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Anime Japan 2015 “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” Special Stage Report

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, or DanMachi for short, is an upcoming anime based on the best selling light novel series by writer Fujino Omori and illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda. Voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Bell Cranel), Inori Minase (Hestia), Saori Oonishi (Aiz Wallenstein) and Maaya Uchida (Liliruka Aade) made the dungeon crawl through the crowds of Anime Japan 2015 for a special talk event. (more…)

“Durarara!! x2 Shou” Talk Show at Anime Japan 2015

Durarara!! x2 Shou has been going full speed since it started and we've been running to keep up with all the twists and turns. We were lucky enough to catch up to the main cast at Anime Japan 2015 for a talk show on March 21. (more…)

Anime Japan 2015 “Haikyuu!!” Special Stage Report

One of the many special stages at Anime Japan 2015 brought us a Haikyuu!! talk show featuring voice actors Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata), Kaito Ishikawa (Tobio Kageyama) and secret guest Mark Ishii (Lev Haiba) to talk about season two details and more! (more…)

Ride Into Ikebukuro For a “Durarara!!x2 Shou” Collaboration Sweets

What do you mean I have to wait a whole week for the next episode of Durarara!!x2 Shou!? A sad but true part of fandom. And while we can't speed up the clock, we can do the next best thing--that's right, pay a visit Ikebukuro! Or more specifically, the Durarara!!x2 Shou collaboration menu at Cafe White Rose. (more…)

Kunio Okawara Retrospective at The Ueno Royal Museum From August

Kunio Okawara (L) and Koji Igarashi (R) The Ueno Royal Museum will hold a retrospective of mechanical designer Kunio Okawara's 40 year career from August 8 to September 27. Last week Okawara held a press conference at the Tokyo International Forum with animation researcher Koji Igarashi to discuss the popularity of his designs, his relationship with toy makers and thoughts on his career. (more…)

Monthly Hobby Japan Offers “Maoyu” Demon Queen Farming Overalls Figure!

TV anime Maoyu's Demon Queen forgoes her usual dress in favor of overalls in this new Monthly Hobby Japan figure exclusive! Orders are being accepted until April 10, 2015. This 1/7 scale country girl design is based on original art by illustrator Ozaki Tomomi. She's all smiles as her basket is overflowing from a stellar potato harvest and her overalls overflow with an excess of meat that you'll only find on Demon Queen's body. The regular version comes with an illustrated A4 clear file. Those who want the deluxe experience can also order the Limited Edition version with this incredible dozing Demon Queen ... Read More

Alter Releases Figure of Kagekatsu Uesugi From “Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Fighter” Through Hobby Japan

Kagekatsu Uesugi, a new character from the Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Fighter OVA will be available to order through Hobby Japan! Her dynamic pose holding a giant bow is one of the largest the series has ever seen. Hobby Japan will take orders for this item from February 25, 2015 to April 10, 2015. Alter is back to produce this figure. Please note her cute butt and thighs peeking from behind the hakama pants, not to mention the intense detail on the hakama themselves. It's another impressive modeling job well-done by the fine folks of Alter. The limited edition version comes ... Read More