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Kiki’s Delivery Service movie update

A fresh update today from the set of the live action adaptation of the Studio Ghibli classic, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Kiki’s mother Kokiri is being played by Rie Miyazawa while her father’s role is being handled by Michitaka Tsutsui.

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Shooting of the feature file is continuing on the island off the Seto Inland Sea of Japan and will be wrapping up at the end of July. The feature film is expected to debut during Spring in Japan, 2014.

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Fuka Koshiba as Kiki, 13 years old
Fuka Koshiba as Kiki, 13 years old

New Resident Evil Revelation smartphone accessories now available

Looking to add some new apparel to your Resident Evil stash and love to stock up on anything Resident Evil related? You can now nab some unique collectibles in Japan for your smartphone, tablet and more

First up we have a ring made by manufacturer, Garni. The ring carries an engraving of the steering from the ship seen in Resident Evil Revelations. You can pick it up for ¥42,000 as well as a pendant with a similar design for ¥28,350 (images can be seen below).

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You can also pick up a hard case for a 7 inch tablet for ¥3,680 and a soft sleeve version for ¥3,980.

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Tablet soft sleeve

 

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Tablet hard case

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Revelations t shirt – BSAA logo

Catch all this merchandise plus more at Capcom’s online store.

Pokemon XY anime for Japan in October

Pokemaniacs be on alert, there is a new anime coming your way in the near future. TV Tokyo has today confirmed that a new Pokemon series has been commissioned and will be coming to tv screens on October 17 in Japan.

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The new series, Pocket Monster XY, will start to air when the current one, Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure, finishes airing. The show will see both Satoshi and Pikachu trave to the Kalos region paying a visit to Miare City which is where the new Nintendo 3DS games will be set. New Pokemon

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Keromatsu, Harimaron, Fokko

Japan software & hardware weekly sales charts 17/06/13 – 23/06/13

Time to have a look at gaming life in Japan and check out the software and hardware charts from the streets on Japan. Not really a surprise to see PS3 title, The Last of Us, taking the top software spot considering how well its being selling across the globe. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has to settle for the 2nd for this week while the PS Vita says hello to the top 10 with the release of God Dimension Idol Neptune PP in 4th spot.

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On the hardware front, nothing new to report with the Nintendo 3DS still holding strong, the PS Vita is enjoying a surge sales sitting in the 3rd spot. Meanwhile the Wii U sales were more or less the same as the previous week with a minor dip in sales of several hundred units sold.

Software chart

  1. [PS3] The Last of Us
  2. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  3. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
  4. [PSV] God Dimension Idol Neptune PP
  5. [3SD] Kuma Tomo
  6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  7. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  8. [3DS] Farewell Umihara Kawase
  9. [PSP] Storm Lover 2nd
  10. [PSP] Roukyuubu! Himitsu no Otoshimono

Hardware chart

  1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 28,281 (29,533)
  2. Nintendo 3DS – 14,988 (17,602)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,422 (10,664)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 9,816 (10,872)
  5. Wii U – 5,329 (5,983)
  6. PSP – 5,091 (5,651)
  7. Wii – 1,234 (1,461)
  8. Xbox 360 – 282 (397)

J-Stars Victory Vs details emerge

Waiting for more details or info on the upcoming brawler for the PS Vita and the PS3, J-Stars Victory Vs.? So what we know so far is that Ichigo Kurosaki, Monkey D. Luffy, Goku, Toriko, Himura Kenshin and Naruto all feature kicking seven shades out of each other, all coming together for Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary celebrations.

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New information suggests that the rounds will be a two on two affair with one character acting as main while the other will be a support character. Needless to say, the two characters can come together to unleash some devastating combos with destructive results. The players will have the aid of a gauge on the screen holding 3 different parts that when fully charged is used in the aforementioned special attacks. Feast your eyes on the scans below which show Goku unleashing a Kamehameha in the air while Naruto then completes the move by firing off a Rasenshuriken.

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Either way, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic looking game in the style of Jump Superstars back in the day on the Nintendo DS.

Itasha & Race Queens in Malaysia

The act of covering your car with your favourite anime, manga, gaming or any other character in Japan is known as Itasha and while it isn’t common on the streets of Tokyo, it is in the world of race cars.

This was never more obvious in Malaysia a couple of weekends ago for the SuperGT 3, which for racing fans, is the only SuperGT race that’s held overseas. As well as many Itasha cars being present, there were also grid girls or as they’re also known, Race Queens.

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Thanks to AFA for the kind use of their images, to see more hit up their Flickr page.

Source: AFA site

Hatsune crosses over to Attack on Titan

This is a coming together of two popular franchises, the popular anime Attack on Titan and blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. Thanks to 150-P, a vocaloid producer, he’s recently melded the Attack on Titan opening theme, “Crimson Bow and Arrow” and inserted a chorus filled with the voices of Kagamine Len and Rin, Mayu, IA, GUMI and of course, Hatsune Miku.

Want to hear what it sounds like? Of course you do, that’s why you can catch it below and see what you think.