By Brad Rice from Japanator
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You know Japanese variety shows are interesting
, to say the least. In this episode, one of the games they had looks awfully salivating. The staff got together some master chocolatiers and had them craft objects within a room setup. The show's participants had to pick out what they thought was chocolate and take a bite.
It doesn't always work out so well.
The beauty of it all is that food decoration is that anything
can be chocolate, not just the items that look like they'd be made out of chocolate. If it were as simple as everything that's got brown in it, it wouldn't be much of a challenge, now would it?
The video should start around the 40 minute mark, where they go a bit into the process of making all the foodstuff.Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Thanks to the Twitter feed
of the Transformers Collector's Club, we've got our first look at the robot mode of the TCC Membership freebie figure Rampage! This is the first time we've also seen the headsculpt other than the renders first shown at BotCon 2013. According to the TCC Twitter this is the final sample of the 2014 membership figure. The deadline to sign up for the TCC and receive this figure for free is March 16. Beast Wars fans do not want to miss out on this one!
Keep it here on TFW2005 as more TCC and BotCon reveals surface, which should be early next week.Read Replies (0)
By Amber Hunt from Japanator
Alright, can we talk about how creepy this is? A lot of people say cosplaying is the best way to take your love for a show or character to the next level. However, I think this goes beyond it. A Higurashi
van. This is no joke, my friends.
This van is brutal as hell, and it definitely defines Higurashi
if you haven't yet seen it. The van itself has been questioned by police multiple times, seeing as it's covered in blood and is none the less suspicious. Especially if you haven't seen the anime. If the blood and body hanging out of the back wasn't enough for you, the van has a prerecorded vocal playback that plays the voice of a woman. This person isn't messing around when it comes to Higurashi
It's pretty scary, but you have to admit that you want to see this in real life. I sure do! You can follow the van's twitter here
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By Karen Mead from Japanator
Question: Am I bad luck? Because as Tim and I realized this week, whenever I ask for something to happen in an anime, it never ever happens, even if it would be self-evidently awesome and the writers are nuts for not going with it. Why can't I have nice things?
Listeners: do me a favor and do something to help me test this theory. Listen to this episode of the podcast while eating an ice cream cone. If any of the ice cream ends up in your lap when my voice comes on, then we'll have some objective proof that I am jinxed for life and should never talk about Japanese cartoons and...what? You want me to specify what flavor ice cream you should be eating? For gosh sakes kids, have some agency! Or pick Cookies and Cream, whatever!Read more...Read Replies (0)
By Brad Rice from Japanator
It's Rock the Charts with a new name. We highlight the bestselling music and movies in Japan, along with the best of the American manga sales each week.Kiki's Delivery Service
(the live-action version) made its debut this week to a decent showing, garnering a bit over $1m in its opening weekend. My bet is the film will have decent numbers for a couple of weeks before falling off the charts not long after. In the meanwhile, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
will surely hold the Japanese audience's attention for quite some time.
On the manga side, Blood Lad
is the only title making a real dent in the charts this week. It debuted at #1, while older titles shuffled around in the bottom half of the charts. Let's take a look at the top titles from each list:
Oricon's Top Three Songs
1. Saki Shika Mukanee by AKB48
2. Diamond Only by E-Girls
3. Sakura by Lead
New York Times' Top Three Manga
1. Blood Lad Vol. 4
2. Bleach Vol. 59
3. Attack on Titan Vol. 1
Japan's Top Three Box Office Films
1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2. The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji
3. Kiki's Delivery Service
Check out the full lists after the jump!Read more...Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Newsarama
, we now have the full preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #27, Part 10 of Dark Cybertron:
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #27: Dark Cybertron Part 10 (of 12)
TOGETHER AT LAST! The crew of the Lost Light and the survivors of CYERTRON get a brief moment of calm as they take stock of who’s survived DARK CYBERTRON this far. But things get worse—the final fate of the DEAD UNIVERSE reveals a nightmarish link to the greatest threat the universe has ever faced!
The full comic will be released on Wednesday, March 12. You can check out the preview after the jump - if you don't mind some spoilers, that is.Read Replies (0)
By Ben Huber from Japanator
After all the insanity from last week, it's time for Hazama to take it easy. We can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful world he's helped create. No serious crimes, no violence, just an average life. It's so peaceful it's almost unsettling. I highly doubt that something crazy would happen abruptly and throw everything into chaos again, right? Right?!
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By L.B. Bryant from Japanator
We've all experienced it. That horrible, empty feeling when one of our favorite characters dies in an anime or manga series that we had been enjoying up to that point. Plenty of series have done it (though I won't name names so that no one is spoiled on anything) but it's still always hard to stomach particularly when it is a main character who drifting off into the big sleep that no one wakes up from. At least this time we're being prepared for it ever so slightly.
In a recent blog post, the author of Magi
noted that she is preparing to kill off some major characters. Notice the plural use of the word there. Not only is she going to kill off main characters... she's going to kill more than one! Read more...Read Replies (0)
By Tim Sheehy from Japanator
This week has seen its fair share of Attack on Titan
-related news. To start, the official soundtrack has been licensed by Anime Limited
, and is now available digitally through iTunes
, Amazon UK
and Google play
. The release seems to be an exact copy of the original Japanese soundtrack, with all 16 tracks complete and intact. A physical release is said to be on its way this summer, no doubt just in time for the bulk of convention season, though an exact date has yet to be announced.
A handful of Attack on Titan
have also been scheduled to attend Sakura-Con this April, leading some to speculate that a screening of the Funimation's upcoming dub may take place at the event. Some of those announced include Mikasa Ackerman's voice actress Yui Ishikawa, and series director Tetsuya Kinoshita.
Finally, in gaming news, Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2
will be having a special Attack on Titan
crossover event. It's not the first crossover to grace the MMO, but it looks pretty amazing. The trailer gives us all a look at what gamers can expect -- new costumes, 3D-maneuvering gear, and a cameo by everyone's favorite Colossal Titan, though I'm told you won't be able to actually fight him. Now, if only Sega would get off their asses and localize the game for us.
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