What is sometimes called "chibi" character designs can be referred to as "super deformed" or "SD" for short, or, alternatively, "nitoushin" (Japanese for "2-head size"). Well, character goods maker Di molto bene has introduced "Nipaishin," a new design style, where the character is deformed to just be a head and chest. And, after releases of keychains, they are now ready to apply this to a palm-sized Super Sonico figure.
The big day is here. It's the 10th anniversary of the creation of Nitro+'s music mascot turned multimedia phenomenon, Super Sonico. Fans had a chance to select what sort of art should be created to commemorate this, and what they picked was a look at the music child at age 31. Check out the results after the jump.
While Super Sonico is officially (and perpetually) 18 years old, she takes her birthday from her October 14, 2006 date of creation. Meaning, she sort of has a 10th coming up this weekend, and she's so excited that her heart can hardly stay in her chest. So far, the birth-week celebrations have introduced a special greet on the anniversary site, her tour at the Machi Asobi event, and a whole bunch of release announcements.
The 17th iteration of anime/manga/another Cool Japan media event Machi Asobi, has a long lead-in starting September 24th to its main "Climax Run" October 8-10. It takes place in anime studio's Ufotable home town, Tokushima, and their Fate/Zero bus wraps are back, but the Fate/ that has the biggest presence in the lead-in is smartphone RPG Grand Order. More after the jump.
While Super Sonico is officially (and perpetually) 18 years old (her taste in music is also set in stone: Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Iggy & The Stooges, The Clash, Patti Smith, Avril Lavigne), she takes her birthday from her October 14, 2006 date of creation. Meaning, she sort of has a 10th birthday/anniversary coming up this fall. Of course, her employers at Nitro+ had to talk this up Comiket. And, what better place to do this than the WC.
From the anime series SoniAni comes a figure of Super Sonico as the Nitro+ music mascot appeared in episode 10 of the series, dressed in the 2013 Racing Miku Supporters' outfit! The figure is based on an illustration by character designer Santa Tsuji, and faithfully keeps all of the impressive volume. The 1/7th scale figure is on sale now ahead of an early 2017 release.
Looking ahead to the idol raising game, JAST USA has posted a new gameplay preview of Sonicomi: Communication With Sonico. (Not to be be confused with "SoniCommie." There's no connection here to Karl Marx's May 5th birthday.) Get a look after the jump.
Super Soncio adds a hat to those trademark headphones and throws some leather over a familiar swimsuit in a new Cowgirl Version figure from Vertex, companion to a previously released Super Pochaco Cowgirl. The 1/7 scale, 24cm figure by Eldora Model with Q/M.I.C. sells for 12,960yen with tax ahead of an August release. Get a look after the jump.
FuRyu has "Unicorn" concept prize figure of Nitro+ music girl Super Sonico out next month, so, it's time for them to line-up her follow-up. Sonico is draped in black (or an alternate blue), for a third, "Holy Girl" prize figure. This one stands 17cm and is scheduled for August.
JAST USA has announced their addition of new feature Sonicomi: Communication With Sonico that will allow the player to select either the original Japanese Super Sonico or a new English dub option. The English dub will feature the voice of cosplay celebrity Jessica Nigri, who also did the English dub for Soni-Ani: Super Sonico The Animation. More after the jump.
Nitroplus is back with another limited holiday wallpaper featuring their music mascot Super Sonico. The art by designer Tsuji Santa will be offered through February 14th, but that's Japan time, so grab it soon. More after the jump.