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    Square Enix announced an anime adaptation of its The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game on Friday. More information regarding the anime will be revealed at the Anime Expo Lite event on July 3. Synopsis Neku Sakuraba, a 15 year-old boy with a hobby for music and graffiti, wakes up in what seems to be the Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, Japan. With no idea why he's there, he opens his hand to realize he is holding a strange black pin. After flipping it with his hand, the thoughts of the people surrounding him began to flow into his head at once. Surprised, Neku discovers he is able to read the minds of others, and assumes it has something to do with the black pin he is holding. A cell phone starts to ring in his pocket, and he can't tell whether it is his or not. A text message appears: "Reach 104. You have 60 minutes. Fail, and face erasure. -The Reapers." After discovering he can't delete the message, a timer of 60 minutes imprints onto his right hand. Neku is in Shibuya to play the "Reapers' Game," which spans a total of 7 days. All Players of the Reapers' Game have a black pin with a skull embedded on it. (Source: Wikipedia) Square Enix published The World Ends with You for Nintendo DS in Japan in July 2007 and in PAL regions in April 2008. The game was released for iOS and Android platforms in August 2012 and June 2014, respectively. An enhanced port based on the mobile version for the Nintendo Switch console titled The World Ends with You: Final Remix was published in October 2018. Shiro Amano drew a two-chapter one-shot manga in Shounen Gangan in 2008.
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    During the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire: Episode 1 livestream on Thursday, an anime series titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was announced. The anime will take place in the same universe as the game, featuring an original story. The 10-episode anime series will debut on Netflix in 2022. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk. Hiroyuki Imaishi, the director behind Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, will helm the series at animation studio Trigger, with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Promare, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt). Otsuka is also in charge of the screenplay alongside Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.Gridman producer). You Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia) and Yuuto Kaneko (BNA animation director) are designing the characters. Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill video game franchise) is composing the original score. Hiromi Wakabayashi (Uchuu Patrol Luluco) is serving as the creative director. Developed by CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 adapts the 1988 tabletop role-playing game, which is scheduled for release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 19.
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    What's the Word? - DRAMATURGY pronunciation: [DRAH-mə-tər-gee] Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, early 19th century meaning: 1. The theory and practice of dramatic composition. Example: "The style of 20th-century dramaturgy is very different from classical theater."" "I prefer the nuance of dramaturgy found on stage over anything you might see on television." About Dramaturgy Dramaturgy is the practice of taking a story and bringing it to life with dramatic elements. It could be a play, a musical, even a modern film or streaming TV show. If actors are telling the story, then you're watching dramaturgy. Did you know? Sometimes a book is turned into a play or movie through dramaturgy, but it can be the other way around. "Peter Pan" was first a play, then J.M. Barrie capitalized on the success of the 1904 play with a novel in 1911, "Peter and Wendy."
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    Fact of the Day - DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Did you know... that the Dragon Boat Festival is also called Duanwu Festival, and is famous for both the Dragon Boat Races and an exiled poet Qu Yuan who committed suicide in the Pre-Qin Period. There is a joke circulating the Web in China: “Karl Marx left us tons of inscrutable texts to rack our brains, and Qu Yuan gave us three days off.” Origin and History of the Dragon Boat Festival The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, and the accurate time is at noon on the day. It coincides with the annual flood period and midsummer when insects and bacteria breed fast and people easily catch infections. In times gone by, with poor hygiene and limited technology, people could not understand what caused disease. While the climate served up dreadful weather in the fifth lunar month, it was also an important season for the growth of the crops. Thus, the fifth lunar month was considered an unfortunate month. The natural phenomena were regarded as disturbing signs, and ancestors performed a sacrifice to heaven. They thought that the high mountains and the bank of a long river were excellent places for offering sacrifices. Northern tribes and ethnic groups in mountainous areas of China prayed on the top of mountains, and people in southern areas prayed on the river bank, as they believed that they were descendants of the Chinese dragon (a legendary creature depicted as having a snake-like body with two talons, fish scales, a tail, and two antlers on its head). They rowed the dragon boats in the hope that the real Chinese dragon would appear and protect them. Dragon boat Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan After the ancient poet Qu Yuan’s great deed touched people deeply, they combined his tale with their customs to commemorate his death. Who was Qu Yuan? Qu Yuan, a great patriotic and romantic poet, created Chu Ci, which was a new genre of poetry based on the folk songs in the State of Chu in the late Warring States Period (475-211AD). He was of noble birth and engaged in both domestic and foreign affairs. At that time, the State of Qin in the west was bent on annexing the other states, and Qu Yuan asserted that the Chu State should firmly resist Qin, instead allying with the State of Qi to the east. So he was marginalized by other aristocrats and banished from Chu. Eventually, after Qin conquered the State of Chu, Qu Yuan mourned and committed suicide by drowning himself in Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Legend has it that the Chu people were so affected by his loyalty, that they wanted to save his life and rowed boats on the river to save him, but it didn’t work. Then they started to throw glutinous rice dumplings into the river for feeding the fish, in case his body was eaten. It said that Zongzi were developed from the rice dumplings. Since then, this popular story of Qu Yuan is deemed to be the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival. Zongzi - Sticky Rice Dumplings Traditional Things to do during the Dragon Boat Festival Due to a lack of resources, the ancient Chinese used Realgar Wine to disinfect their homes, wore scented sachets containing various herbs, showered with water of wormwood, and a lot of other old customs which are still observed today. Dragon Boat Racing The Dragon Boat Racing during the Duanwu Festival is the most festive event. Players paddle furiously and chase each other. Audiences bang drums on the bank. What a bustling and lively scene! Eating Zongzi In northern China, people like eating sweet zongzi with red bean and dried jujube paste. However, the folks in southern China prefer their zongzi savory and filled with fatty pork and green bean paste. Wearing Scented Sachets Scented Sachets are the characteristic ornaments on the Festival, and are filled with aromatic herbs and decorated with exquisite embroidery in various designs. It is believed that hanging scented sachets with five-color silk is able to scare evil away. Hanging Wormwood on the Door Wormwood is an herb with a bitter taste and a particular smell, and hanging it on the door is useful for repelling flies, mosquitoes, and insects. Spraying Realgar Wine Realgar is an arsenic poison that has an increased effect after mixing with alcohol. Realgar wine is a traditional Chinese drink containing fermented cereals and powered realgar that was used in ancient times. It is also used as a disinfectant to spray into the corners of the room. Elders dip a finger into realgar wine and write a character on the children’s foreheads and spread it on their ears, noses, hands, and feet. It is believed that it will protect children from harm and diseases. There is an old saying that states, “Drinking realgar wine drives evils and diseases away.” Unfortunately, it is poisonous to drink, as has been proved by modern medicine. Regional Customs Climbing a Mountain for Good Fortune In the north of China, as the fifth lunar month is thought to be a period of misfortune, so that the ancient Chinese people prayed for peace for the next year on top of a mountain. On the way, they collected medicinal herbs such as wormwood and peach branches. Balancing Eggs In the southern region of the Yangtze River, balancing eggs is an interesting game for children. It is easier to keep eggs standing up on the day at high noon. People in folk stories think that you will be lucky if you can balance your eggs before noon. Tying Five-Color Silk This custom prevails in the north of China, with children tying five-color silk to their hands and feet until the first rainfall during the summer season. People consider that it can protect children from plague and misery. Source: China Educational Tours
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    There's a new R rated Deathstroke animated movie. Comes out August 18th on BD and I believe the 4th on digital.
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