Saturday, May 31, 2014

The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls anime key visuals seen in the wilds of Shinjuku

iDOLM@STER fans rejoiced when the announcements for the anime adaptation of*The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls was announced and now, new key visuals for the anime have finally been revealed in JR Shinjuku Station.

The key visuals can now be seen in JR Shinjuku Station until June 5, 2014. This one can be seen around the station’s North ticket gate.

The*iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls anime is scheduled to air January 2015.

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The 7 Best anime red heads according to anime otaku in Akihabara

Japanese media website DDNavi has once again taken to the streets of the Japanese anime capital of Akihabara, but this time, they asked the anime otakus in the area who did they think is the best red-haired anime character. Now, red hair may be a natural hair color, but it is also one of the rarest and it would be quite unnatural for East Asians, Japanese included, to have red hair.

After asking 100 people, they have now presented their results. Here they are:

7) Kuuko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)

This Lovecraftian fire monster… I mean loving lesbian alien is a*Cthugha, the arch enemies of the*Nyarlotephians, but that does not stop her from wanting to marry Nyaruko and she will do everything in her power to make her hers. She won’t hesitate to burn poor Mahiro to a crisp just to “have Nyaruko’s babies”. She also loves playing video games, to the point of obsession. Her lesbian*tendencies, coupled with her video game addiction may be the reason she lands on the list at #7

6) Maki Nishikino (Love Live!)

This anime red head is known for her beautiful singing voice and the fact that she is a great composer. She is also one of the most charming and popular members of*μ’s and her tsundere attitude makes her popular among many fans. Maki may often come out as straight-laced, but she truly cares for her friends.

5) Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

Known for her sexy way of dressing as well as her marksmanship, Yoko is one of the most iconic anime red heads out there and she is certainly one of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann’s most popular characters. She has a strong character but she often shows her softer side, especially to the people she cares about. This sexy rebel is also very popular for cosplayers as many women just love cosplaying her.

4) Tamaki Kousaka (To-Heart 2)

This red-haired childhood friend acts as the “big sister” character for her friends and she is definitely mature enough to be. She hails from a rich family and is well-versed in many traditional Japanese customs and is hailed as a true “Yamato Nadeshiko” or “the ideal Japanese woman” by many fans.

3) Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

Her hair may originally be black, but once she unleashes her true power as a Flame Haze, her hair turns fiery red. Like her hair, her personality is also quite fiery and she is considered as one of the “Four Queens of Tsundere” along with Hayate the Combat Butler’s Nagi, The Familiar of Zero’s Louise and Taiga from Toradora. Like the other three, she is also voiced by Rie Kugimiya and also like the other three, she cares deeply for her friends, she just won’t admit it… Baka Baka Baka!

2) Akari Akaza (Yuru Yuri)

Come on, let’s say it: “Akariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!”. This lovely little red head may have “little personality” and she is often forgotten and is often relegated to the background by her co-stars but Akari is lovable and bubbly enough to get to the #2 spot beating out Shana! Come on, let’s say it again:*“Akariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!”

1) Kyouko Sakura (Madoka Magica)

Taking the top spot is Madoka Magica’s lovable foodie, Kyouko Sakura. She has a fiery personality*who only thinks of herself but mellows out as the series progresses. The Anime Otaku who have voted for her noted her “Gap Moe” tendencies in which her abrasive side and her mellow side are so different from one another that its so cute.

DDNavi has also previously asked the people of Akihabara on who is the*best pink-haired anime character, who is the best Blue-haired anime character*and who is the*best green-haired anime character. They also asked Anime Otaku in Akihabara who is the best blonde twin-tailed anime character.

Do you agree with their findings?

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Attack on Titan's Eren and Mikasa get turned into gummy candies thanks to Puccho

What happens if you cross Attack on Titan‘s Eren and Mikasa with UHA Mikakuto’s Puccho gummy candy mascot? Apparently, you will be getting these:

This new collaboration between the hit anime series and*UHA Mikakuto Co. LTD. is combining 12 of Attack on Titan’s most popular characters with Puccho for a campaign called “Attack on Muscat” and apparently, it will be full of muscat-flavored goodness.

Besides Mikasa and Eren, Levi, Armin, Sasha, Jean, Erwin, Hanji, Connie, The Female Titan and a “secret character” will also be turned in Pucchos.This will be part of the candy company’s ongoing collaboration with hit series which include the*“Colossal Puccho”, a truly titanic piece of candy which might spell trouble to your teeth.

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Microsoft releases file manager app for Windows Phone

The native file manager is another example of Microsoft making its mobile OS more flexible and accessible for end-users.

Microsoft has released a file manager app called Files on the Windows Phone store, after confirming earlier that the ability to browse through user files would be arriving on the OS.

When Windows Phone 8.1 was unveiled, people were disappointed to find that despite being jam-packed with new features, it was still missing a way to access all files on the device from a central place. Microsoft later confirmed in a Reddit AMA that it was working on a file manager, and now, the app has gone live on the Windows Phone store.

Files is only compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 at the moment, which means it’s quite limited in reach right now. While not as flexible as file managers on Android, where the entire internal and external storage is accessible like hard drives on a computer, Files does feature most utilities one would expect – users can search for all their documents, pictures, music and other files, copy, move, delete or rename them, and share multiple files with other apps.

A native file manager is a good step in Microsoft’s attempts to be a middle-ground between iOS and Android, offering security and ease-of-use like the former, and (somewhat) power user*functionality like the latter. Files will likely be part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update when it rolls out to devices in June, and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store here.

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Attack on Titan fan cosplays Carla Jeager in the most terrifying manner

When we talk about Attack on Titan cosplay, the item that usually comes to mind is the*three dimensional maneuver gear. We’ve seen a lot of great creations by different cosplayers.*However,*Tumblr user*drabblemeister*has taken her*imagination and creativity to a whole new level.

In her latest post, she reveals her Attack on Titan inspired gown which looks like she’s Carla Jeager being devoured by a titan.

It’s truly unique yet terrifying. I have never seen a cosplayer integrate a devouring monster into her costume. Now that you’ve seen this rare idea, will you also try*cosplaying as an AoT character being eaten*by titans?

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Super Mario hits the road in a Mercedes-Benz SUV

Are you a fan of Super Mario games*including Mario Kart? Then you’ll surely be amazed with the latest Japanese TV ad brought by Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz. Mario is driving his very own*Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV.

The ad starts with*the original 8-bit gameplay of the Super Mario games. When the level is about to end, the scene suddenly*shifts to the real world and Mario flaunts his brand new ride.

Check out the TV commercial here:

The*Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV will appear*in*the upcoming Mario Kart 8. This*will be the first real-life*vehicle*to be featured in the racing game.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

This $20 glove can save you from heart attacks

IneedMD’s EKG glove is an inexpensive, easy-to-use electro-cardiogram that interfaces directly with a tablet to monitor heart activity. Will this save lives*at home, hospitals and the battlefield?

Medical startups often focus on disruptive ways to deliver life-saving solutions that may not necessarily cost an arm and a leg. In 2010, a team started developing a glove — a mitten, actually — that was intended to replace traditional electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs). Emergency medical technicians usually employ a one-lead EKG during emergency situations, but this provides limited data on heart activity. At a hospital or lab setting, EKGs would use up to 12 leads to provide vectors of electrical conduction from different angles.

EKGs are usually difficult to apply, however, and will require a skilled technician and a cumbersome process. While EKG electrodes*may be*sterile, the plugs and wires that are connected to the leads are reused*– sometimes resulting in infection amongst injured patients.

IneedMD’s EKG Glove does away with all this complexity, and will allow a physician, or even any person without medical skills or knowledge, to use the device to track heart activity.

Once placed on the chest through a peel-and-stick action, the glove can be connected to any standard EKG machine. Even better, the EKG Glove has its own system-on-chip and Bluetooth radio, which enables it to interface with a Microsoft Surface tablet to display readings. The included application even interfaces with a cloud-based electronic healths record (EHR) system, for further analysis or record.

Applications for the EKG Glove extend from the home and hospital use to the field — the device has been lauded by a military contractors network as one of the best ligthweight, life-saving battlefield technologies for use by medics. Others include a foam injection for stopping bleeding, an ultrasonic tourniquet for*dealing with dramatic bleeding, and the HemCon bandage, which encourages coagulation to reduce bleeding.

What makes the device more attractive is its price. At $20 each, the EKG Glove can be inexpensively deployed across emergency services, field medics in the military services, hospitals, clinics and even homes.

Will the $20 EKG mitten save our lives?

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Japanese pro footballers try copying Captain Tsubasa's 'Super Shots'

Tsubasa Ozora, also known as Captain Tsubasa, is known for his*crazy moves*which has caused trouble for his opponents, even on the international level. With thse legendary moves*in mind,*Japan’s professional football league, the J-League, has made several videos in which some of their players try their hand in emulating Tsubasa Ozora.

Let’s start things off with Tokyo F.C.’s defender, Kosuke Ota who successfully copied Tsubasa’s “Razor Shoot”*with the help of his teammates, Midfielder Naohiro Ishikawa and Goal Keeper Kentaro Kakoi. When the J-League released the video last March 2014, it instantly became viral.

Next up is Kawasaki Frontale forward Yoshito Okubo as he tries his hand in Tsubasa’s “Recoil Shoot” against teammate and midfielder, Kengo Nakamura. Like the Razor Shoot video, it also became viral reaching more than 3 million views on youtube.

Finally, J-League’s most recent Captain Tsubasa Super Shot video features Cerezo Osaka’s duo of defender Takahiro Ohgihara and midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi trying out the “Twin Shot” with the help of teammate Yuki Kotani. The video has also gone viral, already reaching over a million youtube views.

Pretty impressive, right? I can tell you, those shots are very hard to do, especially the “Razor Shot”. And all these players are already on the international level, just like Captain Tsubasa himself and they have practiced all of this for years.

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The demons of Hoozuku no Reitetsu to celebrate this year's Noboribetsu Hell Festival

The hard-working denizens of hell from the comedy anime*Hoozuku no Reitetsu are certainly doing their best to punish sinners and somehow need a little break from all that work. In recognition of this, the town of Noburibetsu in Hokkaido, Japan has announced that they will be teaming up with the comedy anime to celebrate their*Noboribetsu Hell Festival (Jigoku Matsuri).

The town will be conducting several Hoozuku no Reitetsu events during the festival like a stamp rally, several collaboration merchandise and photo exhibition. Hoozuki no Reitetsu creator Natsumi Eguchi will also be heading to the festival to hold an autograph session.

The*Noboribetsu Hell Festival will be held from August 30-31, 2014. More announcements will be made in the future.The festival celebrates the opening of the*Jigokudani (door to hell) which happens once a year. Yama, the king of hell descends into town and that is when the celebrations will begin. King Yama in the anime is main character Hoozuki’s boss and is known to be quite a lovable character and it seems that the series is truly a good fit for the festival.

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