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Ark IX anime promotional video released

2013-02-27 13:08:14 by andy

Flying Dog productions has released a promotional video for Ark IX, an anime based on the action novels by Kentaro Yasui (Sword of the Dark Ones / Ragnarok). The series begins 150 years after a mysterious black fog overtakes half of the planet. Humanity survives by building massive walled cities called "arks" that split the world. Enishi Shido runs a detective agency on the ninth ark, and ...

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Thermae Romae creator to draw manga biography of Steve Jobs

2013-02-27 12:55:57 by andy

Mari Yamazaki, the creator of manga Thermae Romae, announced that her next series will be a biography of the late Steve Jobs. Yamazaki's announcement was made during the NHK talk show Studio Park Kara Konnichiwa. The series will be featured in Kiss magazine by Kodansha, which will be released monthly from May.   Thermae Romae will end in April, and had been serialized in Enterbrain'...

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Trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV available!

2013-02-22 10:08:26 by andy

Alongside the recent announcement of the Shin Megami Tensei IV release date in Japan, Nintendo released the trailer for the game. The new installment will feature over 400 types of demons, and will be released in Japan on May 23rd for the 3DS.      

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New Monster Hunter 4 3DS Trailer available!

2013-02-22 09:57:19 by andy

Capcom will release Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS in Japan this summer, and the trailer for this upcoming game is now available!

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Clips from English Heaven's Lost Property movie!

2013-02-22 09:40:43 by andy

Two clips from the English-dubbed Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork movie were posted online by FUNimation Entertainment. The film was released in Japan in 2011, and will ship in North America on Febuary 26th. Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork is a continuation to the Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono) anime series, and will feature a new Angeloid ...

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Promotional clip for upcoming Gonzo short film

2013-02-21 14:13:12 by andy

Gonzo has released a promotional video for Ryo, their entry for Anime Mirai 2013. The promo features music from Hitomi Kuroishi of Code Geass and Last Exile fame.     Ryo is set in Kyoto during the Keio period (late 1860s) of Japan, when the Tokugawa Shogunate is facing increasing internal dissent. The real-life historical swordsman Hijikata Toshizo will face the youth Ryo o...

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New characters announced for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2!

2013-02-21 14:01:00 by andy

In the 13th Weekly Shonen Jump of this year, Bandai Namco Games revealed that Buggy, Crocodile, and Dracule Mihawk will be joining the characters of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2! Although all three were in previous iterations of the game as support or boss characters, in Pirate Warriors 2 they will be playable characters.   Pirate Warriors 2 will include a new original mode called "...

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Makoto Shinkai's newest film trailer, The Garden of Words

2013-02-21 13:43:11 by andy

The first trailer for Makoto Shinkai's newest work is now available from CoMix Wave Films. The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa) is a story of the traditional Japanese word for love, Koi, meaning lonely sadness.   We have met, for each of us to walk forward. Takao was skipping high school, sketching shoes in a Japanese garden trying to become a shoemaker, when he encounters a mysteri...

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Hideo Kojima releases the final trailer for "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance"

2013-02-20 14:13:21 by andy

Released today in North America, here is a final promo cut for Revengeance by Hideo Kojima himself!  

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Tamagotchi app released on Android!

2013-02-20 13:59:23 by andy

  In celebration its sweet 16, Tamagotchi has come to mobile phones! Currently released on android devices, the iOS version will be released later this year.   The app, Tamagotchi L.i.f.e., features original characters, a retro mode, and sharing capabilities for facebook!  

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Sentai Filmworks Adds Kill Me Baby TV Anime

2013-02-20 04:25:03 by andy

  Sentai Filmworks has announced on Thursday that the anime Kill Me Baby has been added to their lineup! The series will be available first on "select digital outlets," then on DVD in both languages. Kill Me Baby is an anime adaptation of Kaduho's four-panel comedy manga, and was directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa of Hatsukoi Limited. The cast includes Matsumi Tamura (Sonya), Ai Takabe (A...

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Dragon Quest VII sells over 800,000 copies within the first week!

2013-02-15 09:34:03 by andy

  Square Enix has announced that over 1 million copies of Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS have been shipped. (as of 2/12/2013) Of these copies, over 827,922 copies have been sold according to 4gamer.net!   Originally debuting on PlayStation in 2000, DQ VII was a huge success with over 4.1 million copies being shipped as of September 2012. This updated 3DS version of DQ VII will...

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Additional Characters announced for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

2013-02-15 09:22:15 by andy

Tobi, Uchiha Itachi, and Nagato will be added as playable characters in the upcoming Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, bringing the number of playable characters to over 80!     Source:http://twitpic.com/c3bm82

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A human-android love story, "Hal" lead voice casting announced!

2013-02-09 04:52:07 by andy

The main voice cast for the recently announced Hal have been revealed! The story is an original futuristic love story with characters penned by the Shojyo manga artist Sakisaka Io, and will be produced by WIT studio. WIT took on the Attack on Titan anime debuting later this year, and the members have taken part in other notable productions such as Sengoku Basara and Birdy the Mighty: Decode. S...

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A cute and worldly gag anime, Gadget Review of Hetalia: The Beautiful World! [7.5/10]

2013-02-08 15:08:25 by andy

Gadget Anime review of Hetalia: The Beautiful World Carefree Italy, serious Germany, and cool Japan. The group is back and even more sparkly! Production: Studio Deen Website: http://hetalia.com/bw/ (Japanese)   Average Score 7.5/10 (2 reviewers)   Eri Fujimoto Performance 6 Writing/Script 6 Art 7 Theme Song 10 The usual warm feeling 10 ----- Average Score 7  ...

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The reviewers are divided! "Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?" Gadget Review!

2013-02-08 14:08:07 by andy

Gadget anime review of "Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru So Desu yo?"! Sakamaki Izayoi was bored with everything around him when a letter arrives. Opening the letter sends him to another world called Little Garden! There he finds a silent Kudou Asuka, the proud Kasukabe You, and the being who called them to this world, the Black Rabbit. Now the three must fight for the no-name communit...

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