Nook News – 8/16/21

Visual Novel News:

Chasing Tails ~A Promise in the Snow~ has launched on Steam. Describing itself as a yuri comedy horror, it also sounds like it has heartwarming moments. It follows June as she moves to a small town, picks up a female stalker and somehow fox girls get involved.

The Steam version includes six adult scenes in a free 18+ DLC and it can be played in both English and German, with a translation by our friends over at Visual Novel.Info.

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The Steam version of Honey! Honey! Honey! mentioned in our previous news post has been delayed on Steam due to an extended approval process. This is an all-ages version with a free 18+ patch and is now due to release on the 20th of August.

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Gaming News:

The patience of Shin Megami Tensei fans is finally going to pay off, as we’re decently close to the release of the latest main entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei V! A new trailer was recently released which gave us more insight into the game’s story, which is sure to be a tale of epic proportions!

Shin Megami Tensei launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 12th.

Watch the Bethel trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V

The next 12 months for the Pokemon franchise are sure to be quite busy with some big releases. The Pokemon Company must be aware of this too, as they’re hosting a Pokemon Direct presentation on Wednesday, August 18th at 6am (PDT). The announcement promises more details on the remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, along with a rather ambitious-looking title called Pokemon Legends Arceus.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 19th.

Pokemon Legends Arceus releases exclusively on Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022.

Anime News:

Back in May, we lost the influential mangaka and creator of the Beserk series, Kentaro Miura. Considering the series was never finished before his untimely passing, it sparked questions if the series would be continued. Well, we finally have an answer: Young Animal has announced that we’ll be getting the next chapter of Berserk, along with a memorial booklet titled “Messages to KENTAROU MIURA.” The chapter will be released in the next issue of Young Animal on September 10th.

My Hero Academia is showing no signs of stopping! With the currently airing fifth season and the third movie recently released in Japan, there are plenty of avenues to see Kohei Horikoshi’s long-running series outside the pages of the original manga. We can add one more adaptation to the list, as we’ll be getting a live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia thanks to Legendary Pictures. Initially announced in 2018, we finally have a director for the film, Shinsuke Sato. Having previously directed live-action film adaptations of GantzBleach, Inuyashiki, and Alice in Borderland, though this will be his first English-language film. We have no further updates so far, such as the release date, at this time.

On the topic of films, the classic Shonen Jump basketball series, Slam Dunk, is making its grand return in an all-new film! The original manga’s creator, Takehiko Inoue, has a hand in the project, acting as the film’s writer and director, with the film being handled by Toei Animation. To announce the project, the film’s first teaser was released, showcasing a ton of the members of staff who’ll be working on the film.

The new Slam Dunk movie releases in Fall 2022 in Japan.

Watch the teaser trailer for the Slam Dunk film

One of the people who played a huge role in bringing Japanese animation to North America, Fred Ladd, has passed away at the age of 94. His contributions included bringing some of the anime adaptations of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion to the west and also served as a creative consultant for DiC Entertainment’s dub of Sailor Moon. Rest in peace, Fred Ladd.

Upcoming Releases:

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since its initial release, but Sucker Punch’s critically acclaimed title, Ghost of Tsushima is getting an updated release this week. This new version adds a new location, Iki Island and for those who play it on PlayStation 5, extra additions like Japanese lipsyncing and functionality for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut releases for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 20th.

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