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Monster Girl Doctor Novel 1

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 09:00
Rote harem antics bog down an otherwise unique take on the monster girl genre with an emphasis on biology. Theron Martin has the details.
Categories: Anime-Manga

DARLING in the FRANXX Anime's Heroines Sing Ending Theme

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 09:00
5 voice actresses form unit "Kiss Me" for series premiering on January 13
Categories: Anime-Manga

Cellchrome Performs New Opening for Detective Conan TV Anime

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
New opening premiered in Saturday's episode
Categories: Anime-Manga

Crunchyroll Streams Working Buddies!, Sanrio Boys Anime

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:00
Streaming regions, times also revealed for Slow Start, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san anime
Categories: Anime-Manga

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni TV Anime's Trailer Previews Opening, Ending Themes

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:00
Junya Ikeda, Tomoaki Maeno join cast for series premiering on January 11
Categories: Anime-Manga

Saga of Tanya the Evil Light Novels Get Anime Film

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:50
Director Yutaka Uemura, studio NUT, voice actresses Aoi Yūki & Saori Hayami return from 2017 anime
Categories: Anime-Manga

Kakegurui Anime Gets 2nd Season

Anime News Network - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 01:25
Based on Homura Kawamoto, Tōru Naomura's Kakegurui - Compulsive Gambler manga
Categories: Anime-Manga

Anime News Site Lists Kakegurui Season 2

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:35
The anime news website Anime Recorder is hosting an image that proclaims that the broadcast of a second Kakegurui anime season has been green-lit. The...
Categories: Anime-Manga

Japan's Animation DVD Ranking, December 25-31

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 21:15
Idolm@ster SideM sells 3,774, followed by Game Center CX, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, Owarimonogatari
Categories: Anime-Manga

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, December 25-31

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 21:00
Owarimonogatari sells 16,243, followed by Idolm@ster SideM, Symphogear AXZ, Love Live! Sunshine!!、Fate/Apocrypha box
Categories: Anime-Manga

Mazinger Z: Infinity Anime Film Casts Ryouichi Tanaka, Kana Ueda, Kaede Hondo

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:10
Devilman's voice plays secret role; Misato & her daughter cast
Categories: Anime-Manga

Hugtto! Precure Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, Song Artists

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:55
Rie Hikisaka, Rina Hon'izumi, Yui Ogura star in magical girl show helmed by Akifumi Zako, Junichi Sato
Categories: Anime-Manga

Kadokawa Producer: Physical Sales Are Still Important in Anime Industry

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:45
Some considered 2017 a "good harvest" for anime, but Tanaka was left largely unimpressed
Categories: Anime-Manga

Awesome Games Done Quick Starts This Sunday

Game informer - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:37

If you love charity, video games, and things going fast, then Speed Demos Archive has you covered next week from Sunday, January 7 through the following Sunday on January 14.

The charity event, which benefits the Prevent Cancer Foundation, has been an annual stable since its first showing in 2010. Each year, speedrunners gather together and stream games for both live and online audiences with the intent of beating them as quickly as possible, often with certain parameters. People donate money for charity to cheer the runners on, put money toward incentives like saving the animals in Super Metroid or what to name characters, and win prizes donated by the community.

I end up watching the stream as much as I can during the week, and again six months later when Summer Games Done Quick takes place. This year, the event starts with the N. Sane Trilogy version of Crash 3, includes a Yoshi's Island four-way race, and ends with an all-main quest run of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can find the streaming information here and take a look at the entire week's schedule here. Don't miss it!

Categories: Gaming Rss feeds

Mercy Undergoes A Nerf On Overwatch Test Servers

Game informer - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:23

Much like the plot of every high school popularity movie, Mercy has unfortunately come to realize that being everyone's favorite is eventually accompanied by a huge crash. New changes to the character on the Public Test Realm indicate that Blizzard is trying to bring Dr. Ziegler down to Earth.

Last year, Blizzard decided to restructure Mercy to make her a more attractive support pick by turning her Ultimate into a regular skill with a cooldown and just all around making her better. This plan worked too well, as Mercy soon became so indispensable that one slot on every team was dedicated to her or the team was likely to lose. No other support characters were worth the time to learn because Mercy would fly circles around them.

Slowly, Blizzard tried to undo this by nerfing the character bit by bit. For example, the team tried to increase Mercy's charge time on her resurrection ability, forcing a longer cooldown. Doing so barely moved the needle, Mercy was simply a little more annoying to use but no less essential to victory.

The latest nerf strikes at the heart of her necessity: her Valkyrie Ultimate. The ultimate previously turned Mercy into a superpowered version of herself with a fresh resurrection skill to use and twenty seconds to wreak havoc on the opposing team. That time has now been reduced to fifteen seconds and the cooldown elimination on the resurrection skill is gone. Additionally, Mercy's ability to fly to teammates has been slowed down and shortened considerably.

While balancing changes introduced to the PTR are not guaranteed to come to the rest of the servers, it is more likely than not. Fans of Mercy who had gotten used to her arguably overpowered state are in for a difficult time with the new changes.

[Source: Overwatch Forums]


Our Take
It seems like Blizzard is struggling to rebalance the cast to adjust for new additions and competition. Mercy is seemingly worse off than she was before her original buff that caused the problems in the first place. 

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Hajimete no Gal Manga Has 600,000 Copies in Print

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:00
The wraparound jacket band on the fifth compiled book volume of Meguru Ueno's Hajimete no Gal (First-Time Gal) manga revealed on December 26 that the manga...
Categories: Anime-Manga

Adult Toys, Glue, & Corned Beef Vie to Sponsor New Tiger & Bunny Anime Series

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:45
Could Tenga be emblazoned across one of the series' heroes?
Categories: Anime-Manga

Shingo Honda's Saiko Kuro Manga Ends in February

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:00
Horror manga centering on app that gives girls advice with consequences launched on September 6
Categories: Anime-Manga

Pokemon Go Switches Region Exclusivity For Zangoose And Seviper

Game informer - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:23

When the Pokemon Go holiday update came around, Hoenn Pokemon Zangoose and Seviper were added as region exclusives with the mongoose in North America and Africa and the viper in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Now, the two Pokemon have switched regions suddenly.

Perhaps it is a nod to the rivalry the two Pokemon share as they hunt each other, as told through their Pokedex entries.

The Pokedex entry for Pokemon Ruby reads: "Memories of battling its arch-rival SEVIPER are etched into every cell of ZANGOOSE’s body. This POKéMON adroitly dodges attacks with incredible agility."

Similarly, Seviper's Pokemon Ruby entry reads: "SEVIPER shares a generations-long feud with ZANGOOSE. The scars on its body are evidence of vicious battles. This POKéMON attacks using its sword-edged tail."

Fans in North America and Europe can now take part in the generations-long blood feud between the two Pokemon by catching the one they previously weren't able to. North America can get all the Sevipers they need, while Europe can get their fill of Zangoose. It is unknown if the Pokemon will disappear from these regions in the future, so it would be a good idea to get them as soon as possible.


Our Take
Hopefully this means Niantic is lessening emphasis on exclusives and rotates them around constantly.

Categories: Gaming Rss feeds

Everyone's Getting Married Manga Resumes in February

Anime News Network - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:00
Manga launched in 2014, Viz Media releases manga in N. America
Categories: Anime-Manga