Important Haikyuu!! Updates!

Very Important!

1. There are two Haikyuu movies planned. One on July 3rd 2015, sequel on September 18th 2015.

2. Haikyuu second season due in fall/autumn 2015 (Exact dates forthcoming).

Source: http://weibo.com/u/1948247017

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Aksys Games has announced four new otome titles to release for the PS Vita in 2017!

The games are:

Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~

The fandisc for Code: Realize not yet released in Japan. It will continue the stories of all the love interests from the previous games, as well as add routes for Herlock Sholmes and Finis.

Period Cube

“With the help of your childhood friend, Hiroya, you decide to play the online RPG game "Arcadia” in order to look for clues as to the whereabouts of your missing older brother.

You are suddenly engulfed by a blinding light and lose conscious. When you wake up, you find that the scenery has changed into that of a video game fantasy world. As you are overwhelmed by the sudden twist of events, you learn a terrible truth: to escape this deadly world, you must clear the game.“

Bad Apple Wars

"The heroine, who was caught in an accident on the first day that she was to enter high school, suddenly found herself on the premises of an unknown school. This was NEVAEH Academy, a school for those whose souls were left behind after death.

In this school if you were a good student who followed the rules then, upon GRADUATION, you would be able to return and RESUME YOUR LIFE.” (Source: Otome Jikan)

Collar x Malice

“Due to the occurrences of serial brutal crimes, Shinjuku has become a dangerous town to live in. The protagonist works as a police officer and works hard everyday to keep the town safe.

However, one night, someone attacks her and places a collar around her neck with poison inside of it. Amidst the chaos and right before the protagonist’s eyes are men with suspicious backgrounds. They’re all part of an organization composed of former police officers and have taken it upon themselves to investigate the brutal cases.

Without knowing whether she should trust these men or not, she suddenly came to hold the key to the massive case. In order to remove the collar that places her at the edge of death and to liberate Shinjuku from the malice that binds it, she cooperates and begins to investigate the incidents with the men.”

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Upcoming MMO that you might want to look out for.

If you like MMORPGs as much as I do, then you might want to put Chronicles of Elyria, or ‘CoE’, on your watchlist as it develops into one of the most promising games coming up. Seriously! Read on!

What is Chronicles of Elyria?

CoE is becoming the most dynamic and immersive MMO to date. There is no leveling in Chronicles of Elyria. It will contain a closed economy, finite resources, non-repeatable quests, and a fully destructible environment. It is the first MMORPG where your character ages as you play, and eventually.. Dies. YES! Your character will die. Permanently.

Dying is a Natural Part of Life.

You may be asking yourself.. “Why would I play an MMO where I can permanently die?” I’ll tell you; Every character is important, no matter what role you play. In fact, there are no classes in Elyria. The skill-based system in play means you have the ability to be whoever, and whatever you want! For example, every city could use a Postman since there is no instant mail delivery system in CoE. Be careful who you trust to deliver your letters though.. If being chased by dogs as you try to give old Frank his weekly letter isn’t for you, that’s fine! You can be whatever you want, an adventurer, musician, merchant, even King or Queen! You just have to play the Social/Political way to get up there.. And if you’re clever enough and a deviant, you can also impersonate other players to frame them for crime. However.. every choice you make has an impact. Whether it bring fortune, or consequences.

Everything Has a Story.

Every game has a main story, as a player it is your duty to be a part of it. This is no different in Chronicles of Elyria. But lets say you want to be a simple Jeweler, what does a Jeweler possibly contribute to a story by itself? Well, over a period of time, and influence from player-made choices, the game’s storyline can actually change because of YOU! For example, an adventurer comes into your Jewelry shop, and sells you a gem he found in a dungeon. You then take that gem and craft a unique necklace no one else can make. Then shockingly the Princess walks in adoring your creation, and purchases it, never to take it off! Brilliant! But.. Over the course of a few days the Princess’ skin has started to go pale.. then suddenly she dies! How could that happen? Now the Kingdom can’t unite the two Dynasties to bring peace! Well, because you! You crafted her a necklace from a gem that happened to be cursed! The King has you tried you as a witch, and has you executed. Fantastic!! Events like that will happen throughout Elyria. I know what you may be thinking. “That’s dumb. Plus you didn’t answer my question before. My character is dead, and I lost all my progress. Why would I play a game with perma-death like that?” What if I told you, you didn’t really 'lose’ your progress when you die?

The Soul Lives On.

When you die in Chronicles of Elyria your character’s Soul is sent to the Akashic Records. Once there, it can be put into a new body for another chance at life. You can have more than one Soul to choose from, too!

A New Beginning.

Your soul retains everything it has learned in its past life(s). You can choose a new beginning, location, and family, or if you had a child in your past life you can opt to take over that child with your Soul, to continue furthering your lineage. So now you have a younger body to continue on refining your skills, taking you further than what your first character could achieve before. Dying is actually another mean of progression!

Making an Entrance.

If you don’t have a Child, you have to choose between having a Family or being a Ward of the State. Each have their pros, and cons.

Your choice of Family is one of the most important decisions you could ever make. It determines your nobility, your wealth, reputation, and a lot of other important features like your genetics. Your characters abilities and starting skills will also be determined by your family, race and region!

You can also opt to customize all of those by sacrificing a family to be a Ward of the State. However, that might not be the choice for everyone. Even though you will start younger for more time, and can choose where to spend your skill points. You won’t have any financial backing, no ties to a dynasty, or help when Spirit Walking (a way to get back to your body after a temporary 'death’ named a 'Coup de grace’)

Sometimes, there’s rare genetic mutations. Albinism is one of them. There’s a chance during your character’s customization that you may have one of these mutations, causing you to be more unique than your average John/Jane in the game.

Read the rest of the original Imgur post, or check out ChroniclesOfElyria.com for more info.

Copied/reformated for Tumblr with permission.

Amnesia: Memories Coming West this August

“Idea Factory International is bringing Amnesia: Memories for PS Vita to North America and Europe via download in August 2015, the publisher announced at its inaugural press event this evening.”

You can read the rest of the article on Gematsu.com here

The game will also be released on Steam.

This is how I’ll be showing tutorials and demos. The StringBing workshop is an upcoming casual show that showcases tutorials, demos, processes and discussions relating to the animation industry. Since this mostly reflects on my personal knowledge, most of it will be about indie 2D animation, Softwares on 2D animation, and Storyboarding. I asked my followers what type of video they’d like to see from me as a tutorial, and most people asked about how to approach inbetweening, reading timing charts, softwares, compositing; these are all things I’ve been writing about in the document. I’ll also talk about the importance of having 2D animation knowledge in the field of today, How I start and finish a shot, Ways we could improve draftsmanship, and some unorthodox stuff I want to talk about regarding my experience with 2D animation and doing story work.

The initial idea was to have me filmed and talk about these things, but I thought it’d be fun to have little cartoon dogs demonstrate certain scenarios (also i dont like posting myself out there personally…)

If there are things that you are interested in hearing or learning about, hit me up!

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Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Coming Fall 2015!

“Aksys Games is excited to announce that Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, a visual novel otome game created by Idea Factory and Design Factory, will be released in Fall 2015! Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ will be exclusive to PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. It will release as retail and digital in North America and digital only in Europe. Play as a beautiful young woman whose poisonous touch means imminent death, and unravel the secrets of her past with the help of five charming guys!

About Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…”

Read more on aksysgames.com!

You can check out the game’s official website here, or preorder the game from Amazon.com for USD$39.99 here.

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LL! in July

Happy July! I hope you’re looking forward to this month, because a lot is happening. I thought it’d be fun to make a little list so you can all look forward to it too! ♪

  • July 1: (SIF) EN maintenance to adjust present box expiry dates (Details), EN “Promise of Today” event starts (Details), (Event) You can board the Aqoursmaru at Awashima Marine Park starting today! (Details)
  • July 2: (Anime) Love Live! Sunshine!! anime premiere! First showings will be at 10:30 PM JST, (Event) “Nice to Meet You, We Are Aqours!!” special event at Anime Expo! Starts at 11:00 AM PDT (Details), (Event) SEGA x Sunshine!! x  AG Square “Animation broadcast commemoration campaign” begins
  • July 4: (SIF) “It’s Summer! It’s Aqours! Large Update Campaign ♪” (LINE) ends at 23:59 (Details)
  • July 5: (SIF) JP large-scale update that will bring in Aqours and other features will occur. Exact time of update has yet to be announced. (Details)
  • July 6: (Live) 13th episode of Aqours Uranohoshi Girls’ High School RADIO!!! airs (HiBiKi Radio Station official website)
  • July 7: (SIF) KR - It will no longer be possible to buy love gems (Details)
  • July 8: (Live) Aqours “Aqours dayo! Ichi ni no Sunshine!!” Live stream will take place at 20:00 JST
  • July 9: (Anime) Love Live! Sunshine!! episode 2 airs
  • July 10: (Event) Anchan, Rikyako and Shukashuu will appear for a talk session and meet and greet at C3 CharaExpo in Singapore (Details)
  • July 11: (SIF) EN “Promise of Today” event ends
  • July 13: (General) Tsushima Yoshiko (Yohane)’s birthday, (Live) 14th episode of Aqours Uranohoshi Girls’ High School RADIO!!! airs (HiBiKi Radio Station official website)
  • July 16: (Anime) Love Live! Sunshine!! episode 3 airs
  • July 20: (CD) Love Live! Sunshine!! anime opening goes up for sale (Details), (Live) 15th episode of Aqours Uranohoshi Girls’ High School RADIO!!! airs (HiBiKi Radio Station official website)
  • July 22: (General) Yazawa Nico’s birthday
  • July 23: (Event) Sega x Sunshine!! collaboration cafe starts (Details), (Anime) Love Live! Sunshine!! episode 4 airs
  • July 27: (CD) NicoRinPana vol.7 goes on sale (Details), (Live) 16th episode of Aqours Uranohoshi Girls’ High School RADIO!!! (HiBiKi Radio Station official website)
  • July 30: (Anime) Love Live! Sunshine!! episode 5 airs
  • July 31: (Event) Special Sunshine!! event in Numazu
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The opening for Collar x Malice, an upcoming otome game to be released in both Japanese and English!