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Manga creator Takeshi Nogami (Sailor-fuku to Jūsensha, Yamato Nadeshiko Zero Zero Seven) launched the online manga Marine Corps Yumi at the Sai-Zen-Sen website on Tuesday. The story follows an ordinary Japanese high school student Yumi as she pursues her goal of joining the Marine Corps of "Amerigo." (In real life, the name "America" was coined after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.)
The first chapter is available online for free and features a cameo by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The October issue of Shueisha's Monthly Sunday GX magazine is revealing on Wednesday that a collaboration between Keitarō Takahashi's Jormungand manga and an unnamed, "hugely popular" game is in the works. According to the magazine, the game is "apparently the latest in an international hit first-person shooter franchise." The name of the game and the details of the collaboration are set to be announced during this week's Tokyo Game Show 2012.
Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki's harem series returns to TV this October with To Love-Ru Darkness. A new TV ad shows off a bit of Atsushi Ootsuki's (Wagnaria season 2, Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox) take on the comedy, with Ray's opening theme "Rakuen PROJECT."
A billboard at the Chūō Dōri road in Tokyo's Akihabara district is revealing on Thursday that a "Joint Operation" is launching between Keitarō Takahashi's Jormungand manga/anime and the American first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The October issue of Shueisha's Monthly Sunday GX magazine had revealed on Wednesday that a collaboration between Jormungand and an unnamed, "hugely popular" game is in the works.
The Hawaii International Film Festival has announced that it will screen Mamoru Hosoda's The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki anime film and the live-action film adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae manga.