I’d never thought the day would come when I owned a Nendoroid wearing a bikini, but here we are! I just couldn’t resist grabbing a Nendoroid based on one of Kinako’s amazing Gatchaman Crowds character designs. While Ichinose Hajime is actually my favorite character from the series, I was unfortunately a little disappointed by her Nendoroid‘s accessories. When I saw Utsutsu’s adorable Nendoroid form, however, I just couldn’t resist!
It’s finally time to discuss the new Danganronpa anime! (no spoilers though, we promise). Plus, Sarah gives her final impressions of Lady and Old Man, Anne has a lot of things to say about Sanrio Danshi, and there’s plenty of gushing over the figures announced at the summer Wonder Festival. Sarah also talks about what it’s like to play Pokémon Go in the Pokémon capital of the world (it has to be Tokyo, right?!), and Anne finally watches an anime classic in episode 48 of Chic Pixel Plus!
00:03:50 – Level-5 announcements: Lady Layton, Otome Yuusha
00:09:39 – Summer Wonder Festival figure announcements
00:14:14 – Bleach manga ending
00:19:48 – Sanrio Danshi manga
00:30:52 – Lady and Old Man follow-up
00:34:28 – Danganronpa 3
00:40:12 – Cardcaptor Sakura
00:46:51 – Pokémon Go in Tokyo
00:57:30 – Matsuri season
Opening ♫ – “RAIMEI” – T.M. Revolution
Closing ♫ – “Groovy!” – Kohmi Hirose
It’s July 2016, and we’re watching a puppet show. Who would’ve thought?! In addition to gushing about Thunderbolt Fantasy, we discuss current gaming events, a plethora of exciting otome and BL game announcements, and a bunch of new anime! Plus, Anne recounts the process of publishing an academic paper (you should totally read it, too!), and Sarah gives us the scoop on what might be the next big Japanese app, Shadowverse. Oh, and Pokémon Go.
00:03:07 – JRPG July [Intro post, week one roundup links]
00:09:49 – MangaGamer and Aksys Games Anime Expo announcements
00:17:00 – Bit Summit
00:18:57 – Games Done Quick
00:22:27 – Anne’s Centaur Paper
00:28:49 – Hokusai to Meshi Sae Areba
00:33:15 – Lady and Old Man
00:35:19 – Thunderbolt Fantasy
00:48:25 – Space Patrol Luluco
00:51:44 – Servamp
00:57:26 – What listeners are watching [Danganronpa spinoff manga Killer Killer]
01:06:21 – Pokémon Go
01:17:05 – Shadowverse
Opening ♫ – “Miku ft. Hatsune Miku” by Anamanaguchi
Closing ♫ – Pokémon Go world map theme
Here at Chic Pixel, we don’t let server troubles stop us from getting you new episodes of Chic Pixel Plus! In this episode, we’re still obsessed with Granblue Fantasy, but we still find time to talk about new Pokémon news, the “free manko” ruling, and a whole slew of spring season anime. Plus, App Attack is back with a nifty app called 72 Seasons, and Sarah tells us all about the Sailor Moon anniversary exhibit!
Opening ♫ – “eternal eternity” by Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara
Closing ♫ – “Climson Child” by Hiroki Kikuta
Over the past couple years, I’ve reviewed my fair share of monthly subscription services. AnimeKoumi, however, offers something I’ve never seen attempted in a subscription box before: merchandise featuring unique, anime-inspired illustrations every month! Designed to bring a little anime spice to your everyday life (“koumi” does mean “spice” in Japanese, after all), this box from artist AnimeSpice is perfect for anime fans looking for something a little different.
In episode 44 of Chic Pixel Plus, it’s a Persona 5 party! Plus, we muse about Nintendo and get stars in our eyes at the thought of seeing Utada Hikaru in concert. Then, Sarah gives some hot Granblue Fantasy tips and Anne shares her impressions of the hottest new otome game on the block, OZMAFIA!!. Finally, we see what anime some of our listeners have been watching, Anne provides a slightly different take on Bungo Stray Dogs, and Sarah shares her latest trip to Akihabara!
00:03:10 – Persona 5 trailer
00:12:18 – Nintendo NX and E3 plans
00:21:19 – Granblue Fantasy Boots and Blades event
00:32:39 – OZMAFIA!! first impressions
00:40:44 – Kingdom Hearts orchestra
00:45:24 – Currently watching: Listener edition
00:53:25 – Flying Witch first impressions
01:02:16 – Bungo Stray Dogs first impressions
01:11:37 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch
Opening ♫ – “Aruku Around” by Sakanaction
Closing ♫ – “Hikari” by Utada Hikaru
In the first episode since we ditched our strict podcast format, Anne realizes she says pretty much the exact same thing at the beginning of every episode, and Sarah helps make a game in her spare time! In the news department, we’re all about centaur Kickstarters and the fuss over high-profile video game reviews. Sarah talks about two rad manga, Anne watches the Danganronpa 2 stage adaptation (??), and App Attack makes its grand return with both hosts playing Granblue Fantasy. Finally, Sarah shares a strangely positive izakaya experience in Nippon Neighborhood Watch!
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00:08:40 – Hotblood! Omnibus Kickstarter [interview]
00:14:08 – Low Res Jam [Bob’s Magical Chainsaw]
00:20:22 – To review or not to review [Star Fox Zero]
00:32:58 – Manga Book Club [Match Shojo vol. 3, Majo no Hakoniwa to Majo no Mushikago]
00:44:25 – Kiznaiver first impressions
00:48:02 – Danganronpa 2 the Stage
01:00:05 – App Attack [Granblue Fantasy]
01:15:14 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch
Opening ♫ – “Usurai Shinjuu” by Megumi Hayashibara
Closing ♫ – “New World Order” by Masafumi Takada