VTubers Outnumber All Other Fandoms at Next Comiket

The Comic Market (Comiket) organizing committee revealed on Friday the complete list of circles (collaborative creative groups) participating in the upcoming Comiket 101 event. The most notable trend is that Virtual YouTuber fandom is now the clear winner among doujinshi circles. The category has 1,100 participating circles, up by 254 since Comiket 100 in August. […]

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Palmer Luckey Develops Lethal VR Headset Inspired By Sword Art Online

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey unveiled his new pet project on November 6, 2022, the date the fictional Sword Art Online VRMMORPG launched within the series’ universe. Inspired by SAO’s NerveGear, Luckey is developing a VR headset that can kill its wearer.   “The good news is that we are halfway to making a true NerveGear. […]

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Paradox Live Franchise Unveils Anime Staff, Smartphone Game, New Stage Play

The “Paradox Live 3rd Anniversary Fes” event announced the upcoming anime’s main staff and early “ultra teaser visual,” a smartphone game, and a new stage play on Sunday.     Naoya Ando (episode or unit director on Aikatsu!, Love Live! Sunshine!!, PriPara) is directing Paradox Live The Animation at PINE JAM. Takayo Ikami (Beautiful Bones […]

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PlayStation 5’s Customizable DualSense Edge Controller

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced on Tuesday that it will release the DualSense Edge, a new customizable controller for the PlayStation 5, globally on January 26. Pre-orders will begin on October 25. The official PlayStation YouTube channel posted a video to highlight the controller’s features on Tuesday.     The controller will have a recommended […]

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Netflix’s New Live-Action Death Note Series Hires Halia Abdel-Meguid as Writer

Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Thursday that Netflix’s new live-action series of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note manga has hired Halia Abdel-Meguid (Miss Annity, The Devil in the White City) as a writer as well as executive producer. Deadline describes Abdel-Meguid as a “longtime fan” of Death Note, and a fluent Japanese […]

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Love Live! Franchise Launches ‘Virtual School Idol’ Smartphone App

A teaser video debuted for the Love Live! idol franchise’s “virtual school idol” project on Sunday. The teaser announces the April 2023 launch for the “Hasu no Sora Jōgakuin School Idol Club (Hasu no Sora Girls’ School Idol Club) project’s smartphone app.     The app will stream live concerts and talk sessions, host a […]

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Naruto Shippūden Gaming Accessories Hits HyperX’s Online Store

A limited collection of gaming accessories inspired by Naruto Shippūden’s Naruto Uzumaki and Itachi Uchiha colors went on sale on HyperX’s online store on Wednesday. The collection includes a mechanical keyboard, headset, mouse, and mouse pad in black-orange or black-red designs.   The HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard (US$119.99) is built with HyperX switches, and […]

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PlayStation VR2’s Video Highlights Features, Compatible Games

Sony posted a video showcasing the PlayStation VR2, the new virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation 5 console, on Wednesday. The video previews the PS VR2’s features, as well as some compatible games.     The PS VR2 will launch in early 2023.   The PlayStation VR2 system is a new version of the […]

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LiSA’s 10th Anniversary Documentary Reveals October 18 Release Date in New Trailer

Netflix began streaming a trailer for LiSA Another Great Day, a documentary about singer LiSA, on Tuesday. The trailer reveals that the documentary will debut worldwide on Netflix on October 18.     The documentary will show LiSA’s 10th anniversary project from last year. Taketoshi Sado is directing the documentary.   LiSA’s Facebook page describes […]

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Guilty Gear Strive Developer: Bridget Identifies as a Woman

Guilty Gear -Strive- game director Akira Katano and video game developer Daisuke Ishiwatari put the Bridget controversy to rest in the Wednesday edition of “Developer’s Backyard.” Ishiwatari said that they received many questions about Bridget’s gender identity following her introduction in the Guilty Gear -Strive- “Season 2” DLC last month. The series creator explained plainly […]

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