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Interested in Good Smile's Nendoroid Colossal Titan, but worried he won't have any humans to engage in mortal combat with? Worry not! Starting today fans can find a new Nendoroid Mikasa Ackerman action figure from Attack on Titan on Japanese preorder sites. Based on Hajime Isayama's ongoing AoT manga and corresponding anime, Mikasa comes packed with with swappable faceplates and arms, plus swords, her Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear and plenty of effect pieces.
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TV: A new CG Alvin and the Chipmunks series, ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, is in the works at Bagdasarian Productions and Genao Productions with a 2015 release date in mind.
It looks like the "other story" set to expand the Attack on Titan manga universe is set to debut in Shounen Sirius magazine in Japan on August 26. As revealed in the recently released second AoT anime Blu-ray, the upcoming Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga serves as a prequel to creator Hajime Isayama's main series and will be written by Satoshi Shiki, with the interior artist currently unannounced. Interestingly, Before the Fall is itself an adaptation of a series of light novels by writer Suzukaze Ryo, with illustrations by Thores Shibamoto, who is also credited as the character designer for the adpated manga.
We all know that bananas and banana peels are excellent sources of potassium and physical comedy, respectively, but did you know that they could also be used as a medium for art that will alternately amuse you and haunt you to your grave? Neither did I until I saw the work of Japanese "banana engraver" Keisuke Yamada, who has carved presumably edible versions of all manner of pop culture figures and/or mind-bending horrors.
Check out a few of our favorites -- including characters from Attack on Titan, The Simpsons, Alien, Transformers, Castle in the Sky and Star Wars -- below, and don't worry: If one of these pops up in your breakfast tomorrow, you can always defend yourself with Yamada's flintlock pistol. The flintlock pistol is also carved from a banana.
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Things are speeding along faster than teens with grappling hook thigh pouches for Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan. Since its serialized manga debut in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine in Japan in 2009, the humans vs. giants series has been adapted into an increasingly popular anime series and received all of the requisite merchandise. Kodansha USA has even gone from printing and digitally releasing collected volumes of the English version of the manga gradually to going monthly starting this month until they're caught up with Japan. Given the series' growing global popularity it isn't a surprise that a Nintendo 3DS game by Spike Chunsoft has been announced, but news of a manga spinoff already? Fans may just make like Titans and climb the walls over that news.
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