The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers, took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba. There was a wide variety of offerings based on Max Factory's poseable figma. Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had plenty of popular and familiar characters to see, but it got strange from there from the likes of Taito and FREEing's Table Museum classical art based figures.
The winter version of Wonder Festival, the twice-yearly expo for garage kit hobbiests and professional figure makers took place February 7th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, and Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Life For You exhibit had an extensive showcase of upcoming super deformed Nendoroid figures. Get a look after the jump.
We're only about half way through winter 2016, but some are already looking forward to spring. And, more reasons than just the weather. A good eight and half minutes of the previews have been collected in a compilation video. Get a look after the jump.
Discotek announced on this week's ANNCast that they are planning a release of 8 Man After, the 1993 OVA revival of the 60's early cyborg super-hero. The DVD release is planned for June or July. This will have the Streamline English dub and the Japanese with English subtitles. Along with this, they announced more Lupin specials on Facebook. More after the jump.
Japan - from geological history to Dragon Ball (no, seriously), Bill Wurtz has it covered, and covered in under 10 minutes. The hot video exploring the subject has topped 3 million YouTube views in under a week. Get a look after the jump.
Last seaon's Anime De Training! Ex presented five girls who aiming to become idols who lead the viewer through practicing various types of training, such as push-up, sit-up, back extension, dance, yoga, stretch, trunk training, and Tai Chi, while talking to viewer. The series is now being released on home video and to hype the collections, its shared the results of fans who got fit for 2016 through anime.
Valentine's Day has arrived in Alfheim Online thanks to Sword Art Online smartphone games Code Register and Progressive Link. The former not only has limited cards and voices, it also has a series of Sweet Valentine Cutlery weapons for spreading chocolate violence. More after the jump.
Lantis has posted the second Love Love! Sunshine!! voice recital video, introducing Uranohoshi Girls' Academy second-year Riko Sakurauchi, as voiced by Rikako Aida. Meet her after the jump.
STUDIO4℃ has announced their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of anime feature Tekkonkinkreet with events in Japan. as well as a new artbook focusing on characters, release worldwide on April 6th. More after the jump.
Science Saru, the studio founded by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, Mind Game, Space Dandy's "Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby", Adventure Time's "Food Chain") Eunyoung Choi in 2014 has produced a promotional short film for OK K.O. ! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, a game developed by Double Stallion and CN Games. More after the jump.
With figures event Wonder Festival taking place in Chiba this weekend, designer Shunya Yamashita has posted his illusttrations for Kotobukiya's upcoming the Edward Scissorhands and Child's Play's Chucky figures, as well as Kill Bill's Bride and teasers for upcoming super-hero releases. Get a look after the jump.
Funimation Entertainment announced the North American theatrical dates for the release of PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie. This climactic feature film is based on the 33-episode, hit TV series of the same name and marks the return of renowned script writer Gen Urobuchi, who wrote the original story for the first season of the anime series. It will screen in more than 100 theaters across the United States and Canada on March 15 and 16, 2016.
Fate/stay night: Garden of Avalon - glorious,after image, a drama CD and OST two disc collection based on the novel that series co-creator Kinoko Nasu wrote for last March's first Unlimited Blade Works set, with music by Hideyuki Fukasawa by music and art Type-Moon co-founder is available through Takeuchi Takashi is available for order hrough March 14, with the package shipping March 23 for 4,104yen. Takashi's cover art has now been previewed.
Plans for the reunion of the Data Process Club and friends from 2013's TV anime adaptation of Komata Mikami's Yuyushiki comedy manga have been announced. Rumi Ōkubo (Yuzuko), Minami Tsuda (Yui), Risa Taneda (Yukari), Megumi Han (Kei), Mana Shimizu (Fumi) and Ai Kayano (Chiho) are among the planned performers at the March 27th Tokyo International Exchange Center event.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented an art exhibition called "Madogatar." The event ran at Tokyo's 3331 Arts Chiyoda November 27 to December 2, 2015, followed by stops at Osaka December 22-27, at Herbis Hall, then Sapporo February 9-14th at Sapporo Factory Hall. That latest look at this final stop is a preview of the Valentine's Card and clearfiles that will be offered.