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Anthem of the Heart (anime) Review

Anthem of the Heart (anime) Review

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Take Asuna (SAO) With You As a Personal Voice Assistant Released in English

For Android fans who want to make iOS and Windows Phone users jealous (this includes me), Asuna from the hit series Sword Art Online will wake you up in the mornings, give you weather, fortune, and appointment reminders in Japanese. Based on the press release, it appears with the purchase of the English language support add-on (really?), it will translate the menus, subtitles for Asuna's dialog, and allow for limited English voice command recognition. You can find the full list of commands here.

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Anthem of the Heart (anime) Review

On November 1, 2015 Aniplex premiered Anthem of the Heart - Beautiful Word, Beautiful World in North America and Los Angeles was the first place to see the film. Coming from the same staff that brought us Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, it’s easy to go into the film expecting all sorts of feels. However, before you go and buy tissues, just wait and keep reading.

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LIVE COVERAGE Idea Factory Press Event 2015 TONIGHT!

Follow us starting at 18:30 PST TONIGHT for our live tweet coverage (https://twitter.com/tononet) of the Idea Factory's Press Event in downtown San Francisco right before Sony's Playstation Experience event this weekend for the latest news and updates! Idea Factory CEO Haru Akenaga will be present alongside a surprised mystery guest.

What are YOU hoping to hear announced tonight?

EGOIST new single “RELOADED” available now

A year since the release of “Fallen”, the ending theme for the popular TV anime series, ‘PSYCHO-PASS 2’. EGOIST’s 6th single has been released worldwide with another major anime tie-in! The newly released song has been chosen to be the main theme for the animated trilogy movie ‘Project Itoh’, which is scheduled to be released in 2016, with the cover illustration created specially by redjuice!

Concert Impressions: DIR EN GREY “Never Free From the Awakening” TOUR 15

Japanese band DIR EN GREY is no stranger to the United States. They've been playing shows across America for a little over a decade and thankfully call San Francisco one of their regular stops. The show tonight is in partnership with Goldenvoice who has presented the band in San Francisco for as long as I can remember. The venue is Slim's, a far different place from The Regency Ballroom a mile away that the band has frequented so often. Smaller, more intimate, and much more prone to selling out. If you don't want to get stuck in the cold or stuck in the back you have to arrive early. The formal name for the tour is "Never Free From the Awakening."

ONE OK ROCK Concert Impressions

ONE OK ROCK, hailing from Japan, has returned to California. They've played as part of the Vans Warped Tour in 2014 as well as Slipknot's KnotFest so California isn't exactly unknown to them. The San Francisco Bay Area, however, is. They had a stop in Mountain View but that was it. They still haven't made their way up to San Francisco proper so hopefully next time.

DIR EN GREY Returns to America in November

In just under a week Japanese metal band DIR EN GREY will return to America for scant few shows. One of those shows will thankfully be in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 4. It is presented by Goldenvoice.

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