News for Your Weekend (September 5)

This weekend's news features Ace Attorney, Metal Gear Solid, KimiUso, tourism no-no, and Satoshi Kon


Another weekend is here! How time flies, yeah? What are you guys watching/listening/reading recently? Voice them out in the comments, we love to read them!

What Not to Do When Visiting Kyoto

The beautiful city of Kyoto created an infographic brochure detailing what tourists should not do when visiting. The brochure is both cute and saddening at the same time. It is saddening because some of the Don’ts are pretty much common sense and yet people need to be reminded.

The Making of Paprika

Here is a rather old video about the making of Paprika, an excellent anime movie by the late Satoshi Kon. He is one of  the favorite directors of several Yatta contributors.

Official Debriefing of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Above is the official debriefing video for the new Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain game. It seems more like a marketing video by Konami, but at least it kind of officially concludes Hideo Kojima’s involvement with the series. I will see you some other time, Kojima-san.

Drifter Anime Will be Directed by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime Director

Drifter, a manga by Kouta Hirano, the creator of Hellsing, is getting an anime release. The director of the said series will be Kenichi Suzuki, the director of the recent JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. All I can say is, “this should be good.”

Hatsune Miku Project Diva X Has RPG-like Gameplay?

Hatsune Miku will be getting a new game on PS Vita soon enough and it is called Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X. Some report indicates that there will be some RPG-like gameplay elements. What do you think about it?

Anohana Live Action Promo Video!

Any Anohana fans? There is a promo video for the upcoming live-action drama series. The cast have also been revealed.

US Will Get a New Blue PS Vita

Are you thinking of buying a PS Vita? You may want to wait for the new Aqua Blue color that is coming to the US. I think it looks pretty cool (=D).

Ace Attorney 6 (Unconfirmed Title) Is Coming to The States

The sixth game in the Phoenix Wright saga was announced and confirmed to be coming State-side. Kotaku has some details about the game. It seems that the game will be quite different from the previous ones. There should be more details about the game coming up during the Tokyo Game Show.

New 3DSes Are Coming

PS Vita is not the only one with new models. The new standard size 3DS with interchangable plates as well as a special The Legend of Zelda theme are also coming to the West. Are your wallets itchy yet?

North American Manga and Anime Releases

Anime News Network kindly compiled a list of releases for Aug 30 to Sept 5. Is there anything you would like to get?

Tite Kubo Has Abandoned Twitter

Tite Kubo, the author of Bleach, had decided to abandoned Twitter. A news post from Crunchyroll has confirmed the Twitter username of the famed author is no longer in use. I wonder why.

Your Lie In April Gets Live Action Drama Adaptation

Yup, that is what Crunchyroll reported. I know Harley cried a bucket when watching the anime. Open the link to learn more about the director and cast.

Second Attack on Titan Movie’s Trailers Are Up

Apparently the trailers for Attack on Titan‘s second live-action movie are already up. They may contain gore and graphic images. You have been warned!

Crunchyroll Added the First Cardcaptor Sakura Movie

If you had been wanting to watch Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, you may now do so at Crunchyroll. It sets up the second movie that concludes the story of Sakura on her journey to collect Clow Cards. The second movie also has a very sweet story and is a personal recommendation of mine. I hope Crunchyroll will bring it state-side.

Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata Wins an Award

Studio Ghibli’s co-founder and director, Isao Takahata, recently won the Ihatov Award presented by the Miyazawa Kenji Association. Kenji Miyazawa, the late poet whom the association is named after, worked on children’s literature and was a social activist. Takahata will be receiving the award this September 22.

Study in a College to Become the Next Big Anison Singer

The anime song industry is fairly big in Japan and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music knows that. News is, the college wants to nurture the upcoming anime song singers and has created the Anime Song Course. Another good bit of news is there is a scholarship for international students too!

How Shiro Sagisu Got to Compose for Attack on Titan

Shiro Sagisu is a prolific composer who has worked for titles like Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Berserk, and most recently Attack on Titan live-action movies. The Japan Times wrote an article about how Sagisu got the part and his process in tackling the ginormous task.


Whew, there is quite a lot of things going on. I hope you guys got your Japanese-related news fill this weekend. For those of you in the US, enjoy your Labor Day off! I shall leave you with a bonus video of Shiro Sagisu’s composition for Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo to end your session on a high Note (=D).


Image from Capcom.


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