In today’s update: A deluge, a veritable torrent of figure releases hit store shelves, Madhouse announces TOKYO TRIBES 2 anime, Kamichu manga vol. 1 goes on sale, and we get a glimpse of what Cerberus Project has in store for Wonder Festival. Warning: may inspire carnal desire toward inanimate objects.
- According to a news post on Madhouse’s mad flash website, TOKYO TRIBES 2 is slated for production as a 13 episode TV anime to be aired this coming fall. Parents of the world: this is what you get when you name your children after roly poly ficticious men who live in severe arctic climates.
- Does anyone else have the feeling that the admittedly well-designed but otherwise substandard LAP anime was produced with the sole intent of selling items such as these?
- Quite the lineup of Dengeki comics on sale yesterday, including Kamichu vol. 1 (Akiba Blog scoop), Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo vol. 2, and Raidon’s Raburu-chan vol. 2. In other Media Works news, March’s Dengeki Comic GAO and Dengeki Maoh are out and about, along with Dengeki Teioh vol. 8, complete with Moetan poster.
- New Site Launches / Release Announcements
- Demo Downloads
- An*tique’s Shinobue Renka
- Sample CG
- Silver Bullet’s Setsuei
- Hobby Channel has another glimpse of Tomy’s Tetsudou Musume vol. 2 trading figures online today.
- The mysterious Cerberus Project-sculpted Lilics Chii PVC from Chobits, initially scooped here, has surfaced at Hobbynet with a scheduled June release. More upsetting is that they seem to have closed preorders along with the initial announcement; hardly conducive to actually, you know, selling the item. Odd to have a PVC preorder closed out five months in advance of the release. In other Cerberus Project news, it seems they have another dynamite Wonder Festival lineup on their hands… previews available here.
- Another item from comingsoon2.jpg is up for preorder today as Hobbynet posts entries for Banpresto’s Costume Party Maid Cafe Collection Plus COS-CHA and Pinafore PVCs, both due out in March. Those who missed this month’s initial release of the related trading figure set will have another chance as it will be rereleased in March as well.
- Figure Alternative updates its release schedule through May, worth checking if you have any of Konami’s various Negima figures on reserve as their release dates seem to have shuffled around a bit today.
- Akiba Blog and Akibajin are both reporting that a giant sucking sound was heard yesterday as POLYGONIA YAYOI hit the streets of Akihabara. Thirty seconds passed and she was gone, as if nothing were ever there… Akibajin has a review online, worth checking out as he has the tenacity to separate her at the torso and see just exactly what lurks beneath.
- Now On Sale
- Griffon’s Ryomou (DVD jacket version) cold cast from Ikkitousen (oh, for the extra $120 right now) [Akibajin scoop]
- Yamato’s Monkey Punch Collection trading figures
- Spring’s Octavia PVC from Leaf’s Tears to Tiara [Akibajin scoop]
- Musashiya’s Aizawa Tomomi (floral print ver.) cold cast from Pia Carrot he Youkoso!
- Organic’s Chun Li PVC from Street Fighter 2
- Goodsmile’s Nao PVC from Mabinogi (an instant Akiba sellout, apparently)
- Goodsmile’s Kuga Natsuki PVC from My HiME
- Max Factory’s Onegai Teacher / Twins trading figures (reissue)
- Alter’s Asuka PVC from Evangelion [Akibajin scoop]
- Toysworks’ Excelen PVC from Super Robot Wars (skirt: removable)
- Wafuudou Ganguten’s Ragnarok Online vol. 2 trading figures
- Yujin’s SRDX Hitotsubashi Yurie PVC from Kamichu [decompiled / sans robe]
- Yujin’s SRDX Aika PVC from Aria