Just in time for Halloween, the official home page for the Non Non Biyori TV anime is being decorated with the new costume-sporting sketch of Hotaru Ichijo illustrated by series character designer Mai Otsuka. Hit the jump to check it out.
Good Smile Company has been busy in the first weekend and a half of October with their Nendoroid figure plans. In 2016 you'll be able to pair off the heroic Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds against The Dark Knight's villainous Joker. And, for something more peaceful, Non Non Biyori's Hotaru is joining a re-release of Renge. Get a look after the jump.
Character good makers have a few less-than-completely-subtle anime attire items planned for fourth quarter release. Coming in November, they have t-shirts based on the anti-rain TeruTeru Bouzu charm outfit worn in episode four of Non Non Biyori Repeat. Fip it and you get a mask of Renge's rain-melted monster appearance. Then, in December, they have a pair of parkas based on the ones worn by the Orihara Twins in Durarara!! x 2.
If you're an otaku, you've probably heard of dakimakura, aka hug pillows. Well, the Non Non Biryori site and Twitter feed have shown off the series' dakitsuka hug tote bags. Renge Miyauchi and Komari Koshigaya are now being offered by Hobby Stock through the end of September with the 38cm x 41cm x 10cm items selling for 3,780 yen each.
Character goods maker Cospa has previewed apparel that they're launching at their shops and upcoming events, such as Himouto! Umaru-chan t-shirt in California orange and white that tranforms into "that thing that Umaru wears at home," selling for 3,132yen ahead of an October release.
Charamin OMP, a smart phone app that allows fans to listen to music while 3D renderings of their favorite anime characters dance on their phones, has recently added Renge Miyauchi from Non Non Biyori to the mix. Hit the jump to learn more.
With the summer season of anime in full swing and Comiket next weekend, the hug pillow market has really heated up. For starters, Movic has Tweeted (then deleted and a week later retweeted) a preview of a Prison School hug pillow of underground student council secretaryHana Midorikawa, illustrated by anime character designer/animation director Junichiro Taniguchi, offered for limited mailorder for 10,800 yen with tax, scheduled for October.