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Voting Opens for Snow Miku 2018

It’s that time of year again. The designs for Snow Miku 2018 have been submitted and voting has officially begun for the final 6 designs!

Each year, Good Smile Company and piapro collaborate on a contest. Fans submit their own design of both Hatsune Miku and her rabbit companion, Yukine, and the submissions are narrowed down to a group of 6. Voting is then opened up to the public for a short period of time.

This year’s voting period will last until May 29 in Japan, so pick your favorite as soon as possible! You can cast your vote right here. The winning design will be announced at Magical Mirai 2017, which takes place from September 1st to the 3rd. Afterwards, the winning Snow Miku will be turned into the official Snow Miku 2018 Nendoroid and figma, and will also appear on the Snow Miku tram and everywhere else you usually find her.

Each design is so cute that it will be hard to pick just one~! You can find last year’s Snow Miku after the break.

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New Merchandise for “BanG Dream!”, “Sword Art Online”, “Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-“, and “Vocaloid”

New merchandise has been added to Good Smile Company’s shop!

A Tae Hanazono Nendoroid (BanG Dream!), a Kirito figma (Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale), a 1/7th scale Ramlethal figurine (Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-), and a 1/4th scale Megurine Luka figurine (Vocaloid) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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2nd PV for “Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni” TV Anime

A second promotional video for the Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (In a Different World with a Smartphone) television anime adaptation has been released. This anime is an adaptation of the light novel series by Patra Fuyubaru (story) and Eiji Usatsuka (art) that began publishing in May 2015. The series received a manga in November 2016.

The synopsis is listed as:

“Touya Mochizuki was accidentally killed, and as an apology, God allows him to be reborn in a fantasy world and will grant him any one wish he desires. And so, Touya chooses to keep his smartphone in the next world. In his second chance at life, he befriends many important figures and comes across the world’s secret. He inherits the legacy of an ancient civilization and travels around nonchalantly while possessing powers that rival this world’s kings.”

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni will begin airing on July 11.

Check out the video after the break!

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Adult Manga “Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita” Receives TV Anime Adaptation

An official website has been launched for the television anime adaptation of the Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita (There Was a Beast Inside the Skirt) adult manga! A promotional video, key visual, and character designs for the main characters were all uploaded to the website.

The series’ synopsis can be found below:

“The story begins when the reserved Shizuka attends a local mixer party but has trouble adjusting to the atmosphere. A beautiful older female college student named Ryō starts talking to her, and the pair hit it off. Shizuka goes to spend the night at Ryō’s place. However, Ryō unexpectedly kisses Shizuka and pushes her down. Shizuka thinks the beautiful woman is a lesbian but soon discovers that Ryō is actually a man dressed as a woman.”

Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita will begin airing on July 2. An uncensored version will be streamed online.

You can find everything below the cut! Saucy warning.

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New Merchandise for “Love Live!”, “Haikyu!!”, “Kill la Kill”, “Portal 2”, and Nendoroid More

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to their shop!

A Nozomi Tojo figFIX (Love Live!), a Maki Nishikino figFIX (Love Live!), a Daichi Sawamura Nendoroid (Haikyu!!), a rereleased 1/8th scale Ryuko Matoi figurine (Kill la Kill), an Atlas figma (Portal 2) with reopened preorders, and a Pudgy Bear Nendoroid More Face Parts Case are available to preorder now.

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

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New PV for “Action Heroine Cheer Fruits” Original TV Anime

A new promotional video for the original television anime, Action Heroine Cheer Fruits, has been released! The 1:30-long video goes over the 9 main heroines, showing off each of their designs and listing their voice actors.

In the order listed in the video, the characters and voice actors will include:

  • Misaki Shirogane voiced by M・A・O (Papika from Flip Flappers and Luluco from Space Patrol Luluco)
  • An Akagi voiced by Miku Itou (Narumi Inoue from Re-Kan! and Asami Hoshi from Anitore!)
  • Roko Kuroki voiced by Rie Murakawa (Naoe Kanno from Brave Witches and Hotaru Ichijou from Non Non Biyori)
  • Mikan Kise voiced by Erii Yamazaki (Shiro and Kuro Materia from Frame Arms Girl and Shi from Nyanko Days)
  • Mana Midorikawa voiced by Yuuki Hirose (Noriko Yamada from Alice to Zouroku and Tomoe Akizuki from Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu)
  • Yuki Aoyama voiced by Haruka Ishida (Kanata Shinonome from AKB0048 and Bianchi from Nobunaga the Fool)
  • Genki Aoyama voiced by Haruka Ishida
  • Hatsuri Momoi voiced by Moe Toyota (Sapphire Kawashima from Hibike! Euphonium and Vivi Lin from Idol Memories)
  • and Kanon Shimura voiced by Haruka Shiraishi (Kyouko Naraku from Centaur no Nayami and Ruri Hibarigaoka from Anne Happy)

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis below:

“Support the city!” The setting takes place in a peaceful area for fruit production. Since the city is losing its vibrancy, the local girls became the city’s heroines! This is the story of the youth and their struggles in making the city’s excitement back again.

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits will begin airing on July 7.

You can find the video after the break!

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Press Release: VIZ Media Announces SPLATOON Manga Based On Hit Nintendo Video Game

Is that what I think it is? Why yes, I think it is! VIZ Media has announced a Splatoon manga, launching exclusively in print later this year! And just like the game, it’s for all ages. The manga follows four Inklings caught in a Splatoon Turf War, all inspired by the game.

You can check out the full press release below!

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Seven Seas Licenses Classic 1972 Devilman Manga plus Sequel


Seven Seas announced today that they have acquired the licence to the original 1972 Devilman manga series, as well as the sequel Devilman vs Hades. The publisher plans to release a Devilman: Classic Collection in two large trim hardcover omnibus editions. Volume 1 will be released on March 6, 2018 for $27.99 USA / $31.99 CAN.


See more from the Seven Seas press release after the break.

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“High School Fleet” Scale Figure Available to Preorder

Preorders have opened for Good Smile Company’s Wilhelmina scale figurine (Haifuri/High School Fleet)!

This 1/8th scale figurine is approximately 220mm tall (about 8.7 inches) and is priced at 11,000 yen (roughly $99.07) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop. Orders can only be taken until June 15. She will be officially released and shipped out in February 2018.

More pictures are available after the break! Saucy warning.

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