Sometimes, you might get bored with the clock style on your phone and you want something different.You can try installing anime style clock applications.
Generally, this app will have an anime girl iterating the current time in Japanese, and you can trigger different reaction from the girl by touching the screen. I believe most of apps also have the alarm clock functionality.
Very funky game from Square Enix for Arcade, with full name Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter (超速変形ジャイロゼッター ).
It is specially equipped with unique controls. At first, you control a car using the steering wheel racing through a course. After finishing the course, your car can transform to a robot to engage in a turn-based fighting with an opponent. To transform into a robot, you can move the steering wheel which will trigger the machine to pull out some extra controllers, which is pretty cool. I hope they will make these machines available overseas too.
An anime based on this game is also being produced.
Some video footages :
Bandai Namco will release a PSP game from the anime Sword Art Online, called Sword Art Online : Infinity Moment. Release date will be on 14 March 2013.
From the video previews, it seems that this game will not be retelling the story from anime. Rather, it occurs in an entirely new world (town with 76 levels?). Possibly, this might also be the continuation from the anime or a side story after the anime finishes.
Gameplay looks similar to .hack game in PS2 with a touch of Persona 3 ‘bonds’ system.
I think most SAO fans will be excited with this game since the anime received a lot of success and requests for sequels.
Here are some previews released by Bandai Namco so far
Live 2D is a technique that can animate full dimensional 2D characters from manga, anime, and illustrations without undergoing a 3D transfiguration.An example of such is in this iPhone/Android app called Shizuku Talk.
One unique feature of this app is that you could interact with the character by touching the screen and she will face unto the direction of your fingertips.
Good things also is that the content on this app is updated daily with a voice acting.
I think this is a good app if you want to know some slangs used in Japanese conversation, though It is not really that easy to understand for beginner in Japanese.
Some other applications of Live2D are Anime clock Apps, although not as complex as Shizuku Talk.
Nice anime-like feels commercial from Tokyo Disney.
‘A Capella’, derived from the word ‘chapel’, is basically a song sang by either a person or group without the use of instruments.
Mostly this music is performed by a group of men. Not much women a capella group out there I believe. Some are also performed in solo.
Personally, I really like this style of song, especially the group ones. It’s sorta give you a warm and enjoyable feeling inside.
Unfortunately, It’s pretty rare for anime soundtracks to have an a capella style song. Even if it has, usually it is part of the albums, which is made as alternative rendition of the main theme song.
Here are some of my findings.
Have you ever had a feeling of emptyness after finish watching a great anime series?
For me, this feeling is especially happens after marathoning an anime series. The feeling will get stronger the longer the series is.
Tried to google around and found out that there is even a term for this. It is called Post Anime Depression Syndrome, abbreviated as PADS.
One of my favorite types of music is the ones played with classical/acoustic guitar.
However, in anime and game industry, seldom they will make album entirely for guitar arrangements.
Here are some of my findings. Most of them are also accompanied by book with the guitar tabs.