This year's Father's Day is June 16th. To celebrate the day, Kotobukiya's Akihabara store will hold a special event on this Saturday and Sunday. The customers who purchase over 1,500 yen worth of Yotsuba&! goods will receive a special "Pants Man" craft kit. Hit the jump for more details.
"Cu-poche" is Kotobukiya's popular small posable figures with a chibi style. Japanese retailers have started accepting its November item, "Cu-poche Mami Tomoe," one of the main heroine girls from the super popular series Puella Magi Madoka Magica since yesterday. Hit the jump for the detailed product photos.
Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring was held at Akiba Square in the Akihabara UDX building on May 25th. The biannual character figure/toy exhibition was hosted by Megahouse with the support of other major companies such as ALTER and Kotobukiya. Check the first part of the photo report featuring cute girls after the jump!
It's like Kotobukiya is recalling Toonami with their ARTFX statue plans. Trigun the Movie: Badlands Rumble: Nicholas D. Wolfwood hits this month while YuYu Hakusho's Kazuma Kuwabara arrives in October. There's also a New Prince of Tennis: Ryoma Echizen and a Iron Man 3 War Machine planned for September. Get a look after the jump.
After roughly previewing a bishoujo figure of DC Comics' Black Canary back in February, Kotobukiya has now offered a look at the Shunya Yamashita illustration that was serve as the basis for the statuette. The next bishoujo figure is the June release of X-Men's Kitty Pryde. Canary should be out in the third quarter along with a bishoujo figure take on Tekken's Ling Xiaoyu. Get a look after the jump.
Are you ready? Have you watched the first episode of the Uta No Prince Sama second season on Crunchyroll yet? With all the excitement, Kotobukiya in Akihabara kicked off a celebration week for ST☆RISH's Ittoki Otoya whose birthday is on the 11th. See the photos of the handmade cake after the jump!
The most featured character figure on the fourth floor of Kotobukiya's Akihabara store now is Haruka Amami from the super popular The Idolm@ster series. She is the first product from their newly launched figure line "Cu-poche" and will be released in Japan on April 5th and in the US in May this year. Check her cuteness after the jump!
Kotobukiya has posted the Shunya Yamashita design for their upcoming seventh figure in the Tekken Bishoujo line. Joining Asuka, Lili, Christie, Alisa, Jaycee, and the upcoming Xiaoyu will be Jun Kazama. The 1/7 scale figure is likely to be released some time this year. Get a look at the illustration after the jump.
Kotobukiya has started moving into the fall with the character goods plans, and kicked it off with something nice and bishoujo. The 1/7 scale, 11 inch IdolM@ster Hibiki Ganaha - Angelic Island - Ani*Statue will be hitting in September. Get a look after the jump.
Recently released by Vertical, Tsutomu Nihei's (Blame, Biomega) Knights of Sidonia manga is an idiosyncratic sci-fi manga following life that evolves aboard a giant seed ship. Well timed for excited Nihei devotees, its Guardian mech Tsugumori is getting a new model reproduction, which Kotobukiya now confirms is set to be imported to North America in August. Get a look after the jump.
Now it's the Prince's turn to return the favor! While the fans anxiously wait for the anime's second season, Uta No Prince Sama will debut newly designed mug cups on March 14th, which is White Day! Click to see all 7 designs!
Following last weekend's Winter Wonder Festival figure expo, merch maker Kotobukiya has gone to Facebook to give North American fans a look at their event catalog with the caveat that some items shown may not be licensed for sale outside of Japan. Get a look after the jump/
Kotobukiya has gone to Facebook with previews of June and July figure imports that should please fans of both bishoujo and mecha. For the former, there's Ani*Statues of Evangelion 3.0's Pirate Asuka and A Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka. And for the latter, there's kits from Medabots, Total Eclipse and Ikaruga. Get a look after the jump.