Friday, July 30, 2010

BOOK One Voice: Shunya Yamashita Anthology 3 - New, In Stk

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«©NCSX» Artist Shunya Yamashita specializes in illustrations of the fantasy female form in all of its dimensions and scantily clad proportions. Shunya doesn't draw office ladies or schoolmarms with their Cateye glasses since they wouldn't be found in a fantasy environment. Shunya focuses on girls like Yoko Ritona of Gurren Lagann fame, Asuka Langley from Evangelion, and Aya of Oneechan Bara because they're bold, brash, and larger than life even in the fantastical realms that they inhabit.

The new One Voice: Shunya Yamashita Anthology 3 book from publisher Kotobukiya collects recent works from Shunya Yamashita's portfolio in a 120 page volume (A4 size which measures
8.27 X 11.69 in area). Illustrations of well known characters such as Rogue of the X-Men and the Scarlet Witch (Avengers) are joined by obscure original characters along with commercial work that Shunya was commissioned to do. On page #38 and 39, Shunya shows readers his technique from pencil sketches to computer draft to completed illustration. The creative tools listed include Corel Painter X, Photoshop CS4, and a Wacom Intuos3 PTZ-631W tablet. A section titled "The Original Works for Video Games" includes illustrations for characters from Valkyrie Profile 2, Lord of Vermillion, and more.
Japanese Product Name: OneVoice 山下しゅんや作品集III
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PSP Geijutsuka Art Design Class Slapstick Wonder Land LE - New Import, In Stock

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«©NCSX» Kisaragi Yamaguchi is a glasses-wearing high school student who's an aspiring artist. She attends the Geijutsuka Art Design Class (GA) to learn visual design along with four fellow students named Miki Noda, Miyabi Omichi, Namiko Nozaki, and Tomokane. Together, the five artists learn the principles of design, help each other with their artistic endeavors, and engage in madcap situations. The animated series weaves elements and fundamentals of design into the narrative - for example, in the first episode, viewers learn what pictograms are and proper pictogram design.

The PSP adaptation of the Geijutsuka Art Design Class franchise is an interactive adventure with a brand new storyline written exclusively for the game. New characters are introduced who provide dramatic foil and the adventure features multiple endings which are determined by the player's choices that are made in the course of the interaction. The voice actresses from the animated series were hired to provide the characters' utterances. The limited edition of
Geijutsuka Art Design Class Slapstick Wonder Land includes three exclusive items as follows:

» Plush chicken toy (white); the chicken appears to be sleeping
» Illustrations booklet which features colorful GA event scenes
» Omnibus Drama CD which contains an original audio scenario

PSP Takuyo Mix Box First Anniversary - New Import, In Stock

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«©NCSX» Our first Takuyo-published game import was a Saturn title named E'tude Prologue. That was back in the winter of 1998 when Sega's Saturn was still in contention. Takuyo had published Super Famicom and Gameboy games prior to their transition to the Saturn and eventually the Dreamcast and Playstation 2 where it unleashed a bevy of RPGs and interactive adventures. The company's still going strong and this summer, they're releasing a collection of 10 mini-games featuring characters culled from 10 selections in Takuyo's library of software as follows:

» e'tude prologue (Sega Saturn, 1998)
» Kaitou Apricot (Dreamcast and Playstation 2, 2003)
» for Symphony ~with all one's heart~ (Dreamcast, 2003)
» Cherry Blossom (Dreamcast and Playstation 2, 2004)
» Little Aid (PC and Playstation 2, 2005)
» HimeHibe -princess days- (Playstation 2, 2006)
» panic palette (Playstation 2, 2007)
» Sorayume (Playstation 2, 2008)
» HimeHibe -New Princess Days!!- Zoku! Ni-Gakki (Playstation 2, 2009)
» Kaeru Batake de Tsukamaete (Playstation 2, 2010)

Fans get to challenge an assortment of characters in the various mini-games, watch a new cinematic introduction, and win credits upon successful completion of the mini-game challenges. The credits may be used to purchase and unlock special features in the software such as voice samples, illustrations, and BGM.
Takuyo Mix Box ファーストアニバーサリー

PSP Project Diva 2nd Accessory Set - New Import, In Stock

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«©NCSX» When Project Diva 2nd was released earlier this week, it was a fairly big deal in Japan. Not Final Fantasy big but more like Puyo Puyo big. This dimension of "big" means satisfactory sales and merchandising tie-ins to captivate the fans. Hori has two such tie-ins for PD2 and their PSP accessory set boasts an assemblage of goodies as follows:

» White PSP carrying case with a green Miku silhouette design on front
» A second PSP carrying case with a Miku-Hatsune-front-of-shirt design
» UMD slipcase which holds a single UMD disc within its confines
» Green silicone PSP cover and a PSP screen cleaning cloth
» Miku Hatsune PSP carrying strap which is painted green
» A set of four PSP decals which feature the characters from the game

PSP Project Diva 2nd Accessory Pouch - New Import, In Stock

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«©NCSX» When Project Diva 2nd was released earlier this week, it was a fairly big deal in Japan. Not Dragon Quest big but more like Chocobo Magical Dungeon big. This dimension of "big" signifies satisfactory sales and merchandising tie-ins to captivate the fans. Hori has two such tie-ins for PD2 and their PSP accessory pouch includes two needful items as follows:

» PSP carrying pouch which uses zipper technology to open and close
» PSP carrying strap
which may be tethered to the pouch

The Project Diva pouch is worthy of its namesake because it's shiny silver colored with metallic blue trim. That's value right there.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1130 - New Import, Sold Out

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«©NCSX» The August 12, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes print coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace: » News scoop on the Halo Reach Xbox 360 Bundle which is packed with a silver Xbox 360 Slim console and two silver controllers. We want it. » This week's "FACE" interviews Takanori Nishikawa of T.M. Revolution who sang the theme song "Naked Arms" for Sengoku Basara 3.
» Preview for NDS Radiant Historia which is accompanied by advertising from the publisher Atlus.
» Famitsu takes a look at Street Fighter vs. Tekken which is slated for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Concept art and illustrations are squeezed onto four pages along with a creator interview.
» Reviews for NDS
Jewel Pet: Maho no Oheya de Issho ni Asobou (8/7/7/7), NDS Mame Goma 3: Kawaii ga Ippai (6/6/6/7), NDS Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (7/7/7/7), PSP Oretachi no Survival Game Versus (6/5/4/5), PSP Storm Lover (8/7/8/7) and PSP Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (9/8/9/8). » Turn to page 264 for the start of Famitsu's gaming retrospective which recounts the gaming consoles and handhelds through the years.