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12 Feb 04:00

Destiny Sequel Is Coming In 2017, Next Expansion Sometime This Year

by Sato
Alainmendez

Hahahahaha. 10 years .... Hahahahaha.

Activision announced today that Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, Destiny, is getting a full-fledged sequel sometime in 2017.

Read Destiny Sequel Is Coming In 2017, Next Expansion Sometime This Year on Siliconera!

11 Feb 11:00

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Is Getting An Art Book In Japan On February 26

by Sato

Atlus’ recently released Wii U RPG Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (Genei Ibun Roku #FE) is getting an art book featuring work by character designer toi8, and more.

Read Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Is Getting An Art Book In Japan On February 26 on Siliconera!

10 Feb 14:33

VIDEO: "I Love Meat! Zeushi-kun" Celebrates the Joys of Hamburger

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

 

I Love Meat! Zeushi-kun has returned for a special, web-exclusive episode celebrating the art of the Japanese hamburger, and the new episode includes a revised, hamburger-centirc version of the "Niku Niku Japonesuku♪" song performed by Kana Hanazawa.

 

 

In this special short episode (clocking in at just under 5 minutes), Zeushi-kun is jealous of the hamburger bento box that Mika-chan's mother prepared for Mika-chan's date with German exchange student Hans. Things get a bit strange when Mika-chan and Zeushi-kun discover that Hans is a slightly 2-dimensional character with a flat personality.

 

 

I Love Meat! Zeushi-kun is sponsored by Japan Agriculture and features the voices of Kana Hanazawa as Zeushi-kun, Maaya Uchida as Mika-chan, and Nobuyo Ōyama as Minota. The series began in 2014 as a series of short, animated commercials promoting the Japanese domestic meat industry.

 

Source: Ota-suke

 

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

09 Feb 22:22

VIDEO: "Mob Psycho 100" Teaser Preview, Leads and Staff Posted

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

A new preview offers an early look at the Bones' (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Space Dandy) TV anime adaptation of Mob Psycho 100 by ONE, best known as the author of the original, self-published One-Punch Man. Setsuo Ito stars as Kageyama "Mob" Shigeo, a psychic 8th-grader who tries to stay unnoticed and unexcited to avoid causing problems with his powers. Takahiro Sakurai is Mob's fraud psychic mentor, Reigen Arataka.

 

Death Parade's Yuzuru Tachikawa directs with Seraph of the End's Hiroshi Seko writing and One-Punch Man animator Yoshimichi Kameda on character designs. Ghost in the Shell composer Kenji Kawai is on music.

 

 


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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 Feb 13:08

Cast For "Record of Lodoss War - Online" Heroes Announced

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

"Neo-classical" Free-to-play Record of Lodoss War Online MMORPG has been in its latest bug fix premium closed beta since January 29th and opens on February 16th. In anticipation of this, the new designs and voices for the NPC heroes and villains of Ryo Mizuno's fantasy novel series have been introduced. 

 

The game, developed by Red Stone's L&K Logic Korea and published by GameOn, was first announced in 2013, but was later delayed after alpha testing. 

 

 

 

Parn - Takuma Terashima

Deedlit - Aya Endo

 

Etoh - Daisuke Sakaguchi

 

Ghim - Minoru Inaba

 

Woodchuck - Hiroaki Hirata

 

Slayn - Tomokazu Sugita

 

Karla - Kikuko Inoue

 

Ashram - Hiroki Takahashi

 

The game, which has a classic, top down look meant to appeal to fans in their late 30s/early 40s, will offer players the chance to play as Esquires (knights), Oracles (priests) or Magic Users, with the races featured in the fantasy adventure, and start with a story based on Lodoss' "Gray Witch" before progressing further into the series' plot. Familiar heroes such as Parn and Deedlit will also be making appearances.


The launch raises the level cap from the Beta's 20 to 30 and adds a Rogue class.


via Dengeki Online


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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 Feb 16:45

Kotobukiya Teases "Cowboy Bebop" Figure Plans

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

During last weekend's Wonder Festival Winter figures event, maker/distributor Kotobukiya advertised an upcoming scale figure of Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel from their ARTFX J statue line. No preview sketch or prototype was previewed, and the release plans for the figure are listed as to be determined.

 

 


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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 Feb 16:00

Fire Emblem Fates Footage Shows Off Lucina’s amiibo Battle

by Casey

A recent video from GameXplain shows what happens when they challenge the Lucina amiibo to a fight.

Read Fire Emblem Fates Footage Shows Off Lucina’s amiibo Battle on Siliconera!

08 Feb 19:40

"Accel World: Infinite Burst" Listed For July Theatrical Screening

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Last October, Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival presented news that Reki Kawahara, author of the 2009 gaming inspired light novel series Accel World (as well as Sword Art Online), will be writing a new story for upcoming anime production Accel World: Infinite Burst anime, set to feature the principal staff and cast from the 2012 TV anime adaptation. An early listing runnning on Japanese anime blogs now has the production screening in 24 Japanese theaters on July 23, with advance ticket sales featuring bonus clearfile reportedly launching February 27th.

 

 

In November, the project was updated with news that new unit KOTOKO x ALTIMA will be providing theme song  "PLASMIC FIRE."


ALTIMA originally consisted of rapper motsu (former m.o.v.e), singer Maon Kurosaki, and producer sat (flipSide). The unit provided the 2nd OP song for the 1st Accel World TV anime in 2014, "Burst The Gravity," while KOTOKO sang the 1st ED "→unfinished→." The new lineup adding KOTOKO was revealed at the Animax Music 2015 event held at Yokohama Arena on November 21, and the new theme song was also performed at the event for the first time.

  

 

The project is described

[STORY]


In many aspects of life are carried out on a virtual network.
No matter how advanced the time becomes,however,bullying never disappears.
Haruyuki is one of the bullied students.
However, one day he is contacted by Kuroyukihime,the most famous person in the school.
"Wouldn't you like to 'accelerate' and go further ahead,boy?"
Haruyuki is introduced to the "Accel World",and decides to fight as Kuroyukihime's knight.



[STAFF]

Original: Reki Kawahara
Original Illustration: HIMA

Director/Masakazu Ohara
Series Composition/Hiroyuki Yoshino

Character Design/Animation Director: Yukiko Aikei 
Duel Avatar Design/Action Director: Yousuke Kabashima

Animation Production/SUNRISE

[CAST]
KUROYUKIHIME/Sachika Misawa
Haruyuki/Yuki Kaji
Chiyuri/Aki Toyosaki
Takumu/Shintaro Asanuma

 

via Yaraon 


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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 Feb 00:23

Viz To Present Jump Start Sample of "Kimetsu no Yaiba" Manga

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Manga magazine Shonen Jump is going through its latest round of churn. Cross Manage author Kaito's baseball manga Buddy Strike wraps up in this week's Japanese edition of the magazine. Taking its place is new supernatural series Kimetsu no Yaiba, which Viz will be sampling with a three chapter "Jump Start" run in the English, digital edition of the magazine.

 

 

 

Buddy Strike got a similar trial run back in November:

 

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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.

08 Feb 20:50

"Blade of the Immortal" Author Writes New Samurai One-Shot

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Hiroaki Samura, who wrapped up his acclaimed Blade of the Immortal in 2012, has returned to the subject of samurai for Young Magazine's 35th anniversary Bullet series of one-shots. Shipping with the seinen weekly's 2016 issue 10 on February 8th, "Ikusa Tsutae" explores the life of a genius swordsman at war.

 

 

The issue also features the debut of Ryou Nagata and up-and-comer Shinji Kawakami's prison manga Delete.


via Natalie

 

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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 Feb 16:30

Twilight Princess HD Messages Highlight Wolf Link Amiibo, GamePad Functionality, And More

by Casey

The latest Twilight Princess HD tweets on the official Japanese Legend of Zelda Twitter account include more Malo messages about the Wii U game's new features.

Read Twilight Princess HD Messages Highlight Wolf Link Amiibo, GamePad Functionality, And More on Siliconera!

05 Feb 14:15

Cover Art for "Futago Kamikita x All PreCure" Illustration Collection Revealed

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The latest press release reveals the cover art for "Futago Kamikita x All PreCure Illustration Collection" to be released on March 17. It is the first PreCure art collection book for the highly acclaimed twin sister manga artists. They have worked on the manga adaptations of all of Toei Animation's PreCure series since 2004, which have been serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi monthly shoujo magazine.

 

The 2,480-yen book includes their 78 color illustrations from the 1st TV series Furari wa PreCure (2004-2005) to the latest 13th series Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure! (2016-) including newly-drawn ones, rough sketches for all of the illustrations, their commentary with over 8,000 letters, and a newly-drawn poster featuring all of the PreCure girls.

 

 

"Futago Kamikita x All PreCure Illustration Collection" cover art

 

Web ad

 

 

From "Futari wa PreCure"

 

"Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure!"

 

 

The second volume of their manga version "Go! Princess PreCure" is just released in Japan today on February 5.

 

 

Source: press release

 

(C) Futago Kamikita, Izumi Todo 2016

(C) ABC, Toei Animation

 

05 Feb 09:00

TV Anime "Macross Delta" Set for April 2016, Posting 3rd Main Visual

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official website for Macross Δ (Delta), the upcoming newest Macross TV anime series, today updated with a new main visual featuring its three main characters: Hayate Immelman, Freyja Wion and Mirage Farina Jenius. It is newly drawn by the anime's original character designer Chisato Mita (CAPCOM). And it is confirmed that the 4th Macross TV anime series will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11 and other stations this April.

 

In addition, the anime's manga adaptations will be simultaneously serialized in four Japanese magazine: Kodansha's Magazine SPECIAL (illustrated by Kei Ichimonji from May) and Montly Shonen Sirius (by Tatsuo from April), Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic REX (by Shion Miduki from April) and Monthly Comic ZERO-SUM (by Azuki Fuji from April). They will respectively cover the anime's main story, prequel story, and the point of views of the two sides in the Macross Delta world, Walküre and the Kingdom of Wind.

 

The main voice cast and the supervising director Shouji Kawamori will join the stage event for the anime

at Anime Japan 2016's Red Stage at 13:35 on March 26. The cast from the past Macross series, including

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982-1983), Macross 7 (1994-1995) and Macross Frontier (2008),

are also scheduled to appear.

 

 

3rd main visual

 

 

1st main visual 

 

 

2nd main visual

 

  

Main Staff:

 

 Supervising Director: Shouji Kawamori

 Director: Kenji Yasuda (Shugo Chara!, Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth

 Series Composition/Scenarios: Toshizo Nemoto (Dog & Scissors, Inu x Boku SS)

 Original Character Design: Chisato Mita (CAPCOM)

 Anime Character Design: Majiro (Barakamon)/Yu Shindo (Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION)

 Macross Visual Artist: Hidetaka Enjin (Aquarion EVOL mechanical art)

 

 Valkyrie Design: Shouji Kawamori

 Mechanic Design: Brunet Stanislas

 Director of Photography: Atsushi Iwasaki (T2 Studio)

 CG Director: Hironori Morino

 CG Supervisor: Hiroyuki Kashima (unknownCASE)

 CG Animation Director: Atsushi Sakiyama (unknownCASE)

 Music Production: Flying Dog

 Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

 Anime Production: Satelight


 

Source: "Macross Delta" official website, Twitter

 

©2015 BigWest/Macross delta production Committee

 

03 Feb 14:30

Rumiko Takahashi Nominated For North American Comic Industry's Will Eisner Hall of Fame 2016

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Comic-Con International has announced that Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha, Ranma 1/2) has been named among the nominees to be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2016. Takahashi was previosly nominated in 2014 along with Hayao Miyazaki, who was ultimately selected by voters. 


The Eisner Awards describe Takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi (1957­– )

Popular manga creator Rumiko Takahashi is said to be the bestselling female comics artist in history, with hundreds of millions of her books sold around the world. Takahashi's first published work was the one-shot Katte na Yatsura in 1978. Later that year her first major work began being serialized, Urusei Yatsura. She went on to create such classic works as Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, InuYasha, One Pound Gospel, Mermaid Saga, and Rumic Theater. Several of her works have been animated.


 

Voters will four induct from a list that also includes Lynda Barry, Kim Deitch, Rube Goldberg, Edward Gorey, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening, Jack Kamen, Francoise Mouly, George Pérez, Antonio Prohías, P. Craig Russell, Jacques Tardi and Herb Trimpe.

 

The judges choices for automatic inductees included Carl Burgos (Marvel Comics) and Tove Jansson (creator of the beloved Moomin).

 

via @Comic_Con

 

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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 Feb 21:21

PlatinumGames Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Snazzy Wallpaper

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

It may be hard to believe, but PlatinumGames is celebrating the 10th anniversary since its founding this year. The developer of games like MadWorld, Vanquish, Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, The Wonderful 101, and much more is in its most productive period yet, and the anniversary fun is at full boil over on the official website

 

While they cook up some more games, including Star Fox Zero, NieR: Automata, and the finally-confirmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, you can join in on the celebration with a wallpaper commemorating a bunch of their past titles.

 

 

Download the full version from the blog post

 

In addition to thanking fans for their support, Platinum briefly addressed the current state of the Japanese games industry and the role the team plays within it: 

 

In recent years, perhaps slightly presumptuously, we’ve adopted the slogan “Taking on the World as the Representative of Japan.” Japan used to lead the worldwide video game industry, but we can’t help but feel that it has lost some of its vitality in recent years. Yet we are using this state of affairs to motivate and inspire ourselves. If there is any conclusion that can be gleaned from this statement, it’s that we are dependent on the continued support of our fans. We will keep up our fighting stance. We will keep working hard to bring even more high-quality entertainment to all our fans all over the globe.

 

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01 Feb 20:12

Alpha Omega's "Love Live!" Eli - Halloween Ver. Figure Scheduled

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

At November's MegaHobby Expo 2015 Autumn, figure maker Alter's MegaHouse collaboration label Alpha x Omega previewed their Halloween version Love Live! Eri. It grabbed plenty of attention, especially given that the Primal Heart garage kit that this was based on sold for 269,500yen ($2,200) in an online auction earlier in the year. 

 

She's now ready to go on sale! This 1/7 scale, 3D version of the cover from the fourth volume of the anime's second season measures 24cm sells for 15,552 yen ahead of a late September, 2016 release.

 

 

 

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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 Feb 20:59

Yen Press Schedules The English Return Of "Yotsuba&!"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japan got their first new collection of Kiyohiko Azuma's beloved Yotsuba&! manga since March, 2013 back in November. Soon, it'll be English readers' turn with Yen Press announcing that volume 13 will be out on May 23.

 

While their listing says an eBook will be available, they've clarified that a print version will also be offered at the same date.

 

 

Yotsuba&!, Vol. 13

By Kiyohiko Azuma (Electronic Book, 2016)

Fresh off the excitement of her camping trip, Yotsuba initiates a very productive session of sandbox play in which she instructs Fuuka how to properly run a bakery. But even more exciting is a vi

sit from Grandma! Yotsuba learns how to value and enjoy cleaning, how not to be rude when hoping for souvenirs, and most important, how to cope when Grandma leaves. But don't worry, she'll be back someday!

Product Details

  • Format: Electronic Book
  • Price: $6.99 US
  • ISBN-13: 9780316319225
  • On Sale Date: 05/24/2016



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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 Feb 19:05

TV Anime To Adapt "Barakamon" Prequel "Handa-kun"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Square Enix's Gangan Online has announced that Satsuki Yoshino's Barakamon prequel Handa-Kun is set to follow its parent manga in getting a TV anime adaptation. While the series runs in Shounen Gangan, chapters are available for a limited time on the digital manga site, with the fifth posted along with the news. 

 

Yen Press, who is releasing in the series in North America, with ebooks out now and print starting February 23rd, describes it: 

Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshipped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar--too bad Sei's inherent negativity makes him believe that everyone actually hates him...?! A youthful comedy of misunderstanding and melancholy unfolds in the first volume of this hilarious prequel to Barakamon!


Volume 5 hits Japan on February 12th.

 

 

 

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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. 

30 Jan 03:30

Cospa Brings "Macross Plus" T-Shirts To Wonder Festival

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Macross is back this year with Delta, so it's time to celebrate the series. Cospa notes the Shōji Kawamori/Shinichiro Watanab's 1994 effort Macross Plus is regarded as a masterpiece both in Japan and abroad, and this highly regarded OVA will be object of a set to t-shorts that they'll be bringing to next month's Wonder Festival figures event. 

General availability follows in March.

Macross Plus in black and Sharon Apple in plum and black sell for 3,132yen each.

 

 

There's a Blu-ray of the movie edit with new cover by master animator Koji Moritomo out January 29th


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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 Feb 15:30

Bravely Second Officially Changes Tomahawk Class To Hawkeye Class

by Casey

A post on reddit has officially confirmed that the Tomahawk class from the Japanese version of the game has been changed to the Hawkeye class for the western release.

Read Bravely Second Officially Changes Tomahawk Class To Hawkeye Class on Siliconera!

31 Jan 04:30

VIDEO: "Baton Pass" Message from Cure Flora to Cure Miracle

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

After the moving and satisfying final 50th episode of Go! Princess PreCure today, as expected, a 30-second "baton touch/baton pass" message video from Princess' Cure Flora to the next Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure!'s Cure Miracle, voiced by 21-year-old Rie Takahashi (Miki Naoki in School-Live!), was aired along with the preview for the first episode to be aired on February 7. Toei Animation's official YouTube channel has also posted the video on the web.

 

 

 

 

"Mahou Tsukai PreCure!" latest CM

 

  

Main Visual

  

© ABC, Toei Animation

 

31 Jan 01:50

"Sekko Boys" Idols Inspire A Set of Stage Trading Figures

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

This season's hottest idols are the subject of a set of trading figures. St. George, Medici, Hermes and Mars from Sekko Boys are being featured in a set of 4.5cm figures in marble and gold variants.  The assortment of eight ships in May. 

 

 

 

 

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30 Jan 01:55

Sake Flavored Kit Kat Bar Springs Up In Japan

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

You know how you buy fashion a season or so ahead? Well, now snack food is following suit. Coming February 1st, Nestle Japan is looking forward to spring's cherry blossom season with their latest unusual flavor Kit Kat bar for the market (and its tourists, the press release mentions how visitors love green tea flavorited).  Sake flavor boasts a sweet, white chocolate over wafers kneaded with sake powder that provides a mellow aftertaste. 

 

An Isshobin bottle is featured on the packaging along with the national symbol of the cherry blossom, with the unique souvenir going for 50 yen plus tax. It's all implicitly very Cool Japan.

 

The candy will also be showcased at Craft Sake Week at Roppongi Hills Food Village February 5-14.

 

 

 via Livedoor News

 

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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.

30 Jan 02:45

FEATURE: "Maho Girls PreCure!" Now Featured at Bandai Headquarters

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

One of the largest Japanese toy companies, Bandai has its headquarters in Asakusa, Tokyo. The current featured anime title on the front display section of the building is Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure!, the highly anticipated upcoming 13th PreCure TV series. You can check the newest PreCure merchandise items before its TV premiere in Japan on February 7. Check the photo report below.

 

*all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the permission from Bandai on Janaury 29, 2016 

 

 

Bandai headquarters in Asakusa

 

 

Cure Miracle and Cure Magical in their three forms: ruby, sapphire, topaz

 

 

Front display section

 

 

Osyaberi Henshin Mofurun

 

 

Henshin Wrinkle Stone Set

 

 

Baton Touch Wrinkle Stone Set featuring Cure Miracle and Cure Flora

 

 

Colorful Wrinkle Stick DX

 

 

Mahou no Houki/Magic Bloom

 

 

 

 

 

Wrinkle Stone Charm Necklaces and Cure Up RaPaPa Swings

 

 

Kirakira Card Gummi and CharaDeco Special Day Cake

 

 

 

 

Cure Friends Stuffed Dolls and Mofurun Face Pouch

 

 

Precode Dolls

 

 

Precode House PreCure Mahou no Ouchi

 

 

Henshin Pretumes (cosplay costumes for kids)

 

 

New Carddass game "PreCure Mahou no Party"

 

 

 

"Mahou Tsukai PreCure!" latest CM

 

  

Main Visual

  

© ABC, Toei Animation

 

29 Jan 22:20

Nana Mizuki and Calbee Team-Up for Limited Edition, Curry-Flavored Potato Chips

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 

Singer / voice actress Nana Mizuki and Japanese snack maker Calbee are pairing up to produce an unusual, limited edition snack: Potericchi, a brand of potato chip that promises to deliver a "rich, hand-made curry flavor".

 

 

The snacks will be available for a limited time (beginning from February 01 and running until about mid-March of 2016) at participating convenience stores in Japan. The packaging of the Potericchi chips features pictures of Mizuki dressed for cooking and snacking. Pricing is set by the stores individually, although sources estimate that the chips will probably sell for around 150 yen ($1.24 US) per bag.

 

Sources:

Narinari.com

My Game News Flash

Official Calbee home page

 

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

29 Jan 10:00

Detective Pikachu Details Its Key Characters, Pokémon, And Gameplay

by Sato

The Pokémon Company shared the latest information and screenshots for their upcoming 3DS eShop title, Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo in an update on the official website.

Read Detective Pikachu Details Its Key Characters, Pokémon, And Gameplay on Siliconera!

28 Jan 21:50

RUMOR: Comiket May Be Held in Osaka or Nagoya?

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Crunchyroll has previously reported about how Tokyo Big Sight, the traditional venue for the summer and winter Comiket dojinshi fairs, will be largely unavailable for some time due to preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Now it appears that the organizers of Comiket are already considering a change of venue to sites in Osaka and / or Nagoya.

 

 

The source of this information is a tweet by Pixiv artist Niea, which includes a screencap and a sentence that translates to: "There are some very unsettling survey questions in the application for Comiket 90." The screen cap indicates that the "unsettling survey question" is asking applicants if they would still participate if the venue were moved to Osaka or to Nagoya.

 

Source: Otakomu

 

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

29 Jan 10:30

VIDEO: 60-Second PV for "Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt" 2nd Episode

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Following the 20-second teaser, Bandai Visual today posted a 60-second PV for the second episode of the web anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga. It introduces overwhelming power of Full Armor Gundam and Daryl's countermeasure against it.

 

The 18-minute episode will be available for general audience in Japan at noon on February 12 (JST). Members of Gundam Fan Club are able to watch the episode two weeks earlier, from today, via the club's smartphone app. The sell price for the second episode in Japan is 800 yen and that for rental is 400 yen.

 

 

PV for the second episode

 

 

Teaser

 

 

Second episode main visual

 

 


 

 

Main Staff:


 Scenario Writer/Director: Ko Matsuo (Rozen Maiden, RED GARDEN, Valvrave the Liberator)

 Anime Character Design: Hirotoshi Takaya (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, ZETMAN)

 Original Mobile Suit Design: Kunio Okawara

 Animation Mechanical Design: Morifumi Naka (Gundam Unicorn), Seiichi Nakatani (Gundam Reconguista in G),

           Hajime Katoki (Victory Gundam, Crossbone Gundam, Gundam Unicorn, and many other Gundam series)

 Art Director: Hideki Nakamura

 Color Design: Takako Suzuki

 CG Director: Tomohiro Fujie (Gundam Unicorn, Gundam Reconguista in G)

 Monitor Design: Takashi Aoki

 Director of Photography: Taro Wakiakira

 Editor: Daisuke Imai

 Music: Naruyoshi Kikuchi (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)

 Sound Director: Eriko Imai

 Sound Effect: Mutsuhiro Nishimura

 Production Sunrise (1st Studio/Gundam Unicorn

 

 

Main Voice Cast:

 

 Io Flemming: Yuichi Nakamura (Graham Aker in Gundam 00)

 Daryl Lorenz: Ryohei Kimura (Ryota Kise in Kuroko's Basketball)

 Claudia Peer: Toa Yukinari (Casca in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc)

 Karla Mitchum: Sayaka Oohara (Alicia Florence in ARIA)

 Cornelius Kaka: Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei Ryugazaki in Free!)

 Graham: Shunsuke Sakuya (Agent Nyx in Lupin The Third Part 4)

 Burroughs: Mutsumi Sasaki (Amane Shibazaki in Psycho-Pass 2)

 J.J.Sexton: Hiroshi Tsuchida (Ukyo Samonji in Argevollen)

 

   

Source: Gundam.info


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28 Jan 19:08

Happy Birthday to Shizuo Heiwajima From "Durarara!!"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Happy birthday to Durarara!!'s popular Shizuo Heiwajima (and adversary Izaya Orihara voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya - there was a swap with Izaya reciprocally getting Shizuo voice actor Daisuke Ono's May 4th date).  

 

The series anime site celebrated with a special Twitter header, offered through the end of the day (Japan time.)

 

 

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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.

28 Jan 15:00

Bravely Second Trailer Focuses On Patissier, Catmancer, And More New Jobs

by Sato
Alainmendez

Catmancer has to be the most Internet class ever created.

With Bravely Second releasing next month in Europe, Nintendo of Europe put together a trailer for the upcoming 3DS RPG to show off its new classes.

Read Bravely Second Trailer Focuses On Patissier, Catmancer, And More New Jobs on Siliconera!