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Nintendo Marks Famicom Console's 40th Birthday with Life-Size Paper Replica With Sounds

Eject button actually ejects included Super Mario Bros. cartridge replica ― Shogakukan's Televi-kun magazine is a staple of Japanese childhood. It provides an introduction to manga as well as info on the latest tokusatsu heroes and video games. But sometimes the magazine will publish special editions for adults to relive their childhood, such as this new one celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ninten...
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Kids and Their Parents Can Wear Matching Anya Outfits in Spy×Family Collaboration

Make your next "ooting" an all Anya affair ― Slice-of-life anime is full of memorable families from Sazae-san's Isono family and Doraemon's Nobi family to Crayon Shin-chan's Nohara family. In recent years, an iconic family has emerged from the spy genre: the Forger family from Spy×Family. And now you can dress like the dapper family with a new line of clothes from the Japanese apparel brand Earth Mus...
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Seal Your Documents With a Mimic Chomping on Frieren

You'll want to check if it can be used on official documents ― One of the most common ways to authenticate an official document, such as contracts and letters, in the United States is with a signature. In Japan, however, it's customary to use a personalized seal (called a hanko) in place of a signature. These hanko generally have a small diameter, use red ink, and are used on all manner of documents....
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Exclusive: Berserk Bookends of Guts' Sword Get Manga Paint Makeover

Display your Berserk manga collection in style ― Dark Horse revealed on Tuesday that it is releasing a new limited-edition "Manga Paint" variant of special bookends themed after Guts' sword, the Dragon Slayer, from Kentaro Miura's Berserk manga. The new bookends are similar to Dark Horse's previously released ones, but these are painted black-and-white in the style of the original manga. The bookends...
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Train Like a Hashira With New Demon Slayer Smartwatches

Get your total concentration on and learn some demon slaying techniques ― One of this generation's hit anime and manga, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba turns a vampire hunting story into one of familial love and superpowers and places it into a pre-modern Japan setting. But what would happen if the pre-modern crossed paths with the modern? Behold the new Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba smartwatches by ...
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The Future Has Arrived With Ghost in the Shell's Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Electric Vehicle Ads

See the collaboration at the Shibuya Tsutaya shop ― Over the past 20 years, electric cars have gone from limited range to over two hundred miles (about 350 kilometers). Plus, with all the power going straight to the wheels, they also boast decent torque and horsepower. It's truly the future. And what better way to celebrate this than to merge the real future with the iconic Ghost in the Shell franchi...
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Phantom Thief Jeanne Transformation Items Get Collection for Grown-Up Fans

Harness Joan of Arc's to seal away demons ― As almost a response to the ending of Sailor Moon, Arina Tanemura's series Phantom Thief Jeanne ( Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne) began. While not as well-known as its predecessor, Phantom Thief Jeanne has its fans. For the series' 25th anniversary, fans will have a chance to relive the series with the new Special Memorize Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Rosario La Pucelle Co...
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LEGO Unveils Great Deku Tree Set from Legend of Zelda Series

Saving Hyrule one brick at a time ― LEGOs are great toys that allow those with spatial awareness and creativity to build to their hearts content. They also have premade buildable sets for those who enjoy following instructions, The company is currently known for the collaboration sets it produces. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, some of the biggest franchises have had LEGO sets created for them. One ...
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Twins Arrested for Selling Kamen Rider Helmet Replicas

Toei does not appreciate people using their copyrighted material without permission ― While each of the 34 Kamen Rider entries since 1971 have their fans, the original Kamen Rider is still an icon. It's no wonder fans would want life-size replica helmets of the hero. Unfortunately, very few official replicas exist. So fans have resorted to unofficial replicas — and those unauthorized helmets have lan...
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Nintendo Opens Official Store in San Francisco in 2025

2nd Nintendo store in U.S. to be located in San Francisco's Union Square ― Nintendo announced on Friday that it is opening its second official Nintendo store in the United States in 2025. The store will be located in San Francisco's Union Square. Nintendo's only official U.S. store, Nintendo NY, is located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. The first official Nintendo store in Japan opened in No...
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Detective Conan Expands UK's National Gallery Collaboration With Monet, Renoir

Conan and the gang are popping up in more famous paintings ― Earlier this year, the National Gallery in London announced that it is partnering with the Detective Conan manga by inserting Conan characters into famous paintings. Now more collaboration paintings and merchandise are on their way, plus some pop-up stores in Japan. The Shonen Sunday Premium Shop's X (formerly Twitter) account announced the...
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McDonald's Uses Polymerization on Yu-Gi-Oh!/Hello Kitty for Happy Meals

Franchises get 10 Happy Meal toys in U.S. this summer Yu-Gi-Oh! and Hello Kitty — name a more iconic duo. Okay, the two franchises aren't really recognized as an obvious pair. To their credit, though, they are no strangers to crossovers with other anime. Hello Kitty, in particular, has had numerous crossovers with various series such as Naruto, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, and Jujutsu Kaisen. Yu-...
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Armored Trooper Votoms Gets Limted 40th Anniversary Whiskey

Votoms up ― An oft seen but not fully remembered robot anime is Armored Trooper Votoms. While the series has its fans, it's nowhere near as popular as the Mobile Suit Gundam or Macross franchise. Even so, the series lives on in collaborations such as the Super Robot Wars games or in the numerous model kits released by Bandai Namco and Kotobukiya. In celebration of the series 40th anniversary, the X (...
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The Rubik's Cube Now Transforms Into a Robot, Thanks to Bandai Spirits

The toy that everyone wants to solve takes on a new form ― One of the greatest and long-lived toys is arguably the Rubik's Cube. From the standard six-sided 3x3x3 toy to wild variations like the color-changing models, people can't get enough of the cube. And now the iconic Rubik's Cube takes on a whole new life as a Chogokin transformable robot by Bandai Spirits. The Tamashii Nations Store Tokyo bran...
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One Piece Gets 1st Official U.S. Café in Las Vegas

Café with One Piece-themed foods opens on May 11 ― Japan has numerous cafés themed after anime series, games, and other related fandoms. Some of them are temporary pop-ups, though some have become established eateries. One Piece, one of the most popular anime in Japan, has had its share of venues for fans to enjoy delicacies inspired by the series. Some are no longer available like the Mugiwara Cafe ...
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Magic: The Gathering Pays Homage to Cowboy Bebop

It resolves ― The ever-popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG) has transported players to different magical worlds with over 60 card decks, letting them engage in battles by summoning monsters and casting spells. The game recently wrapped up a large story with the set called "March of the Machine: The Aftermath" in May 2023. Since then, the game has been revisiting the different worlds i...
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Fist of the North Star Gets a Kitchen Knife Kickstarter Campaign

“Ata-ta-ta-tah” your vegetables and other food items while you cook ― When you think of quintessential 80s manga, one of the first that comes to mind is Fist of the North Star. From its ultra-violence, memorable quotes, and themes of love, the series is nothing but iconic. And the series is also no stranger to merchandise. While mainly figures, we've also seen video games, T-shirts, and some beautifu...
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SPY×FAMILY Code: White Anime Film Gets Collectible Popcorn Bucket & Drink Cup in U.S. Screenings

Limited collectible artboard also up for grabs Spy×Family fans in the U.S., aside from watching the SPY×FAMILY Code: White anime film this weekend, you have another side mission to accomplish: get yourself a SPY×FAMILY Code: White collectible drink cup or popcorn bucket in select AMC Theatres. Save the world and bring home a #SpyXFamily Code: White collectible drink 🥤 or 🍿 vessel! On sale 4/18 in s...
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Sesame Street Characters Get E-Sports Treatment with Evo Japan 2024 Merch (Updated)

No news on addition of Elmo to Tekken 8 roster ― Update: EVO Japan announced on April 24 that "Due to various reasons," the Sesame Street merchandise will no longer be sold "at the venue." The announcement did not specify if the merchandise will be sold in another way at a later date. Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster are becoming the Sesame Street fighters, at least on this year's EVO Japan merch. ...
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Tell Your Special Someone Your Love is Forever With Black Jack's Diamond Engagement & Wedding Rings

You don't have to be an unlicensed medical practitioner to buy one either ― One of the most common ways to express your intent to marry someone, at least in many Western cultures, is the exchange of an engagement ring. However, with so many brands and designs for engagement and wedding rings on the market, it's a daunting task to choose one. Now, anime and manga fans have one extra choice with the ne...
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Delicious in Dungeon x Urakita Craft Studio Collab for Wooden Barrel Mugs

Raise your glasses high when enjoying your dungeon delicacies ― A staple in any fantasy story is definitely the wooden barrel mug. They're found in movies like Lord of the Rings, games like Dungeons & Dragons, and a myriad of fantasy anime and manga series. Now you can feel like you're exploring a dungeon with the new Delicious in Dungeon wood barrel jockey mug from Urakita Craft Studio. The Urakita ...
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Hatsune Miku x Crayon Shin-chan Collaboration — It Exists

It's family friendly. ― In April 1992, Japanese airwaves were hit with an anime “unbecoming” of the culture. That series was none other than Crayon Shin-Chan. In its early years, it was seen as crass and lowbrow (akin to The Simpsons when it first aired). But over 30 years later, the series is going strong as a quintessential family anime. And now, Crayon Shin-chan is partnering with Japan's national...
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Giveaway

To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! ― To celebrate the theatrical release of Gundam SEED FREEDOM, were giving away these 2 HG GUNDAM models and 10 tickets to the screening! About The Movie C.E. (Cosmic Era). An era in which there are human beings called Coordinators, born with superior physical and mental abi...
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Digivices Updated With Color Screens for Digimon's 25th Anniversary

No promises you'll be transported to the digital world ― Premium Bandai is bringing back everyone's childhood in full color! For fans of the Digimon series who somehow missed their calling as a Digidestined, Bandai's online store is offering fans a chance to purchase a replica Digivice for the 25th anniversary of the series — this time, with color LCD screens. The Digivice 25th Color Revolution toy i...
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Buy an 18K Gold Godzilla Figure for 3.3 Million Yen

Japanese jewelry brand U-Treasure creates limited run 18-karat gold Godzilla figure ― Some of the most iconic movie characters are giant monsters: King Kong from the King Kong movies, Gort from The Day the World Stood Still, and probably the most recognized the world over, Godzilla from the Godzilla franchise. Since its initial release in 1954, Godzilla has gone on to appear in multiple movies, video...
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Gundam Gets New Plastic Model Partly Made From Recycled Wood, Even Has Wood Scent

Gunpla goes sustainable with new 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam model ― When Mobile Suit Gundam hit the Nagoya airwaves in 1979, it took a bit for the series to really gain traction. This may have been due to the perception that anime was a medium for children's programming (although 1974s Space Battleship Yamato should have shown otherwise). So when the initial Gundam toys came out they were marketed towards ...
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Detective Conan Franchise to Release New Card Game on May 4

Detective Conan rejoins annals of card game history with Meitantei Conan Card Game ― The history of collectible and trading cards is long to say the least. Over the past century and a half, those cards have evolved into the modern tabletop card games (commonly known as TCGs). While the progenitor TCG is often thought of to be Magic: The Gathering, other popular TCGs include the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card...
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KessCo to Release One Piece, Digimon Tabletop Games

― Los Angeles-based game company KessCo announced on Thursday that it has entered into a licensing deal with Toei Animation on the 25th anniversary of the One Piece and Digimon franchises. The company will release tabletop games based on both franchises as well as a collection of "outdoor spring/summer toys" between 2024 and 2025. The Egg Head Arc of the One Piece anime debuted on January 7. The new...
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The National Gallery in London Partners with Detective Conan for 30th Anniversary Goods

East meets West in Detective Conan's 30th anniversary collaboration with art by Van Gogh, Monet, more ― In January 1994, Weekly Shonen Sunday introduced Japan to one of its most iconic characters, Shinichi Kudo and his alias, Conan Edogawa from Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (also known as Case Closed). It wasn't long until the manga was adapted into an anime series of the same name in 1996. Since th...
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These Unofficial Soulsborne Figures are Amazing

Fan creators showed off the detailed, dark designs of their figures at WonderFest! ― Wonder Festival is the world's largest figure convention. But what makes it so special isn't its size. Rather, amateur figure makers are given special permission from the various copyright holders to sell their figures at Wonder Festival on that day legally and that day only. Because of this, nearly two-thirds of th...
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Are There Any Figures at WonderFest for Retro Anime Fans?

The bi-annual Wonder Festival always showcases the latest and greatest in recent anime, manga, and video game figures. But what about figures for fans of the retro series? ― The anime figure showcase Wonder Festival 2024 [Winter] is here, and the latest anime figures are on display. But can you find figures of retro properties at the festival? Well, that all depends on exactly what you're looking for...
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Plastic Models as Art: Touring Kaiyodo's Headquarters and Hobby Land Museum

On its 60th anniversary, Kaiyodo's slogan remains the same: to spread the joy of making plastic models to everyone. ― When Kaiyodo founder Osamu Miyawaki submitted a painted Revell model of the Constitution ship to a city art exhibit in 1970, the judges disqualified his work when they found out it was a painted plastic model. Undeterred, he told the organizers, "Just as you need a cloth canvas to pa...
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Dragon Ball Z Reese's Puffs Cereal is Now Part of a Balanced Super Saiyan Breakfast

Dragon Ball Z... for breakfast?! Dragon Ball Z... for breakfast?! General Mills's Reese's Puffs cereal is rocking the dragon with a limited-time collaboration with Dragon Ball Z. The DBZ cereal comes in seven different collectible boxes, each featuring a different character: Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, Piccolo, Cell, Frieza, and Majin Buu. There is also an eighth box featuring the wish-granting dragon Sh...
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Evangelion's Progressive Knife Is Now a Toy With Lights & Sounds

Live out your dreams of dealing with Angels with Premium Bandai's Progressive Knife PKN-01C ― In the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion merchandise, much of the space is taken up by figures and models, be they posable models of Eva units or statuettes of the different characters (predominantly the female characters). Very few of what we would consider "toys" have been made for the franchise, and the fe...
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Raise a Glass to Celebrate Final Fantasy XIV Game's 10th Anniversary with Its Very Own Wine

California's The Prisoner Wine Company collaborates again to create collectible wine ― Now here's a Final Fantasy XIV collectible that deserves a special spot on your shelf, and will definitely hit your taste bud's good spot. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Final Fantasy XIV once again collaborated with American wine company The Prisoner, to make the "The Prisoner for Final Fantasy XIV [10th Anniv...
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Get Pumped with These Mononoke Heels

The Medicine Seller spends a lot of time on his feet in the series, and now, he can spend a lot of time on yours ― Fashion brand Mayla is bringing the supernatural world of Mononoke right to your feet in a series of fashionable heels. The brand revealed on December 11 it will be releasing two new pumps inspired by the character of the Medicine Seller from the popular anime. The first "Kusuriuri" (Med...

TV Tokyo Wins U.S. Lawsuits Against Sellers of Counterfeit Naruto Merchandise

Company filed "Schedule A" trademark infringement lawsuits in Illinois against online merchants that sell to U.S. customers ― The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois announced its judgement in favor of TV Tokyo Corporation in its trademark infringement lawsuit on December 18. The company had filed a “Schedule A” trademark infringement lawsuit against multiple online mer...
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Mercedes-Benz Produces Limited-Run PlayStation 5 Car

2 titans of auto and gaming industries come together for limited-edition collaboration ― For nearly 100 years, the German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has been making luxury vehicles. Among the company's vehicles, the A-Class small luxury car is one of its most popular. Now, in a surprising partnership between Mercedes-Benz Italy and Sony, they are producing a limited run of PlayStation 5 inspired ...
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Dress as Ranma in New Felissimo x Ranma 1/2 Collaboration

Have you ever wanted your daily clothes to be like Ranma's? ― In August 1987, legendary manga author Rumiko Takahashi released the well-loved manga series Ranma ½. In fact, the manga was so well-loved it only took two years for the series to be adapted into a popular anime. Even today, the series maintains a following with reruns on Japanese local TV stations and got a Weekly Shonen Sunday 50th Anniv...
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Different Merch to Remind Us How Gullible Frieren is When it Comes to the Mimic

Relive Frieren's most graceful act in a plush toy, pin, and more ― So far, the Frieren: Beyond Journey's End anime has had a number of memorable scenes (Spoilers ahead for the most current episodes). There's Stark defeating a dragon more than 50x his size in episode 6, Fern keeping her cool (and her mana at minimum level) while fighting Lügner in episode 9, Frieren effortlessly defeating Aura in epis...
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Expand Your Domain with Jujutsu Kaisen Crocs

Footwear inspired by Gojo, Yuji, and Sukuna's finger ― Crocs and Crunchyroll are teaming up to bring the world of Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen manga to your feet. The new Crocs collection came out in November and features clogs based on Gojo and Yuji, with Yuji's shoes coming in kids sizes. For slipper fans, the collection has you covered too with a pair of classic slides that still have room for Ji...
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Ikebukuro on the Rise, Akiba on the Decline with Otaku's Next Generation

Akihabara: the home of otaku from all around the world. But a recent article points to a new contender for the throne. ― Akihabara: the home of otaku from all around the world. But a recent article points to a new contender for the throne. For more than 20 years, Akihabara has claimed the title of “Home of Otaku.” It's no wonder why, since the town is inundated with anime, manga, idol, and other sub-...
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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo x Precure Collide in Absurd Collab

What happens when you mix Pretty Cure with one of the most absurd anime of the past 20 years? You get a Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo! and Pretty Cure collaboration. ― What happens when you mix Pretty Cure with one of the most absurd anime of the past 20 years? You get a Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo! and Pretty Cure collaboration. Two very iconic anime series of their time, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo! and Pretty Cure, recently team...
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Pokémon Sizzlipede Is Now a Comfy Chair

Do you love the idea of sitting with your Pokémon? Well now you'll have the chance to sit on one. ― Do you love the idea of sitting with your Pokémon? Well now you'll have the chance to sit on one. The amount of merchandise The Pokémon Company releases each year is unsurprising. And among all the toys, plush dolls, and all sorts of other items, some of the largest merchandise items they sell are the ...
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Let Godzilla Stomp on Your Documents with the New, Personalized Godzilla Stamp

Choose your paper monster from 26 designs ― Godzilla, the giant lizard monster, is known for rampaging through the city and stomping on cars, houses, sometimes even on humans, or whatever its feet land on. But how about, you let Godzilla stamp on your documents? Hanko (Japanese for stamp or seal) company Okada Shokai announced on Tuesday its collaboration with the Godzilla franchise, and launched the...
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Cosplay Your Toddler as Yu Yu Hakusho's Koenma in New Baby Doll Collaboration

Are you a parent of a newborn and love the character Koenma from Yu Yu Hakusho? Clothing brand Baby Doll has you covered. ― Are you a parent of a newborn and love the character Koenma from Yu Yu Hakusho? Clothing brand Baby Doll has you covered. In December 1990 manga author Yoshihiro Togashi began his series Yu Yu Hakusho in Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, the series gained massive popularity both i...
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Bocchi the Rock! Gets an Official Guitar for 128,000 Yen

Shred some power-cords on the new Bocchi the Rock Gibson guitar ― Shred some power-cords on the new Bocchi the Rock! Gibson guitar. In the series Bocchi the Rock! the main character Hitori Goto is the lead guitarist and leader of her band. Thus, she is often seen with a guitar. Now, fans of the series can buy that same guitar through Aniplex+. 🄶🄾🄾🄳🅂/𝑴𝒚 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝑮𝒆𝒂𝒓...\Epiphone BY Gibson ”BOCCHI”EDITIONが...
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Is Gundam 0080 a Christmas Anime? Sunrise Says Yes with Xmas Screening

The Greatest Christmas Gundam debate that never was, also now settled with 1/144 Santa figure ― The greatest Chirstmas Gundam debate that never was ... is now settled by Sunrise and the Emotion label. In a live-stream on November 17 on the EMOTION Label Channel Youtube channel, Haruka Mori, Mukai Tenshin, Mafia Kajida, and Ryusuke Hikawa announced that for Emotion's 40th anniversary the six-part OVA...
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Mister Donut and Pokémon Team Up Again for Christmas Collaboration

So, you like Pokémon and donuts? Well, what about Pokémon donuts? ― So, you like Pokémon and donuts? Well, what about Pokémon donuts? It's that time of year again when the Japanese donut shop Mister Donut does its Christmas Pokémon collaboration. Now in its sixth year, Mister Donut will be selling Pokémon-themed donuts again for Christmas 2023. かわいいと思ったらいいね❤️ ̄ ̄)/ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ 🌟本日11月8日(水)新発売🌟⌁⌁⌁⌁⌁⌁⌁⌁⌁💛⌁...
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Takara Tomy / Tomica Collab with Ghibli Continues with New Toy Cars

Studio Ghibli and Takara Tomy toy brand Tomica collide for fun new Ghibli-themed cars ― Studio Ghibli and Takara Tomy toy brand Tomica collide for fun new Ghibli-themed cars. Since November 2022, the Japanese toy company Takara Tomy through its Tomica brand has teamed with Studio Ghibli to bring fans toy cars based on different Ghibli movies. To this point, Tomica has released nine such toy cars. But...
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Get a Grand Order in McDonald's Fate Collaboration

Have it your way with McDonald's Japan & Fate/Grand Order this Christmas! ― McDonald's is no stranger to collaborations with big name properties. For Christmas 2023, though, McDonald's Japan is teaming up with videogame company Type-Moon to bring a Christmas-themed Fate/Grand Order (FGO) collaboration. On November 29, McDonald's Japan announced its collaboration with the mobile game Fate/Grand Order....
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Asus Apologizes, Offers Replacements for Evangelion Typo on Its ROG Motherboards

Graphics on 'ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO EVA-02 EDITION' motherboards read 'Evangenlion' ― Asus posted an apology for a misprint on its 'ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO EVA-02 EDITION' motherboard on its Republic of Gamers (ROG) website on November 15. The motherboard features the red, black, and orange color scheme from Asus's 'ROG x Evangelion' range as well as artwork from the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime franch...
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Gear Up for Winter With a Gaming Kotatsu Futon

No promises about improving your gaming skills ― Gamers can keep warm this winter without putting the pause on gaming action with the new kotatsu futon comforter from Bauhatte. The company advertises that this comforter can transform any kotatsu (Japanese-style low table over a comforter with a heater underneath) for use while gaming. The kotatsu futon BHK-2500KF features arm slots, so players can re...
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Digimon Adventure 02 Kids Are All Grown-Up, So Here's Their Official Liquor

For nostalgic times, make it Digimon time ― The children from Digimon Adventure 02 are all grown up in the new Digimon movie. And with grown-up characters come some grown-up drinks. デジモンと共に歩んだすべての大人たちへ。#デジモン02ビギニング 公開記念「選ばれし大人たちのお酒」表ラベルに ”選ばれし子どもたち” の成長した姿を、裏ラベルにパートナーデジモンたちを描いた、絆と成長と思い出のお酒。🔽 ページはこちらhttps://t.co/flnZsipCep#デジモン #Digimon pic.twitter.com/rqTXOK78Eg— 「クランド」クラフト酒のお店 (@KURAND_INFO) October...
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Yoasobi's Frieren CD Treasure Box Includes Original Short Story — Written on a Paper Scroll

Limited-edition single launches on December 13 ― The official CD single for Yoasobi's "Yūsha" (Hero), the opening theme song for the Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sōsō no Frieren) television anime, is truly and literally a treasure. This limited-edition treasure box includes an original short story "Sōsō" written for the song "Yūsha" and supervised by series' author Kanehito Yamada. If that is not e...
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Pull Tissue From the Head Orifice of Dragon Ball's Saibamen

Even Yamcha's voice Toru Furuya is reliving the trauma ― Have you ever wanted to recreate one of Yamcha's deaths from Dragon Ball Z? Well, now you can with Premium Bandai's new pocket tissue case. In the 22nd episode of Dragon Ball Z, the world was introduced to the infamous Saibamen (also known as Saibaiman in Japanese) — creatures spawned from seeds. About as strong as most of the Z fighters, Yamch...
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Announcing the limited edition ANN 25th Anniversary Shirt

We're proud to announce the first of two 25th Anniversary Shirts that ANN will be producing, the ANN 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Shirt featuring ANN's first mascot, Jadress and our logo from 1999, as well as our 25th anniversary logo on the other side. . The shirt will be made of of quick-dry fabric and will be available in multiple sizes. It will be available soon for subscribers to order (a...
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The Very First Precure Transformation Item Is Recreated for Grown-up Fans

Relive your fantasies of becoming Cure Black or Cure white with this reissued merch ― Did you miss your chance to yell “Dual Aura Wave” while holding a Card Commun in 2004? Well, now's your chance to do it with Premium Bandai's Precure 20th Anniversary Pretty Memories Futari wa Pretty Cure Card Commun. It's hard to believe it's the 20th anniversary of the Pretty Cure franchise. Starting back in 2004 ...
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Good Smile Offers Sesame Ball... as a Plastic Model with 900+ Parts

It takes will and skill to build this ball ― Who knew a small dessert like a sesame ball could be this mouth-watering and painstaking?! The Good Smile Company website opened preorders for StudioSYUTO's Sesame Ball Plastic Model, complete with 900 plus parts, on Friday. If you're up to creating this sweet snack's replica while drooling, get ready to put together 900 tiny sesame seeds. We did the count...
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One Piece Card Game Introduces Special Set for Netflix Live-Action Series

Set of 9 cards launch in Japanese in February 2024, English in April 2024 ― The One Piece is real! As it turns out, the big treasure was a special set of trading cards, in addition to the friends we made along the way, of course. The One Piece Card Game is about to achieve wealth, fame, and power with a premium collection based on Netflix's Hollywood live-action series. The set of nine cards, featuri...
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Now You Can Buy Amuro's Underpants From Gundam

Boxers come in teen & grown-up styles ― Premium Bandai is offering Gundam fans the chance to own a pair (or two) of Amuro Ray's boxers. The anime merchandiser's in-house web store is offering two variants of the character's striped boxers: the style seen on Amuro as a scrawny teen in the first Gundam anime, and the style seen on Amuro as a buff and swole grown-up in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Cou...
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Now You Too Can Rock Yor's Dress and Anya's Uniform from Spy×Family

You can also wear a super comfy-looking Bond hoodie. ― Fashion brand Peach John has announced a lineup of clothing inspired by the hit anime SPY×FAMILY—including loungeware based on Anya's school uniform and lingerie based on Yor's iconic assassin's dress. Scroll down for the full list! Loungewear (Anya Forger) - 8008 yen (Approx. USD 53.61) Lingerie (Yor Forger) - 7678 yen (Approx. USD 53.61) Hoodie...
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Oshi no Ko T-Shirts and Accessories Pulled Right Out of the Anime

Attention cosplayers! Fashion brand Bancore! is currently selling several items from hit anime Oshi no Ko, including some T-shirts and accessories worn by the characters in the show. ― Attention cosplayers! Fashion brand Bancore! is currently selling several items from the hit anime Oshi no Ko, including some T-shirts and accessories worn by the characters in the show. [Oshi no ko] Hair Accessory (Ai...
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Japan Getting New Final Fantasy VII-Themed Desserts and Candies

Apparently, Tifa is chestnut flavored while Aerith is plain old chocolate. (Sephiroth is milk-caramel.) ― The popular Japanese cafe and sweet shop chain, Fujiya is doing a collaboration with Square Enix for the release of Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis. You can get your hands on things like a Fat Chocobo Cake and themed macarons for a limited time. Here's the full list of items available: {FFVII EC C...
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Ukiyo Kumo's Assets, Including $650,000 Worth of Anime Figurines and its Intellectual Property, to be sold at Public Auction

The auction presents a golden opportunity for anime enthusiasts, collectors, and resellers to acquire a vast array of prized merchandise. ― [Downey, CA, 9/9/23] - Ukiyo Kumo, a prominent online retailer specializing in anime figurines and merchandise, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 29, 2023. The company's assets, valued at approximately $650,000, are set to be sold at a public auction managed...
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Japanese McDonald's Happy Meals to Feature SPY×FAMILY Stickers and Coloring Book

Starting this week, McDonald's Japan will be collaborating with two anime: SPY×FAMILY and Chiikawa. ― Starting this week, McDonald's Japan will be collaborating with two anime: SPY×FAMILY and Chiikawa. Happy Meals in Japan will include at random either A) a SPY×FAMILY-themed coloring book with a mixture of coloring sheets and SPY×FAMILY stickers or B) one of five sets of three McDonald's-themed Chii...
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UNIQLO Launches Chainsaw Man x Kosuke Kawamura UT Fashion Collection

Chainsaw Man fans, brace yourself for a new fashion wave celebrating the fandom with rocking styles. ― Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announced the launch of the “Chainsaw Man x Kosuke Kawamura UT” collection from its graphic T-shirt brand UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) in the United States and Canada. The collection will be available globally, but launch dates vary by region. The collection launched in the U.S...
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CASETiFY and One Piece Team Up to Restock a Sold-Out Collectible with a New Twist

Are you a One Piece fan? Did you miss the Golden Transponder Snail AirPods Case on its release? If your answer is yes, then we have very good news for you! ― Global lifestyle accessory brand CASETiFY announced it is rereleasing one of its most popular products, the Golden Transponder Snail AirPods Case, from its One Piece collaboration on August 25. This time, CASETiFY includes a limited edition Soul...
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Make Christmas Special with These Ugly Yu Yu Hakusho Sweaters

Like Yu Yu Hakusho? How about ugly Christmas Sweaters? Then boy have I got the thing for you. ― Like Yu Yu Hakusho? How about ugly Christmas Sweaters? Then boy, have I got the thing for you. Let me introduce you to the “Yu Yu Hakusho Ugly Sweater” collection—and yes, that is their official name. With the resurgence of 90s otaku culture in Japan comes these five Yu Yu Hakusho-themed sweaters made by P...
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100 Thieves, Higround Release Dragon Ball Z Apparel, Tech Accessories

100 Thieves will offer an 12-piece apparel and accessories collection. Higround will release a collection of 10 keyboards with five unique designs, five mousepads, and one jelly bag. ― August 30 will be a special day for Dragon Ball Z fans. A new merchandise line will launch in collaboration with 100 Thieves (a fashion brand), Higround (a gaming peripheral brand), Toei Animation, and Crunchyroll. 100...
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Kyoto Animation Characters Get Super-Sized Plushies

Each squishy character is approximately 100cm (39in) tall and limited to only 100 plushies. ― This Dera Mochimazzi's size matches his appetite for mochi! Giant plush brand Doqute opened reservations for a series of plushies from Kyoto Animation series, including Tamako Market, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Hyouka, Beyond the Boundary, and Sound Euphonium! Each squishy character is approximately ...
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Wonder Festival 2023 Summer Figure Gallery

It's a hot summer in the city of Tokyo. And what better way to spend one of those hot days than looking at the coolest new figures at Wonder Festival 2023 [Summer]? ― It's a hot summer in the city of Tokyo. And what better way to spend one of those hot days than looking at the coolest new figures at Wonder Festival 2023 [Summer]? While only a highlight of the figures on display, they're sure to cool ...
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Episode III of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Signed T-shirts Giveaway

Giveaway has ended! Are you one of our lucky winners? ― Hello ANN Readers! You are in for a treat! Anime News Network, in collaboration with the Japanese video game studio, MyDearest, is giving away three t-shirts signed by famous Japanese voice actors for the upcoming game, Episode III of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate! Signed by Shoya Chiba (B Cell in Cells at Work! & Mizukiyo in Platinum End), who ...
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Train Your Cursed Technique in Secretlab Jujutsu Kaisen Gaming Chair

The Secretlab TITAN Evo chair is getting a curse-breaking crossover timed for the recent premiere of the anime series. ― The hit anime series Jujutsu Kaisen is teaming up with Secretlab for a new edition of its popular gaming chair. The Secretlab TITAN Evo chair is getting a curse-breaking crossover timed for the recent premiere of the anime series. The chair is upholstered in dark navy Secretlab NEO...
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Levi's Princess Mononoke Clothing Line is Wearable Art

Levi Strauss Japan announced on Thursday a new clothing line collaboration between the popular jeans brand and Studio Ghibli's classic 90s film Princess Mononoke. ― Levi Strauss Japan announced on Thursday a new clothing line collaboration between the popular jeans brand and Studio Ghibli's classic 90s film Princess Mononoke. But more than just slapping a special patch onto a pair of jeans and callin...
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The Figures of Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023

At this year's Fate/Grand Order Fes., we got a look at some of the Fate series' newest upcoming figures. Check out the gallery to see them all! ― At this year's Fate/Grand Order Fes., we got a look at some of the Fate series' newest upcoming figures. Check out the gallery below to see them all!
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The Merch of Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023

From T-shirts and pins to bags and glasses frames, there was a ton of merch shown at Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023—click here to see some of the best offerings. ― From T-shirts and pins to bags and glasses frames, there was a ton of merch shown at Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2023—with most of the items available for purchase right at the event. Scroll down to see some of the best offerings.

Capturing The Heart of The Ninja with ARTFX J Gabimaru from Hell's Paradise

The figure is set to be released in January 2024 so pre-order now while you can! ― Between 2016 and 2018, manga artist Yuji Kaku worked as an assistant to renowned manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto with his work on Fire Punch, Fujimoto's hit series before he would go on to create Chainsaw Man. Yuji Kaku would then leave his assisting duties to begin serialization on his second mainline series Hell's Pa...
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Evangelion x final Collaboration Features EVA-inspired Wireless Earphones

The wireless earphones, EVA2020 were first released back in July 2020 with three models, each inspired by an Evangelion model from the franchise. ― Looking to add to your merch collection, Evangelion fans? Consider these EVA-inspired wireless earphones, released in collaboration with final, a Japanese brand specializing in hi-fi audio. The wireless earphones, EVA2020, were first released back in July...
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One Piece x atmos Releases Special Edition T-Shirts for Manga's 25th Anniversary

The collection launched on July 22 and features a lineup of two special edition printed T-shirts with "an arrangement drawn" by Eiichiro Oda. ― It has been a long journey, One Piece fans. Streetwear retailer atmos teamed-up with the legendary series for a Special Collaboration Collection to celebrate the manga's (ongoing) 25th anniversary. View this post on Instagram A post shared by atmos USA (@atmo...
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Sailor Moon and Friends Get Hello Kitty-fied in New Merch

With the release of the Sailor Moon Cosmos anime films in Japan, comes a new wave of Sailor Moon merch—including a crossover collaboration with Hello Kitty and the other Sanrio characters ― With the release of the Sailor Moon Cosmos anime films in Japan, comes a new wave of Sailor Moon merch—including a crossover collaboration with Hello Kitty and the other Sanrio characters. For this collaboration, ...
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Horoscope Kirby Lip Balm Designs are Too Cute

Lovisia is currently selling a series of lip balms and lip balm holders featuring Kirby reimagined as different zodiac signs. ― Lovisia is currently selling a series of lip balms and lip balm holders featuring everyone's favorite pink puff, Kirby, in Japan. But more than that, there are 12 different versions of this product—each one featuring Kirby reimagined as a different zodiac sign. They're mind-...
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Episode III of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Signed T-shirts Giveaway

The Japanese video game studio, MyDearest, is giving away three t-shirts signed by famous Japanese voice actors for the upcoming game, Episode III of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate! ― Hello ANN Readers! You are in for a treat! Anime News Network, in collaboration with the Japanese video game studio, MyDearest, is giving away three t-shirts signed by famous Japanese voice actors for the upcoming game, ...
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Toho International to Launch 2 e-Commerce Platforms in N. America for Godzilla Franchise, Anime

iiZO website to stock anime merchandise from Toho Animation portfolio, 3rd-party merchandise ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Friday that Toho International will launch two new e-commerce websites in North America. One of the websites will focus on the Godzilla franchise and the other named iiZO will stock original Japanese merchandise for anime fans. The sites will go live this summ...
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Animate USA to Open Store in Torrance, California This Summer

Store to open in Del Amo Fashion Center ― Animate International announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that Animate USA will open a retail store in the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California this summer. The location will be close to Animate USA's warehouse. The location is in the fifth largest mall in the United States. The retail center already has Japanese stores such as Uniqlo,...
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My Hero Academia and NBA Fashion Collaboration Announced

Love My Hero Academia? How about professional basketball? My Hero Academia/NBA apparel is on its way! ― Love My Hero Academia? How about professional basketball? Then I have got news for you. My Hero Academia, TOHO animation, Crunchyroll, the NBA, NBALAB, and HYPERFLY are coming together to produce a series of NBA/My Hero Academia apparel items. This collaboration will see the characters from My Her...
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Jujutsu Kaisen's Satoru Gojo & Suguru Geto Are Ready for a Day at the Beach in New Okinawa Collaboration Merch

New merch available only in Naha airport includes pin badges, key chains, tapestries ― Just in time for summer vacation, the island of Okinawa is partnering with the new season of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime for some merch of Satoru Gojo and Suguru Geto all decked out for a day on the beach. TVアニメ「呪術廻戦」懐玉・玉折、沖縄コラボのアカウントです。開催情報、商品情報などを発信していきます。沖縄コラボの詳細はこちら!随時更新していきます。▼特設サイトhttps://t.co/gmGYRSB7Bf#呪術廻戦 pi...
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You Too Can Drink Titan Spinal Fluid in New G FUEL Energy Drink's Attack on Titan Collaboration

Apparently titan spine juices taste like green tea ― Attack on Titan fans: ever wanted to know what a titan's spinal fluid tastes like? Well now you can find out since energy drink company G FUEL will launch a "G FUEL Spinal Fluid" drink in collaboration with the Attack on Titan franchise. The green tea-flavored energy drink will be available for pre-order on June 26. G FUEL describes the drink: When...
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Man Steals 2.2 Million Yen in Pokémon Cards

One card was reportedly worth up to 180,000 yen (US$1,288) ― NHK reported on Tuesday that a 25-year-old company worker was arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of stealing 2.2 million yen (about US$15,738) worth of Pokémon trading cards from a store in Yamanashi Prefecture's Fujiyoshida City. One card was reportedly worth up to 180,000 yen (US$1,288). The police reported that the suspect, Yūki Murakami fro...
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Transformers Toys Contribute to JAXA's Space Program

JAXA, Takara Tomy team up to develop small-scale transforming robot for precision landing on the moon ― How's this for a cutting-edge toy idea? Takara Tomy is partnering with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other organizations to develop a miniscule transforming robot inspired by the Transformers series. This robot, called SORA-Q, will be equipped to JAXA's Smart Lander for Investig...
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It's All About The Little Details With Vash The Stampede

From top to bottom, this is an incredible figure that is sure to delight fans and collectors alike. ― Back in 1995, Yasuhiro Nightow created a series called Trigun, a sci-fi western that focused on a mysterious character known as Vash the Stampede. That manga would later be continued in another magazine under the title Trigun Maximum followed by an anime adaptation done by Madhouse that helped the f...
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Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion Giveaway WINNERS

Giveaway has ended! Are you one of our lucky winners? ― As a treat for ANN readers worldwide, YEN PRESS is giving away one copy of Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, Vol. 1 each to 3 lucky winners. With the rise of Korean comics, Yen Press's library continues to expand. With the print publication of the popular webcomic adaptation Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, a new era to t...
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Persona 5 Royal LED Lamps Will Light Up Your Fandom

Nine designs available for US$35 each ― The anime LED lamp brand Otaku Lamps launched a Persona 5 Royal tie-in line on Tuesday. Each lamp costs US$35, and comes with 16 changeable colors, a variety of settings and modes, a remote control, and thematic packaging. The lamp designs are as follows: Joker Ryuji (Skull) Ann (Panther) Morgana (Mona) Yusuke (Fox) Makoto (Queen) Futaba (Oracle) Haru (Noir) Ph...
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Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion Giveaway

As a treat for ANN readers worldwide, YEN PRESS is giving away one copy of Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, Vol. 1 each to 3 lucky winners. ― As a treat for ANN readers worldwide, YEN PRESS is giving away one copy of Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, Vol. 1 each to 3 lucky winners. With the rise of Korean comics, Yen Press's library continues to expand. With the print publicat...

【OSHI NO KO】Ai Scale Figure Now accepting orders!

Ai, the legendary idol from 【OSHI NO KO】, has arrived as a 1/7 scale figure! ― Lies are the greatest kind of love! Ai, the legendary idol from 【OSHI NO KO】, has arrived as a 1/7 scale figure! We created this figure using a teaser visual from a concert scene with meticulous attention to detail in the molding and painting. Lies are the greatest kind of love! Her bright and fresh outfit, dynamic posing...
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One-of-a-Kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Receives US$100,000 Bid in 1st Hour of eBay Auction

"Tyler the Great Warrior" card was created for child cancer patient Tyler Gressle in 2005 ― The rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! card in existence—"Tyler the Great Warrior," which was only ever printed once—surpassed US$150,000 in bids as of Thursday. The card first went on auction on eBay on Wednesday. YouTube documentary maker Alex Cimo, who interviewed the card's owner Tyler Gressle, told ANN that the card receiv...

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