Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000/SF3D is a 34 year-old sci-fi/model series inspired by World War I and II mechanized warfare, the American space program, and classic genre movies like Star Wars, Blade Runner and The Road Warrior. There's a complicated post-WWIV nuclear holocaust lore, and a complicated legal history with a now reconciled conflict between creator Kow Yokoyama and publisher Hobby Japan. In a new figure kit, it's getting a special, unexpected guest. The star of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&!
Asahi Shimbun today announced the winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Kei Ichinoseki's kabuki and ukiyoe-themed mystery Hanagami Sharaku and Kiyohiko Azuma's slice-of-life comedy Yotsuba&! were chosen as this year's Manga Grand Prix winners from seven candidates. Hit the jump for more details.
Nyanbo - a cat-ear wearing, cat-tail sporting spin-off of the popular cardboard robot character Danbo from Kiyohiko Azuma's heart-warming Yotsuba&! manga - is getting its own short-form TV anime on NHK E TV in Autumn of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan got their first new collection of Kiyohiko Azuma's beloved Yotsuba&! manga since March, 2013 back in November. Soon, it'll be English readers' turn with Yen Press announcing that volume 13 will be out on May 23. More after the jump.
For a limited time of 12 days between December 26, 2015 and January 6, 2016, Kotobukiya's Akihabara main store held a special exhibition "Danboard Modeling Festival" featuring Danboard (or Danbo), the cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's popular manga series Yotsuba&! on its 5th floor. Check the photo report after the jump!
Kotobukiya, a Japanese toy-maker that specializes in action figures and pre-painted statues, is sponsoring a free exhibition of artwork featuring Danboard, the lovable cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
The highly-anticipated 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series was finally released in Japan on November 27, two years and eight months after the previous 12th was released in March 2013. As expected, it easily tops the Oricon weekly manga sale chart selling an impressive 361,407 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
The long-awaited 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series is finally released in Japan today, November 27, two years and eight months after the previous 12th. According to the ad sticker for the latest volume, the series has now a total of 13 million print run worldwide. Hit the jump for more details.
German-based plush toy company Steiff is producing teddy bears inspired by Duralumin, which appears in Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series as the protagonist Yotsuba's friend teddy bear. Movic will start accepting orders for the 45,360 yen (370 US dollars) limited edition items on December 1. Hit the jump for more details.
To celebrate the publication of the 13th volume of Kiyohiko Azuma's heartwarming Yotsuba&! manga, Amazon Japan is releasing a special boxed set with Danboard-themed packaging and new original artwork by Azuma. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter for Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga series has posted a cover illustration for the upcoming 13th volume to be released in Japan on November 27. It will be the first volume in two and half years since the last 12th volume published in March 2013. Hit the jump for more.
The number 13 isn't usually considered lucky, unless it's the 13th volume of the Yotsuba&! manga by Kiyohiko Azuma, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 27, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.