In this week's episode of "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", the legendary Hero and the diabolical Demon King aim at social, political, and economic reforms in the pleasantly surprising Maoyu, a 2013 TV anime about working together to build a better fantasy world. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mamare Touno (real name Daisuke Umezu), 42 year-old author of the anime-adapted Log Horizon and Maoyu light novel series, has been found guilty of tax evasion by the Tokyo District Court and sentenced to three years probation, violation of which can result in up to 10 months in jail. Additionally, his m2lade JAM has been fined 7 million yen. More after the jump.
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau has charged 41-year-old light novel author Mamare Touno, best known for his Maoyu Maou Yuusha and Log Horizon series, and his copyright management company m2lade JAM on suspicion of the violation of the Corporate Tax Law. Hit the jump for more details.
The husband of Keinojou Mizutama has announced on their Twitter account that the genre novel artist passed away on Saturday after an extended illness and hospitalization. Mizutama is known to anime fans for contributing character designs the commercial release of Mamare Touno's 2channel serialized fantasy turned light novel, manga and anime Maoyu, as well as character designs for Sunrise' 2000 anime Brigadoon.
A-TOYS, makers of the 1/2 the scale Sonico and Catteya figures are back with another huge figure. A 1/3rd scale 57cmx47cmx44cm MAOYU Demon King figure went on sale today for a hefty 38,800 yen ahead of its February release.
The recent 23rd episode of Log Horizon had an amusing treat for its attentive viewers. In one scene you could see Nyanta and Serara brushing shoulders with what looks a whole lot like palette swapped versions of Demon King from Log Horizon author Mamare Touno's Maoyu and Leafa from alternate virtual world anime Sword Art Online. Check it out after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that they've licensed Maoyu – Archenemy & Hero. They're describing the series as a romantic underworld comedy from the mind of Mamare Touno (Log Horizon), directed by Takeo Takahashi (So I Can’t Play H, Spice and Wolf). A Home video release is planned, but no time frame is mentioned. More after the jump.
Speaking of Mamare Touno, The Demon King from the Log Horizon creator's MAOYU series is getting a new figure courtesy of Chara-ani. The 1/7th 21.5cm scale statue goes on sale in May for 9,000yen. Get a look after the jump.
Maoyu’s Demon King is a lady of abundant attributes. Lucky for fans everywhere Movic just made it a little easier to reach out and snuggle her with their new hugging pillow. Check out the picture after the jump.
Need a place to tuck away your smart phone at night? Why not let the ladies of Vividred Operation and Maoyu take care of your cell? Now you can with these figure cell phone stands. Get the details after the jump.
PULCHRA is preparing to launch a Bishoujo Character Collection of smartphone stands this October with Maoyu's Demon King and Vividred Operation's Himawari Shinomiya and Rei Kuroki. The 8 x 5 x 4 cm, 6 x 11.8 x 6 cm items will be going for 1,980 yen. Get a look after the jump.
The pick-up in Maoyu merchandise continues with Kotobukiya scheduling their Demon Queen figure for October. The impressive, 24cm statuette with removable horns goes for 7,750yen. Currently, the company hasn't indicated whether it will be one their releases imported to North America. Get a look after the jump.
Given that the MAOYU anime was produced by Arms, a studio known for their Queen's Blade and ero-anime work, it wasn't surprising that economics weren't the only focus of the adaptations of Mamare Touno's stories. Now, along those lines, as part of small selection of new MAOYU merch from multiple makers, Hobby Stock has scheduled a 3D mouse pad for July. Get a look after the jump.