The 2013 J-POP Summit Festival, the popular yearly San Francisco summertime Japanese Pop Culture celebration, has announced the appearance of one of Japan’s greatest illustrators – Katsuya Terada – as a special Guest of Honor. The popular annual weekend event, which returns for its 5th year to San Francisco’s Japantown district, celebrates Japanese pop culture, music, art, anime, fashion, and film and will place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27th - 28th, 2013.
Can three lone girls turn the tide of an alien invasion? Find out in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: the animation series Leviathan ~ The Last Defense ~! Based on a new mobile game launched in Japan by the global nobile social company GREE, this 13 episode series is directed by Kenichi Yatagai and features character designs by Takaharu Okuma (Kotoura-san) with series composition by Yasunori Ide (Hanaukyo Maid-tai), sound direction by Yosuke Morita and music by Shiho Terada (Inazuma Eleven GO) and Tomoki Kikuya (Hidamari Sketch).
May 13, 2013 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ - Dual Destinies will be available to purchase digitally on Nintendo 3DS™ across Europe and North America in Fall 2013.
Acttil is a new, independent game and digital contents publisher, established in Los Angeles, CA. Founded by former NIS America members Jack Niida, Hiroko Kanazashi, and Nao Miyazawa, acttil will focus on bringing fun, creative games and digital contents such as eBooks from around the world that will target PC, consoles, web, and mobile platforms. Acttil will deliver products and services that are adventurous and unique, sure to make everyone smile.
Marvelous USA, Inc. today announced its formation as the U.S.-based publishing operation of leading Japanese publisher MarvelousAQL Inc. Formerly known as XSEED JKS, Inc., Marvelous USA will oversee all the company’s U.S. operations, including XSEED Games as the consumer games brand for PC, console and handheld games, and Marvelous Online as the brand for mobile and online social games. Marvelous USA will be headed by President and CEO Shinichi Suzuki, who held the same titles for XSEED Games.
CHICAGO, IL, APRIL 26–Dark Horse continues in the tradition of bringing only the biggest and best characters and story lines to comics with the announcement of the Halo: Initiation miniseries, launching in August! This exciting new miniseries will be written by Halo 4 writer and comics veteran Brian Reed, with art by Marco Castiello (Secret Invasion: Front Line, Star Wars: Purge)!
The Pokémon Company International has announced that the fan-favorite Mythical Pokémon Deoxys will make a rare appearance next month for players of Pokémon video games and also the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). Beginning May 8, players of the Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 video games can add Deoxys to their Pokémon party through a special character distribution via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Fans of the Pokémon TCG can also celebrate the return of this imposing Psychic-type Pokémon with its appearance as a powerful Deoxys-EX card in the new Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Plasma Freeze expansion, coming to retail stores nationwide the same day.
They say opposites attract, but putting them together may have catastrophic consequences in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: My Teen Romantic Comedy ~ SNAFU! This 12 episode romantic comedy gone wrong is directed by Ai Yoshimura and features character designs by Yuu Shindou with series composition by Shotaro Suga (Darker Than Black, Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne), sound direction by Satoshi Motoyama (Demon King Daimao, Dream Eater Merry) and music by monaca (A-Channel + smile).
A chance encounter becomes so much more in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: The Garden of Words. From acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai (Children Who Chase Lost Voices, The Place Promised in Our Early Days), comes a new work of life, love and the spaces between. The Garden of Words is directed by Makoto Shinkai and features character designs by Kenichi Tsuchiya with music by KASHIWA Daisuke.
Sentai Filmworks invites you to experience life’s ups, downs and surprises and occasionally the internet in their newest acquisition: Yuyushiki! This 13 episode is directed by Kaori and features character designs by Yoshiyuki Tabata with series composition by Natsuko Takahashi and sound direction by Jin Aketagawa.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced it will release METAL GEAR SOLID: THE LEGACY COLLECTION in North America and South America in June 2013.
Experience hair raising thrills, razor-edged suspense and shear insanity in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition:The Severing Crime Edge! This 13 episode series is directed by Yuji Yamaguchi (Fate / stay night TV) and features character designs by Katsuzo Hirata (Angel Beats!) with series composition by Tatsuhiko Urahata (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka (CLANNAD) and music by Yasuharu Takanashi (Hell Girl).
Get ready to make beautiful music with Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Uta no Prince Sama 1. This fan favorite 13 episode series is directed by Koh Yuh (Loveless, Angelic Layer) and features series composition by Tomoko Konparu (NANA, Nodame Cantabile) with character designs by Mitsue Mori, sound direction by Shoji Hata (You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle, Okamkakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf) and music by Elements Garden (Love, Election & Chocolate, Bodacious Space Pirates).
Discover what flowers bloom from the seeds of sin of Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Flowers of Evil. This 13 episode series is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi, Detroit Metal City) and features series composition by Aki Itami with character designs by Hidekazu Shimamura, sound direction by Kazuya Tanaka (High School of the Dead, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi) and music by Hideyuki Fukasawa (Intrigue in the Bakumatsu ~ Irohanihoheto).