Day: October 12, 2020

Geek Culture

TRESE Vol 2 slated for US release in April 2021

Portland-based publishing company ABLAZE has announced that TRESE Vol 2: Unreported Murders is slated for US publication in April 2021. Image credit: ABLAZE
Image credit: ABLAZE

Fans of Philippine mythology and its strange creatures will be happy to learn that TRESE Vol 2: Unreported Murders is scheduled for US publication in April 2021.

This was announced by Portland-based publishing company ABLAZE. In June, ABLAZE said it would bring this critically-acclaimed series of Filipino graphic novels to a wider audience, starting with TRESE Vol 1: Murder on Balete Drive.

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Entertainment, Geek Culture

‘Sailor Moon: Eternal’ movie theme song revealed

The "Sailor Moon: Eternal" theme song will have two versions: one performed exclusively by Momoiro Clover Z, and another where they are joined by the voice actresses of the Pretty Guardians. Image credit: Evil Line Records
The “Sailor Moon: Eternal” theme song will have two versions: one performed exclusively by Momoiro Clover Z, and another where they are joined by the voice actresses of the Pretty Guardians. Image credit: Evil Line Records

Toei Animation has revealed “Moon Color Chainon” as the theme song of the highly anticipated two-part “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Eternal” movie.

Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Momoiro Kurōbā Zetto), which also provided the theme song for the “Sailor Moon Crystal” anime series, will perform “Moon Color Chainon”. In one of the two versions of the song, the voice actresses of Sailor Moon (Mitsuishi Kotono), Sailor Mercury (Kanemoto Hisako), Sailor Mars (Satō Rina), Sailor Jupiter (Koshimizu Ami), and Sailor Venus (Itō Shizuka) will sing with them.

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Entertainment, Geek Culture

ANIMAX MUSIX 2021 to be held online on U-NEXT

The music artists who will perform at ANIMAX MUSIX 2021 ONLINE include GRANRODEO, Konomi Suzuki, Kanako Takatsuki, Azusa Tadokoro, Miyu Tomita, Nano, Morfonica, Yanaginagi, and more. Image credit: U-NEXT Co., Ltd.
The music artists who will perform at ANIMAX MUSIX 2021 ONLINE include GRANRODEO, Konomi Suzuki, Kanako Takatsuki, Azusa Tadokoro, Miyu Tomita, Nano, Morfonica, Yanaginagi, and more. Image credit: U-NEXT Co., Ltd.

ANIMAX MUSIX, the anime music festival that has been an annual event since 2009, will be held online for the first time on Jan. 30-31, 2021.

The first ANIMAX MUSIX live stream will be exclusively available on the U-NEXT video distribution service. Apart from the original songs of the participating music artists, the online event will also showcase covers and collaboration songs selected by the annual fan voting project.

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Technology

SmArt Serv launched for fast water infrastructure service

Nicolai Thrane, Regional Service Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific Region, said the SmArt Serv app will deliver a better customer experience.
Nicolai Thrane, Regional Service Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific Region, said the SmArt Serv app will deliver a better customer experience.

Grundfos Philippines has launched its SmArt Serv cloud-based mobile service app to help address critical pumping infrastructure in the country.

“This pandemic has drastically changed how governments and businesses are operating, and one of the sought-after strategies is to digitalize operations of critical infrastructure. As the Philippines rapidly adopts digital transformation, consumers too are adopting technology to help improve the way their infrastructure is operated. The SmArt Serv app is the result of listening to our customers and through this app we will provide next-generation user experience, which is personalized, interconnected, fast, and seamless,” said Nicolai Thrane, Regional Service Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific Region, in a press statement.

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Entertainment

BLACKPINK album debuts at No. 2 on US Billboard 200

On the Oct. 10 episode of Show! Music Core, BLACKPINK performed "Lovesick Girls" and "Pretty Savage" for the first time in public. "Lovesick Girls" is the title track of the BLACKPINK album. Image credit: YG Entertainment
On the Oct. 10 episode of Show! Music Core, BLACKPINK performed “Lovesick Girls” and “Pretty Savage” for the first time in public. “Lovesick Girls” is the title track of the BLACKPINK album. Image credit: YG Entertainment

The BLACKPINK album “THE ALBUM” has debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 with 110,000 units earned, of which 81,000 are pure album sales.

Not only has the BLACKPINK album become the highest-charting K-pop girl group album in the history of the Billboard 200, but also BLACKPINK had the highest-charting album by an all-female group since Danity Kane in 2008.

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