The super deformed figure of Hozuki no Reitetsu's oni troubleshooter, previewed by empty at Winter Wonder Festival, is going on sale. Though not up on many figure retailers yet, Amazon Japan lists an end of August release, with the 10.5cm item going for 3,780yen. Get a look after the jump.
The June issue of manga magazine Shounen Sirius, on sale in Japan April 26th, is announcing that Majimoji Rurumo is set to be adapted into a TV anime. Wataru Watanbe's (Yowamushi Pedal) comedy fantasy follows a notorious pervert who finds instructions for summoning witches in his school's library. More after the jump.
With Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being released for the PS Vita in Japan today, Bandai Namco has posted a Kirito version ad. Meanwhile, Dengeki spoke to producer Futami Takakai, who laid out plays to update Hollow Fragment with DLC in a way that will make the game feel like a MMORPG. Read on for more.
Previously the domain of fanfiction writers, according to a scan making the rounds, the worlds of Transformers and Evangelion will be merging. Details about the collaboration aren't specified, with the text instead offering a bit of hybrid mythology concerning the meeting of the Aubots and NERV, but the hobby magazine origins suggest the project relates to some EVA 01 colored Optimus Prime figure. Get a look after the jump.
With a new Love Live series underway, it's time again for the dedicated fans of Sunrise's big idol show to recreate its dance numbers with models from its big mecha series, Gundam. In the latest gunpla stop-motion video, the forces of Zeon move to season 2, episode 1's "Koremade no Love Live!" sequence. Get a look after the jump.
This summer will see an anime adaptation of adventure/rhythm game Bakumatsu Rock, about Japan's civil war re-imagined as a rock battle between Shinsengumi and patriots. An April 23rd "What 's this?" cast CD has kicked off a string of singles leading up to the anime, and a new preview looks ahead to next month's Ryōma Sakamoto character disc, with Kisho Taniyama singing "Crush My Head." Check out the preview after the jump.
It's been a little since YuruYuri manga author Namori has posted any fan art, but with an adaptation of unmistakably yuri assassination school suspense series Riddle Story of Devil now running, the creator of the unmistakably yuri comedy had to offer a take on the new anime's Nio Hashiri. Get a look after the jump.
Capcom's new preview introduces us to Susato Mikotoba. This Yamato Nadeshiko female lead stars opposite of Phoenix Wright/Ryūichi Naruhodō ancestor Ryuunosuke Naruhodō in Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Ryuunosuke Naruhodou no Bouken, the upcoming 3DS Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) game set in Japan's 19th century Meiji Era. Get a look after the jump.
The latest Monster Hunter x Attack on Titan collaboration launched in Japan on April 24th with the subscription based, online Frontier G offering Survey Corps uniforms and four sets of weapons (Ultra-Hard Blades, Snap-off Blades, Survey Corps Half Blade/Shield and Garrison Half Blade/Shield). Get a look after the jump.
After working through Madoka Magica's five original mahou shoujo, Max Factory and Medicom Toy are teaming up on a 27.5cm premium Real Action Hero figure of Ultimate Madoka. On sale now, the figure with a cloth outfit, and assortment of facial expressions goes for a pricey 34440yen ahead of February 2015 release. Medicom is also planning Kick-Ass' titular hero and Hit Girl for January and February respectively. Get a look after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of No Game, No Life. This fantasy adventure series from original creator Yuu Kamiya is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, NANA). More after the jump.
Tokyo Otaku Mode has published the results of a January poll in which Facebook followers from around the world were asked to name the anime that made them cry while watching. See what they picked after the jump.
Comedian /self-proclaimed America expert Junichi Davidson and TV talent Arie Mizusawa were on hand for an event MCed by Nippon TV Marie Ueda's, opening a special 20th anniversary Detective Conan exhibit, hosted at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse during the Golden Week block of holidays. More after the jump.
This year's issue 14 of semimonthly seinen magazine Big Comic Superior, on sale June 27th, will begin serializing Steves, a manga telling the story of the early careers of Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. More after the jump.
Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Tokyo featuring the Yūshūkan war museum. Though this oldest military museum in Japan was established in 1882, it's made the shrine highly controversial in international politics. Pop star Justin Bieber happened to trip on this geopolitical fault line during his recent visit to Japan. More after the jump.