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!

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    Kai Mutsumi: Jun Kasama

    Kokuto Neji: Daisuke Kishio

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    Soshiro Yonaga: Gen Sato

     

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    ©️Sui Ishida/BROCCOLI

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    05.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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    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.

     

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    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. 

     

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  • Going on a cinema trip during Golden Week? Here’s 5 films perfect for kids and adults!

    01.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / MOVIE / Uncategorized

    Hey everyone! It’s Midori again from Moshi Moshi Nippon’s Editorial Department!

     

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    Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~

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    Aimyon to Perform Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ Main Theme

     

    Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~

    Release: Fri 19th April 2019

    Official website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/

    © Yoshito Usui / Futabasha / Shinei / Television Asahi ADK

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    Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire

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    Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire

    Release: 12th April 2019

    Official website: https://www.conan-movie.jp

    ©1997-2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Design by Committee

     

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    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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    Official website: https://meitantei-pikachu.jp/

     

    © 2019 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Detective Conan Scientific Investigation Café to Open at Osaka Hirakata Park

    02.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    As part of the ongoing Detective Conan Scientific Investigation event being held at Hirakata Park Event Hall in Osaka, it has been announced that a themed café will open from March 9 to May 26 serving a range of Conan themed food and drinks.

    Gunpowder Smoke Fries: ¥600 (Before Tax)

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    Scene of the Crime Pizza: ¥1,200 (Before Tax)

    This mayo and corn pizza is made in the image of a crime scene with a victim’s silhouette cut from seaweed.

    Ice Candy: ¥500 Each (Before Tax)

    The Conan version is milk flavoured and contains pieces of strawberry while the Amuro version is mango flavoured and contains pieces of yellow peach.

    Vial Drinks: ¥500 (Before Tax) Each (Conan/Amuro/Haibara)

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    APTX-4869 Popcorn: ¥600 (Before Tax)

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    This menu line-up is exclusive to the café. Each item ordered on the menu will get you one of 11 possible coasters featuring superdeformed illustrations of the Detective Conan character cast.

    Conan and Amuro are also set to make an appearance at the café on March 14―White Day in Japan―so fans of the series mustn’t miss out.

     

    Don’t forget to check out Detective Conan Cafe 2019 either which is running to promote the upcoming film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire coming on April 12, 2019.

  • Xbox One Puzzle Game KYUB Launches On Nintendo Switch

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    KYUB is a puzzle game developed by Ninja Egg that was released on July 16, 2016 for Xbox One and January 17, 2017 for Windows.

     

    Nintendo Switch owners can now look forward to playing over 80 levels and thousands of combinations as the game was released on the console on February 7, 2019.

    Players control Kyub to solve malicious puzzles and devious traps. They have the ability to switch between action and puzzle phases to use other cubes to help them along their way.

     

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  • Universal Studios Japan Detective Conan Escape Game, Lupin III XR Ride

    23.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / SPOT

    Universal Cool Japan has returned to Universal Studios Japan for the 5th time since starting in 2015. Running until August 25, the event this year has been “produced on the largest scale in the event’s history.” Six major names in Japanese entertainment have been turned into eight attractions including Detective ConanAttack on TitanGodzillaNeon Genesis EvangelionSailor Moon and for the first time ever Lupin III.

     

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON attended Universal Cool Japan 2019’s opening ceremony on January 17, 2019. Members of the team got to try out the new Lupin III XR ride before it opened to the general public on January 18. It is running until June 23. We also got to experience the Detective Conan themed escape game.

    Japanese singer and actor Win Morisaki, who made his Hollywood debut last year, attended this year’s opening ceremony. Clad in a red hakama, he got the crowd pumping, and it seemed like he had experienced the new attractions already. During an interview he said, “[The attraction’s] quality and outlook are really cool. I couldn’t stop my excitement in getting to dive into the worlds of series I have loved since forever for the very first time.”

     

    I also love Detective Conan so much so that I can’t lose to Morisaki. I watch it almost every week and I too played the escape game with Conan. To have been able to enter his world is amazing!

     

    One truth prevails in “Detective Conan The Escape: Konjou no Jomaku”

    The attraction takes place in a certain building where you face off against Conan’s greatest rival, Kid the Phantom Thief, to find the lose treasure. You are split into groups and use 2 touch panels while solving the riddles together with Conan. Will you be able to find the treasure before Kid…?!

    Familiar faces join you along the journey including Richard Moore, Rachel Moore, Serena Sebastian, and of course Conan. The game begins with an explanation on the hidden treasure. You advance through the story with the characters. It’s just like being in the anime! It’s as Win Morisaki said, you dive into the world of Conan.

    You are also in touch with Conan throughout the game. It was just like being in the Detective Boys―the detective team Conan made with his elementary school friends. Even with 5 adults the puzzles were fairly difficult. Brainstorming is valuable! It should be solved with a clear mind.

     

    This attraction requires a separate ticket. The number of people that can participate is also limited, so be sure to check the USJ homepage in advance so you can see what day you can directly confront Kid the Phantom Thief with Conan!

     

     

    Enjoy a car chase with Lupin at the “Lupin III Car Chase XR Ride”

    An XR pairs VR technology with a roller coaster. The visuals are synchronised with the movements of the roller coaster itself, and this one places you in a car chase in Lupin III‘s beloved car.

    Once you’ve got your VR goggles on and are strapped in it’s time to set off. The ride is pretty fast so I recommend putting your goggles slightly tight. I don’t like tight things so I loosened them after the staff in charge put them on me but they ended up slipping off partway through.

     

    I’m actually not good with roller coasters, but my fear was halved because I couldn’t see when we were going to drop at all. You don’t even realise you’re gradually going up when looking in the VR goggles. This is a roller coaster that even people who don’t like them can enjoy.

     

    In the visuals not only do you see Lupin but Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa and Inspector Zenigata too. You’ve got to experience that feeling of Lupin being chased by Inspector Zenigata.

    They also sell churros near the attraction with Fujiko Mine’s kiss mark on them. They smell like roses and can only be bought here!

     

    Visit Universal Studios Japan for yourself to enjoy an experience you can’t anywhere else.

  • 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!

  • Nintendo Release Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch

    21.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    To celebrate the release of Nintendo’s newest titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on November 16, 2018 a special countdown event took place at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo store in Ikebukuro Sunshine City which was broadcast live at Lazona Kawasaki Plaza on the same day.

     

    The live broadcast of the commemorative countdown began at 9:30am at Sunshine City’s Fountain Square where around 200 fans anticipating the games’ release gathered. People had plush toys in their hands of the original 151 Pokémon that appear in the game’s Kanto region. The countdown began at 151 seconds and ran up to 10:00am where the game officially went on sale.

     

    Several staff at Game Freak―the video game company who develop the Pokémon games―were present at the show including the Let’s Go director Junichi Masuda, producer Shigeru Ohmori and planning director Saito Masafumi. Masuda commented, “The game is being released worldwide so I’m thrilled people around the world will play it. It can be played on a big screen so I’ve pictured to myself how people will be enjoying themselves at home. I hope everyone gets to play and have fun with all kinds of people [that come over].”

     

    Ohmori said, “We went all out with the story too. I want people to catch all kinds of Pokémon and go out on an adventure with them.”

     

    Masafumi highlighted a key point of the games: “We wanted to fully scale the Pokémon in the games to their actual sizes too. Onix for example is 8 meters long. They have a real presence.”

     

    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are now available worldwide on Nintendo Switch.

  • Universal Cool Japan 2019: Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Detective Conan & More

    15.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Universal Cool Japan (UCJ) is set to return to Universal Studios Japan next year for what promises to be the biggest event to date featuring 6 internationally renowned series made into 8 attractions.

    Over at the park’s Detective Conan World guests can look forward to 3 all-new attractions. They can get involved with a Conan-themed escape game packed with puzzles, a detective style “Mystery Challenge” that will have people walking around the park to solve cases, and a restaurant that combines food and mysteries. The guest satisfactory for Detective Conan World has ranked at 99% since last year so the area has been renovated to make it even better for this year’s UCJ.

    The new Lupin the Third attractions include an XR Ride (a fast roller coaster ride where guests were special goggles) that follows an original story written by the series author Monkey Punch himself that will see Lupin speeding along a cliff edge. There will also be an entertainment restaurant.

     

     

    This year marks the 5th run of UCJ which began in 2015, bringing together the ‘cool’ aspects of Japan enjoyed by the rest of the world. This year sees Lupin the Third introduced for the first time. The other big names include Detective ConanAttack on TitanGodzillaNeon Genesis Evangelion and Sailor Moon.

     

    Universal Cool Japan 2019 begins on January 18, 2018.

  • 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.

  • Capcom Officially Announces Mega Man Live-Action Movie

    07.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    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.

  • Cute & Squishy Digital Pet Mocchi Maruzu Now On Sale

    28.September.2018 | FASHION

    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!

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