Corpse Party gets live-action movie this Summer

Team GrisGris’ Corpse Party horror game franchise is getting a live-action film adaptation this summer starring AKB48 member Rina Ikoma as third-year high school student Naomi Nakashima. This will be Ikoma’s first starring role in a movie.

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The movie will also star Ryousuke Ikeoka from D-BOYS as Satoshi Mochida and magazine model Nozomi Maeda as Ayumi Shinozaki. Horror director Masafumi Yamada (Hitori Kakurenbo Gekijouban, Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi) is directing the film.

Filming begins March 15, 2015 and it is set to release this Summer 2015.

ANN

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Applications now open for the 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest

The Embassy of Japan to the Philippines has now announced yesterday they are now accepting entries for this year’s J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest.

According to the press release, the contest is open to all Filipino singers and dancers of all ages.

To join, participants for both the singing and dance should select a Japanese song sung by a Japanese artist for their entry and send a filled-up application form, a photo/group photo, a print-out of the song lyrics with the name of the original performing artist/s, a short write-up about the participant/participating group (50-100 words) and a demo CD containing an audio file in MP3 format (for the singing category) or a video file in MPEG format (for the dancing category).”

Ten finalists for the singing category and five finalists for the dancing category will be chosen to compete in the Grand Finals to be held on July 25, 2015 (Saturday) at the SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Registration ends on May 22, 2015.

The 2015 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest aims to further promote Japanese language and culture appreciation among Filipinos and to strengthen the longstanding friendship between Philippines and Japan.

For more information, please visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa@go.jp. You call also call 551-5710 local 2311 to 2312.

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Contest Rules

Talking Apples Cafe joins O-kun Fiesta 2015

The winner of the Golden Ticket Awards for Best Community Event, Talking Apples, will be joining Otaku Asia Anime Magazine’s first O-kun Fiesta this May.

In a press release by the organizers, Talking Apples Maid Cafe will be serving anime inspired coffee, iced tea, omurice, cookies and chocolate-dipped bananas at the event.

Other activities include the upcoming Talking Apples’ “Bloody Valentine” themed cafe to be held on February 28 at 121 Allegro in Makati.

Otaku Asia will also release a special magazine issue for the month of May and June. The issue will feature the top ten entries for each categories of Cosplay.ph‘s Cosplay Costume of the Year 2014. Submission of nominees are still open.

Rules for the O-kun Fiesta’s Karaoke and Cosplay competitions were already released last February 23.

animephproject.com is one of the media partners of the O-Kun Fiesta 2015 to be held on May 16 at Function Room 1, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval in Philippine Cinemas

First reported by AFAChan website, SM Cinema has confirmed that they will be showing “Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval” on February 28, simultaneous with Japan.

According to their Facebook post, the movie will be screened at SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Manila, only for one day.

For screening times and other updates, you can check their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SMCinema and  https://www.smcinema.com/

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Universal Century 0068, Side 3 – The Autonomous Republic of Munzo.

Zeon Zum Deikun, preaching the reformation of humanity through advancement into outer space, has been attempting to declare Munzo’s complete independence from the Earth Federation government. Suddenly, he collapses and dies in the middle of a speech to the Diet.

Upon Deikun’s death, his aide Jimba Ral begins spreading conspiracy theories about the Zabi family. But despite his efforts, the Zabi family, led by Degwin Sodo Zabi, intensifies its secret maneuvering to seize control of Side 3.

As we witness for the first time the untold chaotic history of the Universal Century, Casval and Artesia, Deikun’s orphaned children, must face destinies just as tumultuous as the era itself.

Little Witch Academia sequel movie to premiere this year

Studio Trigger has announced that Little Witch Academia will be having its sequel movie this year.

According to the newly opened website, the sequel movie is titled Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (Little Witch Academia: Mahou Shikake Parade) and it will be released via TOHO Visual in 2015 in Japan.

The movie is 40-minutes long which includes making-of documentary and audio commentary.

2015_02_lwa_the_enchanted_paradeThe sequel movie was funded through a Kickstarter last year. The campaign ended one month later in August 2013 and accumulated US$625,518 from 7,938 pledgers, more than it main goal of US$150,000.

Official Site

Kyoukai no Kanata -I’ll be here – Movie Trailer Streamed

Kyoto Animation has started streaming the latest trailer for Kyoukai no Kanata I’ll Be Here (Beyond the Boundary I’ll Be Here) movie.

The official anime website also revealed a new key visual featuring series’ main characters Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama.

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Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here Kako-Hen (The Past), which is a compilation movie will open in Japan on March 14 while the second movie Mirai-hen (The Future) will premiere on April 25, 2015.

Official Site, Youtube

Ragnarok Online PH shutdowns on March 31

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After 11 years in operation , Level Up! Games has announced last February 13 that Philippine Ragnarok Online (pRO) will be discontinued.

According to pRO website, Philippine local service of Ragnarok Online MMORPG will cease operation on March 31, 2015. Furthermore, Level Up! and International Ragnarok Online (iRO) host Warp Portal are working together in preparing a migration program for PH gamers who wish to continue playing Ragnarok on its international servers.

According to Warp Portal blog, they are already “working with Level Up! to insure a smooth transition process so that pRO players can resume their adventures on our service.” A new server will be setup by April 2015 that “have the same settings as the Renewal Chaos, and the latest updates.”

Migration website URL will be disclosed as soon as possible.

pRO, Warp Portal via Rappler

Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai Movie announced

It has been announced that Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai (Vitreous Flower Destroy the World) is getting an anime film adaptation this year.

The movie is based on the concept “D.backup” by Physics Points who won the grand prize in Pony Canyon’s Anime Adaptation Award back in 2013.

Masashi Ishihama will direct the movie with Fumihiko Shimo for the screenplay. Kantoku will provide the original character designs at studio A-1 Pictures.

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Official Site

Tamashii Convention – How to Pre-Order Tickets

You can pre-order your tickets for the upcoming Tamashii Convention starting today (February 7).

Here is a guide on how to order your tickets:

  1. Request an order by filling up the online form. You will receive a confirmation email after you submit the form.
  2. The email will have a summary of your order, including the amount due and the bank deposit details.
  3. Pay the deposit in full. You can also pay on meetup. Tickets are worth Php200 for the early birds. (There is a promo from February 7-14 where you can order your tickets for Php 180.)
  4. After deposit, please reply to your confirmation email with a clear photo or scan of your deposit slip. A ticket voucher will be received.
  5. Print the ticket voucher and exchange it with your tickets. You can claim your events tickets via meetups or at the event date itself. Tickets can also be delivered.

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Tickets are also available at the event day but it will be sold at Php250.

All details about ordering ticket are at the Online Order Guide. You can also visit Tamashii Convention Facebook page for more details about the event.

animephproject.com is a media partner of Tamashii Convention to be held March 28 at Function Room 1, Meeting Room 2 and 3, SMX Convention Center.

‘Parasyte’ live-action film opens at SM Cinema on February 11

The live-action movie adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki‘s widely popular Parasyte (Kiseiju) manga is set to premiere in Philippine cinemas on February 11, 2015.

The movie will be shown exclusively by SM Cinema nationwide.

Parasyte Part 1 premiered in Japan last November 29, 2014. Parasyte Part 2 (Kisiju Kanketsu Hen) will be released on April 25, 2015.

SM Cinema

Ushio to Tora gets TV anime adaptation for Summer 2015

The 10th issue of the Shounen Sunday magazine has revealed that  Kazuhiro Fujita’s supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora is getting an anime adaptation this summer.

The series will be produced by MAPPA & Studio VOLN.

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Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse? (ADV Films)

via ANN