Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kanda Myoujin Shrine Offers "Love Live!" Prayer Tablet

The Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in  Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan was built in Tenpyō Era around 730AD, then, in the Edo Era, moved to its current location near Akihabara in 1616AD. In recent years, it's embraced its proximity to the geek mecca with measures like selling computer ship omamori (charms) to ward off theft and hacking. Now, after displaying ita-ema with otaku art drawn on wooden prayer plaques, it's offering its own featuring Love Live's Nozomi Toujo as a shrine maiden.



The 13.4cm item went on sale last weekend for 1,000yen. The design will also be featured with a series of good luck capsule charms from Kaiyodo.



Omamori charms are also being offered starting on the 25th for 800yen



You can see some of the shrine's past ita-ema here.


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Joins "Dragon Ball Xenoverse" as Pre-Order Bonus

Akira Toriyama's Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga is set in the Dragon Ball universe, so it's only appropriate that its hero finds his way into Dragon Ball Xenoverse. One of the pre-order bonuses in Japan adds Jaco as a playable character in Bandai Namco's next brawler.


In addition to Jaco, pre-orders will net players a Master Roshi costume set—complete with sunglasses, beard, tortoise shell, and "Puff Puff" gesture—as well as a Trunks: Xeno battle card for the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game and a code that adds Trunks: Zero to the Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle smartphone app. 



Dragon Ball Xenoverse is in the works for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. It hits Japan on February 5, followed by Europe on February 13 and North America on February 17. 


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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. He also likes to draw comics. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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VIDEO: "Etrian Odyssey V" Teaser Arrives Alongside "Mystery Dungeon" Team-Up

Labyrinth meets Dungeon as Atlus' Etrian Odyssey and Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon are set to be featured in a crossover RPG, coming to the Nintendo 3DS on March 5th.


A page has also launched at




The announcement promo for this arrives along with a teaser for upcoming Etrian Odyssey V.

Director Shigeo Komori, character designer Yuji Himukai, composer Yuzu Koshiro and monster designer Shin Nagasawa are listed, but platform and release date aren't.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

Maaya Sakamoto to Perform "Fate/grand order" Theme

A release listing has been published for the 25th single by singer/voice actress Maaya Sakamoto (Monogatari's Shinobu , Black Butler's Cie, Kara no Kyōkai: The Garden of Sinners'- Shiki Ryōgil). In addition to "Shiawase ni tsuite Watshi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Houhou" (The five ways about happiness that I know), the theme to Shaft's winter adaptation of cute girl cooking manga Koufuku Graffiti, the CD features "Color," the theme to upcoming Fate/grand order.

The third song on the disc, set to be released January 28th, is “Kimi no Suki na Hito”, written by Maaya Sakamoto.


Smartphone (iOS/Android) game Fate/grand order features a battle for the Holy Grail across seven time periods. Planned for this winter, scenario writer Kinoko Nasu is joined by a very impressive collection of artists from Huke to BunBun to Black Lagoon's Rei Hiroe.




Type periods include

  • "The First Grail: AD 1431 - ■■■■■ Hundred Year War -- Orlea" - "The Holy Maiden Savior"

    • First Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_C+

  • "The Second Grail: AD 0060 - The Eternal ■■■■■ Empire - Septem" -- "The Emperor of Roses"

    • Second Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_B+

  • "The Third Grail: AD 1573 - The Four Sealed Seas of the End - Okeanos" -- "The Navigator of the Storm"

    • Third Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A

  • "The Fourth Grail: AD 1888 - ■■■■■■■■" -- "The Knight of Londium"

    • Fourth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A-

  • "The Fifth Grail: AD 1783 -- ■■■■■■■■■i Pluribas Unam" -- "The White Cloth of ■■■■■■■"

    • Fifth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A+

  • "The Sixth Grail: AD 1273 -- ■■■■■■■" - "The Shining Agatorum"

    • Sixth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_EX

  • "The Seventh Grail: BC ■■■■ -- The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts ■■■■■■■■■" -- "The Chain of Heaven"

    • Seventh Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_■


    Scenario Supervision and Scenario: Kinoko Nasu
    Character Design and Art Direction: Takeuchi Takashi

    Scenario: Higashide Yuuichirou (Fate/Apocrypha), Sakurai Hikaru (Fate/Prototype: Fragments novel)
    Character design: I-Ⅳ, Ain Cross, Sougetsu Takao (TYPE-MOON), AKIRA, Azusa, Ishida Akira, Okazaki Takeshi, okojo, Ginka, Konoe Ototsugu, Koyama Hirokazu (TYPE-MOON), Sakamoto MineG, Sasaki Shounen, Shima Udon (TYPE-MOON), Shima Doriru, Kaetsu (TYPE-MOON), Shirabii, Sinjiro, Sumiei, Taiki, Takahashi Keitarou, Takayama Kisai, Takenoko Seijin, Tasukuouna, danciao, Chuuou Higashiguchi, Tenkuusufia, Nakahara, Namaniku ATK (Nitroplus), pako, Bsuke, Hidari, Hiroe Rei, Hiroyama Hiroshi, PFALZ, Fukumaru Mochi, huke, BLACK (TYPE-MOON), BUNBUN, Maeda Hirotaka, Mata, Matsu Ryuu, Miwa Shirou, Morii Shidzuki, Moriyama Daisuke, Yamanaka Kotetsu, RAITA, Ryota-H, Rin Kususaga, Arco Wada
    Development: DELiGHTWORKS


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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Foot-Tall "Attack on Titan" Levi - Suit Version and "Sword Art Online II" Sinon Figures Go On Sale

Medicom Toy has scheduled a pair of 30cm Real Action Heroes premium figures from some of the most popular anime series of the day for August 2015 release. With the uniform version of Attack on Titan's Levi out next month, pre-orders are launching for a suit-version. He's joined by Sword Art Online II's Sinon, with each selling for 25,488yen. 


Levi features:

-Main figure
-Expression parts x2 types
-Eye parts x5 types
-Suits set
-Articulated figure stand

Clothes production: Mieko Akimoto

Sinon features

[Set Contents]
-Main figure
-Expression parts x3 types
-Hecate II
-Portable terminal
-Optional hand parts
-Articulated figure stand

Clothes production: Mieko Akimoto



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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