Category Archives: Anime

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Sailor Moon Crystal Sees New Merchandise

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.

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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.

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Schick Teams Up With Attack on Titan

Here’s an update to a previous collaboration involving razor company, Schick and massively popular series, Attack on Titan. This campaign is known as “Refresh on Titan” and targets the various Schick products which will come bundled with a different assortment of AoT figures. There’s also an augmented reality AR app, Hydro 5 sets will come with a special stand while various promo clips show different aspects of the AoT series.




Have a look at the promo, Schick x Attack on Titan page for more info.

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Psycho Pass New Edit Update

Great news for fans of the Psycho Pass anime with the news that the  “New Edit Version” of the original anime which aired in 2012 will now commence airing on July 10, 2014. Fuji TV’s noitamina block will hold the airing honours before other stations commence airing as well. Essentially the original 22 episode run will be condensed into 11 one hour episodes with new footage having being added into the mix. October will see a second anime being run before a film hits Japanese cinemas during the Winter. 

Trailer for the New Edit version

An update on all this goodness will be forthcoming on June 19 while for more info, you can head on over to the official site.

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Japan Reveals Which Animes They’re Waiting For

Even the anime otakus in Japan are keen for the next season of shows they’ve fallen in love with. But which shows exactly are they eagerly waiting? Charapedia held a poll and asked fans that very same question and this is what they came up with. The poll ran until the 1st of June and included over 10,000 replies with 46.6% female and 53.4% male. While people in their teens to 20′s made up 85.2%.

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Here’s the top 20 responses:

1. Sword Art Online II - 2113 votes

2. Free! Eternal Summer - 1676 votes

3. Hanamonogatari - 1019 votes

4. Black Butler: Book of Circus - 939 votes

5. Re:_Hamatora - 500 votes

6. Tokyo Ghoul – 494  votes

7. Sailor Moon Crystal - 476 votes

8. Persona 4 The Golden – 435 votes

9. Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun – 428 votes

10. Ao Haru Ride – 417 votes

11. Psycho-Pass New Edit - 398 votes

12. Fate/kaleid liner Zwei – 344 votes

13. Bakumatsu Rock – 266 votes

14. Encouragement of Climb – 252 votes

15. Barakamon – 240 votes

16. Glasslip – 222 votes

17. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 189 votes

18. ALDNOAH.ZERO – 173 votes

19. Space Dandy – 134 votes

20. Rokujyoma no Shinryakusha!? 126 votes

Any of your favourites in there? Bring SOA II, Sailor Moon Crystal and Psycho-Pass New Edit for a start!

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New Trailers For Fate/Stay Night & Sword Art Online II

Here’s a couple of trailers for two very popular series’. Fate/stay night and the eagerly anticipated, Sword Art Online II. The trailers are courtesy of Aniplex USA along with a couple of awesome posters as well.


Sword Art Online II Trailer

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Fate/stay night trailer 1


Fate/stay night trailer 2

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Merchandise Goodies

Here’s a quick peek at some of the pretty cool goodies that are available from the series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Here are some ice trays with mask and sound effects cutouts included.

JoJo glasses for ¥1080

And some amazing JoJo Converse sneakers for ¥11, 800, nice

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Danganronpa Goods Hit Kyoto

In yet another reason why Japan is the ultimate haven for cool and exclusive stuff, a Kyoto department is now host to some sweet Danganronpa swag.

The Kyoto Marui department store is now holding a Danganronpa Hope’s Peak Academy’s Co-op until May 18th with some nice merch and more. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Danganronpa clear file ¥199  or in a box of 12 as well.
Danganronpa clear file ¥199 or in a box of 12 as well.
Danganronpa 1-2 high school pins ¥324. Limited to 10 per customer.
Danganronpa 1-2 high school pins ¥324. Limited to 10 per customer.
Danganronpa sake ¥2, 160
Danganronpa sake ¥2, 160
Another sake shot
Another sake shot
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Custom Monokuma

Anything catch your eye?