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Lollipop Chainsaw game sets company's record, sells 700,000
Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda announced that more than 700,000 units of Lollipop Chainsaw (ロリポップチェーンソー)have shipped since its release on June 12. This is a new record for the company.

Lollipop Chainsaw is hack-and-slash zombie game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles.

It features Juliet Starling, a cheerleader zombie hunter fighting zombies in a fictional California high school.

Kadokawa Games has also recently announced that it is partnering with the recently-established Japan Twin Tail Association for a Lollipop Chainsaw-related event. Juliet sports pigtails in the game.

Cosplayer Jessica Nigri dressed as Lollipop Chainsaw Juliet with a chainsaw, during Amazing Arizona Comic Convention.

 2012/08/28 09:49  この記事のURL  / 
Tokyo Disneyland opens 'Goofy's Paint and Play House' attraction
Tokyo Disneyland on August 24 unveiled a new attraction called Goofy's Paint and Play House.

During a 90-second ride, up to eight persons get to redecorate the house of the popular Goofy dog character by using a simulated spray paint system to change the colors of its walls and furniture.

Guests can help Goofy redecorate his room with the use of a “paint” shooting device called a Toontone Splat Master, which creates the appearance of paint flying out from the applicator and onto the walls or floor just by pulling a string or pushing a button.

Guests work together to decorate the room using their Toontone Splat Masters, and different theme options, such as the beach and jungle, are available to help with the decorating.

A long line of children and vacationers formed around the new attraction!






 2012/08/27 08:41  この記事のURL  / 
Kenichi Suzumura's Code:Breaker ending theme previewed
Bandai's music label Lantis began streaming a 26-second preview of singer and voice actor Kenichi Suzumura's newest single "Shiroi Karasu" (White Crow).
Shiroi Karasu

The video reveals that the song will be used as the ending theme for the Code:Breaker TV anime series.

It tells the story of a high-school girl who is trained in martial arts and a new transfer student, a boy with mysterious powers.
Kenichi Suzumura

The single will go on sale on October 17. Suzumura is also voicing the character Toki/Code:04 in the upcoming series.

The anime adaptation of the Code:Breaker manga by Akimine Kamijyo (Samurai Deeper Kyo) is slated to premiere in Japan in October.
 2012/08/23 07:40  この記事のURL  / 
High school band contest planned at K-On! model school
The local chamber of commerce in Toyosato city in Shiga Prefecture will be hosting a "Light Music Koshien" band contest on August 25 held inside the former campus of Toyosato Elementary School.

This school is well known as the model school for the K-ON! anime's school.

14 bands in total submitted demo CDs to the contest, and four bands from around Japan were chosen to compete in the school.

The four finalist bands are from Shiga, Kyoto, Kanagawa, and Gunma Prefectures, and they will be competing in the second iteration of the event.

The first time it was held, five finalist bands were invited to the school from a total of 31 entries. Entry to the school to view the bands perform live at 1 P.M. on the 25th is free of charge.

Kyoto Animation modeled the K-ON! anime's fictional Sakuragaoka High School after the Toyosato campus, which was being repurposed since new school facilities were built.

Since 2009, it is estimated that an average of 50,000 fans visit the campus each year.




 2012/08/22 06:57  この記事のURL  / 
Chewing gum ads stars Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei flub lines
The official YouTube channel for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film began streaming bloopers ― as television ads promoting Lotte's Fit's Link and Fruitio chewing gum.

Lotte's CM

In the gum ads, the film's stars Takeru Satoh (佐藤健)and Emi Takei (武井咲)flub their lines, leading audience members to exclaim, "Kanda?" ― the Japanese word for "chew" (kamu) is also the word for "flub."

Lotte's CM

Lotte's CM

Satoh stars in the Live-action Rurouni Kenshin film as the titular swordsman, while Takei plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya.
Rurouni Kenshin film

The film will open on August 25.

 2012/08/21 09:06  この記事のURL  / 
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