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Anime News 15th July 2013

Day 2,064, 19:29 Published in Japan Japan by Aister Pendragon

In this issue:

1. "Disgaea 4" Gets a PS Vita Port in Japan
2. High School Students Recreate "Attack on Titan" Opening
3. Domino's Japan Latest Hatsune Miku Promotion Kicks Off With "Every Green" Music Video
4. 20 Years of "Power Rangers" in 90 Seconds
5. Zelda's Akira Himekawa to Draw My Little Pony Manga

"Disgaea 4" Gets a PS Vita Port in Japan

Nippon Ichi Software had a couple of announcements to make for PlayStation Vita in Japan during a 20th anniversary event over the weekend. One of the two titles announced appears to be a Disgaea 4 port called Disgaea 4: Return, and is set for a January 2014 debut in Japan.

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten was originally released on PlayStation 3 in February 2011. The tale of former tyrant Valvatorez made its way to North America in September of the same year.

The other game announced for Vita is something tentatively titled Criminal Girls Invitation. That one's slated for a winter Japanese release.


High School Students Recreate "Attack on Titan" Opening

The new Attack on Titan opening has premiered, and there's plenty of opportunity to debate the merits or poke fun at it, but before we say goodbye to parodying the original, one group of Japanese high school students have offered their hilariously lo-fi attempt to reproduce the sequence in live-action.


Domino's Japan Latest Hatsune Miku Promotion Kicks Off With "Every Green" Music Video

This summer's second phase of the Hatsune Miku x Domino's promotin kicks off this week, and after revealing the second Hatsune Miku x Domino's delivery bike, Japan's branch of the pizza chain has started hyping a summer festival concert, to be sponsored in Akihabara the last week of August. Festivities start with an "Every Green" MMD music video, put together by the Domino's Vocolo Creative Cub.


20 Years of "Power Rangers" in 90 Seconds

Celebrating two decades of bringing Super Sentai series to North America, Saban has posted a video of a showcase of legendary Rangers from each of the past 20 years. That's 19 Red Rangers plus the beloved White Ranger - morphing from one to the next seamlessly. The chain goes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way through the current season on Nickelodeon, Power Rangers Megaforce.


Zelda's Akira Himekawa to Draw My Little Pony Manga

The August issue of Shogakukan's Pucchigumi magazine revealed on Saturday that Akira Himekawa is drawing the previously announced manga based on Hasbro's My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahō~ (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) television series. The manga will debut in the next issue on August 12. The two manga creators who go by the name Akira Himekawa have been drawing various Legend of Zelda manga over the years.

A flyer passed out at Tokyo International Anime Fair in March revealed that a manga was in the works in the children's magazine. Pucchigumi has been the home for manga from the Tamagotchi!, Barbie, Stitch, Pretty Rhythm, Kirarin Revolution, and Jewelpet franchises.

The Japanese dub cast of Hasbro's show includes Miyuki Sawashiro (Twilight Sparkle), Suzuko Mimori (Pinkie Pie), Sora Tokui (Applejack), Izumi Kitta (Rainbow Dash), Mikoi Sasaki (Rarity), Emiri Katō (Fluttershy), Motoko Kumai (Spike), and Kikuko Inoue (Princess Celestia). Mimori and the cast of the Yuruyuri anime contributed the opening theme songs "Mirai Start" (Future Start) and "Magical Dai☆Dai☆Bōken!” (Great Big Magical Adventure!), while AKB48's sister idol group HKT48 contributed "Kataomoi no Karaage (Amakuchi Hime)" as the ending theme.

The My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahō~ show premiered in Japan in April.

Viz published Himekawa's Zelda manga in North America, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, and Phantom Hourglass.

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