News Roundup for February 27th, 2014

Light Up the Darkness With Paralyzed Girls, Tsun-Tsun Lolis and Giant Breasts

For a show that deals with magic users, the doppelganger of a dead childhood friend and the search for extraterrestrial life, the new trailer for Brynhildr in the Darkness makes this sci-fi thriller into a down-to-earth comedy. Look to the stars when it premiers this April.

Official homepage: http://www.vap.co.jp/gokukoku/

Girls and Kantai Witches Collection Unvealed

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The upcoming exhibition Anime Japan 2014 promises to bring together fans, media buyers and anime production crews, but they're also bringing together popular titles for collaboration character goods! We've got rubber straps of Araragi-kun as a member of the Survey Corps, Rascal trying to trick you into signing a magical girl contract, Moretsu Ataro and Nonnon Biyori T-shirts and more. We'll get down and dirty with these rare treats in our coverage from our coverage following the March 22nd weekend.

Official homepage: http://www.anime-japan.jp/sponsor/officialGoods.html

Don't Forget Your Hankey

As anyone who sat through the Endless Eight arc of Haruhi can attest to, the worst thing about time loop stories is having to sit through the same setup over and over and over again. Not so with One Week Friends! The heroine has highly selective amnesia that causes her memory to wipe every seven days, but her male classmate will never forget the good times they had together. I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast, so being able to retain anything for one week seems like a super power.

Official homepage: http://oneweekfriends.com/

HERE COMES A NEW CHEVROLET

So you got your car insured against accidents, theft and acts of god--but what's your deductible for Shoryuken? This commercial from Turkish automotive insurance company Anadolu Sigorta shows that a bonus stage can strike when you least expect it. When the World Warriors come for your vehicle, all you can do is watch in horror and loop the same four frames of animation until the carnage is over.

Official homepage: http://www.anadolusigorta.com.tr/en/

Time Flows Like a River and History Repeats

The Secret of Mana series is making its long-awaited comeback with Rise of Mana, a free-to-play smartphone title. As the player you may switch between angel and devil forms as well as a full armory of equipment during real-time battles. The game supports co-up with up to eight players, and from the looks of the trailer you're going to need every meat shield you can get your hands on to tackle the massive bosses. Look for it on iOS in the near future and later this year for Android.

Official homepage: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/seiken_rom/