Update: Pokémon live-action film adds Godzilla’s Ken Watanabe to cast

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To add to the run of announcements linking the likes of Ryan Reynolds to Legendary Entertainment’s live-action Pokémon, there’s been another new cast member added to the Detective Pikachu movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ken Watanabe of Legendary’s Godzilla film has joined the league as an original character named Detective Yoshida. The Hollywood Reporter previously revealed that Deadpool star Reynolds […]

Weekly round-up

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Hey there, friends! Welcome to our first round-up of 2018. This week for us was all about that Devilman. We blitzed through DEVILMAN crybaby and felt so fired up we just had to write a feature about it. You can check that out as you read on, as well as the year’s top news stories […]

Weekly round-up

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Hi again! Only us, back to round up a week in which Breath of the Wild won all the awards, and Ryan Reynolds was named as Hollywood’s Pikachu while elsewhere Pikachu was named an ambassador of Osaka. Don’t worry, all this will start to make sense once you read on. Let’s get to it! News Game of […]

Game of the Year award goes to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Let’s raise our Deku sticks in salute to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by far the runaway winner at this year’s Game Awards. The event held last night named the flagship Nintendo Switch release not only as Game of the Year, but also Best Action/Adventure Game, throwing in the Best Game Direction award […]

Mega Man 11 and classic re-releases announced

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There’s been a mega build-up to CAPCOM’s big reveal for the Mega Man game franchise’s 30th anniversary. Now it’s finally been announced that Mega Man 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2018. Bust into the hype and watch the announcement trailer below. CAPCOM didn’t stop there, revealing during the same livestream that they […]

Update: Details and screens unveiled for My Hero Academia: One’s Justice game

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My Hero Academia had its stand on 3DS, but now it’s switching up its Nintendo allegiances. That’s right, it’s high time for the franchise’s first Switch game. My Hero Academia: One’s Justice was revealed last week in Shonen Jump for PlayStation 4 as well as the hybrid console-handheld, and a trailer is well on the way. […]

Weekly round-up

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We’re back for the first weekly round-up in…how long? Too long, that’s what! But the main thing is, we’re happy to be here to bring you all the best of this week’s news, reviews and features from littleanimeblog, as well as all the great writing we’ve seen from you guys these past few days. Let’s […]

Shin Megami Tensei V game goes west

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Atlus USA put the word out that they will release Shin Megami Tensei V for Nintendo Switch in the west. No further details are available for the moment, but you can take a look at the new announcement trailer for America and Europe. The initial reveal that Atlus was developing a game for the Switch […]

Event: Japan Festival Lincoln screens Satoshi Kon’s Paprika

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The Japan Festival is coming back to Lincoln for its fourth year, celebrating the British love of Japanese culture for eight days from February 11th-18th. Venues across the city will be hosting activities and events for otaku of all ages and interests, including film, theatre, live music, Nintendo gaming, sushi rolling, Japanese craft workshops and more. The […]

Update: Ash starts school in 1st preview of Pokémon Sun and Moon anime

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On September 15th, the October issue of Shogakukan’s Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed that the Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS games are inspiring the next adventure in the Pokémon anime this November. No surprises there, but the series will take a whole new direction in Ash’s training. The announcement reveals that “Ash is going to school!!”, and the anime […]

News: Buzzfeed Japan explains why Rio Olympic closing ceremony wasn’t right for a Pokémon appearance

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Present at the Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday (August 21st), which handed the baton to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, were Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Tsubasa Oozora from the influential sports manga and anime Captain Tsubasa, Pac-Man and, of course, Mario in an irresistible pun thought up by Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee president Yoshiro Mori. But even […]

News: Pokémon GO surpasses Candy Crush Saga to become top smartphone game in US

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Data collection company SurveyMonkey reported on Wednesday (July 13th) that Nintendo and Niantic Labs’ Pokémon GO augmented reality app has reached 21 million daily active users (DAU) in the United States alone. These numbers push it past even Candy Crush Saga‘s US user record of 20 million (widely reported as rising to 93 million DAU worldwide), making it the smartphone game with […]