KOTOBUKIYA REVEALS AT NYCC

Kotobukiya has a bevy of freshness on display at their booth (#1654) including never-before-seen sculpts and painted pieces. They announced even more at their panel yesterday. Highlights included a concept art for a new line of X-Men statues (including a siiiick looking piece featuring Magik). They also announced that they’re working on a Red Hood piece which erupted the audience into uproarious applause, but not nearly as uproarious as the final reveal of an upcoming statue featuring Tali from Mass Effect as part of the fan favorite Bishojou line.

The company promises more reveals at NY Toy Fair in Februrary 2015. We’ll keep you posted.

GOOD SMILE COMPANY TEASES SOLID SNAKE FIGMA AND NENDOROID
No word on pricing or release date yet, just this pic from the Good Smile Company Facebook page to get us pumped. The Figma is badass but OHMIGOD that Nendorid of tiny Snake with a little baby cigarette!
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GOOD SMILE COMPANY TEASES SOLID SNAKE FIGMA AND NENDOROID

No word on pricing or release date yet, just this pic from the Good Smile Company Facebook page to get us pumped. The Figma is badass but OHMIGOD that Nendorid of tiny Snake with a little baby cigarette!

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JAPAN HAS A PIKACHU CAFE AND THE FOOD LOOKS FREAKING INCREDIBLE

A limited-time Pikachu Cafe opens in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo this weekend along with a Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. I can’t stop staring at the mango pudding parfait and those little hot dog things make me wish EVERY hot dog came with Pokémon printed on them.

(Kotaku via Inside games)

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HELLO KITTY GETS HER OWN CONVENTION
Celebrating 40 years of bright colors, adorableness, and an iconic creepy blank stare, Sanrio's main mascott gets her own Hello Kitty Con in L.A. later this year.
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Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”

And here’s trailer for the event.

Not gonna’ lie… i kind of want to go.

HELLO KITTY GETS HER OWN CONVENTION

Celebrating 40 years of bright colors, adorableness, and an iconic creepy blank stare, Sanrio's main mascott gets her own Hello Kitty Con in L.A. later this year.

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WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014 COSPLAY GALLERY

Wizard World Comic Con took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center this past weekend and it was packed with a plethora of passionate cosplayers proudly posing for photos. Hit the jump for over fifty pictures of some of the coolest, sexiest, and downright awesome cosplay from the con.

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DBZ & BLACK BUTLER POP! VINYL FIGURES COMING LATER THIS YEAR

Funko will be releasing a set of Dragon Ball Z POP! Vinyl figures featuring Super Saiyan Goku, Final Form Cell, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Final Form Freiza this August.

The Black Butler set drops in July and will be a Hot Topic exclusive until November. The set features Grell, Sebastian, Undertaker, and Ciel.

Yeah… totally getting that Vegeta. His tiny little scouter is too freaking adorable to resist.

GHOST IN THE SHELL' LOGICOMA SNEAKERS FROM REEBOK

It was two years ago that MadHouse first teamed up with Reebok for some Insta Pump Fury sneakers based on the Tachikomas from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Now the two powerhouses have joined forces once again, this time drawing inspiration from the Logicoma introduced in Ghost in the Shell: Arise. These highly limited kicks will be available at select Reebok retailers on June 21, including Styles in Tokyo, so keep a lookout.

(via Freshness)

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LITTLE GOLDEN MANGA

Edgy adult manga titles Attack on Titan, Death Note, and FLCL get adorable Little Golden Book covers thanks to artist Matt Reedy. I’m eagerly awaiting the Demon Beast Invasion version which will most likely never happen.

(via Neatorama)

DAILY GRAFFITI: THE SICKEST ‘AKIRA’ GRAFFITI EVER [GALLERY]
Let us celebrate this crowning achievement in storytelling and animation by admiring a bunch of walls that some insanely talented jerks vandalized.
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Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is masterpiece - a legendary staple of pure creativity and artistic genius. Its reach has spread beyond the niche fandom of nerd culture and made its way into the mainstream. This highly influential film (and the manga that it was based on) has inspired many of the most well-known writers, directors, musicians, and artists of our time. Akira’s presence can be felt everywhere from car commercials to rap videos and even the latest blockbuster movies. While the film version was released in the late 80’s, it remains a cinematic spectacle the likes of which have never been seen even decades later.


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DAILY GRAFFITI: THE SICKEST ‘AKIRA’ GRAFFITI EVER [GALLERY]

Let us celebrate this crowning achievement in storytelling and animation by admiring a bunch of walls that some insanely talented jerks vandalized.

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REEBOK X GUNDAM M40168
Based on the Gundam anime series, Reebok unveiled the Gundam M40168 Instapump Fury sneaker. Instapump shoes already looked like a mix of sci-fi robot parts, so Gundam is a perfect match for a collaboration.
On the topic of Gundam, if you haven’t given the series a try yet, go check out our article HOW TO WATCH GUNDAM.
(via Highsnobiety)
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REEBOK X GUNDAM M40168

Based on the Gundam anime series, Reebok unveiled the Gundam M40168 Instapump Fury sneaker. Instapump shoes already looked like a mix of sci-fi robot parts, so Gundam is a perfect match for a collaboration.

On the topic of Gundam, if you haven’t given the series a try yet, go check out our article HOW TO WATCH GUNDAM.

(via Highsnobiety)

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CHECK OUT THIS BEER COMMERCIAL FROM THE STUDIO BEHIND ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’
This commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout by Production I.G. reminds me how much cooler anime was in the 90’s. You know, before they all took place at some kind of magical karate high school.
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Man. Cyberpunk anime really needs to make a comeback.
(via io9)

CHECK OUT THIS BEER COMMERCIAL FROM THE STUDIO BEHIND ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’

This commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout by Production I.G. reminds me how much cooler anime was in the 90’s. You know, before they all took place at some kind of magical karate high school.

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CHECK OUT THIS CLASSY MAGIC: THE GATHERING BAR IN JAPAN

Shibuya, Japan is home of Mint Shibuya, a sports bar/trading card game shop hybrid featuring elegant seating for Magic duels, a swanky bar, and they even serve food - not Slim Jims and Combos like most game shops, but REAL food!

The pictures above really don’t do the place justice. Check out the video below for a better look.

Man. My local game shop holds Friday Night Magic in a crusty old basement. In the summer time, it gets so hot that moisture from the pipes in the ceiling drip down onto our heads. Super annoying/kinda’ gross. Maybe I should move to Shibuya.

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GROSS, MAN: SPAGHETTI POPSICLES
All I can imagine is some little fat kid who was tired of his mom making him wait until after dinner to eat popsicles. “I’ll show you. I’ll show ALL OF YOU!!!,” the little boy that I made up in my head probably thought to himself. Then he grew up and created this atrocious affront to frozen desserts so that he could eat dinner AND a popsicle at the same time.
(via That’s Nerdalicious)

GROSS, MAN: SPAGHETTI POPSICLES

All I can imagine is some little fat kid who was tired of his mom making him wait until after dinner to eat popsicles. “I’ll show you. I’ll show ALL OF YOU!!!,” the little boy that I made up in my head probably thought to himself. Then he grew up and created this atrocious affront to frozen desserts so that he could eat dinner AND a popsicle at the same time.

(via That’s Nerdalicious)

Totoro Makes Everything OK
In case you needed some cute in your day, here’s a photo of a little girl getting a kick out of the Totoro window display at the Studio Ghibli museum. This moment was caught on camera by vinyl toy designer, Martin Hsu.

Totoro Makes Everything OK

In case you needed some cute in your day, here’s a photo of a little girl getting a kick out of the Totoro window display at the Studio Ghibli museum. This moment was caught on camera by vinyl toy designer, Martin Hsu.

Here’s the Retail Version of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
While there hasn’t been any news on a Western localization, the Bayonetta anime will be heading to Blu-Ray this summer. It will come with what looks like a soundtrack CD and some artwork.

Here’s the Retail Version of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

While there hasn’t been any news on a Western localization, the Bayonetta anime will be heading to Blu-Ray this summer. It will come with what looks like a soundtrack CD and some artwork.

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