Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Guilty Kiss 2nd Single Scores "Love Live! Sunshine!!" Mini-Unit's Highest First-Week Sales

According to Oricon's latest sales report, "Kowareyasuki" (easily broken, fragile), the second single of the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise's mini-unit Guilty Kiss released on June 21, ranked 4th in its weekly single chart selling 31,000 units in its first week. It was the highest first week sales record among the singles released by the franchise's three mini-units, topping their own 1st single "Strawberry Trapper" with 30,602 units.

 

Guilty Kiss consists of Riko Sakurauchi (CV: Rikako Aida), Yoshiko Tsushima (Aika Kobayashi), and Mari Ohara (Aina Suzuki). Judging from the sales record, they can be considered as the most popular mini-unit in the franchise. 

 

 

"Love Live! Sunshine!!" mini-unit single sales record:

  

  titile   unit release  first week sales /total sales 
"Genki Zenkai Day! Day! Day!"  CYaRon!  (May 11, 2016)  22,850  47,902 
2 "Torikoriko Please!!"  AZALEA  (May 25, 2016) 24,621  46,832 
3 "Strawberry Trapper"  Guilty Kiss  (June 8, 2016) 30,602  51,216 
"Kinmirai Happy End"  CYaRon!  (May 10, 2017) 24,410  33,796 
5 "Galaxy Hide and Seek"  AZALEA  (May 31, 2017)  27,024  31,716  
6 "Kowareyasuki"   Guilty Kiss  (June 21, 2017)  31,000  -

  


 

 

Guilty Kiss 2nd single "Kowareyasuki"/"Shadow gate to love" preview

 

CD jacket illustration

  

 

CYaRon!'s 2nd single songs: "Kinmirai Happy End" / "Kaigan Douri de Matteruyo" preview (May 10, 2017 release)

 

CD jacket illustration

 

 

 AZALEA 2nd single songs: "GALAXY HidE and SeeK" / "INNOCENT BIRD" preview (May 31, 2017 release)

 

CD jacket illustration

 


 

Source: Mantan Web

  

© Project Love Live! Sunshine!!

 

Vocaloid Yuzuki Yukari Gets New Life-Size Figure in Police Officer Costume

Following the kappougi (coverall apron) model released in October 2016 and immediately sold out, Aichi-based human scale figure company FIGUREX has started accepting pre-orders for a new 159cm tall figure of Yuzuki Yukari, one of the vocaloid characters produced by Vocalomakets, in her police officer costume at the price of 1,280,000 yen (about 11,440 US dollars) for an April 2018 release.

 

The company was established in February 2010 and has released various human scale figures based on popular anime charcters, such as Renge Miyauchi (Non Non Biyori) and Rem (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World). 

 

This new life size figure is based on her 1/8 scale figure released by Pulchra in April 2017. Both figures are inspired by the illustration drawn by her official illustrator Ju Ayakura (Spice and Wolf) for Tokyo

Metropolitan Police Department's crime prevention application "Digi Police" in March 2016. As with

the previous model, this police officer model also contains a speaker in its body, so you can make her

play your favorite music, or even speak with her own vocaloid voices.

 

 

Original illustration by Ju Ayakura

 

 


  

PV for the kappougi model

 

Original illustration by Ju Ayakura

  

Product photos

 

 

Source: Figurex press release

 

©2016 VOCALOMAKETS Powered by Bumpy Factory Corporation.

 

"Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis" DLC Teases December Release

Those who cleared Final Fantasy XV's new Episode Prompto DLC already were treated to a special teaser for the episode that follows. Yep, Episode Ignis is next, and Square Enix will be unleashing its new recipe this December.

 

 

Via Gematsu

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Vatican Miracle Examiner"

Sentai Filmworks has announced the addition of Vatican Miracle Examiner, the summer 2017 anime series based on the light novels of the same name by Rin Fujiki. The series will soon be available to stream on Anime Strike in the U.S. and available in certain countries through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

 

They describe the anime:

In the heart of Vatican City, there is a secret organization dedicated to investigating reports of miracles. Robert Nicholas, an archivist and cryptanalysis expert, and Josef Kou Hiraga, a genius scientist, are members of the Assembly of Saints. As miracle investigators, they travel the world validating particular phenomena, only to uncover events tainted with conspiracy and deceit. With orders to find out the truth behind God's works, Josef and the fiercely protective Robert venture out into the unknown.

 

The series will be directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani (Food Wars!), with sound direction by Yoshikazu Iwanami (Girl und Panzer, Knights of Sidonia) and series composition by Seishi Minakami (No.6). The studio helming the project will be J.C.STAFF (Flying Witch, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?).


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

The Meaning of "WorldEnd's" Title

“What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?”

 

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These three questions make up the title of WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? It’s a ridiculously long title to be sure, but in this anime’s case all three questions reflect the story’s main themes accurately. There’s even a sense of poetic rhythm to the title, although admittedly that might be conveyed better in the Japanese title as opposed to the English translation.  

 

Personally, I like this title, because in three sentences it says everything you need to know about how heroism works in this story.

 

“What do you do at the end of the world?” WorldEnd is set after the Earth has been overridden by beasts, and the most people can do is escape to the islands above the sky and make their homes up there.

 

In this world, there’s no longer any point to grand heroic gestures, because the heroes who tried to save the world have all died in the war. The fairies that now fight the monsters in their stead are not called heroes. They are called “weapons,” and they are housed in a weapons storage house, as befits their role in the scheme of things. They do not fear death because it means nothing to them. When they sacrifice their own lives in order to take down a particularly fearsome monster, it is not out of any lofty notion of heroism but simply because that’s what they’re supposed to do.

 

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“Are you busy? Will you save us?” Together, these questions form a polite yet quietly desperate plea.

 

Even at the end of the world, when the heroes are gone, those who have lost everything still wish to be saved. But how do you ask for help when everyone else is just trying to survive, or when your soul feels as if it’s beyond saving? What if you’re a failed hero who has never succeeded in saving anybody, or a weapon whose days are numbered?

 

These are the main characters of WorldEnd, who constantly ask these questions of themselves. They cannot see themselves as heroes, but they want to be there for each other, because that’s the only way they can be saved.

 

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In episode 5 of WorldEnd, our protagonist Willem is asked to fight for the noble cause of antidiscrimination, but he refuses, and even tells the well-meaning young lady who asks him that “righteousness is merely a tool to legitimatize one’s reasons for violence.” As a former Brave and the last human alive, he undoubtedly speaks from experience. In the end, however, he does choose to intervene because of his personal connection to her, because he likes her as a person and wants to protect those around him. And even then, he chooses tricks over violence.

 

In the world of WorldEnd, that’s what heroism is really about. It’s not about fighting for something bigger than yourself, only to lose yourself in the process. For most people, including the protagonists of WorldEnd, it’s beyond them to save the entire world, but even so, the desire to save and be saved is inside them, and so they protect what is closest to them. That’s why they smile, put on a brave face, and go to war.

 

Courage in this world is about waiting for your loved ones to come home. It’s about cooking a nice meal and hoping the other person will like it. The struggle to maintain normalcy when the world is crumbling around you is the real focus of this story. This theme may seem selfish, but it’s strongly implied throughout the story that it was humanity’s lofty ambitions that caused their downfall in the first place. For everyone who is left, they just have to pick up the pieces and move on.

 

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WorldEnd isn’t the kind of story that makes me want to disbelieve the existence of heroes. It simply redefines the struggles of those who don’t play the conventional “hero” role. Broadly speaking, WorldEnd belongs to a subgenre of war fiction that focuses on the daily struggles of the children who are left behind, like Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword or Mark Zusak’s The Book Thief. It’s the kind of story that makes you appreciate what ordinary people struggle with during wartime.

 

There are plenty of stories in anime about heroes, big and small. Even in recent memory, there are quite a few shows on Crunchyroll that invite the viewer to think more deeply about what it means to be a hero. But there aren’t too many anime series like WorldEnd, which deliberately take the focus away from the action scenes, and where most of the epic battles take place off-screen.

 

This style of storytelling is more common in literature, which is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that this anime is based off a novel, but it’s an excellent example of how to make this genre work in animated form too. The story is paced slowly, but it never drags, and nothing is over-explained. The viewer is left to work out exactly what the characters are thinking through their expressions and subtle gestures. It’s really well-animated and beautifully shot where it counts.

 

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WorldEnd is a slow-paced and meditative take on what it means to be a hero after the end of the world. It may not be as energetic as My Hero Academia or as bold and thought-provoking as Gatchaman Crowds, but it’s a sad and humble little story about people who need each other in order to save themselves. It’s also a love story. I really like it—it’s the kind of hero story that speaks to me most.

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Kim Morrissy is a freelance writer and translator. He writes about anime, light novels, and Japanese culture on his personal blog. You can also follow him on Twitter at @frog_kun.

Sentai Filmworks Announces "Made In Abyss" Anime

Sentai Filmworks has announced the addition of Made In Abyss to its Summer 2017 anime season. The series will soon be available to stream on Amazon's Anime Strike in the U.S., and available in certain countries through select digital outlets for the Summer 2017 season, with a home video release to follow.

 

They describe the series

The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, an orphaned girl named Rico stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Tantalized by the mysteries of the Abyss, Rico and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?

 

Animation Production will be handled by Kinema Citrus (Black Bullet, Barakamon, Is the Order a Rabbit??). Masayuki Kojima (Monster, Black Bullet) will direct the series, with series composition by Hideyuki Kurata (The Fruit of Grisaia, Drifters, The World God Only Knows).

 


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Good Smile Company Previews Limited Figures For Anime Expo And Other Summer Events

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 all the details below.

 

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Nendoroid Yuri Katsuki: Free Skating Ver.

"I'll skate even better than Victor imagines!"

From the popular anime series 'YURI!!! on ICE' comes a figure of Japan's figure skating athlete Yuri Katsuki wearing his free skating "Yuri on Ice" outfit from the series! He comes with two face plates including a standard gentle expression as well as a charming smile.

Yuri has fully articulated arm parts, and the iconic stuffed toy shaped like a rice ball that was thrown down into the rink is also included to help you fully reproduce his skating performance in Nendoroid size! He also comes with new arm parts for use on Nendoroid Victor Nikiforov as well as a Makkachin tissue box case! If you pose the two of them together you can even have them posed as if in the kiss and cry area waiting for results! Enjoy the master and student in your collection!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Yuri Katsuki: Free Skating Ver.
Series
   YURI!!! on ICE
Manufacturer
   ORANGE ROUGE
Category
   Nendoroid
Price
   ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   Shichibee / Yuichi Imai
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Released by
   ORANGE ROUGE
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

 

Where to Purchase

■ Anime Expo 2017 (2017.07.01 - 2017.07.04)

Anime Expo 2017: Good Smile Company Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
Number Available: 1300 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 30th July 2017 (Sun) from 16:00JST until the 8th August 2017 (Tue) at 12:00JST.
 
 
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figma Archer/Altria Pendragon

"The water police has arrived!"

From the popular smartphone game 'Fate/Grand Order' comes a figma of Altria Pendragon in her Archer class!

  • The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to act out a variety of different scenes.
  • A flexible plastic is used in specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
  • She comes with three face plates including a cheerful smile, a pained expression and a worried, blushing expression.
  • Her water gun as well as her holy sword Excalibur are both included as accessories.
  • An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Product Details

Product Name
   figma Archer/Altria Pendragon
Series
   Fate/Grand Order
Manufacturer
   Max Factory
Category
   figma
Price
   ¥5,093 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 140mm in height
Sculptor
   Max Factory (Shinji Koshinuma, Taizou)
Cooperation
   Masaki Apsy
Released by
   Max Factory
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

Where to Purchase

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
Number Available: 2000 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 30th July 2017 (Sun) from 16:00JST until the 8th August 2017 (Tue) at 12:00JST.
 

 

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Nendoroid Kirito & Asuna: O.S Ver.

"This is just a game. Or so I thought..."

From 'Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale' comes a set of Nendoroids of the main characters Kirito and Asuna in their new outfits from the movie! The AR-type information terminal "Augma" that plays an important role in the movie is included on both of them, and Kirito's sword and Asuna's rapier are also included. Enjoy their close bond and powerful combination in Nendoroid size!

*This product will only be available at events. It will not be on sale at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
*Standard sales of these products as individual characters are planned in the future, but the specifications will differ to this set version.

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Kirito & Asuna: O.S Ver.
Series
   Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid
Price
   ¥5,093 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   2x Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figures with stands included. Each approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   Shichibee
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

Where to Purchase (Japan)

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)
WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
Number Available: 500 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
*This product is currently not planned for sale at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.

Where to Purchase (Overseas)

■ USA: Anime Expo 2017 (2017.07.01 - 2017.07.04)
Anime Expo 2017: Good Smile Company Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
■ France: Japan Expo 2017 (2017.07.06 - 2017.07.09)
Japan Expo 2017: Good Smile Company Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
■ China: CCG EXPO 2017 (2017.07.06 - 2017.07.10)
Good Smile Shanghai Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
■ China: Shanghai ChinaJoy (2017.07.27 - 2017.07.30)
Good Smile Shanghai Booth 
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
■ Taiwan: 2017 1th Comic Exhibition (2017.08.10 - 2017.08.14)
Good Smile Company Booth 
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 

Nendoroid More: Dress Up Wedding - Elegant Ver.

A new set of wedding outfits to dress-up your Nendoroids for marriage!

'Nendoroid More' is a series of products created to make Nendoroids even more enjoyable, and this second set of wedding outfits to join the Nendoroid More Dress Up series is sure to bring all sorts of happy memories to your Nendoroids!

The set includes four different dresses: Rich Gold and Cheerful Yellow standard wedding dresses, as well as Baroque Green and Gothic Black princess style wedding dresses. There are also Rich Gold, Traditional Navy, Baroque Green & Gothic Black tuxedos for use with male Nendoroids, creating a total of eight different types to collect!

Dress up your favorite Nendoroids as bride and groom and create a day that they will never forget!

*Images shown here are for illustrative purposes only. No Nendoroid head parts are included with this product. (Tiara is included)
*May not be compatible with certain Nendoroids depending on the character design.

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid More: Dress Up Wedding - Elegant Ver.
Series
   Nendoroid More
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid More
Price
   ¥833 Each (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   ABS/PVC Painted non-scale trading figures with stands included with tuxedo types. Each approximately 45mm in height (body only). Total of eight to collect.
Sculptor
   Shichibee, Taketomo
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

Where to Purchase

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
*Max 16 (2 Boxsets) Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 30th July 2017 (Sun) from 16:00JST until the 8th August 2017 (Tue) at 12:00JST.

 

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Nendoroid Reimu Hakurei 2.0

The priestess of Hakurei Shine is back in an upgraded version!

From the popular game series by Team Shanghai Alice, the 'Touhou Project' comes an all-new upgraded Nendoroid of Reimu Hakurei! She comes with three face plates including a cheerful standard expression, a more serious expression for combat scenes as well as a cute, relaxed expression.

Reimu comes complete with her prayer rod and charm cards allowing you to pose her in battle scenes from the series, as well as a cup of tea, a donation box and kneeling parts to display her more relaxed side. Enjoy all sorts of different sides of Reimu in your collection!

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid Reimu Hakurei 2.0
Series
   Touhou Project
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid
Price
   ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   JUN(E.V.)
Cooperation
   Nendoron
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

 

Event Sales Bonus

Purchases of Nendoroid Reimu Hakurei 2.0 at events will include a Special Round Base as a bonus!

Where to Purchase (Japan)

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
Number Available: 1,000 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ Comic Market 92 (2017.08.11 - 2017.08.13)

Booth 1511: Good Smile Company (West Hall #1) (Event Details
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Where to Purchase (Overseas)

■ USA: Anime Expo 2017 (2017.07.01 - 2017.07.04)

Anime Expo 2017: Good Smile Company Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ France: Japan Expo 2017 (2017.07.06 - 2017.07.09)

Japan Expo 2017: Good Smile Company Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ China: CCG EXPO 2017 (2017.07.06 - 2017.07.10)

Good Smile Shanghai Booth (Event Details
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ China: Shanghai ChinaJoy (2017.07.27 - 2017.07.30)

Good Smile Shanghai Booth 
*Max 1 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

■ Taiwan: 2017 18th Comic Exhibition (2017.08.10 - 2017.08.14)

Good Smile Company Booth 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Where to Purchase (Other)

■ International Partner Shops
■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP

 

Nendoroid More: Face Parts Case (Straw Hat Penguin)

A new Penguin Face Parts Case dressed up a little with a stylish hat!!

'Nendoroid More' is a series of products created to make Nendoroids even more enjoyable, and the latest addition to the series is a new face parts case with a penguin theme! The cases allow you to store up to two spare expression parts inside while also having a cute appearance to put on display - which means that even your spare parts will have a place in your collection! The included straw hat can be attached and removed and even placed on other characters!

*Images shown here are for illustrative purposes only. No Nendoroid expression parts are included with this product.
*Certain face plates may not fit into the parts case depending on the character design.

Product Details

Product Name
   Nendoroid More: Face Parts Case (Straw Hat Penguin)
Series
   Nendoroid More
Manufacturer
   Good Smile Company
Category
   Nendoroid More
Price
   ¥926 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   Painted ABS non-scale product. Approximately 100mm in height.
Sculptor
   Nendoron
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

Where to Purchase

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
*This product is currently not planned for sale at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP. 

 

PLAMAX MF-EX01 minimum factory Kasumi C2 ver.

The famous Kasumi figure is back as a plastic model kit!

The legendary PVC figure of Kasumi that was released back in 2004 has been brought back as a 1/20 scale plastic model kit with the same beautiful sculpt as before! The model kit makes use of different colored parts and eye decals which allow anyone to put the palm-sized figure together with ease. Build the classic Kasumi figure with your own two hands and enjoy her in your collection!

Product Details

Product Name
   PLAMAX MF-EX01 minimum factory Kasumi C2 ver.
Series
   DEAD OR ALIVE
Manufacturer
   Max Factory
Category
   Plastic Models PLAMAX
Price
   ¥2,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/07
Specifications
   ABS/PS 1/20th scale assemblable plastic model kit. Base included. Eye decals included. Approximately 90mm in height when built.
Sculptor
   Hiroki Katayama
Cooperation
   POLY-TOYS
Released by
   Max Factory
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
Summer Wonder Festival 2017 Product

Where to Purchase

■ Wonder Festival 2017 Summer (2017.07.30)
WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 26 Booth (Event Details
Number Available: 1000 
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
■ GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP
This product is available for preorder at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.
Preorders will be open from 30th July 2017 (Sun) from 16:00JST until the 8th August 2017 (Tue) at 12:00JST.

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Battle Girl High School"

Sentai Filmworks has kicked off its Summer 2017 simulcast plans with Battle Girl High School. The anime adaptation, based on colopl’s action RPG, will start streaming in July 2017. The series will soon be available to stream exclusively on HIDIVE for the Summer 2017 simulcast season, with a home video release to follow.

 

They describe the series:

Set in 2045, humanity struggles to survive in a world overrun by mysterious invaders called the Irousu. The Earth's only hope lies with the students of Shinjugamine Girls' Academy, a school where Star Guardians train to fight the Irousu. Together, these brave girls work to develop their skills to fight against the invaders… provided they can pass class first!

 

Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman, Active Raid) will direct, with series composition by Yosuke Kuroda (Hayate the Combat Butler, High School of the Dead, My Hero Academia). Animation production will be handled by SILVER LINK (Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya).

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

Nintendo Reveals Super NES Classic with Unreleased "Star Fox" Sequel

While it was pretty much a foregone conclusion by now, Nintendo officially revealed the Super NES Classic earlier today and, man, it's even tougher to resist than the now-out-of-print NES Classic.

 

This one's due out on September 29 for $79.99, and the 21 listed games include heavy-hitters like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastEarthbound, Final Fantasy III (VI), Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, Mega Man X, and even the never-before-released Star Fox 2

 

 

Here's the full list of games: 

 

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Yoshi’s Island

 

Super NES Classic also packs in two wired controllers. Please let this be easier to get when it launches! 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.