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28 Jul 18:30

RIP Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5's Mr. Garibaldi

by James Whitbrook

Jerry Doyle, best known for his role as Chief of Security Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, has passed away at the age of 60.

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27 Jul 17:00

Games You Might Not Have Tried #10 - Find New Games - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

If you want to try games that feel different, that always feel new and ambitious even if they're not necessarily the most polished experiences, then check out this list of Games You Might Not Have Tried. We review and recommend interesting but under appreciated games on a variety of genres and platforms for you to discover and enjoy. (Find game details below...)

Look through our whole collection of Games You Might Not Have Tried! http://bit.ly/1wsJSun
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* Concrete Jungle (0:23) - http://bit.ly/2a8CnQe

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* Devil Daggers (2:34) - http://bit.ly/2agt7M6

* Tree of Savior (3:12) - http://bit.ly/2ae1G5c

* Rogue Galaxy (4:03) - http://bit.ly/29YZQqp

* The Way (5:25) - http://bit.ly/29YXpnH

* Chronicle: RuneScape Legends (6:44) - http://bit.ly/2atzlZR

* Pony Island (7:38) - http://bit.ly/2aJyphF

* My Night Job (8:02) - http://bit.ly/2ae1sv5
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27 Jul 03:00

Tokyo ESP Manga by Ga-Rei's Hajime Hasegawa Ends

Manga inspired anime in 2014; Vertical publishes manga in N. America
27 Jul 06:46

Lady Layton Announced, Featuring Professor Layton’s Daughter, For 3DS And Smartphone

by Sato

During Level-5 Vision 2016 the company announced Lady Layton, an upcoming puzzle adventure for Nintendo 3DS, Android, and iPhone.

Read Lady Layton Announced, Featuring Professor Layton’s Daughter, For 3DS And Smartphone on Siliconera!

26 Jul 22:05

Crunchyroll Adds "Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie" to Catalog!

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Grab some quarters and get ready to shout “Hadouken!” That 1994 anime classic known as Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie begins streaming on Crunchyroll today, both subbed and dubbed, for members in the USA and Canada!

 

 


About Street Fighter II The Animated Movie


Get your quarters ready, because the world's top fighters are about to go head to head in this explosive animated adaptation of the classic Street Fighter II arcade game! M. Bison's plan to crush those who would oppose his organization, Shadowloo, is simple: brainwash the strongest martial artists around with his dreaded psycho power, and turn them into living weapons! To stop him, Interpol agent Chun-Li must team up with Major Guile of the United States Air Force, but that's no small feat.

They'll have to put aside their differences and learn to work together, and fast. Bison is closing in on Ryu, a traveling vagabond said to be the best fighter in the world. Fortunately (or not), Ryu is a hard man to find, but the same can't be said of his eternal rival, Ken. And it might just be through Ken that Bison will get what he wants! Can the World Warriors beat Bison to the punch? 


And here’s a little bonus tune to help get you in the mood (I’m actually singing it right now as I write this…)


 

Patrick Macias is editor in chief of Crunchyroll News & Otaku USA magazine.

He is also the writer of HYPERSONIC music clubParanoia Girls, & PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!

23 Jul 05:45

"Maho Girls PreCure!" Film Advance Ticket Sales Jumps Up 423%

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
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I really want to get back into this to see why it is doing so well.

Advance tickets for the upcoming feature film Eiga Mahou Tsukai PreCure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun! (Maho Girls PreCure! The Movie: Miracle Transformation! Cure Mofurun!) went on sale at Japanese theaters on July 16, and the record-breaking 31,740 tickets were sold only in the first two days. It was an amazing 423.1 percent of that of the last non-All Stars film, Go! Princess Precure the Movie: Go! Go!! Splendid Triple Feature!!! released in October 2015, and also the No.1 sales record in the all 12 PreCure films released in the fall season (3rd in the all 21 films).

 

The 13th PreCure TV series has been reportedly well-received by its main target viewers, girls in age three to six and their parents. The theater-limited advance ticket comes with an original Linkle Stone in two choices, Heartful Linkle Stone and Mofurun Linkle Stone, both will be used in the film.

 

 

The 21st PreCure feature film (13th non-All Stars film) will open in Japan on October 29, 2016.

 

 

Full trailer

 

 

"Maho Girls PreCure! The Movie" main staff:

 Director: Yuta Tanaka (Go! Princess PreCure series director)

 Screenplay: Jin Tanaka (Go! Princess PreCure series composition writer)

 Character Designer/Animation Director: Ken Ueno (DokiDoki! PreCure film animation director)

 Music: Hiroshi Takaki (DokiDoki! PreCure, HappinessCharge PreCure!, Go! Princess PreCure, Maho Girls PreCure!)

 

"Cure Miracle and Mofurun's Lesson of Magic!"

 Director: Hideaki Maniwa (Precure and Refi's Wonder Night! art director)

 Direction: Manabu Hyuga (Cure Flora and the Mischievous Mirror CG director)

 

via: Animate Times

 

© 2016 Movie Mahou Tsukai PreCure! Production Committee

 

22 Jul 21:38

Visual Prepares For "Kuroko's Basketball - Extra Game" Anime Movie

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The anime adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's sports manga Kuroko's Basketball is set to be featured in a series of anime movie, starting with a trilogy of Winter Cup compilations.  The first part "Kage to Hikari" (Shadow and Light) will be screened for two weeks in 31 Japanese theaters from September. Then the second part, "Namida no Saki he" (Ahead of Tears) opens October 8, and the third part, "Tobira no Mukou" (Beyond The Door) opens December 3. These will be followed by an adaptation of the Kuroko's Basketball EXTRA GAME follow-up manga, schedule for 2017. An early look at the visual for that movie has leaked online.

 

 

Extra Game follows the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga, along with bench players Hyūga Junpei, Takao Kazunari, and Wakamatsu Kōsuke, forming Team Vorpal Swords,  to avenge the Japanese spirit against American street basketball team Jabberwock.

 

 

 

"Kage to Hikari" key visual



Second part "Namida no Saki he" key visual 

 

Third part "Tobira no Mukou" key visual

 


 

 

via pKjd

 

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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 Jul 17:00

Games You Might Not Have Tried #9 - Find New Games - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

If you want to try games that feel different, that always feel new and ambitious even if they're not necessarily the most polished experiences, then check out this list of Games You Might Not Have Tried. We review and recommend interesting but under appreciated games on a variety of genres and platforms for you to discover and enjoy. (Find game details below...)

Look through our whole collection of Games You Might Not Have Tried! http://bit.ly/1wsJSun
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For our long-running Games You Might Not Have Tried series, Extra Credits reviews and recommends a selection of video games that might have slipped under your radar. Here's the full list!

* Cube Escape: Theater (0:28) - iOS: http://apple.co/2abowdc // Android: http://bit.ly/29UO8M4

* Stellaris (1:24) - http://amzn.to/2aah19n

* Duskers (2:41) - http://bit.ly/29XUaNb

* North (3:54) - http://bit.ly/29UxoBX

* Warlords Battlecry III (4:24) - http://bit.ly/29XUKdH

* Superhot (5:23) - http://bit.ly/29MOP7W

* Oxenfree (6:24) - http://bit.ly/29LjiHa

* Artifact Adventure (7:32) - http://bit.ly/2a85Bl5
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15 Jul 02:55

Bump of Chicken Performs OP / ED Themes for "March Comes in Like a Lion" Anime

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken will perform the opening and ending themes for March Comes in Like a Lion, an upcoming TV anime adaptation of the shogi manga by Chica Umino.

 

 

The opening theme will be a new song, while the ending theme will be "Fighter", a 2014 song created as a previous collaboration between Bump of Chicken and the March Comes in Like a Lion manga, which is serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal seinen manga magazine.

 

 

The March Comes in Like a Lion TV anime is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and features animation by Shaft. The story of the series follows Rei Kiriyama, 17 year old professional shogi player whose family perished in an automobile accident. Rei begins to open his heart to other people after befriending the three Kawamoto sisters. March Comes in Like a Lion will debut on NHK in October of 2016.

 

Source: MoCa

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

14 Jul 15:00

You Can Now Request New Pokestops and Gyms In Pokémon Go [Update]

by Patricia Hernandez
Alainmendez

A worthy goal!

Live in a place with crappy Pokémon Go landmarks? Don’t have enough Pokestops near you? Have a good idea for something that would make for a great meeting ground for Pokémon Go players? Good news. You can now lobby Niantic with Pokémon Go requests.

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13 Jul 18:21

Crunchyroll Talks with "Berserk" Producer Reo Kuroso About the Anime's Premiere and More

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

During Anime Expo 2016 earlier this month, Crunchyroll's Victoria Holden had the opportunity to speak with Reo Kurosu, producer on the new Berserk anime. The results are now online, so see what he had to say about his role in the production, Berserk creator Kentaro Miura's involvement, excitement over the music, and more.

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

13 Jul 17:22

Classroom Metrics - Real World Case Study for Games in Schools - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

Reach out to your school district with Filament Games's Implementation Guide: http://bit.ly/29EKVQB
We believe games can be a great teaching tool, but we need data to study that assumption in an actual classroom setting. The team at Filament Games partnered with a Sun Prairie School District teacher named Mary Headington to analyze exactly that. (---More below)
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We teamed up with Filament Games, a company that creates educational games for the classroom, to share the results of a study they did about using games in the classroom. The current educational environment begs for tools like games, which help students develop the 21st Century skills and can be easily integrated in 1-on-1 programs, the Maker movement, project-based learning, and personalized learning environments. Games prepare students for a working world that needs teamwork, understanding of technology and self-motivation. But when we think about games in class, we have to think about teachers first, because they're the ones who develop the curriculum and interact with students. Filament Games implemented metrics programs that allowed teachers to see what parts of the lesson plan students left which students struggling. That set the stage perfectly for them to conduct a study on the impact of games in the classroom. They partnered with the Sun Praisie School District in Wisconsin and worked directly with a teacher named Mary Headington who used their game Planet Mechanic, a sandbox system that allows students to play with planets and solar systems, in her classroom. Mary had all her students take a pre-assessment test on the subject, then split them into three sections: 1) only play the game, 2) only receive traditional teaching from Mary, and 3) play the game and receive teaching from Mary. When they took their post-assessment test, students in the third group showed by far the greatest improvement, with a 10% grade increase on average. Meanwhile, students in the first group barely showed any improvement at all. Guidance from a skilled teacher makes all the difference, for while a learning game can amplify engagement, investment, and retention, it's the teacher who guides the learning process and acts as a force multiplier to increase the effectiveness of the lesson.
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13 Jul 07:30

Persona 5 Will Have Seven New Announcements For Upcoming Event

by Sato

Atlus is hosting a special event for Persona 5 on NicoNico Live on July 19, and a new banner has surfaced showing that seven new announcements will be made during the broadcast.

Read Persona 5 Will Have Seven New Announcements For Upcoming Event on Siliconera!

12 Jul 22:45

Comiket's Genre Categories Reorganized, Expanded

Popular franchises like Attack on Titan, Love Live!, Mr. Osomatsu get their own categories
12 Jul 00:50

All PreCure Opening Themes Collection Album Announced

Marvelous Entertainment Inc. is releasing an album compiling all of the PreCure (Pretty Cure) metaseries' opening theme songs on August 3. The CD “Precure...
08 Jul 23:45

Light Novel Contest Overwhelmed with Alternate World Entries

Last week, we reported on a Japanese writing contest run by Bungaku Free Market and Shōsetsuka ni Narō that banned all submissions with plots about "traveling...
06 Jul 13:13

Animated "Fate/Grand Order" Commercial Looks Ahead To Chapter VI: Camelot

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The sixth of seven announced chapters comes to smartphone RPG Fate/Grand Oder in late July, Order VI - Sacred Round Table Region - Camelot: The Shining Airgetlám, is in A.D. 1273 and features Crusades/Holy War. As with previous chapters, a new animated commercial (prominently featuring Bedivere - voiced by  Mamoru Miyano in a recent drama) anticipates the new chapter.

 

 

 

 

In other FGO doings, the game is celebrating 6 million downloads

Introduced Craft Essences include

Personal Lesson, illustrated by Nekotawawa, and featuring Olga Marie Animusphere

 

Bronze-Link Manipulator, referancing Fate/Apocrypha

 

Ath nGabla

 

Bygone Dreams, featuring Shirley from Fate/Zero.

 

Extremely Spicy Mapo Tofu

 

Jeweled Sword Zelretch

 

And, coming July 11th, a Tenma's Marvelous Folklore - Onigashima event featuring 4★ Rider Sakata Kintoki (he's already been a 5★ Berserker)

 

via Fate/Grand Order Wikia

 

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06 Jul 11:25

"One-Punch Man" and "Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan" Nominated For Comic Industry's Harvey Award

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

This week, the comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their 2016 nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by being voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators, those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are otherwise professionally involved in the creative aspect of comics, online or in print.

 

In its Best American Edition of Foreign Material category, Viz's release of One and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man and Drawn & Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan are up against Corto Maltese: Beyond The Windy Isles by Hugo Pratt, from IDW Publishing, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, from Archaia/BOOM! Studios and Two Brothers, by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon from Dark Horse Books.

 

Reaction to nominee ballet has featured some controversy in that comics by the publisher Valiant, which dominated the selection last year, this time took 35% of the nominations.

 

The awards will be presented September 3rd, during Baltimore Comic-Con.

 

Attack on Titan was honored in 2014, but manga was shut down in 2015.

 

 

See a complete list of nominees here.

 

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05 Jul 22:31

Preview Teases Shoji Kawamori's "THE NEXT" Anime Project

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Last weekend, Anime Expo offered a look at THE NEXT, a new project from anime creator/director/writer/mecha designer Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Aquarion, Vision of Escaflowne) planned for a 2017-2018 anime production. After its event presentation, a teaser was posted online. 

 

Destruction, Destruction, Destruction and—Creation!
Exceptionally cool and intensely hot!
A breaking-the-limit hybrid action story!

The journey to end war using songs instead of weapons which I depicted in “The Super Dimension Fortress MACROSS,” the mind control and AI losing control which I depicted in “MACROSS Plus,” the relation between human and destiny which I depicted in “The Vision of Escaflowne,” the tie between heart, body and soul which I depicted in “Aquarion” series, and the aggregate of life form and the emotional link with the earth which I depicted in “MACROSS Frontier”...

When I worked on these works, the depicted themes were pies in the air, but now they have gradually become realty in realistic shapes.
AI has been widely used in our daily life, and autonomous cars will become more common in a few years. Humanoid robots are not rare anymore, and prolonging life by using biotechnology is no longer a pipe dream.
The boundary between developed technologies and human beings is becoming obscure, and the time when we have to seek the meaning of mankind’s existence is coming before long.

What are Human Beings—?
Joy, Anger, Sorrow, Feeling, and Love. What is the power of “Emotion” that distinguishes human and machines?

What I want to depict in this work is the potential humans have. The rapid biological evolution, just like “Cambrian Explosion,” is caused by one incident. This incident turns into the genesis of a new jostle for supremacy. The influence of the evolution goes beyond biological framework and spreads to various kinds of materials and technologies. The era of massive evolution involving diverse existences, such as human, machines and biotechnologies, is coming.

Who is going to survive? Human, or other existence—

The main characters who are forced to be involved with a war for existence of species grope for ways to survive by crossing the boundaries of differences in ideas and species. Since they live in such a hard time, the real potential humans have might reveal. I want to pin such hope in the story.

Organic compounds and inorganic compounds, light and darkness, life and death… The intersection of two completely opposite elements often prompts signs of new potentials. I am going to challenge to create a piece of entertainment that no one has ever seen by combining the “coolest” forefront technologies and the drive of human’s burning souls, just like how the species evolved.

Shoji Kawamori June 30th, 2016.

 

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05 Jul 18:59

Black Cat Maid And Angel Crown "CardCaptor Sakura" Plus Jyushimatsu and Todomatsu "Mr. Osomatsu" Nendoroid Figures Go On Sale

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Matsuno brothers five and six are here! Good Smile Company has started off July by wrapping up their launch of pre-orders for Mr. Osomatsu sextuplet Nendoroid figures, and paired the youngest two with Co-de figures oCardcaptor Sakura's titular heroine in a pair of her best-loved outfits.

 

Nendoroid Co-de Sakura Kinomoto: Black Cat Maid Co-de

A Nendoroid Co-de of Sakura-chan!!

From the series celebrating its 20th anniversary 'Cardcaptor Sakura' which has an all new 'Clear Card Arc' manga starting in July comes a Nendoroid Co-de of the main character - Sakura Kinomoto! She is wearing the adorable black cat maid outfit from the series complete with cat ears and tail!! Her frilly skirt has also been sculpted in lovely detail for a figure that fans are sure to enjoy by their side!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Co-de Sakura Kinomoto: Black Cat Maid Co-de
Series
   Cardcaptor Sakura
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid Co-de
Price¥
   2,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2016/11
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale product with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height
Sculptor
   Yuichi Imai
Cooperation
   Nendoron

 

Nendoroid Co-de Sakura Kinomoto: Angel Crown Co-de

An adorable angel with a crown on her head!

From the series celebrating its 20th anniversary 'Cardcaptor Sakura' which has an all new 'Clear Card Arc' manga starting in July comes a Nendoroid Co-de of the main character - Sakura Kinomoto! She is wearing a cute outfit with small wings and a crown atop her head! Be sure to add this cute winking Sakura to your collection!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Co-de Sakura Kinomoto: Angel Crown Co-de
Series
   Cardcaptor Sakura
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid Co-de
Price
   ¥2,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2016/11
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale product with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height
Sculptor
   Yuichi Imai
Cooperation
   Nendoron

 

What is Nendoroid Co-de?

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts - the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

The name 'Co-de' comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word 'coordinate', as in clothes coordination.

Nendoroid Co-de Official Site: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/nendoro-code

 

Nendoroid Jyushimatsu Matsuno

"I'm the... uh... fifth Matsuno brother! Jyushimatsu Matsuno!"

From the popular anime series 'Osomatsu-san' comes a Nendoroid of the fifth son of the Matsuno family, Jyushimatsu! He comes with three face plates including his cheerful smiling expression, a flustered expression with very characteristic eyes as well as a blank expression with a variety of different stickers for you to create your very own expression!

Optional parts include a baseball as well as a baseball bat, and he also comes with special bendable arms parts to recreate your favorite scenes from the series! Be sure to display him with his other brothers who are also joining the Nendoroid series!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Jyushimatsu Matsuno
Series
   Osomatsu-san
Manufacturer
   ORANGE ROUGE
Category
   Nendoroid
Price
   ¥3,241 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2016/11
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   toytec D.T.C
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Released by
   ORANGE ROUGE
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
Planning/Production
   Good Smile Company

 

Nendoroid Todomatsu Matsuno

"I'm the youngest of the brothers. Todomatsu Matsuno"

From the popular anime series 'Osomatsu-san' comes a Nendoroid of the sixth son of the Matsuno family, Todomatsu! He comes with three face plates including his cute standard expression, his classic 'Totty' expression as well as a blank expression with a variety of different stickers for you to create your very own expression!

Optional parts include his smartphone, a cafe apron and an alternate head part wearing his hat - all sorts of parts to recreate your favorite scenes from the series! Be sure to display him with his other brothers who are also joining the Nendoroid series!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Todomatsu Matsuno
Series
   Osomatsu-san
Manufacturer
   ORANGE ROUGE
Category
   Nendoroid
Price
   ¥3,241 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2016/11
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   toytec D.T.C
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Released by
   ORANGE ROUGE
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
Planning/Production
   Good Smile Company

 

Some more Sakura form Anime Expo


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05 Jul 09:25

Fate/Extella Adds Karna, Lu Bu, And Gawain As Playable Characters

by Sato

In a preview snippet of this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine, it’s been revealed that Fate/Extella’s newest playable characters are Karna, Lu Bu, and Gawain.

Read Fate/Extella Adds Karna, Lu Bu, And Gawain As Playable Characters on Siliconera!

02 Jul 00:55

Site Launches For "Macross" Co-Creator's New Project

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

This weekend, THE NEXT, a new project for anime creator/director/writer/mecha designer Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Aquarion, Vision of Escaflowne) will be presented at LA 's Anime Expo. A July 2nd panel from Kawamori will provide more, but, ahead of that, a site with concept message has teased the 2017-2018 production.

 

 

Message:

 

Destruction, Destruction, Destruction and—Creation!
Exceptionally cool and intensely hot!
A breaking-the-limit hybrid action story!

The journey to end war using songs instead of weapons which I depicted in “The Super Dimension Fortress MACROSS,” the mind control and AI losing control which I depicted in “MACROSS Plus,” the relation between human and destiny which I depicted in “The Vision of Escaflowne,” the tie between heart, body and soul which I depicted in “Aquarion” series, and the aggregate of life form and the emotional link with the earth which I depicted in “MACROSS Frontier”...

 

via AnimeAnime.jp

 

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02 Jul 07:30

"Nakayoshi" Latest Issue Sold Out Thanks to "Cardcaptor Sakura" Manga New Series

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

It has been confirmed that the July 2016 issue of Kodansha's monthly shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi was sold out at stores only in a week from its release day in Japan, June 2. This is the first time in three years and four months for the magazine since its March 2013 issue that came with the popular "Manga Artist Set." The magazine's print circulation during January to March 2016 was 105,500 copies.  

 

According to the publisher, the two biggest reasons for the huge sales were the issue's bonus item "Statio Set" (stationary set), and the return of CLAMP's internationally popular manga series Cardcaptor Sakura with its new "Clear Card" arc. The magical girl manga series celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and its new anime project was also announced in the issue.   

 

 

"Nakayoshi" July 2016 issue cover

 

"Cardcaptor Sakura" 20th anniversary logo

 

Source: Mantan Web

 

© CLAMP, ShigatsuTsuitachi CO.,LTD./Kodansha

© CLAMP, ST, Kodansha/NHK・NEP

 

29 Jun 09:00

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Developers On Adapting To The West And Its Localization

by Sato

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE recently released in North America and Europe, and Atlus producer Shinjiro Takada and Nintendo designer Hitoshi Yamagami talked about localizing and adapting to the West.

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28 Jun 17:00

Zero Escape Series Video Summarizes Everything You Need To Know About The Series

by Casey

In a new video from Suggestive Gaming, we get a rundown of the Zero Escape series’ first two games, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, and Virtue’s Last Reward, just in time for Zero Time Dilemma.

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28 Jun 11:10

Max Factory's figma Archer/Gilgamesh from "Fate/Grand Order" Previewed in Video

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Max Factory's no scale figure of Archer/Gilgamesh from the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game for a December 2016 release. It is the commemorative 300th item from the company's figma action figure line that launched in 2008. The price for the 160mm-tall figure is 9,800 yen (about 96 US dollars), and pre-orders will be accepted till July 27.

 

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Source: press release

 

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16 Jun 16:10

The Fifth Season of Orphan Black Will Be Its Last

by James Whitbrook
Alainmendez

For Kates.

Sad news, Clone Club. Ahead of Orphan Black’s season four finale tonight, BBC America has confirmed the show will be back for another season—but it will also be its last.

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28 Jun 07:10

"Futari wa PreCure Splash Star" Novel to be Published in 2017

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Answering to a fan's question about the series' 10th anniversary plan, the official Twitter of Kodansha's Character Bunko imprint confirmed yesterday that a novel adaptation of the 3rd PreCure TV series Futari wa PreCure Splash Star is now in the works and scheduled to be published in 2017. In addition, the previously announced two novel adaptations of the 8th series Suite PreCure♪ (2011-2012) and the 9th Smile PreCure! (2012-2013) will be available later this year.

 

 

The imprint has published three PreCure novels so far, based on the 1st series Futari wa PreCure (2004-

2005), 6th Fresh PreCure! (2009-2010) and 7th HeartCatch PreCure! (2010-2011). It has not been confirmed

that the Splash Star novel will be a retelling of the TV anime story like Futari wa PreCure and HeartCatch

or a sequel to it like Fresh

 

Futari wa PreCure Splash Star was originally aired for 49 episodes in Japan from February 2006 to January

2007. Though achieving moderate commercial success compared to its predecessor, it has been considered

as one of the most critically acclaimed series in the 12 years history of the PreCure franchise.

 

 

DVD box set jacket illustrations

 

Source: Kodansha's Character Bunko official Twitter

 

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27 Jun 15:30

Kodansha Lists School Rumble, Alive, Nodame Cantabile, Princess Resurrection Manga on iTunes

Alainmendez

!!!!!!!! Nodame Cantabile !!!!!!!!

1st volumes of manga listed for July 26 digital release
24 Jun 17:30

New Professor Layton Game Teased With New Main Character

"Movie-level" voice cast promised with more details on July 27