NieR Orchestral Arrangement Heading West

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The NieR Orchestral Arrangement Special Box Edition, previously only available in Japan, is now surprisingly available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store in North America. The box set is priced at $79.99, and will contain both NieR Gestalt Replicant and NieR: Automata arrangement albums, plus a special disc, exclusive to the box set.

The NieR: Orchestra Concert will take place on September 17th at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall.

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Website for New Patlabor Debuts

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The official website for an all-new Patlabor series has debuted online, and while it doesn’t give us much in the way of details, we do get a small synopsis, and some fantastic official artwork.

With the rapidly accelerating development of hyper-technology, a humanoid-type machine called “LABOR” is being used in every field of industry. However, it has created the new social menace of “LABOR” crime. In order to curb such crimes from happening one after another, the Metropolitan Police Department has established a special department. the “Special Vehicle Section No.2”. It consists of company of patrol “LABOR” known as PATLABOR.

Converse Releasing Official Hello Kitty Sneakers

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Converse has unveiled a full look at their new line of Official Hello Kitty sneakers, releasing worldwide on August 14th. The line will feature 6 designs, with two for each signature style, the Chuck Taylor, Chuck 70, and One Star.

Prices will vary based on style, but you can hit the jump for a look at the full line of shoes.

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First Look at New City Hunter Anime Movie

City Hunter is an iconic staple of anime, having seen plenty of various incarnations, including a live-action Korean film, and a version starring Jackie Chan. Now, it’s getting another refresh in the form of a fresh anime film, with the original voice cast returning. The original manga debuted in 1985, and stars main character Ryo, who attempts to chase down criminals while interacting with dangerous and beautiful women, a la James Bond.

City Hunter opens in Japan on February 8th, 2019.

First Trailer for Godzilla: Planet Eater Debuts

Netflix and Polygon Pictures have debuted the first trailer for the final film in the Godzilla animated trilogy, Godzilla: Planet Eater, which introduces us to a reimagined King Ghidorah in this alternate universe.

The trailer doesn’t give us much new footage, but it does provide with our first listen at Ghidorah’s roar, which is based heavily on the Heisei era of the giant monster. The cast of the first two films will be returning for the final film, which hits Netflix in Japan on November 9th. No release date has been confirmed in North America, yet.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Gets a Release Date

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After becoming increasingly busy with Shin Godzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno was forced to put the finale to his fabled Evangelion series on hold, but he’s now back on track, and the fourth and final film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is set for release in 2020.

Little is known about the film, though a short teaser is now showing before movies in theaters in Japan announcing the release.

Mob Psycho II Debuting in January 2019

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The official website for Mob Psycho 100, the popular anime from creator ONE, has unveiled a new key visual for the series’ second season, revealing that it will be returning in January 2019.

On top of that, it’s been confirmed we will be receiving a new update each month until the series’ debut. Hit the jump for a look at the full visual.

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Limited Edition The World Ends With You: Final Remix Unveiled

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Square Enix has announced a new, limited edition version of the upcoming The World Ends With You: Final Remix, called the “It’s a Wonderful Bag Edition.” The collectible is only available through Square Enix’ e-Store in Japan. The edition will include the full game, mini soundtrack featuring tracks new to the Final Remix, as well as two sticker sheets, artbook, acrylic stand, stylus pen, and the aforementioned tote bag.

You can hit the jump to check out better shots of each included item. The World Ends With You: Final Remix releases in Japan on September 27th for Nintendo Switch. The game will release in North America and Europe in Fall 2018.

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Armored Core Series Getting 20-Disc Soundtrack Collection

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FROMSoftware has announced that its long-time favorite franchise, Armored Core, is getting a massive 20-disc Original Soundtrack collection, featuring 394 tracks, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, and original release on the PlayStation. The set will also include an artbook: “The 20-year History of Armored Core,” featuring CG art and  design from across the series in 240 pages, as well as a set of “Company & Organization Emblem Sticker Sheets,” all in an Original Disc Case & Box.

You can hit the jump for a look at the full set, as well as complete listing of titles that will feature tracks. The Armored Core Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Box releases in Japan on November 1st for ¥18,500. You can pre-order it on Amazon Japan.

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Kill La Kill The Game: IF Gets Anime Expo Trailer

Arc System Works and developer APLUS has revealed a new gameplay trailer for Kill La Kill The Game: IF at this year’s Anime Expo. It gives us a better look at what to expect from the alternate reality title, as well as confirming that original creators, Studio Trigger, are supervising the game to make sure it meets the standard of quality we have come to expect from the show.

Kill La Kill The Game: IF is slated for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, and Steam.

Legendary Working On a Live-Action Mobile Suit Gundam

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Legendary Pictures, the studio behind such recent successes as the 2014 Godzilla film, and Pacific Rim, have announced a partnership with Sunrise at this year’s Anime Expo. The first announcement? A live-action Mobile Suit Gundam film is now in development with the studio. Nothing is known about the story, nor is a director attached, but we did get a press release. Maybe the appearance of the Gundam in Ready Player One was what it took to push executives over the edge?

The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted.

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Launching October 26th

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Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.

My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!

Fire Pro Wrestling World Roster & Modes Detailed

Spike Chunsoft has unveiled a new, in-depth trailer for the upcoming Fire Pro Wrestling World title for PlayStation 4 that debuts its roster of New Japan Pro Wrestling talent, as well as Young Lion mode, custom characters, and more. The visuals aren’t comparable to a game like WWE 2K18, but they have a certain retro charm to them.

With the inclusion of names like Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Kazuchika Okada, and stables like the Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon, this game should prove quite the competitor. Fire Pro Wrestling World will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on August 28th.

Sega and Kotobukiya Team For Massive Border Break Display

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Sega and Kotobukiya have teamed up for an incredibly massive display advertisement for the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of arcade-favorite, Border Break. The display is a huge set of styrol resin parts that connect to form the largest model kit in history.

The parts are on display at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. You can hit the jump for more pictures of the incredible display, as well as a video of their development.

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Junkrat Nendoroid is Terrifying

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The Good Smile Company has unveiled the latest in their line of Overwatch Nendoroid figures, and the newest addition is a terrifying rendition of fan-favorite, Junkrat. The figure comes with some fun weapon accessories, and a bevy of horrifying faces to plant on your figure.

Junkrat will be releasing in January 2019, and will retail for approximately $40. Hit the jump for more images.

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