“Whether I create a catastrophic couple or the happiest couple is really up to me,” says Yuna, a a programmer who lives in the suburbs of Tokyo (we’ve changed her name here). The appeal of virtual romance games lies in the dreamlike world they offer.
When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hintheth, he delivereth. Just last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings expressed the company’s intention to invest in more diverse show formats, anime included. And in a brief yet exciting press release last Friday, not only will the streaming giant be producing an original anime series, Perfect Bones, it will also air the show in 190 countries simultaneously- two major firsts for the company.
You can take the Kojima out of the Konami but you can’t take the passion for breaking ground in gaming out of the Kojima. In his first year going solo since parting ways with Konami in 2015, Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima has already established his own game studio, Kojima Productions, and started work on a new game in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Stu Levy will produce in association with China’s Artention Films.
Screenwriter Mike Ferris has been tapped to adapt Juror 13, the graphic novel from TokyoPop. Stu Levy, the filmmaker and entrepreneur who founded TokyoPop’s parent company Pop Media Group, will produce in association with China’s Artention Films.