News Roundup for November 18th, 2014

Shift Into GEARWALK Mode

Macross mecha designer Shouji Kawamori takes hybrid vehicles to the next level with his transforming Hatsune Miku figure. This baby goes from zero to 60 in under three seconds but what's more impressive is how it shifts from race car to robot and back again. Head over to Good Smile Company's official homepage for a test drive.

Official homepage: http://goodsmile.ecq.sc/gsrwhsjp00001.html/

Occupy Your Idle Hands

Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls

Tired of playing idol simulation games on your phone? Well starting today you can play them on your PC now that Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls is available on Google Play. Study up on the roster so you know who to root for when the anime adaptation starts in January!

Official homepage: http://info.idolmaster.jp/social/
Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.mbga.a12008305.lite

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Kyoukai no Rinne anime

Supernatural antics will return to anime next year with a 25-episode adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Kyoukai no Rinne (Circle of Reincarnation). Sakura is a high school girl that can see dead people--spooky! And Rinne is a half-Shinigami exorcist. Together they help restless spirits find peace while dealing with a kooky cast of crazies more dangerous than any ghost or goblin. This is one title to watch from director Seiki Sugawara and production company Brains Base. 

Official homepage: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/rinne/

Mega-size Your 'Mons

The mega-cool mega-trailer for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire showcases the new Mega Evolutions! I'm mega-excited to get my hands on them to mega-warp my local metagame.

Official homepage: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/

Epic Meal Time

If you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen! Cooking battle manga Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma has been green-lit for an anime adaptation that will make the action (and eating) scenes from Attack on Titan look tame in comparison.

Official homepage: http://shokugekinosoma.com/

The Magic of Song

Mahou no Tame no Shoujo Club

In the world of Mahou no Tame no Shoujo Club, love is the source of all magic and the royal witch academy figures that music is the best way to spread the love! The latest visual reveals Hansel Primavera, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy business family who wants in on the magical idol scene. Vocaloid producer TOKOTOKO (Nishizawasan P) is on board with more creators soon to be announced. Are they setting the stage for a magical girl version of Love Live!? We'll have to wait and see how this media mix project unfolds.

Official homepage: http://mashikura.net/

Robots Remind Us of Our Humanity

Tekken, caped comedian and flip-book animator extraordinaire, tries to unbreak your heart with his tribute to Disney's latest CG feature, Big Hero 6. Don't try to hold all those feels, bro. Let the tears flow.

It's About Purity in Game Design

Nyanko Escapes
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I hate putting words into people's mouths so I'll let the developer of mobile game Nyanko speak for himself. Mr. Masayoshi Fujita, take it away!

"An escape game about a kitten.

You can tap the screen (or do something) to solve various mysteries, and lead the kitten to the exit. "

What more do you need? Go download it!

Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/nyanko-escapes-for-ios/id932713128
Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gs.aki.tonakai.nyanko1