Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Visual Novel Teased

Revealed last december, Namco Bandai has released a trinity of trailers for their new game, The Reminiscences of Haruhi Suzumiya. Set during Disappearance’s alternate reality, the player controls Kyon, making important decisions that effect the Haruhi universe with many “what if?” scenarios. The game itself is a visual novel, a genre unique to japan that lets you control what the player says and thinks through a interface not unlike a Bioware epic. This allows for a multitude of different endings, begging for mutiple playthroughs.
The downside to this however, is that the game will most likely never see a realease outside of Japan, and unless a fan translation comes along, the only option for us is to import the game overseas, and enrol in Japanese classes. Not for the faint of heart, I’m sure you can agree.
Such a shame too, because the game boasts quite a unique game save sharing facility between PSP and PS3 versions, so that diehard haruhi maniacs can continue woooing their favourite Haruhi girl, even on the loo.

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Shadow of the Colossus, Amazing Anime Fan Poster

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Here is an amazing mockup for a Shadow of the Colossus anime by artist MetalHanzo, based from the classic PS2 game, which is soon to get a HD reboot alongside its older brother, ICO.
I can imagine now, as a silent anime with acts, musics and sceneries to convey the story, and minimum dialogue.
Unfortunately, 99% of the anime industry in Japan right now is more concerned with underage girls, incest, and panties….nothing good could possibly from a SOTC anime with this mentality. There are about 3~4 anime studios maximum who would actually allow SOTC to maintain its dignity.
Oh well, on can always dream…

FMA Brotherhood PS3 theme now available

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Full Metal Alchemist fans, Looking for that little something to spruce up your PS3? well, have no fear, as FUNimation has launched a lovely new FMA: Brotherhood theme on the PSN.
This new dynamic theme includes typical FMA imagery and icons, as well as plenty of Ed and Al. The sky of the theme gets darker as time wears on, and the images of Ed and Al can switch between their “adult” and child versions. The backgrounds even move, with flowing clothes whipping in the wind. The theme can be bought for $2.99.