News Roundup for January 15th, 2015

From Seiyuu to Idol Superstar

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Voice actress Masami Asano provides the gags and Hayate no Gotoku author Kenjito Hata provides the ink for the 4-koma web manga, Sore ga Seiyuu. This summer GONZO will produce the anime adaptation that takes us into recording studio to discover that what happens behind the mic is often funnier than what ends up on screen.

Official homepage: http://soregaseiyu.com/

Moon Prism Makeup For Your Pupils

Sailor Moon color contacts

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a Sailor Moon color contact! That's right, after the Sailor Moon-inspired shoes, skirts, stockings, bags and so on, the only part of your body left to be covered is the surface of your eyeball. Perfect for cosplayers and fashionistas alike, you'll be able to order your box from the homepage below on January 19th.

Official homepage: http://www.sho-bionlinestore.jp/html/page68.html

Maid in Japan

Japan Inc. has found an inventive way to keep its growing maid population employed in the current moe-nomic recession: Give 100 maids the job of one! Watch the clip to see government subsidized labor in action.

Official homepage: https://cp.direct-teleshop.jp/FlavorStone100?trflg=1

Miku Gets an Encore

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct was nothing short of amazing. Majora's Mask for 3DS! More Amiibos! Wii titles available for download on WiiU! But the announcement that got us most excited was the teaser for the Vocaloid rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. The sylish music video doesn't reveal any gameplay details, but at this point, does it really need to? I know exactly what I'm getting into with the May 28th release.

Official homepage: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/nintendo_direct/20150114

Norma-core

The most polemic anime of the season is getting a PS Vita tie-in courtesy of Bandai Namco Games with Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon TR. (Based on how the show sets people off, I assume "TR" stands for "Trigger." Take control of Naomi, our new pink-haired protagonist, and blow those dasterdly dragons out of the sky when the title hits this spring.

Official homepage: http://crossange.bngames.net/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=direct