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‘Ghost Fighter’: Netflix announces live action series

"Yu Yu Hakusho", whose anime version was localized in the Philippines as "Ghost Fighter", will be adapted into a live action Netflix series. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

The legendary hit manga “Yu Yu Hakusho“, whose anime was localized in the Philippines as “Ghost Fighter”, will be adapted into a live action series on Netflix.

Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (published by Shueisha as part of the Jump Comics line) for four years from 1990, “Yu Yu Hakusho” was later adapted into an anime series that aired from 1992 to 1995.

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Gaming, Geek Culture

Code Geass mobile game, new anime series unveiled

Today, Dec. 5, is the birthday of Lelouch vi Britannia, and Code Geass fans were in for a treat during Sunrise's YouTube Live event. Image credit: Screenshot of Sunrise's YouTube livestream
Image credit: Screenshot of Sunrise’s YouTube livestream

Today, Dec. 5, is the birthday of Lelouch vi Britannia, and fans of the Code Geass franchise were in for a treat during the YouTube Live event held by anime series producer Sunrise to mark the occasion.

The livestream unveiled two new projects: a new anime series called “Code Geass: ZERO of the Recapture”, and the smartphone game Code Geass: Genesic Re:CODE. The YouTube Live event was held today because Dec. 5 is celebrated every year as Lelouch’s birthday. Lelouch vi Britannia, who also used the alias Lelouch Lamperouge, was born on Dec. 5, 1999. The main character and antihero of the series that first aired in 2006, Lelouch remains one of the most popular male anime characters in history.

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Comic Odyssey celebrates Christmas early via 11.11 sale

Janeena Chan will host a LazLive segment to promote the Comic Odyssey 11.11 sale. Image credit: Comic Odyssey
Janeena Chan will host a LazLive segment to promote the Comic Odyssey 11.11 sale. Image credit: Comic Odyssey

It’s time for holiday shopping, as Comic Odyssey and Pops by Comic Odyssey deliver their biggest sale ever on 11.11 via their online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

Comic Odyssey is going all out on 11.11. For the first time, everything will be on sale, with discounts of up to 85 percent off on comics, shirts, graphic novels, and Funko Pops, plus free nationwide shipping on all purchases.

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Hello Kitty and Mimmy celebrate 46th birthday

Sanrio Co., Ltd. has posted a commemorative video today to celebrate the 46th birthday of Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy.

Sanrio Co., Ltd. has posted a commemorative video today to celebrate the 46th birthday of Hello Kitty, whose full name is Kitty White, and her twin sister Mimmy.

The video posted on the Hello Kitty Channel on YouTube also announced a birthday campaign that will give away Hello Kitty Channel original T-shirts to 111 people. Kitty also returned comments to the “birthday gifts you want to give to Kitty” ideas from her fans.

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A Life Less Analog, Geek Culture

Godzilla Day: 66 years of Gojira, King of the Monsters

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Nov. 3 is Godzilla Day. Believe it or not, it has been 66 years since Toho Studios released Honda Ishirō’s “Gojira” in Japan on Nov. 3, 1954.

“Gojira” was the first kaiju (“strange beast”) film, introducing a new subgenre under tokusatsu (“special filming”) entertainment. Kaiju films deal with giant monsters, while tokusatsu refers to Japanese live action movies or TV dramas that make heavy use of special effects, such as mecha (giant robots) and superhero shows. More important, this first Godzilla film was not only a cinematic classic, but also gave birth to an international pop culture icon and the longest continuously running film franchise, as officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

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Geek Culture, Technology

‘TikTok HALLOWEEN JAPAN’: Cosplayers, artists unite

TikTok HALLOWEEN JAPAN will feature Madoka Natsume and other cosplayers. Image credit: Madoka Natsume
‘TikTok HALLOWEEN JAPAN’ will feature Madoka Natsume and other cosplayers. Image credit: Madoka Natsume

The virtual event “TikTok HALLOWEEN JAPAN” will bring together cosplayers, models, and artists to showcase Japan’s leading anime and video game properties in a night to remember on Oct. 31.

Madoka Natsume and Fire General Rosiel are among the cosplayers scheduled to participate in “TikTok HALLOWEEN JAPAN”. The other cosplayers include Annyu Tofu, Akira Itsuki, Yuri Inami, Eiri, Kurumi, Sisuru, Mea Shimotsuki, Tenjo Tenko, Naru, Asuka Nekota, Hinokio, Kitsune Reito, Mami Hoshino, Yuriko Tiger, Miruo, misaco, mona, Nana Yukino, and Runa Yukino.

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Entertainment, Geek Culture

Gong Yoo protects Park Bo Gum in 1st ‘Seo Bok’ trailer

What happens when you put Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum together in one movie? Watch the first trailer for their sci-fi film "SEOBOK" to find out. Image credit: HanCinema
Image credit: HanCinema

What happens when you put Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum together in one movie? Watch the first trailer for their upcoming science fiction film “Seo Bok” to find out.

Park Bo Gum plays the titular character Seo Bok, who is the world’s first human clone. Meanwhile, Gong Yoo portrays Ki Heon, a former intelligence agent who comes across this incredible breakthrough — and who must then protect Seo Bok when all hell breaks loose.

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Sumire Ojisan wows at Chinese martial arts festival

Sumire Ojisan performed martial arts for the first time in public when the cosplayer took part in the 13th Aozora Wushu Taigokuken Festival. Image credit: Acetia Co., Ltd.
Image credit: Acetia Co., Ltd.

Popular Japanese cosplayer Sumire Ojisan performed martial arts in public for the first time when she participated in the 13th Aozora Wushu Taigokuken Festival.

Seitenkyu Temple in Saitama Prefecture was the venue for this Chinese martial arts festival on Oct. 18. Sumire Ojisan, who also uses the names Purple Flower and Violet Sumire, started training a year ago. Apart from her skill in stick technique and stick turning, her cute costume delighted the audience.

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‘Cosplay JAPAN’ launched, features Kasyou Rosiel

Turner Japan's MONDO TV has launched a new idol program called "Cosplay JAPAN", featuring cosplayer Fire General Rosiel in its first episode. Image credit: Turner Japan Co., Ltd.
Image credit: Turner Japan Co., Ltd.

MONDO TV, an entertainment channel under Turner Japan Co., Ltd, has launched a new idol program called “Cosplay JAPAN”, which featured cosplayer Fire General Rosiel (Kasyou Rosiel) in its first episode.

“Cosplay JAPAN” aims to introduce viewers to the coolness and cuteness of Japanese cosplayers, who are very popular around the world.

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Gaming, Geek Culture

Enako, Japan’s most popular cosplayer, stars in SEGA ad

Enako stars in a web commercial for SEGA's Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories mobile game. Image credit: SEGA Co., Ltd.
Image credit: SEGA Co., Ltd.

SEGA has shared an interview with Japan’s most popular pro cosplayer, Enako, who appears in a web commercial (WebCM) for its Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Lost in Memories mobile game.

Enako is so popular in Japan that she has a phenomenon named after her and reportedly earned around 10 million yen (US$92,123) in one day at Tokyo’s three-day Comiket convention. She is the official cosplayer of Rem from the “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World” anime TV show based on the light novels, and portrays Rem in the SEGA commercial. The commercial, which was released online this October, shows Enako shooting cosplay but being absorbed with playing the smartphone game. SEGA provided this interview to publications, and we are publishing an edited version of the translation by Google Translate.

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Entertainment, Geek Culture

‘Monster Hunter’ official trailer unleashes Milla Jovovich

Resident badass Milla Jovovich is ready to hunt monsters in the "Monster Hunter" official trailer.

Are you ready to hunt giant monsters? Resident badass Milla Jovovich definitely is, as shown in the “Monster Hunter” official trailer.

Based on Capcom’s global video game series phenomenon, the “Monster Hunter” action-adventure fantasy film is written for the screen and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Anderson also directed the “Resident Evil” film series that starred his spouse Jovovich and was also based on a popular video game franchise of Capcom. Apart from Jovovich, the film stars Tony Jaa, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman.

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