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News – Inazuma Walker Show to Stream Online

Starting September 30 at 21:00 JST (9/30 5am PST), a new monthly show called Inazuma Walker will air on Niconico and YouTube.

The hosts of the show will be LEVEL-5 CEO Hino Akikiro and Moo-chan (also from LEVEL-5). There are plans to present new information, invite special guests, and possibly air new “high quality” Inazuma Eleven anime even before the new anime starts.

Inazuma Walk Vol. 0 Program Contents:
-Presentation on the all-new original anime
-Information on “Inazuma Eleven Ares”
-Full audio commentary on “Inazuma Eleven” episode 1
-Talk corner about secret information
-Presentation of the new super-dimensional projects to come!!


Source: Famitsu
Official site

News – New Inazuma Eleven details

I’ll be brief about this and just point you all to the Siliconera article which is translated from Game’s Talk. Looking good! We should be getting much more info during LEVEL-5’s VISION conference in July.

News – LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 Date and Program Contents Announced

LEVEL-5 has announced that Vision 2016 will take place July 27, 2016, with the subtitle -NEW HEROES-.

The main topics to be presented at the conference are (order not given)
-Presentation of cross-media project #5
-Presentation of cross-media project #4 “Snack World”
-Presentation of latest news for “Youkai Watch” series
-Presentation of mystery title “I…”
-Presentation of other new title(s) in development

Time: 15:30-17:00 JST (July 26 11:30pm-1am PST)

In addition, LEVEL-5 will stream a special Niconico stream on Friday, June 24 20:00 JST (4am Pacific timezone) to make a presentation about Youkai Watch 3rd series and the mystery title “I…”

The stream will be available to Niconico users when it begins.

(I expect a full majority of the June 24 stream to be about Youkai Watch though. I’ll be asleep and will catch up later~)

News – New Inazuma Eleven Series To Be Presented at LEVEL-5 VISION 2016

New Inazuma Eleven series is in the works and we will get more information on it during this year’s LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 conference! President Hino made an obvious hint back in March by indicating that the new work in one of his previous popular titles starts with “i”. Now with the character design reveal, as well as mentions of Avatars and time travel, there’s really no denying it or thinking it’s a troll.

While we should be getting a majority of the news during the conference itself (and probably a PV for the game), President Hino is already leaking bits of information about the new series on his Twitter once again, including a character design and
making a few notes about the new series: “The new ‘i’ will be more like the original without Avatars and time travel (it’s not the time to be laughing lol), but will still have new elements that I think will surprise you. Please look forward to it! Oh, and just for the record, it won’t be about the pro league.”

*edit* LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 conference date has not been announced yet, but I will post information about it when it is available!

News – Future of Inazuma Eleven

In a recent interview with Trendy Net Nikkei, LEVEL-5 President Akihiro Hino had some things to say about his work. The interview is mostly about Youkai Watch and breaking into the Smartphone market, but there is a section about his other titles and specifically Inazuma Eleven…:

If it doesn’t bring new interest to the table, there’s no point in selling it
He was asked to give his rating of LEVEL-5’s other titles in the year 2013
Pres Hino: Our company has a lot to think over when it comes to the Inazuma Eleven, Danball Senki, and Professor Layton series. I spoke with the staff about this as well, but it seemed like we were just milking as much as we could from our past fortune. We put out new titles like Youkai Watch and Fantasy Life, but even then we thought Inazuma Eleven could be our pillar of support through it all. But that was a naive thought.

I hadn’t intended to depend on any certain series in the first place. But I thought Inazuma Eleven would be fine regardless and continue to sell. But the world isn’t that easy. If you aren’t presenting something new, customers won’t laugh at the same joke every time. I think I was being a bit naive about that aspect.

Case in point, the latest works Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova, Danball Senki Wars, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, etc have lower sales numbers than their predecessors. In layman’s terms, people are tired of the same thing… Even if all these series have a future, there’s no point in making more if they present nothing new.

Each of these series have their niche fans, and it’s true that many are saying “I look forward to the next game!”, but if we can’t continue presenting them something new and interesting, even those fans will part ways. If those fans are going to say “I won’t buy it this time”, then we shouldn’t force ourselves to make it. Each team is doing their best to make things right now, but there’s no point if they don’t present something new. 

Inazuma Eleven Online that’s being made with NHN PlayArt is linked to this concept of new?
Pres Hino: This title is targeted for adult users. I feel that NHN would make an appealing online version of Inazuma Eleven. I’m helping them make the game with targeting the adult audience in mind.

What do you imagine next for Inazuma Eleven?
Pres Hino: I’d like to change the gameplay altogether. Along with making it interesting, the gameplay needs to be completely new. It can’t be just another game where you collect characters, have matches and have a new system. That just makes it the same as the previous games, so I’m aiming to change the essence of the gameplay next time. If we don’t change that, even if we release a Part 7, then people will say they’ll just keep playing Part 6 (Big Bang/Supernova).

First week sales of the games to put things into perspective:
1st week sales:
Inazuma Eleven (DS): 41,474
Inazuma Eleven 2 (DS): 280,597
Inazuma Eleven 3 (DS): 505,161
Inazuma Eleven 3 Ogre (DS): 175,604
Inazuma Eleven GO Shine/Dark (3DS): 135,259
Inazuma Eleven GO 2 Neppuu/Raimei (3DS): 168,179
Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova (3DS): 91,643

News – Preorder bonus for Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Preorder bonus for Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova has been announced:
-Treasure Data DVD Raimon Graduation Album
Covers all 6 series. Includes a booklet to reflect on all the memories! The booklet contains QR codes to obtain the players.
The DVD includes opening videos, line art (at least 300 illustrations), and a special message recording from the voice actors.
-From December 5 to January 13, you can download two rare Souls, Hakutou Washi (Bald Eagle) and Ginrou (Silver Wolf).
(Special Note: Preorder bonuses are very limited and the only likely places to get them are through AmazonJP or the official Inazuma shop, and neither ship overseas. A very unsure chance if CDJapan will have them.)

Official Site

Title: Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang
イナズマイレブンGO ギャラクシー ビッグバン

Console: Nintendo 3DS
Released: December 5, 2013
Buy Inazuma Eleven GO2 Galaxy Big Bang at
CDJapan | YesAsia

Title: Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Supernova
イナズマイレブンGO ギャラクシー スーパーノヴァ

Console: Nintendo 3DS
Released: December 5, 2013
Buy Inazuma Eleven GO2 Galaxy Supernova at
CDJapan | YesAsia

News – 2 Versions for Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy, LEVEL5 Vision 2013

Official Site has been updated announcing the two versions for upcoming 3DS game Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy:
Big Bang

Scheduled for release Winter 2013.

LEVEL5 Vision 2013 plans to hold a streaming version online when it takes place on August 26 (Mon).

Streaming through nico

News – LEVEL-5 15th Anniversary Download Sale Campaign

A huge number of LEVEL-5’s recent games (download version only) will be on sale from May 29-June 11, details on the official website!

Note: 3DS is region-locked so you’ll need a Japanese 3DS for the 3DS games. PSP/Vita/PS3 are region-free.
Apps are also region-locked as far as I know…

There will also be a character popularity poll for all characters from LEVEL-5 works (from the download contents) from May 29-June 24 (possible to change). The top 10 characters will get original wallpapers.
Poll here, vote once daily!

40 Inazuma Eleven stamps with original designs are now available on the smartphone app LINE (both Android/iPhone), for 170 yen (or 100 Line Coins)

Official Site

News – Artemis/Holy Road Game Tournament Scheduled March 2013

The official site for Artemis/Holy Road Chouzetsu Game Tournament has been opened with an opening date scheduled March 2013.
The official tournaments will be available for the following titles:
-Danball Senki Baku Boost (3DS)
-Danball Senki W (PSP/Vita)
-Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone Neppuu/Raimei
-Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013

President Hino has also stated that the event will dually function as a fan appreciation festival, with new information on upcoming games/anime for Inazuma Eleven (he mentions the theme is going back to the origin of things, but that there are still surprises awaiting), and a cryptic surprise with the characters

News – Inazuma Eleven Everyday!! coming as 3DS Download

Inazuma Eleven Everyday!!
3DS Software where users will be able to interact with chibi versions of the Inazuma Eleven characters by having conversations with them and giving them presents.

Inazuma Eleven Everyday!! will be available as a download from Japanese Club Nintendo (November 15, 2012 – March 31, 2013) FREE to members who have purchased and registered at least 2 of the following 4 games:
Inazuma Eleven 1, 2, 3!! Endou Mamoru Densetsu
Inazuma Eleven GO2 Chrono Stone Raimei
Inazuma Eleven GO2 Chrono Stone Neppuu
Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013
(registering all 4 will allow 2 separate downloads. Note however, Club Nintendo accounts can register each game only once. For example, 2 copies of Strikers 2013 cannot be registered to the same account, so getting only 2 copies of Strikers 2013 would not qualify to get Inazuma Eleven Everyday!!)

President Hino has also tweeted it quite a bit… |D
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