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North Korean abductee anime “Megumi” released

Via Moon Phase Diary: Today an animated version of the story of Megumi Yokota was released for free download by the Japanese Government Abduction Issue Countermeasure Headquarters (政府拉致問題対策本部), an agency that works to resolve the issue of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens (an official explanation can be found here). It’s a 25 minute short “documentary anime” that covers Megumi’s life from birth through abduction and the subsequent unresolved quest to determine her fate, and seems to have received some budget as the film was simultaneously released dubbed in four languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean). I downloaded the English version first expecting subtitles, and was greeted by a truly awful dub – I shut it down as soon as Megumi’s mom went into labor and decided to watch the Japanese version instead.


Heisei Democracy anime news: North Korean abductee anime documentary

This is a fascinating piece from several angles, both as a look at the rare intersection of documentary and anime narrative forms, and in light of its overtly political / propagandistic nature. It’s something I’m sure a visual anthropologist would have a field day dissecting – Moeyo’s initial response is “for this topic, is it really alright to give Megumi such a moe design?” An interesting question, in light of the film’s purpose. (no more)

Fraeulein Revoltech Futami Mami preorder open

Kaiyodo’s Fraeulein Revoltech lineup continues with the preorder availability today of Futami Mami (regular gothic princess ver.) and Futami Mami (Friend Shop limited snow strawberry ver.) action figures from The Idolmaster. Both versions are scheduled for release on June 1st at 2,300 yen each, 15 cm tall (non-scale), with 18 points of articulation and 10 “revolver joints” used. Parts included are a policewoman’s hat, a cowbell, cat paws, “demon feet”, six hand configurations, and a display base. The only difference between the two figures is the color scheme, and both seem to be widely available (the snow strawberry version doesn’t seem particularly limited). Like all of the figures in the Fraeulein lineup, sculpting work is from Enoki Tomohide (Pumpkin King/eyewater). Images of both figure versions below:

Orchid Seed’s Nekomiya Nono preorder begins

Figure maker Orchid Seed updated their official site today with an entry for their Nekomiya Nono (bathtime ver.) PVC from Hiquo-soft’s eroge Osananajimi to no Kurashikata (literally “how to live with your childhood friend”). The kit is 1/8 scale (11 cm tall) and retails at 6,800 yen in September, with a sculpt from Ranmaru. The kit comes with various bath goods sized to scale (shampoo, conditioner, toys, etc.), and the “foam” is removable; she is however wearing panties underneath. Uncensored images below:

Goodsmile presents Kimiaru Benisu, Nendoroid Pastel Ink

Goodsmile updated its official site today with listings for a Benisu (Venice) PVC from Kimi ga Aruji de Ore ga Shitsuji de, as well as a Nendoroid Pastel Ink action figure from Moetan. Benisu is due out in July at 1/8 scale (22 cm tall) and 6,500 yen, with a sculpt from Otoyama Houjun (Snow Cat), while Pastel Ink is due out in August at 10 cm tall (non-scale), with a sculpt from Nendoron, and including three face options, two arm options, her “magical stick”, two leg options, and a chair. She is also compatible with the vignette stand that comes with the 1/8 scale Pastel Ink due for release from Goodsmile next month. Images of both Benisu and Nendoroid Pastel Ink below:

Figma Nanoha, Kyon preorders open

Figure maker Goodsmile’s official site was updated today with listings for two new Figma action figures from Max Factory: Takamachi Nanoha (Barrier Jacket ver.) from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, and Kyon (school uniform ver.) from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. Nanoha comes with two faces, two bang configurations, various hand configurations, ball-joint twintails (!) and two Raising Heart settings: Accel mode and Buster mode. She retails in May at 2,800 yen and 13 cm tall (non-scale).

Kyon come with two faces, various hand configurations, “inner” (schoolwear) shoes in addition to the standard leather ones, as well as a “handy video camera”. He’s also due out in May, at 2,500 yen and 15 cm tall (non-scale). Both Nanoha and Kyon come with the standard Figma supporting arm bases. Images below:

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