News Roundup for September 12th, 2014

KanColle for Gearheads

Kick your min/max OCD into high gear with Shanago, an upcoming social game that gives you a garage full of anthropomorphic versions of flagship cars from Japan's top auto makers. Customize your ride, overhaul their chassis and become the fastest thing on four wheels. Just don't ruin that petite frame by putting a HEMI in it.

Official homepage: http://syanago.com/

The Difference is Crystal Clear

Who says that studios never listen to fans? Your complaints about the quality of Sailor Moon Crystal were loud enough to reach Toei and they're putting half-baked scenes back in the oven for the Blu-ray release. Don't think of it as lazy production values, think of it a fremium model for anime.

Official homepage: http://sailormoon-official.com/

Moe is My Shepherd, Only Want Shall I Know

Psst, I'm gonna let you in on a secret: Bookworms get all the chicks. No seriously, check out Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd, the adult visual novel from August Soft. It's about a guy who joins the Library Club to read in peace and quiet only to end up dealing with a host of quirky heroines. If you want to join the club without actually, you know, having to read, stick around for the anime adaptation this October.

Official homepage: http://www.daito-anime.com/

Hello Kenshin

Following yesterday's leaked photos of Hello Kitty in her underwear, the biggest name in the Sanrio family is trying to earn back some of her dignity by adopting the way of the samurai. Plushies and notebooks of her cosplaying as Kenshin and baddie Shishio go on sale at theaters across Japan on September 13th to celebrate the opening of Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the final installment of the live action trilogy. But the legend of Hello Kitty is far from over. Where will we see the aging star next--in the fashion press, or the tabloid rags?

Official homepage: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/rurouni-kenshin/index.html

Overdose of Ear Candy

You want a real look into the daily (private) lives of high school boys? Then take a listen to "Otoko no Jikan." A hidden microphone recorded them going about their mundane business, from brushing their teeth to removing neckties to panting after a jog to... ripping stockings? But don't take my word for it--hear it for yourself.

Official homepage: http://www.odessa.co.jp/davrilmoon/otokono/index.html

Monomania

Cause despair in all your homestuck friends with this Tokyo Game Show EXCLUSIVE Danganronpa cardigan and windbreaker. But you better ride out on first train 'cuz there's only 100 of the evil-eye cardigans available! As if the event didn't already have enough lines...

Official homepage: http://www.cospa.com/event/id/8535

Magic to My Ears

Meet Noix Tranche, a witch with the power to make bubbles! In the world of Mahou no Tame no Shoujo Club, love is the source of all magic and the royal witch academy figures the best way to be loved by the most people is music! The media mix project will kick off on September 24th with the album "Harukaze Pochett." Coquettish vocalist Nanahira lends her loli-tastic voice to tracks from up-and-coming dojin composers including Junky (Engaged to the Unidentified OP) and Yashikin (Teekyu Season 2 OP).

Official homepage: http://mashikura.net/goods/harukaze_pochette/