CINEFIX’s 8 Bit Cinema: Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke

Here’s a look at two Studio Ghibli films made into “8 Bit Cinema” for CINEFIX Network - directed by David Dutton, featuring music by Henry Dutton - showcasing “Spirited Away” (above) and “Princess Mononoke” (below)!

These were done in 2015, whereby “8-bit Cinema” "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action.
WHAT-IS: "8 Bit a.k.a. the third generation of gaming started in 1983 with the Japanese release of the Nintendo Family Computer and Sega."
Source: Hayao Miyazaki Movies


Pre-Order Begins Today for ONE-PUNCH MAN 1/6 GENOS from Threezero

Since it’s display debut at Wonder Festival not too long ago, Threezero has launched for pre-orders ONE PUNCH MAN’s 1/6-scaled articulated GENOS beginning TODAY at www.threezerohk.com ”for a limited time only!” Delivery Date is (an estimated) 4th quarter 2017.

TWO Editions are available: The Regular / Standard Edition priced at 190USD/1480HKD, and the Threezero Store Exclusive priced at 210USD/1640HKD - with both prices inclusive of Worldwide Shipping. The additional piece for the Store Exclusive? The Interchangeable “Incineration Cannon” right arm (The regular edition comes with thinly the LEFT Arm Cannon).

Check out the video I made for both figures, and scroll down for more stills and product breakdown stats! This would be schweet addition to their previously pre-order release Saitama, and together they will face countless enemies! INCINERATE!

"This fully-articulated figure stands approximately 12” (30.5cm) tall and features highly-detailed cyborg body. Genos head sculpt includes detachable face pieces and light-up eyes, while the figure’s chest includes interchangeable open-mode magnetized parts with a light-up removable core. Genos left arm is exchangeable with “Incineration Cannon” arm and both left arms feature articulated fingers and light-up mode. 9 x AG1 Batteries needed for all light-up features to work and not included with the figure. Genos comes with following clothing elements: sleeveless shirt, hoodie, pants with belt and shoes."

Product Specifications:
1/6th scale, ~12"(~30.5cm) tall articulated figure
(including articulated fingers)
* Detachable side face pieces (left and right)
* Interchangeable open-mode chest parts (magnetized)
* Detachable core piece for chest
* Interchangeable left arm "Incineration Cannon" parts (with articulated fingers)
* White shirt with collar
* Light-blue hooded shirt
* Pants with belt
* 1 set of boots
*Light-up feature in the eyes, chest, and palms
(requires AG1 batteries x 9: batteries not included).
Threezero Store Exclusive comes with:
Interchangeable “Incineration Cannon” right arm.


Scenes from the One Punch Man Anime!


New Image for Live Action FULL METAL ALCHEMIST’s Alphonse Elric Revealed!

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An closer-look at the armoured “Alphonse Elric” has since been revealed on the official website of the FULL METAL ALCHEMIST live-action feature film, to go with his earlier full-body look (and even earlier view of his torso alongside his brother Edward Elric - played by Ryosuke Yamada), having both Elric-brothers ready to kick transmutated-butt on the silver screens!

WHO-IS: Alphonse Elric (アルフォンス・エルリック, Arufonsu Erurikku) is the deuteragonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. The younger brother of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, Al is also a victim of the failed Human Transmutation experiment in which Ed lost his right arm and left leg. Having had his entire physical being taken away from him in the aftermath of the tragedy, Alphonse exists solely as a soul alchemically bound to a large suit of steel armor. Now, Al travels with his brother in search of a legendary Philosopher's Stone, an item with the power to restore their bodies to normal." (fma.wikia.com)


One Punch Man’s GENOS in 1/6 by threezero Revealed @ Wonder Festival 2017 [Winter]

With his silhouette teased at Toy Soul 2016, revealed at the recent Sunday’s Wonder Festival 2017 was the 1/6th-scaled GENOS from Threezero - from the One Punch Man anime/maga! No word on WHEN “Genos” will be joining his “sensei” Saitama on your toy-display shelves, but it looks to be “soon” (tentative March release, actually :p), as the advertising banner image for Genos has been unleashed post-WFW just (see image below)!

I personally am hella excited, as threezero does exceedingly well with mecha/robot-styled sculpts, and the cyborg-Genos would be a perfect “fit” to their catalog, methinks! Now all he needs is an additional “morphed” blaster-arm accessory! LOL

(*And NO, I do not get tired of reposting this, thanks! LOL)

Stay connected to Instagram @threezerohk or their Facebook for updates!

Saitama Genos One Punch Man threezero
threezero genes one punch man

Source: ThreezeroHK


Shogakukan Asia to publish BanG Dream! Manga in English

BanG Dream! Volume 1 synopsis: "Kasumi Toyama has always been captivated by the "beat of the stars". Since then, she's been searching for something... a spark that'll excite and thrill her! Following a trail of star-shaped stickers, she soon stumbles upon a Random Star guitar at her school mate's house! Could this mark the start of something amazing? A sparkling, heart-racing high school life begins for Kasumi as she decides to form a band!"

Shogakukan Asia has just announced a new manga entitled “BanG Dream!”, and it's about a girl (Kasumi Toyama) who is determined to start her own band despite being an absolute beginner.

BanG Dream! is a cross-media project comprising not only manga, but also a concert series, a smartphone game app (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party) and a TV anime show, which is currently airing in Japan - from January to April 2017. Anime fans in Southeast Asia can catch new episodes of the anime simulcasted on Animax Asia.

Volume 1 of the BanG Dream! English manga is slated to come out here in Singapore near the end of March - right before the climax of the anime series in April.

Meanwhile, scroll down to read the full Press Release, and stay connected to Shogakukan Asia via shogakukan.asia and their Facebook @fb.com/ShogakukanAsia!

Animation Trailer
PRESS RELEASE: "Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd (Shogakukan Asia), a manga and educational books publisher, has announced its acquisition of the English-language publishing rights to Bushiroad Media's highly popular BanG Dream! manga series.

Written and illustrated by Mami Kashiwabara, BanG Dream! tells the story of 1st year high school student Kasumi Toyama, who endeavours to form a band after a series of chance encounters reunites her with the "beat of the stars" sensation she first experienced as a kid.

While the BanG Dream! manga shares the same premise with the hit television anime series currently airing in Japan, the manga provides more comprehensive details to each character and features additional scenes not seen in the anime.

Volume 1 of the BanG Dream! English manga is slated for an end March release, and is expected to go on sale in bookstores in the following six countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and The Philippines. Shogakukan Asia is also exploring opportunities with overseas partners to release the manga in other territories beyond Southeast Asia."
About BanG Dream!
The newest title from Bushiroad Inc -- the entertainment company behind Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz and other titles – BanG Dream! is a media mix project featuring animated music videos, comics, song releases and much more. What’s more, the voice cast for the characters of BanG Dream! also perform in concerts in real-life as the girls’ band “Poppin’Party”.

About Shogakukan Asia Pte Ltd
Shogakukan Asia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shogakukan Inc in Japan, which was first established on 8 August 1922 as a publishing house that specialises in educational magazines for elementary school children and teachers in Japan. Over the years, Shogakukan gradually expanded both its scale and its range of publications in order to cater to the various needs of its readers from different age groups and demographics.

Established in Singapore on September 2013, Shogakukan Asia was set up to lead the Japanese publisher's business expansion into Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore but with Asia in its vision, Shogakukan Asia adopts the direct publishing model, leveraging the rich experience and know-how in overseas licensing and publication of educational materials.

Since September 2013, Shogakukan Asia has published 95 manga titles and 20 children's educational titles. Its best-selling manga titles include Detective Conan, Silver Spoon, Doraemon, Future Card Buddyfight and Pokémon."
Anime Trailer on Animax Asia

(Cheers for the headsup, Cheng Kai)


Documentaries about Akihabara

DOCUMENTARY DESCRIPTION: ”Akihabara is a neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan known as “Electric Town” for its rows of one-meter wide discount computer and electronics stores. In more recent years Akihabara has evolved into a full-blown Mecca for computer enthusiasts anime and manga fans doll or “figure” collectors video gamers and “Otaku” of all kinds.

Because Akihabara caters to interests outside of mainstream Japanese society it captivates an entire subculture of devotees.

Join us as we peruse the shops streets and Maid Cafes to present an engrossing day in the life view of Akihabara and focus on the unique people who are passionately plugged into this town.”

The above video documentary titled “Akihabara Geeks” is dated over a decade old, circa 2005 … and searching thru youtube now, you will be greeted with a heck-load of mini videos and short documentaries … I wonder how the characters in the above video are doing now?

I’ve been fascinated with “Akihabara” since as long as I had been enjoyed anime, toys and products from Japan, which mainstream media has constantly pointed to, to be a hub of all I enjoy, and as my reaction to mainstream media reportage, I am curious if indeed what everything everyone says is “true”, or at the very least, how many percent “true” hahaha

And having not been in Japan myself, I’ll have too depend upon all THESE videos myself hahaha

TOKYO OTAKU MODE: "We bring to you sightseeing info related to Japan’s pop culture. In addition to videos introducing sightseeing locations all over Japan and information on otaku events, from Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015, we’ll even be holding campaigns to give away hotel discount coupons and original goods!"

Popular Shops In Akihabara Tokyo by TOKYO EYE 2020, in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

OZZY AWESOME: "If you have ever dreamed about visiting the famous Otaku Center of the World then this Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan tour video is for you! Guaranteed to have something you like! Enjoy!"

ERIC ABROAD: "A must-stop location for anyone who likes video games, or anime culture! Super interesting experience. Best to bring some extra cash if you plan to bring home some good souvenirs because this place can max out your credit card easily if you're not careful!"

Anime Film Festival 2017 @ Golden Village, Singapore (Feb 20-26)

Golden Village Singapore has scheduled a “Anime Film Festival”, happening between February 20th thru to 26th at GV City Square cinema! Tickets are priced at SG$13 (Mon-Thu) and SG$15 (Fri-Sun) - Get your tickets online here. Anime to be screened include the following (along with their trailers):

”Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen” (82 minutes / M18: Violence & Gore)

“YuGiOh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions” (130 minutes / PG)

“One Piece Film Gold” (120 minutes / PG)

“Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale” (120 minutes / TBA)

“The Moment You Fall in Love” (65 minutes / TBA)

“Genocidal Organ” (currently unscheduled as of this post)

Titles I would def be interested in are ”Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen” and “Genocidal Organ” - suddenly remember back jin the day when the annual Singapore Film Fest might screen adult anime titles, which I relished :)

Besides film screenings, folks can expect “exclusive” anime merchandise and mascot appearances. Present your Anime Film Festival movie ticket at ODEX booth at City Square Mall Level 1 Atrium from 10am to 8pm to redeem posters and other goodies on the respective movie merchandise on screening day too (More details here). There’ll also be a “Cosplay Photo Competition” where you can participate and win prizes from ODEX Private Limited.

Looks like City Square Mall (180 Kitchener Road, Singapore) might be an “interesting” place to be this coming weekend!


Kamen Rider FTW!

Seeing the above clip of Facebook, reminded me that I’ve always been more of a Rider-fan, than I have been Power Rangers, or even Ultraman, of the tokusatsu-genre, truth be told! one of my earlier toy dreams was to own one of their “Cyclone” motorbikes! And who could resist RIDER KICK! Which at the height of kung-fu mania in the late-70s, thanks to Bruce Lee and televisions shows such as these (and the Super Sentai etc lol).

Alas thru the years’ I’ve as-yet to procure a Cyclone (it MUST be a 1/6th-scale one or nothing lol), but I’ve had a small select collection of Masked / Kamen Rider figures - which in my youth I had termed “蚂蚁王” (Chinese translated to “Ant King”, because I thought they looked like ANTS with their helmet and feelers LOL), instead of their “grasshopper”-themed aesthetic! Funnily, maybe ti also because I dod not have a chance to see a real-life grasshopper in person (*true story, bro) hahahaha

I was fortunate to snag a couple of larger-sized figures last year, with this snaps a prelude to (eventual) review in the daaaaays to come :)

#MaskedRider 1&2 from Bandai #shortlisted for #toptentoys2016 #toylife #toysreviltoptentoysof2016

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Meanwhile, scroll down to view the FULL film for “Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker” - by which the climax was an excerpt from! Alas this embed does not have English subtitles, but I am happy just to see all the Riders together LOL

Kamen Rider Decade the Movie: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker (劇場版 仮面ライダーディケイド オールライダー対大ショッカー Gekijōban Kamen Raidā Dikeido Ōru Raidā Tai Daishokkā?, Masked Rider Decade the Movie: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker) is the film adaptation of the 2009 Kamen Rider Series Kamen Rider Decade. The film was released in Japanese theaters on August 8, 2009, alongside the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger film, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger The Movie: The Fateful War. In its first week in theaters, it opened at the #1 spot, edging out Harry Potter (#2) and Pokémon (#3),[1] earning over 2 billion yen (approx. US$21M) in box office revenues.[2] It is the highest grossing Kamen Rider film to date.” Wiki


SERAPH OF THE END Pop!Vinyls from Funko for March Release

FUNKO PRESS: ”The latest additions to the Pop! vinyl family are the children of the hit anime and manga series Seraph of the End! Collect Yuichiro and his fellow orphans Mikaela and Shinoa, as well as Ferid, the vampire responsible for killing Yuichiro’s family! Look for exclusive figures, like Demon Yuichiro (available only at Hot Topic), and Shinoa with her weapon (only at GameStop)! Coming soon from Funko in March!”

WHAT-IS: "Seraph of the End (Japanese: 終わりのセラフ Hepburn: Owari no Serafu?) (also known as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto with storyboards by Daisuke Furuya. It is published by Shueisha on Jump SQ and in English by Viz Media on Weekly Shonen Jump. The series is set in a world that allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a "human-made" virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children under the age of thirteen untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old horrors of the dark thought only to be myth. A young man named Yūichirō Hyakuya joins a vampire extermination unit to avenge the deaths of his orphaned family and reclaim his best friend Mikaela Hyakuya from the vampires." (Wiki)


#AttackOnTitan2 Anime premieres April 2nd on ANIPLUS

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: "Ever since the day the Colossal Titan appeared and destroyed the peace and dreams of humanity, Eren Jaegar’s endless fight continues… After helplessly watching his mother get devoured by a Titan, Eren vows to exterminate every single one of them from the face of the world. A new battle is already upon them. A horde of Titans advances toward Wall Rose! How will mankind stand against them?"
Courtesy of Aniplus Asia, we have a new poster (Key Art), show synopsis and premiere details of “ATTACK ON TITAN Season 2”! With the promotional video still vivid in our memories, this surely adds to the hype LOL

“Attack on Titan 2” premieres on Aniplus on April 2nd, Sun 18:00 / 17:00 (Indonesia/Thailand)*, with an “Encore” broadcast every Sunday at 22:00 / 21:00 (id/th)*

*Schedule may change without prior notice.

(Cheers for the headsup, Lu Yi!)


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