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267321_10151578331891859_39327884_nIn case you’ve been living under a rock or just happen to pass by our dimension, Dragon Ball Z, Kami To Kami (Battle Of Gods) is reaching Philippine shores via SM Cinemas on August 14th after an alleged failure of negotiations, according to an anonymous tip.

Regardless, I’m a staunch supporter of things like this. Let’s encourage the men in suits that there IS a market here in our country for Japanese movies. After all, in the advent of a $61.7 million revenue for the Rurouni Kenshin film, with a sequel on the way and its primary antagonist already cast, I’m optimistic that our otakudom and its craving for all things weeaboo can be sated.

momotarou_snow-img330x456-1367315347lzde7i64681Which brings us now to this bit I saw online. I can’t believe this slipped under my radar, as I usually notice amusing stuff like this quickly. Months ago when Dragon Ball Z: Kami To Kami (Battle of Gods) was aired in Japanese theatres, KFC actually had a special Dragon Ball Z set meal that includes some 350 ml “Dragon Bottles” topped with a glow-in-the-dark Dragon Ball, with seven designs for all seven balls. An eighth design features  Gokuu’s Supaaaaaaa Saiyajin hair.

Of course, knowing Japan and its propensity to do… well, otaku-ish stuff, they actually offer THE ENTIRE SET, all eight bottles with eight pieces of juicy, 11-herbs-and-spices-y chikin for 5,000 Yen.

If you missed this and actually want one soooo bad, you CAN buy the bottles in Yahuoku (Yahoo Auctions) Japan, with prices ranging 300 to 2000 Yen per bottle or 4000 to 6000 Yen for the full set. It may be a worthy investment for diehard Dragon Ball Z fans.

Bookmark the SM Cinema page for Dragon Ball Z Kami To Kami (Battle Of Gods). Check back often to see when schedules come online and purchase your tickets. Until then, sit back and rape the replay button up there if you have to. It’s not everyday you get to hear Gokuu say 行くぞ、ケンタキーーー (IKUZO KENTAKIIIII)! After all, Kentaki de SO GOOD!

 

 

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Thank you. Courtesy: NeoGAF

My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute (俺妹): Happy End. When I spotted this game’s title gracing a NeoGAF thread, I had to do a double-take. “There’s no way that’s the game’s title,” I thought to myself. But it was. I didnt have enough context to be 100% sure, but the first take-away I got from watching the trailer was that the game’s end goal would be to bang your underaged sister and photograph said copulation, scandal-style. And a quick skim of the anime’s Wikipedia article reveals that I’m not far off the mark:

Kyosuke Kosaka, a normal 17-year-old high school student living in Chiba, has not gotten along with his younger sister Kirino in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyōsuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever. One day however, Kyosuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime which had fallen in his house’s entrance way. To Kyosuke’s surprise, he finds a hidden eroge (an adult game) inside the case and he soon learns that both the DVD and the game belong to Kirino. That night, Kirino brings Kyosuke to her room and reveals herself to be an otaku with an extensive collection of moe anime and younger sister-themed eroge she has been collecting in secret. Kyosuke quickly becomes Kirino’s confidant for her secret hobby.

What is wrong with you people? I’ve seen at least three other outlets unironically cover this game, as if getting a family member off is business as usual in the world of anime. No, it’s thankfully not (confirmed by our resident weeaboo, Franz). I’m sorry, but if you are even slightly excited by the existence of this videogame, please turn yourself in to the authorities and get yourself chemically castrated post-haste. This moe garbage needs to stop, and you pedophiles are part of the problem.  “But, but she’s a 9000 year-old alien witch queen!” Please. The fact that this game is published by one of Japan’s largest and most respected media outlets (Bandai Namco) is exactly why Japanese media is dying and turning into a niche consisting entirely of panchinko machines and toddlers with bolt-on breasts.

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Seriously: HELP.

Upon further inspection, the game is actually Pokemon Snap with moe blobs. People are apparently going insane over the fact that you can secretly photograph your kawaii imouto and dress her up in different outfits whilst “uploading” them to an in-game social media service. Jesus Christ. Therein lies the problem: no matter how atrocious your product is, as long it depicts an underaged  Anime character in tight spandex on the box, it’ll sell to at least a niche audience. A very smug fan-populace  that exists only in the like-minded Facebook groups of the world, often seen dressed up in styrofoam and polyester regalia, prepared to lash out with very sterile threats at disruptors of the hive.

How many times do we really need to see over-excitable, spiky-haired protagonists (and their silent compatriots with well-kempt hair on the other side of the spectrum)? Developers really need to think twice before integrating yet another mysterious brunette, submissive blonde, red-haired tomboy princess, tanned  dude in a halter top or klutzy loli in their future videogames. Sadly, this is wishful thinking. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute (俺妹) Happy End will probably sell tens of thousands of units to a niche that is permeating the mainstream (no thanks to the fact that we all somehow think it’s okay to tolerate deviant behavior), and the vicious cycle will forever continue. I realize that I’m not the first person to speak against this type of “fanservice,” but man, someone had to say something.

 

 

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Atlus has finally announced a release window of “sometime this fall” to the much-anticipated Persona 3 movie in Japan.

Titled Persona 3: The Movie #1: Spring of Birth, it’s based on the 3rd game in the franchise. No word on a western release but I’m sure the fansubbers will be all over this when it comes out.

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Local Narutards must be creaming their pants right now. SM Cinemas have provided the official joint for them to squee their hearts out at the 60-foot image of Sasuke and Naruto.

Road to Ninja: Naruto will be shown locally starting May 15th, following release of One Piece Film Z on May 1st.

Tickets will be up for reservation soon so keep visiting SM Tickets to secure yours.

Source: magnetic-rose.net