Bandai Namco

J-STARS Victory VS+ has launched across Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia by Aisha Anime

Celebrate 45 Years of Shonen Jump and 20 Years of V-Jump Magazine with an All-Star Blowout of Famous Manga and Anime Characters. For the first time the game has been ported outside Japan. After many anime and manga fans investing in Japanese consoles to play the legendary fighting game from Bandai Namco, the latest installment was brought over.

J-STARS Victory VS+  is now available across Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment systems. The game features an eclectic mix of manga and anime characters from over 30 different Shonen Jump (action) franchises including ONE PIECE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, BLEACH, DRAGON BALL Z, Fist of the North Star, Assassination Classroom, Saint Seiya and more... 

Spike Chunsoft, J-STARS Victory VS+ delivers an incredibly robust roster of characters to stage epic battles through a variety of manga and anime worlds. Players can choose to begin their J-STARS Victory VS+ adventure from a multitude of game modes including; J-Adventure Story mode where players battle in different manga and anime environments to determine who is the strongest character by sailing the seas and fighting competitors.

2-vs-2 Team Battle mode that allows up to four players to form teams to battle for bragging rights, and an exclusive Arcade mode for Western audiences that will deliver quick classic arcade style one-on-one matches with your favourite characters.  

“In the realm of anime and manga based videogames, J-STARS Victory VS+ is one of the most unique and ambitious undertakings ever. The fantasy of pitting so many anime characters from different worlds in one arena of battle has finally come true: the fates of the J-STARS Victory VS+ characters are now in the hands of Western anime and manga fans.” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.

Follow BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe on Twitter

For more news on gaming, anime, conventions and cosplay follow Aisha Anime on Facebook and Twitter.

Tekken team produce Virtual School GIrl Otome by Aisha Anime

summer lessons

Here’s an interesting project from my favourite games company Bandai Namco, the team that brought us Tekken took the stage in video form during Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia’s press conference on 29-30th November.

They showcased a Project Morpheus school girl character in Summer Lessons using the communication tech demo which was supposed to playable at Tokyo Game Show 2014 but cancelled. The demo puts players in a virtual room with a virtual schoolgirl, who they can interact with in virtual reality whether to look at her, touch her or stand around confused, this project is actually head by Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada.

Player opinions on School girl character:

The character was so close it made me nervous. Maybe the room is too small?
It's amazingly real!
I really want them to make a full product out of this.
I was surprised at how detailed the room was.
When she got close, my heart skipped a beat.
I think I'm in love.
I never thought a game character would make me this nervous.
I wanted to move around the room.
It was like she was really in front of me. I felt really bashful.
It was a very new experience for me. The possibilities seem endless.
The character was cute. I felt a natural charm about her.
The character presence was amazing!
She was a lot closer than I thought she'd be.
I still want to play it.
I was nervous the whole time. I felt the sound design was very important. The character felt closer than I expected.
I wouldn't want anyone watching me while I played.
The closeness of the character is amazing. They should make a simulation game where you try to get into Tokyo University together!
It was like she was right next to me. I want to live in that world.
It was amazingly stable. It's a shame you have to experience it to understand it.
It would have been even more immersive if they had voice interaction. It feels like she's really there.

Here is a pie chart of what players did with the girl:

virtual girl summer lesson pie

The event was made available to only 700 people who were selected from Sony's official community site, hopefully they will be showcasing it at more vents in the future, I'd like to experience some MOE moments too :D ~Aisha Anime~

London MCM Expo Oct 2014: Highlights by Aisha Anime

Lolliepop Bunnie travelled from Brazil to sign at the NEO stand at London MCM expo

Lolliepop Bunnie travelled from Brazil to sign at the NEO stand at London MCM expo

Europe's biggest comic convention held twice a year specialising in sci-fi, comic book, video games, merchendise, kawaii fashion, live entertainment, celebrity panels and anime at the ExCel is reported to continue to shatter attendance records, with more than 110,000 in October.

The figures are a whooping 110,197 people came through the doors (24-26 October) compared to 101,600 at the last show in May and 88,000 in October 2013. This is possibly due to the heart throb Harry Potter hero actor Daniel Radcliffe attending in promotion of his latest horror movie 'Horns'. With his his arch nemesis Tom Felton attending Birmingham Expo later this year.

On Friday many teenagers, adults (mostly female) queued up enthusiastically in the Platinum suite (away from the general crowd which was a good idea) to see if they picked one of 200 winning raffle tickets to get to meet and receive a signed posted from Daniel himself. I was one of those lucky folks and armed with foam baseball bat and dressed in cosplay I was shocked and suprised to be able to meet the star at 5pm that day.  ll us 200 fans queued up anxiously with a few overcome in joy crying in anticipation to meet Mr Potter, now adorned with a rugged beard. A quick handshake and a quick hello and it was over. Whoever were not lucky enough to meet Daniel got the opportunity to sit through his panel before the signing.

hp no blur

Among the stars we had Shane West doing Q&A, Vic Mignonia (anime voice actor), Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham (anime voice actor), DC Douglas (anime voice actor), Dave Lewelyn(Red Dwarf), Hideo Baba (creator of Tales of game series), Jessica Nigri (cosplay star) and many more!

If you weren't queuing for the boy wonder then your sights would be averted to the female cosplay sensation - Jessica Nigri  whose queue never wavered in length. Most people queued to get selfies with the sexy Pikachu and buy personalised signed prints on both days as she dressed as Mad Moxxi and in a Poro Bikini both days with bestie and fellow cosplayer Kelly Jean.

jessica nigri

MYM stand looked after voice actors Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, DC Douglas who you received a free autograph from if you presented the latest edition of MYM magazine. Later all free presented panels and Q&A's with their fans. DC Douglas also did a late night improv session with left people in stitches with his great saucy comments.

Shinichiro Watanabe caused a stir at the Bandai Namco booth doing free signings and even brought his own Meow mascot. Shinichirô Watanabe is known for his work on The Animatrix (2003), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Samurai Champloo (2004) and his newest Space Dandy (2014). I managed to get an interview with him and he was more than happy to talk about his mish mash of genres and the importance of socialising, which will be up on Ukanifest soon.

It was also great to catch up again with Hideo Baba about Tales of Zestrina and the characters which my video interview will follow shortly. Also I got to meet part of Dimps behind Dragonball Zenoverse - Masahiro Kashino who talked about his team improving the movement of the characters in the new game and the new customization mode. As they are still testing you may unknowingly meet part of DImps playing in the game !

Find more photos here.

cute merch