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TGS 2015: Bandai Namco Lineup

Another prolific developer recently showed their lineup for Tokyo Game Show 2015. Bandai Namco released their list early this morning but there appears to have been a few leaks which seem to indicate that they’ll be having more games on show that what they originally mentioned. FYI, the list below is including the leaks. Looks a great showing for them this year!

Console Games

  • Digimon World: Next Order (PSV) – Trailer
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS4, PS3, Wii U) – Playable, Trailer
  • God Eater Off Shot [Lindow Volume] Cross-Play Pack & Anime Vol. 2 (PS4, PSV) – Trailer, Stage
  • God Eater Resurrection (PS4, PSV) – Playable, Trailer, Stage
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (PS4, PS3) – Playable, Trailer, Stage
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4) – Playable, Trailer
  • Project X Zone 2 (3DS) – Playable, Trailer, Stage
  • Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns (3DS) – Trailer
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS4, PS3) – Playable, Trailer
  • Sword Art Online: Lost Song and Re: Hollow Fragment (PS4) – Trailer, Stage
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Jail (PSV) – Trailer
  • TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack (PS3) – Trailer, Stage
  • The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water Houka Kenran (PSV)
  • Crows: Burning Edge (PS4, PSV)
  • Giant Shadow City Granzella (Kyoei Toshi Granzella, 巨影都市グランゼーラ)
  • Girl Friend Beta: Summer Vacation Spent With You (PSV)
  • The Idolmaster: Must Songs (PSV)
  • The Idolmaster (PS4)
  • Kamen Rider: Battride War Creation (仮面ライダーバトライド・ウォー創生)
    (Update: Apparently, this one game was also in the game’s source code and had PS4, PS3, and PS Vita listed as its platforms.)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, PSV)
  • Taiko Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! (Wii U)

Smartphone Games

  • Digimon Linkz (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Drift Spirits (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Gundam Conquest (iOS, Android) – Trailer, STage
  • The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Stage
  • The Idolmaster: SideM (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • One Piece: Treasure Cruise (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • SD Gundam Generation Frontier (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Stage
  • SD Gundam Strikers (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Stage
  • Seraph of the End: Bloody Blades (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Super Gundam Royale (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Super Robot Wars X-Omega (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Sword Art Online: Code Register (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Taiko Drum Master Plus (iOS) – Trailer
  • Tales of Asteria (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Carnival (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • World Trigger: Smash Borders (iOS, Android) – Trailer
  • Kuroko’s Basketball
  • New World
  • Saint Seiya
  • SD Gundam Operations (iOS, Android, PC)

Family Corner

  • Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage! (3DS) – Playable, Trailer
  • Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (3DS) – Playable, Trailer
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS) – Playable, Trailer
  • Disney Magical World 2 (3DS) – Playable Trailer
  • Go! Princess PreCure: Sugar Kingdom and the 6 Princesses (3DS) – Playable, Trailer

 

 

 

TGS 2015: Capcom Lineup

It’s that awesome time of the year…TOKYO GAME SHOW! Once again Japandaman will be on the showroom floor bringing you all the latest from the game developers. Here’s a peek at what Capcom have announced so far for TGS 2015.

 

  • Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Spirits (Smartphone) – Playable
  • Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Stage Event, Live Stream
  • Monster Hunter X (3DS) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Resident Evil 0 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
  • Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam

Great line up right there! We’re definitely keen to have a look at anything Monster Hunter related so this showing is great news! Stay tuned as we uncover what the other developers will be bringing to TGS 2015!

 

Attack On Titan Live Action Full Trailer

Just had to share this trailer for the upcoming first installment of the live action movie version of Attack on Titan. I had been dying to see the corps in action with their 3D maneuvering gear and this trailer finally shows it and yes…it looks great! For those in Australia, here’s a link to the official movie site with a list of cinema locations that’s showing the film. Get along to it but for now…here’s the trailer!

Meeting Danny Choo!

For those of you who don’t know, apart from running this fine site, I also host and produce a TV show on community TV called It’s Japan, Man! I’ll provide the relevant links at the bottom. We were recently in Sydney covering SMASH! and were lucky enough to get some great interviews with a few of the special guests such as Japanese cosplayer Kaname, musical group Garnidelia and otaku world leader and comrade to everyone across the globe, Danny Choo!

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Danny has been a huge source of inspiration to me and this site wouldn’t even exist in the first place. It was Danny’s own site that gave me the confidence and motivation to start japandaman.com and then a few years later to start the TV show It’s Japan, Man!

Here’s a few pics of me meeting Danny and exchanging business cards with him. Needless to say, this was a massive highlight for me. Not just for SMASH! but as a massive tick on my life highlight!

Here are those links for It’s Japan, Man! Hope you give us a follow, a Like, watch our videos or whatever way you choose to say hello and interact with us 🙂 Thanks!

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Satoru Iwata Passes Away

It’s a very sad morning to wake up to and hear that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. Nintendo have released a short statement which is below:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.

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Many people will be familiar with Satoru through his Nintendo Direct presentations and his Iwata Asks sessions. Iawata joined Nintendo in 2000 and became the 4th President in 2002. He was also the first President to succeed the company who wasn’t related to the original founding family, the Yamauchi’s. Through his time in the top job, he saw many strengths such as the Wii and the DS and a few not so commercially strong, the Wii U and the Gamecube.

Rest In Peace, Satoru Iwata.

Supanova Melbourne 2015 Video Highlights

The weekend that just passed saw the commencement of the convention season for 2015 with Supanova rolling into Melbourne. Melbourne is the first of many stops for the Supanova train. Always attracting many Supa Star guests, this year was no different. From Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, George Takei from Star Trek, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy and Angel, Jason David Frank from Power Rangers and loads more!

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A convention of this calibre is always a great spot for cosplayers to converge and show off what they’ve been working on, sometimes up to months before the actual event. They come from all over Australia to meet up and arrange photoshoots and make new friends. Here’s a photo album from the IJM Facebook page.

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Japandaman was on site doing his duties for TV show It’s Japan, Man! along with co-host, the always kawaii Neko. This year IJM decided to put together a little cosplayer highlights video so even if you couldn’t make it, this video will give you an idea of the fun that went down.

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Hope you’ve had a look at the photo gallery above, now here’s the It’s Japan, Man! cosplay video highlight reel.

AnimeJapan 2015 Cosplayer Report

AnimeJapan is easily one of the largest cons in Japan revolving around anime/manga which is held at the Tokyo Big Sight. The event recently wrapped up on the March 21 & 22 weekend which were the two public days.

The event attracts TV stations, anime developers, game developers, various merchandise manufacturers plus loads more related companies. As with all these events, the company booths employ cosplayers to act as booth babes and hand out flyers, pamphlets and free swag.

This article was published on Crunchyroll with the pics being taken by Ransui Sato.

Attack On Titan Live Action Trailer

Shingeki no Kyojin, or as it’s known in the West, Attack on Titan, is a hugely popular dramatic series which started life as a manga before evolving into a superior anime series. The series has so far spawned one season however a second season will be released as well. But before that, there’s a live action movie being released in two parts. The first part will be hitting Japanese theatres on August 1st while the second one releases on September 19th.

Here’s your first look trailer at the live action movie which is looking pretty great with some scary CGI titans. No action scenes of Mikasa, Levi, Eren or anyone else but this is only a teaser 30 second trailer. Fingers crossed the next trailer has more footage.

https://youtu.be/JsY3_LbOPMw

Sega Dreamcast Theme For Nintendo 3DS

In yet another “Japan is awesome” bit of news, we hear that something really cool and retro is heading for the Nintendo 3DS. Fans of the Sega Dreamcast will be pleased to hear that a new theme, based around Sega’s console, is headed to the 3DS.

The theme has awesome effects like the sound of the spinning drive, the beeping VMU and even the spinning fan. Like all good things, you need to have a Japanese 3DS and access to the Japanese eShop to download this. But fingers crossed that maybe sometime in the future, it makes its way to the West as well.

A Look At Hachiko’s New Statue

We ran a post the other day about the new statue featuring Japan’s favourite canine reunited with his owner who sadly passed away, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno. The new statue has been erected at the university where the Professor used to teach, the University of Tokyo. Recently a reporter from Rocket News had the chance to go past the school and take some snaps and video.