Ni No Kuni: Revenant Kingdom Gameplay Trailer from Level 5

Level-5 have released a trailer for the sequel to Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The new video features a trip through the world map, to a place called CloudCoil Canyon, and a battle with Thogg the “Woolly Bully”. Thogg resembles a silverback gorilla combined with a bull.

The battle style also seems to have shifted significantly, compared to the first game. Each hero no longer has a single familiar that they command in battle. Instead, the heroes battle alongside a small army of identical monsters, similar to Nintendo’s Pikmin games, where a team of Pikmin combined their abilities to accomplish tasks.

Ni No Kuni: Revenant Kingdom is set for a 2017 release.

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Ronja the Robber’s Daughter arrives January 27 on Amazon Prime

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, a children’s book written by Astrid Lindgren, received an anime adaptation in 2014. Lindgren’s book received previous adaptations, namely a 1984 fantasy film in Sweedish, a 1994 musical in German, and a subsequent German stage production that ran from 1993 to 2004. An English voice cast dubbing of the anime is set to debut on Amazon prime on January 27.

What sets this anime apart, somewhat, as unique is animation from Studio Ghibli.

The animation, co-produced with Polygon Pictures, results in anime that resembles Studio Ghibli’s work on the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch role playing game for Playstation 3. With a Sequel to the firstĀ Ni No Kuni title on the way in 2017, this might be a good chance to see the studio work their animation skills in a similar, but different, context.

The trailer for Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is available in limited regions:

Pop Culture – Supanova GC Cosplay: 2013 Part 2

Presenting my second batch of photos. What follows below are more cosplayers from the Gold Coast Supanova in 2013.

Toko is back.

Another heroic Ni No Kuni cosplayer also appears, in addition to some other stellar costumes.

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The Iron Giant. (The Iron Giant film, directed by Brad Bird)

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Totoro. (Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro)

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The Robed Traveler. (Journey)

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Glinda the Good. (The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming)

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Jimbei, Knight of the Sea. (One Piece)

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Varys and The Hound. (A Game of Thrones)

The Witch King of Angmar (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.)

The Witch King of Angmar (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.)

Reverse Gender Robin and Impulse. (Young Justice)

Robin and Impulse. (Young Justice)

Wreck It Ralph. (Wreck it Ralph)

Wreck It Ralph. (Wreck it Ralph directed by Rich Moore)

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Sarah Kerrigan. (Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm)

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Oliver. (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch)

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Toko, with his entry in the Wizards companion, as indicated by Oliver.

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A crossover cosplay – The Uncanny Avengers. (Marvel Comics)

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And finally, Sonic and Mario. (Nintendo and Sega)

Pop Culture – Supanova GC Cosplay: 2013 Part 1

Presenting below my first batch of Supanova photos from the most recent 2013 convention.

Remember Toko? The green, evasive critter from Ni No Kuni? He appeared in my last post, and I brought him with me to Supanova. He makes some appearances below.

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Garen, the might of Demacia. (League of Legends)

The Batman

The Batman. (Batman Returns directed by Tim Burton)

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Superman and Supergirl. (DC Comics)

Three versions of Link: Red Goron Tunic, Green Kokori Tunic, and Blue Zora Tunic. (The Legend of Zelda).

Three versions of Link; from left to right: Red Goron Tunic, Green Kokori Tunic, and Blue Zora Tunic. (The Legend of Zelda).

A new Member of the Aquabats. (The Aquabats Supershow)

A new Member of the Aquabats. (The Aquabats Supershow)

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Beetlejuice. (Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton)

Buggy the Clown. (One Piece)

Buggy the Clown. (One Piece)

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George and Meg. (Disney’s Paperman short film)

Reverse Gender Booker Dewitt. (Bioshock: Infinite).

Paige Dewitt. (Bioshock: Infinite)

Dr. Black Jack. (From the Black Jack Anime and Manga series)

Black Jack. (From Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack series)

A crossover cosplay: Star Wars characters re-imagined in Sailor Moon costumes.

A crossover cosplay: Star Wars characters re-imagined in Sailor Moon costumes.

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Another crossover cosplay: Disney Princesses Belle, Ariel, and Cinderella alongside a gijinka Princess Celestia. (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

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Jeannie’s Sister. (I Dream of Jeannie)

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Jeannie’s Sister with Toko, since their colours match.

Captain America, and Captain America. (From The Avengers)

Captain America, and Captain America. (From The Avengers)

Important Update – Supanova Pop Culture Expo

This weekend I will be traveling to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where there will be comics, cosplay, anime, manga, and special guests.

Since I will be strolling around the convention, I won’t have time for a regular Saturday post – unless I am lucky.

I have a special post today to make up for the limited time: a plushie of the Toko from Ni No Kuni, which I made for my birthday.

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Expect more photos of him this weekend, in addition to some (not that good, but OK) Cosplay photos.

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