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Despite their frankly criminal underrepresentation abroad, kotatsu are well known to anime fans. The bed/table/heater hybrids are mainstays of anime households, and generally have at least one sleepy character snuggled partway under it. However, a survey by WeatherNews.jp found that slightly less than half of responding Japanese households have a kotatsu in them - 448% with and 52% without, to be exact. (Then again, it could just be that the people who have them were too comfy to get up and answer a survey.) Broken down by prefecture, though, there are some places where the love for kotatsu is [...]
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In their continued quest to conquer all media, the girls of Aqours are gearing up to host a mystery escape game. Love Live! fans can join the girls for a day of mystery and puzzle solving at Awashima Marine Park. Titled Escape from the Solitary Island Aquarium, the event is a collaboration between Love Live! Sunshine!! and Japanese escape room company Real Escape Game. The company has created escape room and live game experiences based on original concepts, but recently have also debuted games themed to Detective Conan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Pokémon, and many others. Participants will be asked to [...]
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Coming up next winter, Shaft will be producing a Fate/Extra - Last Encore TV anime based on the PSP RPG. Along with confirmation that the Li Shuwen Assassin is back, theme song performers were announced. The OP theme will be performed by Takanori "T.M.Revolution" Nishikawa, while ED by Sayuri. What? Not by famous champion of the arts Red Saber? Based on Story By: Type-Moon/Marvelous Written by Kinoko Nasu Based on Character Designs By: Arco Wada Production Studio: Shaft General Director: Akiyuki ShinboSeries Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto (Madoka Magica movies, Hidamari Sketch)Character design: Masaaki Takiyama (Nyarko-san, Tokyo ESP)Music: Satoru Kousaki (Monogatari) 「Fate/EXTRA [...]
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When Disney announced new Star Wars-themed expansions to their theme parks, fans started speculating how the location played into the galaxy far, far away.The company just announced the name of the planet that will be featured at their Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge -- Batuu.Disney described the new location ... [...]
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The latest series from Marvel features Frank Castle's return to Netflix, putting him in the midst of a conspiracy involving a man he thinks is his best friend.Warning: Spoilers for The Punisher below.While Billy Russo might have served alongside Frank in the military, Marvel Comics fans know the character is destined to become Jigsaw in ... [...]
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Once you're done grabbing your Demon Archer and (if you're luckier than us) Sakura Saber, start saving up your tickets and Saint Quartz for Fate/Grand Order's new girl. Scáthach, mentor to Cú Chulainn and wielder of Gae Bolg, will be joining the game starting on Thanksgiving Day. Voiced by Mamiko Noto (Ai Enma of Hell Girl) and wielding the devastating Noble Phantasm "Gae Bolg Alternative," Scáthach is a limited-time Servant and -- for now, at least -- can only be summoned during special events. Hang in there, Masters! And if you manage to grab Scáthach... don't tell us, we'll [...]
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North American manga publisher Yen Press has announced plans to release an adaptation of STAR WARS: LOST STARS today at Anime NYC. STAR WARS: LOST STARS, Volume 1 is the first officially licensed Star Wars™ manga in nearly a decade! A translation of the LINE Manga which was created and published in Japan, STAR WARS: LOST STARS is a manga style adaptation of a 2015 young adult science fiction novel by Claudia Gray that is set in the Star Wars™ universe. The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you're an aspiring young pilot…Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know [...]
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The latest DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. is being praised by fans and thrashed by critics, and the co-publisher of the comic company is siding with the fans.Superstar artist and DC Entertainment executive Jim Lee praised Justice League on his Instagram page.Happy #justiceleagueday! Here's @joke2far_cml and I working out our action choreography. (Slight spoilers ... [...]
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Kodansha Comics has announced a number of new manga licenses and release plans at this weekend's Anime NYC. Along with new Attack on Titan box sets, this includes a new martial arts action featuring a character who looks like a certain world leader. Attack on Titan Season 1: Part 1 and Part 2 manga box sets coming April 2018four volumes eachincludes exclusive bonus items Golosseum by Yasushi BabaComing Spring 2018Scientists discover a new material that renders people immune to all existing weapons. But these “peacemakers” instead transform world war into a martial-arts free-for-all! Rasputin plots with Russian President Putinov to [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
With all of the commotion surrounding Justice League and the alterations made by Joss Whedon before the film's premiere in theaters, now Warner Bros. has to deal with leaked deleted scenes from Zack Snyder's production.The deleted scenes feature Cyborg heavily and were recently posted to Vimeo and range from significant omissions to being mundane. Check ... [...]
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Aniplex has summoned its latest Servant for an introduction: Li Shuwen, Fate/Extra's Assassin, appears in the new 15-second CM for the upcoming anime adaptation of the game. https://dailymotion.com/video/x69ufe6 Historically speaking, Li Shuwen was a master of the martial art of Bajiquan, and so skilled that it is said he never had to strike the same opponent twice. Shuwen is a relatively modern historical figure compared to many others in the Fate/ franchise, having trained bodyguards for the likes of Chairman Mao Zedong. Fate/Extra takes place in a similar but alternate universe to Fate/stay night, in which Holy Grail Wars are [...]
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With only a few days until this year's crossover event between The CW's superhero shows, we're starting to get a better look at the inter-dimensional shenanigans bringing everyone together.The latest promo for Crisis on Earth-X offers some teases on the events that unite Supergirl, Team Arrow, Team Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow, and how ... [...]
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The latest Marvel series has finally hit Netflix and now fans are finally learning more about Frank Castle and the surprising antagonists he faces.Steve Lightfoot, showrunner of The Punisher, recently spoke with EW about the series villains, revealing some insight into the minds of his foes, starting with the classic villain who will become Jigsaw.Warning: ... [...]
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If you're a fan of Rose of Versailles but always wanted to get a little more hands-on, we may have just the Kickstarter for you. Ambition: A Minuet in Power is an upcoming procedurally-generated otome game (yes, you read that correctly) in which you play a French commoner named Yvette with her eye on a better life. You've won the heart of a baron, but by the time you go to meet him in Paris after your engagement, he's mysterious disappeared. That's not going to stop you, though. Now it's your job to navigate your way through Parisian high society [...]
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The episode begins with a recap of Goku and Caulifla's battle from episode 115. It picks up with Goku going Ultra Instinct once more in the face of Super Saiyan Kefla, and the duo power up in front of one another.Goku is seen standing across from Kefla as he adapts to his UI form. He ... [...]
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