Category Archives: Magazine

Levi From Attack On Titan Features On Woman’s Magazine

Not content with bringing down Titans in Attack on Titan, Levi is now adding something else to his resume. Word coming out is that he’ll be featured on the front cover of women’s magazine, Frau. The magazine will be hitting the newsstands on July 12. If you’re familiar with the magazine, it looks at popular topics such as beauty care and fashion for women ranging from 20’s and 30’s.

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Author of the manga, Hajime Isayama, is taking questions via Twitter for the article. You can reach out to him on @ShingekiKyojin

Doraemon Promo Hits Magazine Covers

Doraemon is a staple in Japan, having been around for a number of years now. To mark the release of his new feature film, Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon ~Peko and the Exploration Party of Five, magazine publisher, Shogakukan, will be running a promotion for the blue cat.

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Starting back on February 15th and spanning up until April 7th, Doraemon will be on the covers of 51 different magazines. Here are just a few of the magazines he’ll be showing up on.

Science Magazine Ships Hatsune Miku Soundboard

Now here’s a cool freebie that you don’t see everyday. A science magazine in Japan,  Otona no Kagaku (Science for Adults) , will be packaging a cool extra in the April edition.

They will bundle in a  “DSX-39″ Pocket Miku which is essentially a pocket keyboard which reproduces vocaloid sounds. The keyboard makes this possible by utilising the  eVocaloid “NSX-1″ sound chip on board.

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Sounds are entered via a stylus touch keyboard and incorporates nine buttons. Through one of three different sound modes included, you can have Miku saying the vowels, do-re-mi or one of five preset lyrics which can be programmed through a USB cable. However the sounds you produce are not able to be copied back to your pc.

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Here’s a breakdown of the different sounds and what the button do.

Buttons 1-5: sing a~o (vowels)
Button 6: vibrato
Button 7: shift
Button 8: volume up
Button 9: volume down
Button 7+1-5: choose preset lyrics
Button 7+6: Do-re-mi mode (sing the scale)
Button 7+8: octave up

The magazine releases on April 3rd and will retail for ¥5, 229.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Shows Off 12 Working Costumes

Weekly An is a job hunting magazine published in Japan which recently ran an article featuring Harajuku blogger and singer, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Two new television commercials were run for the feature which shows off Kyary wearing 12 different costumes for different jobs ranging from cook, security guard, pizza delivery, waitress and more.

Have a look at the two videos below to see the shenanigans that unfolded during the process.

Video 1

 

Video 2 featuring Japanese comedians, 2700

Japan’s Top Ten Wanted Games

Famitsu magazine in Japan has recently polled their readers to determine their most wanted games, the result of which are below. Quite a few Nintendo titles made it, five in fact, even though the top polled game was a PS3 title. The PS3 console saw four games make the cut.

The PS Vita had a look in as well with Persona 4: The Golden coming in fourth, hopefully this will be the start of some AAA titles for the struggling handheld.

Any surprises in the list, readers?

  1. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma
  2. [PS3] Resident Evil 6
  3. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online
  4. [PSV] Persona 4: The Golden
  5. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4
  6. [NDS] Pokemon Black & White 2
  7. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D
  8. [PS3] Final Fantasy Versus XIII
  9. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Jump Out
  10. [PS3] Tokyo Jungle

Japanese Graphic Work From Yesteryear

Some amazing Japanese graphic artwork was recently brought to my attention that I thought needed to be shared with everyone else. The images below come from the 1920’s and 30’s during a time when Japan looked at new ways and techniques of graphic design which was running rampant through the nation.

The gallery below of 40+ images show exactly what Japan was promoting, visualising and what people were seeing on magazine covers, posters and assorted advertisements.Some interesting images and amazing visual designs so make sure you have a good browse.

A big thanks to JD reader, Ben, and to the source site found here.

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Famitsu Readers List Their Top 50

In the most recent edition of Famitsu in Japan, included is a complete catalogue of everything Nintendo related and in one of the segments, the magazine has put the challenge out to readers to list their top 50 games from the house that Nintendo built. The list can be seen below, what do you think? What’s your Top 50?

 

1. Super Mario Bros. NES
2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64
3. Super Mario 64 N64
4. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES
5. Mother 2 SNES
6. Xenoblade Wii
7. Legend of Zelda NES
8. Super Mario RPG SNES
9. Smash Bros. Melee GC
10. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii
11. Fire Emblem – Seisen no Keifu SNES
12. Famicom Mukashi-banashi Famicom-DiscDrive
13. Super Mario Kart SNES
14. Famicom Tantei Club Part II Famicom-DiscDrive
15. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker GC
16. Fire Emblem – Monsho no Nazo SNES
17. Legend of Zelda – Links Awakening GB
18. Super Mario World SNES
19. Super Mario Sunshine GC
19. Smash Bros. Brawl Wii
21. Donkey Kong Country SNES
22. Ice Climber NES
23. Mother NES
24. F-ZERO SNES
25. Kirby Super Star SNES
26. Mario Kart Wii Wii
27. Mario Kart 64 N64
28. Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Pikachu GB
29. Super Mario Bros. 3 NES
30. Super Mario Galaxy Wii
31. Star Fox SNES
32. Magical Vacation GBA
33. Kirbys Air Ride GC
34. Golf NES
35. Joy Mech Fight NES
36. Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES
37. Super Mario 64 DS DS
38. Legend of Zelda – Twilight Princess Wii
39. Legend of Zelda – Majoras Mask N64
40. Animal Crossing: Wild World DS
41. Donkey Kong NES
42. Smash Bros. N64
42. Volley Ball Famicom-DiscDrive
44. Banjo-Tooie N64
45. Baseball NES
46. Famicom Tantei Club Famicom-DiscDrive
47. Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi NES
48. Metroid Famicom-DiscDrive
48. Metroid II – Return of Samus GB
50. Super Mario: Yoshis Island SNES

Latest Famitsu Comes With Complete Nintendo Catalogue

For the fanboy or girl who has everything Nintendo related or is still looking to add rare or different bits of Nintendo nostalgia to their collection, have I got something for you.

The latest issue of Japanese publication, Famitsu Weekly, will be shipping with a complete catalogue of all of Nintendo’s releases, hardware and software, which is just too awesome to put into words that I’m not going to even try.

The Nintendo Complete Catalogue will boast 196 pages, have full coverage of 14 Nintendo systems, 700 games and will be covering all Nintendo 1st party games that have ever been released from the Famicom all the way up to the 3DS

*Cue fangasm right about……here*

Thanks to Japandaman Dailies reader Jaymz (@jaymzh5) for bringing this article to my attention to me from Go Nintendo.

Needless to say I have already put out my feelers to see if I can obtain a couple of issues. Will let you know how I go.