Wonder Festival 2018 (Winter) Figurine Compilation

Wonder Festival 2018 (Winter) has begun!

For those unfamiliar with Wonder Festival, it’s the world’s biggest figurine festival and it takes place twice a year in both the summer and the winter. Many companies come together to show off and sell their products at booths across the venue.

I’ve compiled a big post with a ton of figurine pictures from the event. You’ll see announcement posters, unpainted prototypes, and some finished products.

Check them out after the break! Warning: Some of these figurines are a bit saucy. [Note: More pictures will be added throughout the night.]

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Violet Evergarden is Slow (And That’s Okay)

I think it’s okay to have a slow story. It may not be for everyone, but it always ends up with better characterization in the end. Violet Evergarden is no exception to me so far. Nicole herself even gave me some good analysis I included in the video!

Join me below the break to check it out!

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Video: How to Survive a Harem Anime – Public Service Anime

From Mother’s Basement comes a delightfully funny tongue-in-cheek video about how to survive a harem anime, should you find yourself caught in one. It’s a very different style from his usual content, so give it a watch!

Find it after the break.

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New Merchandise for “Fate/Apocrypha”, “Kino’s Journey”, “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Magia Record”, “Kemono Friends”, “Dragon’s Crown Pro”, and Nendoroid More

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

An Astolfo/Rider of Black Nendoroid (Fate/Apocrypha), a Kino & Hermes Nendoroid (Kino’s Journey), an Iroha Tamaki Nendoroid (Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record), a Kaban figma (Kemono Friends), an Amazon Parfom (Dragon’s Crown Pro), a Pink Rabbit Nendoroid More Face Parts Case, a rereleased White Rabbit Nendoroid More Face Parts Case, and rereleased Brown Bear and Tabby Cat Nendoroid More Face Parts Cases are available to preorder now.

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

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Newtype Character Ranking for March 2018

The March 2018 top ten character ranking has been released for Newtype Magazine!

The male characters who made it into the top 5 are Kirito (Sword Art Online), Archer (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), and Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple). The female characters who made it into their top 5 are Saber (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Sakura Matou (Fate/Stay Night [Heaven’s Feel]), Asuna (Sword Art Online), Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen), and Lacia (Beatless).

You can find the full lists of ten after the break!

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1st PV Released for “Jashin-chan Dropkick” TV Anime

A two and a half minute promotional video for the Jashin-chan Dropkick television anime adaptation has been released! The video was released along with a list of cast members.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:

“Jashin-chan Dropkick is a violent slapstic comedy about a delusional gothic lolita, Yurine, who summons a demon girl with the tail of a cobra, Jashin-chan.

They’ll have to live together until Yurine finds a way to sent Jashin-chan back to hell, or until Jyashin-chan kills Yurine.”

Jashin-chan Dropkick will begin airing in July 2018. The anime will have full length episodes and will be available on Amazon Prime.

Find the video and cast list after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Kakegurui”, “Kantai Collection”, “Mega Man 11”, and “Shunya Yamashita Military Qty’s”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to its shop!

A Yumeko Jabami Nendoroid (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler), a Haruna Kai-II Nendoroid (Kantai Collection), a Roll Nendoroid (Mega Man 11), and a 1/20th scale Miyuki plastic model kit (Shunya Yamashita Military Qty’s) are available to preorder now.

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

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Poll Results: Which Winter Treat Would You Share With Your Waifu/Husbando?

The results are in. Sharing a hot chocolate with your waifu/husbando has won with 40% of the votes! Cookies and eggnog follow behind in 2nd and 3rd place with 23% and 8% of the votes.

Our next poll should be fitting for this month. Valentine’s Day is coming up, so get ready to vote for: the perfect date you’d go on with your waifu or husbando!

I know, I know. We just had one sort of similar to this. If you hate love or romance, don’t you worry. We’ll go back to regular lonely old polls after this one.

Head on over to the sidebar and pick from the lovely options. Each voter can pick up to two choices, but there’s nothing wrong with just picking one. Whether you prefer a picnic in the park or just staying inside, make your opinion known before the poll closes.

You can find the full results of the previous poll after the break!

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“Steins;Gate 0” TV Anime Gets Key Visual and Character Designs

The countdown is complete and the official Steins;Gate 0 TV anime website has officially launched! A new key visual and a ton of character designs were included with the launch.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as:

“The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them with their characteristics and personalities. Okabe begins testing and finds out that the simulation of Kurisu has brought back anguish and some new unexpected tragedies.

Zero is a side story that explores events from the Beta Attractor Field’s future that contribute in making the end of the original story possible.”

A short staff list was also posted on the website. Kenichi Kawamura will be directing, Jukki Hanada will be in charge of series composition, Tomoshige Inayoshi will be the character designer, and White Fox will be providing the animation. The original cast will be reprising their character roles.

Steins;Gate 0 will begin airing in April 2018.

Find the visual and character designs after the break!

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