Category Archives: Anime

Attack On Titan Coming To Japanese Arcades

Attack on Titan is such a massively popular series, from the manga through to the anime, 3DS game and loads of merchandise. Capcom have recently announced that they’re the AoT series will be branching off into the world of arcades.

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We know that the game will be launching in Japan during Summer and that during the announcement trailer, they showed the phrase “Sacrifice Your Heart.” Hopefully we’ll have more details as they come to light.

Attack On Titan Water Coolers

You know when you’re at work and you’re thirsty so you head to the water cooler? Imagine how much more interesting it would be and how different the conversation would be if the water coolers looked like this.

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Aqua Clara is a Japanese based water cooler manufacturer who have a range of coolers called “Dress-Up Server” cooler models. These models have interchangeable front panels and replace them with ones featuring Levi, the Colossal Titan or Eren. The coolers go live on February 26th which is the day the official site will have updated information on the campaign.

aot water coolers

Studio Ghibli Souvenir Samples

Studio Ghibli is a much loved animation studio cranking out such beautiful classics as My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and the Academy Award winning, Spirited Away. If you happen to visit Japan, then a visit to the Studio Ghibli Museum is a must. You’ll be able to see exclusive artwork and other treasures that normally aren’t seen outside of Japan.

And then of course, there’s the souvenirs. Most people like to bring home a little trinket of their visit and thanks to Rocket News, we can show you a sample of what’s on offer.

Has anyone been lucky enough to go to the Ghibli Museum? We’d love to see pics of your goodies that you picked up there!

SAO II Perfume Hits Japan

A-1 Pictures, the producers of SAO II, released pics of a snazzy new fragrance today. They tweeted some pics of the Asuna, Kirito and Sinon bottles.

SAO II perfume

 

Unisex fragrance. It has green apple, apricot and lime above Muguet, Rose, Jasmine, grapefruit and a musk and brandy base.
Unisex fragrance. It has green apple, apricot and lime above Muguet, Rose, Jasmine, grapefruit and a musk and brandy base.
It has a mature scene of marin citrus and herbs.
It has a mature scene of marin citrus and herbs.
The Asuna fragrance was made with galbanum, lemon, and apple above rose, jasmine, muguet and violet above music and cedar.
The Asuna fragrance was made with galbanum, lemon, and apple above rose, jasmine, muguet and violet above music and cedar.

Naruto Play Receives Update To Live Action Cast

Many a Naruto fan have been excited at the prospect of the ninja they all know and love come to life in a live action adaptation. It’s isn’t a movie but rather a stage play that has come to fruition and below you can see an updated gallery of the cast. So who’s excited for this? And how awesome are the costumes!?

Have a trailer for the show as well.

Is anyone keen to see this in Japan? For more info, head on over to the official site.

Danganronpa Store For Osaka

Osaka has their own version Tokyo’s Akihabara known as Otaroad. Some would even say that Otaroad is superior to Akiba in many ways and a bigger range of goods despite being smaller in size.

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Now another hugely popular franchise is set to have their own store in Otaroad. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is set to have a new pop up store located at Geestore Annex Osaka. They also happen to be an associate company of cosplay merchandise label, Cospa. The space is normally reserved for exhibitions relating to anime and gaming titles. Feast your eyes on the pics from the store below, the pics are courtesy of Mikikazu Komatsu.

No word on how long the store will stay open for so if you’re a fan, and who isn’t, then run don’t walk to this exciting new store.

Pikachu x Mega Charizard For New Ikebukuro Pokemon Store

Take a breath before you see this because it might be one of the most kawaii things you will ever see. There’s a new Pokemon Centre opening in Sunshine City Ikebukuro and to mark the occasion, they’re releasing a range of plushies and other merchandise with Pikachu dressed up in a Mega Charizard hoodie. The store will be carrying the Pikachu/Mega Charizard as a mascot.

The store opens up on December 12 while the special Pokemon card seen above will be given away until January 15th, 2015.

SAO Kirito Bedsheets Sell Out First Day

The Tokyo Anime Centre in the UDX building, Akihabara is currently hosting a Sword Art Online exhibition from October 15 through to the 26th. And one of the items being sold at the event are bed sheets manufactured by Genco featuring Kirito from SAO II. However fans who missed the opening of the show were left disappointed when they found out that the bedsheets sold out on the first day. Fans of Asuna were in luck though with an abundance of sheets still to be found.

Fate/Stay Night Trailer English Sub

Here’s a look at the trailer for the forthcoming reimagining of Fate/stay night with English subs. Studio ufotable is making all this possible and bringing the new anime to the small screen.

The anime will be receiving a special launch screening in North America at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, CA on September 28th. 

For tickets, check out http://fatestaynight.bpt.me/