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06. Sep, 2005 12:22 (HKT)

Shipping today: Tokyo Bus Guide 2, Fighting for One Piece, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (PS2™), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence International Version (DVD), Kumi Koda's new single Promise / Star, Berwick Saga soundtrack & more


From the publisher: Fulfill your childhood dreams to become a public transport driver!

Tokyo Bus Guide 2 allows you be become the bus driver you have always wanted to be when you were young, a dream come true type of game.

There is an exceptionally long list of things to do as a driver to ensure the safe ferrying of passengers to their destinations. You will need to open the door for passengers, listen to the radio communication, set directional indicator and more. One of the key principles of the game is the requirement to obey all traffic safety regulations and to send passengers to their destination on time. With the strong support of the Tokyo Traffic Department, all types of buses are present in their original form and all roads are actual roads that exist in reality! We welcome you to come and enjoy a ride of the public bus!

There are 18 routes for gamers to choose from, including to and from routes with morning, afternoon and night scenes. The actual routes that are being used are "Return Route No. 96", "Morning Route No. 81", "Up Route No. 23", etc. Each bus stop also looks similar to the actual one.

2 modes of game play are available: Drivers Mode and Isho Mode. In the Drivers Mode, gamers can choose from 3 main routes to drive on. In addition, if you are unfamiliar with the Tokyo traffic safety regulations, you can practice step by step how to drive a public bus; there are 12 types of practice to select from. In the Isho Mode, you can challenge 20 different topics, from S reverse to spot parking and more. In addition, you can also challenge against time by driving the loop bus service.


Tokyo Bus Guide 2 for PlayStation2™ is in stock today shipping as Asia release version at US$ 49.90 only. The Japanese release version is expected in a few days. Also in stock today is the Tokyo Funky Soul Bus soundtrack album published by Sony Music at US$ 11.90 only.



Based on the popular Japanese anime series "One Piece" comes another PlayStation2™ release, this time a 1 one 1 fighting game, published by Bandai. The game features a command based super combo system. Once the combo is triggered, you have to input the commands listed on screen within the time limit to execute the powerful super combos. The game includes the latest characters from the manga series, such as Franky and Aokiji from the Water Seven Saga.

The latest One Piece based video game release - Fighting for One Piece - is exclusively available for PlayStation2™ only and in stock today at US$ 64.90 only.


  • More than 100 One Piece related items available at Play-Asia.com.



    Further new video game and toy related arrivals in stock today:

    Generation of Chaos Next (IF Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
    Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (Ultimate Hits)ASIA US$ 29.90 sold
    Bleach DX Figure - Renji US$ 19.90 sold
    Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Private Tamama US$ 17.90 sold




    From the publisher: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally-acclaimed cyber thriller about a quest for a killer that becomes a mind-bending search for the meaning of life.

    The long-awaited sequel to Ghost in the Shell, Innocence follows cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. There are no easy answers in a futuristic world where the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction.

    Innocence is a philosophical thrill-ride through the darkest regions of human - and inhuman - nature, combining full-throttle action, cutting-edge animation, and the most provocative story in recent memory.

    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (International Version) is in stock today shipping at US$ 37.90 only. This DTS RC2 encoded 16:9 Wide Screen 2-disc Edition supports English, Japanese, French, Taiwanese and Korean subtitles along with the original Japanese audio.

  • More Ghost in the Shell related items.



    Promise / Star is Kumi Koda's 18th single release, followed after her previous releases "Butterfly" and "Flower", which were both listed on the first page of the Japanese charts.

    The first song from this single release "Promise" is the Ending Theme of the Japanese Asahi TV Show "Telechika", while the second song "Star" is the Title Song of Marvelous' upcoming Nintendo DS™ game Urusei Yatsura: Endless Summer.

    Kumi Koda's latest single release Promise / Star [CD+DVD] is in stock today at US$ 17.90 only. The single is also available as standard CD release at US$ 9.90 respectively.

    Also make sure to preorder her upcoming compilation album Best -first things- (available as standard and CD+DVD Limited Edition release), shipping on September 21st.

  • Explore more titles from Kumi Koda.



    New video game and anime related soundtracks in stock today:

    Berwick Saga Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.90 sold
    Honey and Clover Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 sold
    Music from and Inspired by the Game Heavy Metal Thunder The RecordingsJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
    Sakura Taisen V - Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo - Music Collection New York OngakukanJPN US$ 33.90 sold
    Super Robot Spirits Theme Song Best Collection 2JPN US$ 26.90 sold
    Tokyo Funky Soul BusJPN US$ 11.90 5-15d




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