Author: t3hDave

Nestlé Promotes Coffee Drinks With The Rose of Versailles Portrait Maker

Nestlé Japan is teaming up with Riyoko Ikeda‘s The Rose of Versailles manga for the “Ice Crema de Nigaoe Maker” project. The online self portrait-making tool lets users recreate their likenesses in images with the manga’s style. The project promotes the Nescafé Gold Blend Handy Ice Crema Server item that can create foam on a cold cup of Nescafé Gold Blend coffee drinks. The online portrait-making feature is only accessible with smartphones. Fans can upload a photo of their faces, and the maker will evaluate their features to recreate their faces in The Rose of Versailles style. For each...

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Capcom Unveils Final Fantasy XIV, Monster Hunter: World Dual Collab

Two worlds are colliding in a joint collaboration between Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter: World. CAPCOM announced both games are trading monsters this summer. Behemoth from Final Fantasy XIV Online will show its fury within Monster Hunter: World, a first for the Monster Hunter franchise. The game series has not previously featured a monster from any other title. You can catch a glimpse of Behemoth in the teaser below. [embedded content] Meanwhile, players in the world of Hydaelyn can face the Monster Hunter: World creature Rathalos. [embedded content] The collaboration was announced at this year’s E3 conference during...

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One Piece Creator Donates US$8 Million for Kumamoto Earthquake Relief

Prefecture plans multiple bronze One Piece statues Kumamoto native Eiichiro Oda is a long-time supporter of the earthquake-stricken area, writing supportive messages, contributing art for local products, and participating in the ONE PIECE Kumamoto Reconstruction Project. The hit manga creator recently opened his wallet to gift the area 800 million yen (US$8 million). Kumamoto governor Ikuo Kabashima announced at a prefectural assembly on June 15 that the government will commemorate Eiichiro Oda‘s outreach by placing bronze statues of the Straw Hat Pirates throughout earthquake affected areas. The announcement follows previous disputes over plans to place the Luffy statue near...

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Lead Your Own Rebellion With Code Geass’ Life-Size Zero Mask

Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. Leading up to Lelouch’s “resurrection” in the Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch sequel project, Premium Bandai is offering Zero’s life-size mask. Megahouse is releasing the “Full Scale Works Code Geass: Hagyaku no Lelouch 1/1 scale Zero no Kamen” mask for 33,156 yen (about US$300). The anime’s character designer Takahiro Kimura supervised the development of the 35-centimeter (about 14-inch) mask. The detailed reproduction of the Zero mask is complete with a golden Geass symbol. Although it may look like the perfect item for cosplayers to pair with their Zero costumes,...

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Pro Soccer Player Yūto Nagatomo Goes Super Saiyan to Support Team

Soccer player Yūto Nagatomo, a member of Japan’s national team, is gearing up for the World Cup, which will kick off on Thursday. To lighten the mood, Nagatomo decided to become a Dragon Ball Super Saiyan. スーパーサイヤ人になってチーム救いたい。。髪だけは明るく。。みんな笑ってくれよ。笑どんな時も前を向いて進む。super saiyanpic.twitter.com/tCB0FVu7t2 — Yūto Nagatomo | 長友佑都 (@YutoNagatomo5) June 11, 2018 Well, he decided to get Super Saiyan hair anyway. Nagatomo copped his best Kamehameha pose for a photo and revealed on Instagram and Twitter on Monday that he recently colored his hair blond. Nagaomo said in the post that he decided to “become a Super Saiyan” to help out his team. His...

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