Back in 2015, Marvel did a series of "Manga" variant covers for their comics. This brought in some notables like Shigeto Koyama (animator and designer on Evangelion, Kill la Kill), Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill) Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro), and, of course, Yusuke Murata (One-Punch Man). Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off Groot appropriately got one by superlog. This charming piece has now inspired a statue from Good Smile Company, on sale ahead of a February 2018 release.
The main staff, the main cast, a new key visual, and the Japanese broadcast details have all been announced for Marvel Future Avengers, the latest anime featuring superheroes from the Marvel Comics universe. Hit the jump to assemble.
One of Marvel Comics' most popular new characters of recent years is now set to become one of Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures. Shunya Yamashita has offered his take on Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, the New Jersey based shape-shifter who was Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. With Hogary scupting, the 1/7 scale, 20.5cm figure is on sale now.
Disney has announced that a new Marvel superheroes-themed TV anime entitled Marvel Future Avengers will begin broadcasting in Japan in Summer of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's a big weekend for figure events. While Japanese makers are gathering for Wonder Festival's 2017 winter edition, America has its industry event New York Toy Fair. Kotobukiya was there with the latest designs by Shunya Yamashita for the Bishoujo figure series. Marvel's recent hit Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) was joined by DC's Suicide Squad member Katana. Get a look after the jump.
Marvel Comics has announced plans to release Avengers: Zombies Assemble by Yusaka Komiyama in North America as serialized in the mini-series Zombies Assemble. Jim Zub (Wayward, Samurai Jack) will adapt the series for its English translation, which opens with a version of the Avengers superhero team familiar to movie fans encountering the undead at the birthday party of Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Square Enix and Marvel have joined forces to announce a special collaboration going forward that will find both companies joining together to created multiple games related to Marvel franchises. Hit the jump for a sneak peek!
Are you a Marvel fan? So is Japan! They're looking forward to the latest releases, and soon they'll be getting a touring exhibition of Marvel memorabilia from titles both familiar and obscure overseas. Hit the jump for more information!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is making her way to your toy shelf! Kotobukiya's Marvel Bishoujo line has added the former Great Lakes Avenger to their list, reimagining her and her friend Tippy-Toe as an adorable, highly detailed statue. Hit the jump for preorder information!