Theodore Mak

Theodore Mak

Theodore is a founding member and resident slave driver of The-O Network Online.

Noriko Shitaya Interview @ Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Premiere stars

On November 3, Aniplex held the North American premiere for the first film in a three part trilogy, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Heaven's Feel is the third and final route of the original Fate/Stay night visual novel released in 2004. Making her first American appearance, we sat down with Noriko Shitaya, who voices the heroine, Sakura Matou, to talk a little about her career and thoughts on her character in the film.  

Heaven’s Feel Movie Premiere Q&A Transcript stars

On November 3, Aniplex held the North American premiere for the highly anticipated film, Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower. After the film, a brief Q&A interview was held with Director Tomonori Sudo, Associate Producer Yuma Takahashi, and making her first American appearance, the voice of Sakura Matou, Noriko Shitaya. For a transcript, please see below.

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.

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.

Yui Horie/Miss Monochrome Interview @ Anime Expo 2017 stars

SHOWMAKER is an up and coming user-generated game that is set to release this winter. The game will allow players to create a virtual live stage show performance in VR for the Vocaloid character, Miss Monochrome. Miss Monochrome has appeared in anime and manga, following the story of an android who is trying to become an idol. Celebrating the announcement for the game, we sat down with the game’s producers, Haruki Hayashi, Yoshihiko Katagiri, and esteemed voice actress Yui Horie who voices Miss Monochrome, at Anime Expo 2017.

Top South Korean Cosplayer Tomia Heads to Anime Expo 2017 stars

By popular demand, The-O Network is proud to announce our next cosplay guest for Anime Expo is none other than Tomia from South Korea!
This is Tomia's first appearance in the United States and she will available for autographs and photo opportunities at our booth in collaboration with PandaHat #3618/3718.

We'll have more information regarding her merchandise and schedule coming soon, so stay tuned to our social media!
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Fate/Grand Order English Version to be Launched in Summer 2017 stars

Aniplex Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) and DELiGHTWORKS Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) announced their plans to launch an English version of Fate/Grand Order in North American territories in Summer 2017 at the Aniplex industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington. The game will be available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Fate/Go Coming to the US? stars

Attendees this morning in Seattle for Sakura-Con couldn’t help but notice the cut out displays and banner from the mobile game Fate/Grand Order (Fate/GO) at the Aniplex booth. 

Aniplex of America is the distributor for the animated short, Fate/Grand Order First Order; however, fans will note instead of using the key art from the animation, Aniplex has opted to use the artwork from the mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Aniplex is also set for a major announcement at 11AM PST tomorrow morning during their panel. In addition, while this may be a coincidence, a press conference will be held tomorrow at Sakura-Con to “unveil a major Anime series that will have a new game launching in the US in 2017.” A number of key staff members affiliated with Fate/GO has been rumored to be in attendance. 

In 2016, Fate/Go was released in China by biligame, so the likelihood of the game to be released internationally in other territories is a possibility based on the success and popularity of the franchise. Another possibility is the announcement may be related to the VR exclusive title for the Playstation 4 Fate/Grand Order VR which was first shown to the public last month during AnimeJapan held at the Tokyo Big Sight.

As we have staff onsite at Sakura-Con, we'll keep you updated and will also be present for the press conference tomorrow.

Puffy AmiYumi Interview stars

The legendary Puffy AmiYumi makes their return to the USA starting in April making a 3 city tour stop in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas.  They are probably best known by their Western fans from their opening theme song in the hit animated series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, and from their own animated series, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. We caught up with the duo for a quick chat before their big return tour in the United States.

DJ Kazu Interview @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

Debuting in 2008, DJ Kazu is an anisong and J-Pop music DJ who has sold over 1 million mix CDs worldwide. Who better to interview a DJ than our own guest interviewer, DJ Batman at Anime Expo 2016!

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