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Steamforged Games Acquires Euthia

Steamforged Games, leading UK tabletop games developer and publisher (Monster Hunter World: The Board Game, DARK SOULS: The Board Game , Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game , Bardsung , Epic Encounters , and more) announce acquisition of the Euthia IP and a partnership with Czech studio, Diea Games, to resurrect the Euthia board game crowdfunding campaign that was cancelled in May  this year after raising over half a million dollars in just two days.  Euthia, rated 8.8 on BoardGameGeek and currently out-of-print, is an open-world fantasy sandbox RPG board game that initially ran on Kickstarter in 2020 and was well-received by the public. Described as Diablo-esque by reviewers, the game can be played competitively, solo, or cooperatively. News of the cancellation of the second crowdfunding campaign was felt throughout the tabletop community. With Steamforged's support, Diea Games are now able to realise their dream of becoming a full-time development studio and can continue their w

Songs From Evangelion, Other Anime Win JASRAC Awards

The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) announced on Tuesday that it has given the first-place award in the latest JASRAC Awards to "Zankoku na Tenshi no Teeze" ("Thesis of a Cruel Angel"), the opening theme for the 1995-1996 Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series. The song was sung by Yoko Takahashi, with lyrics by Neko Oikawa and composition by Hidetoshi Sato.

The song earned the gold prize for its continued royalties from online sales, pachinko and pachislo (pachinko parlor slot machine) games, karaoke, and other venues in 2010 — 15 years after its debut. The song garnered renewed popularity with Hideaki Anno and Khara's ongoing four-film remake of Gainax's television series.

JASRAC also handed out an International Award for the music that earned the most money overseas last year. Nine of the top 10 Japanese musical pieces in overseas royalties came from anime:

  • 1st place - Composer Kenichi Kamio for the theme song to Barbapapa
  • 2nd place - Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi for the background music for Dragon Ball Z
  • 3rd place - Composer Fumio Sebata for the background music for Kamen Rider Ryuki
  • 4th place - Composer Kuniaki Haishima for the background music for Monster
  • 5th place - Composer Shinji Miyazaki for the background music for Pok√©mon
  • 6th place - Composer Toshio Masuda for the background music for Naruto
  • 7th place - Composer Shigeto Mori for the background music for Anne of Green Gables
  • 8th place - Composer Shunsuke Kikuchi for the background music for Doraemon
  • 9th place - Composer Taku Iwasaki for the background music for Oban Star-Racers
  • 10th place - Composer Seiji Yokoyama for the background music for Saint Seiya


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