News Roundup for June 1st, 2015

Cool Hunters

Capcom makes their biggest franchise hip and edgy again with Monster Hunter X (pronounced "Cross"). The producers say this title will focus on customizing your hunter and to expect the same weapon to allow for multiple play styles. We'll see if the game lives up to the hype when it arrives for Nintendo 3DS this winter in Japan.

Official homepage: http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/X/

Sanrio Brand Girls

μ's teams up with the only idol cuter than they are--Hello Kitty! Check out these collaboration clear files, towels, key chain friends and more. But it makes you wonder, how do they sing without a mouth?

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

Blistering Hot Yuri Action

Sigmund Freud would have a field day with the plot of Valkyrie Drive, a media mix project that spans a TV anime, console game and smartphone game. In a nutshell--girls kiss and one turns into a sword for her lover to wield against other girls with yuri-infused weapons. Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki and Maken-Ki! character designer Hiraku Kaneko headline the project and if you're still on board knowing that, then make like the heroines and bounce over to the official homepage for the character bios. From the left we've got Yuka Iguchi as the taciturn and no-nonsense Mirei Shikishima, Mikako Izawa as weaponized loli Mamori Tokonome and Yurika Kubo as money-grubbing hothead Meifon Sakura.

Official homepage: http://valkyriedrive.jp/anime/

Ghost Ride the Whip

Ghost in the Shell: Arise finally lays all its cards on the table in the upcoming film titled simply Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie. The trailer promises to reveal the details of Motoko's birth and the secret behind the Fire Starter virus along with a prime minister assassination plot to drive the action. Jack in for an earful of the theme song "Mada Ugoku," Cornelius and Maaya Sakamoto's latest collaboration, ahead of the film's June 20 opening.

Official homepage: http://kokaku-a.jp/