In America, the the late summer holds many great conventions. Between San Diego Comicon, PAX Prime, and Otakon there is something for everyone, however, none of them hold a candle to a certain convention from Japan, that makes even these huge events look like a meet-up at your local comic book store. Since 1975 devout fans of anime, manga, and gaming have been turning out in mass for the bi-annual event known as Comiket. While the majority of the convention focuses on the distribution of fan made content known as dojinshi. As of late this event has seen turnouts of more than 35,000 vendors, and numbers far exceeding over 500,000 con goers, and this number doesn’t show any chance of slimming any time soon.
The creator of AKIRA, Katsuhiro Otomo has announced that he is planning a new Manga series for Shonen Jump. His work as of late has been reserved for collaborations and short projects making this the first large project he has worked on in nearly 2 decades
Very little is known right now outside the story taking place in what is known as Japan’s Meiji period which took place during the late 1800′s early 1900′s and represents a time in Japan of major governmental and social change.
Stay tuned for more information.
While you wait feel free to start your own Neo Tokyo gang in style with the purchase of an official replica of the jacket worn by Kaneda for only $900! Joking aside, that thing is pretty sweet.
Like the bone breaking punches from this trailer, Asura’s Wrath hit me from out of nowhere. Developed by Cyberconnect 2 (developers of the .hack series and laundry list of Naruto games) and published by Capcom.
The trailer itself looks epic with enough punching, violence, and teeth bearing angry screams to make Dragon Ball Z blush. You even face against a ginormous space Buddha who’s very finger is the size of a country. Sounds like a party to me.
The game will use the Unreal 3 Engine. I’m also really digging the art style and character designs.
No release date has been set, but I’m interested to see what CyberConnect2 can do outside the confine of RPGs and anime adaptations.
Nothing much more to say. It’s Extra Joy!, it’s April 2nd, and it’s 2010. Oddities ensue. Enjoy!
From the creators of Substance TV comes Extra Joy!. A weekly show covering everything from video games, toys, comic books, movies, TV, music, art, design, culture, news, and much more. Every week Brian and Erik will pick three things they are playing, watching, listening to, reading, or thinking about and give you the quick rundown. Enjoy the first edition!