KanColle Introduces New Ship Girls

Kantai Collection is a broswer based game that has really taken off in Japan. Known an KanColle or KanKore, the games revolves around a of warships reimagined as young girls. The game recently kicked off its Fall 2014 campaign which will run until November 28th, 2014.

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More importantly, this new update is introducing some girls/warships. The new campaign is called the Western New Guinea campaign and introduces three new Japanese girls/warships and one German ship. First up is Asagumo who happens to be an Asashio-class Destroyer. Then there’s Nowaki, a Kagerou-class Destroyer while Akizuki is an Akizuki-class Destroyer and then there’s Prinz Eugen, an Admiral Hipper-class Heavy Cruiser. Pics are below so you can get a good look at the new characters. I wonder if these ones will be in the recently announced anime?

Danganronpa Store For Osaka

Osaka has their own version Tokyo’s Akihabara known as Otaroad. Some would even say that Otaroad is superior to Akiba in many ways and a bigger range of goods despite being smaller in size.

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Now another hugely popular franchise is set to have their own store in Otaroad. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is set to have a new pop up store located at Geestore Annex Osaka. They also happen to be an associate company of cosplay merchandise label, Cospa. The space is normally reserved for exhibitions relating to anime and gaming titles. Feast your eyes on the pics from the store below, the pics are courtesy of Mikikazu Komatsu.

No word on how long the store will stay open for so if you’re a fan, and who isn’t, then run don’t walk to this exciting new store.

A Peek Into Shibuya’s Hello Kitty Store

That kawaii feline, Hello Kitty, pops up everywhere in Japan, there’s no escaping her. Now we see that she has a new appearance to add to her belt.

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The Hello Kitty cafe located in the PARCO department store in Shibuya recently opened with some very unique foods and snacks on offer. Check out the gallery below to see  a sample of what’s on offer.

If you’re in Japan in will be around that time, then be quick as the pop up cafe will only be open until December 25, 2014!

Pikachu x Mega Charizard For New Ikebukuro Pokemon Store

Take a breath before you see this because it might be one of the most kawaii things you will ever see. There’s a new Pokemon Centre opening in Sunshine City Ikebukuro and to mark the occasion, they’re releasing a range of plushies and other merchandise with Pikachu dressed up in a Mega Charizard hoodie. The store will be carrying the Pikachu/Mega Charizard as a mascot.

The store opens up on December 12 while the special Pokemon card seen above will be given away until January 15th, 2015.

Nendoroid Figure Comes Out Of Freedom Wars

Freedom Wars is doing great business on the PS Vita, so much so that nendoroid maker, Good Smile Company has announced plans for a nendoroid crossover.

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The character from the game, Beatrice “Lily” Anastasi, will be receiving her very own figure which from initial appearances looks very cute.

Madoka Magica x Monster Hunter Frontier G Collaboration

Those adorable magical girls from Puella Magi Madoka Magica just can’t seem to stay still for too long. News is emerging from Japan that they’ve teamed up with Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise in a new and exciting collaboration. The game in question is Monster Hunter Frontier G and some information has begun to leak out regarding the details, here’s what we know so far, but first have a trailer with some cool sneak peeks.

The game will be featuring some costume revisions with Madoka Kaname and her Fleur bow, the Lorelei Liebe twin swords, a Kyubey costume, Akemi Homura, Mami Tomoe along with her Fata Magia musket, Sayaka Miki, a Dessert witch and lastly, Kyoto Sakura and the Mansana spear. There’s an event this coming Wednesday which promises to reveal more information, we’ll keep you posted what eventuates from that.

Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto

A great day for the year and for Nintendo fans around the world. In fact, any gaming fan probably owes a lot to the following. It’s Shigeru Miyamoto’s birthday today. The master game designer turns 62 and while he hasn’t been cranking out any games in the meantime, he has been mentoring and training up young game developers over at Nintendo HQ.

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Happy birthday, Miyamoto-san!

SAO Kirito Bedsheets Sell Out First Day

The Tokyo Anime Centre in the UDX building, Akihabara is currently hosting a Sword Art Online exhibition from October 15 through to the 26th. And one of the items being sold at the event are bed sheets manufactured by Genco featuring Kirito from SAO II. However fans who missed the opening of the show were left disappointed when they found out that the bedsheets sold out on the first day. Fans of Asuna were in luck though with an abundance of sheets still to be found.

Kuroko’s Basketball Returns To The 3DS

The Jump Twitter feed has exciting news for fans of the popular basketball anime, Kuroko’s Basketball. There’s a new game coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Jump announced the title of Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future but there was no mention of release date or pricing in the Twitter post.

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The  game will feature the ability to move your character around the various scenes and being able to talk to other NPC’s, new exploration sections and brand new event scenes with basketball events.

Japan Robot Week

It’s a special time in Japan right now with this being Japan Robot Week. What is Robot Week? It’s a look at the many technical marvels that can be found everywhere in Japan from hulking machines that handle heavy lifting to digital machines that encourage you to exercise. Robots are many and varied in the land of the rising sun and thanks to The Japan Times, there’s a cool presentation video which illustrates the point.