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Japan's Red Cross Wants Nerd Blood

Kotaku - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:00

Donating blood is important. It can save lives! In an effort to get blood from healthy, younger members of society, the Japanese Red Cross has a not-so-secret weapon: Anime characters.


One Piece's Creator Is Working As Hard As Ever

Kotaku - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:41

Back in 2012, Kotaku reported how One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda barely got any sleep. Fast forward to 2015. Oda is showing no sign of slowing down.


Collector's Club: Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Snowtroopers

New on Play Asia - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:16
FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPERS - RELEASE: APRIL, 2016With only a month away from the one of the most tremendously anticipated releases in 21st century film history, Hot Toys has been part of the constant hype train for Star wars: The Force Awakens with their incredible 1/6th Collectible Figures.Starting with mysterious claymore lightsaber wielding Kylo Ren, and strongly following with the First Order Stormtroopers, the newest pre-order release features the latest generation of the First Order forces: Snowtroopers!Completely redesigned with advanced insulated armor and helmets, these highly-accurate collectible figures are crafted based on the exact image of First Order Snowtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ready to handle missions in extreme climate, each Snowtrooper comes in two versions: the individual trooper or in a collectible set.The standard First Order Snowtrooper comes with an arctic mission blaster rifle with an extended stock; the First Order Snowtroopers features an Officer who is armed with the same rifle, articulated binoculars, and a red pauldron that denotes the Officer rank. Two additional blaster rifles are included exclusively in this 2 figure collectible set.Like all Hot Toys, the Snowtrooper is the closest we'll ever physically get to a galaxy far, far away as there is no other toy maker out there right now ...[more]

A Pokedex packed with Pokemon Plushies releasing in December!

New on Play Asia - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:50
Sanei are releasing a series of stuffed toys for 17 of some of the cutest Pokémon, ranging from OG's like Gengar and Evee to some of the newer additions like Espurr from Generation VI! Each plush is roughly 150mm tall, and are as cute and hugable as their animated counterparts! If you're looking for a bigger plush look no further than the massive 300mm Wailord and other massive Mochifuwa Cushions!Pocket Monsters Mochifuwa Cushion: PZ03 Whaloh JPN  US$ 79.99 pre Pocket Monsters Mochifuwa Cushion: PZ02 Gulpin JPN  US$ 69.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP09 Skitty (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP01 Pikachu (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP05 Poliwag (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP04 Psyduck (S) JPN  US$ 24.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP14 Dedenne (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP08 Wobbuffet (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP15 Goomy (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Mochifuwa Cushion: PZ01 Pikachu JPN  US$ 39.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP07 Eevee (S) JPN  US$ 19.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP02 Jigglypuff (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP06 Gengar (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP13 Espurr (S) JPN  US$ 18.99 pre Pocket Monsters Plush: PP12 Lucario ...[more]

High Speed! Free! Starting Days Film's Special Promo Video, New Illustrations Revealed

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:45
New video focuses on Haruka Nanase for film opening on December 5
Categories: General Anime

Daily Sale: Recently Discounted - October 8th!

New on Play Asia - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:40
Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy Big Bang (JPN, 3DS) is No.1 today~ Bang! Bang! Bang! Find the previous list of recent discounts: HEREThe Top 8 (Ranked By Views) - No. 1:Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy Big Bang (JPN, 3DS)Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy Big Bang (JPN, 3DS) US$ 7.69 24h Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Shoujotachi no Sentaku (JPN, PS4™) US$ 66.98 24h Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal (US, PS Vita) US$ 39.99 24h Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (English) (ASIA, PS4™) US$ 49.99 24h PS Vita PlayStation Vita New Slim Model Welcome Box (JPN) US$ 247.99 24h Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F [Limited Edition] (JPN) US$ 83.99 24h Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (US, PS Vita) US$ 23.99 24h Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei: Out of Order (JPN, PS Vita) US$ 45.99 24h Dual Shock 4 (Urban Camouflage) (US, PS4™) US$ 58.99 24h Dual Shock 4 Charging Station (Black) (ASIA, PS4™) US$ 27.99 24h FIFA 14 (US, PS4™) US$ 19.98 24h Just Dance 2014 (US, PS4™) US$ 22.49 24h LEGO The Hobbit (US, PS4™) US$ 21.29 24h MotoGP 15 (Europe, PS4™) US$ 52.99 24h Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (US, PS4™) US$ 55.99 24h Omega Quintet [Limited Edition] (JPN, PS4™) US$ 64.99 24h Psychobreak (JPN, PS4™) US$ 17.48 24h Worms Battlegrounds (Europe, PS4™) ...[more]

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force greatly expands the original title for the PS4!

New on Play Asia - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:17
FAIRY FENCER F: ADVENT DARK FORCE | RELEASE: November 05, 2015 [JPN]PlayStation®4 [RPG]Advent Dark Force is an updated release and expansion of the PS3 title Fairy Fencer F, originally launched in 2013. If you are unfamiliar with the original, Fairy Fencer F a new franchise supported by the backing of JRPG industry veterans - all of whom are celebrities in their field. Featuring Yoshitaka Amano as the concept artist, Nobuo Uematsu as composer, Tsunako as a character designer, Toshiki Inoue as a screen writer and the "Neptunia Team" on development.Right before Tokyo Game Show 2015 Compile Heart revealed just how much the game has been expanded upon since the initial release, claiming an incredibly precise 218% increase in play time, 179% increase in the size of 3D map areas, and a 192% increase in available scenarios.Alongside the addition of all that raw content the story will will now branch into three chapters based on specific actions taken by the player. The branches consist of the 'Goddess Chapter,' 'Evil God Chapter,' and 'Devil Chapter. Depending on the routes you choose, a number of new characters will appear! One example is Marianna, originally an enemy character, who will also become an ally!Whereas Fairy Fencer F, the previous game, features three-character ...[more]

This Is What a Trailer for a Michael Dell Biopic Would Be Like

Kotaku - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:15

You can forget your Steve Jobs movies. What if Hollywood were to make a feature-length study of someone really important — like the king of enterprise computing, Michael Dell?


Doraemon Visits South Korea.

Kotaku - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:00

Doraemon Visits South Korea. Seoul, South Korea. By Lexi.


Studio Trigger Reveals New Kiznaiver Original TV Anime

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 07:44
Hiroshi Kobayashi makes directorial debut; Mari Okada writes scripts; Shirow Miwa designs characters
Categories: General Anime

The PlayStation 4 Is Getting a Price Cut in North America

Kotaku - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 07:28

Starting October 9, the PlayStation 4 will be a little cheaper in the U.S. and Canada. Oh goodie.


Singer DAIGO, Actress Keiko Kitagawa's Engagement Revealed

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 06:05
DAIGO proposed after NTV's "24-Hour Television 38" charity marathon run
Categories: General Anime

獵捕真相!「最後一戰 5: 守護者」:中文語音+中文字幕!限量版預訂開啟~

New on Play Asia - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 05:01
最後一戰 5: 守護者 (中英文合版)Xbox One™ [動作類] 發佈日期:2015年10月27日 作為Xbox One平臺的獨佔遊戲最後一戰5:守護者 將於10月27日與眾位玩家們見面;本作是由343 Industries製作的一款第一人稱射擊遊戲,為“最後一戰”系列的第五部正傳作品;據悉,本作有中文語音加入!想必中文玩家們將會倍感親切~本作中主要力量為兩隊角色:士官長率領的“Blue Team 藍隊” 以及 新超級戰士洛克為主的“Fire Team Osiris 歐西里斯火力小組” ;同時,兩隊擁有許多的新增加成員,這些新增加的成員來自於最後一戰系列的周邊小說以及動漫作品,許多角色擁有眾多的粉絲,本次製作方將這些角色將入到該第五部正傳作品中,可謂也是眾望所歸!據悉,藍隊的成員多數為二代的斯巴達戰士例如 Linda-058, Kelly-087, Frederic -104等。本作的故事起源於銀河系的危機再次出現,但是人類有史以來最偉大的英雄士官長帶領的藍隊卻失去了聯絡;這時,抵禦銀河系攻擊以及尋找士長官的重任便落在了新的超級戰士洛克的肩膀上!無盡號派出歐西里斯火力小組去尋找藍隊成員並同時抵禦來自敵方的進攻!在前作的基礎上,本作大幅度增強了“團隊作戰”系統,玩家們會感受到前所未有的團隊合作機制,專用的伺服器將使得“即時切換”功能更加敏捷,玩家們將感受該無縫銜接帶來的大幅度動作遊戲體驗的提高;同時玩家們還將感受到空前的團隊力量-“你的團隊成員是最強有力的後盾”!利用“火力小組命令”系統的對其他小隊成員下達動作指示,運用全新的“救援系統”來進行重傷時的團隊成員救援等等;不僅僅如此,早前,許多專刊都進行了關於本作為“系列作品戰役模式有史以來規模最浩大的”相關報導,據悉,本作的規模將為前作的整整兩倍多!同時戰略性也升級,將有不同的進攻路線供玩家們選擇!如此眾多的新增元素也帶給玩家們全新的挑戰!遊戲者們將需要過人的才智以及勇氣同時加上優秀的團隊合作精神,才能最終消滅敵人,成為最優秀的“守護者”!本作將於10月27日發佈,目前開放預訂的為本作的普通版以及限量版,限量版將包含有(見下圖) 限量版外盒包裝,限量版光碟,斯巴達主題光碟盒,Metol Earth守護者模型,斯巴達戰士Locke的授權指令與藍隊及歐西里斯火力小組的相關文件,Xbox Live 金會員14天免費試用資格(限新申辦之會員使用),同時還有數位內容:戰區後援物資組合,動畫“最後一戰:瑞曲星的隕落”! 本作還將有  Xbox One™ 無限控制器 (Halo 5: Guardians & Master Chief) 近期發佈,詳情請見新聞最後部分~ 限量版預訂數量有限,喜歡的朋友們請盡快訂購。Halo 5: Guardians (Chinese Sub) Xbox One™ ASIA  US$ 59.99 pre Halo 5: Guardians [Limited Edition] (Chinese Sub) Xbox One™ ASIA  US$ 129.99 pre Xbox One™ 無限控制器 (Halo 5: Guardians & Master Chief 版) Xbox One Wireless Controller (Halo 5: Guardians) (US, XONE™) US$ 79.99 1w Xbox One Wireless Controller (Halo 5: Guardians) (ASIA, XONE™) US$ 65.99 pre Xbox One Wireless Controller (Master Chief) (US, XONE™) US$ 79.99 pend Xbox One Wireless Controller (Master Chief) (ASIA, XONE™) N/A soon © 2015 OK to reproduce if copyright note stays intact. ...[more]

Dance with Devils Gets PS Vita Game in March

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 05:00
Players can start relationships with 6 characters in romance adventure game
Categories: General Anime

Funimation Streams Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color Sequel

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 04:00
Confirms Shomin Sample/I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner streaming
Categories: General Anime

Non Non Biyori's Renge, Hotaru Join Nendoroid Line-Up

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:45
Non Non Biyori Repeat's story following rural school girls living out an idyllic life in the countryside wrapped up recently but you can take Renge and...
Categories: General Anime

Portrait of Pirates Limited Edition Figures Adds Corazon & Law

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:10
The Donquixote Pirate Corazon and 10-year old Trafalgar Law will be sold as a set as part of the Portrait of Pirates (P.O.P.) Limited Edition figure line....
Categories: General Anime

Destiny’s The First Firewall Mission is Only Available for a Limited Time

Just Push Start - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:08
After weeks of searching, countless theories and plenty of awesome discoveries, The First Firewall was finally revealed to be a limited time event. If you’ve found the four fusion rifles and turned them into the gunsmith, then if you go to earth you’ll see a new mission called The First Firewall. This mission is believed to be the next step to unlocking the infamous Sleeper Simulant, though you might want to do it as quickly as possible. According to a tweet Bungie made earlier today, it seems The First Firewall is only available for today or at least a limited time. The tweet also mentioned it will frequently return, much like the Black Spindle, but only time will tell. This has also lead to speculation that the next steps are also timed, though odds are only The First Firewall is timed, but if you want this gun you might as well do it as quickly as possible.

Kingdom Manga Creator Considers Ending Series at 100 Volumes

Anime News Network - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 02:10
40th volume of manga about China's Warring States period to ship on October 19
Categories: General Anime

Nunslaughter’s Jim ‘Sadist’ Konya passes away

Metal Insider - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 01:38
A few weeks ago, we reported on the sad news regarding Nunslaughter/Schnautzer drummer, Jim ‘Sadist’ Konya suffering a stroke that left him in the hospital and those close to him worried for his well-being. A few days after the incident, Konya seemed to be stable and slowly recovering with slow speech and docile movements, giving […]
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