The Naruto Shippuden version of Sasuke Uchiha is set to become the fourth Naruto figure in MegaHouse's premium female audience G.E.M figure line after two Kakashi versions and a Naruto. More after the jump.
The Japan Racing Association has launched the second phase of its Attack on Titan promotion. Now, the site teaches you how to pet the ponies, with odds for seven cast member jockeys, and even Titan themed sports papers. More after the jump.
The visuals on the official K site have been getting more specific about the plans for the follow-up to GoHands' 2012 anime series. After a run of images promising a 2014 premiere, the anime feature has now been pinned down to July 12th. Get a look after the jump.
In some new Kill La Kill fun, otaku rapper Richie Branson has put together a new homage to the anime in "Flow Regalia." Meanwhile, with the replica scissor swords now on tale, Toranoana Store B in Akihabara is displaying a special full sized model next to their cast register. Get a look after the jump.
After the recent Fate/stay night, Hatsune Miku and Fire Emblem team-ups, it's Capcom x Capcom with Devil May Cry slated to be next Monster Hunter Frontier G collaboration. Get a look after the jump.
It seems like character goods markers expect otaku to be very lonely going into and coming out of the holiday season, because there are a ton of hug pillows scheduled to be released over the next couple of months. Get a look at the highlights after the jump.
Next spring, Japan will be getting its own localized take on The Avengers, with Toei working with Disney on the animated series and Bandai working on the merchandise. In this case, a localized interpenetration means that Marvel's superheroes are basically going to become Pokémon. Now, there's an early look at the associated figures. Check them out after the jump.
The Hollywood 47 Ronin did not do well in its Japanese opening, taking $1.3 million, as compared to the opening weekend's first place finisher Lupin III vs. Detective Conan's $6.3 million. That wasn't for lack of trying. There was plenty of press. There was an endorsement from the cast of Sengoku Basara. There was even banana tattooing. Get a look after the jump.
Couldn't make it to the North American premiere of Madoka Magica: Rebellion? Want something to spend your holiday bonus on? Well, Right Stuf is prepared to hook you up with a box set containing the items that were exclusively available at theaters screening the movie in Japan and at the Los Angeles theater premiere events. More after the jump.
As browser game Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online gears up to launch its open beta this week, a set of Levi and Mikasa in game uniforms has been released. Get a look after the jump.
Not much is known about the GJ Club anime follow-up in which the group evidently travels to New York, but they do seem to be preparing. Among the special items that will be offered at the month's Comiket 85 is a stationery set highlighted by an English work book. Get a look after the jump.
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has added a trio of characters to its roster. Holo The Wise Wolf makes the trip from Spice and Wolf. Sadao Maō / Satan Jacob represents The Devil is a Part Timer! And, Kaori Shimizu reprises the role of Boogiepop Phantom from the 2000 adaptation of the horror light novel series. More after the jump.
Manga related designer-made t-shirts boutique Beams has launched a series of Kuroko's Basketball Mangart t-shirts, starting with limited "T.KUROKO" and "IGNITE PASS" designs. Orders are being taken through this Friday for January release. Get a look after the jump.
As we head into 2014, the pace of Sword Art Online figure releases is showing no sign of slowing. Three have recently been added to the schedule including Asuna as a newlywed (note the ring), Asuna as Titania, and Suguha Kirigaya as herself. Get a look after the jump.
Last week, the National Reconnaissance Office launched a new satellite called NROL. In light of the recent criticism of the US government overreach in its spying activities, it probably wasn't a great idea use a globe straddling octopus as its insignia with the motto "Nothing is beyond our reach." News satire The Daily Show responded with an appropriately hentai send-up. Get a look after the jump.