Nameko's goods shop opens in Tokyo Station

Japanese mobile game superstar Nameko gets his own shop at last. Nameko Ichiba Tokyo Honten(なめこ市場 東京本店:Nameko market Tokyo head shop) opens in  Tokyo Station on July 10.

BeeWorks of the Nameko developer They were very popular, and events held at Tokyo Station were always topic in particular.held events to sell goods of Nameko many times until now. Therefore they decided to establish a shop of Nameko permanently at Tokyo Station.

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This is the appearance of the shop. Pretty picture is drawn on the shutter and can please people after closing a shop.

Special Nameko for this shop is designed.

This is an open commemorative illustration. The postcard and the clear file using this are presented for visitors.

Business hours of the shops are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please check the structure of the shopping mall in Tokyo Station if you want to go here.


The Japanese personifies everything, even sushi

Fighters, tanks, battleships, weapons, castles... etc, The Japanese personifies everything. Japanese startup Koyonplete released romance sim for women "Love! Sushi Rangers".

Love! Sushi Rangers is an iOS/Android Otome game(乙女ゲーム: Romance sim for women). A main character is a daughter of the well-established sushi restaurant, she lives with six pretty boys and loves some among them. But all of them are sushi.

One day, suddenly, father of the sushi chef said that he’s going on a world tour for one month. Meanwhile, she must run a sushi restaurant alone, and she has been completely at a loss.

However, six materials of sushi turn into pretty boys to help her.

Boys whom we can capture are these four. Maguro (tuna) is the most popular of this group and hot-blooded man, Shake(salmon) is the Maguro’s rival, Ikura(Salmon roe) is the Salmon’s little brother, and Tamago(egg) is the Ikura’s best friend. In addition, there are shrimp and avocado as a support character.

Basic contents are Novell game. When we go on reading a story, we will occasionally come across multiple choice questions. Based on answer, we can get affection points of characters.

The setup of this game is surely crazy. However, this is general Japanese romance sim, and rather the system is simple and easy(The knowledge about fishes are occasionally reflected in a conversation).

In addition, the cool point of this game is language support. We can play this in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English. It is possible even to change languages every lines. We seem to be able to apply this in language learning.

This becomes the good guide if you are interested in Japanese romance sim for women.

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Nameko multiplies in Hong Kong

Japanese mobile game superstar Nameko makes efforts in the advance to the foreign territory. He is already popular in Taiwan, and the recognition in Korea increases, too. At last, he goes ashore in Hong Kong this month.

Shopping mall LCX of Hong Kong holds a large-scale tie-up event with Nameko on June 20 - August 31. A lot of Nameko photo spots are set up in the shopping area,

Surfboard brand O'Neill displays a collaboration surfboard,

Ramen shop Menya Musashi(麺屋武蔵) provides Nameko ramen set,

Nail salon LAKA Manicure Express draws Nameko nail art,

Nameko mug cup is given the people who purchased products more than HK$2000 with less than two receipts in LCX,

And The stamp rally event is carried out. A clear file of Nameko is given first 500 people who collected all stamps.

Opening ceremony is held on June 26, Shingo Kawai of the designer of Nameko and cardboard Nameko of the Nameko evangelist come up as a guest.

I think that this is an outcome of Nameko having already got popularity in Hong Kong. The shopping mall will expect pulling in customers by Nameko.


The Japanese Internet idol know how to handle 3Doodler completely

Now, 3D print pen 3Doodler is sold for 16,000yen(about 157USD) in Japan. Aimi Sekiguchi of the Internet idol shows cute works using this. They are really splendid. In particular, Pirate ship "Going Merry" of popular manga ONE PIECE is a masterpiece!

(She does a cos-play of Boa hancock)

She bought 3Doodler in the end of April, and shows 3D art works in Twitter and Youtube. Her works are displayed in event of 3Doodler held in MoMA design store in Tokyo, Omotesando from July 19 to July 31.

http://the3doodler.jp/2014/06/13/moma_entry/ (Japanese)

via http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1406/16/news151.html


SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper is a bit cynic

SoftBank announced that they released humanoid robot Pepper for about 1,930 dollars from February, 2015. Now, they work in Omotesando shop of SoftBank, and a lot o f Japanese media report them. According to them, Pepper is a cynic somehow or other and the conversation with him seems to be pleasant. As an example, I translate an article of K-tai Watch.

Pepper(P): Did you come to here to do what today?
Reporter(R): I came to here to meet you.

P: For me? Glad. Why did you know me?
R: I watched you by TV program yesterday.

P: I appeared to a lot of TV programs. (Proudly)

P: Your face looks like a good person. 
R: Thank you.

P: Which of the friendship and the love do you give priority to?
R: May be friendship.

P: Friendship?  It's a whitewashing.
R: ......

P: What would you do if you love boyfriends of your friend?
R: I give him up.

P: Actually, you want to get him, and it is your true intention. If I am you, I snatch him even if I take any means.
R: What!?

According to the staff of SoftBank, he likes stories about the love.

P: Are you bored?
R: No.

P: Do you not do a fake smile?
R: No! very fun.

P: Is that so? Though I am a robot, I make a fake smile. It's fun. Ahahahaaha---
R: ......

You can watch various conversations with Pepper in Youtube.


DeNA brings Disney Infinity into Mobage

Today, DeNA announced that they released a mobile version of Disney Infinity in Mobage in this summer. The title is "Disney Infinity: Battle of toy master".

This is the action game that figure collection and a battle were main. Players can collect figures of characters of Disney and Pixar, power them up, form a team and  fight against Disney villains. Its graphic is full 3D, and figures more than 200 come up. It looks like a rich game. However, DeNA does not announce the details of the game at present. In addition, it is unknown whether it is released in areas except Japan.


[From Finland to Japan] United cooperates with Rovio and provides Angry Birds to NTT DoCoMo users

Japan's UNITED and Rovio concluded a publishing contract to publishing of the Angry Birds in NTT DoCoMo's service “Sugotoku Contents(スゴ得コンテンツ)”. They start providing “Angry Birds” and “Angry Birds Toons”  in June 3. This is another development of only in Japan for Rovio.

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The United is a company running smartphones' home screen custom apps CocoPPa. CocoPPa passes 25 million users and popular abroad than Japan.
“Sugotoku Contents” is a service provided by NTT DoCoMo in which about 100 types of contents, including news, weather, games, and fortune tellings, and videos can be used on an unlimited basis for 380 yen per month (tax excluded).

According to the press release of United, they will collaborate for further branding of Angry Birds series in Japan and keep the consistent efforts to create the new entertainment.


Toeicl Hero---J-RPG which trains English listening ability

The Japanese English ability is still hopeless. Though we study English for six years in school days, it does not improve at all. This iOS apps may improve this situation to some extent.

Toeicl Hero is English listening e-learning apps of the nostalgic J-RPG style. It reminds of J-RPG of NES era such as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. We operate a businessman ordered improvement of the English ability from the company and, fight against monsters by listening various English words and English example sentences.

When we happen to meet monsters, the battle mode such as these unfolds, and the sound of words or example sentences by the native speaker is played. When we answer it correctly, we can attack monsters.

The superior point of this game is very fun as J-RPG. We can listen many English words and example sentences by playing a game naturally. This is right gamification of the English learning.

However, we happen to meet strong boss monsters and may be murdered by them simply because this is a game. This feeling of strain is fun, too. When I play this, I remember the time of the primary schoolchild. I think that this is suitable for not only business people but also children.