Month: August 2019

In the middle of a sweltering Tokyo summer, Hobby Maker Joint Figure Exhibition returned with yet another fantastic selection of upcoming figures from all sorts of popular makers, like Good Smile Company, Max Factory, and FREEing. Being a summer exhibition, it was no surprise to see a fair few swimsuit figures on offer from Bellfine
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Granblue Fantasy ( GBF ) is a popular role-playing game beloved for its profound story and vast number of characters. The game is currently picking up fans in Japan thanks to its charming setting of islands floating in the sky and has already begun expanding into other media with manga and anime adaptations as well
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Dr. Stone has released a trailer that teases its upcoming “Village Arc”, featuring several of the characters who live there. Inspired by Inagaki Riichiro and Boichi’s manga, which is currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump, the anime takes place in a world where humanity has been mysteriously turned to stone. Genius boy scientist Senku and
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Her Blue Sky, an upcoming theatrical movie from the team behind AnoHana, has released its third key visual! Drawn by character designer Tanaka Masayoshi, the poster image features the four main characters, Shinnosuke, Akane, Aoi, and Shinno. Tatsuyuki Nagai will direct with a script by Okada Mari and Tanaka Masayoshi handling character design/animation direction. Set
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Hotel Tavinos, a hotel for overseas visitors, will open in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo on Aug. 1. The hotel’s motto is that it is a “travel hub hotel that supports active travels,” and it aims to be a hotel that offers visitors complete services at low prices. Also, with its AI concierge and manga-themed interiors, it’s unlike
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Renowned anime studio Kyoto Animation suffered an arson attack on July 18th, 2019 (JST), which took over 30 lives and injured more. As the studio behind countless beloved anime like K-ON!, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Hibike! Euphonium, Kyoto Animation has received an outpouring of love from fans all around the world. Those who
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Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll, a side story to the main anime, has released a key visual ahead of its Sept. 6 release. A Kyoto Animation work directed by Fujita Haruka, it will be screening for three weeks only at 73 cinemas across Japan, a week longer than originally planned. It
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