A Certain Magical Virtual-On Releases February 15 in Japan stars

Originally announced back in March at Dengeki Bunko Festival Spring 2017, a new trailer for Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On was shown during the Playstation conference at the Tokyo Game Show. The game is an adaptation of the 2016 light novel with the same title, featuring a crossover between Sega’s Virtual-On game series and the light novel series A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) as a part of Virtual-On’s 20th anniversary.

Top Three Surprises Hidden at PAX West 2017 stars

Another PAX West has come and gone, and with it, thousands of gamers got their hands on some of the biggest titles coming out in the near future. Yet hidden amongst the crowds and booths competing for everyone’s attention, gems are just waiting to be discovered. Here are three of the most intriguing games I found at PAX West 2017.

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (PS4) Review stars

As a love letter to horror fans, PQube’s localization of the 2015 HD remaster for ROIGame’s White Day: A Labyrinth Named School still stands as one of the definitive grandparents of the first-person “hide-and-seek simulation” horror genre. Although the game still feels archaic at times, especially when compared to more recent first-person horror games such as the Outlast series or Resident Evil 7, the developer’s original creative vision still manages to shine through with the game’s unique blend of school simulation, visual novel elements, hiding mechanics and, of course, creepy ambiance.

Maidreamin Returns with their Moe Moe Kyun Powers to Anime Expo stars

 

Maidreamin returned to Anime Expo to entertain their masters and princesses. This year, Ayame returned to Anime Expo and brought along Peace and Yuno, two new Maidreamin maids. Maidreamin had two sessions everyday, and they filled up the room with masters and princesses. Along with the Maidreamin maids were other local maids that were ready to play games like Jenga, Connect Four, and Pop-up Pirate with the attendees. Attendees were able to buy coffee, and Yuno would use her moe moe kyun powers to make it taste better. Once everyone got settled in their seats with their drinks and had played some games with the other maids, it was time for the show to start. Yuno, Peace, and Ayame took the stage by lighting candles to welcome the masters and princesses home. They performed a new song made especially for Anime Expo and their Maidreamin theme song as well. The guests had a blast interacting with the maids as well as buying their merchandise; posters, music cards, CD’s, mini polaroid pictures and a special tote bag designed by Peace herself.

Momomc Returns to Anime Expo 2017 stars

The amazing pole dancer, Momomc (pronounced momo-mac), returned to perform at the Anime Expo night café. She had multiple shows every night and one during the preview night. This time, the outfits she brought to Anime Expo included a mermaid, maid, neo oiran, Lum, and Rei from Evangelion. She announced the outfits on her Facebook page, so people could choose what show to attend before hand. The night café was 21 and over, and each ticket to the show included a free drink. If that was not enough, attendees to the show had the chance to win more drinks for their table. To begin the show, MC Steven took the stage and welcomed everyone who attended the show. In between dancers, the MC played games with the attendees, where attendees had the chance to win more drinks for their table by winning in trivia games. Some of the trivia games were ‘name that anime song’ and ‘sailor scout attack or sex toy’. In the session we attended, Steven came up with the hashtag #comeonpedro due to one of the contestants named Pedro who...um...let's say, needed some help with the answers. Steven made the comment that playing the game of ‘name that anime song’ was a bad idea at an anime convention because the participants were not getting any of their guesses correct.

Fate/GO Team Interview @ Anime Expo 2017 stars

Aniplex of America celebrated the English release of Fate/Grand Order (FGO) at this year’s Anime Expo. FGO is a popular mobile game based on the Fate series by Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON that is currently the top grossing app in Japan on iTunes and Google Play. Right before the official panel, we had the opportunity for a very brief chat backstage with Creative Director Yosuke Shiokawa, Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami, and with Ayako Kawasumi who voices the iconic character, Saber.

Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Movie World Premiere at Anime Expo 2017 stars

On July 3, 2017, Funimation hosted the world premiere of the live action movie, Tokyo Ghoul, from the hit manga at Anime Expo. Special guest appearances included lead actor Masataka Kubota who plays the role of Ken Kaneki, Director Kentarou Hagiwara, and Producer Tomohiro Nagae. The movie is set to release in Japanese theaters on July 29th, but Anime Expo fans had the exclusive chance to watch the movie before anyone else around the world.