Vertical had a series of new licenses to announce at Anime Expo, including City, the latest from Nichijou creator Keiichi Arawi, Moteki from Mitsurō Kubo, the co-creator and original character designer of Yuri!!! on Ice, and Monogatari writer NisioIsin's Strangulation, along with Hitomi Takano's My Boy. More after the jump.
Hello Kitty teaming up with Yurio? It's more likely than you think. The stars of Yuri!!! on ICE are pairing off with Sanrio stars for the FIND YOUR FAVORITES campaign this summer. Check out the designs and key visual after the jump!
Summer event season is just about to arrive and figure maker/distributor Good Smile Company is prepared! They've now previewed their line-up of special goods that will be making the rounds. It's all headed to Japan's major figure event, Wonder Festival, July 30th in Chiba. Then, it gets confusing. Some will be offered in the US at Anime Expo. Most, but not all will be at their online shop. You can get the details after the jump.
Gakken Plus, the publisher of the long-running Japanese anime magazine Animedia, announced today that it will offer official hug pillow covers inspired by the three main characters from the mega popular TV anime series Yuri!!! On ICE: Yuri Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov, and Yuri Plisetsky. Check out the newly-drawn product images after the jump!
Rebecca Sugar's Cartoon Network series Steven Universe is noted for its anime homages, from Evangelion to Utena, Sailor Moon to Gurren Lagann. These recently worked their way into BOOM! Studios' ongoing comic spin-off, written by Melanie Gillman and illustrated by Katy Farina, with the inclusion of recent favorites from Yuri!!! on Ice.