north american release

I’ve was thinking...

So you know how in the original American release of Persona 1, they changed the character’s designs to seem more American and sell more copies? Except making them more American mostly entailed just changing their hair colors and names? (And also making one of them black.)

For example:

(Original versions on the left, American versions on the right)

They changed “Masao” to “Mark”, “Kei Nanjo” to “Nate Trinity”, “Eriko” to “Ellen” and so forth.

But this makes me think…

We should continue this obviously perfect trend in the more modern Persona games as well!

So I present to you all:

Revelations: Persona 5!

With hip new American characters such as:

Alex Kent: The Protagonist!

Rick Simpson!

Joshua King!

Gabriel Arnold!

Hayley Owens!

Marie Nicholls!

Francis Scott!

And last but not least…

Ann Ta–hey wait a second…

Anyway, hype yourselves for the North American release of Revelations: Persona 5!

It’ll be EXTRA American!
Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Early Man’ to Be Released by Lionsgate in North America
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to Aardman Studios’ upcoming prehistoric comedy adventure “Early Man,” starring Eddie Redmayne. Directed by Nick Park from a script by Mark Burt…
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“Early Man” opens in the U.K. on Jan. 26, 2018, and in the U.S. on Feb. 16.


alright guys, i’ve managed to find some recent re-leases for the tudors, it seems 2017 may not be their year, however many non-fiction books don’t get huge buzz before they get released so it’s possibly more will pop up as the year goes on

Henry VII New Men: The Making of Tudor England: This one seems to be a pretty academic release as it’s an Oxford Press so it may be hard to find but it seems worthwhile if you manage it

House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line That Captured the Crown: I’m really excited for this one, it comes out in August so awhile yet, but I’ve never read a book on the Beauforts before

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe: This one was released in November, but I still haven’t managed to get my hands on it, soon hopefully, it’s by Sarah Gristwood who I really like so I have high hopes for it

Young, Fair and Damned Okay I didn’t really want to put this on here because I’m not huge on Gareth Russell and don’t really want men right about Katherine Howard anymore, but that’s just me, you can decide yourself

The First of the Tudors: A book on Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois, I don’t think I need to add anything else, should be a good one it came out in the U.K in December and North America in January

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey: This is another December release, and early 2017 North American release. I love Jane and anyone paying attention to her story is a good thing


Happy Anniversary Animal Crossing

Originally released as Animal Forest (Dōbutsu no Mori) for the Nintendo 64 in Japan on April 14, 2001.  The first North American release was on the Gamecube on September 15, 2002.

This was one of my first games for my first console (the Gamecube) and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

It’s that time of year again! The third annual Persona Yuri Week will be taking place from April 16-April 22 this year. Rules can be found here.

This year we’ll be celebrating the release of Persona 5, but since having it the week of its North American release might be too soon, it’ll be a few weeks after. 

Prompts are still being decided on, but I’ll make sure to get them out as soon as possible so people can start working on their material!


1. MOVIE!! VKUSNO! WOW AMAZING! But… Doesn’t that mean a movie for Japan release only????? Black Butler Book Of Atlantic came out in Japanese theatres January 2017, and Funimation have only JUST secured the rights for a North American release in theatres later this year (***with DVD out in August–thanks for the correction!). Will this be the same for the Yuri!!! On Ice movie?? How will international fans see it? Will we have to wait months for the subs to release on DVD?!
She mentioned in a recent Instagram photo that she is now ‘off season’. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!? Has she already planned the film so much that she can completely leave the process??? Or is she having no major role in the creation of the film?

anonymous asked:

Hello! I have a request can you tell me which of hakuouki games are released in english and on which platform and and which are in japanese?(since you are an expert on hakuouki games I thought I should ask you) Thank you

The Hakuoki Wikipedia listing actually has a rather nice list with all of this information, though I know it can be a little confusing to look at, it’s pretty accurate. 

There was also a really nice post floating around about 2-3 years ago that specified what English games related to which Japanese titles but for the life of me I can’t find it and it’s probably buried somewhere in my mess of a blog. Anyway, I’m going to try to recall what I remember, so here’s what we have:

Hakuōki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom 

Localized version of Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan, which was released for the PlayStation Portable on February 14, 2012.

Hakuōki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi 


Localized version of Hakuouki: Bakumatsu Musouroku, which was released for the PlayStation Portable on February 19, 2013.

Hakuōki: Memories of the Shinsengumi 


Localized version of Hakuouki: Zuisouroku, which was released for the Nintendo 3DS on September 19, 2013.

Hakuōki: Stories of the Shinsengumi 


Localized version of Hakuouki: Junsouroku, which was released for the PlayStation 3 on May 6, 2014. 

Note: Junsouroku is the combination of Shinsengumi Kitan and Zuisouroku.

Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds


Localized version of Hakuouki Shinkai: Kaze no Shou which was only released on PlayStation Vita on May 15, 2017.

All dates listed are North American release dates, I apologize I’m not certain on when all the games were released in Europe outside of Kyoto Winds.

Looking at all the Japanese releases is probably the most confusing thing though so it’s no wonder people get lost. Even I still haven’t gotten it all down honestly (so please don’t call me an expert ^^;;; I’m not even close), but you have to keep in mind things have been repackaged, combined, and/or ported to different systems frequently since Hakuouki first debuted in 2008. And each time they’ve tried to add a little something new to entice fans into buying the new versions, but at this point if you have a Vita you have access to basically everything you need either English or Japanese, as far as physical copies (not downloads) go.

The only games we don’t have localized are Hakuouki: Reimeiroku, which is the prequel game featuring Ibuki Ryuunosuke and his experiences with the Shinsengumi before they were the Shinsengumi, and one I would personally love to see localized. Along with the three Yuugiroku games which aren’t really so much story as a collection of mini-games and challenges to unlock festival related events and CGs. Then there’s Hakuouki SSL ~sweet school life~ which is completely AU and has no bearing on the main story.

Hope this helps!

Monster Hunter Stories has a European release date officially! It is set to be released on September 8. Still no word on the North American release date, but it shouldn’t be too long after the European release date. 

I know a lot of people have forgotten about this gem of a game with all the MH World hype, but I’m still so very excited to finally have a localized MHST! I played the Japanese release, but I didn’t understand anything~ 

Are you all excited to finally get your hands on Stories?


Front + back game covers and the disc’s front cover for the North American Xbox release of Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee.

This specific version of the game was released on April 16, 2003. There was originally going to be a PAL Xbox version in addition to the NA release, but it was later cancelled for unknown reasons.


When Yuri!!! on Ice was first beginning, it was compared endlessly to Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, but now that both shows are completed, does that comparison hold up?

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Let me introduce you to our new wonderful beautiful and totally bonkers poster for IANASK. 

Commissioned by Robbie Ryan. Designed by the amazing Midnight Marauder.

With only 24 hours to go to the North American release I have no idea if anyone will watch the film! But in honour of this either reasonably big event or reasonably damp squib, I’m going to put up a sort of charity shop of bits and pieces from the last 6 years of (trying to) make this film.  Watch this space.