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20 Oct 15:27

Nintendo To Livestream Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event This Thursday

by Ishaan

The livestream will focus on "50 new things" in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Read Nintendo To Livestream Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event This Thursday on Siliconera!

19 Oct 13:40

New "Macross" Anime Series Given Working Title

by Scott Green

The three pillars of the Macross franchise are transforming war jets, a love triangle and singing idols. Looking to fill that final element for the next Macross anime, being provisionally called  Macross Δ, a diva audition is launching in December. Plans to open the process starting December 1st were announced following yesterday's Fire Bomber 2014 Live concert celebrating Macross 7's 20th anniversary.

 

A similar "Victor Vocal & Voice Audition" selected Megumi Nakajima to play Macross F's Ranka Lee.

 

The new Macross series was announced in March following the end of the latest Japanese TV rebroadcast of 2008's Macross Frontier. In July, co-creator, mecha designer and later director Shoji Kawamori said that the series was in its planning stages.

 

 

via Famitsu

 

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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 Oct 16:17

"Yuri Kuma Arashi" Anime Site Updated With Latest Visual

by Scott Green

If you thought that the bare skin and bear paws visual for Kunihiko Ikuhara's (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum) Yuri Kuma Arashi winter TV anime was a bit ecchi, wait until you see the latest!

 

 

明日は、「ユリ熊嵐」公式サイトを更新!ʕ ◔ᴥ◔ ʔ!  #yurikuma

— TVアニメ「ユリ熊嵐」公式 (@yurikuma_anime) October 19, 2014

 

Cast features Miho Arakawa as Ginko Yurishiro, Yoshiko Ikuta as Ruru Yurigazaki and Nozomi Yamane as Kureha Tsubaki. The TV anime will be 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.

 

Previously

 

Check out Ikuhara's comments about the series here.

 

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.

19 Oct 21:12

Kodansha Plans "Parasyte" Manga Reprint

by Scott Green

With an anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's sci-fi horror Parasyte running this season, Kodansha has confirmed plans to reprint the manga in North America.

 

More details will go up in the next few weeks. The 1988-1995 series has a long history in North America dating back to Tokyopop precusor Mixx in 1997 before being republished by Del Rey and ultimately Kodansha Comics.

 

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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.

17 Oct 17:30

New Nintendo 3DS Faceplates Sold 19,000 Units At Launch

by Ishaan
Alainmendez

Why would they ever want the XL to have faceplates?

Due to the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate last week, the two Monster Hunter faceplates were particularly popular.

Read New Nintendo 3DS Faceplates Sold 19,000 Units At Launch on Siliconera!

17 Oct 11:13

VIDEO: Ufotable Opening Previewed in Latest "Fate/hollow ataraxia" PS Vita Port Promo

by Scott Green
Alainmendez

So when are we going to get that Ufotable Fate Hollow anime? ;)

Fate/hollow ataraxia, the visual novel sequel set half a year after Fate/stay night, is set for release on PS Vita in a port featuring 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. A new preview offers a look at that opening set to "holLow wORlD" by Aimer.

 

The game is set to be released in Japan November 27th.

 

 

PSvita「フェイト/ホロウ アタラクシア」PV 第三弾 が公開されました!弊社より二本のOP映像をお届け致します:) https://t.co/qbuf0KcHGx

— ufotable (@ufotable) October 17, 2014

"第五次聖杯戦争終結から半年― これは「Fate/stay night」の続編にして裏面にあたる物語―。" 弊社各店舗でもご予約お受けしております。宜しければ、お手に取り下さい。http://t.co/ynymdQyyFu pic.twitter.com/8n0UO4fj9K

— ufotable (@ufotable) October 17, 2014

 

 

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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.

17 Oct 14:00

James Recommends - GoD Factory Wingmen - Want to Play a Multiplayer TIE Fighter?

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17 Oct 09:00

figma blog shows off Cardcaptor Sakura prototype

by Martin Siggers

As I've noted several times before, I'm a huge Cardcaptor Sakura fan and the series's recent return to the front lines of the anime toy world has filled me with unmitigated glee. We've known for a while now that Max Factory would be producing a figma version of heroine Sakura Kinomoto, but a new post on the official company blog gives us a first chance to get a good look at her.

Still in unpainted prototype form, Sakura is nonetheless already looking extremely sharp. Like her Nendoroid and trading figure counterparts, she's portrayed in probably the most iconic of her many outfits, an ultra frilly pink number from the first opening. It's pretty challenging to reproduce in small scale, but Max Factory look to have done a fine job, and they promise an innovative new bit of design will make sure she retains maximum posability despite all those ruffles. There's also a glimpse of the included accessories, which seem to pretty much match the Nendoroid. We get miniature Kero and Sakura's sealing wand in both regular and 'Fly' broomstick-style forms.

I can't lie, I'm very excited. I swore off of figmas quite a while ago, but I doubt I'll be able to resist this one. Here's hoping we get more details, and some coloured shots, very soon.

[via Max Factory's blog

figma blog shows off Cardcaptor Sakura prototype screenshot

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16 Oct 16:40

Artist Paints Nic Cage As Various Pokémon—It's As Weird As You'd Expect

by Lauren Davis

Artist Paints Nic Cage As Various Pokémon—It's As Weird As You'd Expect

Really, with the wide variety of roles Nicolas Cage has had over the years, who is to say he wouldn't play a Bulbasaur?

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16 Oct 16:27

Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future Will Let You Control Players Freely

by Ishaan

Bandai Namco are developing a new Kuroko’s Basketball game for Nintendo 3DS, Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced.

Read Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future Will Let You Control Players Freely on Siliconera!

16 Oct 13:40

​Gundam Is Coming To America. All Of It.

by Rob Bricken

​Gundam Is Coming To America. All Of It.


Bandai Japan is partnering with anime distributor Right Stuf to bring out the entire mecha anime franchise, including Turn A, Gundam ZZ, The Origin and a few other versions that never made it to America before. The original 1979 Gundam series and Turn A will lead the charge with a spring 2015 release.

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15 Oct 20:07

Extra Credits - Digging Deeper - Do Games Have Less Value than Other Media?

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15 Oct 20:04

Are Videogames About Their Mechanics? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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12 Oct 23:05

FEATURE: "Persona 4 Arena Ultimax" Review

by Nate Ming

I'm a big fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and by extension the Persona series. I'm also a big fan of fighting games, so it's only natural that I really enjoyed Persona 4 Arena, a less execution-heavy airdasher/anime fighter with pretty direct correlations to Guilty Gear XX. In addition to providing a solid, fierce and fun fighting experience, P4A also had a wealth of single-player content for everybody who forgets why fighting games exist in the first place. The P4A series continues (possibly concludes?) with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, adding a handful of great new characters, "Shadow" versions of the cast, extending the story mode, and a variety of new features and modes along with the expected balance changes and move updates. Much like Ultra Street Fighter IV, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax looks pretty similar to its predecessor on the surface, but the changes come to light once you actually start playing.

 

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Ultimax's new cast comes in several tiers: there's the new fighters from the arcade, with Persona 3's Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori joined by pun-loving new villain Sho Minazuki. Console-exclusive Rise Kujikawa only kinda quits her announcing gig to join the fight, along with all-grown-up-since-P3 Ken Amada (with Koromaru in tow). Creepy detective Tohru Adachi, Velvet Room denizen Margaret, and Persona 4 Golden newbie Marie join the roster as DLC. It's a lot of new characters, but they all play fresh and interesting, to an extent. Yukari is a frustrating ranged character, connected and whiffed strikes with Junpei's bat build to a power-up if he gets enough "home runs," and the Persona-less Sho Minazuki fights with raw physical talent and constant up-close harassment.

 

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Unfortunately, some characters don't feel as mechanically developed. Rise's too Persona-reliant, Marie's too meter-reliant, Amada's too dog-reliant, Adachi's... well, f**k Adachi and his ridiculous broken status effect bullshit [Editor's note: this is a good thing]. Despite fun and game-changing abilities like Marie's weather system and the dual-character control of Amada and Koromaru bringing something new to the fight, most of the console-exclusive and DLC characters just don't feel as fleshed-out as other, more established members of the game's roster.

 

3

 

The big addition Ultimax brings to the roster is Shadow characters, alternate versions of most of the cast. On the surface, playing Shadow seems like a handicap, as you do less damage and don't have access to the get-out-of-jail-free card that is Burst. Instead of Burst, you can activate Shadow Frenzy, briefly granting you unlimited meter. Are you good at Roman Cancels One More! Cancels? Great! You'll be able to do hilarious neverending combos and shave off like 75% of your opponent's bar in one go! This could have just been a simple palette swap with new voice samples, but Shadow characters have their own strengths and weaknesses, really bringing something fresh to the game.

 

Arcade Mode, Score Attack, and Versus are joined by Golden Arena Mode, offering RPG-like progression with four equippable stat boosters (think Pokemon) and Social Link with support characters who provide various buffs. On lower difficulties, I didn't see any reason to upgrade any stat aside from Luck (increase the amount of EXP earned), but higher difficulties require you to min-max as much as possible. The standard Training Mode (excellent for the genre) is still complemented by the very smartly-designed Lesson Mode, teaching basic fighting game mentality and theory in addition to just showing how to perform moves. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax wants you to get better at it, but even if you want to just cruise through the whole thing with autocombos and enjoy the characters and world of Persona (which is totally fine), there's still something for you.

 

story

 

Story Mode is handled differently from P4A, for the better. Instead of choosing one character and working your way through their story (and dealing with repeat dialogue from intersecting storylines), the story is a large, branching plot that regularly switches perspectives between characters, opening up more paths as you continue. It's important to mention that there's no Japanese voiceover for Story Mode cutscenes (or menus, or between-fight announcements), but P4's dub is stellar, so I was okay with this--your mileage may vary. For someone (like, say, me) who wants to actually play the game, it can get kind of frustrating to sit around for a half an hour of dialogue before playing a match that lasts less than two minutes, but this is still Persona, meaning it's already the cream of the modern JRPG crop.

 

Depending on which console you've purchased the game for, you'll get a different experience. Xbox 360 players get the same basic menu-style lobbies and smooth online as the previous game. PS3 players, on the other hand, get cool arcade-style lobbies that let you walk around, spectate matches, say you've got next, and have a nice, nostalgic look back at the old arcade culture. Of course, you also can't go and play Time Crisis while you wait for a match to free up, but nothing's perfect.

 

last

 

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a great follow-up to a great game. Fans of the story get more, fans of the game itself get more than that. It kinda kills me that the mystery of Labrys and the P-1 tournament is over, but with the upcoming release of Persona 5, who know's what's coming next? Atlus and Arc System Works score another win with a game that may not be as demanding as other fighters, but is every bit as rewarding.

 

REVIEW ROUNDUP

+ Plentiful roster additions don't feel like padding, with fresh, individual playstyles

+ The game wants you to get better at it, and provides training tools and lessons for improvement

+ While still more blah-blah than play, Story Mode is vastly improved from the original P4A

+ Online is great on both consoles, with a more unique overall experience on PS3

+/- Japanese voice options are only available in matches--not in Story Mode, in menus, or anywhere else in-game... but the English dub is awesome!

- Console-exclusive and DLC characters don't feel as developed as more established fighters

14 Oct 12:46

VIDEO: Clean Version of "Rage of Bahamut" Officially Posted

by Scott Green

In some quarters online, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is one of the more talked up anime of fall 2014, and one of the many elements coming in for praise is the ending, featuring Risa Shimizu's "Promised Land," set to animation by Sayo Yamamoto (The Woman Called Fujiko Mine). Cygames, the people behind the Mobage card battle game, has posted a non-credits version.

 

わぁ!皆さんぜひ聴いてください。作曲は池頼広さん、作詞と歌は私です。RT @bahamut_genesis: EDテーマ『Promised Land』ノンテロップVer.公開です!! #バハジェネ #bahamut_genesis http://t.co/xGZhJJGFZs

— 清水理沙 Risa Shimizu (@RisaShimizu) October 14, 2014


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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 Oct 17:40

My God, Archie Meets Predator Is Actually A Thing That Is Happening

by Rob Bricken

My God, Archie Meets Predator Is Actually A Thing That Is Happening

He's met the Punisher and KISS, but Archie Andrews has never met anyone quite like this. The alien hunter known as the Predator will come to Riverdale in a miniseries collaboration between Archie Comics and Dark Horse next spring. The mind boggles.

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12 Oct 21:02

Kunihiko Ikuhara Discusses "Yuri Kuma Arashi" Anime

by Scott Green

This weekend's Machi Asobi anime event welcomed Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum), along with cosplaying publicist Yumioka Masako, to discuss one of winter 2015's most intriguing anime, Yuri Kuma Arashi.

 

Cast on the TV anime features Miho Arakawa as Ginko Yurishiro, Yoshiko Ikuta as Ruru Yurigazaki and Nozomi Yamane as Kureha Tsubaki. Kunihiko Ikuhara is working with animator Etsuko Sumimoto adapting manga tie-in author Akiko Morishima's original character designs on the Silver Link production.

 

 

幾原邦彦監督の最新作「ユリ熊嵐」情報が「ユリ★アソビ」で明らかに - GIGAZINE http://t.co/4vvyipge4l

— 幾原邦彦 (@ikuni_noise) October 12, 2014

Sounds like the Yuri Kuma Arashi anime is going to be essentially a separate entity from the manga, which is basically in Morishima's hands.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Ikuhara said it's partly b/c what he's writing would be hard to do as a manga and partly so he can take inspiration from what she's writing.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

He also said that since he's new to this, he asked some girls about the fanservice, and they said it was acceptable, so he's going with it.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Arakawa Miho was picked to voice Yurishiro Ginko by audition, and not only b/c she was in Penguindrum.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Yurigasaki Ruru has big boobs b/c when Ikuhara learned about oppai mousepads, he was fascinated & decided he wanted one of smth he created.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Some more tidbits from the Yuri Kuma Arashi article: Ikuhara got the idea while working on Penguindrum. Bears weren't there at first...

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

...just the concept that he wanted to do something in a genre he'd never done before. He was also interested in working w/ Morishima Akiko.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Q: "What is a 'Yuri Kuma Arashi'?" A: "You know what yuri is--not the flower. Kuma is the literal animal (bears). Yuri meets bears, which...

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

...causes a storm (arashi). You may be thinking that yuri goes with yuri and bears with bears--that they can't possibly mix...

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

...but this is going to be something you've never seen anything like before."

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Q: "Why bears?" A: "Because they're in (lol)" However, when he decided on it, he didn't expect the bear craze to get as huge as it's gotten.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

Ikuhara also strongly insists Yuri Kuma Arashi could be a turning point for the genre--much like Gundam spearheaded the "real robot" genre.

— 黒坂龍子 (@BlackDragonHunt) October 12, 2014

ガウガウ!眉山山頂にてスタンバイ中!押してるのでまだまにあいますよーユリ熊嵐ステージ宜しくお願いします! #yurikuma #マチアソビ pic.twitter.com/jvrt6HGYi8

— TVアニメ「ユリ熊嵐」公式 (@yurikuma_anime) October 11, 2014

拙いMCで申し訳ありませんが無事、ユリ熊嵐ステージ終了しました。ステージご覧いただきました皆様本当にありがとうございました!1月より放送開始となりますので宜しくお願いします!(宣伝まぁさ) #yurikuma pic.twitter.com/v4zmKQyFXC

— TVアニメ「ユリ熊嵐」公式 (@yurikuma_anime) October 11, 2014

ユリ熊嵐ステッカー配布中です!ユーフォテーブルシネマ近くにいるみなさまもらいに来てください! #yurikuma #マチアソビ pic.twitter.com/dj02CbNlyp

— TVアニメ「ユリ熊嵐」公式 (@yurikuma_anime) October 12, 2014

 

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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.

11 Oct 14:01

Extra History - World War I: The Seminal Tragedy - Chapter 4: The Final Act

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11 Oct 19:25

Sunrise Announces New Deal With RightStuf To Release "Gundam" Franchise

by Humberto Saabedra

During its panel at New York Comic-Con, Sunrise representatives confirmed that the company that will handle the Gundam franchise in the US will be none other than RightStuf, who has previously handled other Gundam properties such as the Gundam Unicorn OVA in terms of distribution.

 

The agreement will begin with the first Gundam series as well as the first official US release of Turn A Gundam, previously unreleased in the US.

Here is a Sunrise slide announcing new Gundam deal. It is real pic.twitter.com/qrWKjm13kf

— Todd DuBois (@GWOtaku) October 11, 2014

Retailer and anime publisher RightStuf has also confirmed further Gundam titles such as ZZ Gundam as a part of the expanded collaboration and more information is expected in the weeks and months. Who's excited to finally get a chance to own Gundam from the beginning and in order?

Gundam The Origin 1, Blue-eyed Casval. The OVA will be dubbed by nyav post

— Todd DuBois (@GWOtaku) October 11, 2014

In related news, Sunrise has also confirmed that the Gundam: The Origin OVA will receive an English dub via NYAV Post and the English title for the first Episode will be "The Blue-eyed Casval". Sunrise will also be working to deliver a new Gundam online portal for the new arrangement, along with confirmation that a US deal for Gundam: Reconguista in G is being worked on but wasn't ready in time to be announced for today's panel.

 

Update: Sunrise has confirmed that home video releases are slated to begin in Spring of 2015.

 


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

09 Oct 15:35

VIDEO: Catch Hatsune Miku's Late Show With David Letterman Perfomance

by Scott Green

Early risers and cord cutters who couldn't catch Hatsune Miku's big televised performance on The Late Show With David Letterman can now watch the hologram-projected Vocaloid singing "Sharing the World" thanks to an official Youtube video.

 

 

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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 Oct 00:47

More Bare Skin and Bear Paws Seen in Latest "Yuri Kuma Arashi" Anime Visual

by Scott Green

It's time again for another update to the Yuri Kuma Arashi anime's site. The new visual for the winter TV anime features cast members Ginko and Ruru with more bare skin and more bear paws than the earlier pic. 

 

Cast features Miho Arakawa as Ginko Yurishiro, Yoshiko Ikuta as Ruru Yurigazaki and Nozomi Yamane as Kureha Tsubaki. The TV anime will be 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.

 

 

 

Previously..

 

 

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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 Oct 15:40

Crunchyroll Adds "Case Closed" to Anime Simulcasts

by Joseph Luster

One of the announcements from Crunchyroll's NYCC panel this morning was the addition of Case Closed, AKA Great Detective Conan. More information is coming, but for now you can get ready to add more whoddunnits to your weeks in the future with simulcast episodes of the long-running mystery anime.

 

Case Closed will be available in the United States and Canada. 

 

Based on the Weekly Shonen Sunday manga by Gosho Aoyama—which has been serialized since 1994, racking up 85 volumes and counting along the way—the Case Closed anime series has quite the history behind it. It's been running since 1996, and soon you'll be able to catch the latest episodes on Crunchyroll.

 

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

08 Oct 14:02

Extra Credits - Big Bad II - What Makes a Good Villain?

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08 Oct 14:40

The Golden Girls Are the Only Sailor Scouts We Ever Need

by Meredith Woerner

The Golden Girls Are the Only Sailor Scouts We Ever Need

The Golden Girls as the Sailor Moon Sailor Scouts. There is nothing better than this. This is the best thing. It's Tuxedo Stan! TUXEDO STAN!

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07 Oct 15:10

Syfy's Next TV Series Is About Famous Ghosts Who Help Hunt For Treasure

by Meredith Woerner

Syfy's Next TV Series Is About Famous Ghosts Who Help Hunt For Treasure

Lately Syfy has been ramping up the press for their new 12 Monkeys series and Ascension, but what will come after these debuts? Well, wait no more, because the channel has optioned the comic book series Five Ghosts, which is apparently about using famous ghosts (including Dracula!) for monetary gains.

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07 Oct 16:00

The D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual Is a Cornucopia of Classic Creatures

by Ed Grabianowski

The D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual Is a Cornucopia of Classic Creatures

You like monsters, right? Of course you do. What about a whole book full of monsters? That sounds cool. What if I told you about the best book of monsters ever? The 5E Monster Manual just might be the one.

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06 Oct 20:45

Crunchyroll to Stream "Akatsuki no Yona" Anime

by Joseph Luster

Crunchyroll has another announcement today, with the addition of Akatsuki no Yona to the fall anime simulcast lineup. The series is set to broadcast every Tuesday starting October 7 at 8:00am Pacific Time. Free members will be able to catch episodes a week after they debut.

 

Akatsuki no Yona is based on the manga by Mizuho Kusanagi, and produced by Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippuden, Sabagebu! -Survival Game Club!-). It will be available worldwide except Asia.

 

 

Crunchyroll's synopsis:

Akatsuki no Yona centers around the princess of the Kingdom of Kouka, Yona. Despite her father’s disapproval, she’s in love with and plans to marry her cousin, Soo-won. However, her world gets turned upside down on her 16th birthday, and she is forced to flee from the palace. Now, with her friend and bodyguard Hak, Yona must set out on a journey to find out and fulfill her destiny. 

 

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

06 Oct 15:44

It's Official: Twin Peaks Will Return!

by Meredith Woerner

Yes, it's happening. No more vague tweets about a possible return; co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost have come together with Showtime to announce via video that TWIN PEAKS IS BACK!!!!! UPDATE.

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06 Oct 11:06

Ghost of "Space Dandy" Hopes for a Sequel

by Scott Green

With the broadcast of Space Dandy over and the month of October underway, the Twitter account for the series has posted an illustration and message from Shingo Natsume, director on the series and episode director for the first, last and season 1 finale. Accompanying the ghostly, yokai-style take on the crew, Natsume noted the typhoon approaching Japan this weekend, then sincerely thanked the viewers and expressed hopes for a sequel.

 

『スペース☆ダンディ』ひとまず全話数の放送が終わりました。ご覧いただいた皆様に心から感謝いたします。有難うございました!夏目監督よりイラストコメントをいただきましたのでご紹介します★また、関東台風接近中でお天気大荒れ中です。くれぐれもお気をつけて!(ボンズシバタ)#s_dandy

— スペース☆ダンディ (@space_dandy) October 6, 2014

【最終回の放送を終えて】夏目真吾監督より。続編希望の気持ちをこめた前向きなイラスト(ちょっと怖いですけど)#s_dandy pic.twitter.com/qnS1Qs2E7P

— スペース☆ダンディ (@space_dandy) October 6, 2014

 

 

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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.

05 Oct 11:57

アニメ『Fate/stay night』第0話 奈須きのこ氏の実況ツイートまとめ

by めれむ


" #00 プロローグ " TV放送を御覧頂いた皆様ありがとうございました。25時より、ニコニコ生放送( http://t.co/5gWNUYJpcP )開始!そして、原作者・奈須きのこさん実況開幕! #fate00 pic.twitter.com/xHiiQpr6Av

— Fate/stay night (@Fate_SN_Anime) 2014, 10月 4