General Japan News
And here I was thinking I wouldn't have to cart my PS3 out of the closet anymore. Now Japan's gone and teased a pretty nifty looking Godzilla game, one that's a far cry from the official tie-in app for Hollywood's recent Godzilla remake.
Unlike that game, this new one actually lets you control Godzilla itself, along with a bunch of his greatest foes and allies, including, King Ghidora, Biollante, Mothra, Detroyah, Hedorah, several incarnations of Mecha-Godzilla, and that punk-ass Ultraman wannabe Jet Jaguar. There's even an appearance by 2014 Godzilla, also known as Hollywood Godzilla, Fatzilla, Chubzilla, and "American" Godzilla.
To make the trailer cuter, it's even narrated and scored like a '70s Kaiju flick. Bandai Namco really know their audience. The game's out on December 18th in Japan, but no word's come down about an English release.
So much Char, my mind can't even...
For a good while, we already knew that 2015 was going to be a good year for the Neptunia series, as Idea Factory's shipping Neptunia Re;Birth 2 and Hyperdevotion Noire to Western shores. Speaking of which, Idea Factory has revealed that Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation hits North America on Jan. 27, 2015 as a physical and digital release. On top of that, Europe's getting the game digitally on Jan. 28, with a physical version hitting stores on Jan. 30. Last but not least, the game is compatible with the Playstation TV, which means most player'll get to save the world of Gamindustri on the tube as well.
Name: Ai Shinozaki
Birthdate: February 26, 1992
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Measurements: 87/60/88 cm
I know we just had a visit from our favorite idol Ai Shinozaki, but she's sporting some adorable cosplay this week, and there's no way you would forgive me if I held out! Halloween just looks like more fun than in Japan than it is in my neck of the woods. I had some teenage kids who didn't even dress up, children who demanded more candy, and no idols at my door. Would you give Ai a trick or treat?
If she and her friends came dressed like that to my doorstep, I'm sure I'd give them all the Pocky they could carry!
Silent Library was based off a segment of a Japanese show, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! Yes, that is a really long name. While it didn't quite pack the same punch as the original, it was a pretty funny show for a bit.
I actually had no idea that Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon and the band The Roots made an appearance, and I'm sorry I missed the original airing. This is pretty darn funny. Come on, that fish segment? WTF?
What started off as the little Sony PSP title that just didn't want to come Stateside has finally morphed into a full fledged HD next-gen title. There's a new English trailer for the upcoming Square Enix game, and the wait until March 17 just got harder. I've been waiting way too long to meet you Final Fantasy: Type 0.
Man, I totally had no idea this was happening. Somehow I totally missed the news that there was a new OVA series coming out about some back story about our favorite Gundam characters. First up is the ever mysterious and charming Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I: The Blue-Eyed Casval.
It takes a lot to surprise me nowadays, but I was truly shocked when my friend sent me this one. The Minnesota based indie rock band, Owl City has teamed up with Japan's SEKAI NO OWARI on their newest song, aptly named Tokyo. I never really got into Owl City as they sounded a bit too much like a watered down version of The Postal Service, but when their songs came on the radio I never really tuned out.
This new track is not too bad. It's still way too Ben Gibbard-y from my tastes, but Fukase's added vocals make the track a bit more charming. At the very least it's nice to see the Tokyo rock band get some recogniztion. I just wish they didn't have the Asian sounding synth lines added in there, just kind of cheapens the whole thing. Gong!
I knew that something good would come out of Japan Animator Expo, and the third short (NSFW), ME!ME!ME!, managed to exceed my expectations-- event if it's on the bizarre side. At the same time, TeddyLoid and daoko's singing did a great job in transitioning the video from a segment that felt like an otaku's inner fantasy to a strange scenario where a guy in a high-tech suit battles an army of creepy-looking digital ladies. Also, it was neat to see that the short's main character owned figures of Misato, Rei, and Asuka in the video.
It's the moment you've been waiting for, Bleach fans. It's all come to this...a big fight between two senior citizens, an epic battle of who has the most magnificent facial hair and the saltiest opinions about kids today. Which grandpa will win?
I'll readily confess that I haven't paid much attention to Attack on Titan since the anime finished its run last year, but now that the live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's blockbuster manga is further along, I'm back on board. Check out the latest barrage of publicity for the movie, a series of costumed cast posters showing Eren (played by Haru Miura), Mikasa (played by Kiko Mizuhara), Armin (played by Kanata Hongo), Hanji (played by Satomi Ishihara), Sasha (Nanami Sakuraba), Jean (Takahiro Miura), and a bunch of new characters created by Isayama for the movie.
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