Jan 302014
 

Red Lanterns #27

Red Lanterns is a comic that came-from-behind to become arguably the best title in the Green Lantern family of books published by DC Comics. Now, the series is spinning towards a collision with the Green Lantern Corps…and Supergirl! How did this latest installment shake out?

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Jan 282014
 

moe-headphones-design-book-2013-coverIf you’re a fan of Kickstarter, moe drawings, and doujins, then this project may be for you. Sekai Project, a “new startup focused on getting greater exposure to Japanese creative works by offering translation and marketing assistance to the creators,” is helping bring a doujin by the circle Lunatic Joker to the West. Enter the 2013 Moe Headphones Design Guidebook. Take a look at the description:

A softcover book with 52 pages, Moe Headphones Design Guidebook 2013 consists of an in-depth look at 6 designer headphones with illustrations complementing them and reviews done by illustrator Lunatic Joker.

And just yesterday, the project reached its second and final stretch goal at $20,000: an additional 2-6 pages to the book. The first stretch goal was at $15,000 and featured an omake book from Comic Market 84. Way to go guys for hitting both stretch goals! And props to everyone who has supported this awesome project!

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Jan 282014
 

Heya, Kaushik here again this week, with a video game! This time it’s the demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, generally known as FF13-3. The demo was released on PSN earlier this week, so that’s the version I’ll be covering. I know a lot of people dislike the series (that may be putting it lightly) and I can understand their frustrations with the direction Final Fantasy has taken in recent years. I liked FF13 more than most I think, but even I’m getting a little sick of this universe and these characters. Still, I’ll approach this demo as impartially as possible! So without further ado, let’s go~

Lightning Returns cover

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Jan 282014
 

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So much for Skittles getting free publicity from Marshawn Lynch. Today, the candy brand announced a formal deal with the star running back. While the details of the deal are unknown, Lynch will be receiving financial compensation. This is the first time the candy brand has paid an athlete. Additionally, Skittles will also donate $10,000 to Lynch’s Fam First Foundation for every touchdown he scores in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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Jan 282014
 

hatsune-miku-senbonzakura-1Hatsune Miku fans, prepare yourselves! Figure company FREEing is releasing a Senbonzakura version of Miku this July. For those unfamiliar with the digital idol, here’s the description from Kahotan’s Blog:

From the popular Hatsune Miku song by Kurousa-P, ‘Senbonzakura’ comes a figure of Hatsune Miku in her unique outfit from the song! The figure is based on Itto Maru’s original illustration featuring Miku looking over her shoulder with her hand pointing in the shape of a gun, as if firing behind her. 

All the details of her pose and design have been faithfully recreated, making sure Miku is ready to shoot right into the heart of her fans! The spirit of the song is already retained in the figure beautifully, but Rin and Len are also in production to display with her soon, allowing you to bring out the Senbonzakura atmosphere even more!

The song itself is about westernization in Japan, which happened during the Meiji Restoration. Despite having an upbeat, oriental track, the song contains rather dark themes, mentioning guillotines and ICBMs. For fans of Meiji Restoration clothing, this might be the figure for you. You can check out the song and some moar pictures below. Continue reading »

Jan 282014
 

In case you haven’t heard by now, Sly Cooper is getting a movie. The CG animated film is set to arrive in theaters in early 2016 and will be directed by TMNT’s (2007) Kevin Munroe, who also wrote the screenplay. Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment are the two studios working on the film. They’re also the ones responsible for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank film, which will be released in 2015. Here’s the synopsis for the film: Continue reading »