Popular manga/anime ONE PIECE became the mobile rhythm game

Yesterday, Bandai Namco games released rhythm game of Japanese popular manga/anime ONE PIECE "ONE PIECE DANCE BATTLE". Its downloading is free(iOS/Android), but unfortunately the release area is only Japan.

The rule of ONE PIECE DANCE BATTLE is simple. Players collect various characters of ONE PIECE, form dance teams and battles by dances on map. A story of ONE PIECE and the relationship between characters are not important in this game. Characters fighting against each other may join the same team.

Players can get new characters by achieving quests, win dance battles, and gacha system(*gacha...the vending machine which characters appear at random. General virtual goods sale form in Japanese online games, social games, and mobile games).

Because ONE PIECE was very popular contents, various social games/mobile games were released from the Futurephone era.

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However, I think that ONE PIECE DANCE BATTLE is luxury most. At first, this is full 3D title, all 3DCG are high quality and dance motions are smooth. Above all, characters dancing are very cute and funny! There are a lot of kinds of characters, and even bit parts are reproduced in 3DCG. This is a game that enjoy to see ONE PIECE characters dancing.


Japanese singer Sachiko Kobayashi broadcasts a show for Oculus Rift

Now, Oculus Rift is becoming the hottest gadget in Japan. In particular, the entertainment industry makes efforts in its utilization.

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Japanese enka(演歌) singer Sachiko Kobayashi(小林幸子) broadcasts a show live as VR movie for Oculus Rift on November 17. This is the first example of the streaming service by the new technology that Dwango and NTT developed jointly.

Enka is a genre of the songs based on Japanese traditional vocalism, and often compared to American country music or the blues.(via Wikipedia)

Sachiko Kobayashi is the great singer whom she continues singing enka for from 10 years old for 50 years. However, she is more famous by the characteristic that there is. It is gorgeous dress.

Her stage dress are already stage set! She wears such dresses at important TV show and the show in the big hall, and it is one of the highlight. Dwango broadcasts her show of November 17 in video sharing site Nico Nico Douga(ニコニコ動画). We can watch it with the PC, but watch it by released VR application on that day in Oculus Rift, too. If we can watched her gorgeous dress and show in Oculus Rift? It will be a pleasant experience.


Japan's KLab develops a mobile game of popular drama glee

Japanese mobile game developer KLab announced that they conclude licensing agreement with Fox Digital Entertainment and develope a mobile game of popular drama glee.

KLab is one of the Japanese main mobile game companies. They are known for success of cute rhythm game "Love Live! School Idol Festival" for smartphones recently.

This has already passed 5 million downloading in a Japanese market, and provided in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and China. In particular, Chinese fans were enthusiastic and kneeled on the ground for this advertisement on the train.

via http://rocketnews24.com/2014/08/04/473085/

KLab applies the know-how of this to a mobile game of glee. In this game, players can play rhythm games with music used in a drama and can relive the story. Of course this is released in the global market, with broadcast of season 6 of the drama.


Next is LINE: Angry Birds gets into the Japanese mobile game more

Angry Birds makes efforts in the collaboration with the Japanese mobile game. They cooperated with mega-hit mobile game Puzzle and Dragons until today. Next, they began a tie-up with mobile game of mega-hit messaging apps LINE "LINE Rangers"(iOS/Android).

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LINE Rangers is the tower defense game that LINE characters in various costume appear. They fight against enemies to help Sally of the small bird carried off by wicked aliens.

Red of Angry Birds comes up as one of rangers in gacha - capsule vending machine and representative charging technique of the Japanese social/mobile games -. When players play gacha, various characters appear at random and Red comes up in gacha until November 17. By the way, Red is an able ranger with stamina. Because LINE Rangers has 20 million users, this is good publicity work for Angry Birds.


Japan's GungHo buys 70% stake in PlayPhone

On the tonight, exciting news jumped. Japan's GungHo Online Entertainment buys 70% stake in PlayPhone, and make them the subsidiary. Press release is here, but currently only available in Japanese.

Now, GungHo is known as a company of megahit mobile game Puzzle and Dragons, but unfortunately it has a hard fight in the North America market. It is the second that they got the overseas company. It is the second that they got the overseas company. They got Finland's  Supercell just one year ago. Probably they make efforts in overseas advance more.