five countries, including Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and production studio ufotable's home town Tokushima), Los Angeles, USA, Paris, France, Nuremberg, Germany, and Seoul, South Korea.

 

In addition of special merchandise and other goodies, the Japanese screenings will feature appearances by the cast and staff, including director Takahiro Miura, character designer Tomonori Sudou, Shiro Emiya voice Noriaki Sugiyama and Saber voice Ayako Kawasumi in Tokyo, producer Hikaru Kondo and Rin Tohsaka voice Kana Ueda in Osaka and animation directors Takuya Nonaka and Takayuki Mogo in Tokushima in Tokushima.


Details of World Premiere:
 ○U.S.A.
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 13:00PM
   Location:Los Angeles・Downtown Independent
 ○France
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 11:00AM
   Location:Paris・Maxlinder
 ○Germany
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 13:00PM
   Location:Nurnberg・Cinecitta
 ○Korea
   Date:September 28th, Sunday 19:00PM
   Location:Seoul・Megabox Dongdaemun

Also, 『Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]』will begin its worldwide simulcast from October 4th, as same airing date as in Japan.
The specific date, time will be anncouned from each platform at a later date.

 

『Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]』先行上映イベント -Holy Grail's call-の詳細がご案内できておらず申し訳ございません。詳細はこちらから http://t.co/31Op6f8ctk 海外情報は後程ご案内致します

— Fate/stay night (@Fate_SN_Anime) September 10, 2014

 

The new ufotable produced adaptation of the modern fantasy light novel is scheduled to start in October. Unlike the 2006 Studio Deen adaptation of the material, this one will focus on the game's Rin-centric Unlimited Blade Works route.

 

via @ultimatemegax

 

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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.


10 Sep 03:00

アニメ『Fate/stay night』描き下しイラストで凛がアーチャーにお姫様だっこされてる!お嬢さまはツンデレマスター!?

by めれむ
Alainmendez

For Shad.


アニメディア10月号より
09 Sep 18:35

"WAKFU: The Animated Series" to Stream on Netflix

by Scott Green

Thanks to last winter's successful Kickstarter fundraiser organized by Ankama, the folks behind the multimedia franchise, cult French animated fantasy WAKFU will in fact soon be getting an English release. More than that, Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the epic fantasy-adventure.

 

The first two seasons comprise 52 half-hour episodes. There are also specials featuring Eunyoung Choi, Michio Mihara and Ping Pong's Masaaki Yuasa. The English dub of season 1 launches on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Netherlands and Nordics on September 14. It will also be available on Netflix in France, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg when the service starts in those countries and across Latin America this fall.

 

 

“This partnership represents very high visibility and a strong growth opportunity for Ankama,” said Olivier Comte, Ankama’s managing director and COO.  “We are very excited to be working with Netflix. We can now take a great French series across the globe, with just one agreement. It is incredibly motivating for our young and growing team of about 500 employees.”

 

via Variety

 

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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.

09 Sep 01:55

Yui Horie, Daisuke Ono, Toshiyuki Morikawa Join "HappinessCharge PreCure!" Film

by Mikikazu Komatsu

The voice cast for the three new characters in Toei Animation's highly anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina (The ballerina in the doll kingdom) are revealed to Japanese media today on September 9. Popular voice actress/singer Yui Horie joins the long-running anime franchise for the first time in her career alongside Daisuke Ono and Toshiyuki Morikawa.

 

Horie voices a ballerina doll named Tsumugi who takes the HappinessCharge team to the doll kingdom. Daisuke Ono, no doubt one of the most popular anime voice actors today, plays Prince Sigk also as his first PreCure appearance. 47-year-old veteran Toshiyuki Morikawa voices a mysterious man Black Fang who attacks the doll kingdom with his black strings. According to the September 7 tweet by Megumi Han who voices Hime Sirayuki/Cure Princess in the series, the voice recording session for the

film was already finished.

 

HappinessCharge PreCure! is the 11th installment of Toei Animation's long-running PreCure TV anime series

produced as the franchise's 10th anniversary title. The Chiaki Kon-directed film HappinessCharge PreCure!

Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina opens in Japan on October 11. 

 

 

(from left) Tsumugi, Prince Sigk, Black Fang

 

 

 

最近はリアルタイムで観たり、タイムラインで同じ時間を共有できていませんが、先日10/11(土)公開の『映画 ハピネスチャージプリキュア! 人形の国のバレリーナ』の収録を終えました!公開までイノセントを高めて楽しみに待っていて下さいね! pic.twitter.com/wXDea65Xkl

— 潘めぐみ(HAN MEGUMI) (@han_meg_han) September 7, 2014

 

 

Promotional visuals

 

 

Trailer

 

The poster visual

 

via: Cinema Today

 

© Movie "Happinesscharge PreCure!" Production Committee

 

09 Sep 07:00

Sherlock Holmes And Watson Will Appear In The Great Ace Attorney

by Sato

The famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will make an appearance in the game, along with an 8-year-old Watson.

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06 Sep 19:29

VIDEO: Latest "Fate/stay night" Ad Puts the Spotlight on Saber

by Joseph Luster

Following last week's Shiro Emiya-focused ad, the upcoming ufotable adaptation of Fate/stay night is back with a fourth commercial. This one puts the spotlight on Saber in the Unlimited Blade Works route, which kicks off on TV in Japan this fall. 

 

 

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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.

06 Sep 00:06

I'm sure you've gotten more than one or two messages about this already but is the news about a dramatization of "Good Omens" on BBC Radio 4 true? Forgive my skepticism or if it comes off as rude but there have been way too many false announcements and talk of it in passing for me not to ask.

It’s true. Here’s the press release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/r4-good-omens

06 Sep 02:00

The Last Of Us Finds Its Way Into Adventure Time's Candy Kingdom

by Lauren Davis

The Last Of Us Finds Its Way Into Adventure Time's Candy Kingdom

The good news is that Joel and Ellie have found their way to the Candy Kingdom; the bad news is that the kingdom is experiencing one of those pesky plagues of Candy Zombies. Greggory Metzler created this mashup for the Press Start III exhibit currently showing at Ltd. Art Gallery.

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04 Sep 21:40

A new study reveals that dogs prefer petting over vocal praise.

by George Dvorsky
Alainmendez

Now you know Kate. Your heart was right all along.

A new study reveals that dogs prefer petting over vocal praise. Dogs will spend significantly longer periods of time around people who are more inclined to pet them, regardless of whether they're owners or strangers. Vocal praise, on the other hand, has virtually no effect on their desire to hang out. The research also shows that dogs never get tired of being petted.

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05 Sep 13:16

Discotek Announces New Licenses Including "Bokurano," "Ronin Warriors" and More

by Scott Green

Discotek Media has announced new licenses for 2015, including more Lupin III, sure to be nostalgic to some who remember its TV run Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troupers, and Bokurano - a pain and trauma laden giant robot anime from 2007, helmed by Studio Ghibli veteran Hiroyuki Morita (the Cat Returns).

 

Bokurano Complete TV series. Coming in 2015 exact date TBA. Japanese language with English subtitles.

 

Comic Party original series coming in January

 

Also in January, Lupin the 3rd, Napoleon’s Dictionary

Speaking of Lupin, Discotek notes December for the Cagliostro DVD, the Blu Ray will take longer to clear everything. They will post the cover with the official date later.

 

 

Coming in February, Samurai Troopers OVA collection

This set will have the English dub and the Japanese with English subtitles


Also coming in February, Samurai Troopers original Japanese TV Series with English subtitles

Discotek notes

This will be the original version only. If and when they release Ronin Warriors, it will be a separate collection. There are some issues that need to be cleared on the dub.

 

Newly dated releases include

  • Zombie Loan Complete Collection September 30th 2014
  • Megaman Complete TV Series September 30th 2014
  • Sherlock Hound Complete Collection October 28th 2014
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Movie Blu Ray October 28th 2014
  • Itakiss Complete Anime Collection November 28th 2014
  • Devilman Complete Original TV Series November 28th 2014

 

The Discotek web site has been updated with the latest titles, along with pre-orders for upcoming releases! www.discotekmedia.com


 

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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.

04 Sep 21:26

[Comic 8-29-14] Pretend All You Want

Alainmendez

My life.

04 Sep 18:29

Persona 3 And Persona 4 Protagonists Step Out Of The Shadows For Persona Q

by Ishaan

Atlus USA have shared two new character videos from Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

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