Inauguration of the First One Piece Store in Tokyo
The largest One Piece store is now open! Opening with over 10,000 items, exclusive goods and limited grand-opening items, the One Piece Mugiwara Store (One Piece Straw Hat Store) is celebrating its inauguration at Tokyo's Shibuya Parco Part 1 shopping complex. Here are some pre-grand opening photos courtesy of Natalie.mu:
Here's a preview to some of the items you can find at the store:
Clockwise from the upper left corner
The store opened on Friday, September 28 and will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. If you're in Tokyo be sure to stop by.
Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and KH for PC Browser
This past Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced two new games for the beloved franchise, Kingdom Hearts. The biggest announcement is what a lot of fans have expected for quite some time. Marking the game's tenth anniversary, Square decided to release, or rather re-release, the first game in HD form for the Play Station 3. Not only that but it will include Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and cut-scenes from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. (Watch the trailer below.)
Added to that there will be a RPG PC browser game based on the KH franchise. Tentatively titled Kingdom Hearts for PC Browser, this social game will allow the player to create a customizable avatar and visit various Disney worlds, collect items, cards, and battle, as well as team-up, with other players.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will support the PS3 trophy system and is set to be released sometime next year. There is no release date for Kingdom Hearts for PC Browser yet.
Thanks to NickTapalansky (author of the Otaku Coming Home articles) who made all of us Kingdom Hearts fans aware of this.
Launch Date for VIZ Media's Neon Alley Announced
For those of you who don't know, Neon Alley is "a new 24-hour online network dedicated to Japanese animation" that VIZ Media is launching this Tuesday October 2 (tomorrow). Here is the network's trailer so you get a better idea of what's to come:
NEON ALLEY IS Streaming anime delivered 24/7 straight to your TV via your connected PS3
Watch Uncut, all English dubbed anime and live action martial arts movies
Weekly exclusive premieres in HD whenever available
Exclusive English Dubbed Premieres of:
More favorites - ALL UNCUT - like:
- NARUTO Shippuden
- Tiger & Bunny
- Inuyasha - The Final Act
- Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne-
- Blue Exorcist
- Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
The list is always growing! Register at neonalley.com and follow us for the absolute latest information on all things Neon Alley.
As you can see this new network is not limited to VIZ Media's anime properities and they are all uncut. Are you excited for this? Be sure to check it out this Oct. 2. For more information check out our interview with VIZ Media's Vice President of Animation here.