This Week in CRNews: New Year's 2012 Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

The CRNews team welcomes you to the year 2012! Did you watch the ball drop and get your Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber fix? Or maybe you killed time until the midnight hour by marathoning your favorite anime? However you celebrated, we hope it was more fun than you expected New Year's Eve to be—because really, it's just another day, right? Not on CRNews, it's not!

 

Going forward in 2012, we hope you'll continue to spend some of your precious remaining moments on this Earth with us perusing the latest anime, manga, and videogame news as usual. We'll be doing our best to report it even if the ancient Mayan calendar prophecy turns out to be true!

 

See the this week's recap below and make sure to follow the official Crunchyroll Twitter account: @crunchyroll!

 

BLAZIN' STORIES!

Manga Tribute to Steve Jobs Depicts Apple Co-founder as a Woman

Meet the Hatsune Miku Custom Gundam

VIDEO: Hatsune Miku "Skyrim" Mod

Happy Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki!

 

HOT STORIES

VIDEO: New Year's Greeting from Japanese Human Voice Robot

"Hana no Android Gakuen" Character Profiles Revealed

Bandai Entertainment to Stop Production and Distribution of New Releases

"Final Fantasy X" HD in Early Stages of Development

Crunchyroll Adds "Nisemonogatari" Anime to Winter Simulcasts

Tense New Photos from Live-Action "Rurouni Kenshin"

New Screens Show Off "Kingdom Hearts 3D" Dream Eaters

Hold the Anchovies! "Samurai Pizza Cats" Figure Planned

"Akira" Live-Action Film Stalls Out (Again)

The $100 Steve Jobs Action Figure

"Familiar of Zero F" Anime Joins Crunchyroll's Winter 2012 Season

 

 

We prefer to look on the brighter side of ancient South American long-shots with The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

 

FEATURES

Crunchyroll News' Best Anime and Manga of 2011!

Crunchyroll News' Best of 2011, Part 2!

TOP 5 MikuMikuDance Videos of the Year 2011

 

VIDEO 

"Tekken Tag Tournament 2" Special Items are Ridiculous

Sakuga Sunday - Best of December, Best of 2011

New Evangelion Pachinko PVs Feature…Horse Racing?!?!

Nintendo Staff Shares Their "Zelda" Flipnote Animations

Haruka Ayase Featured in New "Super Mario 3D Land" Commercial

"Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai" 3DS Commercial

Indie Game "T.E.C. 3001" is Old-School Challenge in Shiny HD

Time-Lapse Waiting Lines at Comiket 81

New "Persona 4: The Golden" Teaser Trailer

Short and Frantic "Gyo" Anime Teaser 

Inside Xbox Clip Goes In-depth on "DmC: Devil May Cry"

Kupo! "Final Fantasy XIII-2" Moogle Trailer

"Army Corps of Hell" Story and Gameplay Combo

Independent 3DCG Anime "Happening Star" Trailer

"Devil Survivor 2" Teaser Trailer from Atlus

"Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan" Film Trailer

Hetalia and More in the Latest North American Anime Release Previews

Sega's New Caper Rhythm Game "Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure"

Luka Megurine "Skyrim" Mod Fever!

January Song Additions for "Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade"

X Japan's Yoshiki Composes Theme for 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Rail Shooter Bishoujo PS3 Game "Gal Gun" OP Movie Posted

7sixty Bringing "Phantom Breaker" Anime-Style Fighter to North America

"Oreimo" Can't Possibly Be Continuing in PSP Sequel

"Shining Blade" PSP Strategy RPG Preview

Inside XBox "Lollipop Chainsaw" Preview

  

SOME STORIES WE MISSED!

Zelda Figure Collection Toys  [Tiny Cartridge]

French Man Gets 1-Year Suspended Sentence for 'Manga Pornography' (Updated)  [ANN]

Madoka Magica PSP Game's Revised 2nd Promo Streamed [ANN]

Sega announces House of the Dead 3 and 4 HD exclusively for PSN  [Eurogamer]

Japan's Top Developers Look Back at 2011 and Forward to 2012  [Andriasang]

 

Did you know this show is supposedly getting a reboot on French TV? 


Thanks again for chillin' with us through the first week of 2012. Be sure to let us know if you have comments or suggestions!

 

The Happy New Year headline image is by Pixiv user Shiva Bakeneko!

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