As one of the most popular manga and anime characters of all time, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has naturally received scores of video games adaptations released across all manner of consoles over the years. The bad news? Not all of them made it to North America despite the fact that they star a team of magical teens who cut through evil with the same efficiency as most Power Rangers and X-Men lineups. So what's a fan to do when Sailor Moon RPGs, fighting games, arcade style side scrollers and other options don't make it across the Pacific? Well, make a Doom 2 mod, of course!
An increasingly giant amount of Attack on Titan toys is advancing on fans of Hajime Isayama's manga and corresponding anime. This past weekend at Wonder Festival in Japan, Good Smile Company unveiled upcoming Figma action figures for series protagonists Eren Yeager and his adopted sis Mikasa Ackerman, completely with their signature "3-D Maneuver Gear," which the characters use to swing around like Spider-Man and slash the necks of giants called Titans who seek to devour humankind inside their walled city. An unarticulated painted Figma prototype of the show's most iconic Colossal Titan antagonist was also on hand, sporting its skinless body and wonky proportions. Decidedly cuter prototypes for GSC's chibi-style Nendoroid AoT toys were on display too, including Mikasa, a mockup of Eren and the same Colossal Titan.
S.H. Figuarts figures of Dragon Ball Z's most lethal siblings have been caught chillin' among a crowd of Super Saiyan warriors at the Bluefin Distribution booth. Android 18 is apparently being planned for an unspecified future release, with her less empathetic brother Android 17 currently "for display only."
Action figure collectors following Bandai's S.H. Figuarts based on Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon will soon be able to sing along DiC's animated series theme song roll call. As revealed at the Bluefin Distribution booth at San Diego Comic-Con, Sailor Jupiter will soon join Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury. Can a Sailor Venus (or Pluto or Uranus or Neptune or Saturn or Chibi) be far behind?
As audiences gear up for the brand new Gatchaman movie, the producers of a new Gatchaman anime series, Gatchaman Crowds, have given fans their first look at the G-suits three of the lead characters will be wearing when they go off to do science team ninja stuff. They are... non-traditional, let's say.
In America, July 4th is a good day to fulfill the destiny of so much combustible powder and cardboard. In Japan, however, New Year's Eve and basically the entire month of August are prime time for firework displays. It being the birthplace of Pokemon, Japan's been the host of numerous Pocket Monster-themed displays in recent years, especially as multi-break shell technology has allowed for explosive illustrations to light up the night sky. Yes, that means Pikachu's face and Pokeballs of all flavors going boom! before your very eyes.
If you're in Tokyo in September and have 6,800 yen ($68) to burn, you just might want to use that to see the brand-new, all-woman Sailor Moon stage musical opening Sept. 13. It'll recount the battles between the Sailor Senshi and the Dark Kingdom during its search for the Silver Crystal. The principal cast, personally picked by Sailor Moon manga creator Naoko Takeuchi, has taken a few photos in their costumes, and you have to admit they look solidly like their cartoon counterparts. See the full photo, plus one of Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo Mask, after the jump.
There's a lot of cool swag set to debut exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con in July -- and we've been taking a look at quite a few of them of late -- but as the launch of the official SDCC 2013 exclusives portal has revealed, only one cosplay offering can adorn you in Akira Toriyama's 1989 precursor to Google Glass. At booth 140, Bluefin Distribution will be selling friggin' Dragon Ball Z scouters.
The August 24 release of the new, live-action Gatchaman (aka Battle of the Planets/Eagle Riders for many fans of the anime's various English dubs over the years) from director Toya Sato movie is creeping ever closer (for fans in Japan, at least), which can only mean one thing: Trailers!
Japanese clothing brand galaxxxy is collaborating with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and '80s sci-fi anime series Dirty Pair (respectively) in two new apparel collections.