News Roundup for May 1st, 2015

See Love Live! Larger Than Life

Hey all you Love Livers out there, Bandai knows you can't live without your μ's so they're giving Love Live! The School Idol Movie a worldwide theatrical release from August. Check the official homepage below for cities and showdates.

Official homepage: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/worldwide/news.php

Flower Power

A-1 Pictures brings together an all-star cast of creators for an original theatrical anime, The Vitreous Flower Destroys the World. Masashi ishihama (From the New World) will direct the script by Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad, Amagi Brilliant Park) with character designs by Kantoku (The "Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat." The original scenario from creative duo Physics Point revolves around anthpormorphic bits of software that battle against bugs inside a computer, er, "knowledge box." It's scheduled for a 2015 release which means we should get a proper trailer any day now.

Official homepage: http://garakowa.jp/

When Indie Games Go Bad

If the memes spawned by Attack on Titan and Funassyi the anthropomorphic pear combined into a horrible nightmare baby it would look like Ao Oni, the shareware RPG that received an equally low-budget live action adaptation last year. The trailer for the upcoming sequel, Ao Oni ver2.0, shows off the new moveset the titular monster gained from the latest patch. Will our gang of obnoxious teenagers be able to nerf the buffs before they get pwned IRL? Find out when the film opens on July 4.

Official homepage: http://aooni-movie.com/

Moon Healing Escalation

Turn that frown upside down with these Tamashii Buddies! Everytime life gets you down take a look at the Sailor Warriors and think, "If they can smile in the face of a never ending stream of bad guys and homework, then I can too."

Tamashii Buddies - Sailor Mercury "Sailor Moon" [Bandai]
Tamashii Buddies - Sailor Jupiter "Sailor Moon" [Bandai]
Size: Approx. H90mm
Material: ABS, PVC

Live the Love Live! Lifestyle

Sonoda Umi was voted official campaign girl for convenience store Lawsons and she's taking her job super seriously! She's prepared original character goods including clear files, acrylic standees and post-it notes, not to mention the keychain you get for buying candy or the mini hand fan you receive just for showing up! But like all things that sound too good to be true, there's a catch--supplies are limited! Start camping out now so you can get yours when the shelves get stocked on May 5.

Official homepage: http://lwp.jp/llv3/campaign/static/llv3/

Holding All Aces

Some guys get abs by doing crunches, some spray it on with tan in a can. This Ace figure does a little bit of both! His freckles, on the other hand, are the real deal.

Figuarts ZERO - Portgas D. Ace -5th Anniversary Edition- "ONE PIECE" [Bandai]
Size: Approx. H150mm
Material: ABS, PVC