Category Archives: Anime

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Sega Hard Girls Bring Retro Sega Consoles Back

There’s many Sega fans out there either for the amazing software they produced, the addictive gameplay found in their consoles or both. There are many fond memories of the Mega Drive (Genesis), Master System, Game Gear and, my personal favourite, the Dreamcast.

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So it’s with great anticipation that I hear about an anime series being produced called Sega Hard Girls which features these old school consoles as girls who will be cast as kawaii versions of the retro systems.

There is a Twitter account but information is extremely tight at the moment with no air date or much information. But being fans of this exciting project, we’ll keep you posted.

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Lawson Announces Arpeggio of Blue Steel Collaboration

Here’s another cross collaboration involving a convenience store franchise and an anime series. Running between April 22nd and May 5th, Lawson and Arpeggio of Blue Steel will team up for a promotion that will see some awesome goodies up for grabs.

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Just by purchasing a drink, you’ll be able to pick up a  vinyl teddy Kirishima in store uniform, clear file, signed tapestry, tickets for a live event starring Trident – the actress unit put together for the series with Mai Fuchigami (Iona), Manami Numakura (Takao), and Hibiku Yamamura (Haruna) or a t-shirt and beach cushion.

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K Anime Film To Premiere At The Anime Expo & Japan Expo

The movie, K Missing Kings, is a follow-up to the previous K anime series which will be launching this July in Japan. The film will be having its world premiere at the Anime Expo and Japan Expo. The Shingo Suzuki directed feature hits Japanese cinemas on July 12 which is just a couple of days after Anime Expo and Japan Expo at Los Angeles and Paris, respectively.

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K promo poster

If you want to find out more, hit up the site which launched recently and is a bit cryptic.

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Attack On Titan Celebrates Milestone With Event

The unstoppable juggernaut that is Attack on Titan passed a milestone as a series recently. It surpassed 30 million units sold and is being celebrated by a special event which ran from April 10 – 12. The event saw a titanic (see what I did there?) 60 metre projection which was held at the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza shopping mall in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki.

To see what I mean, have a look at the promo trailer below, it’s pretty impressive for a short clip.

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And here’s a couple of clips from the event!

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Attack On Titan Live Action Movie Update

It was inevitable that hugely popular series, Attack on Titan, would be receiving a live action adaptation but who exactly will be filling in the shoes of the characters we all know and love?

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The first bit of casting has leaked out pointing towards the casting of Japanese singer turned actor, Haruma Miura in the film. No word on who he’ll be playing but rumours are rife on the interwebs that he’ll be taking over the role of Eren.

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Miura has previously starred in Bloody Monday, Samurai High School, Last Cinderella and is also a member of J-Pop boy band, Brash Brats. Filming looks set to take place at Hashima island otherwise known as Gunkanjima. It’s a long abandoned island in the area of Nagasaki.

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If the island looks vaguely familiar, it was used in the James Bond film, Skyfall as the enemy stronghold.

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Akihabara Street Ads – March 2014

Here’s a look at the ever changing landscape of Akihabara, the Ground Zero land for otakus around the world. This gives you a look at the current ads doing the rounds in various stores, window displays and billboards around Akiba for the month of March, 2014.

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Five Short Films Inspired By Ghost in The Shell ARISE border

The Ghost in the Shell ARISE border: less project was an incentive to allow 5 young Japanese film makers to produce short films inspired by the cult classic series and the new anime movies. The films were screened for the first time on March 28th at the Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi in Tokyo.

The five films were recently posted online to YouTube, you can check out the different visions shown by the film makers below.

“FORESEEING 2027″

(03:19) directed by Yoshihito Sasaguchi with Katsuyuki Motohiro as the general director

“memory”

(08:22) directed by Junta Yamaguchi

“COLOR”

(03:30) directed by Shintaro Ono

“Shimamura Yuki wa Tanaka Kenji wo Wasurenai”

 (Yuki Shimamuwa won’t forget about Kenji Tanaka)

(10:01) directed by Daisuke Yamaoka

“WORKING HIGH”

(02:52) directed by Kaori Umewaki

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AnimeJapan 2014 Report 2

Continuing our coverage of the inaugural AnimeJapan 2014 held at the Tokyo Big Sight this weekend, we take a look at the various booths of the different companies that were in attendance. This event is a result of the defunct events, Tokyo Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo, both merging to create this one big event.

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AnimeJapan 2014 Report 1

AnimeJapan 2014 launched yesterday in Japan on March 22nd. This is the first time the event has been run and was held at the Tokyo Big Sight and featured a few cool display items. One of them was the AV-98 Ingram (16m-tall) and the transporter truck which drives it around.

These are both being presented and used in the live action The Next Generation – Patlabor movies.