China's government and entertainment industry regularly get into conflict over what's aired on television. Generally this targets singing competition and other reality TV, with the tension resuling in those shows being replaced by historical drama emphasizing traditional values. However, this week, it was cartoon in the crossfire, with shows like Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf being drubbed for contaminating the nation's children with violence and vulgarity. More after the jump.
While the released image of the painted upcoming Kuroko Tetsuya figure from Mega House is keeping fans on their toes for the pre-order opening day in Japan, these found images of pirated Kuroko's Basketball figures are making fans laugh at their blatant inaccuracy in the meantime. See the images after the jump!
As previously reported, Shanghai Zoo previously conducted an online poll for the name of the baby gorilla that turned one year old on May 17th. One of the names was "Sorachi Hideaki", which is the name of Gintama author, who illustrates himself as a gorilla and not only was it one of the candidate names, it was the number one choice in the poll. Was the baby named after Sorachi sensei? Find out after the jump!
Sorachi Hideaki, the author of Gintama, uses an image of a gorilla to illustrate himself in the series, but would he have ever guessed that a baby gorilla could be named after him? The Shanghai Zoo conducted a poll and the result was just what Chinese otaku wanted. More after the jump.
Gaikuo-Captain, a student at Beijing Chemical Engineering University, originally just wanted to make a profile photo for himself and somehow ended up with pictures that blended his favorite characters from anime, manga and Western superhero comics with himself to create striking perspective art. See more photos of his amazing artwork after the jump!
Tensions between Japan and China were exacerbated by the recent return of right leaning politician Shinzo Abe to the Japanese office of Prime Minister. Even Washington is hoping that he tones down his anti-China rhetoric and hard line stance of the disputed Senkaku islands. Into this fray comes the beloved Detective Conan anime, weighing in on the side of China. More after the jump.
Finally, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fifth and last anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fifth episode features the performance by the five Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi, Yuezheng Ling, Mo Qingxian, Zhiyu Moke, and Yuezheng Longya. Check the finale after the jump!
Since 2000, China has banned gaming consoles with the aim of protecting the well-being of its younger citizens. However, there are signs that freeze might be thawing. While there's no definitive go-ahead from Sony or the Chinese government, specifically the necessary Ministry of Culture, the PlayStation 3 has received a certification of quality from a Chinese safety standards board. More after the jump.
We've seen a number of cool 3DS XL designs lately, but most have been Pokémon related. Not so in China, where portable gamers will be able to get their hands on three slick Mario-themed designs, each of which launches with two Mario games pre-installed. Check 'em out after the jump.
VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the fourth anime promotional video to tell the Chinese vocaloid characters' story on the animation section of their official site. The fourth episode features one of the female characters, Mo Qingxian (墨 清弦). Check the video after the jump!
Following the first episode in June and the second in July, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the third anime promotional video on the animation section of their official site. The third episode features one of the male Chinese Vocaloid characters Zhiyu Moke (徵羽摩柯). Check the newest videos after the jump!
Following "Sing Sing Sing" in July, the official site of VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT has posted a new music video "Mysterious" on its animation section. The song is composed by famous Japanese vocaloid song creator HachiojiP for a Chinese vocaloid Luo Tianyi(洛 天依). Probably this is the first Chinese vocaloid song written by popular Japanese creator. Check the video after the jump.
With the release of the Chinese Vocaloid 3 package in China, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT posted a new promotion video "sing sing sing" which introduced seven new songs by one of the Chinese Vocaloid characters, Luo Tianyi (洛 天依), on their official site. Check her cute voice after the jump!
Following the first episode in June, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released the second anime promotional video featuring the first Chinese Vocaloid Luo Tianyi. She is voiced by a Chinese voice actress Shan Xin. Check the video after the jump!