Disney Tsum Tsum are cute, stuffed toys of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters named for Japanese verb tsumu meaning "to stack" and derrived from a tie-in to the Tsum Tsum arcade and mobile games developed by Konami and Line. A crazy Marvel Tsum Tsum! comic is now planned based on the concept. Get a look after the jump.
Japan is set to get new Marvel Comics-based Captain America: Civil War on April 29th, ahead of the US May 6th opening, and after taking part in a roster of Weekly Shonen Magazine authors paying tribute to the clash of super-heroes, Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima is back with new Captain America versus Iron Man art. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for two upcoming, super-deformed Nendoroid figures this week. Repping AmeComi and super-hero movies is Captain America with a base that links up with Iron Man for a fight along the lines of the upcoming Civil War movie. Then, repping the Vocaloid community is a Breathe With You Co-de dressed Hatsune Miku. Get a look after the jump.
Japan is set to get new Marvel Comics-based Captain America: Civil War on April 29th, ahead of the US May 6th opening. Weekly Shonen Magazine will clear the path with its own clash of heroes in the 2016 issue 20, on sale April 13th. The protagonists of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail, Nakaba Suzuki's Seven Deadly Sins and Yuji Terajima's Ace of the Diamond draw Civil War inspired battle lines in a trio of visuals.
Ippudo Westside in New York at Hell's Kitchen's 321 W 51st Street, features a "secret" ramen bar behind a side door leading to its second floor. On Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m., this will be the secret base of super-hero inspired “The Avengers Interactive Ramen” More after the jump.
Last weekend, Deadpool opened at No. 1 in the box office of 60 of the 61 markets in which Twentieth Century Fox presented it, including the US. Poland was that exception. Japan on the other hand, doesn't get it until June. That said, the character made it to the region a few times berore, most notably in Toei produced Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.
After teasing them leading into last weekend's Wonder Festival Winter figures event, Kotobukiya has now revealed illustrator Shunya Yamashita's designs for Bishoujo statues based on Marvel's Thor (currently a woman in the comics) and Loki (who had a female form several times in the comics, notable for years after 2008). Get a look after the jump.
One of Marvel's most well received designs of recent years is getting a Shunya Yamashita spin in the latest Bishoujo statue from Kotobukiya. Now available for order, Spider-Gwen ships later this year. Get a look after the jump.
In August, Marvel Comics invited a host of Japanese artists to contribute work for a month of manga variant covers. Among these was the aptly named superlog who produced a work for the third issue of Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off Groot. Now, with the Rocket Raccoon & Groot series coming in January, superlog is back with a cover inspired by the beloved Anatomical Guide to Monsters by Shoji Otomo with illustrations by Shogo Endo, from 1967.
Partially in response to omitting the credits from the print versions of the comics, Marvel has posted a gallery of August's variant manga artist covers. Looking ahead, Marvel announced plans to feature a series of variant covers in October with notable cosplayers dressed as their characters. Get a look after the jump.