With June soon ending, Good Smile Company has been previewing the limited items which they will be bringing to this season's events, like LA's Anime Expo, taking place next weekend, and the summer Japan's big figure event taking place July 24th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe. These items, including the anticipated Nendoroid #600 will also be available in limited quantities at GSC's online shop.
It's time for the prelude to summer's big events. And, as America's Anime Expo, San Diego Comic Con and the like begin to turn up the hype, so are Japan's notable gatherings. Towards this, the summer edition of the major figure event, Wonder Festival, taking place July 24th at Chiba's Makuhari Messe, has unveiled the latest edition of mascots Wonda-chan and Reset-chan. Get a look after the jump.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers, took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba. There was a wide variety of offerings based on Max Factory's poseable figma. Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had plenty of popular and familiar characters to see, but it got strange from there from the likes of Taito and FREEing's Table Museum classical art based figures.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, and Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had an extensive showcase of upcoming super deformed Nendoroid figures. Get a look after the jump.
Kaiyodo and Good Smile Company have jointly launched a "Wonda-chan Next Door Project," to produce new version figures of the mascot character of the world's largest garage kit event, Wonder Festival. Its first product "FILE:01 Route 12 Ver." will be sold at the upcoming Winter 2016 event on February 7. Check the details after the jump.
With Comiket over, some attention turns to what could be thought of as its figures equivalent, Wonder Festival. The winter version of the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers is coming up February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, and again, Kiyohiko Azuma, author of manga Yotsuba&! and Azumanga Daioh, has illustrated the latest incarnations of mascots Wanda-chan and Reset-chan. Get a look after the jump.
Niigata-based nipper manufacturer GodHand, well-known for its anthropomorphized mascot character of nipper, Nippako, will offer "Ultimate Nipper Arpeggio Collaboration Model," five nippers inspired by the characters from the Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza- film at the next Wonder Festival event. Check the details after the jump.
While commercial figure makers don't have any Shirobako statues scheduled, fan circles have their own prepared for this summer's iteration of the twice-yearly Wonder Festival figures event. This figures equivalent of Comiket takes place at Chiba's Makuhari Messe on July 26 and half-a-dozen have already been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Historically, the major, twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival's mascots, Wanda-chan and Reset-chan, were illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama, who sadly passed away at the end of 2014. During her preceding illness, Kiyohiko Azuma, was invited to illustrate the pair for last summer's event. He then drew sheep inspired designs for winter's event. And, with Neon Genesis Evangelion celebrating its 20th anniversary, it's plug suits for summer!
It may have taken them a while, but otaku event shutterbugs Netageo have finally delivered a great report on the anime figure and garage kit highlights from last Winter’s Wonder Festival in Japan. Enjoy a parade of Mikus and mecha and much more below!
Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. With the event coming up February 8th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, Baibadi Production has previewed their Gurren Lagan Tengen Toppa Solvernia garage kit. Nia's "by your side" mech from The Lights in the Sky are Star movie is a follow-up to their Tengen Toppa Yoko SP from last year. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese figure manufacturer PLUM will offer 200-limted character figure "Lilith Asami -white swimsuit ver.-" at the upcoming Wonder Festival Winter 2015 to be hold at Makuhari Messe on February 8. Lilith's anime voice actress Yumi Hara will join the event to directly hand deliver the figures to the fans. Hit the jump for more details.
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.