27 Dec 2014

Revoltech Domo-Kun Review

Kaiyodo, figurine manufacturer that popular with revoltech line, in April 2014 was released figurine of mascot of japan public broadcaster NHK, Revoltech Domo-Kun.

revoltech domo box


Comes with height 10 cm and have retail cost for 3685 Yen, a set of Revoltech Domo-kun contain:
- Figure of Domo-kun
- Additional interchangeable eyes x 4
- Chopsticks
- Bowl of rice
- Microphone
- Television
- TV Remote
- Additional pair of hands

a set of revoltech domo


Revoltech Domo-kun look like do not have many articulation but surprisingly, this figure get many articulation especially on the hand and leg
One problem that I face is I get a little difficult to balance domo-kun in order to stand upright

This figure only have one part head, you can play with domo facial expressions with change his eyes
with the additional part of interchangeable domo eyes.

Video Review:







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revoltech domo additional eyes


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revoltech domo cry

revoltech domo eat rice

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25 Dec 2014

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Teaser Revealed

Atlus USA, on Monday was uploaded a teaser via their YouTube channel for the upcoming game Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The teaser video with duration 85 seconds reveal gameplay and feature that available for the game.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Teaser

 

Atlus also uploaded a video titled "Etrian Mystery Dungeon LiveStream #1 Archive" with duration 42 minutes that introduce systems of Etrian Mystery Dungeon.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon LiveStream #1 Archive

 

 The cross over game from Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon, scheduled to release in Spring 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.
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22 Dec 2014

The New Project for Angel Beats Will be OVA and Visual Novel

Two week ago, there is a news about the new project for Angel Beats , and today during the Aniplex x Key Presents New Project & Angel Beats event, revealed the new project that will be a Visual Novel and new OVA.

The visual novel titled Angel Beats! -1st beat- will be released May 29, 2015 for PC paltform. The game get opening theme titled Heartily Song by Lia. On the VN you will play as Yuzuru Otonashi.


Angel Beats -1st beat-



Angel Beats! -1st beat- Promotional Video




The new OVA titled Hell's Kitchen scheduled to release on June 24, 2015. The OVA will be bundled with the anime series on Blu-Ray format in a box set that cost 26800 Yen.


angel beats ova hell's kitchen


The Aniplex x Key Presents New Project & Angel Beats event also reveal another project for a new brand anime tv series titled Charlotte that produced by studio P.A Works and written by Jun Maeda.


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Charlotte Anime Promotional Video


Charlotte Anime Announcement PV by pKjd


Source: Otaku Tale, Moetron
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20 Dec 2014

S.H.FiguArts G-Stag & Reddle Come in May 2015

S.H.FiguArts G-Stag & Reddle


After Blue Stinger Beetleborg and Shadowborg come into SHFiguarts line, now Bandai announced to release S.H.FiguArts G-Stag & Reddle (Green Hunter Beetleborg & Red Striker Beetleborg) that scheduled in may 2015.

G-Stag & Reddle will be sell as set with price 10800 Yen.

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18 Dec 2014

3DS Super Smash Bros Review‏

At the end of 2014, Nintendo was released an exciting game, Super Smash Bros  for Nintendo 3DS. This is a game series which mean Nintendo previously has released the prequel for the title on different platforms. In 1999 Super Smash Bros was introduced for Nintendo 64, in 2001 Super Smash Bros Melee for GameCube, in 2008 Super Smash Bros Brawl for Nintendo Wii, and the last title is Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U in 2014.

3DS Super Smash Bros actually is a crossover fighting game that allow player to choose character to fight with AI computer or your friend. Yes... this game support multiplayer mode.

The playable characters is up to 49 characters from many popular game title such as Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Mega Man/Rockman. Some of them is  Unlockable characters.
In one arena/match you can fight with up to 4 players.
You also can customize your character, to choose their skill, ability, and the appearance.

This game not only provide versus mode, there are many mode for you to play this game such as training, Classic, All-Star, Stadium, Smash (versus mode), Smash Run.
SSB also provide feature for capture image, when you are in a match just press Start and you can change the angle to get the best shot.

To control the character and to use special ability is not really difficult, even a novice gamer I think can quickly mastered this game.

Well, 3DS Super Smash Bros is really suitable for casual gamer, who do not have many time to play their 3DS. This game is really fun just kick punch throw shoot and slash and  you win the match.
You can play this game anywhere and anytime. With nice video graphic and sound, this game is worth to buy.

You can buy 3DS Super Smash Bros in Amazon for only  about $ 49.99 .

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13 Dec 2014

Digimon 15th Anniversary Project Anime Titled Digimon Adventure Tri

digimon adventure tri



The official website for Digimon 15th Anniversary project anime announced that the upcoming anime titled Digimon Adventure Tri.
The website also reveal visual key and staff information for the anime.
This is the third egg hatch, which the first egg hatch in August that reveal a silhouette of 17 year old Taichi Yagami and Agumon.

Digimon Adventure Tri will be released in Spring next year and this project is to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure anime tv series that premier in 1999.

Well, are you feel nostalgic with your childhood when watching this PV video below ?

Digimon 15th Anniversary Project Anime Promotional Video





Source: ANN
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9 Dec 2014

Aniplex x Key Visual Arts Collaborated Project Revealed

Yesterday the official website for Angel Beats start an operation countdown that over today.
The countdown is to reveal new project that involve collaboration between Aniplex and Key Visual Arts. The new project scheduled to announced during a conference on December 22 and also stream on Nico Nico live.

The official website for the collaborated new project reveal two image, on the right is Kanade Tachibana and the left is a silhouette of female character.



The website also stream the commercial for the new project announcement.




Aniplex x Key Presents New Project & Angel... by pKjd

Source: ANN
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8 Dec 2014

Angel Beats Official Website Start Operation Countdown

angel beats new project


The official website of Angel Beats, today start an operation countdown. When we post this news, the countdown is on 21 hours.
There is no information what happen next when the countdown is over, it will be a new season for Angel Beats anime ?


As we know, Angel Beats premiere in Japan on April 2, 2010 and finish on June 6, 2010 for the anime tv series. While the anime special and another epilogue episode was released on December 22, 2010.





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7 Dec 2014

Atlus Reveal Cross Over Game 3DS Etrian Mystery Dungeon

On Thursday, the official website and fanspage of Atlus reveal their newest 3DS game and it will be a cross over game. The game that announced as Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a cross over game from  Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon.

Scheduled to release in Spring 2015 for Nintendo 3DS,  Etrian Mystery Dungeon offers full party customizations, infinite dungeons to explore, and unlockable skill trees.

Here is the screenshots of the game:

Etrian Mystery Dungeon





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4 Dec 2014

S.H.Figuarts Luigi Latest Promotional Video Reveal Yoshi

Bandai Japan on Tuesday, release a promotional video for S.H.Figuarts Luigi that uploaded to the BandaiJP official YouTube channel.

The video with duration 91 seconds preview stop motion of SHF Luigi playing with the SHF Super Mario Play Set. On the end of video, there is a teaser from Bandai that reveal Yoshi as the next newcomer.

S.H.Figuarts Luigi will be released this December 2014 with price 3564 Yen along with S.H.Figuarts Super Mario Play Set C with price 2808 Yen.

S.H.Figuarts Luigi PV

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2 Dec 2014

Top 10 Best Selling Manga 2014 in Japan

December has arrived, and it's will be nearing the end of 2014. As usual, a japanese website that serve information about Japan music industry, Oricon give list of top selling manga in Japan.

The list below is cover sales manga by series from November 18, 2013 - November 16, 2014.

Top 10 Best Selling Manga 2014 in Japan 


NoManga TitleAuthor PublisherTotal Sales
1One PieceEiichiro OdaShueisha11,885,957
2Attack on TitanHajime IsayamaKodansha11,728,368
3Haikyu!!Haruichi FurudateShueisha8,283,709
4Tokyo GhoulSui IshidaShueisha6,946,203
5Kuroko's BasketballTadatoshi FujimakiShueisha6,729,439
6NarutoMasashi KishimotoShueisha5,505,179
7Ace of DiamondYĆ«ji TerajimaKodansha4,681,031
8MagiShinobu OhtakaShogakukan4,657,971
9The Seven Deadly SinsNakaba SuzukiKodansha4,633,246
10Assassination ClassroomYusei MatsuiShueisha4,622,108



Eiichiro Oda's manga One Piece is still in the first position this year and based on our data since 2009, this is the sixth year One Piece as the best seller manga in Japan.

There are new comers on the list for this year such as Ace of Diamond, Haikyu!!, and Tokyo Ghoul.
In the last year of Masashi Kishimoto Naruto manga, successfully stand its position in the Top 10 Best Selling Manga in Japan even though should down one position to sixth position compare to last year chart.

Source: ANN 

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1 Dec 2014

TV Commercial for Kuroko's Basketball Anime Third Season Revealed

Kuroko's Basketball Anime Third Season

Kuroko's Basketball Anime Season 3 Get TV commercial that uploaded to the kurobasanime youTube Channel and posted in the official website. The TV CM with duration 35 seconds also reveal the anime opening theme song titled "Punky Funky Love" by GRANRODEO.

Kuroko's Basketball Anime Third Season scheduled to release on January 2015 in Japan and will begin with the episode "51st Quarter".

The sequel manga will be released on December 29, 2014 in the Shueisha's Jump Next magazine and Shueisha will compiled the 30th volume as the last volume also in December.
The basketball manga created by Tadatoshi Fujimaki's, this year still in the list of top 10 selling manga in Japan, achieve fifth position with total sales 6,729,439 copies.





Source: ANN
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27 Nov 2014

Indonesia Get Exclusive Collectible Action Figure from Bandai

Bima Satria Garuda film really popular in Indonesia, this popularity also followed by manufacturer from Japan, Bandai to release an exclusive item for Indonesia that is Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode.

This figure made by polyresin with height about 12 inch will be cost US$150. The pre order open on 12 November 2014 until 12 December 2014 and scheduled to release in April 2015.
Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode available on the local toys shop, Multitoys.


Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode

Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode detail




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25 Nov 2014

Viz Media Previews Forthcoming New Bleach and Naruto Manga Box Sets - Press Release

Latest Box Sets For Iconic Manga Properties Are Scheduled For Summer 2015 Release; Each Set Features 20+ Manga Volumes Along With Exclusive Bonus Premiums!!



San Francisco, CA, November 24, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces exciting details for a pair of forthcoming manga (graphic novel) box sets that are sure to capture the attention of die-hard readers and fans of the popular BLEACH and NARUTO series.


Scheduled for release in the Summer of 2015, the BLEACH Manga Box Set 2 and NARUTO Manga Box Set 2 each contain 20 or more individual manga volumes, at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Exclusive bonus premiums, such as special mini-comics and full-color posters, are also included in each Box Set.


In addition, due to continuing fan demand, BLEACH Manga Box Set 1 and NARUTO Manga Box Set 1 will be available again January 2015. The BLEACH set contains the beginning 21 volumes of the first story arc, and the NARUTO set contains 27 volumes. Both sets are housed in sturdy corrugate display boxes, and also include a full color double-side poster and collectable booklet.


BLEACH MANGA BOX SET 2




BLEACH MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $214.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!

The second BLEACH Manga Box Set offers fans the chance to own Volumes 22-48 at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.


Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. In the latest Box Set volumes, after finally rescuing their friend Rukia, Ichigo and friends return to their quiet lives in the world of the living. However, the peace is short-lived as new enemies arrive from the world of the Hollows. Aizen is back, and Ichigo may be the only one who can stop him for good!




NARUTO MANGA BOX SET 2




NARUTO MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $174.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! In the second NARUTO Manga Box Set, featuring Volumes 28-48, it's been more than two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Much has happened while he has been away, and new threats to the ninja world have emerged. Can Naruto prove his worth and rescue his friend Sasuke? The new box set also will feature an exclusive mini-comic containing the NARUTO pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.



“These new box sets each receive a deluxe treatment and will become noteworthy additions to even the most discriminating fan’s manga collection,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Fans can catch the opening of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc and also dive into electrifying supernatural adventures with the gang from BLEACH. Hours of manga reading fun and excitement are guaranteed with these new manga Box Sets. Don’t miss their release next summer!”



For more information on other anime and manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
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21 Nov 2014

Super Robot Chogokin Black Getter Revealed

After open pre order for Super Robot Chogokin Getter 1, now Bandai open pre order for Super Robot Chogokin Black Getter.
This figure will cost 7344 Yen and scheduled to release in May 2015. Different from Getter 1, SRC Black Getter is available in Tamashii Web Exclusive which mean this figure is limited item.

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super robot chogokin black getter blade

super robot chogokin black getter gun

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18 Nov 2014

Viz Media Announces New Officially Licensed Collectables and Apparel Based On The Celebrated Anime - Press Release


VIZ Media Partners With Hot Topic To Offer Exclusive DORAEMON T-Shirts And Highlights Collectables Available Now From The Official U.S. DORAEMON Product Website




VIZ Media gives DORAEMON fans a fun way to display their love of the hit anime adventure comedy that currently airs on the Disney XD channel. The company has announced it is teaming up with pop culture and alternative apparel retailer Hot Topic to offer the first-ever officially U.S. licensed DORAEMON t-shirts.



Shirt designs offered by Hot Topic include “Many Doraemon” and “Doraemon Waving,” available in distinctive men’s and women’s styles, as well as “Doraemon Eating Dorayaki,” available exclusively in women’s sizes. Shirts are available now at 30 Hot Topic store locations nationwide as well as online at: http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&lbc=hottopic&w=doraemon.



Participating Hot Topic Stores Include:

Desert Ridge Marketplace (AZ)
Flagstaff Mall (AZ)
Promenade in Temecula (CA)
The Shops at Tanforan (CA)
Topanga Mall (CA)
Visalia Mall (CA)
Aurora (CO)
The Avenues (FL)
Coastland Mall (FL)
Volusia Mall (FL)
Cherryvale Mall (IL)
Castleton Square (IN)
Muncie Mall (IN)
Acadiana Mall (LA)
Natick Mall (MA)
South Shore Plaza (MA)
Genesee Valley Mall (MI)
Lansing Mall (MI)
Galleria of White Plains (NY)
Marketplace Mall (NY)
Tulsa Promenade (OK)
Berkshire Mall (PA)
Westmoreland Mall (PA)
York Galleria (PA)
Knoxville Center (TN)
Lufkin Mall (TX)
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso (TX)
Everett Mall (WA)
Valley Mall (WA)
Charleston Town Center (WV)



VIZ Media is the exclusive North and Latin American master merchandise licensee for the celebrated anime property, overseeing the licensing and development of a range of DORAEMON products across all categories. The company has announced a variety of additional products and collectables available from the official DORAEMON online store, brought to you by Yes Anime at: shop.doraemon.com.



Fans browsing the online store can find unique DORAEMON products, such as the officially licensed t-shirt designs,“Doraemon Exclamation” and “Neon Skipping Doraemon,” as well as DORAEMON Buckle-Down Belts (trademark seatbelt belts made with authentic automotive style seatbelt buckles) and high quality DORAEMON and Nobi Nobita S.H. Figuarts figures. These collectables feature the latest high-grade articulation joints, which allow for realistic posing possibilities and include optional parts to customize each figure with the use of precisely placed magnets!




DORAEMON, one of the most beloved character properties worldwide, originated as a manga (graphic novel) series created by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1970. It later became a popular anime series and product franchise in Japan that continues to be a smash hit worldwide, especially in Asia. The comedy series depicts the adventures of Doraemon, a blue cat-type robot from the 22nd century, who travels back in time to help a boy named Noby by using various secret gadgets procured from his Four-Dimensional Pocket. Episodes often involve lessons for young viewers about honesty, cooperation, courage, and respect.



DORAEMON marks its 45th Anniversary in 2015 and continues to be a major worldwide franchise with over $500 million in annual global retail sales and over 600 active licensees. Over 140 million copies of the manga have been published. DORAEMON also holds the largest box office attendance record in Japan of any movie franchise, toppling Godzilla, with 34 feature films released to-date and over 100 million tickets sold last year alone. The property’s first 3D feature film, Stand By Me Doraemon, is set for release in Japan in August. The Doraemon character is also Tokyo’s bid to act as its Special Ambassador for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.



Visit the official DORAEMON web site at: doraemon.com or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DoraemonUS.
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16 Nov 2014

S.H.Figuarts Yoshi Announced

S.H.Figuarts Yoshi Announced
The official page for S.H.Figuarts Indonesia, today posted a picture from Bluefin that reveal the next S.H.Figuarts from Super Mario Bros series is Yoshi.

With Yoshi join into S.H.Figuarts line, make Yoshi become the third character from Super Mario Bros after Mario and Luigi.




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13 Nov 2014

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask will Comes in April 2015

Finally, the most awaited character from Sailor Moon anime tv series, Mamoru Chiba or known as Tuxedo Mask (Tuxedo Kamen) will comes to SHFiguarts line figure series.

Today, the official fanspage of S.H.Figuarts Indonesia posted few pictures of SHF Tuxedo Kamen that will be released in April 2015. The price to be announced.

A hat, cape, rose, and even the Mamoru Chiba face (unmasked) was shown on the pictures below.

Update: SHF Tuxedo Mask will be cost 5400 Yen and release as regular item.

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask


SHF Tuxedo Kamen

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask mamoru


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10 Nov 2014

S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita Review

In the middle of this year, exactly on August 2014, Bandai has just reissued S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita, a character from Doraemon anime film. At this opportunity, I would give you my review for S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita, ok let's go to the review.

Comes with about 12 cm for the figure height, Nobi Nobita get an outer box that dominate with yellow color, just like the color of his shirt. When you lift the box, it's feel heavy, not like other SHFiguarts figure box.


shf-nobi-nobita-box


A set of this figure include:
- Main figure
- Hand parts
- Additional face part x 4
- Take-copter
- Kuukihou (Air Cannon)
- Korobayashi
- Michibiki angel
- Esper hat
- Baseball Bat
- Baseball Glove
- Cushion (Pillow)
- Gun x 2
- Manga


This figure gets a lot of accessories, it's why when lift the box, it's feel heavy.

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S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita joint articulation not as much as S.H.Figuarts from Kamen Rider series, but it's feel solid. I think you do not need to be worry if the joint articulation will loose.

Just like Robot Damashii doraemon, this figure also use some kind of magnet, to attach the take-copter on the head (look my video review for the detail).

You can freely use your own creativity to make a pose Nobita become more attractive with a suitable expression.


S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita Review on YouTube




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shf-nobi-nobita-back

shf-nobi-nobita-side

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shf-nobi-nobita-glove

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Here is the comparison between S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita and Robot Damashii doraemon

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