Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dec 22 news round-up

It's time for a summary of neat stories and trailer that've arisen sincewell, since the last time there was a news round-up.

* Yuichi Fukuda, director of The Hero Yoshihiko and Hentai Kamen, has a new movie called Joshiku in the works, an all-female Sentai parody. It's due in Japan in early summer. [via ]

*has a look at Yoshihiro Nishimura's upcoming zombie sketch comedy film Zombie TV.

* This gingerbread Optimus Prime just won the Mills Gingerbread House competition in Norway. Is he technically a house? [via ]

* On December 15, there was a live event for a henshin hero called Fujiyama Ichiban. Here's the hook: this is an American-created property in true Japanese form. Read more about it at .

* Death Note is becoming a stage musical (keeping my hopes alive for the prospect of Fist of the North Star on Broadwayc'mon, somebody's got to be interested!). Check out for details.

And a boatload of trailers:

* Yu-gi-oh: Arc-V, the fifth (or sixth, depending on how you count) TV series in the franchise.

* Nobunagun, about possessed weapons and their wielders, starts Jan 5:

* And then there's this season's other Nobunaga-themed mecha show (did nobody think that would confuse audiences?), Nobunaga the Fool:

* Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders TV series, continuing with the third arc from the manga:

* Captain Earth, coming in April, from the same team as Star Driver:

* The new Powerpuff Girls special that's coming January 20th:

* Bodacious Space Pirates: The Abyss of Hyperspace, a movie coming February 22, a sequel to the TV series.

* The Kyoryuger vs. Gobusters movie (playing Jan 18th), which also features some other dinosaur-themed Sentai:

* The sequel to the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie, which is looking to be the second in a trilogy now:

* The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution PS3/X360 game, which has a Mecha-Naruto in it:

* The Next Generation Patlabor! The first of the seven parts (which I understand to each be about 48 minutes long) is debuting on April 5; has posted the full schedule.
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