In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at the mastermind behind Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Mawaru Pengiundrum, and Yuri Kuma Arashi, Kunihiko Ikuhara. The first of four parts is focused on Ikuhara's early years working on the Sailor Moon franchise. Hit the jump to read more
The first volume of the manga adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara's Mawaru Penguindrum will be released on September 24th in Japan! The manga's author, Isuzu Shibata has been posting countdown illustrations on her blog featuring characters from the series to celebrate the launch, especially the ones who have never been drawn in color for the manga. See the illustrations after the jump!
Lily Hoshino, known for her character designs on Mawaru Penguindrum and her manga turned anime Otome Yokai Zakuro, has posted a chart showing the evolution of her drawing and art style over 20 years. See the image after the jump!
Talk out of Portland, Maine's Animaine is that Sentai Filmworks' upcoming anime releases include Mawaru Penguindrum, Ninja Scroll and Letter Bee season one. DVD and Blu-ray of Penguindrum and Ninja Scroll are planned for December, while Letter Bee will be released on subtitled-only DVD. More after the jump.
Max Factory and Good Smile Company's Mawaru Penguindrum Princess of the Crystal Figma was revealed in February, ahead of its June release. Now it's time for her super-deformed Nendoroid alter ego get some attention, with pre-orders opening next week for the upcoming release. Get a look after the jump.
Wave has crowded the winter months with plenty of announcements of upcoming Beach Queen figures. This summer will see the releases of 1/10 scale swimsuit wearing heroines from AnoHana, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, YuruYuri, Infinite Stratos, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Fate/EXTRA. Check them out after the jump.
At December's Comiket, Max Factory and Good Smile Company displayed an unpainted protoype of their figma recreation of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal. Now, with the figure scheduled for June release, the final version of the magical girl dominatrix can be judged. Check it out after the jump.
In addition to the Mawaru Penguindrum slippers and cushions and all the other character merchandise that Movic will be releasing, they have just added a replica of the Penguin Hat. Read on the details and pictures.
Anime goods company Movic will be releasing Penguin Slippers from Mawaru Penguin Drum based on the "pedestals(?) of the Princess of the Crystal." Movic has already released a cushion version of Penguin #2. Read on for details on both items and more.