The limited-edition, hand-carved RX-78-2 Gundam figures that ANN reported on earlier this year can now be seen in detail at LaLaBit Market. The 1/60-scale models will be available for purchase in August at a price of 50,400 yen (about US$414).
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.
Aquapazza is complex and approachable, offering a good deal for the competitive enthusiast. Yet it comes up empty at heart, devoid of impressive style or interesting characters or any of the other supposedly trifling details that make good fighting games into great ones.