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29 Aug 21:30

Nintendo 3DS Titles Are Two for $30 at Toys R Us

by Viet Do

Sales event at Toys R Us: buy two select Nintendo 3DS games for only $30.

Read Nintendo 3DS Titles Are Two for $30 at Toys R Us on Siliconera!

29 Aug 19:25

Yen Press To Celebrate "Spice And Wolf" With Omnibus and NYCC Author Appearance

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

In Japan, the 10th anniversary celebrations for Isuna Hasekura and Jū Ayakura's e economics-informed fantasy series Spice and Wolf are already underway. Dengeki has scheduled a September 10th Japanese release of recently serialized epilogue XVIII Spring Log, along with follow-up novel Spice And Wolf New Theory: Wolf and ParchmentOther fall plans include an exhibit and collaboration cafe at Aoyama gallery GoFa, another exhibit at Akihabara's animate museum, goods including a Holo hug pillow and Nendoroid, and an October 5th Blu-ray collection of the anime.

 

Ramping up on the domestic side, Yen Press has announced:

Yen Press is very excited to announce Isuna Hasekura, author of SPICE AND WOLF, will be
appearing at New York Comic Con!  In honor of the Tenth Anniversary of SPICE AND WOLF, Yen Press is also thrilled to inform fans that we are producing a special, high-end, numbered collector’s omnibus to commemorate this special event!  This very limited print run collector’s edition will gather all 17 original volumes of SPICE AND WOLF, in one beautifully lavish tome which comes out in October. Please stay tuned for more exciting details.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

29 Aug 10:30

Good Smile Company's 15th Anniversary Exhibition Introduced in 360-degree Video

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese character figure company Good Smile Company is now hosting its 15th anniversary exhibition at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Akihabara, Tokyo, from August 20 to September 4. The company's official YouTube channel has streamed a three-minute 360-degree video to show the inside of the event displaying over 1,000 items, including the previously-introduced anniversary item "Sakura Kinomoto: Stars Bless You." The event is admission-free. 

 

 

"Good Smile Company 15th Anniversary Exhibition" 360-degree video

 

 

"Sakura Kinomoto: Stars Bless You" 30-second CM

 

 

Source: Good Smile Company

 

28 Aug 15:15

Kuroko's Basketball Extra Game Film's Title Revealed

Tadatoshi Fujimaki writes "original episode" for film opening in spring 2017
25 Aug 13:34

Figma Of Early Hayao Miyazaki Anime "Future Boy Conan" Goes On Sale

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

After his time at Toei, Hayao Miyazaki spent the mid-to-late 70s working at Zuiyo Eizo/Nippon Animation on projects such as World Masterpiece Theater and Future Boy Conan - a 1978 TV anime adaptation of The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key that demonstrated many of the themes with which Miyazaki would become associated. The titular hero of that series, a young survivor of mankind's near-extinction from a July 2008 war, is now being featured as a poseable figma from Max Factory and Good Smile Company.

 

figma Conan

The young boy who lives in a post-apocalyptic future is joining the figma series!

From the classic Hayao Miyazaki series 'Future Boy Conan' comes a figma of the main character, Conan!

  • Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
  • He comes with three face plates: a smiling expression, a valiant expression and a face with clenched teeth.
  • Optional parts include his harpoon a variety of optional hand parts as well as a special foot part to hold his harpoon between his toes.
  • An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Product Details

Product Name
   figma Conan
Series
   Future Boy Conan
Manufacturer
   Max Factory
Category
   figma
Price
   ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date
   2017/02
Specifications
   Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 110mm in height.
Sculptor
   Max Factory
Released by
   Max Factory
Distributed by
   Good Smile Company
 

Max Factory, Phat! and GSC previously offered a figma of Sherlock Hound, a 1984 Italian-Japanese co-production between TMS Entertainment and the television station RAI, for which Miyazaki directed six episodes.


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25 Aug 10:00

Fate/Extella’s Digital Pre-Order Bonus In Japan Has A Costume For Elizabeth And Themes

by Sato

Marvelous started digital pre-orders in Japan for their upcoming hack and slash game, Fate/Extella. Here’s what fans will get as an added bonus for going the digital route for both PS4 and PS Vita.

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24 Aug 20:42

"Thunderbolt Fantasy" Soundtrack Gets A Super-Sawano Hiroyuki Track Listing

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Among the anime notables involved with Japanese / Taiwanese puppet co-production Thunderbolt Fantasywith writer Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass) and the Nitro+ character design team is music composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Seven Sins, Gundam Unicorn, Blue Exorcist)The series' original soundtrack from Sawano, Mika Kobayashi and mpi is out in Japan today, and, as with many of his works, Sawano has some fun getting clever with the track names.

 

Tracks include

01.  thunderBOLTfantasy 5:35
02. show-no-feel 4:37
03. tanh1 4:05
04. 5in4 5:46
05. tfpf1 2:57
06. coldsnowcrow 4:43
07. GKpeople 4:11
08. ○bolt-arr1 4:07
09. from either way 4:54
10. kill don’t 生kill-fie 1:03
11. Kguy&kill don’t 生kiLL 5:35
12. the dead 4:02
13. 蔑、guy 4:36
14. ○bolt-arr2 4:15
15. tfpf2 2:39
16. devigod 5:28
17. Darkest 5:17
18. tfpf3 2:42

 


Thunderbolt Fantasy 東離劍遊紀」オリジナル・サウンドトラック... by dm_50afdeeb18c7a

 

TV Revolution's "RAIMEI" theme song it out on the 31st.

Limited edition, with music video

 

 

Standard Edition

 

 

bonus bromides offered by Animate

 

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25 Aug 00:57

Trigger Animator Guests On "Steven Universe"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Animator Takafumi Hori, a veteran of Trigger anime including Kill La Kill and the earlier Little Witch Academia shorts, has long been established as a fan of Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. And, now, they've had a chance to contribute. Episode 108/season 4 ep 4, "Mindful Education" debuts August 25th with Takafumi Hori as special guest animator.

 

 

New episode of Steven Universe this Thursday 8/25/16 at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network!
~Mindful Education~
We were lucky enough to collaborate with the immensely talented Takafumi Hori for a few sequences in this episode. Thank you so much...

From  Jeff Liu

New episode of Steven Universe this Thursday 8/25/16 at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network!

~Mindful Education~

We were lucky enough to collaborate with the immensely talented Takafumi Hori for a few sequences in this episode. Thank you so much Hori-San!

Storyboarded by Jeff Liu and Colin Howard


From Takafumi Hori

New episode of Steven Universe this Thursday 8/25/16 at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network!

Mindful Education!

Boarded by Colin Howard, Jeff Liu and Rebecca Sugar. I participate as an animator. This is the first collaboration of Steven Crewniverse and studio TRIGGER!

Rebecca-san, from the bottom of my heart, I’m most grateful to have been given this opportunity. And let me express my heartfelt appreciation to all of the staff!


via GWOtaku


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

24 Aug 01:45

Detective Conan 20th Anniversary Concert Planned for KyoMAF2016

A "TV & Movie 20th Anniversary Detective Conan Concert" will be held on September 17 at the ROHM Theater in Kyoto for this year's Kyoto International...
20 Aug 22:02

New "Persona 5" Cafe Gameplay Trailer Surfaces

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Atlus's latest Persona 5 gameplay video shows off the protagonist heading to a coffee shop to pick up Le Blanc Coffee and Pretty Good Curry as part of the protagonist's exploration time after spending time fighting off monsters.

 

This is the latest in a series that's been slowly spotlighting parts of the game you'll be able to see when it finally releases on February 14th next year. Yeah, that's Valentine's Day!

 

Check out the video below.

 

 

[via Gematsu]

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19 Aug 08:00

New amiibo Bundles Announced For Fire Emblem Fates And Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

by Sato

Nintendo announced new amiibo bundles with two for Fire Emblem Fates and one for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in a recent tweet from their official Australia and New Zealand account.

Read New amiibo Bundles Announced For Fire Emblem Fates And Super Smash Bros. for 3DS on Siliconera!

18 Aug 08:55

"Slayers" Illustrator's Fake Autographed Colored Paper Sold at Japanese Yahoo Auction

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japanese illustrator/manga artist Rui Araizumi reported on his official Twitter on August 16 that a fake autographed colored paper based on his illustration of Lina Inverse from Slayers had been sold at Japanese Yahoo Auction since last Friday. He has been working as the official illustrator for Hajime Kanzaka's Slayers light novel series since 1989.

 

The exhibitor says that he/she picked up the item without any certificate in an auction in the past five years, so he/she has no responsibility or guarantee for its authenticity. The person has decided to stop collecting colored papers anymore and wants to sell all of his/her collection. According to Araizumi, the fake copied his Lina illustration that was drawn for Starchild and Pasela's collaboration cafe back in February 2013.

 

But, despite of his tweet and his fans' reports to Yahoo Japan, the auction was held as scheduled till

yesterday, and the fake was eventually sold for 29,500 yen (about 295 US dollars).  

 

 

 

Fake

 

 

Original colored paper

 

 

via: Netlabo

 

17 Aug 21:25

"Naoki Urasawa's Manben" Returns for 3rd Season in September

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Naoki Urasawa's Manben, an educational program hosted by manga author Naoki Urasawa that examines the lives and work of other manga artists, is returning to NHK E TV for a 3rd season in September of 2016.

 

 

This season will contain 4 episodes profiling Ryoichi Ikegami (Heat, Strain), Ranjou Miyake (Bussen, Pet), Tsutomi Takahashi (Skyhigh, Ice Blade), and Naoki Urasawa himself as he brings his series BILLY BAT to a conclusion.

 

 

Naoki Urasawa's Manben will broadcast on NHK's E TV channel every Thursday during the 22:00 time slot beginning on September 15, 2016, and concluding on October 06, 2016.

 

Source: Net Lab

 

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17 Aug 18:18

Marvel's Bringing a Runaways TV Series to Hulu

by James Whitbrook

They’re already making big waves in streaming shows thanks to Daredevil and friends on Netflix, but Marvel is bringing a new show to another service: fan favorite teenage superteam the Runaways are getting their own TV show on Hulu.

Read more...

17 Aug 17:00

Understanding the Fantasy - How to Shape a Game's Design - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

The most important skill for a game designer is understanding the fantasy or player experience their game wants to deliver. Dig deep into the genre of the game, study both the best and worst examples from all media to understand why people love that genre, and then design visuals, story, and mechanics that make the most of that understanding. (---More below)
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16 Aug 17:00

Push vs. Pull: Thoughts on the Attraction of Characters

by sdshamshel
Alainmendez

Part of me is now mulling over the idea that Saber is a combination of a push and a pull character.

Ume_Shiraume

I’m generally not a fan of yandere characters, but I feel that I can understand why some people love them.

In a lot of my favorite characters there is a kind of intensity that emanates from them. Whether it’s Ogiue from Genshiken‘s withering stare, or Urabe Mikoto’s eccentric behavior in Mysterious Girlfriend X, it’s like their very beings pierce my soul and linger there for a while.

From there, it’s a hop, skip, and jump towards tsundere, and then eventually yandere as well. In other words, yandere characters exist on a spectrum where powerful emotions (sexual or otherwise) are valued, and their feelings are so overwhelming that it warps their minds. “Deep love” they call it.

This intensity has gotten me to think more broadly, past the typical labels, such as yandere, genki girl, Kansai native, etc. What I’m beginning to form is a theory of character attraction that takes a lot of these categories and places them into two distinctions: “push characters” and “pull characters.”

houkagoplaymaniax-cover

Push characters are like many of the ones stated above. It is as if the characters’ attitudes, visual look, and other qualities invade your space. They pierce and break down the barriers in your heart. Kurosaki Rendou, creator of Houkago Play and other racy titles, specializes in this type of character for both guys and girls. Akashi from Kuroko’s Basketball is also what I’d call a “push character.” They can perhaps be called aggressive characters as well, but I don’t think that it fits entirely neatly. Rather, in shounen terms, it’s more like they’re the “strong fists” of Rock Lee from Naruto or Raoh from Fist of the North Star.

teppei-smile

Pull characters, then, are more like the “gentle fists” of Hyuuga Hinata (Naruto) or Toki (Fist of the North Star). Rather than striking actively, their auras are passive and receptive. It is as if they have a gravity or magnetism that draws you to them. Softer, kinder characters would fall into this category, such as Daidouji Tomoyo from Cardcaptor Sakura, Maetel from Galaxy Express 999, or Teppei from Kuroko’s Basketball. It’s as if their warmth envelops your being.

Now there are a few aspects I’m thinking through as I bring out this half-formed way of considering characters. The first is that, many characters probably don’t fall into one category or the other. Sort of like a Myer-Briggs personality test, the “lesser” quality still exists. For example, I’d consider Koizumi Hanayo from Love Live! to be a “pull character” because of her typically shy personality, but the excitement of her two main loves—rice and idols—is enough to transform her into a “push character.”

hanayo-glare

Second, perhaps this distinction is actually entirely subjective, and one person’s “push character” is another person’s “pull character.” Does this render the terms meaningless, or is it more like moe where a broader understanding exists but the minutiae can get incredibly personal?

Lastly, to what extent do these terms match up with the idea of “seme” and “uke” characters in BL. Would “push characters” be those who tend to be seme, while “pull characters” are more commonly uke? If that’s the case, could this be a way to translate those terms to other types of relationships, such as heterosexual, yuri, or whatever other combinations can exist?

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14 Aug 13:09

Nozomi Entertainment To Release "Turn A Gundam" On Blu-ray

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

After releasing the series on DVD in North America for the first time last June, Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment, in agreement with Sunrise, will now be releasing Turn A Gundam on Blu-ray, with collections planned for 2017. 

 


Prior to the currently running G-Reco, the last TV Gundam directed by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was Sunrise's 1999-2000 TV anime∀ Gundam (Turn A Gundam), which brought in futurist Syd Mead, Yoko Kanno and Capcom's Akira Yasuda (also returning for G-Reco) for a story in which nations with World War I level technology unearth mobile suits and use them in a war against a human colony from the moon.


For 2000 years, a separate race of humanity has lived on the moon. Known as "the Moonrace," their technology is leaps and bounds beyond those that stayed behind on the Earth's surface. Now seeking to return to their original home, the Moonrace send three teenagers - Loran, Keith, and Fran - down to Earth on a reconnaissance mission to test the viability of its environment.

 

After spending a year on Earth, Loran has become good friends with Sochie and Kihel, daughters of the prestigious Heim family, and he looks forward to fully integrating into Earth society. But before Loran gets the chance to make his report, the Moonrace launch a surprise attack. Earth's primitive airplanes are no match for the superior power of the Moonrace's mobile suits. However, in the midst of the initial attack, Loran and Sochie uncover a long-forgotten relic: a white mobile suit. As a Moonrace, Loran is quickly able to grasp the basics of piloting it, but by doing so, he inadvertently places himself in the middle of a war.

 



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16 Aug 04:59

"Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars" to Stream with English Subs on Gundam.Info

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

An August 21 broadcast date was announced for the Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars special TV episode last month, and English-speaking audiences can now look forward to watching, as well. The special will stream with English subtitles for free for a limited time on the Gundam.Info portal starting August 21, streamable on PCs and smartphones. 

 

Here's the promo from July:

 

Synopsis: 

The Try Fighters team have been invited to the Nielsen Labs on a tropical island, as test pilots for Yajima Trading's new battle system. However, due to bugs in the new system, they find themselves on standby at the lodging facilities.

 

As they wait expectantly at the resort-like lodging facilities, Sekai and the others encounter the trio of Shia, Minato, and Gyanko, who have also been invited as test pilots. And a puzzling mystery awaits the rivals who have been reunited on the tropical island...

 

Now the Try Fighters face their biggest challenge!

 

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16 Aug 16:28

Aniplex Of America Brings Back "Fate/zero" Box Sets

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

At Otakon, Aniplex of America announced plans to reprint sets of Fate/zero, the 2011 ufotable anime from director Ei Aoki,  adapting Gen Urobuchi's Fate/stay night prequel light novels. The two sets, which originally sold for $187.98 and $174.98 before store discounts in 2013 with soundtack CDs, interview DVDs and art by original character designer Takashi Takeuchi. New releases are scheduled for October 25th.

 

http://www.fatezerousa.com/

 

 

 

 

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10 Aug 17:00

Episode 300: Letters to My Nephews - Never Giving Up - Extra Credits

by Extra Credits

To honor our 300th episode, James wanted to share a message for his young nephews, to help them see the value of their passion for games by talking about the lessons he's learned from them. The first, most important lesson? Don't give up. Practice determination constantly, because giving up is never more likely to get you the results you want. (---More below)
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08 Aug 09:00

Fate/Extella Video Gets Close With Caster-Class Servant Tamamo-no-Mae

by Sato

Marvelous released a new clip that gives us a closer look at the upcoming Musou-style game Fate/Extella’s Caster-class Servant, Tamamo-no-Mae.

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07 Aug 05:22

Game Character Designer Offers His Unique Take On Favorite Net Memes

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Designer Ko Takeuchi, best known for his WarioWare series game and character designs, is a frequent poster of sketches to Twitter and Tumblr. Along with offering his unique take on characters from Umaru to Sailor Mercury, lately the subject for his art has been popular net memes from J.C. Green's "This Is Fine" to Matt Furie's "Feel's Good Man."

 

 


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07 Aug 13:50

Rich-Boy Band ARCAREAFACT Members Announced For "Show By Rock!!" Anime Season Two

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Following summer's Show By Rock!! Short!!, the Bones anime adaptation of Geechs and Sanrio's music game returns in a second season with fall's Show by Rock!!♯. Adding to the roster of the new season, casting for the members of rich-boy band Arcareafact have been introduced. The group recently formed under the super-lable "Judas" and procalimed “We are not idols. We are artists.” 

 

Chitan (vocals and keyboard) - Yuusuke Kobayashi (Re:Zero's Subaru)

Orion(strings) -  Taku Yashiro (King of Prism's Taku Yashiro)

Selen(bass) - Eishin Fudemura

Argon(drum) -  Chiharu Sawashiro (Cheer Boys!!'s Takeru Andō)

 

 

Game version of band

 

 

 

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07 Aug 09:01

人気ブロガーオルタちゃん ロリキャス狐とファラオ 小さいオルタとサファリパーク

by merem
人気ブロガーオルタちゃん (1)
人気ブロガーオルタちゃん (2)
人気ブロガーオルタちゃん (3)
人気ブロガーオルタちゃん (4)


ロリキャス狐とオジマンくん (1)
ロリキャス狐とオジマンくん (2)


サファリパークに小さいオルタ (1)
サファリパークに小さいオルタ (2)
サファリパークに小さいオルタ (3)
サファリパークに小さいオルタ (4)




邪ンヌかわいいからとにかく良し
ハイテンションセイバーオルタ(ロリ)も新鮮で可愛い。
オジマンディアスはマイルームでの特殊会話が多いらしいとか。
そうでなくとも面白そうだよねーこのファラオ。
06 Aug 02:30

'To All The Corners Of The World' Film Opens in November

Film based on manga set in World War II originally slated for October
05 Aug 16:36

"Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju" Anime To Return For Second Season In January 2017

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

In an update to April's news that  a second series of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju had been announced, with Akira Ishida and Koichi Yamadera returning as the rakugo artists, but moving the time period forward into the modern era, the production has now been scheduled for winter 2017. The Sukeroku Again Chapter will make its Janauary premiere in the Animeism programming block.

 

 

The 10th and final volume of  Haruko Kumota's manga will be released September 7th with a limited edition that previews the second anime.

 

Crunchyroll describes the series

Upon his release from prison, a man seeks out the famous comedic storyteller Yakumo after falling in love with his rendition of a story called “Shinigami.” Yakumo accepts the ex-convict as his apprentice, nicknaming him “Yotaro.” As Yotaro gets acclimated to his new life, he meets Konatsu, a girl in the care of Yakumo who wants to become a performer as well, but is unable to because she is a woman

 

 

via Natalie

 

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05 Aug 08:55

"KanColle," "KonoSuba," "Fate/Grand Order" Frame Stamp Sets to be Offered at Summer Comiket

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Japan Philatelic Society (JPS) will release three frame stamp sets featuring the characters from Kantai Collection/KanColle, KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, and Fate/Grand Order on August 12. The sets including a clear file for KanColle, a sticker and postcard for KonoSuba, or a premium holo card for Fate, will be sold at the temporary post office in the upcoming Comic Market 90 event to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from August 12 to 14, and will be also available on the Japan Post Office's official online store from August 12. Their price has not been listed yet.

 

"Kantai Collection/KanColle" frame stamp set

 

 

"KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!"

 

"Fate/Grand Order"

 

 

Source: "Japan Philatelic Society" official Twitter via: NetLabo 

 

03 Aug 20:59

"Black Lagoon" Revy Two Hand Shows The Consequence Of Two-Fisted Drinking With New Figure

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Black Lagoon heroine "Two Gun" Revy draws one of those two firearms as she stands among shattered barroom debris for a new figure, shipping in December.  Shin Tanabe sculpts the 1/6 scale, 27cm figure, with Haruka Ayakouji helping on the pose and Arugo-sha doing planning cooperation. She sells for 14,904yen.

 

 

 

Speaking of revisiting the heroines of Sunday GX, manga, Keitarou Takahashi brought back Koko from the shared magazine's Jormungand for a summer sports illustration 


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29 Jul 06:56

"Hisashi Kagawa Toei Animation PreCure Works" Becomes Online Bookstore's Best-seller

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

According to the latest weekly sales report by online bookstore Mangaoh, the most pre-ordered new book of the week ended July 23 was "Kagawa Hisashi Toei Animation PreCure Works" that collected the 2009-2010 TV anime Fresh PreCure! character designer's PreCure-related illustrations.

 

It is the fifth book from Ichijinsha focusing on works by the PreCure designers, following Yoshihiko Umakoshi (2011, 2014/HeratCatch PreCure!), Toshie Kawamura (2014/Yes! PreCure 5, Yes! PreCure5 GoGo!, Smile PreCure!), Akira Takahashi (2015/Suite PreCure♪, Dokidoki PreCure!), and Akira Inagami (2016/Futari wa PreCure, Futari wa PreCure Max Heart).

 

The 135-page book includes all of the promotional arts for the 6th PreCure series, key art drawings, original and rough character design sketches, and his interview to review his professional career as an animator and character designer. 51-year-old Kagawa is now working on Toei Animation's 60th anniversary

TV anime Tiger Mask W as character designer.

 

 

Front cover illustration

  

Back

 

Bonus illustration cards

 

 

Kagawa has been sending the autographed books to his family members and friends.

 

 

vai: Mantan Web

 

28 Jul 18:30

RIP Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5's Mr. Garibaldi

by James Whitbrook

Jerry Doyle, best known for his role as Chief of Security Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, has passed away at the age of 60.

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