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Month: January 2018

Wednesday News- January 31, 2018

Wednesday News- January 31, 2018

News-

Review: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School- Future Arc BD+ DVD- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/danganronpa-3/the-end-of-hope-peak-high-school-future-arc/bd-dvd/.126723
Anime-
  • Napping Princess BD/DVD
  • Napping Princess DVD
  • Project ARMS DVD
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless BD
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless DVD
    Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Premium Box Set BD/DVD

Manga-

  • Akame ga KILL! Graphic Novel (GN) 13
  • Baccano! GN 1
  • Black Butler GN 25
  • A Certain Magical Index GN 12
  • The Full-Time Wife Escapist GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Gabriel Dropout GN 2
  • Giant Killing GN 10 (Digital Only)
  • Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia GN 2
  • Immortal Hounds GN 6
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria GN 2
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight GN 3
  • Kuma Miko GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Kuzumi-kun Can’t You Read the Room? GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Living-Room Matsunaga-san GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Maria Holic GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Murciélago GN 5
  • Now Playing GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Oh, My Sweet Alien! GN
  • Overlord GN 5
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest GN
  • Plum Crazy! Tales of A Tiger-Striped Cat GN 4
  • Real Girl GN 12 (Digital Only)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero GN 2
  • The Royal Tutor GN 5
  • Sekirei GN 14 (Digital Only)
  • Sword Art Online: Progressive GN 6
  • To Love-Ru Omnibus GN 3-4
  • To Love Ru Darkness GN 2
  • Until Your Bones Rot GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Val x Love GN 1
  • Welcome to the Ballroom GN 9

Other-

  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Novel 4
  • Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Novel 1 (Digital Only)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy PlayStation 4 Game
  • My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Novel 4
  • Overlord Novel 6 (Hardcover)
  • Power Rangers Seijuu Sentai Gingaman DVD
  • Strike the Blood Novel 8

 

Manga Monday- Snow White with the Red Hair

Manga Monday- Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair is a Japanese shōjo manga written by Sorata Akizuki. It was serialized in Hakusensha’s bi-monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa DX but has since moved to monthly LaLa and is published in collected volumes by Hakusensha.

Plot

Shirayuki is a normal herbalist in the kingdom of Tanbarun with one unique feature: her beautiful red hair. Due to her unusual hair color, Shirayuki was raised to always be careful of showing her hair in new surroundings and grew to be an independent young woman. However, her hair gets her noticed by Prince Raj, who orders her to become his concubine. Refusing his orders, she cuts her hair and leaves it behind as part of what he wanted and escapes to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. On her way there, she meets and befriends Prince Zen and his two aides Mitsuhide and Kiki. When Zen is poisoned by an apple meant for Shirayuki gifted by Raj, Shirayuki successfully obtains the antidote and decides to accompany the trio to Clarines. Shortly thereafter, Shirayuki passes an exam for a position to train in the palace as a herbalist. Shirayuki and her friends find a place in Clarines and carries out her duties as a court herbalist. Over the course of the story, Zen and Shirayuki begin to fall in love with each other and eventually begin a romantic relationship, in spite of opposition due to their difference in social status.

Manga

The manga was serialized in Hakusensha’s monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa DX in 2006 but has since moved to LaLa and is published in collected volumes by Hakusensha. As of April 2017, 17 volumes have been published in Japan. It has been licensed in France by Kana and in Taiwan by Sharp Point Press. The eleventh volume ranked 21st in Oricon’s weekly manga ranking for the week of January 6.

Film Friday- The Record of Lodoss War

Film Friday- The Record of Lodoss War

Anime

  • 1990 Record of Lodoss War  13 episode OVA
  • 1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight 27 episode TV series
  • 1998 Welcome to Lodoss Island!  3-part parodic movie
  • 2014 Record of Lodoss War: Is That Delicious?  13 episode TV series

Home video releases

The original OVA series and the TV series had both been released in North America through Central Park Media on VHS and on DVD. The OVA and TV series were slated for a Blu-ray release through Media Blasters, but they have now dropped all plans to re-release the series. On April 14, 2017, Funimation announced their license to both the OVA series and the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight TV series and will release the OVA on both Blu-ray and DVD and the TV series on DVD in one set on July 18, 2017

Record of Lodoss War recounts the adventures of a youth by the name of Parn, the son of a dishonored knight. Part of his motivation for adventuring is to find out what happened to his father, and to restore his family’s honor. Despite his inexperience, Parn is considered the leader, who is accompanied by his childhood best friend Etoh, his friend and sometimes advisor Slayn (and later by Slayn’s lover Leylia), and his newfound mentor Ghim. They are accompanied by Parn’s romantic interest, the high elf Deedlit, who comes from the Forest of No Return seeking an answer to her people’s isolationism and an end to what she sees as a slow march to extinction; and a thief named Woodchuck. Throughout the series, Parn comes into contact with friends and foes alike. His allies include King Kashue, King Fahn, Shiris, and Orson; his enemies include Emperor Beld, Ashram, and the evil necromancer Wagnard.

The manga adaption and its anime derivative Chronicles of the Heroic Knight continues the adventures of Parn for the first eight episodes, but then focuses on Spark and his adventures to complete a quest tasked onto him to protect Neese, the daughter of Slayn and Leylia. He is accompanied by his own cast of friends in the form of Leaf, Garrack, Greevus, Aldo, and Ryna. The television series shares similarities with the plot of the OVA, such as Wagnard seeking to kidnap Neese in order to use her as a reagent for the resurrection of Naneel, a priestess and the Avatar of Kardis who was slain by Leylia’s mother, the high priestess Neese a short time after the battle with the demonic god. Leylia was the reincarnation of Naneel, but when she lost her virginity she was no longer capable of being the doorway or reagent needed to unseal Naneel.

The third series, Legend of Crystania, places the former villain Ashram into the seat of a would-be hero who is placed under a spell by a “god beast” of Crystania. The series then focuses on Pirotess, his dark elven lover, as she tries to find a way to free him from the clutches of the spell and to restore him back to his living self.

Wednesday News- January 24, 2018

Wednesday News- January 24, 2018

News-

Review: The Violet Knight volume 2- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/the-violet-knight/ebook-2/.126444

Shelf Life: Clannad and Clanned After Story- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2018-01-22/.126717

Review: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Limiteds Edition Bd + DVD- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-crystal/season-iii/limited-edition-bd-dvd/.126716

Boys Over Flowers Season 2 Manga Inspires Live-Action Series- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-23/boys-over-flowers-season-2-manga-inspires-live-action-series/.126828

Anime-

  • Ace Attorney Part 1 BD/DVD
  • Terra Formars BD/DVD
  • Typhoon Noruda Season BD

Manga-

  • Astra Lost in Space GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Boys Over Flowers Season 2 GN 7 (Digital Only)
  • Domestic Girlfriend GN 15 (Digital Only)
  • élDLIVE GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Fairy Tail GN 63
  • Frau Faust GN 3
  • Golden Time GN 9
  • Hatsune Miku Presents: Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise! GN 2
  • Hour of the Zombie GN 6
  • I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World GN 4 (Digital Only)
  • Made in Abyss GN 1
  • Masamune-kun’s Revenge GN 7
  • My Boyfriend in Orange GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • My Neighbor Seki GN 10
  • Non Non Biyori GN 9
  • One-Punch Man GN 13 (Digital Only)
  • Orange Future GN
  • Pitch-Black Ten GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • PTSD Radio GN 3 (Digital Only)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins GN 24

Other-

  • Dragon Ball Fighterz PS4/Xbox One/PC Game
  • Monster Hunter: World PS4/Xbox One

Other Tuesday- The Record of Lodoss War Light Novels

Other Tuesday- The Record of Lodoss War Light Novels

The first volume forms the basis for the first eight episodes of the Record of Lodoss War OVA series, as well as the Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch manga series. The second was also adapted in manga form, and as a four-CD radio drama. The final five episodes of the OVA series are loosely based on the story told across the third and fourth novels and, having caught up with the ongoing novelization at that point, feature an original ending. The Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight TV series is a more faithful adaptation of volumes three to seven. The first collection of short stories was adapted into the Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit’s Tale manga series.

Mizuno later went on to pen two new series of novels: a prequel titled Legend of Lodoss (1994 to 2002) and a sequel titled Record of Lodoss War Next Generation (1998 to 2006), the first of which forms the basis for the Record of Lodoss War: The Lady of Pharis manga series.

Record of Lodoss War Online

The Japanese online game company GameOn announced that it acquired the global license to make an online game for computers and mobile phones based on the Record of Lodoss War fantasy franchise from Kadokawa Production and Slowcurve. Ryo Mizuno, the novelist and co-creator of the franchise, will serve as a supervisor on the development of the online game. GameOn plans to release the game outside Japan. GameOn also said that the new game will not be browser-based. The game, Record of Lodoss War Online was released in February 2016.

Manga Monday- The Record of Lodoss War

Manga Monday- The Record of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War is a franchise of fantasy novels by Ryo Mizuno based on the work he originally created for a world called Forcelia as a rules-free setting for role-playing games (RPGs). There have since been multiple manga, anime and computer game adaptations, several of which have been translated into English. The plots generally follow the conventions and structure of the RPG systems including Dungeons & Dragons and Sword World RPG, in which several characters of distinct types undertake a specific quest.

Manga

 

  • The Grey Witch 3 volumes, art by Yoshihiko Ochi
  • The Demon of Flame 2 volumes, art by Ayumi Saito
  • The Lady of Pharis 2 volumes, art by Akihiro Yamada
  • Chronicles of the Heroic Knight 6 volumes, art by Masato Natsumoto
  • Welcome to Lodoss Island 3 volumes, four panel manga, art by Hyakuyashiki Rei
  • Deedlit’s Tale 2 volumes, art by Setsuko Yoneyama
  • Legend of Crystania  3 volumes, art by Akira Himekawa
  • The Grey Witch 3 volumes, art by Tomomasa Takuma

The manga adaption and its anime derivative Chronicles of the Heroic Knight continues the adventures of Parn for the first eight episodes, but then focuses on Spark and his adventures to complete a quest tasked onto him to protect Neese, the daughter of Slayn and Leylia. He is accompanied by his own cast of friends in the form of Leaf, Garrack, Greevus, Aldo, and Ryna. The television series shares similarities with the plot of the OVA, such as Wagnard seeking to kidnap Neese in order to use her as a reagent for the resurrection of Naneel, a priestess and the Avatar of Kardis who was slain by Leylia’s mother, the high priestess Neese a short time after the battle with the demonic god. Leylia was the reincarnation of Naneel, but when she lost her virginity she was no longer capable of being the doorway or reagent needed to unseal Naneel.

 

Film Friday- Princess Jellyfish

Film Friday- Princess Jellyfish

An 11-episode anime television series based on the manga was produced by Brain’s Base and aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block between October and December 2010. The anime has been licensed by Funimation. A live-action film adaptation premiered in Japan on December 27, 2014. A live-action drama series will premiere in January 2018.

Anime

An 11-episode anime television series adaptation produced by Brain’s Base and directed by Takahiro Omori aired in Japan between October 15 and December 31, 2010 on Fuji Television’s Noitamina programming block. Four BD/DVD compilation volumes were released from January to April 2011, and each volume contained a bonus anime short. The opening theme is “Koko Dake no Hanashi” by Chatmonchy and the ending theme is “Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure” by Sambomaster. Music in the anime was composed by Makoto Yoshimori.

Funimation simulcasted the series on its video streaming website as part of their deal with Fuji TV; the first two episodes premiered on October 28, 2010. Funimation later licensed the series in North America in response to positive feedback from a fan survey posted on their Facebook page and released the series on BD/DVD on February 28, 2012. The series made its North American television debut on September 11, 2012 on the Funimation Channel.

Characters

Tsukimi Kurashita 

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese); Maxey Whitehead (English), Rena Nōnen (live-action film)
Tsukimi is an 18-year-old otaku girl who lives in Tokyo and wants to be an illustrator. Influenced by her late mother, she has a love for all kinds of jellyfish and is quite knowledgeable about them. She is the only resident of Amamizukan who knows Kuranosuke’s true gender. Like the other Amars, she has a fear of stylish people and will usually petrify in their presence. Tsukimi has a pet spotted jellyfish named Clara. Much to her chagrin, she often receives temporary makeovers from Kuranosuke; in these states, she becomes beautiful and Shū falls for her. She reciprocates Shū’s feelings but she is led to think that he is in love with Shōko Inari. She grows to be very comfortable around Kuranosuke when he is cross-dressing to the point she nearly forgets his gender, but conversely she gets very nervous whenever he is in his “boy” state in front of her.

Kuranosuke Koibuchi 

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English), Masaki Suda (live-action film)
Kuranosuke is the son of a rich political family. He uses the alias “Kurako” in front of the other Amars to hide his gender. He enjoys cross-dressing, to the chagrin of his family. Unlike the rest of his family, he does not find politics interesting at all and desires to get into fashion. He is constantly looking for the address of his mother, who gave birth to him after having an affair with his father, hoping to see at least once more the wardrobe she kept with so much passion. After meeting Tsukimi and helping her rescue Clara from a pet store, he starts paying her visits, finding her more interesting than anything else in his life. Throughout his life he has been popular with pretty girls, thus he almost cannot believe it when he starts realizing he may have feelings for Tsukimi.

Wednesday News- January 17, 2018

Wednesday News- January 17, 2018

News-

Your Daily Streaming Reviews Schedule: Winter 2018- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/site-news/2018-01-15/your-daily-streaming-reviews-schedule-winter-2018/.126439

Dragon Ball Super English Dub Adds Cast for ‘Future Trucks’ Arc- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-01-16/dragon-ball-super-english-dub-adds-cast-for-future-trunks-arc/.126506

Review: Orange Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/orange/limited-edition-blu-ray/dvd/.126467

Anime-

  • Berserk Season 1 BD/DVD
  • Berserk Season 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • The Cat Returns BD/DVD
  • The Cat Returns DVD
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 BD/DVD
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 Limited Edition BD/DVD
  • The Morose Mononokean BD/DVD
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas BD/DVD
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas DVD
  • Whisper of the Heart BD/DVD
    Whisper of the Heart DVD

Manga-

  • A Certain Scientific Accelerator GN 7
  • Chihayafuru GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Children of the Whales GN 2
  • Deathtopia GN 8 (Digital Only)
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life GN 5 (Digital Only)
  • Fire Punch GN 1
  • Juana in the Seven Kingdoms of the Dragonewts GN 1
  • Kasane GN 9 (Digital Only)
  • Maria Holic GN 13
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers GN 4
  • My Monster Secret GN 9
  • Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn GN 9
  • The Prince’s Black Poison GN 2 (Digital Only)
  • Real Girl GN 11 (Digital Only)
  • RWBY GN
  • Terra Formars GN 20
  • Waiting for Spring GN 4
  • Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty GN 2

Other-

  • Digimon Story: Cybersleuth – Hacker’s Memory PlayStation 4/PlayStation Vita Game
  • Kirby: Battle Royale Nintendo 3DS Game
  • Playing to Win in a VRMMO Novel 6 (Digital Only)
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition PlayStation 4 Game

Manga Monday- Princess Jellyfish

Manga Monday- Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish is a Japanese josei (a manga written with older teen girls and women in mind) manga series written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. It was serialized in Kodansha’s manga magazine Kiss from October 2008 to August 2017. The manga is licensed in North America by Kodansha Comics USA.

Plot

Princess Jellyfish centers on Amamizukan, an apartment building in Tokyo, where the only tenants are otaku women, and where no men are allowed. While each character has her own particular fixation, the protagonist is Tsukimi Kurashita, whose love of jellyfish stems from memories of her deceased mother taking her to an aquarium and linking the lace-like tendrils of jellyfish to the dresses of princesses. Tsukimi hopes to become an illustrator and is an awkward girl terrified of social interaction, attractive people and the prospect of formal work.

The other tenants of Amamizukan are the same, being NEETs who refer to themselves as the “Amars” (nuns). Tsukimi meets the stylish Kuranosuke Koibuchi, the illegitimate son of a politician, who cross-dresses to avoid the obligations of politics and to feel closer to his mother. Tsukimi keeps the secret of his masculinity from her man-hating housemates, even as she is troubled by the intimacy of having a man in her room at times.

Amamizukan’s neighborhood is under threat of redevelopment, as opportunists aim to turn the quaint area into a more cosmopolitan region, with many of the buildings being demolished to make room for hotels and shopping centers. Although Amamizukan’s tenants fear and loathe attractive people, they are helped by Kuranosuke who does not want to see Amamizukan destroyed.

Manga

Kuragehime began as a manga written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Kiss manga magazine from October 25, 2008 in the 21st issue of that year to August 25, 2017 in the October issue of that year. Kodansha released the series in 17 tankōbon volumes from March 13, 2009 to November 13, 2017. Kodansha Comics USA licensed the manga for release in North America, which are being released in omnibus editions containing two volumes each starting in March 2016. Crunchyroll has also added the manga to its web distribution service. The manga is also licensed by Star Comics in Italy, and Akata in France.

Film Friday- Parasyte

Film Friday- Parasyte

An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse, titled Parasyte -the maxim-, aired in Japan between October 2014 and March 2015. The English-language dub aired on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in America between October 2015 and April 2016. The manga has been adapted into two live-action films in Japan in 2014 and 2015.

Plot

Parasyte centers on a male 17-year-old high school student named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan. One night, strange worm-like creatures with drills as a ‘head’ called Parasytes appear on Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasite attempts to crawl into Shinichi’s nose while he sleeps, but fails as Shinichi wakes up, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead. In the Japanese version, it takes over his right hand and is named Migi, after the Japanese word for ‘right’; Tokyopop’s version-(English dub), in which the images are flipped horizontally, has the Parasite take over Shinichi’s left hand and it is named Lefty.

Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from travelling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasites, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasites who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi’s human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasites, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi’s help.

Parasites

The series’ antagonists, the Parasites are creatures of unknown origin which start off as worm-like creatures that instinctively enter the body of the nearest life form and travel to the brain to completely assimilate it while destroying the host’s identity in the process. From there, using the vital organs of the host bodies to survive, the Parasites would be driven with a need to kill humans and Parasites with failed host bodies. After assimilating their host, Parasites exhibit a variety of abilities that make them dangerous adversaries: the immediate area around their entry site (typically the head) is morphed into a versatile “parasite tissue” which can take a variety of offensive and defensive forms, and a parasite that successfully takes over a host’s brain can then maximize the physical potential of that host. In general, Parasite intelligence is comparable to humans, though their thought process is strictly rational and cold, with very little emotion. They are also capable of learning extremely quickly depending on their environment – Migi, for example, mastered Japanese after one night of reading books on the subject. While most Parasites initially acted alone, causing a chain of multiple grisly deaths coined the “mincemeat murders”, they eventually form groups for safety in numbers. By the time of the final chapter, Shinichi speculating that they might have been created as an evolutionary countermeasure to humans, the surviving Parasites are assumed to have gone into hiding and adopt themselves further into human society to keep their activities to a minimum.

Reiko Tamura
An extremely intelligent, calculating Parasite and one of the story’s main antagonists. She originally infected and took on the identity of a woman named Ryōko Tamiya, one of Shinichi’s high school teachers while suggesting a beneficial ceasefire. Unlike most of her kind, she is motivated by scientific inclinations with a drive to understand her kind’s biology, origin, and purpose. She learned that she is pregnant with a normal human infant as a consequence of being impregnated by Mr. A, deeming it interesting while forced to quit to avoid unwanted attention resulting from it. Though she intended to kill Shinichi soon after, she lets him and Migi live unmolested largely because she finds them an interesting anomaly worthy of study. After killing off Ryōko’s parents when they saw through her, the Parasite alters her face and creates the identity of “Reiko Tamura” while aligning herself with Takeshi Hirokawa. She eventually gives birth to Mr. A’s baby and later kills three of her fellow Parasites when they deemed her actions with a hired detective a threat to their plans. It was after Reiko killed the maddened detective to save her child that she allowed the police to brutally gun her down in a park instead of trying to resist or escape. The baby survives because of her protection and decision not to fight back against or run away from the police.
Tamura is portrayed by Eri Fukatsu in the film.
Mr. B
A Parasite who attacks Shinichi and tries to coerce Migi into relocating to his arm in order to extend his own lifespan. To his surprise, Migi kills him on the pretense that relocation is too risky to try.
Mr. A 
An highly aggressive Parasite formerly aligned with Reiko Tamura. When first introduced, he (or rather, his host body) fathers a child with Reiko as part of the latter’s experiment. Described by Migi as “not one of our smart ones” and called a fool by Reiko, Mr. A is extremely impulsive and animalistic. He has little capacity for subtlety or deception, and no qualms about killing humans in the presence of numerous witnesses. Shinichi is forced to battle Mr. A when he attempts to hunt Shinichi down and kill him at school. Though Shinichi and Migi mortally wound him, they are forced to flee before they could kill him. Mr. A attempts to find Reiko to transfer himself to her body and survive, but she rigs the room to explode to completely destroy him to preserve her human cover.
Hideo Shimada
Hideo is a Parasite with a teenager’s body who decides to integrate with human society. Hideo enrolls in Shinichi’s high school on Reiko’s suggestion and expresses a desire to become friends with Shinichi, who does not trust him. Although Hideo is a relatively peaceful Parasite, he has no qualms about brutalizing or even killing bullies who try to start fights with him, and he continues to hunt humans despite claiming to be learning to eat like a person. But when Yuko uncovered his secret and confronts him about it, Hideo ends up being exposed to paint-thinner during the confrontation as Yuko manages to escape. The paint-thinner’s chemical make-up disrupts Hideo’s Parasite cells, causing him to go on an involuntary killing spree across the school. He is killed after he escapes to the roof, when Shinichi, using Migi to enhance his right arm’s strength, throws a well-aimed stone through his chest, destroying his heart.
Shimada is played by Masahiro Higashide in the film.