SEGA vs Nintendo Parody Anime Set for 2012 Release

While Sonic has made several TV appearances in several different cartoon incarnations ranging from good to terrible (we’ll let you decide which is which), none have been quite as intruiging as what is set to hit Japanese TV later this year.

Aoi Sekai no Chushin de (translated as “In the Centre of the Blue World”) is a manga retelling of the story of the console wars with a fantasy twist created by Anastasia Shestakova and illustrated by Crimson. While the green-light was given for the anime back in March, this information has gone mostly unnoticed on Western shores.

Anime News Network recently posted news on the upcoming broadcast:

The story re-imagines the real-life console wars as a fantasy tale — the Segua Kingdom is locked in an age-old war with the Ninterudo Empire for dominance of the land of Consume. Segua now finds itself on the defensive, but an unlikely hero has risen in the form of Gear, a boy who brags about his breakneck speed. Gear helps turn the tide of the war.

At present it looks fairly unlikely that Aoi Sekai no Chushin ne will be officially affiliated with any of the companies the story is based around, however it will probably garner the attention of both SEGA and Nintendo fans worldwide.

See how many references you can spot to SEGA and other videogame IPs in the character designs below!

Thumbs up to Soniman on the SSMB for spotting this!

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Mash-Up Monday: Shakugan no Shana and the Black Knight

It’s that time again, guys! Put on those headphones and crank up that volume as we kick the week off with Mash-Up Monday!

Today, we highlight a very unique mash-up, put together by the likes of Shadowlink4321, who’s renowned for both machinimation and music on YouTube. The two mash-ups featured today are both from the same pair of songs!

Those who follow the works of Bentley Jones just might recognize one of the two songs! He has covered one of the opening themes to the anime Shakugan no Shana, named Joint, on his “TRANS//LATION 2” album. Presented in its original form, Joint is thrown together with Sonic and the Black Knight‘s final boss theme: With Me.

However, there’s a catch! As I’ve mentioned, there are two mash-ups here… And that’s exactly it! The first version of Joint With Me is in fact With Me‘s vocals added to Joint‘s melody, and the second version (found after the jump!) highlights Joint‘s vocals (in Japanese) through With Me‘s background music!



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New ‘Sonic X’ Screenshots Reveals Humans, Set in a New World

Some new images of the Japanese ‘Sonic X’ anime have been published, as well as new details from Japanese fansite Sonic Dimension. It seems like there’s a lot to take in here, from the series being set in a different world and the inclusion of human characters.

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New Sonic Game and Anime Series Announced

Earlier today, Sega held an annual shareholder meeting, in which Tetsua Kayama, Sega Corp’s COO, shed some light on some exciting new bits of information and announcements. Besides other announcements, Kayama announced that a brand new Sonic game was in development and would be released next year! Continue reading New Sonic Game and Anime Series Announced