Tuesday, 28 February 2017

We finally get a good look at Jotaro Kujo for the live-action Jojo"s Bizarre Adventure movie

After months of teasing, we finally get a good look at actor Yusuke Iseya in costume as the one and only 3rd Jojo, Jotaro Kujo. The official Jojo movie website reveals him wearing his white-colored costume as seen from Part IV of Hirohiko Araki’s popular manga.



The website also revealed Takayuki Yamada in character as Anjurou “Angelo” Katagiri.



Kento Yamazaki was previously revealed in costume as Josuke Higashikata, the 4th Jojo and main character of the movie. The live-action film will be adapting part 4 of the long-running series. The movie will be making its premiere on August 8, 2017.


The film will be directed by Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Live-action Terraformars) and will be a co-production between Warner Brothers and TOHO. It aims to cover the entire fourth part, which follows the adventures of Jousuke, with Jotaro acting as his mentor. Because Part 4 is actually quite long, TBS producer Takashi Hirano has said that they are looking into making sequels for the film to fit the entire story of part 4.


Filming was done in the Spanish town of Sitges, though they did admit that they already knew that the original manga was set in Japan. They decided to adapt Part 4 because it featured a Japanese protagonist, therefore eliminating the “Racelift” allegations.


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We finally get a good look at Jotaro Kujo for the live-action Jojo"s Bizarre Adventure movie

The Top 10 female anime idols/groups which shine the most according to animeanime.jp

Right now, the anime industry has all sorts of idol anime, from school-based ones like Love Live! to local town-based ones like LocoDol, and even political idols who are also Diet representatives like Idol Memories. But with all these idol anime, which female anime idols or groups shine the most?


Japanese anime news website, animeanime.jp, recently asked 883 people to vote for which female idols do they think shine the most. The poll includes both individual idols and idol groups. Here are the Top 10:


10 – * (Asterisk) (The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls)


9 – WakeUp, Girls! (WakeUp, Girls!)


8 – New Generations (The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls)


7 – Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)


6 – Kirari Tsukishima (Kirarin Revolution)


5 – Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)


4 – AQOURS (Love Live! Sunshine!!)


3 – 765 PRO ALLSTARS (The iDOLM@STER)



2 – Walküre (Macross Delta)



1 – μ’s (Love Live!)



According to animeanime, μ’s won with an overwhelming amount of votes, taking in 30% of the total number of votes, followed by Walküre with 10%. Given Love Live’s popularity these days, it ain’t surprising that they won 1st place.


But with AQOURS failing to even reach the Top 3, it seems like the μ’s own “successors” have a lot to prove. Meanwhile, iDOLM@STER and Macross are still going strong, as both franchises having three entries each within the Top 10.


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"Bootleg Enthusiast" apologizes for GunPla Expo Philippines fiasco

For the first time ever, the Philippines held its first GunPla Expo event. However, the event had the country’s GunPla community up in arms as several bootleg enthusiasts invaded the event and proudly showed off their bootleg kits.



The move angered many GunPla enthusiasts around the Philippine islands, and the people behind the stunt faced harsh criticism, so much so that one of them was forced to deactivate his Facebook page. In response, one of the people behind the fiasco came forward and issued his apology. He admitted that the move was indeed wrong and said he only dragged the others along with his idea.



Neil, the man who admitted to be the leader of the group, said the other people in the images should not be blamed because he just dragged them along. He also said it wasn’t his intention to disrespect the event, and the pictures were just for fun as personal memories of the event. He said that he was very excited about the country’s first GunPla Expo, and was even at SM Mall of Asia at around 8:30 am, hours before the event even began. He gave his sincerest apologies to those who viewed his actions as stupid and disrespectful.


So far, Bandai, nor its official Philippine distributor, Bankee, have commented on the issue. They are holding the GunPla Expo from February 25th – March 5th at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.



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"Bootleg Enthusiast" apologizes for GunPla Expo Philippines fiasco

Monday, 27 February 2017

[VIDEO] Check out Megumin and Yunyun"s "rap battle" for Konosuba character song CD

Let’s all admit it, KonoSuba season 2 is still hilarious, and now, it’s getting a second character song CD! And as expected, the character song CD is hilarious, and its highlight is an epic rap battle between Megumin and Yunyun! They have now released a PV for that CD, which previews some of the songs in the album, starting with that rap battle!



There’s also Darkness singing about her S & M fetish, singing a traditional ondo, andKazuma singing the  season 1 ending. Here is the CD’s cover art:



The character song CD is slated for release on March 8, 2017. Now, who do you think won that rap battle?


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[VIDEO] Check out Megumin and Yunyun"s "rap battle" for Konosuba character song CD

[NEW ANIME] Marvel announces new TV anime and manga titled "Marvel Future Avengers"

We have a new Marvel anime folks! After the success of Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, Marvel is getting a new TV anime and manga series, which is titled Marvel Future Avengers. And yes, it will feature the Avengers.



Like Disk Wars, the anime and manga will feature Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Wasp. Both the anime and manga will follow Makoto, a young super powered boy who becomes an apprentice of the Avengers and joins other apprentices as members of the “Future Avengers.” The TV anime will premiere in Summer 2017.


Meanwhile, the manga will be illustrated by Teruaki Mizuno. Shogakukan’s Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special magazine will serialize the series, which will make its debut in their April 2017 edition, which is getting released tomorrow in Japan. Both the anime and manga are aimed towards young boys.



Toei previously animated Disk Wars, while Madhouse previously animated other Marvel anime like Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade TV anime, as well as the the Iron Man: Rise of Technovoren movie, and the Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher movie.


 Source: Animate



[NEW ANIME] Marvel announces new TV anime and manga titled "Marvel Future Avengers"

[NEW ANIME] Are we getting a new Hell Girl anime?! Retailers list possibility of new TV anime

Several big Japanese anime retailers, including Tsutaya, have posted about the release of Hell Girl (Jogoku Shoujo)’s new Kessakusen Kachoufuugetsu manga volume by Miyuki Etoo. The Tsutaya listing has stated that the manga will come with a booklet containing character designs for a brand new Hell Girl TV anime.



The listing also stated that the new TV anime will begin airing in July 2017, but it didn’t give any further details. While these are official listings from reputed distributors, there’s still no official announcement about the new anime as of the moment. The Kessakusen Kachoufuugetsu manga volume will be released in March, and many are expecting that it will include the official announcement.


Hell Girl follows Ai Enma, a mysterious vengeful spirit which runs the Hell Correspondence website. Those who wish to exact vengeance upon their fellow men must write the names of their intended victims in the website. However, it comes with a price, and that is their souls would also go to hell after they die.


This new anime would become the 4th anime series for the Hell Girl franchise, which also includes a live-action TV series and a manga adaptation.


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[NEW ANIME] Are we getting a new Hell Girl anime?! Retailers list possibility of new TV anime

Bootleg enthusiasts invade GunPla Expo Philippines, suffers heavy backlash

The Philippines kicked off its very first GunPla Expo last weekend to the enjoyment of the country’s GunPla enthusiasts. Gundam fans from all over the Philippines, even as far away from Manila as Davao and Cagayan de Oro, have converged at the SM Mall of Asia to celebrate GunPla.




However, it wasn’t reallyu as smooth-sailing, as several enthusiasts from a certain bootleg Gundam model company invaded the Bandai event and showed off one of that company’s bootleg kits. Needless to say, the Filipino GunPla fans weren’t amused at all.



The group proudly posted the photos in several Gundam Facebook groups, where they immediately received backlash for the apparent disrespect they had for the company responsible for the popularity of the GunPla hobby. The posters deleted the posts after receiving much backlash though several screenshots of their posts have been posted online, especially on Facebook.


So far, Bandai, nor its official Philippine distributor, Bankee, have commented on the issue. They are holding the GunPla Expo from February 25th – March 5th at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.


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Bootleg enthusiasts invade GunPla Expo Philippines, suffers heavy backlash

Saturday, 25 February 2017

[NEW ANIME] Furries rejoice! Manga about human-animal hybrids, Killing Bites, is getting an anime

The upcoming April edition of Shogakukan’s Monthly Hero magazine is announcing that Shinya Murata and Kazusa Sumita’s battle manga, Killing Bites, is getting adapted into an anime, and it will definitely make some furries happy!



Here’s how the official English-language Monthly Hero Magazine website describes the story:



Killing Bites are underworld duels between human-animal hybrids.

One beast who knows no fear will fight in this animalistic world full of fear and insanity.


This ultimate battle of the beasts will shock you to your core!



Not much information has been revealed for this furry new upcoming anime adaptation, like whether or not it’s a TV anime or movie, or its cast and staff. However, so expect that more details will be revealed soon.


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[NEW ANIME] Furries rejoice! Manga about human-animal hybrids, Killing Bites, is getting an anime

[VIDEO] Live-action ReLife movie reveals latest trailer

Yayoiso’s popular drama manga, which got itself an anime adaptation, is also getting adapted into a live-action movie, and now, they have revealed a brand new trailer, which teases what to expect in the film and starts off with an offer to main character Arata (Taishi Nakagawa) that will change his life.



The video also features the movie’s ending theme song, “Sakura” by Sonoko Inoue. Taishi Nakagawa himself is contributing to the song, as you can also hear him rapping in it.



The film is slated to premiere on April 15, 2017, with actor Taishi Nakagawa playing as Arata Kaizaki. Joining Nakagawa is Yuuna Taira, who plays the female lead, Chizuru Hishiro.


The film will be having an original ending not found in the anime and manga. The manga and anime revolve around 27-year old Arata Kaizaki, who was given the offer to join an experiment to make him look like a high school student and redo his life by re-entering high school by taking a pill.


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[VIDEO] Live-action ReLife movie reveals latest trailer

Friday, 24 February 2017

Nintendo sues Mario-themed Go-karting company for Copyright Infringement

Remember when those Go–karters cosplayed as Mario Kart characters while carting? They’re from Akiba Kart and started off a new wave of Mario Kart-inspired Go-karting in Tokyo. Several other companies have spawned, and one of them is called MariCar. However, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be happy with them, especially with MariCar, which they are suing for copyright infringement.



Not only that, Nintendo is also suing them for allegedly violating the country’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act. According to a statement by Nintendo, MariCar’s name causes confusion with Mario Kart itself. They pointed out that “the service provides Nintendo character costumes to renters and uses photos and videos of customers in said outfits as promotion.”



MariCar holds Go-Kart tours around Tokyo, and their prices range from US$53 to $71. Nintendo added that it will continue to take steps to protect the intellectual property it has built over of many years of hard work.


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Nintendo sues Mario-themed Go-karting company for Copyright Infringement

It"s official: Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement according to Toshio Suzuki

Back in 2013, Hayao Miyazaki announced that he is retiring from making feature-length anime movies. However, the Academy Award-winning director was still making animated shorts like Boro the Caterpillar for the Ghibli Museum. The director was really just semi-retired, but it seems that he still really wants to do feature-length films. And now, Studio Ghibli producer, Toshio Suzuki, just confirmed that he’s coming out of semi-retirement!



The Ghibli producer and close friend to Miyazaki recently sat down in a pre-Academy Awards interview for the Oscar-nominated The Red Turtle. During the interview, Suzuki confirmed that Miyazaki himself is working on a new feature-length anime film.



Suzuki said that Miyazaki is in Tokyo right now working on this latest project. He also said that they are trying to get that new Miyazaki film released before the 2020 Olympics.


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It"s official: Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement according to Toshio Suzuki

It"s official: Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement according to Toshio Suzuki

Back in 2013, Hayao Miyazaki announced that he is retiring from making feature-length anime movies. However, the Academy Award-winning director was still making animated shorts like Boro the Caterpillar for the Ghibli Museum. The director was really just semi-retired, but it seems that he still really wants to do feature-length films. And now, Studio Ghibli producer, Toshio Suzuki, just confirmed that he’s coming out of semi-retirement!



The Ghibli producer and close friend to Miyazaki recently sat down in a pre-Academy Awards interview for the Oscar-nominated The Red Turtle. During the interview, Suzuki confirmed that Miyazaki himself is working on a new feature-length anime film.



Suzuki said that Miyazaki is in Tokyo right now working on this latest project. He also said that they are trying to get that new Miyazaki film released before the 2020 Olympics.


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It"s official: Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement according to Toshio Suzuki

Thursday, 23 February 2017

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) and Yuri!! on Ice win Anime of the Year

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF)’s Anime of the Year award is considered one of the highest honors in Japanese animation. Anime series which win this award are often considered the best anime of last year. The award is actually split into three winners, one for the feature film category, one for TV anime, and one voted on by fans. The awards’ official website has now announced the results, and the winners are:


Anime of the Year (Movie): A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)



Anime of the Year (TV Anime) AND Anime of the Year (Fan Award): Yuri!! on Ice



Other awards:


Best Director: Makoto Shinkai (your name)


Best Script/Original Work: Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice)


Best Animator :Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri!! on Ice character designer)


Best Art/Color/Visual: Shunichiro Yoshihara (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable)


Best Sound/Performance: Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096)


Yuri!! on Ice dominated, winning Anime of the Year for both fan award and TV anime. This is the first time that one single anime managed to win TWO Anime of the Year awards at the very same time.


Meanwhile, A Silent Voice pulled off a HUGE upset, beating out heavy favorite your name. to win Anime of the Year for movies. Makoto Shinkai still won Best Director however, which many fans saw coming.



The festival will be held in Ikebukiro from Tokyo from March 10-13. The awarding ceremony will be held on the 13th, which is the final day of the event. Orevious winners of the Anime of the Year award include Love Live! School Idol Movie, Gintama, Shirobako, Tiger & Bunny the Rising, Ping Pong The Animation, Attack on Titan, The Wind Rises, and of course, Disney’s Frozen. Yes folks, Disney’s Frozen previously won Anime of the Year!


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A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) and Yuri!! on Ice win Anime of the Year

Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film reveals Alphonse, release date

The official live-action Fullmetal Alchemist twitter page has posted several new updates about the upcoming film. One of the biggest updates is that we finally have a clear look at the younger of the Elric brothers, Alphonse!



The actor voicing Alphonse has not been revealed yet, but we do know that he will be a fully CGI character. CG Al technology was used to create him for the movie.


The twitter page also revealed the film’s logo and release date. According to the tweet, the film will premiere in Japan on 1 December 2017.



The film will star:


  • Ryousuke Yamada as Edward Elric

  • Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell

  • Ryuuta Satou as Captain Maes Hughes

  • Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang

  • Yo Oizumi as Major Shou Tucker

  • Yasuko Matsuyuki as Lust

  • Kanata Hongou as Envy

  • Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony

  • Jun Kunimura as Doctor Marco

  • Natsuki Harada as Gracia Hughes

  • Misako Renbutsu as Riza Hawkeye

  • Fumiyo Kohinata as General Hakuro

  • Natsuna as Maria Ross

  • Kenjiro Ishimaru as Father Cornello

  • Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell

The film is directed by live-action Ping Pong film director, Fumihiko Sori, and was previously filmed in Italy. The Alphonse Elric for the film is CGI as well.


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Sony Asia releases UNCHARTED Adventure Pack for PlayStation 4 in South East Asia

Good news South East Asian gamers, because Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) has a treat for you! They revealed that they have already released the UNCHARTED Adventure Pack for the PS4 in South East Asia!



The bundle includes:
1.                   The latest slimmer PlayStation 4 500GB (U.P. SGD449)


2.                   Three-month PlayStation®Plus membership voucher card


3.                   One year PlayStation®4 extended warranty service voucher card


4.                   “UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End™” (worth SGD74.90)


5.                   “UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection™” (worth SGD34.90)


And you could get all of that for just SGD479. This PlayStation 4 Bundle is now available across South East Asia, so better hurry!


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Singapore/Malaysia leaks of Sword Art Online movie may blacklist both countries from receiving anime film releases

Movie leaks ranging from 10 seconds to eight minutes may have caused many Japanese licencors to blacklist both Malaysia and Singapore. This may result to anime movies not being released in either or both countries. ODEX, which distributes the film in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, has now released a statement regarding this incident.



According to ODEX’s post in their official Facebook page:


We received a notice from Japan that there are SAO movie video leaks ranging from 10 secs to 8 mins; and the source was traced to Singapore & Malaysia’s Fan Screening on 18 Feb 2017.


Regardless of the reason or circumstances surrounding the unauthorised recording of the movie, this incident has serious repercussions on our local anime community.


The irresponsible actions of the minority who carried out the unauthorised recording drew flak from Japanese licensors because this is a serious infringement of copyright,resulting in the very likelihood of Singapore and Malaysia being blacklisted for future anime film release.


While ODEX is doing its utmost to limit the damage suffered, we seek your help to alert the cinema management of any unauthorised photography or videography taking place during the screenings.


We work to bring the latest and popular anime movies to the big screens of Singapore and Malaysia, this will not be possible if there are movie leaks damaging the integrity of our local anime community.


We need your help to stop unauthorised recording in cinemas.


Thank you.



These leaked images had grainy and low quality, however, they are still violating copyright laws and have the Japanese distributors up in arms.


The Facebook post also encourages fans to share it in order to spread awareness. Film piracy is a huge problem in the entire South East Asian region, and hopefully, this incident won’t lead to any more repercussions for anime fans in our region.


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Fairy Tail manga is ending soon?! Movie website reveals manga is already in its final arc

Ladies and gentlemen, it seems like Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga is already in its home stretch. This is because the official Fairy Tail movie website has revealed that the manga itself is in its final arc.



Not much has been revealed yet, but this current arc that the manga is on may really just be the final arc. No timeline for when the manga will exactly end has been given as of the moment.


However, the website also mentioned that the manga already has over 60 million copies in print.


With the manga already in its final arc, what are your favorite Fairy tail moments? Which character will stay within your heart even after it ends?


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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

To Love-Ru Darkness final chapter to be released in March

Looks like Jump Square is getting less ecchi after March, as To Love-Ru Darkness is finally having its final chapter released that month. Japanese online bookstore, e-hon, has listed the April 2017 edition of Jump Square, which contains the final chapter of To Love-Ru Darkness, to be released on March 4, 2017.



Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi’s bestselling ecchi manga teased in its penultimate chapter Rito will finally make his decision, and asks the question whether he would choose only one girl or go have the harem ending everyone wants him to do.


The manga inspired a couple of TV anime adaptations, as well as two OVAs and a visual novel game. It’s a sequel to Yabuki’s original To Love-Ru manga.


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[VIDEO] "The Queen of Tsundere" returns to voice Louise for The Familiar of Zero"s final volume ad

The final volume of The Familar of Zero will finally be released four years after its author’s death. To celebrate and promote the final volume, Kadokawa anime has started streaming a new PV for the light novel, with Saitou and one of the “Four Queens of Tsundere”, Louise, returning to narrate the video:



In the ad, Satoshi Hino returns to voice Saitou Hiraga, while the “Queen of Tsundere” herself, Rie “TsundeRie” Kugimiya, returns to voice Louise. Both characters are inviting readers to purchase the final volume of the late Noboru Yamaguchi’s popular fantasy light novel series.



They revealed that the final volume will be released on February 24th. They also revealed that the novel series’ illustrator, Eiji Usatsuka, will be releasing an art book titled “Finale Zero no Tsukaima Complete Illustration Collection Usatsuka Eiji Artworks”. It will be released on March 25, and boasts 300 pages featuring over 500 illustrations.



The series remained unfinished after its author passed away, as only 20 of its planned 22 volumes have been finished. However, due to insistent public demand, MF Bunko, which publishes the series, has announced that they will be releasing the new volume.


The author writing the new volume has still not been revealed, however, the works of this new author will be based on the manuscripts and plot left behind by Yamaguchi before he died. The new volume is scheduled for release on February 25, 2016.


Yamaguchi passed away before he finished the Familiar of Zero series in 2013, and has left behind some manuscripts for the next volume as he was planning to finish it before he passed away. The last volume, volume 20, was released in 2011.


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[VIDEO] "The Queen of Tsundere" returns to voice Louise for The Familiar of Zero"s final volume ad

3rd Live Spectacle Naruto stage play reveals Sakura, Kakashi, Orochimaru, and more

The live-action naruto stage musical play, Live Spectacle Naruto, has revealed even more cast in costume for their third run, which is titled Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe.


Ryou Kitamura as Sai



Ryou Tsuji as Deidara



Tomoya Yamaguchi as Juugo



Ryousuke Okada as Kabuto Yakushi



Rei Fujita as Yamato



Yui Itou as Sakura Haruno



Yuuki Kimisawa as Kakashi Hatake



Hiro Yuumi as Orochimaru



Seshiru Daigo as Tsunade



Keishi Hagio as Suigetsu Hoozuki



Kanon Nanaki as Karin



Takeshi Hayashino as Kisame Hoshigaki



Hironori Katayama as Tobi



The play previously revealed Naruto, Sasuke, and Itachi in costume.


If you take a look at the costumes, it seems like the play’s story is taking place AFTER the time skip, which means the play should now be somewhere along the start of Naruto Shippuden. The previous plays were pre-time skip where Naruto and the other gennin were still kids.


The play will be held at the AiiA 2.5D theater in Tokyo from May 19 to June 4, 2017, before heading to Osaka’s Mielparque Hall on June 16-22. The play will finally return to the AiiA 2.5D theater  from July 29-August 6. While the first play visited Singapore, Malaysia, and Macau, there is still no word if the play will be shown outside of Japan.


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3rd Live Spectacle Naruto stage play reveals Sakura, Kakashi, Orochimaru, and more

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Learn to speak conversational Japanese properly with Bushi Cafe"s Pera Pera Cafe event

Bushi Cafe and Totema Japan are teaming up and inviting Japanophiles all over Singapore for a special event called “Pera Pera Cafe – What Are the Japanese Thinking?”. The Bushi Cafe in Victoria Street Bugis will be holding the event starting Friday, from 24 – 26 February 2017.



According to the official event page,


Pera Pera Cafe is meant to introduce conversational Japanese in fun and entertaining ways! ‘Pera pera’ means ‘speak fluently’ in Japanese, and for every event, we’ll learn specifically what and how to speak in different scenarios while interacting with Japanese people. This event is most useful for Japanophiles who want to learn conversational Japanese effectively without falling asleep reading textbooks.


The Bushi Cafe will be opening up our space and providing a special set menu for this event. Feel free to come down, mingle with like-minded people and learn plenty of new things!


The official website also adds that the event will:


explore the attitudes and behaviours of Japanese people and how best to respond to them in certain situations. In your travels to Japan or talking to Japanese people, you may have encountered some cultural or social differences that made you ask yourself, ‘Huh, what are the Japanese thinking?’. For example, why does a ‘yes’ response sometimes also mean ‘no’? We’ll break down some of these doubts and also introduce the opinions of Japanese people! Cutely designed handouts will also be provided.


The “sensei” teaching participants Japanese during this event has been speaking Japanese for over 20 years. She has also taught Japanese to plenty of non-native speakers. She has also been living in japan for quite some time, so she can really offer some insights on how they live.


Event Details


7.15 – 7.45pm: Arrive, check in, and settle into your favourite seat


7.45 – 9.15pm: Dive right into the conversations!


9.15 – 10pm: Practice speaking what you learnt with your new found friends


10pm – : Optional afterparty


Ticketing


The price of each ticket includes the following:


– Cutely designed handouts


– Special set menu by Bushi Cafe which includes a dessert and a drink


– The promise that you’ll be able to speak the Japanese that are taught!


Side Notes


– No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary.


– Although handouts are provided, you may wanna bring a pen and a notebook to take down your own notes.


Early bird tickets cost S$19.00, though you can also buy two for just S$29.00. Regular tickets for the event cost S$25.00. You can now reserve them through this link: http://pera-pera-cafe-1.peatix.com/


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Learn to speak conversational Japanese properly with Bushi Cafe"s Pera Pera Cafe event

[VIDEO] Accel World VS Sword Art Online game reveals latest PV and TV ad

With its March 2017 release fast approaching, Bandai Namco Entertainment has started streaming the latest videos for their upcoming action RPG, Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight.


PV



TV Ad



The first video previews the game’s story, as well as its gameplay. Meanwhile, both videos gives us a taste of the game’s theme song, S x W -soul world- by KOTOKO and Haruna Luna. It also features some very familiar characters to Reki Kawahara novel fans like Accel World‘s Silver Crow, Black Lotus, Blood Leapord, Scarlet Rain, Cyan Pile, and Sky Raker, as well as Sword Art Online‘s Kirito, Asuna, and Sinon.



The game is titled Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight, and it is scheduled for release ion March 16, 2017 in Japan. It will be an action RPG, much like Bandai Namco’s Sword Art Online games. It will be released for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.


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Even more characters revealed for Live-action Gintama movie

After revealing Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, and Zura Katsura and Elizabeth, as well as Takasugi and Ogata, the official live-action Gintama movie website has now revealed even more characters. These two newly-revealed characters are:


Ken Yasuda as Tetsuya Murata (left) and Akari Hayami as Tetsuko Murata (right)



Tetsuya Murata is the blacksmith who forges the legendary Benizakura sword from the manga, while Tetsuko is his sister. The sword itself is a key part of the the film’s story itself.


The film will also star Yuuya Yagira as Toshiro Hijikata, Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita, and Kankurou Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo. The film is slated to premiere in July 2017, with the the live-action Hentai Kamen’s Yuuichi Fukuda directing.


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Even more characters revealed for Live-action Gintama movie

Fairy Tail - Dragon Cry movie reveals new visual, character designs, cast, other details

The 12th issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine will be featuring a Double Issue of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga. It also brings us new details about the upcoming Fairy Tail – Dragon Cry movie, including this new visual of Natsu. Is he transforming into a dragon?!



So will Natsu finally transform into a Dragon himself? Looks like we might find out soon! The issue also featured Fairy tail in the cover, as well as some new character designs just for the movie. The character designs also feature three new original characters for the movie, Sonia, Zashu and Animus.



The issue also confirmed that the cast from the TV anime are also returning for the film.


Natsu: Tetsuya Kakihara

Lucy: Aya Hirano

Happy: Rie Kugimiya

Gray: Yuuichi Nakamura

Erza: Sayaka Ohara

Wendy: Satomi Sato

Charles: Yui Horie



The anime film will premiere on May 6, 2017, with A-1 Pictures providing the animation. Attack on Titan episode director, Tatsuma Minamikawa, is directing the film, with Fairy Tail TV anime writer, Shoji Yonemura, writing the script.


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Fairy Tail - Dragon Cry movie reveals new visual, character designs, cast, other details

Monday, 20 February 2017

Meet the Cosplayers and Booth Girls of Wonder Festival 2017 (Winter)

The Wonder Festival (WonFes) may be about figures, plastic models, and garage kits, but yesterday’s big event also featured plenty of cosplay. As expected, cosplayers once again made their to Chiba’s Makuhari Messe for the Winter edition of WonFes, and they showed that the figures aren’t the event’s only highlights.









For the Booth Girls and official booth cosplayers, turn to page 2





And of course, what’s an event without booth girls? Some of the companies which presented during the event also featured plenty of booth girls and official cosplayers, and here they are:









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Meet the Cosplayers and Booth Girls of Wonder Festival 2017 (Winter)