Official 1:1 Scale Zero Mask from Code Geass Released by Bandai
23.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME
Bandai have a series over on their official shopping site Premium Bandai called Full Scale Works where they develop life-size masks of popular anime characters.
The latest entry to their series is a 1:1 scale mask of the founder of The Order of the Black Knights himself Zero from Code Geass. Measuring in at around 350mm, the 3D mask costs ¥32,400. Pre-orders opened on June 15, 22018.
Its design is simple, sleek and beautiful with a shiny polished finish.
In Code Geass, the mask is worn by series protagonist Lelouch to conceal his identity. Bandai have brought to life every small detail in the mask, from the glossy black colouring to the golden Geass symbol. To make this mask even more authentic, it was made in co-operation with Code Geass character designer Takahiro Kimura. The mask is an absolute must-have for bedrooms of merchandise collectors.
*Please note that this mask should be used for display purposes only. The mask is hollow but may lead to injuries if worn.
Get your hands on the official Zero mask and feel like Lelouch.
Anime Crossover Mobile Game Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void Releases Worldwide
06.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void is a turn-based RPG developed in collaboration by 91Act and SEGA. On November 5, 2019, the game service was made available in 24 countries worldwide across Europe, America, India, Oceania, and elsewhere.
Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void is based on the 2D fighting game Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition, which was released on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation®Vita in 2015. The game features a roster of characters from Dengeki Bunko’s multitude of light novel series.
The game was published in mainland China last August by Tencent and in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao last December by Net Publishing. It was also published in South Korea and 11 other southeast Asian countries by G-Mei, an umbrella company of 37Games, in April of this year. Together with the 24 new countries added on Tuesday, the game is now available in 40 countries and regions worldwide.
If you are a fan of titles such as Sword Art Online, A Certain Magical Index, and Shakugan no Shana, and have yet to experience the world of Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void, you are in for an immersive treat.
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Dengeki Bunko: Crossing Void
Genre: Turn-based RPG
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Price: Free (Additional items available for purchase)
Developed by: 91Act / SEGA
Available: North America, Canada, Brazil, Iceland, Ireland, UK, Italy, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Portugal, Belgium, Russia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, South Africa
Official Website: https://crossingvoid.91act.com/
Gamers! Rally Your Teammates For A New Quest: TOKYO GAME SHOW
The TOKYO GAME SHOW is in a league of its own. It is a mecca for gamers who cannot get enough of Japanese games and entertainment. This is where Japan’s major game publishers from all kinds of platforms unite to put on an enormous exhibition.
This includes the opportunity to explore games that are yet to be released as well as hear new announcements about the direction developers are steering the future of gaming. There’s no lagging behind. This is a major event for the gaming industry, raking in leagues of heroes every year.
On August 28, a total of 2,417 game booths were announced, which is the largest number the event has ever seen in its history. This event is home to games on a range of platforms including for console, smartphone and PC. The enormous variety of genres includes the most cutting-edge and latest trends including Esports, VR and much more.
For those of you who love cosplay, this event is your chance to finally meet your fantasy. The outside area of Hall 9 will have a Cosplaying Area Stage where two events will take place: a cosplay fashion show and a gathering.
On Saturday 14th, Hall 1 event stage will hold the Cosplay Collection Night@2019 event where participants and event staff will take over the stage in game character cosplay. Spectating is free, so feel free to watch as each cosplayer dominates the entire stage, showing off their excellent craftsmanship and skills as they walk the runway and strike a pose definitely worth saving in your highlights!
On Sunday 15th at 2:30 pm, cosplayers will take to the stage in units of two or more to put on a dance or combat show that you just cannot critically miss out on.
September 14 (Sat) From 12:00 ー Cosplay Runway From 15:30 ー Cosplay Runway
September 15 (Sun) From 13:30 ー Cosplay Runway From 14:30 ー Cosplay Dance and Combat Shows From 15:30 ー Cosplay Runway
The Gathering is where cosplayers can interact with one another and have photos taken ー the perfect opportunity to send those friend requests. On September 14, a gathering dedicated to the Final Fantasy Tales Series will take place on the Cosplay Area Stage. On September 15, there will be gatherings for the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series.
September 14 13:00-13:30 Final Fantasy Series Gathering 14:00-15:00 Final Fantasy Tales Series Gathering
September 15 12:30-13:00 Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors Series Gathering
More information on the exhibitions, booths and events will be announced on the morning of September 12 so please check it out.
There is no better way to multi kill your time than to spend the entire day at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019 ー get your tickets and GLHF!
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019
Business Days*: September 12 & 13, 2019 (10:00~17:00)
*Business Days are open to industry and press only.
Public Entry*: September 14 & 15, 2019 (10:00~17:00)
*Doors may open at 9:30 am according to conditions on the day.
Venue: Makuhari Messe (Mihama Ward, Chiba)
Exhibition Halls 1-11/ Event Hall/ International Conference Hall
Entry Fee: Advanced tickets: ￥1,500 (after tax)
On The Door: ￥2,000 (after tax)
Those under Elementary School age can enter for free (public entry days only)
Official Website: https://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2019/en/
UNIONE Perform Live Orchestral Version Of Code Geass Ending Theme ‘Revive’
Five-member vocal group UNIONE have posted a live orchestral version of Revive, the ending theme song to the anime film Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection. The film was released in Japan on February 9 this year and will be released in the US on May 5.
The group performed the song as special guests at the “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Orchestra Concert” which took place at Tokyo Opera City on March 22, 2019.
UNIONE received a huge reaction and round of applause from the crowd when they stepped out to perform.
Yuta, a member of the group, said: “We are truly happy to both be associated with the historical series Code Geass as well as get to perform alongside this 62-person orchestra. I would love to perform together with such a wonderful orchestra someday at one of our own concerts.”
UNIONE Official Website: http://unioneweb.com/
Detective Conan Skateboard Game Announced for Nintendo Switch™ Release
04.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Detective Conan Skateboard Run: Kaito Kid and the Mysterious Treasure is the first ever Detective Conan game for the Nintendo Switch™ set to arrive on the Nintendo eShop sometime in April 2019.
A 3D skating action game, the title will coincide with the release of the newest Detective Conan film The Fist of Blue Sapphire hitting Japanese cinemas on April 12, 2019.
Play as Conan and jump on an engine-equipped skateboard to high jump, do tricks and shoot soccer.
The game is set in an enormous theme park built by Sonoko Suzuki’s grandfather Jirokichi Suzuki. There are three areas and 30 stages to enjoy.
During the gameplay Kaito Kid will make a sudden appearance and try to knock Conan off his skateboard with giant balls, cards and other gimmicks.
Conan’s comrades will make an appearance to give him support through 10 different skills.
Minami Takayama and Kappei Yamaguchi will lend their voices for Conan and Kaito Kid respectively.
Jump on your board and stop Kaito Kid from his antics!
Detective Conan Skateboard Run: Kaito Kid and the Mysterious Treasure
Release Date: April 2019 (Subject to change without notice)
Price: ¥3,500 (Tax Included) <Download Edition>
Official Website: https://conanrun.tms-game.com
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Official Website: https://www.conan-movie.jp/
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Ending Theme Performed by UNIONE
Five-member vocal group UNIONE have posted a music video for their new song Revive which was written for the upcoming anime film Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection which will be released on February 9, 2019.
The song title ties in with the name of the latest film adaptation of the anime franchise. The lyrics were written by group member YUTA and talk about the member’s setbacks and fighting them to stand up again.
The music video takes a different approach on “resurrection” to that of the film and sees the members awaken from an unforeseen accident as zombies.
The full song and music video are set to be released on music platforms and YouTube respectively on February 8, 2019.
Talking about the group’s new release, member YUTA made the following statement: “Before we formed as a group all of us were friends with our own music careers, but each of us along the way experienced setbacks on our musical paths. Despite that none of us could separate ourselves from music and so we came together and formed UNIONE to start walking the music of music once more. We are sometimes let down by the words ‘efforts pay off,’ but even so we are sure to meet that self of ours that we want to meet if we believe in our efforts and moved forward. That’s what this song is about. When making the music video we said that we would think outside the box of stereotypical vocal groups and do something interesting. We conversed with ZUMI, the music video director, and said we wanted to turn the typical ballad or grandiose story on its head. I never thought we would become zombies in the end, but I will be happy if people watch and think of it as a movie.”
UNIONE 7th Single – “Revive”
Release Date: February 13, 2019
First Press Limited Edition A: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
First Press Limited Edition B: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
First Press Limited Edition C: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
Limited Pressing Edition: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Digital Download: https://unione.lnk.to/revive_DL
UNIONE Official Website: http://unioneweb.com/
FLOW Unveils Code Geass & Tales Budokan Merchandise Illustration
Japanese rock band FLOW is set to return to the Nippon Budokan on January 30 after 10 years. In the lead up to this momentous occasion, the band is slowly revealing the merchandise that will be sold at the venue.
The latest merchandise to be announced will feature a special Code Geass and Tales of Zestria the X collaborative illustration designed by ufotable. These are two series that FLOW has been involved with in the past. The illustration features 9 characters including LeLouch and C.C. of Code Geass and Sorey and Mikleo from Tales of Zestria the X.
FLOW x Code Geass x Tales of Zestria the X Collaborative Shikishi Paper: ¥1,500
The Shikishi paper will be available in limited quantities inside the venue only. Don’t miss this chance to get your hands on a super rare item that won’t ever be sold again.
The Budokan concert will see FLOW perform a historical set list of their classic songs. They will be joined by special guests and their friends GRANRODEO with whom they have released two singles with.
15th Anniversary Final- FLOW LIVE BEST 2019 in Nippon Budokan ~Kami Matsuri~
Date: January 30, 2019
Venue: Nippon Budokan
Special Guests: GRANRODEO
FLOW Official Website: http://www.flow-official.jp
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Campaign Taking Place At Animate
08.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Animate branches across Japan have announced half-price tickets to see Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection in cinemas. They will be available from February 9, the same day as the film adaptation is released.
For every ¥1,500 you spend at Animate on select items related to the film you will receive one of the tickets below. The designs are selected randomly and include Zero, Kallen and C.C..
Finally, to celebrate the campaign and film’s release, Zero masks will be handed out at the Ikebukuro and Osaka Nipponbashi branches of Animate on January 20.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Campaign
Running: February 9, 2019 – February 22, 2019
Location: All ANimate branches in Japan
Details: For every ¥1,500 spent on select merchandise receive a half-price ticket to see Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection.
Free Zero Masks
Date: January 20, 2019 from 10:00am
Locations: Animate Ikebukuro and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi
Details: Free Zero masks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis in store. Limited quantity available.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection
Release Date: February 9, 2019
Screening: 120 cinemas in Japan including Shinjuku Wald 9
Official Website: http://www.geass.jp/R-geass/
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Eevee Pokémon Tamagotchi to be Released by Bandai
23.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME
Bandai have announced they will release two Tamagotchi centred on Eevee from the Pokémon franchise on January 26, 2019. They will be available at major toy shops, department stores and electronic stores in Japan.
Sized at an adorable 4cm in diameter, owners can look forward to raising their very own Eevee. This Pokémon is known by fans for its many elemental evolutions obtainable through various methods throughout the games. For example, when given a Thunder Stone it will evolve into Jolteon, or when levelled up near an Ice Rock it will evolve into Glaceon.
The same goes for your Tamagotchi Eevee. By feeding it, brushing it and through other activities after hatching from its egg you can transform Eevee into one of 8 possible evolutions. Eevee will also show different expressions and behaviours depending on how you treat it. Look after it lots and it will be happy, but ignore it and it will grow timid.
Catch your own Eevee-inspired Tamagotchi and raise it into your favourite evolution!
Eevee x Tamagotchi
Release Date: January 26, 2019
Available: At toy shops, department stores, electronic stores and online in Japan
Price: ¥2,484 (Tax Included)
Tamagotchi Official Website: http://tamatv.com/
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New Tamagotchi Will Add New Marriage and Child-Rearing Functions
12.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME
The newest entry to the Tamagotchi handheld pet series will be released in Japan on November 23, 2018 at toy shops, electronic shops and elsewhere across Japan including online.
Tamagotchi are a defining aspect of the 1990s and 2000s in Japan. They were first released in Japan in 1996 and the rest of the world in 1997 where they also became a huge hit. To date, more than 82 million devices have been sold worldwide.
Now, it has been announced that the new “Tamagotchi Meets” will be released for people to play whenever and wherever they want.
The Tamagotchi Meets adds much more to the fun of the original Tamagotchi whereby users must raise their own digital pets. The functions which allow for communication with users has been expanded greatly. If you have your pet marry they can have a child with the same gene as their parents which you can raise.
The Tamagotchi will go through three stages: infancy, a rebellious age and puberty before eventually growing into an adult where they reach the friend stage. If two Tamagotchi marry they will have a baby together. During the baby’s infancy they will take on their parent’s colour. In the rebellious age they will take on other physical elements of their parents including their heads, tails, wings and so on. When they reach the friend stage their face and bodies will grow to look exactly like their parents.
The Tamagotchi may inherit lots of traits from their fathers from infancy to puberty, but when they reach adulthood they may look like their mothers. Characteristics will also be passed down the family line and the Tamagotchi children may take on elements of their ancestors or look like their grandparents. Also, even though they may be born from their parents, some Tamagotchi’s appearances will differ depending on how you raise them. There are many combinations and influences that will affect what kind of Tamagotchi you will get, so you can look forward to raising and communicating with all different kinds.
Tamagotchi Meets also introduces Bluetooth® to the series for the very first time so you link it with the Tamagotchi communication app releasing in November.
Tamagotchi Meets App
Launching: November 2018
Compatible OS: iOS10.0 and above / Android 6.0
Release Date: November 23, 2018
Types: 2 (3 colours each)
“Fairy Tale Meets” Version – Pink, Blue, Yellow
“Magical Meets” Version – Purple, Pink, Green
Available: At toy shops, electronic stores, online and elsewhere in Japan
Capcom Officially Announces Mega Man Live-Action Movie
Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom have officially announced the first-ever Hollywood live-action adaptation of the internationally acclaimed game franchise Mega Man.
Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, first arrived on the gaming scene in 1987 for the NES. Since then the game has spawned countless sequels and spin-offs with the entire series selling over 32 million copies (as of June 2018).
Even 30 years on, the franchise continues to be lauded and enjoy popularity with everyone from the younger generation and hardcore gamers for the character’s iconic looks the tight gameplay.
As well as games, the series has given rise to merchandise, comics, an anime series and movie and more. The latest game in the main series Mega Man 11 was just released worldwide on October 2 and in Japan on October 4.
The live-action adaptation will be produced by Chernin Entertainment (Planet of the Apes series) along with Japanese-American actor Masi Oka (Heroes), directed and written by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (Paranormal Activity 3 and 4) and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Mega Man (Tentative Title)
Release Date: TBA
Mega Man 11
Platforms: PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Worldwide – October 2, 2018
Asia – October 3, 2018
Japan – October 4, 2018
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We have covered in the past how popular squishies are in Harajuku, but squishies are about to be taken to the next level.
The new Mocchiri Pet Mocchi Maruzu was released on September 27 which is an electronic toy that combines the same material that squishies are made of.
Mocchi Maruzu is a cute new hamster character. He’s a digital pet made from that same satisfying squishy material and has a liquid-crystal display on his belly which features an app where he will talk to you as well as mini games.
This unique toy changes the whole way liquid-crystal display games work. Instead of regular old electronic toy buttons you instead push Maruzu’s round and squishy cheeks. This will make your pet hamster appear on the screen who you will interact with in various ways.
Maruzu can eat food, enjoys being squished, and can be raised from a baby into an adult hamster with 16 different traits. If you play with him he’ll soften up to you, but if you don’t he’ll become frightened so be careful.
Coins can be collected in the mini games which can be spent on decorating Maruzu’s bedroom. It’s equipped with 12 different apps and games to be enjoyed.
Satisfy your squishy needs by raising your very own digital Mocchi Maruzu!
Mocchiri Pet Mocchi Maruzu
Release Date: September 27, 2018
Price: ¥5,980 Each (Pre-Tax)
Available: At toy shops, electronic shops and elsewhere in Japan
Product Page: www.segatoys.co.jp/mocchi
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Lost Stories Theme Song to be Performed by FLOW
It has been announced that FLOW’s new song PENDULUM will be used as the theme song for the upcoming social game Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Lost Stories releasing this winter from DMM Games.
FLOW have been busy celebrating their 15th anniversary with tours both in Japan and overseas laced with anime tracks as well as the release of a theme song for a Japanese drama. Now they are ready to drop yet another surprise on everyone with this new song.
This is the third time the five-piece rock band have collaborated with the Code Geass series, continuing on from the hugely popular theme songs COLORS and WORLD END they provided for the hit anime series. The song promises to be as big and grand as these previous releases and is sure to light the fire of anticipation amongst fans.
You can catch a short snippet below of the PENDULUM intro in the FLOW x Code Geass trailer that was released.
FLOW will return to the Nippon Budokan after ten years for a solo concert on January 30, 2019 where they will perform a catalogue of their anime tracks as well as new songs. Pre-sale tickets are now available. Details below.