Look Forward to Yuri!!! on Ice Large Face Cushion & Nendoroids
posted on by Amanda Ellard
The Bandai Gashapon booth at Animate Girls Festival 2016 (AGF2016), held November 5-6, showed off a huge Yuri!!! on Ice surprise. Their Munimuni Marshmallow Mascot Big Version is a 27 inch soft cushion of main skater Yūri.
As advertised on the display, where visitors could reach in and feel the pillow, Premium Bandai will start selling at the cute chibi face cushions for Yuri Plisetsky and Viktor Nikiforov at the end of November. Each Munimuni Marshmallow cushion is 3,500 yen (US$32).
Going along with new Yuri!!! on Ice products, the Orange Rouge booth at AGF2016 teased Nendoroid figures for Yuri!!! on Ice's Yūri Katsuki and Viktor Nikiforov and Hetalia's Japan. Orange Rouge's Official Twitter also tweeted the announcements on November 5, but only commented to look forward to further developments.
Other exciting news from AGF2016 includes the announcement at Hobby Stock's booth of their and Alter's upcoming Free! Eternal Summer 1/8 figures of Sōsuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryūgazaki. Hobby Stock's booth display also teased unique Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana figures.
The Yuri!!! on Ice anime premiered in Japan on October 6, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. Funimation is dubbing the series as part of their SimulDub program for the fall season. Manga creator Mitsurou Kubo (Moteki, 3.3.7 Byooshi) and director Sayo Yamamoto (Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin) are credited with the original work for the series. Yamamoto is also directing and overseeing the scripts for the series, and Kubo is designing the original characters and drawing the storyboards.
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