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    Tuesday January 6, 2015
  • "Yotsuba&!" Author Designs Wonder Festival Mascots

    Kiyohiko Azuma draws Wanda-chan and Reset-chan for figure event taking place February 8th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan

    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.

  • Sunday July 27, 2014
  • 4-Panel Military Comedy Manga "Miritari!" Gets Anime Adaptation

    Another comedy series featuring military moe girls

    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.

  • Tuesday June 24, 2014
  • "Yotsuba&!" Author Designs Wonder Festival Mascots

    Next bi-annual event takes place July 27th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan

    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.

  • Sunday February 9, 2014
  • Check Out A Fan-Created Comparison Image Of Alter's "Free!" Figure Prototypes

    Side-by-side comparison image created for new improvements from the last prototype display

    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!

  • Tuesday February 4, 2014
  • Union Creative Teases 3 New "Yowapeda" Figures

    Men's H"(Edge) line shows off 3 prototypes and possibly more

    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!

  • Wednesday July 31, 2013
  • FEATURE: "Yokai Sculpture Competition" Winners Announced at Wonder Festival

    Latest creations by the modern Japanese Yokai artists

    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.

  • Tuesday July 30, 2013
  • FEATURE: Wonder Festival 2013 Summer Corporate Booths Photo Report Part 2

    Nanoha, Strike Witches, Fate/stay night, Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online, and more!

    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!

     

  • Monday July 29, 2013
  • FEATURE: Wonder Festival 2013 Summer Corporate Booths Photo Report Part 1

    Hatsune Miku, Saber, Madoka, Asuna, and more!

    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!

  • Sunday July 28, 2013
  • 1/1 Scale Titan Head from "Attack on Titan" Appears at Wonder Festival

    With a human sized Titan cosplayer

    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!

  • Saturday August 4, 2012
  • "Silent Hill" Pyramid Head Figure is Now Fully Painted, Horrifying

    Toymunkey Studios' PVC figures due out this fall/winter

    Toymunkey Studios showed off some unpainted prototypes from their Silent Hill line at San Diego Comic-Con, and now we have a look at one of the debut releases with an especially horrifying coat of color. Peek through the closet at Pyramid Head after the jump!