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Figure News: Hobby Japan July ’07 edition

The July 2007 issue of Hobby Japan came out yesterday with a lot of interesting stuff inside, including the first published images of Code Geass’s C.C., Shirley, and Millay in figure form, a ginormous Tsuruya-san bunny girl PVC, Max Factory’s Fasalina and POLO System Wendy from Gun x Sword, a new Tsukasa Jun-designed Excellent Model CORE PVC from Megahouse, and more. Read on for the scoop and some deliberately crapified images!

Anime Goods News: Zero no Tsukaima Siesta hug pillow up for preorder from Machi Chara

Via the Dakimakura Integrated Research Institute: Machi Chara has announced the production of a Siesta hug pillow, the second in their line of Zero no Tsukaima-themed pillows (following tsundere Louise in February). The Siesta pillow will be released on July 27th, in two versions: just the pillowcase, and the pillowcase with a pair of telephone cards (likely duplicates of the pillow images). Machi Chara’s pillows are relatively widely distributed (the Louise was available at Hobby Search), so interested fans outside Japan should have a fighting chance to obtain a copy. (no more)

Anime News: Doujin Work to feature voice actors creating their own doujinshi, manga vol. 4 to come with drama CD

Via Canned Dogs: anime-themed satellite channel AT-X has posted a program profile for the anime version of Doujin Work, set to air in July. According to Zepy’s scoop the show will be half animated and half live action, featuring the seiyuu attempting to create their own doujinshi. I’m not sure what his source is on this as it’s not written on either the official site or its AT-X offshoot, but if true it could make for a very interesting viewing experience indeed. Zepy also mentions altercations between mangaka Hiroyuki and the anime staff over the degree to which the story’s content will be toned down for the anime; it would be a shame if they strayed too far from the original as its acerbic wit is what makes the manga worthwhile. In other news, the fourth volume of the manga is set for publication on July 27th, its limited edition including a drama CD and full-color booklet. I’ll try to get a review of the manga up here before the anime starts, or some sort of preview at least… (no more)

Figure News: Goodsmile opens “overseas” page

Fans of Goodsmile, Max Factory and other manufacturers whose products appear on the Goodsmile website (notably not Alter) now have an official resource for obtaining information on the distribution of said products in their native locality: as of yesterday the Goodsmile overseas page is open for business. Official Goodsmile distributors are listed for the USA, Europe, and several Asian countries, as well as limited corporate information and a company history (all in English); interesting reading for those keen on getting a glimpse into the inner workings (or at least reading some advertising copy) from what has over the past six years become a behemoth in the anime toy and hobby industry. (no more)