Bandai recently launched its new "Human Size Project" specialized in human size character figures, then today opened a special page for the project's first entry "Human Size Godzilla 1991 Hokkaido ver." The 192cm-tall figure will be produced only 10 and offered at the price of 4.482 million yen/43,140 US dollars. Hit the jump for more details.
Selected Japanese retailers will start accepting pre-orders for Megahouse's two new swimsuit figures of Nefeltari Vivi and Boa Hancock Ver.3D2Y from its "Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece LIMITED EDITION" line at 13:00 on October 28 (JST). The Vivi figure is the ninth entry from the line's "Ver.BB" series. Check the product photos after the jump.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today starts accepting pre-orders for 11 new character-printed cakes from its newly-launched "CharaDeco Print Cake" series, featuring the nine members of the school idol unit Aquors from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise. Pre-orders will be accepted till November 9. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Hazuki Takeoka (story) and Tiv (art)'s school love comedy manga series Masamune-kun no Revenge (Masamune-kun's Revenge) today announced its six main voice cast along with the OP and ED theme song performers. Check the latest information after the jump!
The Kumamoto earthquake (Mj7.3) hit wide parts of the Kyushu area in Japan in April of this year, has killed 120 people and damaged many of the region's iconic landmarks. Details of the "One Piece Recovery Project" featuring Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series have been revealed. Hit the jump for more.
Sony Music and Aniplex have revealed visuals of the first four girls from their Digital Idol project on its official website, designed by Hirokazu Koyama (Fate/Grand Order), Masayoshi Tanaka (Anohana, your name.), Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.), and Tometa Ohara (Girl Friend BETA). Check the four girls after the jump!
It's a big week for Re:Zero in Japan. Volume 10 and the Re:zeropedia are out on the 25th. (There are reports that the book ends with the notice that volume 11 is out in December). Volume 5 of the anime, with its bonus prequel novel, are out the 26th. To celebrate this, Cospa is exhibiting their Cospatio label Rem and Ram cosplay outfits at their Akihabara headquarters.
With this month's last 13th and final "Letter" of the Orange TV anime, and half-hour special featuring its voice cast, plans were announced for an Orange anime feature, to be screened for a limited run starting November 18th. Mirai (Future) will recount the story from Suwa's perspective with new material from the series' manga author, Ichigo Takano. This weekend, Takano previewed bonus art produced for advanced ticket sales, and topped that off with some photo booth fun.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a little while for the next episode of Brave Witches. But Strike Witches fans won't be left hanging. Hit the jump to find out more!
It's been kind of a running gag in the anime Twitter community that despite lasting one season in winter 2014, the anime adaptation of Tachi's yuri comedy Sakura Trick has stayed active. It's at least Tweeted its name or a character birthday every month or so. In May, it had good reason to be active with the launch for pre-orders for a Blu-ray collection. And, with that release coming up on November 22nd, it has another excuse.
What begins as yet another homage to Mad Max: Fury Road evolves into a hot-blooded magical girl fistfight rivaling the action from the best Precure episodes. Stylish henshins, biker gangs and bondage queens all come together in one place as two of the most unlikely genre fusions occur onscreen in episode 3 of Flip Flappers. Hit the jump to descend down the rabbit hole!
This week's episode 3 of Kiss Him, Not Me adapts the second volume of the manga's opening story, in which Kae's class presents a cosplay cafe for their school's cosplay festival. The anime keeps the bit in Junko's manga where her friends Yūsuke Igarashi and Amane Nakano wear Attack on Titan uniforms. The thing is, Kae's voice actress had a role in Attack on Titan, and a rather notable one at that.
If you're going into Love Live! withdrawal, don't worry: the official Twitter is bringing you videos of your favorite idols in action! Find out more about the costumes, songs, and stages after the jump!
Have you had a chance to dig into the World of Final Fantasy demo yet? The full game is almost out, with both western and Japanese launches coming next week, so 4Gamer is here with an extended preview. This is likely the last hurrah before launch, so enjoy the first 15 minutes after the jump.
After Bubblegum Crisis, Masaki Kajishima and Hiroki Hayashi played with the trend of having a cast largely comprised of one gender, plus a representative of the other. That sci-fi comedy sounds simple and fun enough, but they wound up contributing to popularizing the harem genre and developing a singularly powerful character intermarried with the ruling bodies of the universe through a convoluted mythos. And, that's unforgivable.