Monday, 13 March 2017

A Certain Magical Index light novel editor tells fans to "wait a little longer" for anime"s season 3

Dengeki Bunko, which publishes Kazuma Kamachi’s A Certain Magical Index light novels, already knows that fans really want to see a season 3 for the TV anime adaptation. In fact, the light novel’s own editor, Kazuma Miki, has acknowledged the demand time and time again.



During the “New Work Announcement” panel discussion during the “Dengeki Game Festival 2017 & Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2017 & Dengeki Comic Festival 2017” event, Editor Miki revealed that A Certain Magical Index will be having a new fighting game titled Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On. The game is a cross-over between the light novel and Sega’s Virtual On video game. But after talking about the game, Miki talked about season 3…



Miki told fans to “please wait a little longer for season 3!” Though he did not specify which anime it is, many fans already know what series he’s talking about. Miki also serves as a producer for the various anime for the A Certain series. The editor and anime producer previously talked about season 3 on twitter, telling fans in an unofficial statement that season 3 is “plausible”.


The season 3 of A Certain Magical Index has been demanded by fans for a long time now, and it has even become a meme in several anime circles. Well, it does seem that Dengeki Bunko knows that the fans really want to see season 3, however, it also seems that we may be waiting a while longer to see it. Take note JC Staff, the fans are seriously waiting.


As for the new fighting game, Sega will be shipping it for both PS4 and PS Vita platforms in 2018.


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A Certain Magical Index light novel editor tells fans to "wait a little longer" for anime"s season 3

Macross Frontier"s Sheryl Nome returns with brand new music video

As promised, Sheryl Nome is back! The Galactic Fairy revealed her latest song, “Gooorgeous” in front a a crowd via the two gigantic street vision screens, UDX Vision in Akihabara and the ALTA Vision in Shinjuku. Twitter user @prima_dresara caught the video as it was playing in Shinjuku:


 




Of course, that’s the voice of Japanese anisong superstar, May’n, who is also Sheryl Nome’s singing voice in the TV anime, as well as the Macross Frontier movies.



Sheryl Nome is one of the two main heroines from Macross Frontier. Aya Endou voiced her in the anime, while May’n is her singing voice. This is all part of the franchise’s 35th anniversary celebrations, with more being revealed soon!


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[VIDEO] Irregular At Magic High School movie gets brand new trailer and visual

During the “Dengeki Game Festival 2017 & Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2017 & Dengeki Comic Festival 2017” event, the staff of the upcoming Irregular At Magic High School: The Girl Who Calls the Stars movie revealed the film’s latest PV, which also introduces a few new characters, including American exchange student, Angelina Kudou Shields.



The new trailer also gives us a preview of the anime movie’s theme song, “SPEED STAR”, which is performed by GARNiDELiA. It also reintroduces the characters who will be returning from the TV anime. The staff also introduced a brand new key visual featuring Angelina Kudou Shields and Tatsuya Shiba.



The movie will be premiering on June 17, 2017. The anime movie’s story is an original one, not found in the light novels, and is written by series creator, Tsutomu Satou himself. The story takes place in the Shiba siblings’ villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. There, the siblings encounter a deserter from the nearby  National Defense Naval Base, and she asks them for help.


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[VIDEO] Irregular At Magic High School movie gets brand new trailer and visual

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Snuggle up to your favorite ice skater with these Yuri!! on Ice "arm pillows"

Sometimes, you might just want to snuggle up to an arm instead of hugging someone. In Japan where Dakimakura are king, there’s also something called the “Arm Pillow”, which provides a titillating alternative to the bigger and more expensive full body pillows known as dakimakura. These “Arm Pillows” are more popular among the ladies, and the latest ones by Kotobukiya feature the three main characters from the hit skating anime, Yuri!! on Ice.



Each pillow comes shaped like an L and measures in at 750 mm x 750mm. Each one costs 4,860 yen, tax included, and will be released in June 2017. It comes with two sides, with one side featuring the skaters in their performance attire while the the other side features them in their sleepwear.


Yuri Katsuki



Victor Nikiforov



Yuri Plisetsky



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Snuggle up to your favorite ice skater with these Yuri!! on Ice "arm pillows"

Hoozuki"s Coolheadedness ready to make you laugh out loud again as season 2 is announced

Hoozuki is back to take us all to hell! After several hilarious OVAs, Hoozuki’s Coolheadedness, also known as Hoozuki no Reitetsu, has announced that the anime will have a second season premiering this October 2017. The announcement was made via an event for the anime, which was later confirmed by the official website. They also revealed a new visual:



Aside from the new visual and release date, not much is still known from this latest season.The announcement comes after some teasing from an event last December. More news are expected to be announced in the days to come.


The anime is based on Natsumi Eguchi’s hilarious dark comedy manga about an Oni named Hoozuki. He works as an aide for the Great King Enma, and is administering the day-to-day operations in hell.


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Hoozuki"s Coolheadedness ready to make you laugh out loud again as season 2 is announced

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Overlord TV anime"s season 2 confirmed

Overlord fans rejoice, because Momonga is back! During the screening of Overlord: The Dark Warrior, the film also played a video announcing that the TV anime will return. The film is showing the season 2 announcement video at every screening.



However, they didn’t reveal much details, though expect more announcements, as well as the season 2 announcement video itself, to be revealed online in the days to come.


Overlord: The Dark Warrior is the second compilation movie for the anime, and compiles the second part of the first season. Meanwhile, the first compilation movie, Overlord: The Undead King, premiered last February 25, 2017. The compilation movies contain the scenes from the TV anime with added bonus scenes.



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Overlord TV anime"s season 2 confirmed

Dragon Ball now has its own official Monopoly game

The classic board game which can destroy friendships is getting a new version, and this time, it’s inspired by Dragon Ball! After getting an Attack on Titan, Final Fantasy VII, Game of Thrones, and even a The Walking Dead version, Monopoly is going all Super Saiyan with their latest version!



Known as Dragon Ball Z Monopoly, the game is now available for pre-orders for US$39.95 at USAopoly. However, we still don’t know when they will be releasing this game, as no release date has been set yet. Here’s a look at the game board and its pieces:



Instead of the traditional real estate you see in normal Monopoly games, this one has Kame houses, Hyperbolic Time Chambers, and many more. They also have Capsule Corp. and Red Ribbon Army cards to replace the usual Chance and Community Chest cards. This begs the question, will the money in this version be Zeni? You know, Dragon Ball’s in-story currency…


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Dragon Ball now has its own official Monopoly game

Hatsune Miku celebrates her 10th birthday with new art book by original designer KEI

10 years ago, KEI designed a character which would help shape Japanese pop culture. He helped introduce us to the teal-colored, twin-tailed virtual diva known as Hatsune Miku. Now, 10 years after he designed her, KEI is releasing a 10th Anniversary Artbook for Miku, and it’s titled “mikulife”.



The artbook will contain 128 pages, with over 100 artworks featuring the virtual diva. Kadokawa will be accepting pre-orders until June 12, before releasing it on August 31, 2017.


Aside from being Miku’s original character designer, Kei is also responsible for crafting the designs of Crypton’s other Vocaloid characters, including the Kagamine twins, Rin and Len, as well as Megurine Luka. His design for Miku set the standard for the teal-haired, twin-tailed virtual angel for years to come.


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Hatsune Miku celebrates her 10th birthday with new art book by original designer KEI

[VIDEO] Final Fantasy celebrates 30 years in new anniversary video

Final Fantasy is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and they kicked it off with some Nissin Cup Noodles! Now, relive some memories from the past Final Fantasy games as Square Enix started streaming their 30th Anniversary video titled “Timeless Legacy”.



The video starts out with a blast from the past, and it’s 1987’s original Final Fantasy game, before heading to 1988 with Final Fantasy II. The video then continues its trip down memory lane with the various Final Fantasy games, including the one which put the franchise in the map worldwide, and that’s 1997’s Final Fantasy VII, which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The video continues with even more FF games before arriving to 2016 with Final Fantasy XV. It ends with the franchise’s 30th anniversary logo.



Square introduced Final Fantasy back in 1987 and changed the RPG landscape. So, what’s your favorite Final Fantasy game? What’s your first Final Fantasy game?


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[VIDEO] Final Fantasy celebrates 30 years in new anniversary video

Friday, 10 March 2017

[VIDEO] Yorozuya trio dances to celebrate Spring in new live-action Gintama movie video

Much like what they did for their New Year greeting, the Yorozuya trio comprised of Gintoki (Shun Oguri), Shinpachi (Masaki Suda), and Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto), together with Elizabeth, danced together to greet everyone in celebration of Spring. The new video then cut into the film’s trailer just like previous greeting video.



Well, that’s a lot of cherry blossoms though… And here I am just wondering who plays Elizabeth….



Previously, the film revealed  Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, and Zura Katsura and Elizabeth, as well as Takasugi and Ogata. Shinsengumi membersThey also revealed the in costume as well. Shun Oguri plays Gintoki, while Masaki Suda plays Shinpachi Shimura and Kanna Hashimoto plays Kagura.


The film is slated to premiere in July 14, 2017, with the the live-action Hentai Kamen movies’s Yuuichi Fukuda directing.


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[VIDEO] Yorozuya trio dances to celebrate Spring in new live-action Gintama movie video

Live-action InuYasha stage play reveals Nogizaka46 idols in costume as Kagome and Kikyou

After revealing Japanese rocker and Golden Bomber member Yutaka Kyan in costume as Inuyasha himself, the latest stage play adaptation for Rumiko Takahashi’s InuYasha has revealed Kagome and Kikyou’s actresses in costume as well. And yes, both actresses are also members of the idol group, Nogizaka46.


Yumi Wakatsuki as Kagome Higurashi



Junna Itou as Kikyou



The other cast members include Hiroki Sana as Sesshoumaru and Yukihiro Takiguchi as Miroku.



The play will be held at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from April 6 – 15, 2017. However, this won’t be the manga’s first stage play adaptation, as a first one ran back in 2000, while a second play was shown in 2001.


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Live-action InuYasha stage play reveals Nogizaka46 idols in costume as Kagome and Kikyou

[NEW ANIME] The Ancient Magus Bride TV Anime announced for Fall 2017

Kore Yamazaki’s Ancient Magus Bride Vol. 7 manga has finally been released, and it comes with a special flyer which announces that it’s also receiving a TV anime adaptation. This comes as part 2 the manga’s 3-part prequel anime by WiT Studio is bundled with the Vol. 7 manga’s limited edition.



The TV anime will premiere sometime in October 2017, and will be part of the fall 2017 anime season. More details will be revealed in the future.


Part 1 of the 3-part prequel series premiered last August in Japanese theaters, while Part 2 ran last February. Both parts had a limited screening run. As for the third prequel, it will hit Japanese theaters on August 19 before getting released for home video with the manga’s Vol. 8 on September 9.



The anime is based on the manga by Kore Yamazaki. It follows a slave girl named Chise Hatori who has never felt the warmth of love in her life. This is until a mysterious “magus” with the head of an animal purchases her at a slave auction and tells her that he wants to make her his apprentice and then marry her.


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[NEW ANIME] The Ancient Magus Bride TV Anime announced for Fall 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

[VIDEO] Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend flat gets a new TVCM

Blessing Software is back for a second season with Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend flat. It is slated to premiere in April 13, 2017, and now, a new TVCM for the anime was recently aired in Japan. Here it is:



The video reintroduces us to the members of Blessing Software, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Utaha Kasumigaoka, Tomoya Aki, and of course, the “boring girlfriend” herself, Megumi Katou. The video also features the anime’s ED song, “Sakurairo Diary” by Moso Calibration.



This second season will pick up where the first anime adaptation of Fumiaki Maruto’s light novels left off, with the members of Blessing Software preparing to release the visual novel game they have been working on in time for Comiket.


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[VIDEO] Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend flat gets a new TVCM

"Negima" and "School Rumble" manga make a comeback with new one-shot chapters

Ken Akamatsu’s Mahou Sensei Negima manga and Jin Kobayashi’s School Rumble manga may have already ended, but issue #14 of Weekly Shounen Magazine has revealed that both of these completed manga series will be making a comeback. Each of them will be releasing one-shot chapters in the magazine’s 15th edition, which will be released on March 15.



These one-shots are really special, so special that Shounen Magazine will be sealing the long side or all three sides of the pages of both stories.


Mahou Sensei Negima ended with 355 chapters and ran from February 2003 to March 2012. It had a total of 38 tankobon volumes, and Ken Akamatsu is even doing a sequel series titled UQ Holder, which is also getting an anime. As for School Rumble, it ran from October 2002 to May 2009 and had a total of 22 tankobon volumes. It previously released a one-shot chapter back in November 2016. Both manga series received anime adaptations as well.


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"Negima" and "School Rumble" manga make a comeback with new one-shot chapters

Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending exactly on April 12, 2017

After revealing that Kenjiro Hata’s Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending in six more chapters, Weekly Shounen Sunday’s official website now reveals an exact date on when the manga will end. According to the announcement, the manga will end in the magazine’s 20th issue, due out on April 12, 2017.



The manga is one of Shounen Sunday’s longest running manga, and has tickled the hearts of fans since 2004. Kenjirou Hata’s long-running harem manga has enjoyed over a decade of success, getting TV anime adaptations in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013, as well as an anime film, and an OVA series. It is a feat that is very difficult to achieve in the cut-throat manga industry, which is known for the high level of competition, as several manga series abruptly end on less than 10 chapters. It is regarded as one of the most successful titles in Weekly Shounen Sunday, and that is speaking a lot.


Now, what is your favorite Hayate the Combat Butler moment?


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Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending exactly on April 12, 2017

Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending exactly on April 12, 2017

After revealing that Kenjiro Hata’s Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending in six more chapters, Weekly Shounen Sunday’s official website now reveals an exact date on when the manga will end. According to the announcement, the manga will end in the magazine’s 20th issue, due out on April 12, 2017.



The manga is one of Shounen Sunday’s longest running manga, and has tickled the hearts of fans since 2004. Kenjirou Hata’s long-running harem manga has enjoyed over a decade of success, getting TV anime adaptations in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013, as well as an anime film, and an OVA series. It is a feat that is very difficult to achieve in the cut-throat manga industry, which is known for the high level of competition, as several manga series abruptly end on less than 10 chapters. It is regarded as one of the most successful titles in Weekly Shounen Sunday, and that is speaking a lot.


Now, what is your favorite Hayate the Combat Butler moment?


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Hayate the Combat Butler manga is ending exactly on April 12, 2017

Life-size bikini figure of To Love-Ru"s Lala Deviluke announced to celebrate manga"s ending

Lala Deviluke started out as the main heroine for To Love-Ru, however, as Rito’s Harem started growing, she just started becoming “one of the girls”. Now however, she’s finally getting the spotlight once again, as Jump Square announces that she’s getting her own life-size figure as part of the celebrations for the ending of the To Love-Ru Darkness manga.



The life-size figure will feature Lala wearing a Bikini… with Peko in her hair of course. Details are still a bit scarce, but expect more announcements about the figure to be revealed soon.


Oh, and apparently, they will be selling it too! But don’t expect the Lala statue to be cheap. Previously, Max Factory released a life-size statue of Lala’s sister, Momo. The statue was sold too, but it came with a 2.5 million yen price tag. Time to start only eating instant noodles and just drinking water people!


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Life-size bikini figure of To Love-Ru"s Lala Deviluke announced to celebrate manga"s ending

So, Samuel L. Jackson just admitted he likes Anime... and Hentai too!

Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars Motherf*****rs! Yes, he’s got one of the dirtiest mouths in Hollywood, but people love him for it! Aside from the usual twitter feuds with President Donald Trump and the usual Star Wards Badassery and his lovable F bombs and commanding SHIELD and saving the world with the Avengers, the actor also made voice acting appearances in anime like Afro Samurai.


Recently, Sammy L appeared in a video produced by popular YouTube channel called WIRED. In the video, he decided to answer a few questions about him which are searched by people on Google. Using the search engine’s auto-fill feature, he googled his name and answered a few questions he found. This included something concerning anime.



One of the questions asked the Jedi Master and SHIELD director if he liked anime. He answered with


“Yes, and hentai, too,”


Oh Samuel, we love you, you Motherf*****r!



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So, Samuel L. Jackson just admitted he likes Anime... and Hentai too!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hayao Miyazaki"s return to film making will fail says Gainax Co-Founder Toshio Okada

It may not have been green-lit yet, but Hayao Miyazaki’s apparent return to film making has generated a ton of hype. In his live-streaming program, Gainax co-founder Toshio Okada weighed in on the matter. The self-proclaimed “OtaKing” said in his program that he believes that the Oscar winner’s return to making feature films is already doomed to fail.



Okada said that Miyazaki won’t be able to make the same quality of work as he did in his prime. The Gainax Co-founder also said that he watched NHK’s latest documentary about Miyazaki and saw the preview of his Studio Ghibli Museum short, Boro the Caterpillar. He was not impressed.


He alluded to Miyazaki getting older, and said that the legendary director might not be able to keep up to the rigors of animating anymore. He said that while Miyazaki might have been used to working 12 – 14 hours a day, he might not be able to only last working for two or three hours these days. He even added that Miyazaki might even need to visit a chiropractor for his back after working those short hours… OUCH!


Okada then added that when he saw the NHK special, he thought that Miyazaki’s own “personal power” is already faltering. He then said that the Ghibli co-founder’s latest works demonstrated Miyazaki’s failing image.


However, Okada did admit that he wanted to see Miyazaki return, and it would be fitting for the legendary director to go like legendary mangaka Osamu Tezuka, and that is to die with a pen in hand. He noted that dying doing what you love is the dream of many creators in the anime industry, and that includes himself. He said that Miyazaki also wants to go that way.


What do you guys think of Okada’s comments? Do you think the OtaKing is right? Or do you think that Miyazaki will surprise him if he does indeed return?


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Hayao Miyazaki"s return to film making will fail says Gainax Co-Founder Toshio Okada

[VIDEO] Check out live-action Ghost in the Shell movie"s Japan-exclusive poster and trailer

The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie may have divided fans, but in Japan, it’s coming in with a ton of hype. Yes folks, people in Japan are actually excited for Scarlett Johansson starring in Ghost in the Shell. Now, Paramount Pictures Japan has released an exclusive trailer for the country.



The new video introduces all the action, and is even narrated by one of Japan’s greatest voice actors, Kouichi Yamadera. Yamadera voiced Togusa in the original 1995 anime movie, and is also known for voicing Cowboy Bebop’s Spike Spiegel.


The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie will premiere in Japan on April 7, 2017, which is just a week after its US release on March 31. Paramount Pictures Japan also revealed the upcoming film’s Japanese poster, which introduces the Section 9 members:



The film boasts an international cast which will make up Section 9. Ghost in the Shell original director and writer, Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex director and writer, Kenji Kamiya, and Ghost in the Shell musical composer, Kenji Kawai,  previously visited the set and posed with the film’s stars, including Scarlett Johansson herself.


Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders is at the helm of the project as director, and DreamWorks Pictures producing the movie.


So what do you think of Scarlett Johansson possibly playing Motoko Kusanagi? Will this go the “Edge of Tomorrow” route and be a huge success, or will this go the “Dragon Ball Evolution” route and fail miserably? Only time will tell so let’s keep our fingers crossed.


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The Irregular at Magic High School booth will measure your Magic Power during AnimeJapan 2017

AnimeJapan 2017 promises to be big this year, with plenty of anime-related announcements and events. During the event, The Irregular at Magic High School will be holding a special booth that also acts as a  “Labratory of Magicraft”.



The booth boasts to be Japan’s 1st magical engineering research exhibition, and will measure its visitors’ magical potential. “Volunteer Researchers” aiming to make magic a reality are running the booth, and they will be using a device developed by Sony to measure magical potential.


The booth will also be demonstrating Casting Assistant Device or CADs, which have been featured in the anime. In addition, Tatsuya and Miyuki will be guiding the visitors through the processes.



This is all to promote the upcoming The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars movie, which will premiere on June 17, 2017.



AnimeJapan will take place from March 23 – 24, 2017. It will feature some of the biggest names in the anime industry, and several announcements for upcoming anime are expected to be made.


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The Irregular at Magic High School booth will measure your Magic Power during AnimeJapan 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Berserk manga once again returns from hiatus

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk has been quite infamous for its frequent hiatuses, but Young Animal Magazine has revealed that Guts is coming back! In fact, Young Animal’s issue #24 has revealed that the hiatus-riddled dark fantasy manga will be returning in its very next issue.



Compared to Miura’s previous hiatuses, this one seems a bit short, huh? This return comes just in time too! Because as the Berserk manga returns, so does the anime. In fact, the Berserk anime will be making its return next season, on April 7, 2017 to be exact. Here’s the anime’s new visual:



A previous visual for the anime also teased the Berserker Armor, which would be quite central to the story.



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Berserk manga once again returns from hiatus

Sheryl Nome is coming back?! Macross franchise teases her return for 35th Anniversary Celebrations

Sheryl Nome is regarded as one of the most popular individual idols in the entire anime industry, and now, it looks like she’s making her return! This is all part of the Macross Franchise’s 35th Anniversary celebrations.



This will be the first of many projects that will be part of the 35th anniversary, with more to be revealed in the days ahead. The character is considered by many as one of the most popular in the entire franchise.



Two of Japan’s biggest street vision screens, the UDX Vision in Akihabara and the ALTA Vision in Shinjuku will be screening a teaser clip about the Galactic Fairy’s return. They will be screening the clip randomly until March 11, and then on the next day, March 12, a 2-minute video will formallymark her return.


Sheryl Nome is one of the two main heroines from Macross Frontier. Aya Endou voiced her in the anime, while May’n is her singing voice.


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Sheryl Nome is coming back?! Macross franchise teases her return for 35th Anniversary Celebrations

Monday, 6 March 2017

[VIDEO] Jojo"s Bizarre Adventure live-action movie gets a new trailer and poster visual

Kento Yamazaki will be starring as the fourth Jojo, Jousuke Higashikata, in the live-action movie adaptation of part 4 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Now, he finally takes center stage, as the official Jojo movie YouTube channel has started streaming the movie’s brand new teaser trailer:



The video teases several Jojo characters, including the third Jojo, Jotaro Kujo, played by Yuseke Iseya. It also teases the movie’s setting, Morioh City, which in real life is the Spanish town of Sitges. They also revealed a new poster visual featuring Yamazaki as Jousuke.



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, and 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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Live-action Gintama movie reveals Shinsengumi members

After weeks of waiting, at long last, we finally get to see three members of the Shinsengumi from the live-action Gintama movie. The official Gintama movie twitter page revealed them, and the three new cast additions for the movie are:


Kankurou Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo

Shinsengumi commander, Tae’s stalker



Yuuya Yagira as Toshiro Hijikata

Renowned swordsman popular with girls, really loves mayonnaise



Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita

A Shinsengumi member who’s kinda crazy



So, who’s your favorite Shinsengumi member?


Previously, the film revealed  Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, and Zura Katsura and Elizabeth, as well as Takasugi and OgataShun Oguri plays Gintoki, while Masaki Suda plays Shinpachi Shimura and Kanna Hashimoto plays Kagura.


The film is slated to premiere in July 14, 2017, with the the live-action Hentai Kamen movies’s Yuuichi Fukuda directing.


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[VIDEO] Hatsune Miku promotes local Japanese cuisine in new music video

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is trying to promote local Japanese food to tourists. To do this, they need a very good ambassador to promote food, and it seems they have found one. Hatsune Miku is known the world over, and they chose her to be the ambassador! Now, she’s even released her own food music video with MAFF titled “OISHII TRIP”. But be warned though, Miku can get you hungry in this video:



In the video, she visits several Japanese regions, from Hokkaido to Kyuushu. There, she samples the local delicacies being offered in each city and singing about how delicious (oishii) they are.



This is all part of MAFF’s Taste of Japan promotion, which aims to get people even more interested in Japanese cuisine. And yes, they’ve found a really great ambassador to help promote local and regional Japanese food and make us all really really hungry.


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Life-size Unicorn Gundam to replace life-size RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba, Gundam theme park also gets replaced

Yesterday, March 5, was the last day that fans got to see the 18-meter life-size statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam in from of Diver City Tokyo in Odaiba. But fret not folks, because it’s getting a replacement, and it’s even bigger than the RX-78-2! The Mobile Suit they chose to replace the iconic “grandpa” Gundam is certainly huge, and it’s the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. Here is the concept image:



According to Bandai, they will be erecting the life-size Unicorn Gundam sometime in Fall 2017. It will be placed where the RX-78-2 used to be in.


Now, Diver City Tokyo is also the home of Gundam Front Tokyo, a Gundam theme park which features the history of the Gundam franchise itself. It features a life-size bust of the Strike Freedom Gundam, as well as several dioramas abnd statues. However, it’s getting replaced too! It will be closing shop on April 5, and its replacement is called “The Gundam Base Tokyo complex”. This new complex will also be on the seventh floor of Diver City Tokyo, and will be considered Japan’s largest Gundam model center. It will sell over 2,000 varieties of GunPla, including some classics from the 1980’s.



This new revamp is all part of the Tokyo Gundam Project 2017, which also comes with this logo:



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Life-size Unicorn Gundam to replace life-size RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba, Gundam theme park also gets replaced

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Check out these new live-action March Comes in Like a Lion movie still images

Chika Umino’s bestselling and critically-acclaimed drama manga, March Comes in Like a Lion, is getting two much-deserved live-action movie adaptations starring Ryunosuke Kamiki as Rei Kiriyama. Now, the movie’s staff has released new still images from the film, and it features Kamiki as Rei, Kasumi Arimura as Kyouko Koda, and Hideaki Ito as Masamune Gotou.





The strained relationship between Rei and his step-sister, Kyouko, as well as his enmity towards professional Shougi player, Gotou, are one of the story lines that the film will be exploring from Chika Umino’s manga. Here are several other still images and production shots taken from the movie:









The live-action adaptation will be split into two movies, with the first part premiering in Japan on March 18, 2017, and the second part making its premiere on April 22, 2017. It will be based on Chika Umino’s multiple-award-winning manga series which follows the life and relationships of professional shougi player, Rei Kiriyama. An anime adaptation by SHAFT is currently being aired.



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Check out these new live-action March Comes in Like a Lion movie still images