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  1. Hello and welcome to Kametsu! There are many exciting things going on here, so be sure to check them all out. We hope you enjoy your stay. Posting in this thread is an easy way to get active in the forums, and be sure to hop onto our IRC channel if you would like to meet even more Kametsu members: #Kametsu on irc.kametsu.com (ports 6660-6669, SSL on port 7000) (further info) Guidelines Be sure to read the Forum Rules & Guidelines in addition to keeping these other points of etiquette in mind: Don't force anyone to do anything, whether it's pressing them for information they're not willing to give or making them join certain groups. This is a PG-13 forum, so keep it light on the swearing and adult content. Most importantly, be respectful! You're talking to real people here! Welcome to Kametsu Forums! If you've an interest in anime, television, or graphics, we're certain you have just found your new home. People of all ages from all over the world are invited to join our community. You'll find opportunities abound spanning from daily chatter to discussions on anime and video games to more in-depth debates on today's issues. Members are also given areas in the forum to show off their graphical and artistic skills, as well as request these artists to make something for them. Unlike other boards that thrive on weak posts filled with platitudes and otherwise useless comments, we encourage members to express themselves in full detail and with proper grammar. This makes it easier for others to understand you and you'll appreciate the courtesy from others as well. While perhaps intimidating at first, you'll soon realize how simple registration is and how enjoyable participating the forum can be. We've gathered a brief list of benefits, though it certainly does not encompass all that you'll be able to enjoy once you're a member! Members will be able to Participate in various forum discussions Make full use of the Private Messaging system Follow various topics and receive instant notification of any new posts Customise profiles and wear personal avatars and signatures Share personal websites to increase traffic Give feedback and suggestions for improving the forum Gain new profile customisation abilities at certain post levels New Crusaders So how do you get to all this stuff? Go ahead and register here! You'll be asked to supply a valid email address--this is important since we may require you to validate your registration via email and should you forget your password, this is the address instructions will be sent to. Once you become an official Crusader of Kametsu, we ask that you post an introduction. To make it easier on you, we've provided a template with a few questions so our current members will be able to have a better understanding of who you are. You're free to--and we certainly encourage you to!--make your introduction your own and include other information. How did you find Kametsu? What do you think of the place so far? How active are you planning on being? What are your top five anime? Top five video games? What other hobbies do you have? Make any graphics? Do you have any questions for us? Welcoming New Crusaders Give warm welcomes to the new members and be polite Answer any questions asked to the best of your knowledge or point them in the right direction Be creative in your welcomes We were all new once in an unfamiliar forum, so be kind and make their transition into the community an easy and comfortable one.
  2. Disney announced in June 2019 that its Pixar film for next summer is Soul. The studio already had June 19 RSVP’ed on the 2020 calendar for an untitled Pixar movie, and this is it. Soul will be the second original Pixar film next year after Onward, which bows March 6. The tagline for Soul: Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you … you?” Directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out), the film takes place between New York City and the cosmic realms. Dana Murray, an Oscar nominee for her animated short film Lou, is producing. Before Disney’s D23 expo, we had only a ghost of a notion of just what was going on with their new animated feature, Soul. The brand new, original feature arriving in theaters on June 19, 2020 was described as tackling “life’s most important questions” on a journey that travels from New York City to the “cosmic realms.” Things have solidified a bit since then. We now know that the movie will follow Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher and jazz aficionado who gets a big break to play at a high-class jazz club. The problem is, Joe apparently dies before he can get there and finds himself newly arrived in the “You Seminar.” And while that may sound decidedly dark, the core of the story is that Joe’s soul will get an opportunity to commune with a multitude of other souls that are awaiting a chance at consciousness. Thankfully, we have some concept art (and some casting details) to help wrap our heads around that. Joe will be played by Jamie Foxx (Ray) while Tina Fey (30 Rock) voices a spritely soul-in-training named 22 who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the “You Seminar.” Together, the two are going to find a way to get Joe back to Earth, making him think again about what it truly means to have soul. But that’s not all! Ahmir Questlove Thompson (Detroit), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), and Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) also star as a drummer, Joe’s mother, and Joe’s neighbor, respectively. And the musical hits keep on coming because Trent Reznor (The Social Network) and Atticus Ross (The Social Network) are composing the score while Jon Batiste (Red Hook Summer) is writing new music for the movie. Two-time Oscar-winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) directs with co-director/writer Kemp Powers (Star Trek: Discovery), writer Mike Jones, and Oscar-nominee Dana Murray (Lou) producing. This is really shaping up to be something special.
  3. I'm currently working on Final Fantasy XII and Radiata Stories whenever I feel like playing them.
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    Final Fantasy VII Remake - Thoughts?

    So turns out Square-Enix royally fucked FF7 "remake" and turned it into a FF7 "fan-fiction". HUGE spoilers
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    Free Games Megathread

    This thread is to alert everyone of games listed for free (legally, no pirated downloads here mate) on services like Steam, HumbleBundle, Origin, GOG, etc. So if you notice one is up for grabs, spread the word here while it's still available. Also feel free to share any steam codes / etc. that you don't want / don't have a use for. That being said, Crusader Kings II is currently free on Steam so get it while you can!
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/680360/Regions_Of_Ruin/ Regions of Ruin is currently free on Steam.
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/totally-reliable-delivery-service/ Totally Reliable Delivery Service is currently free on Epic. https://store.steampowered.com/app/956100/Lovers__Smiles/ Lovers Smiles is currently free on Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1125480/School_Years/ School Years is currently free on Steam.
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/348510/Autobahn_Police_Simulator/ Autobahn Police Simulator is currently free on Steam.
  9. NIS America has announced that they will release The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in Fall 2019. Trails of Cold Steel III originally released in Japan in September 2017. NIS America also states that this release will see the return of certain English localization staff that have worked on previous titles in the series. The game supports both English and Japanese voice overs with English and French text options. An English website can be found here. About the game: Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war...or perhaps something even more sinister. Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding. This renowned title has also now been developed natively for PlayStation®4 hardware, a series first. XSEED Games had previously handled the localization and publishing of the series, including the previous two titles in the Cold Steel sub-series. XSEED isn't completely divorced from the franchise yet, however, as they are releasing PlayStation 4 enhanced ports of the first two Cold Steel titles soon in 2019. Announcement Trailer: The localization of the game has been a huge point of controversy since NISA are replacing XSEED as the handlers of the the third Cold Steel game. XSEED are credited to have made the Trails series popular in the west with their excellent work localizing the huge games starting with Trails in the Sky back in 2011. With NISA having made a mess of the localization of the recent Falcom title, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and its PC port, fans weren’t too keen on them getting the lore and text heavy Trails games. In their PAX South 2019 panel Nippon Ichi Software America addressed these issues and confirmed that they’re bringing back three of the key members of the original localization team from the first two Cold Steel games for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. Localization of the Trails series was more of a passion project for these people and its great to see them returning. Brittany Avery even commented she never expected to return to work these games again: Thoughts on the news? This certainly gives me some hope that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will get a good enough localization effort.
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1060320/One_Drop_Bot/ One Drop Bot is currently free on Steam.
  11. Cold Steel 3 certainly seems to take much longer to progress while trying to do everything you can during each segment. I'm nearing 20 hours of gameplay and still in the middle of the first chapter during the first field day for Class VII. My characters are around level 15 to 17 and so far all the battles have been a cakewalk. I don't believe I've even had to heal even once during any battle up to this point. Brave Orders is new in this installment and while Crafts certainly seem to be higher cost CP-wise and less effective, BO's really seem to break the battles with their abilities such as the one that makes you fully invincible for 4 turns and any damage an enemy attempts to inflict on you gets reflected back at them. It's been fun thus far, but I'm definitely missing the old Class 7 members.
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    Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020)

    Finally got around to playing the demo... Only took about 15 minutes to run through it though. Knife now no longer has durability as it's unbreakable. This is a good thing considering how much more action is in RE3 than RE2. The new dodge mechanics work nicely for jumping back while firing at zombies in a narrow hall way, but I had mixed results with using it during close combat often resulting in getting bitten trying to utilize the dodge to run past the zombie. Zombies still take several bullets to the head sometimes. I found myself shooting zombies 3-4 times in the head with the pistol before they go down sometimes. Though sometimes a single shot will do a headshot. However using the shotgun a single shot to the chest would take the zombie out for good. So the shotgun will definitely be my best friend as usual in RE games, provided we maintain enough ammo of course. Graphics look as great as ever. Nemesis is still far more terrifying than Mr. X or Jack ever thought about being. Also I threw everything I had at him: two grendades, 3 shotgun blasts, and about 30 rounds from the handgun and nothing seemed to faze him. Luckily it was close to the end of the demo and I was able to run back around and to the place I needed to go with him right on my tail and the demo ended. Otherwise I'm not sure what I'd have done. Honestly based on the demo alone... I can already say that 2 is more my jam and overall going to be better received than 3. RE fans generally prefer the slower horror aspect over the balls to the wall action but oh boy running from Nemesis for a large part of the game is going to be terrorfyingly frustrating I bet. I doubt I'll get through RE3 nearly as quickly as I did RE2 though... and I'm really hoping they go on to remake Code Veronica and some of the other side-games now that 2 & 3 are done.
  13. RESIDENT EVIL 3 Resident Evil 3 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC beginning April 3rd, 2020! Return to Raccoon City as Jill Valentine escapes an unstoppable pursuer in this re-imagining of the survival horror classic.
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    What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    They just announced that Nier Replicant will be getting remastered too. You heard wrong. There is difficulty settings you can choose and most people play on Nitemare so they can have a "harder" time, but easy and normal modes are an extreme cakewalk. Cold Steel is easy to "break" in the sense that each of them have ways of making yourself near invincible if you go out of your way to do so. Like setting up characters to have 100% Evasion, aka Evade tanks. Or setting up characters to dish out "delay" on enemies so much that they never even get a turn to go before you wipe them out, etc. In Cold Steel 3 they've lessened the ability to become an Evade Tank or extreme Delayer, at least so far from what I've seen, but they've introduced Brave Orders which makes bosses a cake walk. Altina has a Brave Order that makes ALL your party 100% invincible for 4 turns and it reflects the damage back at the enemy so they get hurt with their own attacks.
  15. Crunchyroll announced the cast of the English dub for the television anime of Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase's In/Spectre (Kyokō Suiri or Invented Interface) manga at its panel at C2E2 on Friday. The dub will debut on Crunchyroll on Saturday, February 29. The English dub cast includes: Lizzie Freeman as Kotoko Iwanaga Brandon Winckler as Kuro Sakuragawa Lauren Landa as Saki Yumihara Kayli Mills as Karin Nanase Cristina Vee as Rikka Sakuragawa The anime is a Crunchyroll co-production and part of the Crunchyroll Originals slate. The series premiered in Japan on January 11, and it will have 12 episodes. Crunchyroll is also streaming the anime with English subtitles as it airs. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the supernatural mystery romance: When she was still just a girl, Kotoko was kidnapped by yokai. These spirits made her into a powerful intermediary between the spirit and human worlds, but this power came at a price: an eye and a leg. Now, years later, she watches out for dangerous yokai while developing feelings for a young man named Kuro, who is also special: an incident with a yokai has given him healing powers. He's surprised when Kotoko asks him to team up to handle renegade yokai, preserving the thin line between reality and the supernatural. Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Endride, Sengoku Collection) is directing the anime at Brains Base, and Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Golden Kamuy, Kuroko's Basketball) is in charge of the series scripts. Takatoshi Honda (RIN-NE conceptual design) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. NAS is presenting the project. Lie and a Chameleon are writing and performing the opening theme song "Mononoke in the Fiction." Mamoru Miyano is performing the anime's ending theme song "Last Dance." Katase launched the manga based on a 2011 novel by Shirodaira (Spiral, The Record of a Fallen Vampire, Blast of Tempest) in Kodansha's Shōnen Magazine R in April 2015.
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/390710/Acceleration_of_SUGURI_2/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/335190/200_Mixed_Juice/
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/702150/Project_Mercury/ Project Mercury is currently free on Steam.
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    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/628950/Nephise_Begins/ Nephise Begins is currently free on Steam.
  19. https://store.steampowered.com/app/991270/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_of_Cold_Steel_III/ PC edition is finally out! Digital Limited Deluxe edition is on sale on GGM though for $63.18 (I think only if you've hit VIP status on their site, not sure) https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iii-digital-limited-edition-pc/ However over on Humble if you have their subscription it's also knocking it down to the same price of $63.18 https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iii-digital-limited-edition On Humble, with a subscription, the base game is priced at $47.99, which is the cheapest place currently just for the base game. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-iii Might as well grab the Deluxe Edition for $63.18 considering all the DLC bonuses you get with it, while the base game is $59.99 on Steam.
  20. List what Anime series you have started watching or currently watching. No need to continue to update each time you watch an episode with the episode number. Announce the series only and move on, when you start another series then come back to say so. Lately I been watching Tokko when it comes on Monday nights on the Sci-fi channel.
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    Arrow (The CW, 2012 TV Series)

    Stephen Amell says he won't guest star on any Arrowverse show in the future. While hosting an Instagram livestream on Tuesday to address his fans during coronavirus social distancing, he was asked if he'll ever appear on any of The CW's other DC superhero series now that Arrow has ended. "No, I’m done," he said with a smile. "That was good. It was a good eight years but it was time to be done." He then gave a shout out to another CW series, Roswell, New Mexico, which he had watched the night before (before joking that he was absolutely not going to watch Cats). "It was actually really, really weird to watch The CW again," Amell says. "It was weird seeing promos for Supergirl and Flash and Batwoman again. It seems like a different lifetime. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again."
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    Official Coronavirus/COVID-19 Thread

    They announced today that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in my county now.
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    74 pages of discussion... Oh man this thread brings back so many memories of a time when this forum wasn't basically dead. Anyways: Bleach anime is confirmed to be back for the final season. Plus Burn the Witch, created by Tite Kubo as well, which is set in the same universe as Bleach, two years after the end of Bleach timeline-wise, is getting an anime.
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    The Video Game Deals Thread

    On sale for 24 hours: -75%: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition https://store.steampowered.com/app/387290/Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_Definitive_Edition/ Only $4.99 currently so grab it while you can.
  25. We already have a thread for games being offered for free on Steam, etc... but not a thread for listing great discount sales on video games so I thought this would be a good thread. NewEgg has the Spyro Reignited /Crash Bandicoot Remastered Bundle on PS4/XBONE for $29.99 after a 50% off code "EMCTVUY27". Along with plenty of other games and accessories the promo code currently works for, so here's a link to the full list: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=PPSSWNELZLYTJF&N=-1&isNodeId=1