Fujoshi around the world are rejoicing at the news that KyoAni’s beloved manly swimming anime Free! is now confirmed as returning for a second season (not that this was in any real doubt), though the announcement seems likely to provoke mixed feelings amongst the studio’s traditional fan base.
Dates for the new series are not yet released, but the last season ended with the unsubtle warning “see you next summer.”
Epic Games has sold the rights to Microsoft for the Gears of War franchise and is handing off the development duties to Black Tusk Studios. This means that the franchise will remain an Xbox exclusive and we will more than likely see a new Gears of War game in 2015.
A statement from microsoft today read, "Today we're excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise. In addition, we are excited to announce that Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, BC will take over development of the Gears of War franchise and that Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the Gears of War franchise, will join Microsoft and play a key studio leadership role at Black Tusk on the development of the franchise going forward."
Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said, "Epic Games has reached an agreement to sell the Gears of War intellectual property rights to Microsoft. We’re very proud of the franchise we built in close partnership with Microsoft over the past decade and are happy that this agreement enables Microsoft to forge ahead with the Gears universe on their industry-leading platforms as Epic concentrates its efforts on new projects. Epic remains totally dedicated to supporting Xbox One and is licensing the Unreal Engine 4 technology to Microsoft in support of their future projects."
What is known is that there is a Live Action Attack on Titan movie in the works but I and many other are curious as to what the Titans would look like! These photos are from a teaser commercial that was helped with collaborating car maker Subaru. It was aired on Friday morning during a Japanese show where we get a first look at a scene from the movie.
This looks creepy to me, but the series always has had that repulsive looking Titan.
@anzaitsukasa was the one to Tweet the ad
Maybe they should go full CGI?!?!
Source Crunchy Roll
Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki (known for movies such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke) is now an adorable figurine in attempts to support the restoration of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City, Japan. Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks worked together to create this 6 inch tall figurine entitled, "Miya-san".
The sales of the "Miya-san" figurines will be donated to the organization "Karakuwa-Maru". There are only a count of 300 Miya-san figurines for $95.00. You can pre-order them today [here] and they are expected to ship in the month of April.
Sources: [ AnimeNewsNetwork ]
Popular busty idol and Nitroplus mascot Sonico has received plenty of screens and trailers in anticipation of her new gravure photoshoot game “Motto Sonicomi,” a PS3-exclusive remake of her previous game in which players are tasked with lens-probing her treacherous curves in yet greater detail.
The game will allows fans to behold their beloved Sonico from various (and most likely depraved) angles – and with the game set to be released March 20th, fans need not wait long to assume their dream occupation.Those that pre-order will receive the additional benefit of yet another downloadable costume, this one designed by renowned Nitroplus artist Santa Tsuji (hopefully looking better in game than it does here):