News Roundup for February 2nd, 2015

Keep the Love Alive

The members of μ's agreed to disband after graduation... but that wouldn't make for a very interesting sequel, now would it? Forces conspire to keep the dream going in the upcoming Love Live! movie titled, obviously enough, Love Live! The School Idol Movie. Find out what mischief awaits the girls when the film opens in Japanese theaters on June 13th.

Official homepage: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/sp_movie_ticket.html

Maleficent Madoka Goods

Oh Homura, you're so bad. Madoka's supposed to be the main character--and your best friend--but you keep on hogging the spotlight. This latest line of Ichibankuji prize figures is for all the Homu-homu true believers. Though to be honest, I don't trust her any further than I can throw her Soul Gem.

Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/964/

Snow Angel

Take off the earmuffs long enough to listen to "Snow Fairy Story," the theme for this year's iteration of Snow Miku, with illustrations by Tama and music by 40mP. I just noticed that her wireless mic is a tree branch! If you really want to get back to nature, head out into the winter wilds of the Sapporo Snow Festival and see her in concert on February 7th and 8th.

Official homepage: http://snowmiku.com/2015/

Fly Me to the Moon

It's 2015, the year Evangelion's Angels are supposed to attack, and mankind is looking to crowdfund Instrumentality. If Team Longinus gathers 100 million yen by April 5th they'll send a 24cm titanium alloy replica of the Lance of Longinus to the moon. Donate today to receive your backer reward--an original illustration, sticker and the knowledge that you helped humanity reach its next stage of evolution.

Official homepage: https://readyfor.jp/projects/evangelion

Recycle Your Plastics

In the future we'll have free-thinking androids. Yaaay! But they'll have a lifespan of just slightly over 9 years. Waaah! Plastic Memories, the upcoming anime project from Steins;Gate author Naotaka Hayashi and Infinite Stratos character designer okiura, follows the drama that unfolds when people turn in their memories for the latest model. Have your hanky ready for the show in April.

Official homepage: http://www.plastic-memories.jp/

Don't Call Them "Kanmusu"

The English-speaking world has yet to enjoy the first Arpeggio of Blue Steel film but the second one has already been teased! Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova Cadenza will introduce the mysterious Fog Student Council and new Mental Models to run it. The October 31st release is still a ways away, so let the speculation for the all-new story begin

Official homepage: http://aokihagane.com/1610.html