Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has revealed a new promotional poster featuring its city subway's three mascot girls: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, and Misa Ono. The girls are now promoting a collaboration campaign with the Nijo Castle, one of the World Heritage sites in Japan. The collaboration poster will be displayed at the subway stations and around the castle from November 11. You can get a B1-size poster of this visual by showing the sub-way's one day free ticket (600 yen) at the ticket counter of the castle between November 10, 2014, and January 12, 2015 (it will end when all of the posters gone).
Level|Up Series returns tonight with another installment of The Runback’s fourth 2014 season, broadcasting from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Much like previous events, some of SoCal’s best will be coming together to compete in returning titles Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, so be sure to tune in early and catch as much of the action as possible.
If you live in the area, why not head over to Super Arcade and check it out in person? These are weekly tournaments, so even if you missed out tonight you can still check it out next time. We’ve included the venue’s address below for those of you who may be interested.
Choei Taxi is a taxi company based in Sapporo-city, Hokkaido, which had been famous for its "Ita Taxi" (decorated taxis with anime/game character stickers). Since 2012, it had collaborated with popular anime/game franchise and singers such as Evangelion, Madoka Magica, Biohazard 6, Francesca, Eir Aoi, and ClariS.
Tokyo Shoko Research reported yesterday that the company has received a ruling of the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings from the Sapporo District Court. Its total indebtedness is 253,960,000 yen (about US$2.3 million). When they started the Ita Taxi business, it was successful enough to earn 715,000,000 yen for the business year ending March 2012. However, it has been very low lately because of intense competition with rival companies. For the business year ending March 2014, it had a deficit of 41,590,000 yen.
The official website for 22-year-old actor Gaku Sano, who is best known as Kouta Kazuraba/Kamen Rider Gaim in the 15th Heisei Kamen Rider TV series of 2013-2014, today announced that he will star in the upcoming stage play adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's fantasy action manga Donten ni Warau as Soramaru Kumou, the second eldest brother of the Kumou family. The TV anime adaptation produced by Dogakobo is currently aired in Japan.
Saku Momose, Sano's co-star in Kamen Rider Gaim as Peko, will play the youngest brother Chutaro, along with Yuuki Tamaki as the oldest Tenka. Tamaki is most famous for his portrayal as Sasuke in the Naruto stage play as part of the Japan Anime Live tour in the European countries including Italy, France, Germany, and Belgium in 2010. The stage play directed by Chobi Natsuki is scheduled to be performed at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from February 21 to March 1, 2015.
Last weekend, Capcom revealed that they will eventually roll out a brand new line of Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes, turning the entire cast of their flagship fighter wild in animal outfits. While live stream screenshots are well and good, the latest installment of Tomoaki Ayano’s Saikyo Blog includes much cleaner versions of the previously unveiled sketches.
As you see below, the developers have taken some interesting liberties with the appearances of some of their most iconic characters, most notably giving Ryu a fierce-looking wolf outfit and Dudley a super appropriate English bulldog transformation. Though Cammy’s is a little weak in that they felt giving her some cosplay accessories was enough to give off a fox-like vibe, we’re excited to see what happens with the rest of the characters.
Ayano also uses his post to go over a few more Omega Mode changes, so stay tuned for the translated information to make its way to Capcom-Unity in the near future.
Just when you thought Attack on Titan had to have exhausted collaboration options, Japanese Counter Strike Online servers are preparing to roll out anAoT promotion on November 5th. In anticipation of the November 22nd opening of the first compilation movie, Nexon's free-to-play first person shooter will feature normal and Armored titan bosses to battle, and snap-blades and 3D maneuver Gear for players to outfit themselves with.
Though only the third installment, this year’s Red Fight District featured a great deal of talent across many of the games in its lineup. Most notable was Ultra Street Fighter IV, which saw competitors from localized countries like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom place high despite appearances from foreign visitors.
The best representation of these clashes came in the tournament’s very last match, a grand finals set that featured Evo 2014 champion MD|Luffy and AVM|GamerBee placing all hope on their respective mains. Was it the dominant Rose from France that took home the gold, or did Adon steal a victory for Taiwan?
Luckily, ARMSHOUSE has provided footage of this match for everyone who missed out, so feel free to check out the late-tournament replay below. You’ll find more in the official playlist.
"A few things have been sorely lacking in Naruto Shippūden for the past few weeks: action, fluid animation, giving the side characters something interesting to do, and real progression in the Obito battle.This episode delivers on all of the above."