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The School of Masterpieces and Three Colour Ball Pens, Learn How to Highlight the Important Stuff

“Sanshoku Ball Pen Meisakujuku” is based on a book of a similar name known as “Read Japanese with Three Coloured Ball Pens” written by Professor Takashi Saitou from Meiji University. With over 100,000 copies sold the idea of this DS title is to teach you how to highlight the most important information in texts using red to highlight “very important” text, blue for “moderately important” and green for parts you find interesting personally.

You’ll be able to read 20 famous Japanese literature titles such as “Maihime” by Moriougai and compare your highlighting skills to the Professor’s. Some Japanese language drills are also available.

I do see students at uni highlighting lecture notes, books, handouts etc so maybe this will teach them how to do it more efficiently… Personally I don’t do it.

Start highlighting sometime in July.



Bomberman Story DS, Action RPG and Online Battles Rolled into One

Going on sale this Wednesday, this latest Bomberman title will feature two different modes. First there’s the action RPG story mode where you must travel across the five planets of forest, water, desert, fire and machine to resolve various cases. Then there is the wireless and Wi-Fi supported battle mode that can support up to 8 or 4 players respectively.

Players can also link with the previously released “Touch! Bomberland” for VS battles.


Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War, More About Adhoc Battles

First of all, Famitsu has reminded players there will be new events; some that will take you straight into the next battle.

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Next is that not only will you be able to have VS battles via adhoc but, you can also link up with another player and then battle together against the enemy.

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SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive, Compilation of Old and New Gundam Works

This SRPG which will play along the lines of Super Robot Wars will feature 120 stages, approx. 500 characters and 300 Mobile Suits.

Fifteen of the Gundam titles that’ll appear in the game are:

Kidou Senshi Gundam
Kidou Senshi Z Gundam
Kidou Senshi Gundam ZZ
Kidou Senshi Gundam Gyakushuu no Shaa
Kidou Senshi Gundam 0080 Pocket no Naka no Sensou
Kidou Senshi Gundam F91
Kidou Senshi Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory
Kidou Senshi V Gundam
Kidou Budouden G Gundam
Kidou Senki Gundam W
Kidou Senshi Gundam Dai 08 MS Kotai
Kidou Shinseiki Gundam X
V Gundam
Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED
Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED DESTINY

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Treasure Gaust: Gaust Diver, Walk Around with Your DS to Hunt Gausts!

Now here’s an interesting new game that’s trying something along the lines of the first Boktai game.

Like Pokemon, Gaust Diver will have you literally walking around catching “Gausts” which are mischievous creatures who bother humans. They can’t be seen however and can only be detected by their magnetic ghost energy. After entering the “Amifield”, you can make use of 3 Gausts maximum to battle the ones in the wild.


To find these Gausts, you’ll be walking around with the DS searching for this kind of energy using a built-in “Gaust Diver Chip” in the game card. Just as if you were insect hunting, battles are then initiated once you come in range of a Gaust that is at least 20ml.

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They haven’t revealed what this hardware really does but, maybe it’s in some form of a pedometer…

Expect the RPG from Bandai-Namco sometime in Spring.

Touch Detectives 2, May Release Date Set

No exact date yet but the sequel will feature 5 cases and 30 mini quests to go through. Entitled “Osawari Tantei Kozawa Risa Season 2 1/2: Risa saw it! No, Risa didn’t!” the first case involves tracking down whoever stole the colours from coloured Soumen (noodles)…

Also in commemoration of this sequel, a fan club “Osawari Tantei-dan” is being setup for accepting any fanart players would like to submit.


“Volume 4 – Teiritsu” will feature volumes 31 to 40 of the 60 volume Sangokushi Manga by Yokoyama along with a simulation game as with the previous titles.

Available April 26th.

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