Hello and welcome to another edition of Sunday News Bites! This week, we invited Saber and Rin from Fate/Stay Night to give their thoughts on the latest news from the world of anime, manga and related media.
Go Retro with Lone Wolf and Cub
If you’re feeling the ache for the old days, you’ll soon be able to satiate those urges with Media Blasters latest license- the 79 episode live action Lone Wolf and Cub TV series from 1973-6. Based on the long-running manga of the same name, the series follows the adventures of a samurai who travels Japan with his son seeking vengeance for the murder of his wife- and given the amount of times it has been referenced in other series, there can be few people who haven’t heard of it.Saber: An honourable quest indeed, and one I must study.
Rin: Are you kidding? Is there a market for 79 whole episodes of this?
Are you struggling with unwanted debts? Then Manga Thieves Inc. can help you!
People are well known for getting desperate when their debts start piling up, but one unemployed 23 year old man in Japan took a rather unique approach when he decided to raise cash by stealing manga and reselling it to used bookstores. After managing to take 50 manga volumes from a store, the suspect returned to pick up 51 more, bringing his total to 60,000 yen worth of stolen goods- but unfortunately the return trip brought him to the attention of one of the employees at the local bicycle store, and his grand plans were brought to an end.
Saber: How dishonourable- one must work for a living.
Rin: Not that I agree with theft, but couldn’t he thought of something more valuable to steal? Anyway, my local second-hand bookstore would only give credit for those books, so you wouldn’t even get cash.
L change the world- how’s that for Engrish?
The Death Note franchise continues to grind onwards with the release of a trailer for the new L spin-off movie (trailer can be found on the official site). Whilst the movie itself is set to open in Japan on February 9th, this trailer marks the first actual footage from it to be made available to the public.
Rin: Let’s see who can get more spin-offs- Death Note or Fate/Stay Night.
FateWarriors? No, it’s Fate/Unlimited Codes!
Ever wanted unlimited cheat codes for your favourite games? Sadly, we can’t provide that, but we can point to a new arcade fighter based on Fate/Stay Night, set to debut in the New Year. Produced by Capcom and developed by 8ing (who are no stranger to creating beat-‘em-ups based on popular anime franchises), the game will hopefully let you beat up Shirou in all manner of ways, just as he has always deserved. More information can be found here.
Saber: I shall use my sword to protect Shirou from your evil plans.
Rin: The gem is mightier than the sword.