News Roundup for January 23rd, 2014

Asuka Shows it All in High-def

Asuka is the kind of girl that doesn't mind flashing her panties to the world, so long as it doesn't make anyone feel... uncomfortable. Taishi Mori's fan-service laden gag manga Kyou no Asuka Show (Today's Asuka Show) received an anime adaptation in August 2012 and was distributed on the Smartphone app Video Market.

Now you can enjoy Asuka's shimapan on the big screen with the Blu-ray release on March 26th! There's also a free Smartphone app that lets you chat with the chipper heroine. Check out the first episode for free on YouTube and you'll be begging for her to show more.

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Attack on Social Games

The death penalty is too good for some. In the world of Attack on Titan, truly unforgivable crimes are given the ultimate punishment--exile beyond the wall. Shingeki no Kyojin -Jiyuu e no Houkou-  (Attack on Titan: Roar Towards Freedom) is an upcoming social game from DeNA that puts you in control of a convict fighting to survive outside of Wall Maria with forbidden weapons.

Gather materials to build your encampment either by farming them the old fashioned way or by using an army of titans to pillage resources from others. But watch out--other players will be looking to do the same to you! Prepare for attack this winter on iOS and Android devices.

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Awaken Your Seventh Sense


On January 21st the Bellesalle building in Akihabara held a special event to promote the upcoming Saint Seiya pachi-slot game, Ougon Gekitou-hen. We'll spare you the details of the spinning slots and flashing lights. The real star of the show was the Gold Cloth display. Scorpio, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini--which makes your Cosmos burn brightest? Check out the event report below for more photos.

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One Week Friends Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

Would you want to make friends with someone if you knew you would forget them in a week? That's the dilemma facing high school student Yuuki Hase. When he finally works up the courage to approach his lonesome classmate Kaori Fujimiya he discovers that she loses memories of her friends every Monday. Even so, Yuuki swears to get to know her the first time, again and again and again.

Matcha Hazuki's manga is getting an anime adaptation this spring by Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!). Director Tarou Iwasaki (Fullmetal Alchemist) will work with series composer Shoutarou Suga (The Eccentric Family, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood).

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Visit the Holy Land from Home


Internet service company DIP Corp. Is launching Seichi Junrei Map, an app that points you towards over 2000 locations featured in otaku culture. The app will allow you to share pictures, review locations, and even walk the hollowed streets via Google Street View.

Pre-register now so you'll be ready to hit the road when the app launches this spring.

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