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Two New PVs Released for “The [email protected] SideM” TV Anime

Two new promotional videos have been released for The [email protected] SideM anime adaptation! Looks like the unit announcements are finally over and it’s time to really start showing off the anime.

The first video is your basic idol unit announcement, but this time it’s for Jupiter! You may recognize this group from the original [email protected] television anime. Touma Amagase, Hokuto Ijuuin, and Shouta Mitarai make up this unit.

The second video is for the actual TV anime and shows off a few clips of animation while quickly going over all the idols and their units! A-1 Pictures is the animation production studio for this project and is the same studio to provide animation for The [email protected] and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls series.

The story of 315 Production will begin on October 2017.

Check out the videos after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Pokemon”, “Kantai Collection”, and “Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to their shop!

An Ash & Pikachu Nendoroid (Pokemon), a Pokemon Nendoroid More Face Parts Case, a Kiyoshimo Nendoroid (Kantai Collection), a Tokitsukaze figma (Kantai Collection), a 1/8th scale Shigure Kai-II figurine (Kantai Collection), and a 1/7th scale Tohsaka Rin figurine (Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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New Key Visual for “Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You”

A new key visual has been released for Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!), the 20th film in the Pokemon series.

The film’s synopsis is listed below:

“The film tells the story of how Satoshi (Ash) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Satoshi (Ash), but Satoshi (Ash) only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out from Masara Town (Pallet Town), both of them saw a Houou (Ho-Oh) flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it.”

I Choose You! will open in Japanese theaters on July 15.

You can find the visual in a bigger size after the break!

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5th PV and Key Visual for “The [email protected] SideM” Anime Project

The official website for [email protected] SideM anime adaptation has been updated with a new promotional video and key visual! This fifth update is for the idol unit W, made up of the two soccer playing twins Yusuke Aoi and Kyosuke Aoi.

The series’ previous announcements included the DRAMATIC STARS, Beit, -S.E.M-, and HighxJoker units. Be on the lookout for more group announcements as the project gets closer to its air date.

Check out the video and visual after the break!

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Preorders Open for Mercy Nendoroid

Good Smile Company has begun accepting preorders for its new Mercy Nendoroid (Overwatch)! Mercy is now the third Nendoroid in the company’s Overwatch line.

“Heroes never die.”
“From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch®, comes the third Nendoroid figure from the series – Mercy! She comes complete with three face plates including her standard gentle expression, a smiling expression as well as a tougher expression more suited to combat scenes.

The Nendoroid is fully articulated, including movable wings which allow for all sorts of poses ranging from dynamic action poses to more relaxed poses. The wings make use of translucent parts to faithfully capture Mercy’s in-game appearance, and the wings can also be removed to display her in poses similar to her emotes and victory poses from the game.

Her staff comes with interchangeable parts allowing you to switch between the closed and opened tip, and effect parts are also included to display her healing other characters! Be sure to display her with the previously announced heroes in the Overwatch® Nendoroid series!”

This Nendoroid is approximately 100mm tall (about 3.9 inches) and is priced at 4,900 yen (roughly $43.20) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop (until August 24) or through the Blizzard store for $49.99. Expect more Good Smile Company x Overwatch products in the near future!

You can find more pictures after the break!

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Cover Art for “Persona 5” Character Anthology Book Revealed

Persona 5‘s upcoming character anthology book has revealed its cover art along with some of the included guest illustrations!

“The writers of the extremely beloved game Persona 5 have gathered again for the Persona 5 Character Anthology! It features in-depth descriptions and new illustrations of all members of the Phantom Thieves, an illustration gallery of the games’ minor characters, 4 frame manga,comics, and much more. This unconventional anthology also includes tons of extra info on the charismatic P5 characters.”

This 160-page anthology will be officially released on July 31, 2017. The book is priced at 1,490 yen (roughly $13.08) before tax and is available through Play-Asia for international purchases at $16.99 before tax and shipping.

You can find the full cover art and additional illustrations after the break!

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Newtype Character Ranking for August 2017

Newtype Magazine’s monthly top ten character ranking has been released for August 2017!

The male characters who made it into their top 5 are Kirito (Sword Art Online), Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan), Souta Mizushino (Re:Creators), Levi (Attack on Titan), and Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works). The female characters who made it into their top 5 are Selesia Upitiria (Re:Creators), Saber (Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works), Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Serval (Kemono Friends), and Asuna (Sword Art Online).

You can find the full translated lists of ten after the break!

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“Splatoon 2” Direct Reveals Game Updates, Features, and New Band “Off The Hook”

Nintendo aired their Splatoon 2 Direct earlier today and went in-depth on all sorts of fun features and updates this game will have. Some highlights include:

  • the ability to speed through Sheldon’s weapon descriptions
  • updates to main weapons, sub weapons, special weapons, and gear abilities
  • changes to the ranked battle system (players will receive a ranking for each game mode instead of a single overall rank)
  • SplatNet 2, a service available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app that provides schedules, game stats, communication, and more
  • new shop owners and venues to explore
  • the Squid Sister’s musical replacements: “Off The Hook”, a singing duo comprised of Marina (on the right) and Pearl (on the left)
  • and the Splatfest World Premiere on 7/15 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm PT. All Switch owners can download the Splatoon 2 demo and participate.

Splatoon 2 will be released to the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

You can check out the full Direct after the break!

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