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21 Aug 14:18

"March Comes in like a Lion" TV Anime 2nd Season Premiere Set for October 14

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official Japanese website for the TV anime adaptation of Chika Umino's Sangatsu no Lion/March Comes in Like a Lion shogi-themed manga is today updated with a key visual featuring its main characters for the upcoming second season, which is set to premiere on NHK General TV at 23:00 on October 14 (JST). It is also confirmed that all of the main staff and voice cast members return, and that the new season will run for another 22 episodes.

   

In addition, a special event for the second season is scheduled to be held at Sayama City Center in Saitama Prefecture at 17:00 on September 3. The three voice actresses of the Kawamoto sisters: Ai Kayano (Akari Kawamoto), Kana Hanazawa (Hinata Kawamoto), and Misaki Kuno (Momo Kawamoto) are confirmed to join. 6,000 yen tickets for the event are now available on ePlus.

  

The TV anime series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Puella Magi Madoka

Magica), and Shaft (Monogarari series) works on anime production. Its well-received first season was

aired for 22 episodes from October 2016 to March 2017. 

  

 

  

Main Voice Cast:


 Rei Kiriyama: Kengo Kawanishi (Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)

 Akari Kawamoto: Ai Kayano (Meiko "Menma" Honma in Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day)

 Hinata Kawamoto: Kana Hanazawa (Naho Takamiya in orange)

 Momo Kawamoto: Misaki Kuno (Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins)

 Harunobu Nikaidou: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia)

   

1st season DVD/Blu-ray 1st and 2nd volume jackets

 

3rd and 4th volume jackets

 

 Source: Aniplex press release, "March comes like a lion" TV anime offcial Twitter

 

© Chika Umino, Hakusensha/"March Comes in Like a Lion" Anime Production Committee

 

18 Aug 11:43

Choose From Nearly 100 Discounted Board Games In Amazon's One-Day Sale

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to io9

If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.

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17 Aug 16:13

Game AI - Funtelligence - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

Games often advertise their complex AI, but in truth, offering a wide variety of simple NPC behaviors unique to each enemy often feels more engaging AND challenging to the player than putting them through multiple hours of facing a bunch of NPCs operating on the same AI behavior tree.
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17 Aug 16:10

Life-Size Unicorn Gundam is Now Under Construction in Odaiba

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese entertainment news site Mantan Web today posted photos of the life-size (about 24 meters) statue of RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suite Unicorn Gundam OVA series standing in the front of Diver City Tokyo in Odaiba, which is now under construction for completion in fall of 2017.

 

While the teaser visual released in March of this year showed its Destroy Mode, the actual statue is currently building in Unicorn Mode, whose antennas from the forehead are folded. At the same place, the statue of RX-78-2 Gundam was displayed from April 2012 to March 2017.

 

You can check more photos of the Unicon Gundam statue on Mantan Web.

 

 

 


  

Meanwhile, instead of the Gundam Front museum that was closed in April, THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO,

a new general facility dedicated to Bandai's Gundam plamodel kits, will open on the 7th floor of Diver City

this Saturday, August 19. The 600-tubo (about 1,980 square meters) facility displays over 2,000 Gundam

plamodels that are currently available, and also has the "Builder's Zone" to enjoy assembling the kits, the

"Factory Zone" to show the metal molds of the kits, and the "Event Zone" for various events and merchandise

sale. The admission is free.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Mantan Web 1, 2, THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO official Twitter

 

15 Aug 17:56

Listing Indicates New Anime Developed By "Utena" Director Ikuni

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
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Excited!

Anime studio Mappa (Yuri!!! on Ice, Teekyu 1-3,  Rage of Bahamut) has posted a recruitment listing for a yet-to-be announced project from director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum, Yurikuma Arashi, Sailor Moon S).

 

Specifics of the project itself aren't revealed.

 

 

 

Elsewhere, Ikuni is the subject of a new profile/interview book

 

 

via Yaraon and SieteSeventh

 


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15 Aug 15:51

HIDIVE To Stream Mecha Anime "Xabungle"

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Anime streaming service HIDIVE has announced plans to present Xabungle in the US and Canada. Starting Tuesday, August 15, 2017, HIDIVE members will be able to stream new episodes of Xabungle every Tuesday at 12pm CDT. The 1982 mecha anime was directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino at Sunrise. 

 

They describe the series

“On the planet Zora, there are two societies: the Innocent and the Civilians. Jiron Amos seeks revenge against the outlaw who killed his parents, but in a world where Civilian crimes are forgiven if they’re not brought to justice within three days, there’s little he can do. Taking his revenge into his own hands, Jiron steals the mecha Xabungle and teams up with a group of bandits, the Sandrats. As his quest continues, Jiron’s actions sow the seeds of rebellion against the Innocent.”

 

 

 


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15 Aug 15:47

Netflix Begins Streaming "Little Witch Academia" Second Half

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Having launched the winter season's 13 episodes of Little Witch Acadamia anime on June 30th, Netflix is now closing out the summer with the second half of the Trigger anime (Season 2 in their parlance or the second cour if you prefer). The anime is now available to international viewers on the streaming service.  

 

 


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15 Aug 15:29

The Bronze Age Collapse - Lies - Extra History

by Extra Credits

How did the Bronze Age Collapse affect civilizations other than the four discussed in our series? When trade fell apart, why didn't those who relied on bronze switch to forging with other metals? James and Soraya look back on these questions on Lies!
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09 Aug 09:54

Gosho Aoyama's "Detective Conan" Manga Reaches Its 1,000th Chapter This Week

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In the latest 37th/38th combined issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday released today in Japan, 54-year-old manga artist Gosho Aoyama's representative mystery manga series Meitantei Conan/Detective Conan (or Case Closed in some countries) reaches its memorial 1,000th chapter. It also becomes the first title to run for more than 1,000 chapters in the 58-year-old manga magazine. To commemorate the record, the issue opens with color pages of the chapter, which is the first time in three years for the manga.

 

Aoyama's most successful and internationally famous series has been serialized in the magazine since January 1994 and has released 93 tankobon volumes in Japan so far. As reported in April, his manga titles including Conan have printed over 200 million copies worldwide.

 

 

Weekly Shonen Sunday 37th/38th combined issue digital edition cover

 (the art is inspired by the manga's tankobon 1st volume cover)

  

 

"Meitantei Conan" 1st (June 1994) and 93rd volume (July 2017) 

 

Source: Web Sunday

 

© Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan

 

08 Aug 17:29

David Lynch and Showtime Haven't Discussed Making a Fourth Season of Twin Peaks... Yet

by Cheryl Eddy

Twin Peaks: The Return, or Twin Peaks season three, or the greatest TV show of all time, whatever you prefer to call it, hasn’t been a ratings smash for Showtime. But it’s created a huge uptick in subscriptions, and the network is apparently open to doing more seasons—if David Lynch is, too.

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08 Aug 15:09

Japan Box Office: "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" Bombs, "Gintama" Continues Successful Run

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I, the live-action film adaptation of the fourth story arc of Hirohiko Araki's long-running JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series, was finally released in 323 theaters across Japan on August 4. Despite the high anticipation based on the manga's strong popularity, the 56-year-old Takashi Miike-directed film earned a disappointing 166 million yen on 117,000 admissions and ranked only 5th in its first weekend box office.

 

The poor first weekend gross was only 30 percent of that of Gintama released three weeks ago, another live-action film adaptation of a popular Shonen Jump manga series. Unfortunately, but as expected, this is the third straight box office failure for director Miike on directing a live-action film based on a popular manga, following Terra Formars (2016) and Blade of the Immortal (2017).  

 

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I was expected to be a box office hit,

considering the fact that it is based on Araki's very popular manga series and that the recent TV anime

adaptation of the same fourth arc was commercial and critical success in Japan. So what went wrong?

As the title suggests, the costly live-action film series has planned sequels, but judging from this opening

weekend result, the possibility is now doubtful.

 

Meanwhile, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama still

continues its successful run in Japan. It is confirmed that the Yuichi Fukuda-directed film has sold an

impressive two million tickets in 23 days since its release, which is the fastest record for a Japanese

live-action film released this year. It has made 2.73 billion yen so far, and is projected to make at least

3.5 billion yen from its domestic run and to become the top-grossing Japanese film of this summer.

 


  

Weekend box office in Japan  (August 5-6, 2017)

 - ticket sales basis

 

 1 (1). "Despicable Me 3"

 2 (new). "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid the Movie: True Ending"

 3 (new). "Transformers: The Last Knight"

 4 (3). "Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai"

 5 (new). "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I"

 6 (6). "Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You!"

 7 (2). "The Mummy"

 8 (4). "Gintama"

 9 (7). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

 10 (8). "Mary and The Witch's Flower"

 


  

"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I" English version trailer

  

    

Souce: Eiga.com, Movie Walker

 

07 Aug 16:46

Day of the Tentacle Remastered Is Currently Free For Twitch Prime Members

by Casey

The remake by Double Fine is currently free for those who own a Twitch Prime membership and will be available through August 8th.

Read Day of the Tentacle Remastered Is Currently Free For Twitch Prime Members on Siliconera!

06 Aug 23:58

Saragarhi - The Last Stand - Extra History

by Extra Credits

A humble signal station manned by only twenty one Sikh officers of the British Empire finds itself beset by 10,000 attackers. There is no hope for relief, but even knowing it will come at the cost of their lives, the Sikhs refuse to stand down.
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04 Aug 14:58

Visual Prepares For Mecha Spectacle Of "Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue"

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Sunrise's Gundam.Info recently announced that the Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack anime will stream on the site starting Friday, August 25th. The latest adventure for Sei Iori and friends is directed by returning Kenji Nagasaki. It's preceded by Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue, a short by veteran mecha designer/animator Masami Ōbari on August 4th. A new visual Battlogue has been posted ahead of the premiere. 

 

 

 

 

Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue

【Episode 1 Synopsis】

Meijin Kawaguchi and Allan Adams are visiting Yajima Trading's research and development center, in order to test the battle system's newly implemented automatic control mode. This automatic control mode is a revolutionary new option that makes it easy for even people with no control skills to play Gunpla Battle, using quasi-personality AIs based on pilots from various Gundam works. With the Meijin using the Ballistic Zaku, the successor to the Zaku Amazing, and Allan using the Reversible Gundam, a customized version of the Reborns Gundam, they each choose an AI and begin the Gunpla Battle of their dreams.

  • Director: Masami Obari
  • Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Mechanical Designer: Kanetake Ebikawa, Kunio Okawari, Takayuki Yanase
Music Information
【Artist】FAKY

【Theme Song】Chase Me

 

 

 

 

 

Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack

【Episode 1 Synopsis】

The day before the ceremony marking the completion of the Yajima Stadium, Nils Nielsen invites Sei Iori, Meijin Kawaguchi, and others to an exhibition battle using the new large-scale battle system he has designed. Now that they are all reunited, Sei attempts to show off the Build Strike Cosmos that he has upgraded for the exhibition, but then he notices something missing... Meanwhile, somebody takes control of the stadium's systems, sealing Sei and the others inside. Before them appears a mysterious group, which has come to challenge them to Gunpla Battle.

  • Director: Kenji Nagasaki
  • Series Organization: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Character Designer: Kenichi Ohnuki 
  • Character Designer Collab: Suzuhito Yasuda
  • Mechanical Designer: Kunio Okawara, Junichi Akutsu,
  • Junya Ishigaki, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka
Music Information

【Artist】BACK-ON

【Theme Song】Carry on

Star Burning Gundam
An original Gunpla built by Sei Iori. There is no base machine, and it combines the special traits of various Gundams. 
Sei uses the Build Strike Cosmos in official tournaments, but he built this Gunpla as well.


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04 Aug 14:53

Voice Actress Risa Taneda Goes Back To Work Soon

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29-year-old anime voice actress Risa Taneda's agency Office Osawa announced today on August 4 that she plans to go back to work gradually soon while taking her condition into account. She has taken hiatus from her activities since last September in order to concentrate on medical treatment for her throat issues.

 

In the announcement, the agency apologizes to her fans and the persons/organizations concerned for causing troubles. The detailed schedule for her comeback has not yet been confirmed.

 

During the hiatus, her regular roles were replaced by the voice actresses listed below:

 

 Kisaki Kondo (WWW.WORKING!!)  - Nana Mizuki

 Mio Kunosato (CHAOS;CHILD) - Asami Sanada

 Mash Kyrielight (Fate/Grand Order) - Rie Takahashi

 Narrator (Break Out) - Kaori Ishihara

 Erina Nakiri (Shokugeki no Soma) - Hisako Kanemoto

 Riveria Ljos Alf (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Sword Oratoria) - Ayako Kawasumi

 Miyako Shirakawa (Imouto Sae Ireba Ii.) - Ai Kakuma

 Artina Orion (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III) - Inori Minase

  

 

Risa Taneda

 

Source: Office Osawa

 

04 Aug 14:53

"Dagashi Kashi" TV Anime Season 2 Set To Be Announced

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

An early look has revealed that, coming up with next week's double issue of Shonen Sunday (released on Wednesdays - "Sunday" is just supposed to sound relaxing) Kotoyama'sweets manga Dagashi Kashi has revealed that the series is in fact getting a second season, though with a new director/lead studio instead of director Shigehito Takayanagi at feel. 

 

Director: Satoshi Kuwabara (Black Jack, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
Series Composition: Mayumi Morita
Character Designer: Nana Miura (Young Black Jack)
Animation Prodution: Tezuka Productions

 

 

 

Volume 8 of the manga is due out in Japan on Augus 10th

 

 

 

via Yaraon

 

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03 Aug 11:42

Holy Cow, Look at All the New Anime Netflix Is Working On

by James Whitbrook
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Ruh-Roh Raggy.

Netflix’s foray into the world of anime has been slow and steady over the years, but the company is about to make a major commitment to bringing a frankly absurd amount of new series to its service—ranging from revivals of Japanese classics to brand new shows.

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03 Aug 11:21

Peace Games - Gaming for a Better Future - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

Since the founding of the Olympics, games have been a tool to bring people together, allowing us to compete but also to recognize the humanity in our opponents. Although online games have become a breeding ground for toxicity, they still have the potential to teach us about each other and find role models in professional players.
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02 Aug 14:58

Atlus Reveals "Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night" and "Persona 5: Dancing Star Night"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
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They found a roundabout way to put Aegis in Dancing All Night. :)

Hopefully you're ready for more Persona rhythm action! Atlus has two in store for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, with Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night planned for a spring 2018 launch in Japan.

 

 


In the meantime, there's a teaser website and a promo for each:  

 

 

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02 Aug 11:19

"Rurouni Kenshin" Hokkaido Arc Manga Prepares To Launch

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Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc had been slated for an indefiite "summer" kick off in manga magazine Jump Sq. With this week's release of the September issue, that launch is getting pinned down. Nobuhiro Watsuki's hit historical action manga is back, picking up where the The Ex-Con Ashitaro spin-off left the wandering swordsman and his crew, with the October issue, out September 4th. 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of Kenshin, Good Smile Company showed off Max Factory's 1/6th Scale Kenshin Himura at last weekend's Wonder Fest.

 

 

via HIGAN0

 

 

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02 Aug 11:15

D-Day - Lies - Extra History

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D-Day is too vast and important a topic to be completely covered by four short videos, but we hope our series offered some new insights into the massive effort that went into the Normandy beach landings. James Portnow and Richard Cutland, Wargaming's Head of Military Relations, take some time to chat about some more important D-Day stories.
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01 Aug 12:02

Otakon to Host World Premiere of 1st Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Anime Film

Convention to be held on August 11-13 in D.C.
01 Aug 12:02

Otakon to Screen Anime Tamago 2016 Shorts, Hosts Takanori Matsuoka

Convention runs in D.C. on August 11-13
01 Aug 11:57

"Fate/Prototype - Fragments of Blue and Silver" Drama CD Adaptation Scheduled

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

When Fate/stay night was originally conceived by Kinoko Nasu in college, the protagonist was a young girl with glasses and Saber was a male. As the series became popular, and more iterations were developed, this was revisited as Fate/Prototype, featured in an OVA, released with the Carnival Phantasm spoofs, a drama with Comptiq magazine, and Fragments of Blue and Silver light novel series by Hikaru Sakurai and Nakahara. Their story is now being adapted into a series of 5 drama CDs, the first of which is due October 25th. With soundtrack, and novella, it goes for 4,536yen.

 

Hiroomi Takamiya directs with music by Yoshiya Ikeda.

 

Fate/Prototype: Sougin no Fragments drama CD volume 1 CM. Release 10/25, will include short novel.https://t.co/PzEvFW6K2a pic.twitter.com/eBd6eFmB6t

— Karoshi -過労死- (@KaroshiMyriad) July 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

Cast includes

Saber - Takahiro Sakurai

 

 

Sajo Manaka - Aki Toyosaki

 

Sajo Ayaka - Kana Hanazawa 

 

Archer - Satoshi Tsuruoka

 

Lancer - Mamiko Noto

 

Rider - Takehito Koyasu

 

Caster - Shinichiro Miki

 

Berserker - Mamoru Miyano

 

Assassin -Sayaka Senbongi

 

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01 Aug 11:50

Check Out Persona 5’s New Prototype Figures For Futaba Sakura, And Makoto & Johanna

by Sato

Major figure show Wonder Festival 2017 Summer took place this weekend at Makuhari Messe convention center, where figure-maker Amakuni shared a look at two prototype figures for Persona 5.

Read Check Out Persona 5’s New Prototype Figures For Futaba Sakura, And Makoto & Johanna on Siliconera!

30 Jul 11:02

Thunderbolt Fantasy Shōshi Ikken Side-Story Project's Teaser Video Streamed

Kousuke Toriumi cast as new character Tekkisen
30 Jul 11:01

"The Eccentric Family" Celebrate Bon as Kyoto's Goodwill Ambassadors

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

The cast of The Eccentric Family 2 have been acting as special goodwill ambassadors for the city of Kyoto as part of an ongoing promotional campaign, and the latest addition to the campaign includes new artwork that promotes the Kyoto Gozan no Okurubi, a gigantic ceremonial bonfire that celebrates the conclusion of the Obon Festival when the spirits of the departed return to the afterlife after visiting their families on Earth.

 

 

The new artwork features Benten in yukata (summer kimono) and Yasaburo in tanuki form enjoying the bonfires from a distance, while Yajiro flies through the sky in the shape of the Fake Eizan Electric Car in the background. The artwork is deployed on posters and in postcard form as part of an on-going The Eccentric Family 2-themed stamp rally.

 

The Kyoto Gozan no Okurubi will be held on August 16, 2017. 

 

Source: animate Times

 

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29 Jul 11:27

Rohan Learns Some Manners In "JoJo's" OVA Preview

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fans who bought the full 13 volumes of Diamond Is Unbreakable's anime are eligible to order an OVA adaptation of the 5th episode of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan mangaThe deadline is July 31st, and with that fast approaching, a preview ran today during the Japanese broadcast of RWBY


Mai Nakahara and Kaori Mizuhashu join the returning cast as manga editor Kyōka Izumi and Ikkyū.

 

Toshiyuki Kato returns to direct the David Production work with Yasufumi Soejima assisting, animation director Shunichi Ishimoto on character design and Kenta Mimuro on Stand design.

 

 


 

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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 Jul 11:39

How Games Speak - Learn the Language of Design - Extra Credits

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26 Jul 15:06

Revolutionize Your Lunchtime at Utena Collaboration Cafe

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Surrealist magical girl/fighting series Revolutionary Girl Utena is turning 20 this year, and Animate Cafe is throwing its fans a party. A new collaboration cafe, opening August 1st, will offer fans of the series a chance to sample custom treats based on characters from the show.

 

So far, most of the menu is being kept under wraps -- but they have debuted three tasty-looking drinks:

 

Utena's "Revolutionize the World" Drink

 

Anthy's "Rose Bride" Drink

 

Miki Kaoru's "Sunlit" Drink

 

There's a drink for every Student Council member, plus a Chuchu cappuccino and hot strawberry milk with a Shadow Girl in chocolate powder. Each drink ordered will come with a randomly selected collectible coaster.

 

Pinback buttons featuring the characters will also be available, as well as cork coasters featuring the show's cast of Shadow Girls and a special tea blend with show art on the label. More merchandise, including keyrings showing scenes from the first 24 episodes, are expected to be rolled out soon.

 

 

The full menu will be available when the cafe opens, with expanded food and merchandise items to be added on September 1.

 

The Revolutionary Girl Utena cafe will take place at Ikebukuro's Animate Cafe from August 1-October 1. Check out the official website for more information.

 

Source: Anime! Anime!

 

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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.