Thursday, December 27, 2012

OtakuHome News Deadmans wonderland manga to resume soon

The February 2013 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland survival action manga will be returning from hiatus on January 26 in the magazine's March issue. The announcement also revealed that the newest chapter will begin the manga's final arc. Kondou also announced the news on his Twitter account on Wednesday and posted a preview image. The image (pictured at right) says, "the final carnival begins."

The series took a break in April after Kataoka announced her pregnancy. Kataoka revealed on her blog in November that she gave birth to a healthy baby boy in July and would return to the series soon.

Kataoka and Kondou premiered the series in Monthly Shōnen Ace in 2006. Tokyopop published the first five volumes of the manga before the company shut down its North American publishing division last year. Kadokawa Shoten released the manga's 11th compiled volume in Japan in October 2011.

The manga received a 12-episode television anime adaptation last year, and Funimation released the series in North America on DVD in October. I cant tell you guys how happy this news made me when I got it. Im a big deadmans wonderland fan. I picked up the manga back in 07 and when I heard of  Kataoka pregnancy I did think for a short time that the manga may end up being droped or at lest have a rushed end. But thankfully the last arc will get to finish properly and I cant wait to read it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OtakuHome News manga creator Kobayashi gets yet another death threat

Manga creator Yoshinori Kobayashi reported on Tuesday that the publisher Gentosha received a phone call earlier in the morning that said, "I will plant a bomb on the street that Kobayashi travels." Kobayashi said that the call has been reported to the police. As a manga creator, he is known for Gōmanism Sengen and other works that express his conservative, nationalistic views.

Update: This is the second year in a row that Kobayashi receved a threat on Christmas. Last year, the threat was, "I will set fire to anti-nuclear manga creators." Kobayashi became an anti-nuclear commentator after the March 2011 earthquake and the resulting crisis at the Fukushima nuclear reacto. storys like this rely piss me off whats wrong with being anti-nuclear  people shore its a good power sorce but its also one of the world most deadly wepons and truth be tolf I would think japan would be the absalutly last cuntry to whaint anything to do with nucks after WW2 but thats just me I geass

Saturday, December 22, 2012

OtakuHome News new manga from Kôji Kumeta

The combined 4th/5th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga creator Kôji Kumeta will launch a new manga series in the magazine.

Kumeta is also publishing a one-shot manga in the Shitauke Tantei Nokori Kazuhiro Series (Contract Detective Kazuhiro Nokori Series) in the same issue. The detective story has the classic "locked room" mystery scenario.

Kumeta's Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga concluded in May. The series was adapted into three television anime series and several video anime projects.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

OtakuHome News Valvrave the Liberator PV vid relesed

The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming the anime's second television commercial on Friday. The new commercial reveals the show's main staff.  

Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web site revealed some of the story details for the anime on Friday. The story is set in an era when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called Jiōru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto Tokishima, a high school student who lives in Jiōru, encounters the mysterious humanoid weapon "Valvrave" when the Dorushia army invades.

The anime will premiere next April on MBS' "Animeism" late-night programming block. The show's website also revealed a new key visual image on Friday. 
Kou Matsuo (Kure-nai, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Rozen Maiden) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Negima!, Guilty Crown) is handling the series composition. Manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man) is handling the original character designs for the series, and Tatsuya Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record: Avant-Title) is adapting Hoshino's designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata (Robotics;Notes, Blassreiter), Naohiro Washio (Bodacious Space Pirates, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fafner), and Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yatterman) are handling mechanical design.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OtakuNick reviews Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Okay guys its the first review of the most resent season. And let me just say this is a cuntender for my beast anime of the season. it has its ups and downs like anime but what kyotoanimation did with the last EP just knocked this show right out of the park so without any ferther waiting lets get into the rundown.

Yuuta Togashi suffered from chuunibyou(8TH-Gradesyndrome) while he was in middle school. When he graduated, he put that dark history behind him and forgot about it... or he was supposed to. High school was smooth sailing and full of enjoyment—until the unavoidable, sad event occurs. The event that locks Yuuta into a contract with Rikka Takanashi and disrupts his desperately ordinary life. I know what your thinking this is just another slice of life anime from kyoani much like K-On but trust me this is anything but K-On aside from the visuals.

And speeking of the visuals just to get this out of the way yes Chuunibyou and K-On have the same Character Designer Ikeda, Kazumi but you know what other anime Ikeda, Kazumi did the Character Design for? No well let me tell you  Ikeda, Kazumi is the Character Designer for KEYs own Clannad and Clannad After story another anime that tuged at my heart. so needless to say yes i think the art is good its not great I would have liked it if he whent more twords the clannad dedign rather then the K-On ones but over all everything looks good.

Now then lets talk music Chuunibyou has a farly good original sound track nothing to wright home about but its better then alot of stuff that comes out in this day and age. So Id say its a above avrig OST. I probly whont be going to look for the soundtrack like I will be for say JOJOs OST but if I come acrose it Id probly pick it up. but thars are two tracks that I absalutly long and yes they are the OP and ENDing tracks I dont know why I just love them.

Okay now this is the part of the review I rely could not wait to get to the the voice work. the voice work in  Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is probly the best Iv seen come from kyotoanimation in years evry line is hits it mark when they what funny they get funn when they need depresiing they hit the nail on thehead. And more over you can rely just tell they Voice Actors where having a plast with this anime.

Over all Im sad that this show ended it was so great for a 12 Ep anime it just makes me whonder what they could have done with 24. so yes this is a must watch 

OtakuHome News info in the new Macross 30th game

On Thursday, Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine unveiled all three modes of the YF-30 Chronos, the new transformable fighter designed by Macross co-creator Shoji Kawamori that will make its debut in next February's Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe game for the PlayStation 3. The fully-rendered Fighter mode was already shown in last week's promotional video. Now then let me be the first to say Im not all that thriled by the new desing I meen I know most of the valcarys look simaler but this one just looks to much like the VF-25 for my tast and i see this as a step backwords in desing from the YF-29

Weekly Famitsu also introduced some of the different kinds of sub-quests that players can accept through the game's Valkyrie Guild: delivery, threat suppression, bounty hunting, and escort. The magazine highlighted the game's original paint schemes for the earlier variable fighters: VF-25, YF-29, and VF-1S. The new schemes are available as bonus extras in the limited "30th Anniversary Super Galaxy Box" edition and in pre-ordered copies of the game.

The game has two types of controls: the Type A modeled after the controls in such games as the PSP's Macross Trial Frontier and the PlayStation 3 mini-game Macross Last Frontier, and the Type B that allows the player to manually move the weapons lock-on cursor for pinpoint accuracy. The game's Easy setting (the loweest of the three difficulty levels) has an auto combat feature; when a novice toggles the feature on during the game, an AI will take over the controls and automatically fight the battle.

The brand-new story of this 30th-anniversary Macross title is set in 2060, 50 years after the Space War I conflict seen in the first Macross series and one year after the Vajra War seen in Macross Frontier. Above the planet Ouroboros in the far reaches of the galaxy, S.M.S. pilot Rion Sagaki (voiced by Miyu Irino) is suddenly attacked by an unknown enemy and shot down in his transformable variable fighter VF-25. There, he is rescued by the heroine Aisha Blanchett (Marina Inoue), the young Zentradi head of S.M.S.'s branch on Ouroboros.

Due to the intermittent space-fold faults known as "Ouroboros Aurora," Rion cannot immediately return home. He joins Aisha in investigating the planet's ruins, and while on an underground survey there, the two discover a sleeping girl named Miina Forte (Miss Macross 30 contest winner Haruka Chisuga). He later encounters his rival and former friend, pilot Rod Barutomaa (Mamoru Miyano) of the New U.N. Forces' special unit Hávamál.

The game will arrive in Japan on February 28 in standard and limited first editions, and both have about 113 minutes of voice actor interviews, as well as the in-game CG movies "Burning Fire" and "Get it on-Flying Rock" from the earlier Macross Ultimate Frontier and Macross Triangle Frontier games.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

OtakuHome News Robot Damashi PSP game to release this spring

Namco Bandai Games began streaming the first promotional video for the PSP action video game based on the Robot Damashi  toyline witch happens to be the gold stnaderd for robot action figurs

Artdink (Macross Ace Frontier franchise, Gundam Battle Universe) is developing the game for Namco Bandai Games. Battle Robot Damashii is slated for release on PSP this Spring 2013. And you know what i kinda what to get a PSP just to play this game(among other japanese PSP games) 

Monday, December 17, 2012

OtakuHome News sanjis suit and xxxHOLIC live action

hey guys today  acople of storys came out and grabed me so much i couldint desied on witch to post about so today you get a twofer.

fist off ever whated to cress like sanji from one pice well now you can.Premium Bandai, Bandai's official shopping website in Japan, began taking pre-orders for the tailored suit worn by the Straw Hat Pirates' chef Sanji in Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga and anime. The 100% wool jacket (with polyester lining) and pants come in Japanese sizes medium and large and are ideal for formal occasions. Bandai will begin shipping the 49,000-yen (about US$585) suit next April.

Premium Bandai is also offering the matching cotton/polyester dress shirt and polyester tie for 13,650 yen (US$163) and 4,725 yen (US$56), respectively. In addition, the 100% polyester diamond-pattern jacket that Sanji wears in the current One Piece Film Z will go for 19,000 yen (US$226). Like the suit, all of these clothes will ship next April.

Now Im not the biggest one pice fan so this story is like eh to me but one of my fellow OtakuHomers is a rely big one so this is for you cloudsora you stick mabby youshould buy this you got nerly the same paportions as sanji.

Okay now for the next story if you remember a bit back I posted that thare was going to be a live action xxxHOLIC well The premium channel WOWOW updated its official website for the live-action xxxHOLiC television program with a photograph of the two main leads in costume. The actress and model Anne will play the role of Yuuko from CLAMP's original manga, while Shota Sometani will play the character Watanuki. Masahiro Higashide, Karen Miyazaki, Naoto Takenaka, and Yumi Adachi will also star in the show.

Keisuke Toyoshima will direct off scripts written by Jun Tsugita. The manga tells the story of Yuuko, a witch who grants people's wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious, and Watanuki Kimihiro, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki encounters Yuuko and she promises to get rid of the spirits that torment him. In return Watanuki must work in Yuuko's shop and help her grant other people's wishes.

The eight-episode series will premiere on February 24. And it cant come out fast enuph I am a major CLAMP fan and xxxHOLIC is one of my favrets as it is able to combined all other clamp manga togeather into one multi vers and not get as cunfusing as say DC comics.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

OtakuNews Gachamon live action TV show to air in august

Japanese film distributor TOHO unveiled its 2013 lineup on Thursday, and among the titles are the live-action film adaptation of the classic Tatsunoko Productions science-fiction hero anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. The film will open in Japan on August 24.

Director Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Sexy Voice and Robo, Kaiji, Gokusen) began shooting the film in October. Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys, Gantz, Bloody Monday, 2013 Dragon Ball Z film) wrote the script, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed films) designed the characters.

Tori Matsuzaka (.hack//The Movie, live-action Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) stars as Ken, the head of the eponymous team. Gō Ayano (second-in-command Jō), Ayame Gōriki (explosive yoyo-wielding Jun), Tatsuomi Hamada (youngest member Jinpei), and Ryōhei Suzuki (main pilot Ryū) round out the cast.

TOHO also announced that it will release the new American Godzilla film in 2014. Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and Legendary Pictures (The Dark Knight Rises) are planning the film for an American release by Warner on May 16, 2014.

Over all looks like a lot of big name talent is going to be working on this show so I will probly give it a shot. Hell I was a fan of gachaman as a kid tho it was called G-force then.

OtakuNews more gundam cafe's to open in japan

Bandai announced plans on Friday to expand its Gundam Café chain into the Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and similar metropolitan areas. The company will open a third Tokyo cafe at the main Tokyo Station's First Avenue area on Thursday.

There are already two Tokyo-area Gundam Cafés open at the Akihabara Japan Railway station and on Odaiba island. There was a Gundam Café — the first official Gundam-themed restaurant — in the Bandai Museum in the nearby city of Matsudo before the museum closed in 2006.

The Akihabara café receives about 400,000 customers per year with sales exceeding Bandai's 200-million-yen (about US$2.4-million) target. needless to say that if I was in the area I would go but sadly Im to poor to funt a trip to japan just to eat and drink gundam themed foods and drinks.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

OtakuNews New higarashi anime to be made

The official Twitter account for the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry - Higurashi) anime franchise confirmed on Saturday that a relaunch of the anime has been green-lit. The announcement of the new anime was made at the 10th anniversary event of the franchise on Saturday, and its planned unveiling will be next spring.

The new Higruashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku anime will adapt the short story "Higurashi Outbreak" by Higurashi no Naku Koro ni creator Ryukishi07 (07th Expansion). Toshifumi Kawase, the series script supervisor of the previous Higurashi anime projects and the director of Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei, is helming the new anime.

"Higurashi Outbreak" is set in the same Hinamizawa village of the previous stories. The village has been completely sealed off due to a mysterious virus in 1983, and Keiichi Maebara and Rena Ryūgū deal with the outbreak. Souichiro Hoshi and Mai Nakahara, the original voices of these two protagonists, appeared at Saturday's event before an estimated 700 fans.

07th Expansion's original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software revolved around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.

The game publisher MangaGamer licensed the rights to translate the original visual novel software for personal computers, and it has released them in English. Funimation took over North American distribution of the first Higurashi television anime series from Geneon Entertainment and released the first DVDs in 2008. North America's Yen Press acquired the Higurashi manga for its Yen Plus anthology magazine and later for compiled book volumes.

So alot of you long time readers can probly gess this news made me happy. I was less then happy with the last higarashi OVA and it looks like this ones getting back to what makes this frachis great hoor mistory and loli masacur,So be ready for a review of this as soon as Im done watching  it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

OtakuNews Nexon to make Ghost in the Shell online PC game

The online game company Nexon announced on Friday that it signed an agreement with Japanese publisher Kodansha to develop and release a PC online game based on the anime titles Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society. It plans to release the game worldwide.

Nexon was established in Seoul, but it moved its headquarters to Japan in 2005. Nexon's releases in Japan include Vindictus, MapleStory, Arad Senki (Dungeon & Fighter/Dungeon Fighter Online, the inspiration for the Slap Up Party -Arad Senki- anime), Mabinogi, Sudden Attack, and about 60 other games. It currently operates in over 100 countries and territories in Asia, North America, Europe, and elsewhere

Now I have a Nexon account as i play Vindictus so when this game is relesed you guys beter beleve im gana be thare to play this I rely cant wait to see what its going to be like. mabby itl be more of a online shooter with GITS themes or mabby we will get more of a objectiv based advencher games what ever we get I am looking forword to playing it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

OtakuNews two new ghibli movies to be released this summer

Studio Ghibli and its distributor TOHO officially announced Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Is Rising) and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest films from studio co-founders and directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, on Thursday. Both are scheduled to open throughout Japan next summer.

In February 2009, Miyazaki launched a two-part manga mini-series called "Kaze Tachinu" that focuses on Jirō Horikoshi, the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Author Tatsuo Hori also wrote a novel called Kaze Tachinu, and the film's tagline references both real-life figures and paraphrases Hori's book: "Show respect for Jiro Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori. We must try to live." (Hori himself was reportedly quoting Paul Valéry's "Le cimetière marin" or "The Graveyard By The Sea" poem, which read, "Le vent se lève! . . . il faut tenter de vivre!" or "The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!")

Frequent Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi is composing the music of the film. Miyazaki is not only directing the film, but he conceived the story and wrote the screenplay himself. This will be the first film from Miyazaki since Ponyo about five years ago.

The famous Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) centers on princess named Kaguya who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. Taketori Monogatari has inspired dozens of manga and anime stories, such as Reiko Shimizu's Kaguya Hime and Arina Tanemura's Sakura-Hime Kaden.

Takahata already revealed in 2009 that his next film will be based on the folktale. The tagline on the film's website reads, "A princess's crime and punishment."

Shinichiro Ikebe (Future Boy Conan, Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha) is composing the film's soundtrack. Takahata conceived the story and co-wrote the screenplay with Riko Sakaguchi. This will be Takahata's first film since My Neighbors the Yamadas about 14 year ago.

TOHO had already registered the domains for the websites for these two films, but it opened the websites on Thursday.

Both films will open on the same day, but separately. The last time that Miyazaki and Takahata had films opening on the same day, or even in the same year, was a quarter of a century ago when Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro and Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies were shown back-to-back in Japan in 1988.

Monday, December 10, 2012

OtakuNews mega man VS street fighter

CAPCOM announced on Saturday that it will release Street Fighter X Mega Man, a free PC crossover game, on December 17. The game is actually the creation of "Singapore superfan" Seow Zong Hui, and CAPCOM decided to back the project after seeing an early code build at the EVO 2012 event last July.

The 8-bit game stars Mega Man fighting against familiar Street Fighter characters instead of Robot Masters. The game also features an 8-bit soundtrack of tracks that blend music from both franchises.

December 17 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Street Fighter also celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

The game will only be available to download on the CAPCOM Unity website. and I cant wait to get my hands on this as you guys may know I a big fighting game fan espesholy street fighter but what you may not know is I also love me playing a bit of the blue bomber too so seeing this game being mad is rely cool so exspect another story about this game next week

Saturday, December 8, 2012

OtakuNews 1st 2 Madoka Magica Films to Play in Boston

Well guys looks like my hope for these two movies to come to boston is rely happening.  Aniplex of America announced on Friday that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films will play at the Brattle Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase online now.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings opened in Japan on October 6 and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal followed on October 13. Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica New Feature: Rebellion), the third film which will not be the end of the Madoka Magica story, will open next year.

The first two films already played in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco in October, one week after the second film opened in Japan. The films also screened in Kansas City, Missouri and Buffalo, New York last month, followed by Akron, Cleveland, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Clearwater/Tampa Bay, Columbus, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Dallas, Birmingham, Raleigh, and Portland this month, Greensboro, North Carolina next month, and Honolulu, Hawaii in February.

The films are playing in nine countries and territories between October and December. Other countries and territories that are screening the films include France, Italy, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and most recently, Australia.

So yea this is a nice saprise hope I can get ahond of acopple ticets befor they are sould out

Thursday, December 6, 2012

OtakuNick Reviews Zone of the Enders: Idolo Blu-ray remaser

Hey guys its me OtakuNick and Im hear with a review Iv been wanting to do for so long. As sum of you might alredy know when it comes to Kojimas games I hold his Zone of the enders games above the metal gear solid games. I dont know why myself I think MGS is fun but ZOE just has sumthing more to it that rely lends to kojimas style of wrighting. Anyway what I will be reviewing today is not the ZOE games but a spin off OVA that comes befor the Games and the subsaquent full langth anime serries zone of the enders Dolores I. so please sit back and enjoy

Z.O.E. 2167 Idolo will take place a few years prior to the events of the series Z.O.E Dolores,i, and is centered on the "Deimos Incident," an act of terrorism by the Mars revolutionaries.

The BAHRAM army pilots Radium and Viola are the best in their class, and have such have been chosen to do spearhead testing on a new type of weapon; Mars hopes this weapon will liberate them from the UNSF's (United Nations Space Force) tyranny. This new technology called the "Orbital Frame," and is powered by an extreamly rare and powerful source of energy known as metatron ore.

This OVA depicts the Deimos incident, and the story leading up to this incident. That pretty much sums up the plot but after re watching this OVA I will have to admit even thow it takes place befor the anime and the games this is sumthing that truly cant be apresheated untill youv seen the anime and played the games. But evebn if you havent it is a good story its just fans of the other work will apresheat it more.

As for the art the old desings have taken well to the blu-ray upscal. ofcorse its not perfect the aspect reshio is a bit wierd going more vertacal then harazontal. But thats probly due more to the OVA being made in a squared format like 480P but all the models look good and the colors are much brighter and pop nicly.

But if thare is one thing I have to say I loves hands down about this OVA its the sound track just like the games this OVA has scors in it that are just bone chillingly beautiful espesholy the ending  Kiss Me Sunlights by  Heart of Air witch is also the opening theme of the first zone of the enders game witch is so fitting that it hurts

last on my list of things to go thew is the voice work witch is rely good. My first time watching this was back when I was in midel school and I saw it Dub so this was my first time watching the OVA in japanese and I have to say the japanese blows the old dub away hands down the better voice work. but both are good.

Over all this is a absalut must see for ZOE fans and truth be told if your a ZOE fan and you havent seen this whats wrong with you. but for all you reguler mecha fans that have never heard of ZEO in any way shape or form this is a good OVA and it is a good way to get into the franchis. Witch with the ZEO HD coletion out now you rely dont have a reson to not to try and get into.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OtakuNews New Kenshin OVA to come to US

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc (Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen) video anime project. The company will release the two-episode series digitally, and then on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc next year.

The new anime series remakes the Kyoto story arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga and the previous anime adaptation. In particular, it depicts the battle of Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio and is told from the point of view of the Oniwabanshū ninja Misao Makimachi.

Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Studio DEEN returned after nine years to animate the new series along with musical composer Noriyuki Asakura. Mari Okada (AnoHana, Wandering Son) wrote the scripts this time. Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Saint Beast ~Ikusen no Hiru to Yoru Hen~) is the new character designer, and Hiro Kaburaki (Kimi ni Todoke) took over as the episode director. The cast remains the same except for the role of Hajime Saitō, who will be played by Ken Narita.

The first half of the series opened in two Japanese theaters in December 2011 and then shipped in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in March. The second half of the project screened in 10 Japanese theaters in June, and then shipped on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in August.  I rely thinking of sngaing this one when it comes out. I alredy have the intier manga dna anime seres along with the OVAs so I may as well also grab this one

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

OtakuNews world Dictator Moe girl book!!!

On Thursday, Ikaros Publications released Nyotaika!! Sekai no Dokusaisha Retsuden (Transformed Into Females!! Biographies of World Dictators), a book that profiles about 70 real-life dictators and illustrates them as moe girls. For example, Nisieda draws China's Mao Zedong (with pumpkin pants), Super Zombie draws North Korea's Kim Il-sung (as an idol singer), Takeshi Nogami draws Iraq's Saddam Hussein, and Miki Nonohara draws Germany's Adolf Hitler.

Other dictators profiled include the Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin, Italy's Benito Mussolini, Cambodia's Pol Pot, Yugoslavia's Josip Broz Tito, Cuba's Fidel Castro, the Dominican Republic's Rafael Trujillo, Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir. Akiba Blog (NSFW) posted more pictures of the book.

I dont know about you guys but this kinda sounds fun Im a real history buff. So I just love learning any thing I can about it so if this book has good info as well as intaresting art I mite just whant a coppy. But sadly i dont think this would come to the US and my abilaty to read japanese is limeted on only afew carters of kanji so I gess i can only look at scans and read translations.

Monday, December 3, 2012

OtakuNews Sword Art Online PSP game out in march

Namco Bandai Games began streaming the second television commercial for its Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment game for the PSP system on Monday. For the game, original novelist Reki Kawahara supervised a brand-new original story that begins from the 75th floor of the floating Aincrad labyrinth.

 The limited first edition version will bundle the "Together with Asuna Aincrad Date Edition" DVD. The animated disc will feature an original story from Kirito's perspective with "high precision" 3D character modeling.

The limited version will also include a "game special movie" CG anime DVD that ties in with the Aincrad story arc and game. A special box with exclusive visual art by original novel illustrator abec, an original game soundtrack CD, a special booklet, and an original custom PSP game theme will complete the limited edition set.

Namco Bandai Games will release this "live-in-this-moment-with-you RPG" in Japan on March 14, 2013. The regular and downloadable versions will cost 6,280 yen (about US$79), while the limited edition will retail at 9,980 yen (US$125). I think this is a pretty cool idea thow I would much rather see a game set in the time line of SAO but have no real conection to the main cast. it would alow the chanse to broden the game world and give the frachis it self sum more longjevaty.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

OtakuNews DLE inc opening up hear in the US

Japanese animation production company DLE Inc. (Thermae Romae, Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani, Eagle Talon) is setting up an American branch this month. DLE America, Inc. received funding from Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital, a company that specializes in assisting entrepreneurs in North America achieve global expansion in Asian and European markets.

DLE Inc. is looking to take its "Fast Animation Business" model of of mass-producing high-quality animation with a fast turnaround and expanding it into North American markets. The company is looking to not only export its existing content, but to also produce animation for North American television and film.

Fenox's website also notes that DLE America Inc. will provide "a one-stop business solution for clients who require original multimedia design, development, production and distribution as part of business identity or marketing."

Now I am rely happy aout this manly do to the fact that in the last 10 years I have seen alot of anime distributers fall one after the other ADV, 4kids, and bandai to name just a few. So seeing a distributer open its doors rather then close them is good news to me. Also the idea of not only bring ing anime over from japan but make sum animation serries for the US sounds like sumthing the other distributers shpuld have started atlest 5 years ago.

OtakuNick Reviews Momo e no Tegami (a letter to momo)

Hey guys I know its a bit latter then I sed it be her but I finally got around to watching a letter to momo. So befor I make you wait any longer hears the review.

First up is the story  Momo is a young girl who grew up in a big city. However, following the premature loss of her father, she has to move with her mother to the old family house on a remote island. Here, time seems to have stopped: old wooden buildings, holy shrines surrounded by trees, fields painstakingly carved out from steep hills.

momo's heart is still feeling uneasy about an unfinished letter left by her father. A letter that contained only two words: "Dear Momo..." 

One day, exploring the attic of her new big house, Momo finds a dusty and worn out book. And from that moment, something really unexpected starts happening around he. what may that be well thats for you guys to find out because Im not saying its to good of a movie to do that.

Now most of you mite think this is a ghible from how the art looks but no this is a prodoction IG movie and the  Art Director is non other then Ohno Hiroshi. Whos Ohno Hiroshi you ask well hes non other then the Art Director of God Mazinger witch is the sudo Sequel to the Great Mazinger witch is to this day one of the all time clasics of mecha.

the voice work in this anime is good not all that ground bracking but the cast do a good job and speeking of the cast its full of a mix of old talent that never rely got big and new talent. But they all do as I sed a good job

okay I will say one bad thing about this moive the sound trak isint all that good. Truth be told I didint rely hear any of it during the movie. Shis seems to be one of thos movies that takes the soundtrak vary sparingly. But I rely do thing a bit more music could have rely don sum good but what do I know Im only a otaku how has watched 741 anime all the way thew.

Over all Im gana have to say this is a much watch for the story alone all the other parts ether just do there job or fall short abit but the story is rely what gets you and holds you in.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

OtakuNew video games at the MoMA

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has announced that it will set up a video game collection starting next March in the museum's Philip Johnson Galleries. The museum has acquired an initial lineup of 14 games for the collection, and it plans to extend the list to about 40 games. The initial lineup includes:

Pac-Man (1980)
Tetris (1984)
Another World (1991)
Myst (1993)
SimCity 2000 (1994)
vib-ribbon (1999)
The Sims (2000)
Katamari Damacy (2004)
EVE Online (2003)
Dwarf Fortress (2006)
Portal (2007)
flOw (2006)
Passage (2008)
Canabalt (2009)
The museum hopes to complete its collection over the next five years, and its wishlist for future games to add include Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter II, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario 64, and Animal Crossing, among others.

The museum's goal is to "study, preserve, and exhibit video games as part of its Architecture and Design collection." The museum's curators spent a year and a half selecting games for the collection, consulting scholars, digital conservation and legal experts, historians, and critics. Earlier this year, the museum already featured Katamari Damacy in a "Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000" exhibit with Astro Boy.

Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian American Art Museum previously hosted "The Art of Video Games" exhibition from March 16 to September 30. As a artest iv alwas whanted to visit the MoMA in newyork but never rely had the time or the funds but I would rely love to be thare for the opaning of this. I als whonder how they are going to run this Im hopeing as a interactiv galarie because games are best apresheated as art when they are played.