New ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Art Book to Be Released at Comiket 88

The official blog for Four Leaf Studio’s Katawa Shoujo has just revealed that the artist weee, who was one of the main artists for the visual novel, will be releasing a new Katawa Shoujo art book called Dangerous. The book will feature her full colour illustrations and guest artwork by Doomfest, Emi-tan, Ricegnat and VCR. It will receive a very limited print run at Comiket 88. It may also be...

Brave Wave Productions to Release Remastered ‘Street Fighter II’ Arcade Soundtrack

Brave Wave Productions recently revealed their plans to release a remastered version of the official arcade soundtrack of Street Fighter II. They are working with Capcom to release the soundtrack as a part of their Generation Series later this year. The release will feature newly remastered versions of both the CPS-1 and CPS-2 versions of the original arcade game. The music has been taken directly...

Anime Expo 2015 Recap

This last weekend was the 2015 Anime Expo, the largest North American anime & manga convention. Four days of anime fans gathering and filling one of the largest convention centers in California. Numerous announcements filled the panel rooms as industry filed into this convention as force. Video rooms and workshops were major mainstays as well, with video rooms showing anime 24 hours of the day...

Cyber Gadget’s Retrofreak Video Game Console Is Now Available for Pre-order

About three and a half months ago, Japanese video game paraphernalia designer Cyber Gadget revealed their Retrofreak retro video game console system. Previously translated details can be found here and here. Just this week, Cyber Gadget revealed that the system is planned for release this October, and the variations of the console, which will be detailed below, are now available for pre-order. The...

Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Will Be Available at Comiket 88

The Japanese translation team for Katawa Shoujo will be returning to Comiket this year, and hard copies of the game will be available for purchase at their table. If you can get to Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday, August 16, consider checking out Comiket 88 and heading over to east hall 2, space T-30a. Four Leaf Studios announced on their official blog a couple of weeks ago that version 1.3.1 of Katawa ...

More Cast Details and Premiere Date Revealed for Upcoming ‘Death Note’ TV Drama

Last Monday, the official website for NTV’s upcoming live-action Death Note TV drama series revealed who will be playing Light Yagami, L and Near. Today, eight more cast members were revealed. The new cast members include: Hinako Sono as Misa Amane Reiko Fujiwara as Sayu Yagami Megumi Seki as Shouko Himura Gouki Maeda as Touta Matsuda Tomohisa Yuge as Shuuichi Aizawa Kazuaki Hankai as Watari...

Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama’s Main Cast Revealed

Just over a month ago, the official website for NTV’s live-action Death Note TV drama series launched. Ryuk the Shinigami began making posts on the official Twitter account at the same time. Now, the cast details for Light Yagami, L and Near have been revealed. Masataka Kubota will play the main role of Light Yagami, Kento Yamazaki will play L and Mio Yuuki will star as Near. After finding o...

Black Butlers Sebastian Becomes a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Although we aren’t at the stage of having our own personal robot servants just yet, Sharp electronics in Japan have begun pre-orders for the next best thing, a vacuum cleaner that talks like an anime butler. A new model for the Cocorobo Vacuum is going to be released which will feature both artwork and actual voice over lines from Sebastian Michaelis, demon butler and Ciels bodyguard from th...

Official Site Launches for Upcoming Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama

“Ryuk the Shinigami here. Damn, I’ve dropped my death note again… Look forward to watching the new confrontation between Light and L from July on NTV. I’m looking forward to Sunday nights… Heheheh!”. This is my translation of official an Twitter post. Following on from the announcement in today’s issue of the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, NTV has launched ...

Complete Your ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Cosplay with Official Wigs!

Based on the character designs from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal), Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus character wigs are now available in Japan. These premium high quality wigs are the result of a collaboration between Airily and ACOS. More than 20 years after the Sailor Moon manga first debuted, these are the first...

Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ 1.3 Will Be Sold at Comitia 112

On April 1, the developer’s blog of Four Leaf Studio’s visual novel Katawa Shoujo announced that the full Japanese translation of the game was completed and released in version 1.3. Four Leaf Studios has a tendency to post detailed joke ‘announcements’ on April Fool’s Day each year, and those fake ‘announcements’ were even translated and posted on the offi...

Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama Coming in July

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which is to be released in stores in Japan on Monday, is announcing that a live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s popular supernatural thriller manga series Death Note will begin airing in July. The announcement is to be made in the new chapter of Nobuaki Enoki’s manga series Gakkyuu Houtei, which Takeshi Obata is pro...

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