Fresh off Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi's appearence on America's news parody The Daily Show FREEing has scheduled a 1/8th scale figure of the HENNEKO heroine for May 2014 release. Get a look after the jump.
WARNING: there are some vague manga spoilers here. You might remember how Ace stuck around for a while in the anime's filler episodes of the Alabasta Arc. Well, it seems like the series will be doing something similar with Trafalgar Law in the filler episodes between the ending Punk Hazard and the upcoming Dressrosa Arc. More after the jump.
Last Saturday's Toonami broadcast of Akira outperformed last year’s time period averages by mostly double digits across targeted adults and men, ranging between 8%-32%. This was one of the wins that helped Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming to its best ratings in over a decade. More after the jump.
The Colossal Titan has been spotted in Akihabara as Sega has launched its Attack on Titan amusement campaign. Japanese arcades are offering UFO games with tissue and candy prizes, as well as a chance to get Mikasa and Levy figures. Prize Mikasa and Levy blankets and Titan busts are also on the way. Get a look after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming Super Sonico anime has been updated with a new visual of NitroPlus mascot turned anime star and her bandmates Misuzu Fuji (voiced by Mai Goto) and Fūri Watanuki (voiced by Mami Ozaki). Get a look after the jump.
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.