Tokyo Ghoul Creator Sui Ishida’s New Game JACK JEANNE: Cast Unveiled!
12.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Tokyo Ghoul’s creator Sui Ishida designed the characters, created the storyline, illustrations and scenarios for a brand new game to be published by the sensational Japanese media company Broccoli. The game, which has previously been announced to be called JACK JEANNE, revealed its cast at Tokyo Dome Show 2019. Check out the cast information and watch the latest trailer on the game’s official website.
The latest trailer video reveals the main character, Tachibana, as she enters the Univale Opera School for males. The story follows her as she rises to the various challenges of four classes whilst concealing her identity as a female. Tachibana’s goal is to obtain the “Quartz” rank in each class, which will give her recognition for being the top performer in each class. Each of the cast members was personally selected by Ishida. You can catch the cast names and hear their voices by watching the latest trailer.
Sarafumi Takashina: Takayuki Kondo
Kai Mutsumi: Jun Kasama
Kokuto Neji: Daisuke Kishio
Mitsuki Shirota: Gakuto Kajiwara
Suzu Orimaki: Yuma Uchida
Soshiro Yonaga: Gen Sato
The game is planned to be released on Nintendo Switch in the year 2020. Get ready for the best drama school youth story of the century!
Official Website: https://jackjeanne.com
Tokyo Ghoul’s creator Sui Ishida creates new project called “JACK JEANNE”! Character visuals have been announced!
17.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Manga artist Sui Ishida has started his new project “JACK JEANNE”. Ishida is famous for his series “Tokyo Ghoul” which sold more than 44 million copies worldwide (digital manga download and paper copies). Now, Sui Ishida is creating a wide range of contents for the world!
To kick off the project, Ishida has finally introduced his character visuals! Drawing fine lines, his unique character designs are created with his own personal touch. This new series portrays a world different to Tokyo Ghoul in a beautiful and graceful way.
To commemorate the start of the project, Ishida released a personal message directly;
“Hello, this is Sui Ishida. I worked on this for the past three years while writing Tokyo Ghoul. I’m still working on it. Enjoy!”
To aid the launch of the series, there will be an ad campaign at all 11 Shibuya outdoor super board ad spaces. Please keep an eye out for more updates on Ishida’s progress!
・MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 “big board”
Dates: Friday 15th March ー Thursday 28th March 2019
Shibuya outdoor super board advertising
Display dates: Saturday 16th March ー Friday 29th March 2019
・Advertising at Den-en-toshi Line Shibuya’s subway’s Ad Circle A and B spaces in Dogenzaka and Hachiko exit.
Display dates: Monday 18th ー Sunday 24th March 2019
・ These dates are subject to change.
・ The ads are displayed in public areas so please be considerate and take care when looking at the adverts.
・ Please refrain from asking station staff and building staff about the contents of the advertisements.
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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Xbox One Puzzle Game KYUB Launches On Nintendo Switch
13.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME
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.
The game is available in 37 countries including in North America, Europe, Japan. Enter the strange and challenging world of Kyub!
Platform: Nintendo Switch™
Released: February 7, 2019
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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.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Official Website: https://pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com/en-gb/
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DAOKO Announces New Album Featuring Dragalia Lost Main Theme Song ‘Owaranai Sekai de’
DAOKO has announced her third album to be released on November 14, 2018. The record will feature the track Owaranai Sekai de which serves as the main theme song for the Nintendo mobile RPG game Dragalia Lost™ by Cygames launching on September 27.
Different bonus DAOKO and Dragalia Lost collaborative merchandise will be coupled with the album depending where you buy it from. There will be an Amazon version, Tower Records version, TSUTAYA version and a version for general record shops. Full details regarding the album including the title and contents will be announced at a later date.
DAOKO released her last album THANK YOU BLUE on December 20 last year. It features song productions by Kenshi Yonezu, Yasuyuki Okamura and others. Hype still hasn’t died down for the hit track Uchiage Hanabi.
The singer also performed alongside BECK at SUMMER SONIC 2018 earlier this month which became much talked about.
Japanese graphic designer Kenjiro Sano of MR_DESIGN is responsible for the art direction of DAOKO’s new artist photo. He has offered his hand for the singer in other releases too including Uchiage Hanabi, Step Up LOVE, THANK YOU BLUE and others. Mikiya Takimoto is responsible for taking the photo. He is a cinematographer who has worked on films such as Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015) and The Third Murder (2017).
Music producing software for Nintendo Switch “KORG Gadget” holds music software event!
Released in April this year as special edition software to download for Nintendo Switch, KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch captured the hearts of DTM users and musicians worldwide. To celebrate their first original software launch, they will be hosting a music event at the event space on the 1st floor of Pony Canyon. The event will be called “KORG Gadget Home Party” and will take place on Sunday 9th September.
Special attendees include Nobuyoshi Sano, who is not only the composer behind many popular games series such as Ridge Racer, Tekken, Drakengard, and Beatmania, but also played an active role in the development of this software. The KORG Gadget series development team and special guests will also be present at the event.
As this is KORG Gadget’s first event, they have arranged for a multitude of entertainment, such as “KORG Gadget Ogiri”, where guests can take part, and “Multiplay de e-sports wo tanoshimo”. This lineup of events are an opportunity to experience music making with this software. One event that has caught a lot of attention is the “User Gakkyoku Contest Gadget 1”.
This is an official KORG contest which invites users to submit original songs and demo song remixes. They will accept anything as long as it is not a copy of something that has already been produced. It must also be made using only KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch and must be under 30 seconds long. Information about applying can be found on Twitter with the hashtag #ガジェ1. We can only imagine the variety of songs and genres from all the users that will take part.
Other events include the “KORG Talk”, which will be held by KORG staff, and KORG Gadget for HOME PARTY, a live improvisation created using only this software. This event is full of fun! Those who do not have a Nintendo Switch can still attend the event, however, users who bring their Nintendo Switch to the venue can compete with the hosts and enjoy the games at the event, so if you have one, please bring it!
Tickets to this event are available for purchase from 8pm on Friday 10th August from TiGET. So, are you up for a fun-filled, interactive event where you can immerse yourself in a world of gaming music? If so, KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch is for you!
E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be Released on December 7
14.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME
Nintendo announced at their E3 panel that the newly-revealed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. They released a video showcasing the character list featuring familiar faces and as well as newcomers.
The newest entry to the Super Smash Bros. series is set to be the biggest yet. Fans can look forward to playing as host of new characters including Metroid villain Ridley and Inkling from Splatoon.
Announcements for a range of new stages and items are set to roll out. Check out the video and be sure to stay up to date.
‘Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido’ Game OP & ED Songs Released Digitally Worldwide
02.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME
Both the opening theme and ending theme to the upcoming Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS game Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido received a worldwide digital release on May 30.
The game is set for release on June 8, 2018. The songs are produced by Avex, and many users have given them high praise after hearing them in commercials and elsewhere.
The opening theme is titled Sushi No.1 (feat. Yuki Yonai) by Musashi. It’s an upbeat track featuring performances from voice actors as well as Yuki Yonai who has been active on stage in recent years. The falsetto part of the chorus where they say kuzureteiku is a part they particularly focused on during the recording to get right.
The ending theme, also written by Musashi, is titled Let’s! Kururin World (feat. Rie Takahashi). This one’s a lighthearted and fun song with a strong message―that sushi is delicious!
Both songs are already being played in shops as well as in commercials on TV. Pump yourself up ahead of the game’s release with them!
Ariana Grande Sings “No More Tears Left To Cry” Using Nintendo Labo Instruments
18.May.2018 | MUSIC
Ariana Grande released her new song No More Tears Left To Cry, the first in almost two years, on April 20 to chart-topping success, reaching number one on iTunes in 89 countries.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 24-year-old singer performed her new hit alongside Jimmy Fallon himself and the show’s hip-hop and jazz band The Roots using the Nintendo Labo kit.
Nintendo Labo is the latest extension for the Nintendo Switch that uses cardboard cut-outs that are assembled to create the Toy-Con which interacts with games on the console.
The collaborative video caused a buzz among fans who praised its originality and Ariana‘s ability to always entertain. There were even people who were surprised that the Nintendo Labo could function as instruments like this.
There’s also a video showing a glimpse of how Nintendo Labo can be turned into fully-functioning instruments, so be sure to check that out below too.
The upside-down world in the music video for No Tears Left To Cry which was released last month continues to entertain fans across the globe. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’d best check it out.
50 billion yen Super Nintendo World to be built at Universal Studios Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
15.December.2016 | SPOT
The internationally adored and celebrated characters and their worlds given to us by Nintendo are coming to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of the Nintendo and USJ tie-up announced last year. The cost to build the entire area is estimated to exceed 50 billion yen.
It was previously let known that Nintendo themed areas would be built at the Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Japan – and it has now been confirmed that the first of these will open in Universal Studios Japan.
Super Nintendo World will feature rides and attractions, interactive areas, shops and restaurants based on popular Nintendo games and their characters. Characters from “Super Mario”, a series cherished all around the globe, will of course make an appearance, amongst a string of other popular Nintendo characters.
It’s the world’s first Nintendo area that will truly bring the world of Nintendo to life, and you will have an awesome time using all 5 of your senses to enjoy everything it has to offer.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/
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