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New Merchandise for “Saekano”, “New Game!”, “Kantai Collection”, and “The [email protected]

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to their shop!

A 1/7th scale Megumi Kato figurine (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend), a Hifumi Takimoto Nendoroid (New Game!!), a rereleased Aoba Suzukaze Nendoroid (New Game!), a 1/7th scale Iowa figurine with both heavy and light armament versions (Kantai Collection), and a 1/8th scale Haruka Amami figurine (The [email protected]) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning!

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PV Released for “New Game!!” Character Song CD Series 「VOCAL STAGE 2」

The second album in the New Game!! character song CD series has just received a promotional video! This second album, titled Vocal Stage 2, features only two songs this time: “Kokoro Message” sung by Megumi Yamaguchi (Hifumi Takimoto) and “Futari Sora” sung by Ai Kayano (Rin Tooyama). There are a total of four tracks on this album with the instrumental versions included.

Vocal Stage 2 will be released on August 23 and is priced at 1,200 yen (about $10.97) before tax. Vocal Stage 1, featuring Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze) and Yoko Hikasa (Kou Yagami), will be released on the same day at the same price.

You can listen to the song previews after the break!

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Aniplex Celebrates Gurren Lagann’s 10th Anniversary at Otakon

For the people who missed it (like me), Gurren Lagann turned 10! To celebrate, Aniplex of America gathered the English dub cast and recounted the story of the dub’s production. Listen in on the voice actors’ memories throughout their involvement in the video, shown at Otakon 2017, after the break!

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PV Released for “New Game!!” Character Song CD Series 「VOCAL STAGE 1」

A promotional video for the first album in the New Game!! character song CD series has been released! This first album, titled Vocal Stage 1, features three songs: “Rainbow Days!!” sung by Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze), “Blindly Sky” sung by Yoko Hikasa (Kou Yagami), and the bonus track “Green Leaves” sung by Yuuki Takada (Aoba Suzukaze). With the instrumentals of each song included, the total number of tracks on this album is six.

Vocal Stage 1 will be released on August 23 and is priced at 1,200 yen (about $10.84) before tax. Vocal Stage 2 will feature Megumi Yamaguchi, voice actress for Hifumi Takimoto, and Ai Kayano, voice actress for Rin Tooyama.

You can listen to the previews after the break!

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Why You Should Be Watching: Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul

Welcome to another edition of Why You Should Be Watching, this week with a holdover from last season, Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul. A sequel to Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis from 2014, this show follows the adventures of Nina, a dragonfolk woman, as she makes a life in a city under the command of a king bent on subjugating demons and gods beneath humanity’s iron heel.

If that sounds interesting to you, check out my thoughts on the show below the break!

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