Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Battle Pack 3: Monster League Available August 1st

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Hajime Yamamura’s Ten ni Hibiki Manga Will End in August

Manga began publication in 2009
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“Digimon All-Star Rumble” Game Announced for PS3 and Xbox 360

Bandai Namco Games is bringing Digimon action to the west with the newly announced Digimon All-Star Rumble. Billed as a "thrilling party-arena multiplayer game," Rumble is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the Americas on November 11, with Europe slated for fall. 


Prope, the team behind Digimon Adventure on PSP, is handling development for the game, which lets up to four players select from a roster of 12 base Digimon characters for a total of 32 Digimon forms. Featured monsters come straight out of the various anime series, from Digimon Adventure to Digimon Fusion. Some of the base Digimon include Agumon, Biyomon, Dorulumon, Gabumon, Gatomon, Shoutmon, Tentomon, and Veemon.


Here's the announcement trailer:


The story of Digimon All-Star Rumble finds the Digital World in a time of restored peace. However, since Digimon still need to battle to Digi-volve, they put on the first ever "Digimon Evolution Tournament" to determine the strongest of them all. 


More from the press release: 

By powering up in battle, players can Digi-volve into a much more powerful form, creating a unique combat atmosphere where players must balance attacking while simultaneously attempting to Digi-volve and gain the upper hand. Utilizing special techniques during matches such as activating a Digimon’s “Evolution” power-up along with launching an aggressive attack or defensive strategy will provide colorful and exciting party-arena gameplay so that Digimon fans of all ages can face-off against rivals and become a true Digimon hero!    



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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Live-Action “Seirei No Moribito” TV Drama to Cover Entire Book Series

Seirei No Moribito, a fantasy novel by Nahoko Uehashi, will become a live-action TV drama on Japanese network NHK in 2016. The drama is planned to run for 3 years to cover the entire 10 volume run of the novel series and, as previously reported, Japanese actress Haruka Ayase was chosen to play the main character Balsa.


Image via SpoNichi


Ayase is known to have great physical abilities and it was the key to her being selected for the role of Balsa, especially for her signature battle scenes using a spear. The actress is already planning an intense physical training regimen to play the role according to Ms. Uehashi in her message on the series' fan site.


Source: SpoNichi Moribito No Shiketu


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Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime by Akame ga Kill! Writer Announced

Persona 4's Seiji Kishi to direct original anime at Studio Gokumi
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“Le Fruit De La Grisaia” Anime Cast Previewed

Character designs have accompanied the confirmation that the visual novel cast will be back for the anime adaptation of Grisaia no Kajitsu ~Le Fruit de La Grisaia, the story of the first male student inducted into Mihama Academy, a closed off school meant to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world.


Tensho (Kinmoza!) will direct the 8-Bit production with Akio Watanabe (Monogatari) on character design and Hideyuki Kurata (World God Only Know) writing.


Maon Kurosaki performs the opening, while Yoshino Nanjou is on the ending.


Cast (with anime and visual novel designs) includes

Yumiko Sakaki - Ryouko Tanaka

Amane Suou - Hiroko Taguchi

Michiru Matsushima - Kaori Mizuhashi

Makina Irisu -  Tomoe Tamiyasu

Sachi Komine - Ai Shimizu

Yuuji Kazami - Takahiro Sakurai

The game also features currently unconfirmed...

Chizuru Tachibana - Natsumi Yanase

Yuria Harudera - Erika Narumi



The Vita port's opening: 


via MOCA


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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Japanese Gamers Pick Their Favorite Video Game Companies

A recent poll in Japan questioned 500 men and women about their video game buying habits. Of the 500 participants, 138 responded that they play video games...
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House of 1000 Manga – Danza and Tesoro

Shaenon takes a tour of two works by legendary mangaka Natsume Ono.
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VIDEO: “Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle” Gets a New Trailer and Limited Bundle

Bandai Namco Games is bringing Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle to Nintendo 3DS in North America this October, and a special limited edition will be available exclusively at Target. The bundle packs the game with a red metallic Bravewolf mini-figure.


There's also a new trailer for Brave Battle, which you can see below.



Synopsis from the press release: 

Harness the incredible power of Tenkai Energy to shapeshift into one of the legendary Tenkai Knights! Ripped through time and space, our four heroes Guren, Ceylan, Chooki and Toxsa reemerged on the world of Quarton as Bravenwolf, Tributon, Lydendor and Valorn and must master their newly found robotic powers to stop the evil Vilius and his army of shapeshifting robots from destroying two worlds.


Saving the world is a tremendous task only for the brave of heart, and players will be able to enlist the help of a friend for co-op gameplay to complete missions and champion the world of Quarton together. Hack and slash through enemies with punishing melee combos or pick them off from a distance with long-ranged attacks in 2D robotic action.


Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle hits Nintendo 3DS in the Americas on October 7.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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Digimon All-Star Rumble Game for PS3, Xbox 360 Announced

Game to ship in N. America on November 11, Europe & Australia this fall
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