In Today’s Update: New manga lineup from Dengeki / Media Works, a Shinigami no Ballad artbook, Love and Justice Hot-Blooded Delivery Action!!, eroge maker Sukaradog’s site grand open and flagship title scoop, Figure Maniacs vol. 19, Kotobukiya’s Tokiha Mai PVC on sale, and a festival honoring two-dimensional phallic girls.
- Manga volumes out on February 10th from Media Works include Shakugan no Shana vol. 1 and Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan vol 2. Three titles are coming from their Dengeki comic EX line (large A5 size vs. the standard B6) this month as well. And finally, a Shinigami no Ballad artbook is scheduled for release on April 6th.
- 9S (“nine ess”) is a serial novel penned by Hayama Tooru/Shuu/Hide/Yuki (take your pick). Media Works announces today that it’s set to become a radio drama, with broadcast beginning in March. A radio drama is the smoke that belies an anime fire beneath, so this might be worth watching. Meanwhile, have a wallpaper or some fanart.
- Love and Justice Hot-Blooded Delivery Action!! Hono-oh no Takkyuubin (“Blazing Home Delivery Service”) is the kind of game that reminds me why I came to Japan in the first place (setting aside my lack of a PS2). If you’re fortunate enough to have one, you can experience the pure adrenaline rush that is speedy delivery sometime this June.
- If you like photographs of maid cosplay, this book is for you.
- New Site Launches / Release Announcements
- Sample CG
- Bonbee’s Grow Up Bride
- Figure Maniacs vol. 19 has been on shelves for a few days (preview here). If I had 44,100 yen just laying around and this were a completed kit instead of an unassembled resin, the magazine’s cover girl would be a no-brain purchase at Wanfesu. Even at 1/4 scale though, $400 USD is just too much for a single unpainted kit (unless you’re independently wealthy with a lot of painting time on your hands or even more insane about these things than I am).
- Bandai’s Harocap SEED Destiny vol. 3 trading figures were on display in Akihabara yesterday, but what I’m really hoping for is a review of the Avalon no Kagi figures that were out recently.
- Now On Sale
- Can’t keep all of the recent My HiME / Otome figure releases straight in your head? The show’s official site comes to the rescue with this handy list.
[ERO] [HERMAPHRODITE] Futaket 3 is today, and I’ll be attending on a circle ticket with Xiarobo as I did last year. Time flies when you’re blogging, apparently… As with last year’s entry I’m planning to post a report (light on pictures, heavy on text) as soon as possible following the event; probably tomorrow morning as Mondays are usually pretty thin when it comes to news.