March 7, 2013

Wait!! What if... we make an anime about blood types!

Ketsuekigata-kun!, the manga about anthropomorphized blood types, is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on April 7. In Japan, some people believe that blood types are linked to personalities; to them, people with Type A blood are reliable, Type B blood signifies passionate people, Type O blood indicates those with an independent streak, and Type AB people are capricious.

A creator who goes by the pen name "Real Crazy Man" has been drawing manga that takes these blood-type personalities and turn them into characters. Popular voice actors Jun Fukuyama, Yūichi Nakamura, Akira Ishida, and Tetsuya Kakihara will play Types A, B, O, and AB, respectively, in the anime.

Yoshihisa Oyama (director of photography on Aku no Hana, Say "I love you".) is helming the anime at the studios Assez Finaud Fabric. and feel. Kenichi Yamashita (Ishida and Asakura, Yumeiro Pâtissière) is writing the scripts, and Dax Production is charge of sound. Earth Star Entertainment published three manga volumes by "Real Crazy Man" since last July.

Source: ANN

What if...we make an anime about swimming!

The current buzz of (female otakus in) anime forums is "What's that new swimming anime by KyoAni about?" - Who cares, there's 4 hot, half-naked guys splashing themselves with water, what more could fangirls ask for?

During the latest episode of Tamako Market, a short ad by KyoAni subsidiary Animation Do presented short promo ad featuring a bit of eye candy for the female viewers.

No doubt this will be another huge hit when it finally gets released. Also see here for how terrible wonderful the fandom has already been.

Microsoft to Allow Office 2013 License Transfers to New PCs

Office 2013Microsoft has reversed course and will allow Office 2013 users to transfer their licenses to another PC in the event that their computer dies or they buy a new machine.

Initially, Microsoft said that an Office 2013 license would only be transferable if the PC on which it was installed died while under warranty. Complaints from customers, however, prompted Redmond to change that policy.

The change is effective immediately and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013, and the standalone Office 2013 applications.

Customers, however, can only transfer their Office 2013 license once every 90 days (except in the event of hardware failure).

"At Microsoft, we strive to make Office the very best product to help busy people and families get things done," Jevon Fark with the Microsoft Office team wrote in a blog post. "A key ingredient in our formula for success is listening to our customers, and we're grateful for the feedback behind this change in Office licensing."

[via PCMag]

Google+ (on the web) rolls out huge cover pics, new local reviews tab

Google+ today rolled out some interesting improvements to its web version. The biggest change is the large new cover photos. Before, photos were resized to a long skinny resolution cover photo, but now, it is in glorious high definition. When fully expanded, the new cover photos have a 16:9 aspect ratio and can be as large as 2,120px by 1,192px. That's big. So make sure your image doesn't suck.

Next is a new tab for your local reviews. If you've reviewed something in your hamlet, it'll show up here. You can use it to showcase specific reviews, or you can hide it altogether. Your call.

Editing your info also is easier now, with better separation of content in the About tab, with cards acting as category separators.

Final Fantasy Dimensions now available for $9.99 in the Play Store

Having distributed games on the Google Play Store for an entire year now, Square Enix has put up its latest Final Fantasy title Final Fantasy Dimensions on sale for $9.99 whereas it was originally $19.99. The sale is for a limited time only, so you’ll want to snag this title as soon as possible.

If you’re a fan of retro and the Final Fantasy series, you’re in for a treat as this game brings in the best of both worlds. With a 4.4 average rating and most of the reviews having praise for the game, this is a title that you won’t want to pass up.

If you’re unfamiliar with Final Fantasy Dimensions, it’s an old school RPG with 2D pixel art and a fantastic combat system. The game, as is usual with Final Fantasy games, has an awesome storyline possibly making it one of the best RPG titles on the Google Play Store.

[via Android Authority]