Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. While there are plenty of garage kits and customs, familiar figures makers also bring their goodies. With the event coming up February 8th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, Good Smile Company has previewed their semi-event exclusive figures, offered at WonFes, online during the event, and in some cases at other events.
Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. Historically, its mascots, Wanda-chan and Reset-chan, were illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama (original character designer on MAOYU and Brigadoon), who sadly passed away last month. During her illness, Kiyohiko Azuma, author of manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh, was invited to illustrate the pair for last's summer event. This winter, he's back, updating the duo for the year of the sheep. Get a look after the jump.
Are "Girls" and "Tanks" the key of the success in the anime business today? It is officially confirmed at Wonder Festival Summer 2014, which is being held today at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, that an anime adaptation of Mamo Williams' 4-panel comedy manga Miritari! is in the works. Hit the jump for more details.
Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. Its mascotshave been illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama. This year, Mizutama has been battling health problems, so, with best wishes for a speedy recovery from all involved, Kiyohiko Azuma, author of manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh, was invited to illustrate the pair for the summer event.
Wonder Festival 2014 is currently being held at the Makuhari Messe expo center in Japan and Free! fans are glued to the Alter booth for the new and improved prototype figures for Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana that are on display. Dedicated Japanese fans have already created a side-by-side comparison image for the rest of us to stare at. See the detailed comparison and bonus Free! Ocha-Tomo figure photos after the jump!
Union Creative, the figure maker who brought out the Calne Ca figures from their H" (Edge) line, has posted 3 teaser images of upcoming Yowapeda prototype figures from their Men's H"(Edge) line in preparation for Winter Wonder Festival 2014 this weekend at the Makuhari Messe in Japan. The blog is not even sharing the names of the characters and leaving fans to speculate which figures they are. Make your guess after the jump!
Yokai are supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore and have been often used as motifs in films and comics. Shodoshima Yokai Project held a competition for Yokai-themed original sculptures, and displayed the winners at this summer's Wonder Festival. Check the super-detailed Yokais after the jump.
The second part of our photo feature for Wonder Festival 2013 Summer, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on July 28, covers the newest product from popular figure companies including ALTER, Kotobukiya, and Sega Prize. Check the latest Japanese character figures after the jump!
As in the past, one of the most crowded corporate booths in this summer's Wonder Festival was Good Smile Company and Max Factory's joint booth. In addition to the 1/1 scale Titan head replica from Attack on Titan, their displays and latest products attracted so many visitors. Check the photo report after the jump!
This summer's Wonder Festival was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on today July 28. One of the most popular character display was a 1/1 scale Titan head replica from Attack on Titan, which was built in the entrance of Good Smile Company and Max Factory's joint booth. Check the photo report after the jump!