A graphic designer calling himself NEMOBRAND was wondering "what if anime characters existed in real life?" and that's how his creative work began. His style captures familiar characters in a hip, urban environment by going out to streets of Shibuya and Harajuku where many fashion snapshots are taken for magazines. The result produces more realistic art than expected. Check out the art after the jump!
In Wacom's latest live-drawing video, Toradora and High School of the Dead character designer/animation director Masayoshi Tanaka demonstrates use of the Cintiq 24HD touch. Get a look after the jump.
Whether they admit it or not, everybody has one: a couple they they want to see live happily ever after. Sometimes their mutual dysfunctions make them work perfectly together; sometimes they just kick too much ass as a duo. Anime fans in Japan got together and voted for their favorite couple - check out the results after the jump.
Setting up some seasonally appropriate merchandise scheduling, ques Q has slotted in a July release date for a swimsuit version of ToraDora!'s memorable heroine Taiga Aisaka. The 21cm figure with removable Cardigan from sculptor Yuma will go for about 6,500yen ($69). Get a look after the jump.
The February issue of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine has announced an upcoming anime adaptation of Joshiraku, the 2009 ongoing comedy manga about the back stage banter between five female traditional performers. More after the jump.
NIS America has sent out a press release to announce the standard edition releases of Wagnaria!! (also known as Working!!) and Toradora on July 5, 2011. All standard editions will still include the Story Guide leaflet and bonus clips that were included in the premium editions and will still be Japanese audio with English subtitles.
NIS America has informed The Rightstuf Inc. that the Toradora Volume 1 Limited edition box has been sold out at the wholesale level. Is this your last chance to get a copy?