Sailor Moon Crystal has only just launched in Japan and around the world via streaming service Crunchyroll and already the first wave of merchandise has hit the streets.
Coming straight from Bandai’s Premium online store is the “Sailor Soldier Tiara Ring” pre-order. There are five different styles and have been modelled after the five different tiaras as worn by the characters in the series. There are pink, blue, red, green, yellow colours with a Swarovski crystal decorating the piece. They’ll set you back ¥11, 340 and will start to being delivered sometime the middle of October.
Situated on the interwebs, Anime Sugar is an online store well known for their delicious assortment of sweets and candies. They also happen to make rather impressive cakes and their latest offering is no exception. They have previously created cakes featuring Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Day Break Illusion, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Nisekoi andNanana’s Buried Treasure.
The latest series to receive their treatment is Girls und Panzer for the latest OVA Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu! (This Is the Real Anzio Battle!). The store will commence deliveries on July 25th which lines up with the home release on DVD and Blu ray. If you happen to be in Japan, pre-orders are now open and the cake will set you back ¥3, 980.
It’s not a secret that Levi from Attack on Titan has won himself a legion of adoring female fans but with the release of a new figure, he looks set to reach new levels of bringing sexy back. The new figure from Union Creative sees Levi lounging on a seat with those bedroom eyes holding a cup of coffee. The figure itself is quite beautiful and features some nice detail but doesn’t come cheap at ¥16, 500. There is a non deluxe version which carries a price tag of ¥12, 500 as it doesn’t come with the extra faces or additional poses. Both figures are set to be released in November so keep your eyes peeled for them around then.
Let’s jump straight into a VERY late edition of Gaming Life in Japan!
The software chart tell us that Pokemon Art Academy for the 3DS took out the top spot with 31,080 units sold as a new entry. Second was Yokai Watch which refuses to leave the charts, this week selling 30,394 units which brings the grand total to over 1 million copies! Rounding out the top three is Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U with 28,112 units sold. Looking at only new entries, we see that the PS Vita has a title in number six with htoL#NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki from NIS. Another new entry from Namco Bandai for the PS3 is CV: Casting Voice in seventh position. And even though Japan is out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, clearly some gamers are still reliving the excitement by keeping FIFA 14 for the PS4 at number ten.
Hardware sees the 3DS LL selling 21,459 units which is enough to take it to number one. Big difference between first and second with the PS Vita taking second spot and 11,937 units. And promising signs for the Wii U with 10,715 units sold. Sony’s latest console offering, the PS4, takes fourth spot with 7,009 consoles sold. Check out the full charts below.
[3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 31,080 (New)
Easily Japandaman’s favourite trio of J-Pop girls, Perfume have announced plans regarding their upcoming third world tour. Add to that their 20th single release on July 16 called “Cling Cling” and that all adds up to very busy young ladies. Check out the trailer for the third world tour below and below that you can see which cities have been announced so far. Are they coming to your town?
FRI.,Oct.31 Taiwan Taipei International Convention Center SUN.,Nov.2 Singapore Resorts World TM Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa SUN.,Nov.9 USA HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM WED.,Noc.12 UK EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH SAT.,Nov.15 USA HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
That awesome time has rolled around once again…Gaming Life in Japan! Let’s jump right into it.
Checking the software charts, we see that crowd favourite Mario Kart 8 has drifted once again to the top snaring the number one position. Second on the podium is Yokai Watch for the 3DS while Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth takes out the third spot securing the Nintendo trifecta.
The PS3 shows up in fourth spot with Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen while a new entry for the PS Vita falls neatly into the middle of the top ten, The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution. New entry, One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the PS3/PS Vita, takes out both the sixth and seventh spots. Yet another new entry, Thief, takes out the eighth spot, this time for the Playstation 4. Seems like Japan hasn’t forgotten that the FIFA World Cup is currently happening in Brazil with FIFA 14 World Class Soccer on the PS4 rounding out the tenth spot.
Shifting our gaze towards hardware, we can see that the juggernaut that is the 3DS LL is still in the top spot with 21,267 units sold this past week. The PS Vita is back in the second spot with sales of 13,299 this week while the Wii U is enjoying sales of 12,249 units sold. Sony’s latest console offering, the PS4, saw sales of 8,395 units the past week while at the other end of the scale, the Xbox 360 sees only 231 units sold.
[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 42,461 (441,205)
[3DS] Yokai Watch – 32,960 (1,087,217)
[3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – 31,472 (218,329)
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 20,264 (103,267)
[PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution – 19,659 (New)
[PS3] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 18,026 (New)
[PSV] One Piece: Unlimited World Red – 10,348 (New)
Here’s something unique to Japan. 7″ Android tablets adorned with the kawaii characters from Love Live! The tablets are being offered through the Dospara stores and are being manufactured by Thirdwave Diginnos. They’re being made available with different images of the 9 young ladies that star in the series.
Japandaman would love to get his hands on one of these, how cool d they look?
Here’s a cool little ad for the upcoming run of Rurouni Kenshin movies about to hit Japanese cinemas. The first movie, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), hits up theatres on August then closely followed by Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) on September 13.
I love reporting on Super Sonico, I know everyone isn’t a fan but I think she’s dead kawaii. Especially her band mates in First Astronomical Velocity. Here are some pics courtesy of Tsuji Santa, he happens to be the behind the Nitroplus mascot, Super Sonico. The pics show off the Super Pochaco bunny figure, Super Sonico plus First Astronomical Velocity summer festival yukata figures and Wing’s Office Lady Sonico. And yes, they’re completely stunning and gorgeous!