Monday, November 12, 2012

After Hours Weekly News

Nintendo starts preparing for its new consoles launch on November 18

Nintendo recently started showing off it's new Wii U in over 5,000 stores across the United States and has begun advertising it everywhere. At the booths, you will be able test out a fully functional Wii U and play games like Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, SiNG PARTY, ZombiU, and Rayman Legends. Some of the participating retailers are Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and Wal-Mart. Also, Nintendo decided to do an un-boxing video that features none other than Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata.

For more information or those who are curious about Wii U's online features head on over too Nintendo's Wii U site.

Japanese Fans Name Shoujo Anime That Men Shouldn’t Miss

Normally, when people think of Shoujo Anime they think of “chick flicks” that focus more on a woman demographic (between the ages of 10-18). Biglobe Anime asked their readers to name an anime that guys would have no problem watching alongside girls (or by themselves). Here is what people came up with:
  1. Fruit basket
  2. Chihayafuru
  3. Nodame Cantabile
  4. My Little Monster
  5. Uta no Prince-sama
  6. Kamisama Kiss
  7. Kimi ni todoke -  From Me To You
  8. Say I Love You
  9. Card Captor Sakura
  10. Shugo Chara

I don’t know about you guys but I've actually been really into My Little Monster and Say I Love You. They have a good mix between romance and comedy. I’m not a very big Shoujo anime fan myself, but these two shows have really kept me entertained. To see the rest of the list head on over to BigLobe.

Want to Look Good While Wearing Eva Themed Clothes?

Menswear company, Haruyama, has begun selling Evangelion themed formal clothing this week. They offer five different type of dress shirts modeled after EVA Unit 01 and 02, and NERV, and five different tie designs. The dress shirts are on retail for 4,095 yen (about $50 USD) each. Also, Haruyama is selling cufflinks and tiepins to match with your shirt and tie. For more information, head on over to their website (in Japanese).

Another Gaming Magazine Comes to an End

Just a couple months have passed since Nintendo ceased publication of Nintendo Power and now Playstation: The Official Magazine will also be closing its doors. Future US announced that the final issue is slated for the Holiday 2012 edition. It’s somewhat sad to see these magazines go but times have changed. Most of the media we consume is through the internet or television.

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