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Plenty of characters from Kill la Kill have already received the latte art treatment in Japan and Mako is no exception...but this Mako latte art is really cute! I know Mako is always cute, but this time, it's the deformed Mako from the latest ending! In fact, the ending theme, Shin Sekai Koukyo Kyoku was just released on March 6th in Japan. Click to see the latte art, the cover of anime edition of the ending theme and Ryuko on the cover of a graphic design magazine after the jump.
The beautiful town of Iwami in Tottori prefecture, which is known as the location of summer swimming anime Free!, will host a cosplay event / day tour on November 17th, which is the birthday of one of the most popular characters from the anime, Tachibana Makoto. Plus, teaser images of upcoming deformed figures and official fan book and a new magazine cover featuring fashionable Free! boys 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.
Sexy summer swimming anime Free! succeeded in covering up Kou / Gou, the cute manager of the Iwatobi swim club / the little sister of the sharp-teethed rival for the entire series, but after the final episode the latest issue of Japanese anime magazine Nyan Type included her swimsuit pin-up! See the image after the jump!
The girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica already have enough apparel offerings to outfit themselves from head to toe, as there are hats, contact lenses, clothing, tights and even nail film, but they didn't need any of that to be featured in a fashion magazine where they appear as models. See the pages after the jump!
Japanese basketball magazine Gekkan Basketball has revealed the cover of the November issue which features Kuroko Tetsuya and Kagami Taiga from Kuroko's Basketball along with Japanese pro basketball player Kawamura Takuya of the Wakayama Trian's basketball team. See the cover after the jump!
Are you tired of seeing sexy swimming boys from Free! in swim trunks yet? I don't think that will be the case any time soon, but how about some variety? Spoon 2Di, a Japanese anime magazine will feature the boys in sailor outfits on the front cover, while characters from Danganronpa occupy the back cover. See the new illustration after the jump!
Another great feature in "Machi Asobi Vol. 7" this year was an exhibition of the two oldest major Japanese anime magazines, Tokuma Shoten's Animage and Gakken's Animedia. The purpose of the exhibition was to set up the complete collection of the magazines by donation. Though the mission was not completed by the final day of the festival, still the exhibition was amazing enough. Check the photo report after the jump!