Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Snowboarding Zaku Is Ready for an Alpine Battle

The year is 2017, and Zaku has finally been equipped with snow-conquering technology to defeat the RX-78-2 Gundam. The latter Mobile Suit took to the slopes... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/snowboarding-zaku-is-ready-for-an-alpine-battle/.111646




Free's Tatsuhisa Suzuki Spotted Wearing a Ring

Fans respond as expected http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/free-tatsuhisa-suzuki-spotted-wearing-a-ring/.111647

Encouragement of Climb Anime Gets 'Big Announcement' in March

The official website of the television anime of Shiro's Encouragement of Climb (Yama no Susume) manga announced on Tuesday that a special "premium screening"... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-01-31/encouragement-of-climb-anime-gets-big-announcement-in-march/.111675

Onihei episode 4

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Onihei-episode-4/

Nanbaka (2017) episode 5

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Nanbaka-2017-episode-5/

Kemono Friends episode 4

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Kemono-Friends-episode-4/

VFX Supervisor Duncan Horn Joins nineteentwenty

Former Glassworks veteran has contributed to countless projects such as the One Show award-winning ‘Parental Role Modelling’ TAC campaign and the captivating Philippe André-directed Lycra campaign. Source http://www.awn.com/news/vfx-supervisor-duncan-horn-joins-nineteentwenty

Jetpack Picks Up Global Rights to DreamEast’s ‘Valt the Wonder Deer’

New 2D-animated series from Beijing and Hollywood-based production studio reimagines the ancient Chinese myth of the nine-colored deer for a global audience. Source http://www.awn.com/news/jetpack-picks-global-rights-dreameast-s-valt-wonder-deer

Shout! Secures North American Rights to Sunao Katabuchi’s ‘In This Corner of the World’

Anime feature based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno is written and directed by the creative force behind ‘Mai Mai Miracle’ and ‘Princess Arete.’ Source http://www.awn.com/news/shout-secures-north-american-rights-sunao-katabuchi-s-corner-world

Musou Stars Crossover Game Adds Nights of Azure Characters

Game also adds Ninja Gaiden's Ayane, Toukiden's Tokitsugu http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/musou-stars-crossover-game-adds-nights-of-azure-characters/.111703

Japanese TV show tries to solve a "10 year impossible" puzzle

Ever been stumped with a puzzle so much that you are tempted to look up the answers? Here is a video making the rounds lately from 2004. Akihara Toshiko (aged 73) approached the TV show Knight Scoop to help him solve a puzzle that has stumped him for about 10 years. Akihara found a string ring puzzle at his doctor's office and brought it to the TV show that does experiments and investigations to help him with his decade of puzzledness.

The "10 year impossible puzzle" video went viral a few days ago but it seems that many other videos featuring the same puzzle being solved have been on YouTube for years now. The title is rather an exageration and it isn't surprising since the puzzle is significantly older than suggested and just wasn't popular. One thing's for sure, it's rekindled my fascination for brain teasers and a thing that people now are things that stimulate brain function.

Enjoy another puzzle video below!


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Sony Takes $1 Billion Write-Down on Motion Picture Business

With a box office slump and slow home entertainment sales, Tokyo-based media giant cuts its outlook for earnings from its feature film unit. Source http://www.awn.com/news/sony-takes-1-billion-write-down-motion-picture-business




Goku Voice Actress Masako Nozawa Earns 2 Guinness World Records

Voice actress Masako Nozawa earned two Guinness World Records on Tuesday for her work as Dragon Ball's Goku. Nozawa was honored as the "voice actor who... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/goku-voice-actress-masako-nozawa-earns-2-guinness-world-records/.111698

Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Anime

Leah Clark, Sarah Wiedenheft star in dub premiering on Wednesday http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/funimation-reveals-english-dub-cast-for-miss-kobayashi-dragon-maid-anime/.111705

Animal Crossing App Game Delayed Until After March

Nintendo announced in its consolidated financial highlights report on Tuesday that it is revising its release schedule for its Animal Crossing smartphone... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-01-31/animal-crossing-app-game-delayed-until-after-march/.111702

A3 May Be Japan's Next Big Male-Idol Hit

Mobile game gets 800,000 downloads in 3 days http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/a3-may-be-japan-next-big-male-idol-hit/.111640

North American Anime, Manga Releases, January 29-February 4

The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet, Shomin Sample anime; Captive Hearts of Oz, Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom, Kindred Spirits On The Roof manga ship http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/north-american-anime-manga-releases-january-29-february-4/.111701




Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2017 Now Accepting VR/AR Submissions

SIGGRAPH 2017 seeking Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality submissions for possible inclusion within the VR Village, the Computer Animation Festival’s VR Theater, the Emerging Technologies program, the Games Focus Area, and Real-Time Live!  Source http://www.awn.com/news/call-entries-siggraph-2017-now-accepting-vrar-submissions

Silvergate Appoints Lisa Macdonald EMEA VP

Former Sanrio exec to direct international TV production and licensing company’s broadcast sales, secondary licensing and brand partnerships.  Source http://www.awn.com/news/silvergate-appoints-lisa-macdonald-emea-vp

The Foundry Technology Helps Power 89th Academy Award Nominees

Creative software developer’s VFX tools have been utilized in every film nominated for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards.  Source http://www.awn.com/news/foundry-technology-helps-power-89th-academy-award-nominees

Disney’s ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ Premieres March 10

Debut of original movie ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ leads to the highly anticipated premiere of ‘Tangled: The Series’ on March 24. Source http://www.awn.com/news/disney-s-tangled-ever-after-premieres-march-10

Animation Ireland Hails 2016 as ‘Extraordinary Year’ at AGM

Animation Ireland chair John Phelan delivers keynote address at annual meeting that included representatives from 22 of Ireland’s top studios. Source http://www.awn.com/news/animation-ireland-hails-2016-extraordinary-year-agm

Pokémon Sun/Moon Games Sell 14.69 Million Units Worldwide

Games surpass Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire's total units sold http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/pokemon-sun-moon-games-sell-14.69-million-units-worldwide/.111700

Final Fantasy Gets Boss Cup Noodle Set, 2ft-Long Fork Weapon

The "Final Fantasy Seitan 30 Shūnen Opening Ceremony" event had just about everything for the Final Fantasy fan, from smartphone game announcements to... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/final-fantasy-gets-boss-cup-noodle-set-2ft-long-fork-weapon/.111690

AnimeFest to Host Ghost in the Shell: SAC Scriptwriter Dai Sato

Dallas convention to take place August 17-20 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/animefest-to-host-ghost-in-the-shell-sac-scriptwriter-dai-sato/.111679




TMS Entertainment Animates 2 PR Anime for Saga Prefecture

Japan's Saga Prefecture is continuing its promotional campaign to attract visitors in two new animated shorts. The shorts will premiere on March 11 and... http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-31/tms-entertainment-animates-2-pr-anime-for-saga-prefecture/.111688

Crunchyroll Announces 'Anime Movie Night' Theatrical Event Series

Screenvision Media, KAOS Connect collaborate on quarterly screenings http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/crunchyroll-announces-anime-movie-night-theatrical-event-series/.111689

Eromanga Sensei TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Shows Sibling Relationship

Adaptation of story by Oreimo creator premieres in April http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/eromanga-sensei-tv-anime-1st-promo-video-shows-sibling-relationship/.111687

Hand Shakers episode 4

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Hand-Shakers-episode-4/

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age PS4 Remaster Ships in July

Also: Final Fantasy XV update, Final Fantasy VII collaborations launch this month http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-ps4-remaster-ships-in-july/.111682

Ai Mai Mi: Surgical Friends episode 5

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Ai-Mai-Mi-Surgical-Friends-episode-5/

Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku episode 4

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Reikenzan-Eichi-e-no-Shikaku-episode-4/

Shout! Factory Licenses In This Corner of the World Anime Film in U.S., Canada

Theatrical premiere slated for this summer http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/shout-factory-licenses-in-this-corner-of-the-world-anime-film-in-u.s-canada/.111655

ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka episode 4

Source http://www.animerush.tv/ACCA-13-ku-Kansatsu-ka-episode-4/

Square Enix Unveils Final Fantasy VII Remake's Cloud, Sephiroth Visual

Remake partners with February games Mobius Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-31/square-enix-unveils-final-fantasy-vii-remake-cloud-sephiroth-visual/.111681

Mahoutsukai Precure! episode 50

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Mahoutsukai-Precure-episode-50/

Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan episode 29

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Shounen-Ashibe-Go-Go-Goma-chan-episode-29/

Nyanbo! episode 18

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Nyanbo-episode-18/

Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Yousei no Door episode 33

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Rilu-Rilu-Fairilu-Yousei-no-Door-episode-33/

Nobunaga no Shinobi episode 18

Source http://www.animerush.tv/Nobunaga-no-Shinobi-episode-18/

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'La Traversée'

Every Tuesday, Chris Robinson digests and dissects (relatively) new indie animation short films. Source http://www.awn.com/animationworld/pictures-brainbox-weekly-dose-indie-animation-la-travers-e