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Cougars sneak into Port Moody Millennium Line station

While TransLink usually deals with human fare evaders, two cougars managed to bypass security and wander the tracks on the Evergreen extension of the Millennium Line on Friday morning. In the security footage below, TransLink stated in their Facebook post that the felines triggered the guideway intrusion alarm as they walked through the Inlet Centre station in Port Moody.

The late night visit took place just after 4:00 am PDT, well after transit service concluded for the day. Transit staff checked track-side fences and involved the BC Conservation Officers for assistance. Inlet Centre station sits below Barnet Highway and is not elevated.

Cat red-handed… A pair of cougars set off the intrusion alarm last night at Inlet Station on the Evergreen Extension. The meow-nificent pair were spotted on CCTV walking along the guideway through the station! Morning staff searched the line and were unable to find the animals before morning service began. We're not pawsitive how the duo gained access to the guideway, and we will be inspecting fencing along the line to ensure there are no holes or obvious ways for wildlife to get inside. All stations have closed circuit cameras which allow us to see what triggers intrusion alarms at any point. While this incident involving cougars is a first, it's not uncommon to see wildlife on the system. Our staff worked closely with Conservation Officers for guidance and will closely watch the station for signs of the clawver cats return. ^sk

Posted by TransLink on Friday, April 21, 2017

Source: TransLink

Second season of Attack on Titan to air April 1, 2017

Attack on Titan season 2 promo

Promotional artwork for the second season of Attack on Titan

It’s no joke, the long-awaited second season of Attack on Titan has a date: Saturday, April 1st, 2017. The colossal creatures who devour hapless humans will also stream for fans in North America through FUNimation on the same day.

In this upcoming season, we learn that the titans terrorizing the last of humanity have kept many other, never before seen monsters at bay, including the Sasquatch-like beast titan. With Eren Jaeger’s power to transform into one of these fearsome beings, he just may turn the tide against the female titan… Japanese rock band Linked Horizon returns to perform the opening theme (they recorded the two intro songs in the first season). Perhaps we’ll finally get to see what Eren Jaeger’s key unlocks…

Attack on Titan airs in Japan on Tokyo MX and on MBS.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Twitter, FUNimation

Anime stars as Tokyo 2020 ambassadors

Even though the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are three years away, get ready to see more the sporting event’s ambassadors as they showcase the host city’s facilities and attractions. These ambassadors might look familiar — they’re popular anime characters!

The cast of characters include:

  • Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon
  • Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece
  • Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto: Shippuden
  • Goku from Dragon Ball
  • Asahina Mirai and Izayoi Riko from Pretty Cure
  • Astro Boy from Astro Boy
  • Shinnosuke Nohara from Crayon Shin-chan
  • Jibanyan from Yo-kai Watch

Merchandise featuring these animated heroes is already available online through the Tokyo 2020 Official Online Shop in the form of hats and t-shirts.

Tokyo 2020 Official Ambassadors

READY TO MEET Tokyo 2020 AMBASSADORS? 🇯🇵😍😍😍

Posted by Olympic Channel on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Source: Olympic Channel

First Fire Emblem Direct of 2017 shows off three new titles

Fire Emblem Echoes amiibo package

Packaging of the Alm and Celica amiibos compatible with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Missed the Fire Emblem Direct from earlier this afternoon? Watch the replay below for the latest updates of popular strategy based role-playing franchise that are coming to Nintendo consoles and mobile devices throughout this year and into 2018.

From last week’s Nintendo Switch event featuring a deeper look into the new system, Fire Emblem Direct expands one the title from the previous presentation along with a couple of other new titles on the Nintendo 3DS and mobile platforms.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake the 1992 Famicon (NES) classic, Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was only available in Japan. An upgraded experiences expands the gameplay element with improved dungeons and enemies. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be available for the Nintendo 3DS on May 19th, 2017. An amiibo figure two-pack of Alm and Celica will also launch on the same day.

Fire Emblem Warriors brings the Fire Emblem franchise into a whole new world of combat akin to that of The Legend of Zelda series in Hyrule Warriors. Koei Tecmo is working on this title for both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS consoles. Fire Emblem Warriors is slated for a fall 2017 release.

Roy from Fire Emblem: The Sealed Sword as he appears in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Roy from Fire Emblem: The Sealed Swordas he appears in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Fire Emblem Heroes is part of Nintendo’s expansion into the mobile world. The game is free to download and play, but will include in-app purchases. New characters Alfonse, Sharena, Veronica, and Anna join along familiar faces including Marth, Roy, Lyn, Lucina, Robin and Takumi. Fire Emblem Heroes is available on both the iOS devices through Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store for Android devices on February 2nd, 2017. An official web site is online with character information and details of availability by country.

Lastly, another Fire Emblem title is also coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch and is expected to launch sometime in 2018.

Sources: Nintendo, YouTube, Fire Emblem Heroes

Nintendo Switch launch details announced

Official box art of the Nintendo Switch.

Official box art of the Nintendo Switch.

We now know more information about the Nintendo Switch, including price and release date thanks to an hour-long online video presentation hosted by the Japanese gaming giant. On March 3rd, 2017, the Nintendo Switch will hit store shelves in Japan, Canada, the United States of America, much of Europe, and Hong Kong. In Japan, the console has a suggested retail price of ¥29,980 JPY, $299.99 USD in the United States and $399 CAD in Canada. Read the rest of this article…

Watch the Nintendo Switch presentation live

Nintendo is hosting a presentation this evening at 8:00 pm PST (11:00 pm PST) to give everyone a better look at its next console, the Switch.

Tune in below with live video straight from Japan (where it’s Friday afternoon) to see what Nintendo has in store for its new portable entertainment device.

Yu-Gi-Oh! movie coming to Landmark Cinemas in Canada

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions is coming to Landmark Cinema locations across Canada. It’s also being shown in US theatres as well, but only for a two-week period between Friday, January 27th through Thursday, February 9th, 2017. Exact Canadian dates were not made available.

With a story written by mangaka Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions sees the return of Yugi Muto with his pals Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner, and Bakura, along with the egotistical Seto Kaiba. One card is all it takes to change the tide of battle. It’s game on!

While the movie promoter has a list of available Landmark Cinemas locations, the theatre chain’s own web site makes no mention of the title at time of writing.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions premiered in Japanese theatres in April 2016.

Sources: Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! Tickets

Boruto anime announced for April 2017

Get ready for more ninja action with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations! This new anime series starts airing April 2017 on TV Tokyo in Japan according to a video uploaded to Crunchyroll’s Facebook page. The new show centres on Naruto’s son Boruto, Sasuke’s daughter Sarada and a third child named Mitsuki.

Boruto made his first appearance in his own feature movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie in 2015.

BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS PV

BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS was just announced at Jump Festa, starting broadcast in Japan this April 🎉

Posted by Crunchyroll on Friday, December 16, 2016

Source: Crunchyroll

New teaser for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The world of Hyrule is immense, and so far, we’ve only seen a fraction of the vast landscape in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now, a new video from Nintendo teases us with a look at the towns, new enemies, and someone who quite possibly could be the legendary princess.

An aging stone bridge. A rustic carnival tent offering entertainment within. An idyllic village, nestled in a rocky canyon, where laundry flaps gently in the wind. And as ominous music sets in, a hovering fortress from which new creatures strike forth from and rain ruin upon this beautiful countryside.

A new enemy shoots rays of death — akin to a Beamos if it were created by H.G. Wells. A once glorious town is reduced to rubble; the fountain with the Hylian crest crumbles under drab skies, swirling with smoke and death.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to launch in 2017 on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles.

Source: YouTube

Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie trailer released

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga series Fullmetal Alchemist is coming next year. The official movie web site unveiled a short teaser of the film with a tentative release in 2017.

The teaser video gives a tantalizing look into a world based on alchemy — where items are transmuted into something new using arcane drawings on them or under them. Two brothers, struggling to find a way to heal each other from an alchemy experiment gone wrong, embark on an adventure to save not only themselves, but their friends and homeland. Edward Elric makes a couple of short appearances in the video, along with his armour clad brother, Alphonse. The country of Amestris appears to modelled on a rustic European landscape, complete with an impressive steam locomotive. Even a chimera makes a vicious attack on the state alchemist Edward.

Directed by Fumihiko Sori, and produced with Warner Bros. Pictures, the known cast for Fullmetal Alchemist includes:

  • Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric
  • Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
  • Dean Fujioka as Colonel Roy Mustang
  • Ryuta Sato as Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes
  • Misako Renbutsu as Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye
  • Natsuki Harada as Gracia Hughes
  • Yo Oizumi as Shou Tucker
  • Jun Kunimura as Dr. Marco
  • Kohinata Fumiyo as General Hakuro
  • Yasuko Matsuyuki as Lust
  • Kanata Hongo as Envy
  • Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
  • Kenjiro Ishimaru as Father Cornello

Sources: Natalie, Fullmetal Alchemist Official Web Site, YouTube

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