The next hero to join Figma’s Overwatch range is the gunslinger Jesse McCree, the figurine is now available for pre-order and is set to begin shipping in February 2020.
Artists: Asai (APSY) Masaki (Sculptor), Poly-Toys (Sculptor)
Company: Good Smile Company (Manufacturer), Max Factory (Producer)
Scale/Dimensions: H=155mm (6.05in)
List Price: 8,148 JPY ($74/£58/€66/R1069)
The figurine can be purchased from AmiAmi and HobbyLink Japan.
Tomo Takeuchi has announced that she has returned to working on her Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to the Ballroom) manga series, publisher Kodansha have yet to confirm at return date for the series. Takeuchi-san is currently revising a compiled volume and is making progress with the manuscript. The manga has been on hiatus since December 2017 due to her health issues, whilst it was intended to last 2 months the hiatus was extended due to ongoing concerns.
With no paticular dreams or plans for the future, third-year middle schooler Tatara Fujita yearns to find something that he can pursue wholeheartedly. Initially often bullied and extorted for his lack of confidence, Tatara’s life changes when he is saved from delinquents by a man named Kaname Sengoku. His savior, a motorcycle-riding dance instructor, proceeds to drag Tatara to Ogasawara Dance Studio, mistakenly believing that the boy was looking at the studio’s flyer.
Tatara is then partnered with his schoolmate and skilled dancer Shizuku Hanaoka when he agrees to a trial lesson. The next day after being bullied and only to be saved yet again, he asks the studio to teach him dancing in hopes of changing his image. Now entering a bright and fast-paced new world, Tatara dedicates his time to dancing as he sweeps over the dance hall.
Kōjirō Taniguchi, producer of Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection), has announced that the movie is the first phase in a ten year plan for the series. Toshiro Fujiwara, producer at Sunrise, also claimed that the plans will include several forms including anime and manga. No other details were revealed. Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch premiered on the 9th of February 2018 and has since grossed over 1 billion Yen ($9 million).
The 5-toubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) anime is getting a second season, the announcement was made at the Five Brides special event in Tokyo’s Yomiuri Hall. No other details were revealed but we did get a teaser trailer for the second season.
The 5-toubun no Hanayome manga series was created by Negi Haruba, the first chapter was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine on the 9th of August 2017, the series has since produced nine books worth of content.
A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!
Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: a high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Fuutarou Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students—the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman—find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Fuutarou must think of a plan to suit each of them… Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!
Tetsu Katano, Shin Sakura Taisen (Project Sakura Wars) producer, Takahara Terada, series director and scenarist, and Tetsuya Otsubo, series development director, have revealed new information for the latest entry in the Sakura Wars series in an interview with Famitsu.
Here’s the rundown:
- Project Sakura Wars had the largest development team in the series’ history with well over 100 people working on the game, both within Sega and from external development studios.
- The game was titled Shin Sakura Taisen because it is a soft reboot of the series but it also acts as a sequel to previous games. Characters from Sakura Wars 1-5 will appear in Project Sakura Wars.
- Project Sakura Wars is powered by the Hedgehog Engine, making it the first non-Sonic game to use the engine.
- Over 300 variants of the logo was designed by Sega.
- The game will feature over 80 songs with each of the main cast getting their own solo songs.
- The games scenario writing has been completed.
- The game is a full 3D game, the team are currently working on making it as seamless as possible. Dialogue will make use of the camera changes.
- Mini-games will be revealed alongside the combat at a later date.
- The games development is around 40-50% complete.
- Smartrons, the smartphone-like devices characters use, will have more uses than before. You can view details on where to go to progress the story and character events, similar to the Persona 5 smartphone.
- Seijuro’s personality will change depending on player choices.
- The game has many famous people working on it, Sega will reveal them at a later date.
- Areas have been meticulously recreated in 3D, everything from main to mundane areas have been detailed.
The trio also revealed new information and screenshots for the main cast of characters:
- Sakura Amamiya: She’s a huge fan of Sakura Shinguji and wants to be just like her. She has a cheerful personality and is a bit of a tomboy. She’s also clumsy. Sakura was the character the team had the most difficulty creating, her design was completed early on but her personality took a long time to nail down.
- Hatsuho Shinonome: She was designed so that when someone sees her they think, “That’s a Kubo character”. Details on her personality weren’t revealed.
- Azami Mochizuki: A kunoichi that follows the 108 codes of the Shinobi from her village. The team acknowledged how weird her attire is given her role as a Shinobi but confirmed that her reason for dressing that way will be revealed in the game. She enjoys chatting with her friends. Throughout the story she will eventually break all 108 codes.
- Anastasia Palma: Anastasia might look like a cold woman but she’s actually caring and has a warm personality. She has a gentle demeanor and doesn’t break her principals. Anastasia also crossdresses but whether it’s for story purposes or not was not revealed.
- Clarisse: A stereotypical noblewoman, she loves books and is interested in magic. She curses in a cute way such as, “Please go to hell!”
Project Sakura Wars releases next Winter in Japan, exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and in the West in Spring 2020.