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“The [email protected] SideM” Anime Project Announced with PV and Key Visual

The [email protected] SideM anime project has been announced with a promotional video, key visual, and the launching of its official website. The project will be an adaptation of The [email protected] SideM video game. The game is similar to other [email protected] games, but all of the characters are male and their three main characteristics are Physical, Intelligent, and Mental instead of the usual Cute, Cool, and Passion traits.

The promotional video shows off some of the music and idol boys that are expected to appear in this adaptation.

More information on the project will be released on March 15.

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“Splatoon 2” to Feature LAN Play and Private Battle Spectating

Nintendo has revealed two new features that will be available in the upcoming Splatoon sequel: Private Battle Spectator View and LAN Play.

Private Battle Spectator View can allow two extra non-players to spectate Private Battles and act as camera operators to see the match from different angles. The LAN Play feature allows 8 players to connect their systems using a wired LAN setup to create local Private Battle tournaments without the use of an internet connection.

Sounds like these two features would be really useful if anyone wanted to setup some competitive on-stage tournaments. Splatoon 2 comes to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

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New Key Visual and Additional Cast for “Sakura Quest” Anime

The official website for the Sakura Quest TV anime has revealed a new key visual and some additional cast members for the upcoming project!

The cast members include Atsushi Ono as Ushimatsu Kadota, Maki Izawa as Chitose Oriba, Katsuyuki Konishi as Takamizawa, Hiro Shimono as Yamada, Daiki Hamano as Mino, Vinay Murthy as Mr. Sandal, Nanako Mori as Angelica, and Tomoyo Kurosawa as Erika Suzuki.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis for Sakura Quest below:

“In the wake of a nationwide movement during the Bubble economy period, a small town in the countryside has revived its “mini-nation” tourism program; hiring five girls as travel ambassadors. The series will follow a year’s time of the five girls as they work in the tourism agency of a small failing town in an effort to reinvigorate it.”

The series will begin airing this April.

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New PV for “Madoka☆Magica” Smartphone Game

A new 1:30 promotional video has been released for the upcoming Madoka☆Magica RPG smartphone game, Magia Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden!

The video previews a new group of magical girls along with in-game animations, battling gameplay, transformation scenes, dialogue, and the game’s theme song, “Kakawari”, by TrySail. The song was previously played in a short 15 second commercial back in late September. The mobile RPG follows the main character, Iroha Tamaki, on her mission to find her younger sister, Ui. Along the way, she runs into Madoka on a similar search for her friend Homura.

The official Twitter account recently announced they are holding a campaign during their pre-registration period where the player can receive a free Homura Akemi (glasses version) that can be used in the game.

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1/7th Scale Rem Figurine Previewed Before Valentine’s Day Preorder

Good Smile Company has completed their 1/7th scale Rem figurine (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) just in time for a Valentine’s Day preorder! In preparation for her upcoming reservation period, the company has taken a few photos to show Rem off in different angles.

“From the anime series ‘Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-‘ comes a 1/7th scale figure of one of the maids that serves at the Roswaal mansion, Rem!

The figure is based on the 2nd volume of the Blu-ray/DVD jacket cover and features Rem wearing her characteristic maid outfit holding a tea set on a tray to show her hard at work in the mansion. A set of alternate parts to display her in her demon form are also included together with her morning star weapon, allowing you to choose how you prefer to display her in your collection!”

Her interchangable parts include: an alternate expression, alternate hair parts, an alternate left arm, an alternate right arm, and a morning star. Preorders open on February 14.

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ClariS to Perform “Eromanga-sensei” Opening Theme

Sony Music announced on their website that ClariS will be performing the opening theme for the Eromanga-sensei anime adaptation! The new song, “Hitorigoto”, will be available as a CD single release on April 26.

For those unfamiliar with the series, MyAnimeList describes the plot below:

“The “new sibling romantic comedy” revolves around Masamune Izumi, a light novel author in high school. Masamune’s little sister is Sagiri, a shut-in girl who hasn’t left her room for an entire year. She even forces her brother to make and bring her meals when she stomps the floor. Masamune wants his sister to leave her room, because the two of them are each other’s only family.

Masamune’s novel illustrator, pen name “Eromanga,” draws extremely perverted drawings, and is very reliable. Masamune had never met his illustrator, and figured he was just a disgusting, perverted otaku. However, the truth is revealed… that his “Eromanga-sensei” is his own younger sister! To add to the chaos that erupts between the siblings, a beautiful, female, best-selling shoujo manga creator becomes their rival!”

The anime will begin airing this April.

Source: Sony Music

New Merchandise for “Saekano”, “The [email protected] CG”, “Kuma Miko”, and “Brave Witches”

New merchandise has been added to Good Smile Company’s online shop!

An Utaha Kasumigaoka Nendoroid (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend), a 1/8th scale Fumika Sagisawa figurine (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls), a palm-sized vinyl Natsu figurine (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear), and a Hikari Karibuchi Parform (Brave Witches) are available to preorder now!

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Key Visual, Character Designs, and CM for “Alice to Zouroku” TV Anime

The official website for the Alice to Zouroku television anime has released a new key visual, some character designs, and a short commercial! The anime will be produced by J.C. Staff and will star the voices of Hitomi Owada as Sana and Akio Otsuka as Zouroku. A new Twitter account for the series was launched less than 24 hours ago.

The series began as a manga in October 2012 with Imai Tetsuya responsible for both the story and the art. Alice to Zouroku was licensed for North American release by Seven Seas Entertainment. The first volume is expected in July 2017 with the English title of Alice & Zouroku.

Seven Seas Entertainment describes the synopsis as:

“A group of young girls possess a mysterious power known as “Alice’s Dream,” which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana—a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!”

The series will begin airing in April 2017.

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New 15-Second CM for “Hirune Hime” Anime Film

Warner Bros Japan has uploaded a 15-second commercial for the Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari movie! The video previews some of the animation and music this film will have.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can’t seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can’t ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he’s always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear.”

The film will open in theaters on March 18.

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“Sweetness and Lightning” BD/DVD Cover Art Revealed

The cover art for Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 of the Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) Blu-ray/DVD series has been revealed! Vol. 5 goes on sale on February 8 and includes episodes 9 and 10, and Vol. 6 goes on sale on March 8 and includes episodes 11 and 12.

For those unfamiliar with the series, MyAnimeList describes the plot below:

“Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and his busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. Frustrated at his own incapability to provide a fresh, nutritious meal for his daughter, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to come have dinner at her family’s restaurant. But on their very first visit, the father and daughter discover that the restaurant is often closed due to Kotori’s mother being away for work and that Kotori often eats alone. After much pleading from his pupil, Kouhei decides to continue to go to the restaurant with Tsumugi to cook and share delicious homemade food with Kotori.

Amaama to Inazuma follows the heartwarming story of a caring father trying his hardest to make his adorable little daughter happy, while exploring the meanings and values behind cooking, family, and the warm meals at home that are often taken for granted.”

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