News Roundup for April 7th, 2014

Get Hitched Before She Ships Out

Amidst a flurry of international protest, Japan is allowing men to marry their daughters--well, their fleet daughters. For a mere 15,000 yen (or 18,000 yen with a personalized engraving), you can nab yourself a silver wedding ring along with a classy ring box, photo of your Kancolle lovely and certificate of authenticity. Keep the picture close to your heart so you can look back at her young and perky frame before it was weighed down with a metric ton of conversion work and weaponry.

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Return on Investment

The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls social game pulls in a cool one billion yen per month from people desperate for digital cardboard. Imagine how the market will pick up now that the title is getting an anime adaptation next January! Look forward to a flood of merch from the Cute-type, Cool-type and Passion-type idols over the coming year as the industry cranks up to give back to the fans who supported it.

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Peace is Made to Be Broken

Fafner in the Azure : Dead Aggressor, the heady mecha show from 2004, is getting a sequel and an additional subtitle next January with Fafner in the Azure : Dead Aggressor: Exodus. That gives you enough time to catch up and watch the original 26-episode TV series and film that chronicle mankind's war against aliens that can only be defeated by Fafners, the titular mobile suits.

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Professional psycho Shokotan takes a break from cramming cats in her mouth to give a tongue lashing to the only man strong enough to deflect her advances--Jotaro! She's too embarrassing to watch but too intriguing to look away. Her Stand power turns you into a hopeless voyeur--could this be the secret to her success?

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Love Livers, Start Your Engines!

The girls of Muse are trading in their pizza delivery scooters for something with more power. Love Live! is teaming up with the Pacific Racing Team for this year's Super GT, Japan's premiere circuit auto racing event, and the cast will be driving in style plastered on a Porsche 911 GT3. Figure fans, don't be left in the dust--Pacific Racing Team is offering personal sponsorship packages that come with Nendoroid Petites of the girls cosplaying as race queens. See you at the finish line!

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