The World Ends With You – The Animation coming this April

Based on the Square Enix videogame from the Nintendo DS is The World Ends With You – The Animation. It will be streaming on Animelab from April 2021.

Tetsuya Nomura, the original game & character designer is working on the anime as Creative Producer. Japanese voice actors from the game will also be returning to reprise their roles for the anime.

Neku Sakuraba, a 15-year-old boy with a hobby for music and graffiti, wakes up in what seems to be the Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, Japan. With no idea why he’s there, he opens his hand to realize he is holding a strange black pin. After flipping it with his hand, the thoughts of the people surrounding him begins to flow into his head at once. Surprised, Neku discovers he is able to read the minds of others and assumes it has something to do with the black pin he is holding.

A cell phone starts to ring in his pocket, and he can’t tell whether it is his or not. A text message appears: “Reach 104. You have 60 minutes. Fail, and face erasure. -The Reapers.” After discovering he can’t delete the message, a timer of 60 minutes imprints onto his right hand. Neku is in Shibuya to play the “Reapers’ Game,” which spans a total of seven days. All Players of the Reapers’ Game have a black pin with a skull embedded on it.

Touhou Project Antinomy of Common Flowers fighting game coming to PS4 & Switch

Touhou Hyōibana: Antinomy Of Common Flowers was originally released for PC in 2017 and has just announced Switch and PS4 ports coming April 2021. This game is a sequel to Urban Legend in Limbo’s on the PS4.

Antinomy of Common Flowers is a fighting game in which the player will attempt to deplete their opponent’s health bar using various moves, such as basic punches and kicks, as well as more complex special moves, which require special inputs in order to be performed. Spell cards, special moves that are considerably more powerful than the regular special moves, can also be used by charging a meter through damaging the opponent, which once full, allows the spell card to be activated. Each character in the game has a total of three spell cards to choose from. Antinomy of Common Flowers has no ground, allowing for complex aerial movement.

Super Nintendo World @ Universal Studio’s Japan

The new Super Nintendo World attraction at Universal Studio’s is open for the public, watch this guided tour from Shigeru Miyamoto himself.

While it will be sometime until anyone can travel overseas to visit Japan, it’s still nice to have things to look forward to. The design of Super Nintendo World looks truly amazing, as if you have just stepped right into a Mario game!

New Code Geass Project (anime and mobile game)

Sunrise has announced Code Geass: Z of the Recapture (Dakkan no Zetto) the new anime series which will take place after Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (released in 2019).

This will be directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Amnesia, Galaxy Angel, Sacred Seven), the script by Noboru Kimura (Princess Principal: Crown Handler, Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?). The character designer is Takahiro Kimura which will once again be based on the original character designs by CLAMP. Astrays will be designing the Knightmare mecha this time. No release date has been set for the anime yet.

New Code Geass Project announcements (in Japanese).

Genesic ReCODE will include characters from every Code Geass title released to date with newly drawn illustrations. That includes not only the entire Lelouch saga, but also other side stories, such as Akito the Exiled, Renya of Darkness, and Oz the Reflection. Sunrise also aims for the mobile game to become the new portal for the whole franchise. The mobile game will have two battle formats in RPG and Simulation (Strategy).

The game’s cast includes 3 original new characters:

  • Shun Horie as Al, a boy with no memories
  • Yūki Takada as Gigi, a mysterious girl
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Archive, the librarian of the memory library

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE will be available for smartphones in Spring 2021 in Japan.

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE reveal trailer.

Monster Hunter Movie Trailer

Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie. Based on the popular video game franchise that saw it’s original release way back on the Playstation 2 (2004).

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who’s previous work also involved another Capcom franchise being Resident Evil. The movie will star Milla Jovovich who plays as a member of a United Nations military team and Tony Jaa as the hunter, one of many skilled “Monster Hunters”.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.

Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners Anime Announcement

cyberpunk edge runners

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.