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From Manga to Videogame, Captain Velvet Meteor Jumps to the TRPG World!

29 Jun

Shueisha GamesGame Page Box Art Captain Velvet Meteor The Jump Plus Dimensions Inits 320x480 1, the new indie game publishing arm of Shonen Jump publisher Shueisha, along with developer Momo-Pi, are excited to announce the final Jump+ characters to join the rosters of the Tactical RPG Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions, and its release date, July 28th, 2022!

In addition to the previously announced Shonen Jump+ manga characters, new heroes from SPY×FAMILY (by Tatsuya Endo), GHOST REAPER GIRL (by Akihisa Saaike), and ‘Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess (by Haruhara Robinson/Hirakei) will join Captain Velvet in his battle against the forces of evil! This completes the roster of eight Jump+ heroes, each with unique abilities and tactics.

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WARPS Up HERO_sei with This New Single and Music Video Debut

11 Jun

HERO_seiJapanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP‘s new single HERO_sei is now out. It’s a mid-tempo ballad about living life your own way and is performed by a group who refuse to be confined by their own boundaries. The bold use of colours–of red, white and blue–contrasted against varied backdrops shows how they’re breaking free. Each tone is meaning, as red represents anger, white with sadness and blue with freedom. The progression is very telling.

This second original single released by the group’s two Chinese members LANGYI and MINGJUN, follows January’s single POWER_Shin. Previous songs by WARPs UP feature lyrics in English, Chinese and Japanese. This approach to reach a global market is an impressive achievement and helps make this group stand out.

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Gulliver Returns to Daring Adventures!

1 Jun

Gulliver Returns VOD Release: July 26 &
DVD on Aug 9, 2022
Available to preorder on Amazon USA

Summer will soon be here, and there’s a no better way than to enjoy the time with one of literature’s biggest heroes. In Gulliver Returns, the titular hero heads back to Lilliput and all new adventures. A bit of prior knowledge is required and there’s no better book than reading Jonathan Swift’s book that started it all.

From the Press Release:

The classic character Gulliver is not a giant in size but a giant in heart and courage. Inspired by both Jonathan Swift’s timeless tale and an original idea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Gulliver Returns is a fresh and funny adventure the whole family will enjoy! A production of Gulliver Films and 95 Animation Studio in Ukraine, the English-language movie is directed by Ilya Maksimov (Dobrinya and the Dragon) with Tony Bonilla (Encanto, Moana) as animation director.

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Space Battleship Yamato Movie Marathon Begins This Morning!

28 May

Yamato 2199.jpgDuring the Memorial Day long weekend in the USA, Daikaiju TV has something for anime fans. This streaming network will begin an 18-hour Space Battleship Yamato movie marathon this morning (starting 7:00am ET). It’ll feature nearly every film available! From Space Battleship Yamato (1977) to Odyssey of the Celestial Ark (2014), that’s going to be a lot for fans to enjoy! 

The latter and A Voyage to Remember (2014) make up part of the reboot universe, and are compilations of the TV series Space Battleship Yamato 2199.

The crew of the Yamato represent more than the human spirit, and this weekend in America should not just be about one nation. To honour that will be tough for some, but for others, to know that humanity can stand united makes for a stronger message. 

And for those who can’t start this Yamato movie marathon this morning, fret not. It will repeat throughout Sunday, with Sunday Night at the Movies starting at a special time. On Monday will be a return to what this streaming network specialises in, a monster marathon feaaturing Godzilla and Gamera’s best films as they save Japan from destruction.

The feed can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/dkutelevision

WARPs ROOTS, Ready to Train a New Generation of Singers

26 May

WARPs RootsWARPs expanding! They may well be called WARP-Syndicate at this rate, but for fans of their music wondering how the lineup will change, everything will be revealed on YouTube. WARPs DIG is a new show available on YouTube so people can follow their journey from regular life to stage.

From the Press Release:

WARP-Syndicate (commonly known as WARPs) stands for Wind Assemble Radical People-Syndicate, meaning a collective that harnesses the wind of innovation. By operating groups with fixed lineups and various projects across multiple artistic disciplines and regardless of age, gender and nationality, it is a collective that aims to create a new landscape where talent can shine beyond existing categories and frameworks. The Japanese-Chinese mixed boys’ group WARPs UP has been active as the first act under the WARPs umbrella.

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