Daily NOtaku News Round-Up – 30/07/2018

Hello and welcome to another Daily Round-Up! Today we’ll be starting things off with some Nintendo news!

Following the recent announcement of a western release, Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Drum controller for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun will not be available outside of Japan. You can still import the controller from Play-Asia, but at a very high cost of $72 (USD).

During the NintendoVSUK event in London, news site Dotesports was able to get their hands on the upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! demo. While playing they encountered a shiny Pokémon, and discovered that catching and finding shinies works a little different this time. You can read the full rundown here.

Remember the rumored Argos catalog listing for the LEGO Harry Potter Collection for to Nintendo Switch? Well, an official rating for the game has surfaced on the Game Software Rating Regulations body in Taiwan, which is making this rumor look a lot more credible.

An extremely limited Crash Bandicoot themed Switch has recently surfaced. With only 3 in existence and 1 already claimed, chances are won’t be able to get your hands on it. However, if you’re eager to get a look at it, YouTuber Domtendo owns one and uploaded an unboxing video.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have other themed Switches featuring Mario, Zelda or even Pokémon? Leave a comment down below what theme would you like to see!

Speaking of Pokémon, for our last piece of Nintendo news, Nintendo has started selling Pikachu butt USB chargers! (Yes, these are official.) The product is currently available only in Japan, but I have a feeling similar copycat chargers will start appearing on Amazon very soon.

And now for some Otaku news!

ForwardWorks has announced some new information regarding their new smartphone games for the Arc the Lad franchise during a press conference on Monday.

A video was also streamed showcasing the game’s story, which is set 10 years after the Great Disaster that took place at the ending of Arc the Lad 2. The game – which is titled Arc the Lad R – feature both new and returning characters. No release date was announced for the game, but the official website is currently offering pre-registrations.

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime revealed on Sunday that Japanese band “TRUE” will be performing the ending theme “Another colony”. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will be premiering this October.

Netflix streamed a the creditless version of the opening theme on Monday for the Part II of the Sword Gai: The Animation series.

And since they’re Netflix, all 12 episodes of the sequel anime premiered on Monday with both an English Sub and Dub.

The official website for the upcoming My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film has revealed three new panels from the No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING manga that is included in the Vol. Origin books that will be given to viewers of the movie. The website also streamed a video previewing the No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING panels.

The Pokémon Company has revealed that the new Pokémon movie originally titled Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story in Japan will release under the name Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us in the West. The film will recieve several theatrical screenings in the US on November 24th, November 26th, November 28th, and December 1st. Fathom Events are handling these screenings. Additionally, a English trailer was streamed on YouTube.

Would you like to see us do a review of this movie when it releases? Leave a comment down below!

And now, we have some rather saddening news came out today. The official Twitter and Facebook accounts of shōjo manga author Akino Mimura announced on Monday that she passed away at the age of 60 on Monday at 11:12 a.m. JST.

Mimura tweeted on June 25th that she har been hospitalized, and made her last tweet on July 27th.

Our deepest condolences go out to Akino Mimura’s family for their loss.

In much lighter news, Bandai Namco streamed a trailer for their upcoming Jump Force crossover game which highlights the characters Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen from Bleach.

The game is slated to launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime in 2019.

Bandai Namco Europe streamed a new video for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 which previews Super Baby Vegeta from Dragon Ball GT as a playable character.

Super Baby Vegeta will be included in the third DLC pack, which is set to launch this summer and also adds Kefla as a playable character, along with five quests, eight skills, four costumes, and two super souls.

The staff for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of “Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi”. (Are you ready? Hey you girl!) manga revealed screenshots and a poster visual on Tuesday.

The film is slated for an October 12th release date.

Bandai Namco Arts’ V-Storage news website revealed 12 brand new screenshots for the upcoming Yū Yū Hakusho OVA. You can view the rest in the AnimeNewsNetwork article.



Additionally, the site also revealed that the OVA will be getting a screening event at TOHO CINEMAS Shinjuku this October 6th. As a bonus, the screening will also show the first episode of the original anime as well as have a talk show.

And lastly, the official website for Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (The Law is Surely There to be Broken), streamed two new commercials for the film. Both YouTube videos preview the theme song for the movie “Daifuseikai”, and the first video is narrated by Gintoki’s anime VA Tomokazu Sugita.

The film is slated for an August 17th screening in Japan.

And that’s it for today’s news! As always, if we missed anything or got any information wrong, or if you have any feedback/suggestions, then feel free to leave a comment down below!

Thanks for reading!

-Kanoa Howell


Further Reading/Sources

Hori Taiko Drum Controller Won’t Be Released In The West, But Here’s Where You Can Get One: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/hori_taiko_drum_controller_wonrt_be_released_in_the_west_but_heres_where_you_can_get_one

Here’s how finding shiny Pokémon will work in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!: https://dotesports.com/the-op/news/pokemon-lets-go-eevee-pikachu-shiny-exclusive-details-31591

LEGO Harry Potter Collection Rated For Switch In Taiwan: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/lego_harry_potter_collection_rated_for_switch_in_taiwan

Check Out This Very Limited Edition Crash Bandicoot Nintendo Switch Console: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/check_out_this_very_limited_edition_crash_bandicoot_nintendo_switch_console

Say Hello To The Officially Licensed Pikachu USB ‘Butt Charger’: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/07/random_say_hello_to_the_officially_licensed_pikachu_usb_butt_charger

Arc the Lad R Smartphone Game Revealed as Sequel to Arc the Lad 2: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/arc-the-lad-r-smartphone-game-revealed-as-sequel-to-arc-the-lad-2/.134847

TRUE Performs ED for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime TV Anime: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2018/07/29-1/true-performs-ed-for-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime-tv-anime

Netflix Streams Clean Opening Video for Sword Gai Anime’s Part II: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/netflix-streams-clean-opening-video-for-sword-gai-anime-part-ii/.134865

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film’s Bonus Manga Previewed: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/my-hero-academia-two-heroes-film-bonus-manga-previewed/.134863

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Film Gets U.S. Theatrical Screenings in November: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/pokemon-the-movie-the-power-of-us-film-gets-u.s-theatrical-screenings-in-november/.134873

Shōjo Manga Creator Akino Mimura Passes Away: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/shojo-manga-creator-akino-mimura-passes-away/.134872

Jump Force Game Video Highlights Bleach Characters: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/jump-force-game-video-highlights-bleach-characters/.134884

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Video Previews Super Baby Vegeta: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-video-previews-super-baby-vegeta/.134887

Live-Action Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi. Film’s Screenshots, Poster Visual Unveiled: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-07-30/live-action-kakugo-wa-ii-ka-soko-no-joshi-film-screenshots-poster-visual-unveiled/.134889

Yu Yu Hakusho New Anime Episode Previewed in Screenshots Before Screening: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-29/yu-yu-hakusho-new-anime-episode-previewed-in-screenshots-before-screening/.134840#gallery_top

2nd Live-Action Gintama Show’s Trailer, Main Visual Revealed: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-07-30/2nd-live-action-gintama-show-trailer-main-visual-revealed/.134807

Kanoa Howell

Gamer, Anime Fanatic, Aspiring Voice Actor, and Writer, once you know me you can't forget me.

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