Dengeki PlayStation

Dengeki PlayStation (電撃PlayStation) is a Japanese gaming magazine published by ASCII Media Works (formerly MediaWorks). The magazine originally featured information pertaining to PlayStation video games, but since then has also incorporated information from PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable games. The magazine first went on sale in December 1994 as a special edition version of Dengeki G's Magazine.

Dengeki PlayStation cover
Dengeki PlayStation April 2007 issue featuring Kingdom Hearts II.

Special edition versions

Dengeki Girl's Style cover
Dengeki Girl's Style May 2007 issue.
Dengeki PS2
Dengeki PS2 was a special edition version of Dengeki PlayStation that was published about three or four times a year in irregular intervals. It was first published on January 22, 1997 under the title Dengeki PlayStation D, and was changed to the current title in September 2001 until its final issue on February 15, 2008. The magazine mainly featured information on the PlayStation 2, but also carried information about games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable as well.
Dengeki PSP
Dengeki PSP was another special edition version of Dengeki PlayStation that, like Dengeki PS2 was published only a few times a year and in irregular intervals. The magazine mainly features information on the PlayStation Portable, and was published between December 3, 2004 and October 21, 2011.
Dengeki Girl's Style
Dengeki Girl's Style (電撃Girl's Style) was the third special edition version of Dengeki PlayStation. It was first published under the title Dengeki PlayStation Girl's Style on December 4, 2003, but the title dropped the PlayStation in early 2007. The magazine was originally sold quarterly, but switched to a bimonthly publication on April 10, 2007, and became an independent magazine. The magazine began to be published monthly on April 10, 2012. The magazine mainly features information on otome and boy's love games, but also carries information on anime and manga geared towards a female audience. A special edition version titled Dengeki Girl's Style BL Version specifically covers information on shōnen-ai otome games and was first sold on June 30, 2008.
Dengeki Online D
Dengeki Online D was the fourth special edition version of Dengeki PlayStation which was first published between August 31 and December 21, 2007. The magazine covered online-capable video games for many different platforms, such as Final Fantasy XI and Monster Hunter Frontier, which were featured in the first issue.

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10,000 Bullets

10,000 Bullets, known in Japan as Tsukiyo ni Saraba (ツキヨニサラバ, lit. "Moonlit Shadow"), is an action/third-person shooter video game developed by Blue Moon Studio and published by Taito Corporation for the Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) video game console. It was released in Japan in 2005, and distributed in Europe by 505 GameStreet later that year. 10,000 Bullets follows an elite hitman named Crow, who works for an Italian mob family and has the innate power of the "gunslinger", allowing him to manipulate the flow of time in battle. The gameplay of 10,000 Bullets focuses on this ability, in which the player must slow down the action in order to avoid the waves of enemy assaults and other hazards.

10,000 Bullets was directed by Suikoden franchise creator Yoshitaka Murayama, who left Konami in 2002 and started his own development firm, Blue Moon Studio, shortly thereafter. Accompanied by Spriggan illustrator Ryōji Minagawa and composers Yasunori Mitsuda and Miki Higashino, Murayama began producing 10,000 Bullets about a half a year after founding the new company. Murayama had wanted to create an action-shooter even before the Suikoden series. 10,000 Bullets was met with poor sales in Japan and a mediocre response from import reviewers. Critics found the game to be unoriginal and noted camera problems, but enjoyed the action sequences.

Dengeki G's Magazine

Dengeki G's Magazine (電撃G's magazine) is a Japanese magazine published by ASCII Media Works (formerly MediaWorks) and sold monthly on the thirtieth that primarily contains information on bishōjo games, but also includes an entire section on anime based on bishōjo games, and serializes manga and light novels based on such games. The "G's" in the title stands for "Gals" and "Games". The magazine is known for hosting reader participation games whose outcome is directly influenced by the people who read the magazine; such games include Sister Princess, and Strawberry Panic!. Dengeki G's Magazine first went on sale on December 26, 1992 with the February 1993 issue under the title Dengeki PC Engine, which changed to the current title in 2002. A special edition spin-off version called Dengeki G's Festival! is published in irregular intervals and each issue focuses on a specific bishōjo game. Four other special edition versions under the Festival! name are Dengeki G's Festival! Comic, Dengeki G's Festival! Deluxe, Dengeki G's Festival! Anime, and Dengeki Festival! Heaven. Dengeki G's Magazine's sister magazine is Dengeki Girl's Style, which publishes information on otome games, targeted towards females.

Despite the self-describing "magazine" description, the publication has over 350 pages an issue. About half of the magazine pages are colored and contain information about games or anime; the remaining pages, placed at the end of the magazine, are serialized manga series. Unlike typical Japanese publications, pages are turned from right to left for the first half of the magazine, but this is switched to the traditional left to right configuration when reading the manga series. Dengeki G's Magazine celebrated its fifteenth year of publication in 2007 and its 200th release with the October 2007 issue.

Grand Kingdom

Grand Kingdom is a 2015 tactical role-playing game developed by Monochrome Corporation for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Hōkago Play

Hōkago Play (放課後プレイ, Hōkago Purei, lit. Afterschool Play) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rendou Kurosaki. The manga follow various couples in Japan who usually spend their free time playing and talking about video games and how their relationships progress in 4koma style.

The manga is serialized in Dengeki PlayStation since October 26, 2007. As of January 2018, 8 tankōbon volumes have been published by Dengeki Comics. In March 2010, a drama CD was released by Geneon Entertainment.

Kanako Takatsuki

Kanako Takatsuki (高槻 かなこ, Takatsuki Kanako, born September 25, 1993) is a Japanese singer and voice actress from Hyōgo Prefecture. She is currently affiliated with Amuse and her single is released under label Victor Entertainment.

List of magazines published by ASCII Media Works

This is a list of magazines published by the Japanese publishing company ASCII Media Works. After the merger of ASCII and MediaWorks on April 1, 2008, the two companies' active magazines continued publication. Most of their magazines center on anime, manga, bishōjo games, or video games. A large number of ASCII Media Works' magazines carry the title Dengeki (電撃, meaning electric shock) which precedes the title of a given magazine; the Dengeki label is also used on publishing imprints, and contests held by the company, making it a well-known trademark for ASCII Media Works. Other magazines focus on computers and information technology.

List of magazines published by MediaWorks

This is a list of magazines that had been published by the Japanese publishing company MediaWorks, which has since become ASCII Media Works. Most of their magazines centered on anime, manga, bishōjo games, or video games. The vast majority of MediaWorks' magazines carried the title Dengeki (電撃, meaning electric shock) which preceded the title of a given magazine; the Dengeki label was also used on publishing labels, and contests held by the company, making it a well-known trademark for MediaWorks.

Media Create

Media Create (株式会社メディアクリエイト, Kabushiki Gaisha Media Kurieito) is a Japanese company that gathers and analyzes data from the digital entertainment industry, specifically focusing on the Japanese console gaming market. Business operations include publishing, market research and consulting. It is a popular website for people interested in learning the latest video game software and hardware sales figures from Japan.

Nights of Azure

Nights of Azure (Japanese: よるのないくに, Hepburn: Yoru no Nai Kuni, lit. "Land Without Night") is a 2015 action role-playing video game developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows. The PlayStation 4 version received a North American release on March 29, 2016, with a European release following on April 1, 2016.The game was followed up by a sequel titled Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, released August 2017 in Japan, and October 2017 worldwide.

Slayers Wonderful

Slayers Wonderful (スレイヤーズわんだほ, Sureiyāzu wandaho) is a role-playing video game developed and released by Banpresto for the PlayStation in 1998 exclusively in Japan. It features key voice actors from the Slayers anime versions and a story supervised by the Slayers author Hajime Kanzaka. The game was a big commercial success but received mixed critical reception.

Steins;Gate Elite

Steins;Gate Elite is a visual novel video game in the Science Adventure series. It was developed by 5pb. for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows, and was released in 2018 in Japan and in 2019 internationally. It is an updated, fully animated version of the 2009 game Steins;Gate, using footage from the anime adaptation of the original game along with newly produced animation by White Fox.

The game was created from the desire of its planner, Chiyomaru Shikura, to evolve the visual novel genre: he was influenced by the fully animated game series Yarudora, but as high development costs and a long production time would have prevented a full-length animated visual novel, it was decided to create a game that reused already existing animation.

Sunaho Tobe

Sunaho Tobe (戸部 淑, Tobe Sunaho, born November 16, 1972) is a Japanese freelance illustrator and character designer.

She began her career with the video game company Compile. During her time at Compile, she designed the characters for the company's DiskStation games Apple Sauce: Anoko to Natsu Matsuri and Float Land no Otogi Banashi, and illustrated numerous projects for the company.

She later left Compile and became a freelance illustrator, working on numerous projects, including illustrating light novels and designing games for companies such as Sting. In 2005, she provided the character designs to the anime series Zettai Shōnen.

Tales of Legendia

Tales of Legendia (Japanese: テイルズ オブ レジェンディア, Hepburn: Teiruzu Obu Rejendia), is a role-playing video game that was developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation 2 as the seventh main title in their Tales series. Originally released in Japan in August 2005, it was later made available in English in North America in February 2006. The game was created by a development team known collectively as "Project MelFes", which was composed of members of Namco's Tales Studio along with developers from the company's Tekken and Soulcalibur fighting game series. It features character designs from anime artist Kazuto Nakazawa and music from composer Go Shiina, as well as songs performed by Do As Infinity, Donna Burke, and Kanon. Its producers gave it the characteristic genre name RPG Where Bonds Spin Legends (絆が伝説を紡ぎだすRPG, Kizuna ga densetsu o tsumugidasu RPG).

The game is set in a fantasy world covered in water, taking place entirely on a gigantic ship that is actually a remnant of an ancient civilization. Players assume the role of a young man named Senel, who must rescue his sister from individuals who believe her to be a prophesied savior, while the mysteries of his world begin to unravel before him. It received mostly mixed reviews upon its release in North America, with critics routinely commending the title's music while panning its derivative plot and tedious pace, and would sell approximately 397,000 copies worldwide.

Zero (Drakengard)

Zero (ゼロ, Zero) is the protagonist and playable character of the 2013 action role-playing game Drakengard 3, the third main entry in the Drakengard series, developed by Access Games and published by Square Enix. She also appeared in the arcade game Lord of Vermilion III. Zero is an Intoner, one of six god-like beings who control magic through their singing abilities. In trying to destroy the flower that gave birth to her powers and tried to use her to destroy humanity, she sets out to kill the five other Intoners spawned from her body by the flower to carry out its mission, referred to as her sisters.

Zero was created by Taro Yoko, the game's director and co-writer, and designed by Kimihiko Fujisaka. Yoko wanted an unusual type of protagonist that had not been featured very often in games. Fujisaka crafted her to emulate the dark tones of the series, although he also added features to create a feminine vibe, such as the flower in her eye. Despite being criticized for her characterization and personality, she has also been praised for her interactions with the other characters and for standing out among video game protagonists. Fans of the Drakengard series in Japan have also received her positively.

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