“Getter Robo High” Will School You with Mahjong and Getter Rays

Move over, Saki, because there’s a new mahjong champ in town — and she’s got a giant robot on her side.



Getter Robot High (“Getter Robo Pai,” or “Getter Robo Tile,” in Japanese) is an upcoming manga project that promises to combine the worlds of Getter Robo and high school mahjong. How? We’re not entire sure yet. All we have to go on visually is the hot-blooded young woman in this image, who looks about ready to rocket punch a tile across the table.


The announcement appeared in the January 1 issue of Kindai Mahjong magazine, which was released today. Kindai Mahjong is a semi-monthly manga anthology that, unsurprisingly, runs solely mahjong-related manga (including, notably, The Legend of Koizumi and a mahjong-centric spinoff of Higurashi When They Cry).


Information on the spinoff manga is limited. The announcement gave us this: “Getter Rays!? The Empire of Atlantis!? High Beasts!? All of these mysteries will be unraveled through majhong!!!!!!!”



There have been several retellings of Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa’s Getter Robo series, but this appears to be going into completely new territory.


Find out the secret of Getter Rays and who knows what else when Getter Robo High premieres in the January 15 issue of Kinda Mahjong, available December 15.


Source: Natalie.mu




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, runs social media and interviews for (Re)Generation Who, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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“Fullmetal Alchemist” Live-Action Film Confirms December 2017 Release

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga today confirmed it will be released in Japan in December 2017 and the actual costume of Roy Mustang will be displayed for the first time at the Tokyo Comic Convention 2016 event to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture this weekend. You can check his costume at the booth of Warner Brothers Japan, but his iconic white gloves will not be included in the display for some yet explained reason.


In the Fumihiko Sori (Tomorrow’s Joe)-directed film, the Flame Alchemist is played by 36-year-old Japanese actor Dean Fujioka (Ninja The Monster). “I am so happy to know about the costume display at Tokyo ComiCon. By seeing Roy Mustang’s costume that is literally stained with blood and sweat, it would be great if you could feel all the team members’ passion for the film production and the world view of the film,” he said on the film’s official website and Twitter.








Dean Fujioka’s 2015 film “Ninja The Monster” trailer


Source: “Fullmetal Achemist” live-action film official website, Twitter


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