Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Cloud and Sephiroth highlight new Final Fantasy VII remake visual

Let’s face it, people are really hyped for the Final Fantasy VII remake. The game we’ve played back as kids is now getting remade and given a newer feel. And during the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony, they revealed a new key visual featuring Cloud and Sephiroth.



Square Enix didn’t reveal any more details about the game, but from what we’ve seen so far, the game really looks beautiful… just remember not to level up Aerith that much. The game will be released for the PS4, and no release date has been made. They will be releasing the game by episode.


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Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki finally react to Makoto Shinkai"s your name.

Makoto Shinkai’s your name. is now officially the highest grossing Japanese animated film of all time in terms of global box office sales. The multi-award-winning anime movie may have gotten the Oscar snub, but the film did manage to surpass Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning classic, Spirited Away.



The film has received both praise and criticism from critics all over the world, but what do the people from Studio Ghibli think of the film? Studio Ghibli co-founder and former producer Toshio Suzuki recently gave an interview with Weekly Bunshun magazine, and he finally gave his thoughts, along with the thoughts of the man Makoto Shinkai has been compared to, Hayao Miyazaki, about your name.


The producer first talked about the “a girl losing her way in a different world” trope and said, “I had a prediction that someone would make that sometime.” He also revealed that Miyazaki agreed with him, and said that the Oscar-winning director told him “Yeah, that’s right. I won’t do it, but [the film] goes just like I thought.”


He also talked about Shinkai himself, and said that  “The term ‘another world’ is used successfully time and again, and I had a hunch that Makoto Shinkai is a fan of Hayao Miyazaki.” The Ghibli co-founder also praised your name. a lot, saying  “It’s made so that all the characters in the drama, lines, and music make the background stand out.” He also added “The high fall sky that seems like it could be breathed in was especially impressive”.


There you have it folks, apparently, the people at Ghibli thought your name. was great… unlike a few Japanese critics out there.


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Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki finally react to Makoto Shinkai"s your name.

[VIDEO] Watch: Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda tries to name as many Pokemon as possible in 20 seconds

Pokemon now has 802 species, from Gen-1 to Gen-7. Now, die-hard Pokemon fans can really name them all without any problems, but how many can you name in just 20 seconds? Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda takes up that challenge and really tries to name as many as he can in just 20 seconds:



Seems like he struggled a bit near the end, but he did manage to name 30! That’s more than one per second. As expected of Mr. Masuda… although all he named were Gen-1 Pokemon. But then again, they’re the easiest to remember and the best to use in a time challenge such as this one.



Now, how many can you name in just 20 seconds? I tried myself and got 21, so how will you do?


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[VIDEO] Watch: Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda tries to name as many Pokemon as possible in 20 seconds

Monday, 30 January 2017

What is the worst live-action manga movie? Fans rank the worst live-action films based on manga

Live-action movie adaptations are either a hit or a miss. Sometimes, we have those movies like Dragon Ball Super that makes us want to forget about them, and sometimes we get an awesome adaptations of manga like Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise (Based on All You Need is Kill).


Japanese ranking website, Goo, recently took a look at the worst live-action movie adaptations of manga. Let’s face it, not all live-action films can become Rurouni Kenshin. A total of 40 titles were included, and here are the Top 10:


10 – Wolf Girl and Black Prince


9 – Your Lie in April


8 – Gatchaman


7 – Devilman


6 – Space Battleship Yamato


5 – Terra Formars



4 – KochiKame



3 – Lupin III



2 – Black Butler



1 – Attack on Titan



Admit it, you expected Attack on Titan to win the #1 spot in this latest Goo poll, didn’t you. The film based on Hajime Isayama’s bestselling manga received so much hate from fans for deviating from the story, changing the race of  the characters, and of course, NOT INCLUDING LEVI! Oh, and many also complained about the bad acting and horrible story.


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iDOLM@STER joke robot, Mujin Gattai Kisaragi, gets featured in Super Robot Wars

In an unexpected team-up, Super Robot Wars X-Ω will be featuring the iDOLM@STER! This is because the iOS and Android smartphone game will be featuring iM@S’s own flat-chested robot, Mujin Gattai Kisaragi!



The collaboration will feature both Mujin Gattai Kisaragi and the HaruKaizer, with both super robots being playable in the game.



Mujin Gattai Kisaragi started out as a funny segment during The iDOLM@STER anime’s episode 15, which pokes fun at the iDOLM@STER mecha anime, Xenoglossia, as well as Chihaya’s robotic voice, Azusa’s cowlick hair, and Haruka’s “Evil” side. It even got its own voice novel!


Mujin Gattai Kisaragi was originally a joke about Chihaya Kisaragi’s seemingly robotic voice while singing  “Ohayou! Asagohan” (and this resulted to Robo-Chihaya) and Sunrise’s iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia super robot anime which many fans did not like very much. It featured Chihaya as a (still flat-chested) robot ,which is piloted by Ami and Mami, taking on opponents led by a very evil Haruka. It also features Azuscythe with a seriously weaponized cowlick and boob rockets, and a robot Ritsuko. It was part of the anime’s 15th episode where it was shown as a “trailer” for an upcoming “765 Pro movie.”


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Sunday, 29 January 2017

[NEW ANIME] Macross Franchise to get new anime project in 2018 for 35th anniversary

Macross Delta’s Walkure recently held a 2-day concert at the Yokohama Arena titled “Walkure ga Tomaranai”. During the second day, they made several important announcements, and the biggest one being for the franchise’s 35th anniversary celebrations, which include a brand new anime!



Not much details were revealed about this new anime, but they did reveal that it would be a TV anime scheduled to air sometime in 2018. More details about this new anime project will be revealed in the days to come.


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[NEW ANIME] Macross Franchise to get new anime project in 2018 for 35th anniversary

We"re not surprised with #1! Fans rank the Top 25 mangaka who have too many hiatuses

We all need to take a break from work, school, or anything that we’re busy with. Sometimes, manga creators, or mangaka, also have to take breaks too, and these often result to hiatuses. Some of them would go on hiatuses for a various reasons. Some would take a break because of calamities like the Kumamoto earthquake, others because a relative is sick, while others for their own health, and others just to refresh their minds and go on vacation.


Japanese ranking website, Goo, recently asked manga readers which mangaka takes too many breaks. The results are now in, and we’re not really surprised who they ranked at #1 (because we can all see it coming).


25 – Others


24 – Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga)


23 – Yasuaki Kita (Kenka Shoubai)


22 – Hitoshi (Iwaaki Historie)


21 – Kei Toume (Yesterday o Utatte)


20/19 (tie) – Kouta Hirano (Drifters) and Minene Sakurano (Mamotte Shugogetten!)


18/17 (tie) – Barasui (Strawberry Marshmallow) and Norio Sakurai (Mitsudomoe)


16 – Yoshiki Takaya (Bio-Booster Armor Guyver)


15 – Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon)


14 – Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch)


13 – Zekkyou (Tora Dora!)


12 – Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – The Myth of Hades)


11 – Kiyohiko Azuma (Yotsuba&!)


10 – Kentarou Miura (Berserk)



9 – Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond)



8 – Mamoru Nagano (The Five Star Stories)



7 – Daisuke Ashihara (World Trigger)



6 – Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!)




5 – Hisashi Eguchi (Stop! Hibari-kun)



4 – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion)



3 – Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man)



2 – Suzue Miuchi (Glass Mask)



1 – Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter)



Usually, we don’t feature the #1 ranked winners in the cover photos of our articles, but the result is so obvious that we just had to feature Hunter x Hunter. Togashi and his series won by a landslide, as the series took 1,845 votes in the poll, while the #2 ranked Glass Mask, another hiatus-ridden manga series, only took 302 votes. That’s how painfully obvious the #1 in the results are.


However, the poll did put in a few surprises, with Kentaro Miura and his Berserk only being ranked 10th, but then again, a lot of these titles have frustrated fans for so long now that a lot of them deserved their spots. Oh, and thank goodness Guts has finally gotten out of that boat after 10 years!


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We"re not surprised with #1! Fans rank the Top 25 mangaka who have too many hiatuses

Miku celebrates her 10th anniversary with new "VocaloHistory" album, only 3,939 copies will be made

10 years ago, Crypton Future Media made history when they introduced us to the one and only Hatsune Miku. And now, 10 years later, a limited edition 4-disc album is getting released as part of her 10th anniversary celebrations. The album is titled “Vocalohistory feat. Hatsune Miku”, and it contains a total of 60 tracks.



Renowned Vocaloid producers such as 40mP, Mitchie M, halyosy, and others have all contributed to this album. Only 3,939 (which is pronounced as Miku Miku in Japanese) copies will be released. The album also has several bonuses, including an artbook featuring artworks by Komine, CHRIS, RAHWIA, and many more. It also features sets of 15 postcards and can badges… along with the four CDs of course.


 


The “Vocalohistory feat. Hatsune Miku” will cost 8,000 yen and will be released in Japan on March 15, 2017.


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Miku celebrates her 10th anniversary with new "VocaloHistory" album, only 3,939 copies will be made

[NEW ANIME] Manga about a neat-freak, Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun, gets a TV anime

When you play sports like football/soccer, you will get yourself dirty. But what if a player regarded as a genius is a neat freak who doesn’t want to get himself dirty? That’s the premise of Taku Sakamoto’s Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun manga, and it’s getting itself a TV anime adaptation!



The announcement was made inside the pages of Young Jump magazine, with the series also resuming its serialization.



The manga centers on a handsome young soccer genius named Aoyama who is a Japan representative. His play style is “cleanliness.” He doesn’t tackle and doesn’t head the ball. If he’s doing a throw-in, he’ll only do it if he’s wearing gloves.



And you thought Attack on Titan’s Levi was a neat-freak… More details about this new anime will be revealed in the days ahead.


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[NEW ANIME] Manga about a neat-freak, Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun, gets a TV anime

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Male college students rank their Top 5 favorite Final Fantasy waifus

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise definitely has no shortage of strong female characters, and many of them definitely have strong fan followings among men.


Japanese media website, MyNavi Freshers, recently asked 200 male college students which Final Fantasy heroine is the one that they want as a girlfriend. Here are the Top 5:


5 – Vanille (Final Fantasy XIII)



4 – Serah (Final Fantasy XIII)



3 – Tifa (Final Fantasy VII)



2 – Yuna (Final Fantasy X)



1 – Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)



As expected, FF13’s Lightning topped the poll, as fans said that her stoic and often-tsundere nature makes her an ideal waifu. Meanwhile, fans voted Yuna for second place, and Tifa third. The Top 5 was dominated by FF13 heroines, as they secured three of the Top 5 spots. Also, a certain dead girl from FF7 seems to be missing in the Top 5…


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Male college students rank their Top 5 favorite Final Fantasy waifus

[VIDEO] Cyber Dimension Neptune: 4 Goddesses Online feature Neptune, Noir, and Nepgear gameplay

The console goddesses are back! The official Compile Heart YouTube channel has started streaming a new gameplay PV for the latest addition in the Hyperdimention Neptunia franchise, Cyber Dimension Neptune: 4 Goddesses Online.



The new video shows off the gameplay for “Holy Knight” Neptune, “Magical Girl” Nepgear, and “Black Knight” Noire. It also introduces us to three new boss characters, Minotaur, Black Knight, and Maou Jester. The game’s other playable characters include legendary gamer Vert, thief Uni, priest Blanc, samurai Ram, and Ninja Rom.



Yes folks, they are indeed back! The game will be released in Japan on February 9, 2017 for the PlayStation 4. It will feature the four goddesses returning as they are chosen to be Beta-testers for an online game set in a world known as Arsgard.


“4 Goddesses Online” is a game-within-a-game, and it will feature avatars for the four goddesses which are exactly like their characters. And yes, do expect them to break the fourth wall every now and then.


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[VIDEO] Cyber Dimension Neptune: 4 Goddesses Online feature Neptune, Noir, and Nepgear gameplay

Friday, 27 January 2017

PlayStation Network celebrates the Lunar New Year with special offers

It’s the eve of the Lunar New Year, and Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Singapore Branch (SIES) is welcoming the Year of the Rooster with a bang! This is because the PlayStation Network is offering up to 75% off more than 200 titles, and PS Store exclusive 12-month membership + 3-month bonus offer.



One of the highlights is the 12-month membership + 3-month bonus offer. Members who sign up for the PS Plus subscription and pay for 12 month worth will also be getting 3 more months of subscription for free. This means that players can get to enjoy a total 15 months of free monthly games, exclusive discounts, online storage service and more!



The PlayStation Plus service is also offering three huge games for free, and for a limited time. These three games are God of War III: Remastered, Tales of Zestiria (Digital Standard Edition), and Alienation. PS Plus will only be giving them away for free until February 8. This will save players a total of SGD 144.50.



The PlayStation Store is also handing out huge discounts, up to 75% off on several titles, including FINAL FANTASY XV, Watch Dogs 2, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and more. PS Plus Members meanwhile can get discounts up to 80% or more.



Finally, the official PlayStation Asia Facebook page is launching the 4-day “PS Plus Lucky Rooster” Campaign. They will be giving away special prizes from January 28 – 3 in celebration of the Lunar New Year!



Happy Lunar New Year! We wish you a Prosperous Year of Rooster!


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[VIDEO] VR Headset allows you to meet Asuna in virtual reality! Haruka Tomatsu herself shows it off

Today’s VR technology is making the world of Sword Art Online more and more possible, and California-based VR developer, FOVE, is partnering up with the anime to promote the upcoming Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film. They have developed a new program which allows users to meet Asuna herself in the virtual world through their new VR headset, and Asuna’s voice actress herself, Haruka Tomatsu, shows it off!



As soon as users dive into the VR world, Asuna will be appearing to explain how the headset works. In other words, Asuna will be the one guiding you through the headset’s tutorial.



The device will also read the user’s eye movements, and Asuna’s reactions will be based on these eye movements. Her reactions include smiling if you look at her right in the eye, and she even gets a bit upset if you start ignoring her.



A FOVE 0 Headset, a Hi-Spec PC with a VR platform Virtual Gate are required to run the program. It will be available for a limited time between January 31 – July 31, 2017 in South Korea and in Japan. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale hits Japanese theaters on February 18, 2017.


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[VIDEO] VR Headset allows you to meet Asuna in virtual reality! Haruka Tomatsu herself shows it off

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Heartstone: Tyrande Whisperwind now available for Southeast Asia

Heartstone players in Southeast Asia rejoice! After being exclusively released for Twitch Prime in the U.S., Bizzard has announced that they are finally releasing the Priest hero, Tyrande Whisperwind, in South East Asia as part of their Chinese Lunar New Year promo!



From January 26 until February 10, Hearthstone players in Southeast Asia will be able to get the Tyrande hero skin and card back when they buy a 40-pack from any expansion in a single purchase. But remember, only players whose countries of residence are set to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam or the Philippines will be able to get her skin. Just visit thel Battle.net shop in order to purchase those 40 expansion packs that you need to get her.



Happy Lunar New Year and may Elune’s light shine upon you!


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Guillermo del Toro talks about his role in Hideo Kojima"s Death Stranding PS4 game

After Konami cancelled his Silent Hills partnership with Hideo Kojima, renowned Hollywood director, Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth) is finally having his video game debut with his Japanese friend’s upcoming Death Stranding game. del Toro recently sat down with IGN for a phone interview, and he talked about his role in the game.



In the IGN interview, del Toro  “I’m involved as a character. Kojima-san called me and said, ‘I want you to be a character in the game,’ and I said, ‘Gladly.’ He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all.” The director then continued “This is entirely Kojima-san’s game. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”


After that debacle with his former company, Konami, Kojima needs all the cheering he can get! But then again, del Toro is one very huge cheer leader!



In an interview, Kojima revealed that they are using Guerrilla Games’ new Decima Engine for the game, with Kojima saying that he and his team looked everywhere to find the “perfect tools” to create Death Stranding. He said “It has to be technology and people, they cannot be separate. From the first moment I met Guerrilla I had a good feeling about this.”


Death Stranding will be released for the PlayStation 4 PRO.


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Guillermo del Toro talks about his role in Hideo Kojima"s Death Stranding PS4 game

Dragon Ball"s magical Senzu Beans released as chocolates

Ever wondered what Dragon ball’s magical Senzu Beans taste like? Apparently, they taste like chocolate, as the Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro department store will be selling them as chocolates just for Valentine’s Day!



The department store will be releasing these pots on “Senzu Beans” in their Valentine’s Day section, which can be found in their 7th floor. These beans are actually chocolate-coated Barley puffs, with the container looking like the actual Senzu Bean container from the anime and manga.



Each pot of chocolate senzu beans costs 500 yen, and hopefully, it can energize you instantly after an intense battle with the likes of Frieza and Cell, or keep you full of 10 whole days.


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Dragon Ball"s magical Senzu Beans released as chocolates

[NEW ANIME] Sailor Moon Crystal gets a brand new sequel for 25th anniversary, Monster Hunter and Sanrio collaborations revealed

If you thought Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary celebrations were big, it seems like the manga’s silver anniversary would be just as big. Because the official Sailor Moon website has announced their 25th anniversary project lineup, and it includes a new sequel anime for Sailor Moon Crystal!



They didn’t reveal any more details on this new sequel anime, but expect Sailor Moon fans (AKA Moonies) all around the world to be really excited for this one. More details will be announced in the future.


They also revealed that the original 1990’s Sailor Moon anime will be released in Blu-ray format for the first time in Japan! The first of two Blu-ray collections will comprise of 23 episodes each, and will be released June 14, while the second one will be released on August 9. The original 1990 anime will be released in HD. They will also be releasing Sailor Moon R, as well as the Sailor Moon movies in Blu-ray format.



There will also be several crossovers, including a cross-over project with Sanrio’s My Melody.



It also includes a special Monster Hunter crossover with Monster Hunter XX, which will be released for the Nintendo 3DS. It will transform your partner Airou into Luna and arm it with the C Moon Neko Rod weapon.




More collaborations and products are expected to be announced soon.


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[NEW ANIME] Sailor Moon Crystal gets a brand new sequel for 25th anniversary, Monster Hunter and Sanrio collaborations revealed

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

What is Shounen Jump"s next biggest manga? Fans choose in new Goo poll

Last year, some of Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine’s biggest anime titles finally concluded, including long-running titles like BLEACH and KochiKame. Other popular titles like Naruto, Nisekoi, Sket Dance, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Assassination Classroom are also over. Even with Gintama and One Piece still going strong, many fans are still wondering which manga carries the magazine’s torch, which was carried by the likes of Dragon ball, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Yu Yu Hakusho.


Japanese rankings website, Goo, recently asked 3,110 manga readers on which currently running Shounen Jump! series is the magazine’s “Next Poster Manga”. Here are the Top 19:


19 – Demon’s Plan


18 – Amalgam of Distortion


17 – Seishun Heiki Number


16 – Ole Golazo


15 – Samon-kun wa Summoner


14 – Straighten Up! Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club


13 – The Promised Neverland


12 – Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san


11 – Kimetsu no Yaiba


10 – Hinomaru Zumou



9 – Isobe Isobee Monogatari ~Ukiyo wa Tsurai yo~



8 – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations



7 – Black Clover



6 – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma




5 – World Trigger



4 – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.



3 – My Hero Academia



2 – Hunter X Hunter



1 – Haikyuu!!



While battle manga like Naruto and Dragon Ball have been the mainstays for Shounen Jump! through the decades, fans have voted a sports manga, Haikyuu!!, as the manga that they think is the magazine’s new poster manga. The sports anime defeated traditional shounen battle manga titles like My Hero Academia and World Trigger, which both made it to the Top 5.


Curiously, the hiatus-ridden Hunter x Hunter made it to #2 despite being in hiatus for a long time now. This just proves how popular the series is, despite going on hiatus often, and for long periods of time.


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What is Shounen Jump"s next biggest manga? Fans choose in new Goo poll

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Ghibli"s Red Turtle nominated for Oscar, your name. and Miss Hokusai snubbed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences finally announced their nominees to win what is considered by many as the richest prize in all of film, an Oscar. These announcements by the Academy included Best Animated Feature Film, but despite being favored by many fans, a certain film by Makoto Shinkai seems to be missing.



The Nominees are the Japanese-inspired Kubo and the Two String, Disney’s Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle, and Zootopia.


Among the Japanese anime films who submitted their entry to be nominated, Makoto Shinkai’s your name., as well as Miss Hokusai, didn’t get the nomination. So far, only Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is the only Japanese animated film to win an Oscar.


The winners will be announced at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 26. As for Makoto Shinkai himself, he must be a bit relieved as winning an Oscar (or even getting nominated for one) would only strengthen the comparisons with Hayao Miyazaki… which he really hates.


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Ghibli"s Red Turtle nominated for Oscar, your name. and Miss Hokusai snubbed

Japan Media Arts Festival to screen Japanese anime movies in Singapore, including your name., for free!

The Japan Creative Centre (JCC) will be hosting the Japan Media Arts Festival Special Exhibition from 3rd to 18th February 2017. One of the highlights will be the screening of several critically-acclaimed Japanese animated films. The anime, together with their respective screening venues and schedules are:


Makoto Shinkai’s your name.



Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido (Lido 5)

Schedule: 5 February at 12.30 pm

Ticket reservations (update: Registrations are closed): https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/your-name-by-shinkai-makoto-tickets-31311910768


Den-noh Coil



Venue: JCC Exhibition Hall

Schedule: 11th and 18th February, 2:00 pm


Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words



Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido (Lido 5)

Schedule: 12 February at 5:40 pm

Ticket reservations (update: Registrations are closed): https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/the-garden-of-words-by-shinkai-makoto-tickets-31312752285


Miss Hokusai



Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido (Lido 5)

Schedule: 5 February at 2:50 pm

Ticket reservations (update: Registrations are closed): https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/sarusuberi-miss-hokusai-by-hara-keiichi-tickets-31310918801


Giovanni’s Island



Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido (Lido 5)

Schedule: 5 February at 4:50 pm

Ticket reservations (update: Registrations are closed): https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/sarusuberi-miss-hokusai-by-hara-keiichi-tickets-31310918801


In This Corner of the World



Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido (Lido 5)

Schedule: 12 February at 3:00 pm

Ticket reservations (update: Registrations are closed): https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/in-this-corner-of-the-world-by-katabuchi-sunao-tickets-31312264827?aff=erellivmlt


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Manga Taisho/ Cartoon Grand Prize 2017 nominees revealed

The Cartoon Grand Prize, also known as the Manga Taisho, celebrates excellence in the Japanese manga industry. Now, the official website has announced the 13 nominees, which were all selected by a committee of 92 people, comprised of bookstore employees who are all very familiar with manga.



A special awarding ceremony will be held on March 28th to award the winner. A total of 253 manga titles were included in their list of possible nominees, but the committee only chose 13 of them, and they are:


Aoashi by Yuugo Kobayashi



Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san by Souichirou Yamamoto



Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni by Nao Iwamoto



Koutei Dragons by Taku Kuwabara



Golden Gold by Seita Horio



Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui



Tokyo Tarareba Musume by Akiko Higashimura



Nami yo Kiite Kure by Hiroaki Samura



Hi Score Girl by Rensuke Oshikiri



Hibiki – Shousetsuka ni Naru Houhou by Mitsuharu Yanagimoto



Fire Punch by Tatsuki Fujimoto



The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu



Watashi no Shounen by Hitomi Takano



So, which manga will win it this year? I guess we will have to find out this March!


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