News Roundup for March 31st, 2014

Pwning the n00bs

One wrong turn on the job tree is all it takes for you to end up as a minimum-wage burger flipper as opposed to say, a Level 50 Dragon Knight. In the anime adaptation of the light novel No Game No Life, Sora and Shiro are pro-gamer siblings who find themselves sucked into a virtual world to put their l33t skills to good use. Say goodbye to all your IRL woes when the show starts this April.

Official homepage: http://ngnl.jp/

The Housewives and Hipsters Have Spoken

The official homepage for the film Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider Kamen Rider War feat. Super Sentai held a poll to determine the winner of the showdown between classic and contemporary riders. The votes are in and their copious amount of hair gel allowed the Heisei Riders to slide by by a mere 760 vote margin. The final tally--1,387,041 to 1,386,281. As a staunch Showa Rider fan I'll still go to the theater, but only to root for the underdog.

Official homepage: http://www.superhero-movie.com

Paint Your World With Sound

You know IA, the other other Vocaloid? She's getting her own PS Vita rhythm game from Marvelous AQL titled IA/VT Colorful. The game includes 60 songs, Internet rankings, a playlist mode where you can program three non-stop tracks and a “colorful wave” feature where the background art is modified based on your performance. Paint with all the colors of the wind on July 31st.

Official homepage: http://ia-vt.maql.co.jp/

The Dark Side of Magical Girls

Be wary of taking in runaways, especially ones that look like your dead childhood friend—and doubly so if they're also a magic user being pursued by a shadowy research institute. Brynhildr in the Darkness premiers this month and promises to have it all, from mysterious girls with long black hair to catatonic gothic lolitas to operatic dubstep.

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

Odaiba Gundam Gets a Digital Makeover

A special projection mapping light show illuminated the life-size Gundam statue in Odaiba from March 20th to 23rd as part of the franchise's 35th anniversary celebration. The event title “Industrial Revolution -To the Future-” is supposed to make us think about how technology has evolved--now if only humanity could evolve into New Types to make the most of it!

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During the series' 25 year run, the multiple generations of JoJos have been led on bizarre adventures across Europe, through the Middle East and across the continental United States. Now the cast is getting packed for their first world tour. When they stop by your town you'll be able to read the first 100 pages of each story arc by checking in at specific locations with your smartphone's GPS. The event kicks off in Japan and will be traveling abroad from April 26th to May 18th. Check back with the official homepage for dates and locales.

Official homepage: http://www.araki-jojo.com/tour/