Famously stoic manga assassin Golgo 13 is making a spectacle of himself, posing in underwear with Japan's gotochi ("local") landmarks, attractions, historical notables, folklore and products in a series of souvenir charms. Runa's series of 25 are being sold at tourist attractions at spots around places such as Mount Fuji, Hida, Yokohama, Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Oita and Miyagi. Get a look after the jump.
It's a season of milestones for manga's most unstoppable assassin. Last month, the landmark 140th volume Golgo 13 was collected. Now, it's time for home magazine Big Comic to pay tribute to 45 years of Duke Togo's remarkably stoic brand of sex and violence with a collection of illustrations from 51 manga and cover artists. See who's involved after the jump.
For 44 years, business men have been enjoying the adventures of cold hearted assassin Golgo 13, and its 170th volume hits Japanese bookstores this week. Last year Assassination Classroom, about a middle school class who have one year to learn how to assassinate their alien teach or he'll annihilate Earth, became one of Shonen Jump's most popular manga. Now, the two are teaming up for a bit of co-promotion. More after the jump.
Yomeishu Herbal Liqueur is gearing up for a summer Golgo 13 campaign with digital wallpapers and screensavers. This culminates in an attache case for the 28 proof stomach ailment cure, inspired by the one used by the long running manga's titular assassin to carry his trademark M16 rifle. The makers boast that if you remove the packaging cushion, it can be reused as a briefcase. Get a look after the jump.
Earlier this summer, Seiko released a pair of limited Golgo 13 active Matrix EPD watches for ¥57,750 ($725) and ¥63,000 ($792). Kind of like how a media company will double dip later with the super-deluxe Blu-ray of a favorite movie, fans of manga's top assassin from the 1% are now being offered a new watch that's twice as expensive. Get a look after the jump.
Air gun maker Western Arms (aka Wa/Gunnet), who previously produced a Madoka Magica Homura Beretta M9 and a pair of Strike Witches side arms, in addition to a host of non anime-affiliated air gun replica weapons, will be making an M16 inspired by the weapon used by manga's classic gun for hire Duke Togo, aka Golgo 13. More after the jump.
This summer, businessmen will just have to look at their wrist to be reminded of the escapist fantasy manga that's been serving them for four decades. Seiko has revealed a pair of Limited Golgo 13 active Matrix EPD watches, set to be released July 7th. More after the jump.
Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its April slate of releases; including Infinite Stratos, the third set of Golgo 13, along with a selection of Sentai Filmworks' recent licenses. Check out the full schedule after the jump.
"Antisocial" seems to be a more proper description for Duke Togo, aka Golgo 13, the titular globe-trotting assassin of the 161+ volume manga series. Nevertheless, DeNA has announced a Golgo 13 social game for its Mobage smart phone game platform. More after the jump.
The legendary assassin Duke Togo is no stranger to live-action films, in Japan at least. But now Samuel Hadida's Davis Film has picked up the Golgo 13 film rights from LEED Publishing Co. Ltd., with plans to bring mangaka Takao Saito's legend to life. More after the jump.