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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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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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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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Some lucky anime characters are so well-loved that fans will celebrate their birthdays in all sorts of ways including enjoying delicious cakes, posting illustrations on social networks, and taking photos of their favorite character goods~ With two months of the year gone so quickly, Anime!Anime! polled 203 people on their favorite character born in Februrary.
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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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In Japan, March 3 is “Hinamatsuri”, a special occasion also known as “Doll’s Day” or “Girl’s Day”! The celebrations feature tiered stands covered with red material and decorated with beautifully crafted traditional dolls of the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians placed on each of the levels. Most families display the dolls throughout February and take
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Sailor Moon has teamed up with Bandai’s cosmetics division Miracle Romance for a beautiful accessory inspired Sailor Moon’s iconic Crisis Moon Compact. Inspired by its appearance in the Sailor Moon SuperS anime, the Crisis Moon Compact case comes filled with blush. Designed in pretty pink with gold highlights, the compact is the perfect evocation of
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Maehara Koei Shoten is high-class umbrella manufacturer which has been in business for 70 years, and they’re drawing on that experience for an amazing Neon Genesis Evangelion collaboration! Inspired by the Evangelion keyword “hope”, the artisans have created six different designs based on the Evangelion units themselves, as well as Rei and Asuka versions. Third
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The 20th episode of TV anime Garo: Vanishing Line, titled “Utopia”, airs on March 3 and marks a very special occasion: the reunion of the Elric brothers from Fullmetal Alchemist! Kugimiya Rie (well-known as Al in Fullmetal Alchemist) has a leading role as Sophie Hennes in Vanishing Line. In the upcoming episode, Sophie’s missing older
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Charming your business associates during your next meeting will be a breeze if you’re using these gorgeous Sailor Moon business card holders from Premium Bandai! Releasing sometime in May, there are six versions available in the line-up, each boasting their own characteristic embroidery and shiny charms. These holders are fully loaded with features that come
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For the past few years, the concept of idols in anime has grown so popular that it’s now a genre all on its own! Even in manga, video games, and other mixed media projects, idols can be spotted anywhere… but which ones are the most popular? From Nov. 22, 2017 to Dec. 06, 2017, Goo
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