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The capybaras of the Izu Shaboten Zoo are celebrating winter solstice with a yuzu bath on Dec. 22! In Japan, it’s said that having a yuzu (a type of citrus fruit) bath will prevent colds, and the custom of taking such baths on winter solstice has been around since the Edo period. The Izu Shaboten
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Animal Crossing‘s friendly secretary Isabelle is the latest character to join Goodsmile’s collection of “Premium” Nendoroids! Isabelle debuted in the 2012 Nintendo 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf, in which she assisted the player in their role as “Mayor”. In a special “Winter Clothes” version, the Isabelle Premium Nendoroid comes with two interchangeable faces, “smiling”
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Anime has its fair share of great big brothers, but which ones are your favorites? To find out, Anime!Anime! ran a survey by gathering fans’ votes on a selection of 35 characters suggested on Twitter. Where did your beloved big brother place? 10. Kousaka Kyousuke ( Oreimo )10. Matsuno Osomatsu ( Osomatsu-san )9. Araragi Koyomi
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A new commercial for the recently released games Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon answers a question fans have been left wondering for months nows: who would win in a rap battle between Mimikyu and Pikachu? Pretty wild, right? For those wondering who were wondering what mastermind is behind this eccentric commercial, the Japanese
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Takahashi Youichi’s classic soccer manga Captain Tsubasa is getting a new anime! First serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981, Captain Tsubasa follows the journey of soccer prodigy Oozora Tsubasa, who dreams of conquering the FIFA World Cup. The manga is still continuing as Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun in Grand Jump, and has been adapted
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Kotobukiya is releasing a figure of Shuvi Dola, an Ex Machina who seeks to understand the human heart from the movie No Game No Life: Zero! “Let me stay by your side forever…” Standing 6.7” tall, this figure incorporates the chess theme all over from the chess piece in her hand through the hovering chessboard
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A second trailer for the upcoming premiere of the TV anime series The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments has been released! The opening and closing themes have also been confirmed as “Beautiful” by Anly and “Howling” by FLOWxGRANRODEO, respectively. Check out the trailer below for the new season, which is scheduled to kick
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The P.O.P Ver.BB figure series features the characters of One Piece in beach-ready swimsuits, and Nico Robin is joining in a gorgeous polka dot bikini! The Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece “LIMITED EDITION” Nico Robin Ver.BB_02 figure (9,342 yen, tax included, shipping and handling separate) will go up for pre-order on Dec. 15. The “BB” of “Ver.BB”
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A special trailer for the live action movie adaptation of Arakawa Hiromu’s Fullmetal Alchemist has been released to celebrate its performance at the box office. Over 300,000 people flooded theaters across the country to catch a viewing of this long-awaited film from its premiere date of Dec. 1, which earned it over 350 million yen
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Himouto! Umaru-chan’s iconic little sister Umaru-chan has a new place to laze with this cute cushion from Bandai’s homewares division. Wearing her hamster hoodie and lying on her front playing a game, the cushion perfectly captures Umaru-chan’s adorable laziness. Measuring 17x20x40cm, the cushion is also just the right size to rest on your knees! The
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Detective Pikachu, an upcoming live action movie based on the Nintendo 3DS Pokémon game Great Detective Pikachu, revealed Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will be voicing Pikachu! Released in Feb. 2016, Great Detective Pikachu follows a talking Pikachu who solves Pokémon-related mysteries around town with a boy named Tim Goodman. While the unusual detective may be
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Whether you collect plush toys, acrylic charms, cushions, toys, or figures, Mega Hobby Expo is the place to be! In addition to some fun stage events, this out-of-this-world event features the top manufacturers in the world including Alter, Hobby Japan, Revolve, Aniplex, Licorne, and MegaHouse, and it’s held twice a year in spring and autumn.
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Rebellion Path, the second of the Code Geass compilation movies, revealed a key visual featuring the main characters centered around Kururugi Suzaku. Songs to be featured in the film have also been announced. Fans of the TV series will be happy to hear that “Yuukyou Seishunka” from Ali
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Six of the most popular characters from Oda Eiichiro’s much loved pirate franchise One Piece are to make an appearance in Broccoli’s series of adorable bird plushies Chun Colle, which will be on sale at the brand’s booth at Jump Festa 2017. Each of the plushies is around 230mm x 165mm in size and retains
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Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for Sailor Moon ribbon bag charms inspired by the Sailor Soldiers’ uniforms on their official webshop, Premium Bandai. Based on the ribbons on their chest, the charms highlight a large grosgrain ribbon, under which hangs a 20mm charm modelled after the Crystal Star compact for Sailor Moon and the Transformation
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Fans of Higashide Yuuichirou’s Fate/Apocrypha can get their hands on the first Blu-ray box collection starting Dec. 27~! Two versions of the collection (regular and limited edition) will be available for purchase. The limited edition includes quite a bit more goodies than the regular edition, like a specially illustrated box, a short story by Higashide,
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A new teaser trailer was recently released for Detective Conan: Zero no Shikkounin (Zero’s Executioner), which marks the 22nd animated film in Aoyama Gosho’s hit series! Detective Conan: Zero no Shikkounin premieres in Japan on Apr. 13, 2018 and is a direct sequel to the 20th animated film Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, which released
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The 38th entry in the long running Doraemon movie series, Nobita’s Treasure Island, opens at cinemas across Japan on March 3, 2018! In keeping with the “Treasure Island” theme, the movie will star comedian Oizumi You as “Captain Silver” in a tale of pirate themed adventure with Nobita and friends. In a series first, singer-songwriter
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Due for release in April 2018, Zero no Shikkounin (Zero’s Executioner) has just been confirmed as the title of the 22nd Detective Conan. Zero no Shikkounin is the latest in the long running series following Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter which was released earlier this year and proved a big box office hit becoming the
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