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The King of Fighters is getting its own CG Animated Series

SNK has announced that King of Fighters will be getting their very own 20 episode CG animated series titled, The King of Fighters: Destiny.

As of now, the only place the series will be released is China, but the voice actor list suggest a Japanese release is planned as well. No news has been announced for any North American release,

You can watch the official trailer below.

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Wasabi Animeland Convention 9

Comments from Dark_Laharl: Anime Conventions have a tendency to bring out all manner of Anime fans, think of any type and you will probably see them at a con. Wasabi Animeland, Wasabi for short, is no different than any other Anime con I’ve been to. They have an Artist alley, Special guests, Panels run by some of the guests and any one who wants to run a panel, and some rooms will show Anime shows if you want to discover something new to watch.

I have been going to Wasabi for about 4 years now but this is the first year I have personally covered the con for press purposes. Sadly, this con has a bad reputation that it does not deserve, every time I have gone I have had a blast. You might get a few people who will disagree but you will probably seem them there again the following year.

Wasabi continues to offer the same things that they have always offered, what might be failing today might be the community, if they aren’t out there promoting it to others and spreading the word then how can we expect a big turnout for the con? Of course, it isn’t entirely community the organizers also need to put the word out and get the hype going.

Regardless of the imperfections that exist, there are some people that are still dedicated to Wasabi. There were plenty of people just hanging out and watching Anime, plenty of people who use conventions as an excuse to party with like minded people (not a bad thing). The people you talk to will probably tell you at first that they aren’t having fun, this is likely during the day time; many don’t start having fun till after dark.

Comments from Stellar.ice: I have been attending Wasabi for six years.  When I first started attending cons, Wasabi was always my second favorite. Of course, there were only a few cons in the Denver area at the time.  It wasn’t until 2015 that I saw a drastic decline in activities. From bouncy castles to hallway con, Wasabi has certainly seen a decline in activities.

However, I never really enjoyed Wasabi for the array of panels or guests.  What I have always enjoyed was the intimate atmosphere created by every attendee.  Before 2015, Wasabi always exhibited some of the best cosplay I have seen at a con.  Not only that, the con-goers were extremely friendly and inviting, welcoming you into panels and just hanging out in the hallway. My real question is what has happened to the communal atmosphere of the con? How does the community come back to Wasabi?

I think Wasabi has definitely stepped up compared the famed “hallway con”, in terms of space,  all it was missing this year was the people.  Even the rave for Saturday night was a blast playing a variety of dance music to keep your body moving.

What do you think makes a successful con? What do you look for when you decided to attend an anime convention? Let us know in the comments!

 

Some exciting new screenshots from Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

It’s almost spring time- the season of love!  What better way to prepare yourself for your hot new romance with sexy 2D men than to check out the first batch of screen shots from Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds.  Idea Factory is giving us a look at some of the main characters and a glimpse of what the game play will look like.

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds follows Chizuru Yukimura who is searching for her missing father.  She’s traveled all the way from Edo to Kyoto, but has a run in with a gang of samurai!  Will she be saved? Will she find her father or love first?

Some awesome features to the game:

  • 12 Handsome Bachelors – Fall in love as these 12 bachelors battle for your heart in this historical fantasy!
  • Over 80 Hours of Romance – With over 30 different endings, immerse yourself in the world of Hakuoki through its compelling tale of romance, friendship, and betrayal!
  • Beauty at Your Fingertips – Fluid animation and vibrant art breathes life into this climatic era in Japan’s history! Then, view all of the art in a gorgeous photo gallery.

Are you drooling yet?  Are you a fan of otome visual novel games? Are you looking forward to this title? Have you played a Hakuoki game before? Let me know in the comments!

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime will launch February 9 on the Nintendo eShop

Developer Inti Creates has announced that Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime will launch worldwide via the Nintendo eShop on 3DS on February 9 for $2.99.

You can check out an overview of the anime below.


Story

It is the near future, and among humankind exists “Adepts,” people who possess extraordinary abilities known as “Septimal Powers.” The existence of these Adepts has caused widespread chaos around the world, but in the nation of Japan, order and peace is maintained by a large conglomerate known as the Sumeragi Group.

…However, this would prove to be a temporary peace, granted to the citizens of Japan by the sacrifice of countless Adepts at the hands of Sumeragi. On the surface, the Sumeragi Group appears be a rather normal, clean company. Below the surface, Sumeragi captures Adepts, holds them against their will, and performs inhumane scientific experiments on them.

One group known as QUILL (Quorum for Unrestricted Information, Law, and Liberty) made this discovery and pledged to revolt against the Sumeragi Group. A member of QUILL, a young man named Gunvolt, sets out one evening to infiltrate a Sumeragi facility in the name of freedom for his fellow Adepts.

Cast

  • Gunvolt: Kaito Ishikawa / Josh Keller
  • Joule/Lumen: Megu Sakuragawa / Diana Garnet
  • Asimov: Masashi Yukita / Maxwell Powers
  • Moiqa: Moemi Otaka / Hannah Grace
  • Zeno: Haruki Ishiya / Stephen Wiley
  • Copen: Kosuke Masuo / Peter Von Gomm
  • Nova: Ayumu Murase / Chris Nelson
  • Merak: Yuuta Kasuya / Vinay Murthy
  • Romeo: Hideki Makino / Cyrus Sethna
  • Other: Wataru Takagi, Ousuke Yoshitatsu, Kaoru Akiyama

Staff

  • Series Creator: Yoshihisa Tsuda (Inti Creates)
  • Scenario Writer: Toshiaki Tai (Inti Creates)
  • Character Designer: Munehiro Araki (Inti Creates), Yoshitaka Hatakeyama
  • Director / Continuity / Producer:Yoshinori Odaka
  • Scenario: Shigeru Murakoshi
  • Character Design / Animation Supervisor: Masakazu Sunagawa
  • Prop & Mech Design / Key Animator: Ryuta Nakahara
  • Action Director: Masao Kawase
  • Main Animator: Yousuke Kikuchi, Nagisa Nakajima
  • Animation Inspector: Mikie Matuyama
  • Color Design: Kanna Terawake
  • Film Director: Polun Tsai
  • Backgroud Art Director: Keinichi Kurata
  • Sound Production: Ippo Yamada (Inti Creates)
  • Production: LandQ Studio’s, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation

Konosuba Returns!

If you didn’t know it already, Konosuba has returned for a second season as Konosuba 2 ,much to my excitement! It picks up right from where season 1 left off, Kazuma and the gang saved their town but now he is suspected of working for the Devil King due to his actions in the first season. Long story short and spoiler free, Kazuma and his group must now pay off a lot of debt and basically start over in terms of gathering riches.

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So far there are 3 episodes in and can be watched on Crunchyroll or if you have VRV and the lunch combo subscription, you can watch it there too. I’m enjoying it so far and look forward to their adventures, how about you? are you watching? let us know!