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    Tuesday December 22, 2015
  • "Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-" Collaboration Nippers to be Sold at Wonder Festival

    The largest garage kit event will be held on February 7, 2016

    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.

  • Tuesday July 21, 2015
  • Figure Makers Preview "Shirobako" Garage Kits

    Figures to be showcased at weekend's Wonder Festival event

    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.

  • Tuesday May 19, 2015
  • "Yotsuba&!" Celebrates 20th Anniversary of "Evangelion" With Plug Suit Inspired Wonder Festival Logo

    Kiyohiko Azuma took over Wanda-chan and Reset-chan designs from Keinojou Mizutama

    Historically, the major, twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival's mascots, Wanda-chan and Reset-chan, were illustrated by Keinojou Mizutamawho 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!

  • Monday May 11, 2015
  • VIDEO: Figure and Model Highlights from Winter Wonder Festival

    KanColle, Evangelion, and others featured

    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!

  • Sunday February 1, 2015
  • Daibadi Brings "Gurren Lagann" Tengen Toppa Solvernia Garage Kit to Wonder Festival

    The non-sale follow-up to Tengen Toppa Yoko SP ships in May

    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.

  • Wednesday January 28, 2015
  • Voice Actress Yumi Hara to Directly Hand Deliver Lilith Figure to 200 Fans at Wonder Festival

    One of the heroines from the "Trinity Seven" series

    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.

  • Friday January 16, 2015
  • Good Smile Company Previews Wonder Festival Figures

    "Fate/stay night," Snow Miku and "KanColle" offered for event

    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.

  • 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!