For the first time in 18 years, the Pokémon anime featured baseball—er, “Pokébase.” That, and some truly bonkers animation.
Earlier this month, comedian Galigali Galixon was arrested in Osaka for drunk driving. This summer, the live action version of Gintama, a film the comedian has a small role in, is slated to hit Japanese theaters. Make that had a small role.
You hungry? Like really, really hungry? Well, have I got a meal for you.
Behold one of the most incredible do-it-yourself Voltron models I’ve ever seen. I’m willing to bet the same is true for you.
Bandai Namco announced BXD, a company that specializes in online games and smartphone compatible browser games. Three titles are slated for 2018 in Japan: a new Dragon Ball Z, a new Family Stadium, and a new Idolmaster. No word about international releases.
Wonder which shooters folks in Japan like best? Here’s a poll that might shed light on that question.
Behold Dragon Quest Rivals. The newly announced “digital card game” is headed to iOS and Android. A closed beta test will be held between June 9 and June 19. No word yet on an international release.
Shimo-Kitazawa at Night. Tokyo, Japan. By Michael Hernandez.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arise, the expanded version of Dragon’s Dogma, is getting new ports. A higher res version is coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well as releasing once again on PC.
If it wasn’t enough that working in the anime industry is hard, the pay can also be shockingly low.
Sawaki Takeyasu, the director and artist behind El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, is working on a new title called The Lost Child.
Twitter user Mohikan noticed that his son made a cardboard Nintendo Switch. “Probably because he wants us to buy it,” Mohikan added. After doing that, Mohikan didn’t just give his son the new Nintendo hardware in its retail packaging. What he did was better.
A new VR area is opening at Club Sega in Akihabara on May 31. Called Sega VR Area (clever!), it will be located on the sixth floor of that legendary arcade.
Who needs a desk when you can work from an easy chair? That seems to be the logic behind this manga-artist created workstation.
Fifth grader Hibiki Sakai sent Nintendo a letter, thanking the company for its Rhythm Heaven games. Hibiki is blind, and these music titles are the only games he’s really able to play. Nintendo replied to his letter in a most thoughtful way.
This past weekend, BitSummit got underway in Kyoto. Each year, the event gets bigger and bigger, and this year’s appeared to be the biggest yet!