Author: t3hDave

ToraCon Otaku Marriage Consultation Service Adds Wine Tasting, Lolita Tea Party, Anime Pilgrimage

The otaku marriage consultation service ToraCon has been expanding with events geared toward both men and women since its launch in February 2017. The company recently revealed three new “party” events to help bring potential couples together. First, ToraCon will hold a tasting event for anime collaboration wine and sake in the kitchen space at the Tora building in Tokyo on May 12. The event will feature wines from the Shiraito Shuzō sake brewery, which is known for collaborating with various anime for special promotional wines. The event will offer four different anime-themed wines, and the event page gives...

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Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions Director Writes Story for Disney Learning Software

Ryosuke Nakamura is making the jump for anime writing and directing to the world of Disney. The Grimgar, Ashes, and Illusions director and screenwriter wrote the main scenario for the beloved animation studio’s “Technologia Mahō Gakkō” (Technologia School of Magic) software, part of the Disney’s Online Programming Learning Material line. Set for release on Saturday, the software teaches programming and creativity while using Disney characters. It operates under the theme of “programming is modern magic” and features an original story set in a magic school followed by additional lessons from the worlds of Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Aladdin...

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See Ready Player One’s Gundam Jump Into Battle

Fans new ahead of time that the Swordfish II, the ship piloted by Cowboy Bebop‘s Spike Spiegel, was making an appearance in Stephen Spielberg’s Ready Player One film and earlier trailers teased a cameo of the original RX-78-2 Gundam. Now you can check out the giant mecha up close and personal in a limited clip that began streaming in Japan on April 17, three days ahead of its Japan premiere. [embedded content] The clip shows character Daito (Win Morisaki) summon a Gundam before air-dropping into battle. Another clip shows an extended version of the film’s race sequence where Art3mis...

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Watch Out for Fakes: How to Spot a Saekano Utaha Kasumigaoka Bootleg Figure

Good Smile Company is fighting off bootleg figures again, this time with a handy guide on how to spot a knock-off Utaha Kasumigaoka figure from the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. Good Smile Company created the guide after an influx of the bootleg figures began showing up on auction sites. Good Smile’s official figure shows Utaha pulling up her nylons as she gets ready for school. The bootleg figure imitates the same pose but there are some obvious differences if you know where to look. In the below images, the official figure is shown with...

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Anime Classifieds: Get Voice Acting Experience on the Set of Layton Mystery Tanteisha

If you were inspired by shogi player Hifumi Katō’s voice acting debut in Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katori no Nazotoki File, the staff are looking for more voice acting novices. A classified ad on the Town Work website is seeking out a voice actor to appear in the series in late May. The chosen actor will get hands-on guidance from the series’ sound director Ryō Tanaka and get the opportunity to interview him. The interview will appear on Town Work’s official website. The job will last for one day and includes a salary of 30,000 yen (US$280) plus travel expenses...

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