Anime

Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI is stepping into the real world with an adorable Nendoroid from Good Smile Company! Every effort has been made to fully recreate her unique appearance including the overside ribbon in her hair and her pink highlights. She also comes with four interchangeable faces to recreate all of her classic expressions including
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If there’s one thing that otaku enjoy, it’s coming across a character in a series that has the same hobbies and interests they do! As meta as it seems, it’s not unusual for anime to have characters that, incidentally, love anime themselves. But with so many choices, that begs the question… which self-proclaimed otaku character
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Later this year, Dragon Ball Super will receive its very own movie, which will mark the 20th film in Toriyama Akira’s Dragon Ball series! The film, which will premiere in Japan on Dec. 24, 2018, has been temporarily named Dragon Ball Super. Aside from the new teaser visual showcasing a grinning Goku, the only other
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Good Smile Company has revealed a gorgeous figurine of Antarcticite, a winter-bound Gem from Ichikawa Haruko’s Land of the Lustrous! Sculpted by Sayoko Kamiture, this high quality figure is non-scale with a height of approximately 170 mm. Originally sold as a garage kit at Summer Wonder Festival 2016, Antarcticite strikes a beautiful and haunting form
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A third OVA adaptation for Mikiro Gakumo’s light novel series Strike the Blood has been announced! The series was first adapted into anime in 2014, and has since then received two OVAs in addition to its 24 TV anime episodes. A part of the fantasy action genre, Strike the Blood follows the life of Akatsuki
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Preorders are now available for a Proplica of Sailor Chibi Moon’s Prism Heart Compact, a transformation item from Takeuchi Naoko’s classic manga Sailor Moon! This gorgeous little compact joins the growing list of weapons and accessories that have been faithfully recreated into high quality collectibles. Positively fit for a princess, the Prism Heart Compact is
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Did you know that Hatsune Miku has her own day in Japan? 3 and 9, the numbers from the date Mar. 9, can be read as “mi” and “ku”, meaning that it’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite virtual diva! As with other Vocaloids, the appearance of Miku and the message she delivers is limited only
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Preorders have opened for a limited edition G.E.M. Series figure of Uzumaki Naruto based on his Seventh Hokage design in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations! Despite growing up from a boisterous rookie ninja into the leader of Hidden Leaf Village, he looks as playful as ever in this energetic pose. Naruto is also rocking his characteristic
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Fuji TV has announced that it is collaborating with software development company Niantic on an anime adaptation of the smartphone game Ingress! Ingress is an augmented reality location-based game that puts two factions against each other, the Enlightened and the Resistance. Data from the game was also used for Pokémon GO, released in 2016. Animated
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Square Enix has announced the upcoming release of IDOL FANTASY, an idol-managing game for smartphone that also weaves magic and fantasy into the narrative! The game is projected to release Summer 2018 for both iOS and Android, with players taking up the role of idol manager at Alex Entertainment. Several different male idol groups, some
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An original anime titled Carol and Tuesday directed by Watanabe Shinichirou and animated by Bones is set to begin broadcasts in Japan from Apr. 2019, with a worldwide release also under consideration! Carol and Tuesday is to be Watanabe and Bones’ third collaboration, having worked together on Cowboy Bebop: The Movie in 2001 and Space
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Orders have opened on PREMICO Online Shop for two sets of official Sailor Moon 25th anniversary commemorative coins released by Imperial Enterprises! The fully colored original illustrations appear on high-quality gold and silver coins in honor of the exciting anniversary. These coins are legal currency on the Cook Islands, and they feature Queen Elizabeth II
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The very first live action film for Touken Ranbu has been announced and will be premiering sometime in 2019! The film, titled Touken Ranbu the Movie, will be directed by Yakumo Saiji, with an accompanying screenplay Kobayashi Yasuko. A handful of the characters making an appearance has also been announced, many of whom will be
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Details about on a new board game project titled Fate/Grand Order Duel -collection figure- were announced at the Fate/Grand Order Winter Festival 2017-2018 ~Great Winter Pharaoh Thanksgiving~. The game’s genre is “Heroic Spirit Summoning Board Game”, using mini figures and command cards. The mini figures also appear as battle characters in the smartphone RPG Fate/Grand
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Cosmetics brand Chara-ani is teaming up with hit figure skating anime Yuri!!! on Ice for a series of branded eye shadows! There are four colors available, each inspired by a different character from the series and designed to reflect the sport with highlights that look like shards of ice. Yuri (Dark Blue) Victor (Bordeaux) Yurio
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The (self-proclaimed) world’s first virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI has been appointed as the first ambassador for a Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) campaign titled “Come to JAPAN”, which aims to increase American tourism to Japan! With this, JNTO hopes to increase fans’ interest in visiting Japan through her online reach on YouTube and various social
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Oda Eiichirou’s popular manga One Piece is to hold a special Easter event titled One Piece Easter 2018 from Mar. 21 at Tokyo One Piece Tower! The Tokyo Tower One Piece attraction is celebrating its third anniversary in 2018. For Easter, it will feature a series of illustrations of the manga’s beloved characters wearing bunny
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From Max Factory comes a dark new figma of Jeanne d’Arc (Alter) from the popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order! Despite the fact that she is a saint, as an Alter, Jeanne captivates and inspires fear with her merciless nature and dreadful silhouette. Even her armor radiates darkness, with swatches of torn fabric and gradients from
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From anime and manga to video games and cute merchandise, Japan has a ton of hugely popular characters that people all over the world associate with the country! In fact, even prefectural and business mascots are becoming more well known overseas. Out of this huge pool of characters, which ones really stand out as being
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Air Gear’s Ogure Ito, known professionally as “Oh! great”, will adapt Nisio Isin’s popular light novel novel Bakemonogatari into a brand new manga set to begin serialization with Weekly Shonen Magazine 2018 vol. 15, to be released Mar. 14. The announcement was teased with a visual released in mid-February, which featured an illustration of the
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