Uta No Prince Sama made headlines in the news out of Animate Girls Festival 2013 over the weekend in Japan and here is one that fans outside of Japan can also appreciate. Two fully painted prototype figures of Jinguji Ren and Hijirikawa Masato from Alter were displayed for the first time. Feel free to fangirl scream in front of your monitor after the jump!
Many figure prototypes and upcoming merchandise came out of the Animate Girls Festival in Japan over the weekend and I have to say this one must be one of the most stunning figure prototype unveiled. The Mega House Kagami Taiga figure from Kuroko's Basketball perfectly captures Seirin's ace player and Kuroko's current light in mid-air. See it after the jump!
Following the A-B blocks and C-D blocks, this third part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report introduces Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid characters. The one of the biggest garage kit events in Japan was held at Kobe International Exhibition Hall No.2 on October 20. Hit the jump for the latest Miku figures!
Following the A-B blocks, this is the second part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report featuring the dealers in the block C and D. Check the latest garage kits of popular anime/game characters after the jump!
Treasure Festa is one of the biggest garage kit events in Japan. The 5th event in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture was held at Kobe International Exhibition Hall No.2 on October 20. More than 200 amateur figure makers gathered to display and sell their latest kits. Check the first part of the photo report after the jump.
Good Smile Company has posted a 15-second CM for its latest item, Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story/The Everlasting~ on its official YouTube channel today. The 1/8th scale Madoka figure is based on the key visual for the first two movies of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film trilogy drawn by Ume Aoki. Check the CM after the jump.
The 3rd floor of "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition," which is held by Tokushima Shimbun between September 28 and October 27, is dedicated to kaiju figures from popular tokusatsu films and TV series, such as Toho's Godzilla, Daiei's Gamera, and Tsuburaya Production's Ultra series. Check the second part of the photo reports after the jump.
As a pre-event for its 70th anniversary project, Tokushima Shimbun, a local newspaper in Tokushima-city, is now holding "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition" featuring 2,000 Japanese figures from 1960s to 2000s on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Nishisenba Building in the city. Check the part 1 of the photo reports focusing on the character figures after the jump.
As always, Good Smile Company set up an exhibition room titled "Good Smile Collection 2013 Autumn@Tokushima" to promote their latest and forthcoming products (mainly Nendoroid figures) in the Poppo shopping arcade for the 11th Machi Asobi. Check their cute character figures after the jump!
Following the "Native" model in September, Aquamarine will release their 2nd vocaloid GUMI product, a 1/8th scale PVC figure of "Mamama Type GUMI from Megpoid Whisper." The costume of the 20cm-tall figure is the one she wears on the package of the "VOCALOID 3 Megpoid Whisper" software. Check the details of the latest GUMI figure after the jump.
Figure maker Mega Hobby has announced that the great Kuroko figure from Kuroko's Basketball that will be available in January, 2014 and has also confirmed that he'll be followed figures with figures of Kagami Taiga and Kise Ryota. Also, the cover of manga vol. 24 and an interesting future collaboration teased by one particular magazine after the jump.