In this week's Aniwords, Isaac takes a closer look at two of the season's slice-of-life comedy anime, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless and Flying Witch, and discusses the similarities he sees between them—as well as why they each work as well as they do. Hit the jump to check out his thoughts!
The official PR Twitter for Atto's comedy manga series Non Non Biyori has announced that a newly-produced OAD will be bundled with the special edition of its upcoming 10th tankobon volume to be released on September 23. Hit the jump for more details.
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.