The Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: Raising a Boring Girlfriend) main series has ended for quite a while now, but that hasn’t stopped Fujimi Fantasia Bunko for churning out more Saekano content. Saekano Memorial 2, a fanbook which serves as supplementary material for the recently released movie Saekano Fine will be released on November 20, 2019.
This fanbook will include 100 pages of not only include short stories that haven’t been previously published in the novel, but also newly written ones. It will also feature interviews with the Saekano Fine film cast members as well as Fumiaki Maruto and Kurehito Misaki regarding secret details of the movie’s production.
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: Raising a Boring Girlfriend) Fine is an anime film which concludes the story from the previously adapted two anime seasons of Saekano light novel series. This movie brings closure to the story by providing an adaptation of the later volumes of the novels, mainly volume 11-13, while also presenting an original epilogue of sorts. The following is a translated summary of the movie, with spoilers. If you have read the original light novel series until the end, feel free to skip to the epilogue. Completed summaries of each plot point in this movie can be experienced from the light novels; you can find the other summaries here or buy the light novel yourself.
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The latest installment to the popular Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) video game series, Project Sakura Wars (Shin Sakura Taisen) has announced its third announcement stream.
Continue reading Project Sakura Wars Third Official Announcement Stream Scheduled for August 21
The latest installment to the popular Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) video game series, Project Sakura Wars (Shin Sakura Taisen) has announced its second announcement stream which will feature the first look at the game’s battle system gameplay live.
Continue reading Project Sakura Wars Second Official Announcement Stream Scheduled for July 25
The latest installment to the popular Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) video game series, Project Sakura Wars (Shin Sakura Taisen) has announced that it’s going to hold the first public announcement stream for more detailed information about the game.
Continue reading Project Sakura Wars Upcoming PS4 Game to Hold Public Announcement Stream on June 26
The official website of light novel imprint Dengeki Bunko has updated its list of new releases, one of which turned out to be the long awaited alternate route of Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) light novel series, featuring Ayase Aragaki as the main heroine.
Continue reading Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) Light Novel Featuring Ayase’s If Route to be Released in August 2019
BanG Dream! (Bandori) Girls Band Party! (Garupa) is a rhythm game released for iOS and Android, based on the BanG Dream! franchise. This time, we will be providing an analysis on the user popularity of the five bands featured in the game based on the real data collected from the Band Story 2 events for the Japanese version of the game, provided by Mobile Index.
Information provided by mobile app market analysis service Mobile Index; original report published on November 7, 2018.
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As part of its 20th year commemoration, visual novel studio “Key” known for its well-known classics like Clannad, Air, and Little Busters! has released a special website to celebrate the occasion. The website also features a message from none other than Key co-founder and writer Jun Maeda, reflecting on the company’s years of endeavors in the industry.
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The next-generation all-girl band project BanG Dream! (Bandori) has expanded into a lot of different media including anime, manga, and live shows featuring its voice actresses since its launch. The BanG Dream! Girls Band Party (Garupa) mobile rhythm game is one of them, being released in iOS and Android in March 2017 and having since taken the industry by storm while also providing a great deal of support for the project.
Garupa’s application of Live2D helps eloquently depict the characters’ behaviors and actions, greatly augmenting their dramatic developments in the story. Live2D is an innovative software which combines three-dimensional movements with the attractiveness of two-dimensional illustrations. In this presentation held during the “alive 2018” creator event, we learn about the know-hows of Garupa’s Live2D creation using “Live2D Cubism” with Junko Inoue, the leader of Craft Egg’s character production team, and Keisuke Takahashi, one of Craft Egg’s Live2D animators.
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The author of Overlord light novel series, Kugane Maruyama, expressed his thoughts on the fan translation of his ongoing work after he learned of its existence.
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