Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Announcement

At Tokyo Game Show 2020, executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, announced Resident Evil: Infinite Darknessis which will be a CGI episodic series coming to Netflix in 2021.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be based around the stories of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, and “adds suspense into dynamic action scenes” to “reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before.”

Produced by TMS Entertainment, and animated by 3D animation studio Quebico, which also worked on the 2017 CG movie Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Check out the teaser trailer.

Sword Art Online Progressive Announcement

Now that Sword Art Online Alicization – War of Underworld anime has ended, the series has now gone back to it’s roots and announced Sword Art Online Progressive.

This will be TV anime adaptation of the six volume novel series. Sword Art Online: Progressive is a retelling of the events of the Aincrad arc, started nearly a decade after author Reki Kawahara wrote the original web novel.

The time line roughly takes place around episodes 1 through to 3 in the original Sword Art Online anime, it will mostly put the focus on Kirito and Asuna’s and their adventures together in the early parts of the game.

Here’s a short teaser for the upcoming anime series.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Anime

Announced back in May 2020, the popular fantasy adventure manga/anime series Inuyasha will be getting a sequel titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.

Check out the trailer below.

The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time!

In Feudal Japan, Half-Demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family.

Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.

Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.

Here are the cast of characters (designed by Rumiko Takahashi):

Towa Higurashi – Sesshomaru’s twin daughter and Sota’s adopted daughter:

Setsuna – Sesshomaru’s other twin daughter and works for Kohaku as a Demon Slayer:

Moroha – Inuyasha and Kagome’s daughter:

Hisui – Sango and Miroku’s son:

Kohaku – Sango’s younger brother, uncle to Hisui:

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is scheduled to air in Japan on 3 October 2020.

The World Ends With You Anime Announcement

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Square Enix’s The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game has announced an anime adaptation. The upcoming anime will use the same art style as it’s video game.

Published by Square Enix and originally released on the Nintendo DS back in 2007, the game has also seen a mobile version (iOS/Android) and for the Nintendo Switch.

Funimation will be releasing the anime outside of Japan and is scheduled for 2021.

Click here for the official Japanese website.

Neku awakens in the middle of Shibuya’s bustling Scramble Crossing with no memory of how he got there. Little does he know he’s been transported to an alternate plane of existence known as the Underground (UG). Now an unwilling participant in the mysterious “Reapers’ Game,” Neku must partner up with a girl named Shiki in order to survive. Together, they complete missions and defeat monsters known as “Noise” as they gradually uncover the true nature of this twisted Game.

“There’s only one way to stay alive in Shibuya: trust your partner.”

Moon Prism Power Make Up!

Sailor Moon and Japanese cosmetic manufacturer Shiseido has teamed up to produce a limited edition collection of Sailor Moon makeup set, this to coincide with the Japanese release of the Sailor Moon Eternal movie.

The collaboration will be released in a limited edition packaging. Shiseido’s makeup line Maquillage and Sailormoon, the detailing is set in a beautiful glitter, pink and purple style.

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Maquillage’s Dramatic Powdery UV compact foundation powder. The limited edition mirror case details a number of stars embossed and the name “Sailor Moon”.

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Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX foundation base which comes in two shades: Natural and Tone Up. The packaging features a similar colours and style to the compact powder.

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The Dramatic Powdery UV will be priced at ¥3500 (not including tax) and Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX be priced at ¥2600 (not including tax). There is also a “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon x Maquillage Premium Bandai Special Set (in that set you compact foundation and the tone up foundation)” with a special limited edition black compact pouch, this will be priced at ¥7150 (including tax) but can only be pre-ordered from Bandai Japan.

The Japanese retail date is for 21st, September 2020, no word on an international release. Here’s the official announcement (site is in Japanese).

Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners Anime Announcement

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CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 edges closer to its release date of 19 November 2020, they’ve announced an anime series Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

Set in the game’s world of Night City, it will focus on different characters and a different story line to that of it’s video game counter part.

CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

Japanese animation company, Studio Trigger will be working on the series, with director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) and the score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill).

Cyberpunk Edgerunners will screen on Netflix in 2022.

Check out the announcement video for more details.

Dragonball Z and One Piece x G-Shock Collaboration

The new Dragonball Z and One Piece with G-Shock collaborations were officially announced for Japan, Asia and Europe. The Dragonball Z x G-Shock GA-110JDB and One Piece x G-Shock GA-110JOP are scheduled for a July release in Japan and Asia and August for Europe. In Japan, each watch are priced at 26,400¥ (tax included).

The Dragonball Z x G-Shock GA-110JDB-1A4 features a bold orange and gold colour scheme with Dragonball illustrations and graphics on the strap. Other custom detailing include a four-star ball motif, representing one of the seven dragon balls, on the inset dial and a “Z” motif at the 3 o’clock position. The Dragonball Z logo is engraved on the stainless steel case back. The watch will come in an exclusive package. Click here for the official site.

Here’s the promotional video for the Dragonball Z G-Shock GA-110JDB-1A4.

The One Piece GA-110JOP-1A4 is black, white and red printed manga illustrations of One Piece main character Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy’s straw hat appears on the inset dial, and the word “WANTED” appears at the 3 o’clock position. At the 2 and 4 o’clock positions (with the minute and hour hands) you can see a golden “X” being formed representing the X-shaped scar on Luffy’s chest and also expressing the One Piece love of adventure and treasure hunting. Click here for the official site.

Here’s the promotional video for the One Piece G-Shock GA-110JOP-1A4.

Tamagotchi x with everything!

Lets start with the Tamagotchi, do people remember that? Came out in Japan back in 1996 (world wide release in 1997), the egg shaped digital pet.

Tamagotchi is collaborating with Neon Genesis Evangelion. Bandai is releasing “Evacchi (エヴァっち)” the Evangelion themed Tamagotchi which you can feed it, raise it and eventually turn it into your own Angel.

Evacchi will be available in three image colours each representing the main characters of the anime series (Shinji, Asuka and Rei).

You start by raising the Angel from a fetus, and then develops into a cocoon, then eventually transforms into one of twenty different kinds of Angels. It’s important to look after your Evacchi frequently and keep it happy, otherwise it may shut its mind and create an AT Field barrier.

Bandai also revealed that as you look after your Angel, characters from the anime such as Rei Ayanami could make an appearance. There will also be several more content included as you’re raising your Tamagotchi, such as training your virtual pet and mini games.

Evangelion x Tamagotchi will be priced at ¥2,300 (not including tax) and released on 13th June 2020 in Japan (no word on an international release).

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The Japanese advert for Evangelion x Tamagotchi.

Tamagotchi will also be making another collaboration, with one of the most popular Japanese anime/manga series today, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, where you can raise your own demon slayer.

The Demon Slayer Tamagotchi will be available in three different colours inspired by main characters of the series: Tanjiro, Nezuko and Kisatsutai (the Demon Slayer Corps). The Kisatsutai version will sold exclusively through Amazon Japan.

The Tamagotchi mechanics is based on the story of Demon Slayer, and as you raise your member of Kisatsutai, they can be trained to be one of 9 Hashira (pillar), the including one of the main 3 characters, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke.

You can feed your tamagotchi character with rice balls or tea when they are hungry, and play three types of mini games to train them. If you neglect your tamagotchi, it might get injured or dismissed. In addition some of the greatest enemies from story might appear in a process such as Muzan Kibutsuji.

The Demon Slayer Tamagotchi will be priced at ¥2,300 (not including tax) and is set for an October 2020 in Japan (no word on an international release).

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Sega Micro Game Gear

Sega has announced the Micro Game Gear to celebrate their 60th anniversary. This is a miniaturized version of the “Game Gear” portable game console that was released back in October 6, 1990, 30 years ago. 

Here are some details:

  • It operates with 2 AAA batteries (it can also be powered via USB).
  • 80 mm in width, 43 mm in height, and 20 mm in depth, which is less than 40% of the original game gear. It will weight less than 40 grams (will be around 60 grams with 2 AAA batteries).
  • Sega estimate around 3 hours playtime, and the power cable and AC adapter for Mega Drive Mini will be useable too.
  • They plan to have 4 saves slot for each title.
  • Software is handle by the same staff as M2’s Mega Drive Mini and the hardware design is by the staff who were involved in the original game gear .

The Micro Gear Gear will come in 4 colours and each colour with have different games, SEGA will release a pack with all 4 colours. If you get all 4 colours you can claim the bonus “Sega Big Window” which attaches to your Micro Game Gear and magnifies the screen.

Game Gear Micro Black

  • Sonic the hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Outrun
  • Royal Stone -Opening Door-

Game Gear Micro Red

  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

Game Gear Micro Blue

  • Sonic & Tales
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Bakubaku Animal

Game Gear Micro Yellow

  • Shining Force Gaiden Expedition: To the Land of Evil Gods
  • Shining Force Gaiden II ~Awakening of the Evil God~
  • Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru’s Lou

It’s scheduled to launch in Japan on October 6, for ¥4980 (not including tax) for each colour or alternatively the 4 pack with all 16 games for ¥29,980 (not including tax). No word yet on the english/international release or what games that will include.

Here’s the Japanese promotional/announcement trailer.