Good Smile Company is preparing for this summer's geek gatherings, including launching a site to showcase what they're bringing to major figure event Wonder Festival. A highlight of this is a look at the Kill La Kill Nendoroid Mako Mankanshoku: Fight Club-Spec Two-Star Goku Uniform Ver. Get a look after the jump.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
Toonami has announced that May 23rd, they're going to give fans the opportunity to spend Memorial Day weekend with Ryuko's Fight Club, catching up on Kill La Kill. After that marathon of the show's recent episodes, the block is back to normal line-up on 5/30. More after the jump.
Last weeked, FXX's ADHD block ran the third episode of Major Lazer, the animated adventures of a Jamaican superhero with a laser gun arm, based on the like-named music project by DJ/producer Diplo. In "Escape from Rave Island," Major Lazer's travels through a dystopian future take the star and his allies to the remains of a rave destroyed Ibiza, where some of the evolved Rave Rats look somewhat familiar.
Ryuko Matoi's Super Saiyan form from the final episode of Kill La Kill will soon be a figure from Good Smile Company. Pre-orders launched this week for the impressive figure, sporting lots of color and lots of naked skin. The 1/8th scale, 30cm (with stand) figure ships in October for 11,852yen before tax. Get a look after the jump.
On May 31st the Bump Bar & Club & Party Space in Kabukicho, Shinjuku will be hosting a Kisaragi Night Kill La Kill cosplay DJ event featuring music, art, and people brave enough to go out in public in Kill La Kill cosplay. More after the jump.
Eir Aoi, the singer of the Kill La Kill opening theme song, "sirius" is very excited that the anime is now on Toonami every Saturday from 12:30AM. To celebrate its TV debut, Eir has a very special message to all of the fans, presented by Aniplex of America. Get a look after the jump.
The third and final volume of the Ryou Akizuki illustrated Kill La Kill manga was released in Japan this week. Along with this, pre-orders launched for the third volume of Saki Nonoyama's modern-Japan set alternate universe Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Otoko Doahou! Hen manga, featuring a limited edition with a special variant of the Fräulein Revoltech 010 Yoko Littner figure. A selection of participating bookstores are promoting these with special crossover art.
Despite the recent dicing of the Toonami anime block, the broadcast of Kill la Kill is still ready to join the lineup. The dub kicks off next Saturday at 12:30am, and you can see Toonami's promo for it after the jump.