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On temporary hiatus

Due to dealing with losses in my personal life, I will be putting JAM GENESIS on temporary hiatus.

JAM GENESIS is always looking to provide the latest interesting news to fans of Japanese culture and entertainment. We will definitely be back shortly.

With much appreciation,
purin

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Seiyuu Shiraishi Ryoko Gets a Divorce

Ryoko

Voice actress Ryoko Shiraish announced that she had filed a divorce from her husband of a little less than a year. She had been married to an office worker our side of the industry since last September.

She had an announcement expressing her apology to those who had just so recently congratulated her on her marriage.

 

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Bandai Announces New Gundam Anime

Big news for Gundam fans everywhere. It’s just been announced by Bandai’s President that the company will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Gundam franchise with several projects. The main one being a ‘Gundam The Origin’ anime based off the manga with an alternative telling of the original Gundam story. The series is expected to be airing in 2014-2015.
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The other projects will be a Gundam Build Fighter anime series along with an addition chapter in the Mobile Suit Gundam UC series.

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E3 Report: My First Final Fantasy XV Impression and More.

It’s that time of year, massive amounts of sensory overload and me ODing on video game press releases.
And as always here are my top highlights of the event.

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Final Fantasy XV
Well firsts things first, my first chance to give Final Fantasy XV a try. The hype for this release was as high as expected with lines to demo the game (And a chance earn some bragging rights in the form of a T-shirt) snaked to neighboring exhibits. Luckily members of the press were given a chance to take their best shots at defeating the boss of an early act. Unluckily the party I was paired with didn’t quite have the team comp we needed to rise above the challenge.
The game clearly cares about have members of you party taking responsibility of all the important roles of tank, dps, and healer. All in all I’m hopeful that SQUARE ENIX has made the right choice in placing their bets on this game.

PS4 vs Xbox One
How could I not throw this in. Its not exactly the anyone’s best kept secret but as a fan the Xbox 360 console, I must say the disappointment must fan are feeling seemed more and more justified each day I was at E3. Even the glimmer of hope for a form factor 360 resulted in sub-par reception due to it still being quite sizable.

Oculus Rift
For those of there who have been following this development the past few years, the new price point of the VR headset is exciting news. The EVE online demo featuring the tech was every Wing Commander fan’s dream come true. My two cents is that we ought to keep our eyes out for more news, and hope that it takes off in mainstream development.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Last of all to round out the highlights, Clothes Physics XIII, I mean Final Fantasy XIII. With the limited edition Cloud skin and the rest of Lightning’s new outfits, its clear the developers really wanted to show off the physics engine behind the game. Serious though it was pretty neat.

And that rounds off my top E3 2013 highlights. I must say it is a one of a kind convention as always.

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Bonnie Pink Announce Fall Tour

Chasing Hope

Chasing Hope

The talented BONNIE PINK will be having a nationwide fall tour called BONNIE PINK Coin Toss Tour.
This would be her first tour since the release of her last album almost over a year ago. The tour will consist of her performing a mix of her current and past songs. With over 170 songs in that mix, it will be quite the treat for fans of her career.

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2nd Season of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Confirmed

Webpage for 2nd Season of Akibaranger

Webpage for 2nd Season of Akibaranger


It was announced a few weeks ago that the unofficial super sentai team, Akibaranger, would be getting a 2nd season. What we know so far is that the 13 episodes from last season will be part of a Parallel World from the upcoming episodes. There will also be a new blue ranger since it was announced the previous actor of the Blue ranger, Kyoko Hinami, will only be making a cameo in the first episode.

Personally t I’m hoping Zyuranger Tyranno-Ranger makes a cameo.
Either way, fans of the series are hopeful that this season will live up to the fun of the last.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Look Promising


There is a decent amount of hype going around for fans of the Final Fantasy Series. And what is the reason behind the excitement? Square Enix’s next release “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn” is beginning to look very promising. Currently there are 2 main trailers that have been released. Check them out.

Only time will tell if Square Enix has finally stepped up its game.(no pun intended) The game will be release for personal computers and the PlayStation 3 console. No release date has been set, but be sure to look forward to a review once the game is out.

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Japan Expo has kicked off! Here are the Nicovideo streams

Japan Expo in Paris in France has kicked off!

Here are the Nicovideo streams

Day 1
フランス「Japan Expo2012」ニコニコ動画ブースから生放送・1日目
07月05日(木) 19:00
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98325262

ももいろクローバーZステージ in フランス「Japan Expo2012」(メインステージ)
07月05日(木) 19:30
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98331263

ももいろクローバーZステージ in フランス「Japan Expo2012」(ライブハウス)
07月06日(金) 00:30
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98332079

Day 2
フランス「Japan Expo2012」ニコニコ動画ブースから生放送・2日目
07月06日(金) 19:00
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98329992

Day 3
フランス「Japan Expo2012」ニコニコ動画ブースから生放送・3日目
07月07日(土) 17:00
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98330169

Final Day
フランス「Japan Expo2012」ニコニコ動画ブースから生放送・最終日
07月08日(日) 17:00
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv98330347

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July 6th NicoNico event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon

On July 6, NicoNico will be holding a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sailor Moon franchise. Mitsuishi Kotono and Furuya Toru, original Japanese voice actors for Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, will be holding a talk reminiscing on their work and behind the scene happenings as these cherished characters. Sailor Moon 20th anniversary merchandise will also be unveiled along with more new announcements promised.

Momoiro Clover Z, will be making a special appearance during event, streaming live from France’s Japan Expo.

2012/07/06(金) 開場:19:15 開演:19:30 (starts 7:30pm Japan time)

Link: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv97379631

 

As a fan of both Momoiro Clover Z and Furuya Toru, I’m hoping the girls of Momoiro Clover Z will be sporting their Zaku inspired shoulder armor.

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New Ad For HUNTER x HUNTER PSP Game


Mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi’s series Hunter × Hunter (ハンター×ハンター) that began in 1998 is getting its first PSP game adaptation. A commercial for game, titled Hunter x Hunter Wonder Adventure, was just released. The 15 second commercial shows off a story action fighting game based off the series.

Bandai is scheudled to release the Hunter X Hunter game for the PSP on September 20, 2012. The game will cost 5340 yen which is roughlly 65 USD.