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04 Mar 20:38

Seven Seas Kickstarts "Space Dandy" Card Game

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Yesterday publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced plans to enter the world of tabletop gaming via its newly-formed Seven Seas Games imprint. The division's first anime license was promised today, and the result is a dandy guy in space! Seven Seas Games announced the launch of a Kickstarter for Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game, which hopes to rope in a cool $12,000 in the next 35 days.

 

That's right! Seven Seas Games inaugural license is: SPACE DANDY: GALACTIC DECK-BUILDING GAME! http://t.co/L98RI8GUPj pic.twitter.com/FnEHEzuovA

— Seven Seas (@gomanga) March 4, 2015

 

Here's the pitch:

 

Considering the fact that it's already over $3k at the time of this writing, it's safe to say the Space Dandy card game will become a reality. Backer rewards include digital wallpapers ($1 tier) copies of the game ($50), a HONEY limited edition ($90), and more. So far the main stretch goal sits at the $20,000 mark, and once reached will upgrade the game with better cardstock, pieces, and more.

 

For further details, head on over to the Kickstarter campaign.

 

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04 Mar 15:00

Extra Credits - The Fantastic - How to Make Compelling Games Set in the Real World

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03 Mar 09:20

Porno Graffitti Performs Theme Song for "Detective Conan" 2015 Film

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official website for the upcoming 19th Detective Conan feature film "Gouka no Himawari" (Sunflowers of Inferno) today announced two-member Japanese rock band Porno Graffitti's newly written "Oh! Rival" will be featured as the theme song for it.

 

The band has provided many theme songs for various anime series, such as GTO, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ghost Slayers Ayashi, Bleach and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. This is the first time for them to collaborate with the Detective Conan anime franchise. The CD single is scheuled to be released as their 42nd single on April 15.

 

The film also featuring Kaito Kid, the protagonist of the Conan creator Gosho Aoyama's another popular series Magic Kaito, as the main suspect of the story, will open in Japan on April 18.

 

 

Conan, the two members of Porno Graffitti, Kaito Kid

遂に解禁!主題歌アーティストはポルノグラフィティさんに決定です!!といっても皆様おわかりだったようで…コナンくんのようなその洞察力に感服いたします!映画と楽曲のシンクロ率が非常に高いです!!コナン×ポルノのコラボをお見逃しなく! pic.twitter.com/EAe8FBi1e9

— 劇場版名探偵コナン【公式】 (@conan_movie) March 3, 2015

 

1st trailer

 

1st poster visual

 

via: "Detective Conan" anime film official website

 

© 2015 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee

 

03 Mar 07:15

Aquamarine's "Fate/Apocrypha" Saber of Red Figure Previewed

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Finally, there's a Saber figure ready for your collection! This one is Saber of "Red" from Yuuichirou Higashide and Ototsugu Konoe's Fate/Apocrypha parallel world light novels, not to be confused with the Saber from the game Fate/Extra, often referred to as Red Saber.

 

The 1/8th scale, 24cm figure of Snarling Seiba from Aquamarine is selling for 11,880 yen with tax ahead of a May release.

 

via Dengeki Hobby

 

 

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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 Feb 13:00

Smash is in the Air

by Steve Napierski
Smash is in the Air There's actually more to this comic than just this one page, but this is the alternative ending and in my opinion the best part. I love the idea that Lady Palutena is a fujoshi.



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22 Feb 15:03

Anime Mirai 2015 Shorts Lineup Introduced

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

Lets not sleep on it this year.

Anime Mirai was launched in 2010 by the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) with 214.5 million yen (about US$2.27 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs to foster the talent of young animators through on-the-job training by annually funding the production of shorts such as Trigger's 2013 Little Witch Academia and Death Parade predecessor Death Billiard

 

Last April, JAniCA announced that they will no longer be running the initiative.

 

Now run by the Association of Japanese Animations industry group, proposal for Anime Mirai 2015 projects were accepted through June 27, 2014. The four shorts selected to be funded were announced last July, with a screening planned for March 2015 at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015.

 

New previews of the shorts have now been posted

 

Aki no Kanade

By J.C. Staff:

Director: Youhei Suzuki (HENNEKO)
Producer: Yuji Matsukura

Animation Director/Character Design: Yaegashi Yohei 
Assistant Animation Director : Kajiya Mitsuharu

Production Producer: Yuji Matsukura

 

Happy ComeCome (formerly Robot Kaa-san)

By Synergy SP:

Director: Yumiko Suda 
Producer: Kenichiro Hayafune

Animation Director/Character Design: Sonomi Aramaki

Assistant Animation Director: Tomomi Shimazaki

 

Ongaku Shojo

By Studio Deen:

Director: Ken’ichi Ishikura (D.C.III ~Da Capo III~ )
Producer: Norimitsu Urasaki

Animation Director/Character Design: Majiro

Original Character Design: QP:flapper

Screenplay: Kana Yamada.

 

Kumi to Tulip

By Tezuka Productions:

Director: Makoto Tezuka (Black Jack)
Producer: Yoshihiro Shimizu
Production Producer: Mitsuaki Oiishi
Character designs: Akio Sugino

Animator Director: Michinosuke Nakamura 

Art Director: Jirou Kouno

Assist. Animation Director: Shinji Seya

 

 

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.

02 Mar 01:02

Amiibo Sales Could Be Stronger In Japan Says Nintendo President

by Ishaan

Iwata explains that when Nintendo first pitched Amiibo to Japanese retailers, they were told that the figurines were too large and expensive.

Read Amiibo Sales Could Be Stronger In Japan Says Nintendo President on Siliconera!

27 Feb 18:33

"Gundam Reconguista in G" Streams on YouTube

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

Better late than never I guess.

Finally, Gundam Reconguista in G has joined Gundam Build Fighters Try streaming on Bandai's GundamInfo YouTube channel. The anime from series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino debuted for its Japanese broadcast as part of the Gundam 35 anniversary celebration in fall 2014. 

 

Set in the next century of the Universal calendar, the anime features Kenichi Yoshida on character design, joined by a team that includes Akira Yasuda, Ippei Gyoubu, and Kimitoshi Yamane on mecha and Yuugo Kanno.

 

An English-subtitled version is available: 

 

Speaking of the series, www.g-reco.net was recently updated with a new visual and mecha...

 

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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.

01 Mar 15:35

VIDEO: Latest "Super Robot Taisen Z3 Tengoku Hen" Preview Posted

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Bandai Namco has posted a second preview of Super Robot Taisen Z3 Tengoku Hen to hype the crossover mecha strategy RPG's April 2nd PS3/Vita release. The first run of this conclusion to the Z series will have DLC codes for Rengoku Hen, a new bridge chapter between 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen and Tengoku Hen.

 

 

The game features characters and mecha from: 

Trider G7
Zambot 3
Daitarn 3
Tetsujin-28 Go
Godmars
Aquarion
Aquarion EVOL
Gunbuster
Diebuster
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer
Turn A Gundam
Gundam X
Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
Full Metal Panic! Novels
Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Battle Of The Heterogeneous Species
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Shining Heresy
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Alone Again
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Phantom Chapter
The Super Dimension Century Orguss
Change!! Shin Getter Robo: The World's Last Day
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen
Earth Defence Enterprise: Dai-Guard
Beast Machine Attack Dancouga Nova
The Big O Season 1 & 2
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann The Movie: Lagann-Hen
Macross 7
Macross Dynamite 7
Macross Frontier
Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings Of Goodbye
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet 
Banpresto Originals


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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 Feb 21:47

Lumberjanes' Noelle Stevenson Is Bringing Back Marvel's Runaways

by Rob Bricken

We needed some good news today, and it's not going to get much better than this: Noelle Stevenson, writer and artist of the phenomenally wonderful Lumberjanes, is helming a new Runaways comic for Marvel, due out in May.

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26 Feb 17:05

“JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” Characters Get “Mascot Reflector” Toys

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Broccoli Co., Ltd. is set to release a line of “mascot reflector” toys featuring the heroes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

 

Here's a closer look at a few of them:

 

 

Jotaro Kujo.

 

 

Star Platinum.

 

 

Joseph Joestar.

 

 

Iggy.

 

The mascot reflector toys can be attached to a cell phone or a key chain in order to make their wearers more visible at night. The JoJo's line goes on sale in May, 2015. Each toy retails for approximately 650 yen.

 

Source: AniGami.info

 

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

26 Feb 12:50

"Milky Holmes" Movie Project Needs Support from the Fans

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

I see this merely as a chance to destroy Milky Holmes once and for all.

;)

The official website for Bushiroad's Detective Opera Milky Holmes franchise confirmed today that a project for a possible anime film has been launched. It was officially revealed in a special edition of "Miru Miru Milky," the live-broadcasting program on Nico Nico Live streamed last night.

 

But it also announced that they need support from the fans to realize its production. It means that the film hasn't gotten greenlit for production yet. More details about the content of the support will be revealed on the official website soon.

 

The Detective Opera Milky Holmes franchise now has four TV anime series: 1st season Detective Opera Milky Holmes (October-December 2010), 2nd season Detective Opera Milky Holmes: Act 2 (January-March 2012), 3rd season Futari wa Milky Holmes (July-September 2013), and the latest 4th

season Detective Opera Milky Holmes TD has been aired in Japan since January 2015. 

 

 

 

The ongoing "Detective Opera Milky Holmes" key visual

 

Source: "Detective Opera Milky Holmes" franchise official website

 

© Milky TD Production Committee

 

26 Feb 11:20

VIDEO: Previews for Latest "Kuroko's Basketball" Character Duet Songs

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Lantis has posted two preview videos for the latest character duet song series from the ongoing TV anime Kuroko's Basketball, featuring Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko) and Kenichi Suzumura (Atsushi Murasakibara), Yuuki Ono (Taiga Kagami) and Kisho Taniyama (Tatsuya Himuro).

 

The CD singles were just released yesterday, February 25, and the Kagami/Himuro songs ranked 24th in the Oricon daily single chart, while the Kuroko/Murasakibara songs ranked 27th. The next 11th single will feature Ryohei Kimura (Ryota Kise) and Souichiro Hoshi (Yukio Kasamatsu), and is scheduled to be released on March 25.

 

 

"Kuroko's Basketball Character Song Duet Series Vol.9"

  -Kensho Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko) and Kenichi Suzumura (Atsushi Murasakibara)

 

 

"Kuroko's Basketball Character Song Duet Series Vol.10"

 -Yuuki Ono (Taiga Kagami) and Kisho Taniyama (Tatsuya Himuro)

 

 

CM for the thrid season DVD/Blu-ray vol.1 version A

 

 

CM version B

 

 

Main visual

 

 

Source: Kuroko's Basketball TV anime official website

 

© Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha, Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee

 

25 Feb 15:00

Extra Credits - What Makes Us Roleplay? - When Game Worlds Feel Real

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25 Feb 16:25

“Sega Hard Girls” Appear in “Phantasy Star Online 2 ES” Japanese Mobile Game

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Continuing their cross-media promotional appearances, three of the Sega Hard Girls – anthropomorphized versions of old Sega gaming console hardware – will appear as chips in the Japanese smart phone game, Phantasy Star Online 2 ES.

 

These chips promise to provide players with powerful in-game bonuses. Here's a sneak peek at the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Megadrive chips as well and their evolved forms. Note that Megadrive can form a “Tower” version with Mega-CD and Super 32X.

 

 

This isn't the first time the Sega Hard Girls have made cameos alongside other Sega properties. Dreamcast, Megadrive, and Sega Saturn also crossed over into mobile games and Phantasy Star Online in their anime, Hi-sCool! Seha Girls.

 

The Sega Hard Girls will be available as chips for a limited time only. The promotion ends on March 04, 2015.

 

Source: Sega Hard Girls official homepage

 

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

24 Feb 14:38

アニメジャパン2015にて「Fate/stay night」×「GOD EATER」コラボでセイバーとアリサが武器を交換!ufotable描き下ろしラバーストラップセットを販売!

by めれむ


“AnimeJapan 2015”主催企画“アニメラテアート王選手権”などが発表、オフィシャルグッズ詳細も公開 http://t.co/L6GYmQTvjc pic.twitter.com/AngIlBjWnL

— ファミ通.com (@famitsu) 2015, 2月 24
24 Feb 17:00

Soon, You’ll Be Able To Catch Both Latios And Latias In Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

by Ishaan

The Eon Ticket is an in-game item that can be used to return to the Southern Island to capture Latios or Latias.

Read Soon, You’ll Be Able To Catch Both Latios And Latias In Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire on Siliconera!

24 Feb 14:10

"Fairy Tail" Manga Author Draws Jack Bauer from "24: Live Another Day"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

For the advertising campaign for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of 24: Live Another Day in Japan on March 4, Hiro Mashima, best known as the author of the Fairy Tail manga series, provides a newly drawn illustration of Jack Bauer, the protagonist of the series played by Kiefer Sutherland. Mashima is reported to be a big fan of the American television series.

 

This illustration will be published in the 14th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine to be released on the same day with the DVD/Blu-ray. And it will also be displayed as posters and POPs at the DVD/Blu-ray rental stores across Japan.

 

 

 

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer

 

 

"24: Live Another Day" Japanese trailer

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

© Hiro Mashima/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

22 Feb 22:00

Animation Production On Under the Dog Has Begun

by Ishaan

Production team provides a quick update on how things are going.

Read Animation Production On Under the Dog Has Begun on Siliconera!

23 Feb 05:37

Limited Edition “Space Brothers” Volume 25 comes with Pretty Dog Mirror

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

You're beautiful and you know it, but every once in a while you might need a little reminder. Fear not, gentle readers, the limited edition of Space Brothers Volume 25 is here to help.

 

 

The limited edition of Space Brothers Volume 25 comes with a mirror modeled after Apo, the lovable pug belonging to Hibito Nanba, one of the titular brothers. With the press of a button, you can relieve some anxiety while gazing at your gorgeous reflection.

 

 

You can view the anime adaptation of Space Brothers here. Premium Crunchyroll subscribers can read the Space Brothers manga here.

 

 

Who loves ya, baby?

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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

16 Feb 18:57

Fire Emblem Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary With A Concert

by Sato

The concert, titled “The 25th Anniversary of Love and Courage: Fire Emblem Festival,” will be held in Japan this July.

Read Fire Emblem Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary With A Concert on Siliconera!

20 Feb 14:59

James Recommends - Darkest Dungeon - When Dungeon Crawling Takes a Mental Toll

by Extra Credits
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19 Feb 13:00

Bravely Second Adds New Special Moves For Each Weapon Type

by Sato

This week’s issue of Jump magazine reveals that weapons in Bravely Second will have special moves.

Read Bravely Second Adds New Special Moves For Each Weapon Type on Siliconera!

18 Feb 14:28

Extra Credits - No Gendered Mechanics - How Genre Stereotypes Limit Games and Players

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18 Feb 07:35

"Persona 4: Dancing All Night" Official Website Relaunches With Boatloads of New Information

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Persona 4: Dancing All Night is headed for a June 25 launch in Japan, and that’s unfortunately a very long time to wait — much too long for my tastes. In anticipation of the release, Atlus has relaunched the Japanese website for Persona 4: Dancing All Night, with a slew of new information and question and answer session from producer Kazuhisa Wada.

Gematsu has translated the Q&A session, which goes over specific tidbits of information that fans may find interesting. For example, it appears that there may well be store-specific preorder bonuses for retailers in Japan, which may carry over to an eventual western release. There’s no demo currently intended for release, and it’s “the plan” to release a digital download version.

Yu Narukami of Persona 4 will be the canon protagonist, and little Nanako will be in the game, but she won’t be participating in any dance battles. She will, however, be a part of the storyline that will be taking place directly after Persona 4 Golden’s epilogue.

The interview goes on to detail some of the game’s mechanics, including a general idea of how the dance battles will be performed. It’s an excellent and detailed look into the upcoming game, and it’s only served to get me even more invested in its eventual release.

Check out Gematsu’s interview here and get hyped!

 

[via Gematsu]

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17 Feb 21:02

What Fate/Grand Order Is Retaining From The Cancelled Fate Online Project

by Sato

When Fate/Grand Order was revealed, Type-Moon announced it as a “reboot of the Fate Online Project”. Certain elements of that project have been retained in the game.

Read What Fate/Grand Order Is Retaining From The Cancelled Fate Online Project on Siliconera!

16 Feb 11:48

『Fate/Apocrypha』全サーヴァントのスリーブが登場!第1弾は「ルーラー」と赤のサーヴァント!ファイヤーガールも合わせて4月10日に発売!

by めれむ


「Fate/Apocrypha」より全サーヴァントのスリーブが登場! 第1弾として「ルーラー」と赤のサーヴァントが4/10発売! http://t.co/fR9v6QddbA pic.twitter.com/UrkzkWBtjg

— Precious Memories (@pre_memories) 2015, 2月 16
15 Feb 21:31

Official "Mega Man" Sneakers Will Help You Leap Through Boss Doors

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Mega Man/Rockman fans will soon be able to rock some Blue Bomber-inspired shoes thanks to a collaboration between Capcom and footwear and apparel company UBIQ. Pre-orders kick off in Japan on February 20, and the sneakers are currently scheduled for June, priced at ¥9,800 ($82). 

 

 

You can see more pics at Rockman Unity.

 

Via Rockman Corner

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His first mini-comic, SLIME, is now available. His blog is subhumanzoids and his Twitter is @Moldilox.

15 Feb 15:20

Vertical Licenses "KizuMonogatari," "Seraph of the End" Light Novels and "Ninja Slayer" Manga

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

At this weekend's KatsuCon, North American publisher Vertical Comics announced plans to publish an omnibus of Takuya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto's Seraph of the End light novels, KizuMonogatari by NisiOisin and VOFAN, and soon to be anime adapted Ninja Slayer.

  

Going to be released next month.. In print and ebook. pic.twitter.com/1IRbdcJl6Q

— Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015

Witchcraft works is a very otaku, notes reference.. pic.twitter.com/K013S1VUQz

— Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015

Releasing next month.. First @Vertical_Ed.. Vertical comics release... pic.twitter.com/Q64O9eDr3E

— Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015

First title @Vertical_Ed confirmd.. Monogatari brand.. News confirmed only two days ago. pic.twitter.com/9nLf2uODpM

— Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015

Another light novel.. Studio trigger anime tie in.. @Vertical_Ed from creators of kill la kill. pic.twitter.com/J6GALFxqOB

— Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015

 

As to why start the much requested Monogatari series with Kizu...

on ask.fm

NisiOisin's editor suggested we start there. His team is very involved in this project.

 

 via The Shin-Diagonal and @animemiz

 

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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 Feb 14:28

Aimer to Perform "Fate/stay night - Unlimited Blade Works" Second Cour Opening

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

During this weekend's final performance of the "Maiden Voyage" tour, singer Aimer announced that she will be performing the second opening for ufotable's Fate/stay night - Unlimited Blade Works adaptation. The theme to the spring anime will be her eighth single. As well as previous anime works on series like Bleach, Natsuyuki Rendezvous and Gundam Unicorn, she's heard on the recent port of stay night follow-up Fate /hollow ataraxia.

 

Aimerさんのコンサートで、「Fate/stay night」2ndシーズンのOPを担当されること発表されました。 #ufotable pic.twitter.com/asHKYMT6iI

— 近藤光(ufotable) (@hikaruufo) February 15, 2015


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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.