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Pretty Rhythm Fan Creates Web App to Combat Gory Twitter Spam

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:45
User previously used same tech to block King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO film spoilers
Categories: Anime-Manga

Shinkalion Anime Casts Yoshimasa Hosoya, Ryota Ohsaka, More

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:20
Nanami Yoshimura, Maxwell Powers, Kei Shindou also join cast
Categories: Anime-Manga

Check Out Footage Of The Mysterious New PlatinumGames RPG, Granblue Fantasy

Game informer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:11

Back in mid-2016, action game developer PlatinumGames announced a partnership with Cygames to make a PlayStation 4 RPG based on their massively popular mobile RPG, Granblue Fantasy. Today, we get our first real good look at the game, titled Granblue Fantasy: Project Re:Link.

The first few minutes of the video are a little dry, showing off the environmental design as the main character strolls through an idyllic village visited by a massive airship. Before too long, action starts, and a lot of traditional PlatinumGames-style dodging and combo mechanics come into play. The trailer ends with a series of chain spells that destroys a larger enemy.

The game is based on the world of Granblue Fantasy, a Cygames-produced mobile RPG for Android and iOS, which has music and art from Final Fantasy legends Nobuo Uematsu and art Hideo Minaba respectively. It is a massive hit in Japan, having been downloaded over eighteen million times. Despite an English release, the game has never officially been released in the west.

There is no word over whether Project Re:Link will ever come to the west, either, and it currently sits without an even tentative release window. Check out the trailer below and maybe brush up on your Japanese skills if you're hoping to play it.

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Our Take
The game looks extremely cool, so hopefully it does make it to the west. I have little familiarity with Granblue Fantasy, but it has a reputation of being a modern interpretation of old school Final Fantasy, so it's interesting to see a spin-off RPG be a fast-paced action game.

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How to keep a mummy

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:01
"Watching the adorably mild adventures of Sora and his inexplicably tiny mummy Mii-kun is fantastic for when you want to turn off your brain and relax for a bit."
Categories: Anime-Manga

Take 3ft Tall Mazinger Z With You to the Mazinger Z: Infinity Premiere

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:45
Need a plus one to the U.S. film premiere of Mazinger Z: Infinity? How about a three-foot replica of the giant robot? Bandai Premium opened pre-orders...
Categories: Anime-Manga

Persona 5 TV Anime's New Visuals Highlight Morgana, Anne

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:20
The official website for A-1 Pictures' television anime of Atlus' Persona 5 game revealed two new visuals featuring Morgana (voiced by Ikue Ōtani) and...
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After the Rain

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:01
"Much of this show's emotional content is conveyed through the ebbs and flows of the duo's rapport, which can make their relationship both a challenge and a pleasure to interpret."
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The Testament of Sister New Devil Girls Are Positively Bridal for New OVA Box Art

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:45
Nitro+ artist and original light novel illustrator Nekosuke Okuma is hoping to entice buyers with a truly matrimonial art box for the new The Testament...
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 DLC Gets A Japanese Trailer

Game informer - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:44

A new Japanese trailer for Valkyria Chronicles 4 details the game's planned DLC.

The trailer is in Japanese, but Gematsu writes that the DLC will include new missions as well as the option to use Edy Nelson from the original Valkyria Chronicles in the main story. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is planned for release in North America for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in North America this year, but exactly how this DLC will be implemented – or if it will be implemented – is unclear. You can check out the trailer below.

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We're very excited about a return to Valkyria Chronicles here at Game Informer, placing it as our number two most anticipated RPG on our anticipated RPGs of 2018 list. For more on the game, head here.

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ANNCast - Winter 2018 Anime Roundup

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:30
Zac, Jacob and special guest Gabriella Ekens fiendishly devour as many of the 2018 winter premieres as they can, plus Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters!
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Game's Launch Trailer Streamed

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:30
PS4/Vita game launched Friday
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Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:01
"Even if Ichiro's characterization wasn't so profoundly off-putting, this kind of poorly-executed pandering makes for terribly boring storytelling."
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Answerman - Why Does Old TV Anime Have Jerky Splices?

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:00
Older anime like Evangelion frequently have strange "jumps" in between edits - why is that, and what can be done about it? Justin goes in deep!
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Ziyoou-vachi Performs Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime's Ending Theme Song

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:20
TV series premieres in April with rock band's 1st anime theme
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Maerchen Maedchen

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:01
"It looks like this is going to be just as much about Hazuki coming to terms with her true self as it will be about girls fighting each other with the power of magical texts."
Categories: Anime-Manga

Inside The Manga Industry with Felipe Smith, American Mangaka

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:52
One of the only American artists to ever serialize a manga in Japan, Part I of our interview with Peepo Choo mangaka Felipe Smith goes in-depth on the manga industry and his incredible career.
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Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude Short Anime Casts Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Tomokazu Sugita, Yu Shimamura

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:06
.hack's Hiroshi Matsuyama supervises 25-minute crowdfunded short
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Laid-Back Camp

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:01
"The pacing is deliberately slow, the characters are absurdly pleasant, and the script's first priority is to show how fun and relaxing camping can be."
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-Ray

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:00
The most popular Gundam series in the Western hemisphere finally comes to Blu-ray in this extravagant set filled with bonus goodies. But does the show still hold up 20 years later? Lauren Orsini finds out.
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One Piece: Bounty Rush Smartphone Game Launches This Spring

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:00
This year's March issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Bandai Namco Entertainment plans to release its One Piece Bounty Rush iOS...
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