Under The Dog Receives Kojima Endorsement

Anime Kickstarter project out of Japan, Under The Dog, has received a boost towards its goal of $580,000. Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear fame has thrown his support behind the project with the following quote: “Coming with the permeation of the internet [in our daily lives], “creating” and a production’s “financing” structure have changed significantly. Now, new methods of “creating” are being put to the … Continue reading Under The Dog Receives Kojima Endorsement

Interview – Hiroaki Yura (Project Phoenix)

During Japandaman and crew’s recent trip to Japan, we saw many cool stuff ranging from Tokyo Game Show to the many sights and sounds of Japan. However undoubtedly, the biggest highlight was reserved for the second last day when we managed to have some sit down time with an important guest. Project Phoenix marks Japan’s first foray into uncharted territory by being the first Kickstarter … Continue reading Interview – Hiroaki Yura (Project Phoenix)

Project Phoenix coming to PS4 and PS Vita

Previously reported as being Japan’s first indie Kickstarter development featuring AAA talent such as Hiroaki Yura from CIA and Eminence Symphony Orchestra and Nobuo Uematsu from Final Fantasy fame, Project Phoenix has now reached a new milestone. Apart from appearing on Windows, Mac and Linux, the massive milestone that has just been announced is that the game will also be appearing on PS4 and PS … Continue reading Project Phoenix coming to PS4 and PS Vita

Project Phoenix director mentions Nintendo “Interesting…Not Exciting”

Project Phoenix marks Japan’s first indie Kickstarter project which reached its initial funding of $100,000 in just under 8 hours which is an impressive feat. The project features some of the best AAA talent from Western and Asian gaming with Hiroaki Yura spearheading the title as Director and Producer and Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, on board just to name a couple of the talent … Continue reading Project Phoenix director mentions Nintendo “Interesting…Not Exciting”

Project Phoenix site is live tomorrow

Project Phoenix is a hugely ambitious kickstarter incentive which is about to kick off very soon. The aim of the project is to bring to life a JRPG with RTS elements to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. The project is being spearheaded by Hiroaki Yura of Eminence Symphony Orchestra and Creative Intelligence Arts, or CIA, fame. Japandaman recently obtained a press release for this exciting … Continue reading Project Phoenix site is live tomorrow

Katamari Damacy Boss & Eminence Boss To Hold Ustream Broadcast

Quick post to alert people to the news that Hiroaki Yura, from the Eminence Symphony Orchestra and CIA, will be holding a Japanese only broadcast with the man in charge of Katamari Damacy via the CIA Ustream channel, Tokyo Thunder. The event will be taking place at 1900 hours JST, today the 15th of January so for Melbourne viewers, that makes it 9:00PM AEDST. Tokyo … Continue reading Katamari Damacy Boss & Eminence Boss To Hold Ustream Broadcast

TGS Interview – Hiroaki Yura & Hiroki Kikuta From CIA

Thanks to my readers for showing enormouse patience and as promised, the first of two interviews held at the Tokyo Game Show from the booth that Creative Intelligence Arts (CIA) had there. Another big thank you to JD’s Art Editor, Stephanie, for hosting the interviews while she was there! During the interview, Hiroki Kikuta (@HiroakiYura) spoke through Hiroaki Yura (@Hiroki_Kikuta) acting as his translator hence … Continue reading TGS Interview – Hiroaki Yura & Hiroki Kikuta From CIA

Japandaman Snags Exclusive TGS Interview

I mentioned via Twitter the other day that I was working on something TGS related that I would hopefully be able to reveal in the next few days. Well that time is now so I can reveal that Japandaman Dailies has managed to score not one but two interviews while at TGS with a couple of major players in the music world, both video game … Continue reading Japandaman Snags Exclusive TGS Interview

New Trailer For Soul Calibur V

New trailer released today at the Gamescom event in Germany of fantastic gameplay footage from Soul Calibur V. The trailer features old favourites such as Voldo and Ivy plus other characters like Hilde, Maxi and Tira. The trailer is incredible but I’m still reeling from the news that Hiroaki Yura will be the Music Supervisor for the Namco Bandai brawler. This game is going to … Continue reading New Trailer For Soul Calibur V