News Roundup for September 17th, 2014

My Dokes Stay Classy in Kyoto

AmiAmi Blog will not be at this weekend's Kyoto International Manga Festival but Aniplex will be with Madoka and the rest of the girls. Drop by to see them decorating character goods dressed in maiko--traditional female kimono--to touch the history of the city.

Official homepage: https://www.aniplexplus.com/PfaLFeaD

Monokuma Massacare

Ever wonder what happened between the two Danganronpa games? The upcoming spin-off title Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa: Another Episode answers the question with enough dead Monokuma to top a landfill. Take control of Makoto Naegi's sister and knock the stuffing out of those two-tone terrorists when the game hits PS Vita on September 25th. Or should I say, despair as you wait in agony for the English release!

Official homepage: http://www.danganronpa.com/zetsubou/

Challenge Fate

Convenience store Lawsons is joining the 5th Holy Grail War. Submit your receipts for select items purchased from September 23rd to October to enter a lottery to win Fate/stay night merch including clear files, original illustrations and digital photo frames. Kind of confusing, yes, but not as complicated as trying to explain the connections and contradictions of the Nasuverse.

Official homepage: http://lwp.jp/fsn/campaign/static/fsn/

I CAN HAZ FORTUNE?

Cats are considered a sign of good fortune in Japan. Hence the one-paw-raised maneki neko that beckon costumers into shops, or the gold coin on Meowth's forehead. And when the cat is an ultra-powerful yokai such as Nyanko-sensei, you better believe that the luck is super potent. Question is, are you lucky enough to pull one from the UFO catcher in the first place...

Official homepage: http://www.prizebp.jp/natsume/

Fat Stacks of Thin Books

The cast of Denkigai no Honya-san graduated from NEETdom to get jobs working at a dojinshi shop and now they're taking the next step towards becoming full-fledged human beings--falling in love! But it won't be easy when your co-workers are as mental as you and the customers are even worse. If you like observing groups of otaku interact and grow together like in Genshiken you'll (probably) love this romantic comedy when it hits in October.

Official homepage: http://umanohone.jp/

One Hell of a Tea Party

Who knew that Black Butler's Sebastian was albino? That explains the red eyes. But he must dye his hair all the time to keep the roots from showing. Well, that theory's not canon, anyway--it's just the idea behind these Sebastian and Ciel stuffed rabbits that you can win by tweeting #一番くじ黒執事. If you're in Japan then you can also stop by convenience stores and comic book shops forother items in the Ichiban Kuji campaign, including rubber straps, bookmarks and stickers.

Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/855/