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Winter 2006 Wonder Festival Figure News Fallout, Part 2

Scoops of Wonder Festival offerings from Kotobukiya, Kaiyodo, and Yamato, bracketed by some general figure news and recent sales and new item announcements courtesy of HobbyNet. A good bit of redundancy sprinkled throughout so nothing falls through the cracks, but keep an eye out for the Sei, Win-chan, Kagerou, Rakka, Yamaneko, and race queen Tessa PVCs among many others. Might want to leave your wallet at the door…

Mainichi Junk: Gyakuten Saiban

In today’s update: Chocotto Sister TV anime announced, ufotable’s newest anime project unveiled (and it’s not Manabi Street?!), Kimikiss gets a street date along with Demonbane for the PS2, Dengeki magazine deluge, Noantica pillowcase, the monthly batch of Milky (ero) Anime, a new promo movie for the Kimura Takehiro-designed Ano Machi no Koi no Shi, and a brace of really bad metaphors.

Winter 2006 Wonder Festival Figure News Fallout, Part 1

A roundup of Akibajin and Akiba Blog event reports (with a nod to Midareuchi), as well as the tentative 2006 bishoujo PVC figure release schedules from Max Factory, Goodsmile, and Alter. So much raw data to process… brain hurts…

Mainichi Junk: Mirakuru

In today’s update: a litany of Marimite news (new novel, web radio date set, TAF appearances, etc.), Higurashi anime characters in color, Ibara PS2 on sale, Moetan in Dengeki Daioh, Cleavage eroanime released, chugging through the figure backlog (mostly Hobbynet scoops today), and the beginning of hype for this summer’s round of hobby events.

Mainichi Junk: A-Boys

In today’s update: We catch up on Moon Phase updates with notes on the Angel’s Feather OVA, pachinko anime, undulating jawlines, podcasting voice actors, thirty new eroge (including the long-awaited Muv Luv Alternative), dynamite figure news from Queen’s Blade and Megahouse, more Wonder Festival scoops, and a mini-rant on the “A boy” phenomenon.

Mainichi Junk: Undercover

In today’s update: a first glimpse of animated Simoun, several scoops from STG maker Cave, a few random game and anime-themed concert events in the works, April Tech Gian on sale and with it a raft of new eroge announcements (four thus far), some Banpresto prize figures, and the tip of the iceberg that is the broader Japanese coverage of Wonder Festival (including a humorous Maritan anecdote). Stay tuned as we try to catch up with the figure news typhoon of the past few days…

Winter 2006 Wonder Festival, In Pictures

For visual highlights of one of the largest hobby conventions in the world, unencumbered by burdensome text, you’ve come to the right place. A more studied (and wordier) report will follow as time and sanity permit.

Wonder Festival: There and Back Again

Wonder Festival Winter 2006 event report preview: the winners: Nanoha, Fate / stay night, Jingai Makyou, Touhou, Gun x Sword, Paniponi Dash, Evangelion. Full report coming soon!

Mainichi Junk: Girding for Battle

In today’s update: anime returns to the silver screen with the announcement of Dennou Coil, an Ar Tonelico OVA and manga, the Disgaea 2 OP animation, Kyou no 5 no 2 promo clip and cast details, REC’s DVD release costs $1 a minute, the weekly web radio roundup, Leaf’s Fullani music player, Terios’s next eroge title announced, Kotobukiya’s Sela-chan PVC to be reissued, Gun x Sword trading figures on sale along with Cowboy Bebop’s Spike and the Fastech 360S train girl, and a few last Wonder Festival scoops leading up to tomorrow’s event.

Mainichi Junk: Inconsequences

In today’s update: Disgaea TV anime preview trailer preview trailer, Idol Master anthology comic and drama CDs, Eva movies on UMD, maid-guided tours of Akihabara and a related HD-only special offer, Cave’s Ibara becomes a web manga, Muv Luv Alternative site update, more drama CD news, speculation on the eroge industry, Key’s planetarian sees a package release, and the most moe bit of political speech ever crafted by the spin masters at Maritan HQ.

Mainichi Junk: Can’t Stop the Signal

In today’s update: Asatte no Houkou TV anime announced, official confirmation of the upcoming Full Metal Panic! TSR OVA (complete with eroero Tessa shot), Simoun broadcast launch and staff / cast information, Princess Princess brings gosurori boys in pretty dresses, Tokito Ami sings the School Rumble second season OP, Hellsing OVA vol. 2 out this summer, the week in eroge, and a stealth Goodsmile PVC figure announcement. Something in this update for just about everyone, I’m guessing.

Mainichi Junk: When Life Gives you Shouchuu

… make a cocktail. In tonight’s update: a rather long-winded rant about otaku goods scarcity, a brief summary of other media news bits, and the rest of the figure news that didn’t make it into this morning’s update.

Mainichi Junk: Choco Volcano

In today’s update: Manga + Curling = Orange Delivery, a My HiME / Otome artbook, a new anime about English conversation, natural disaster aftermath on your PS2, Mahou Shoujo Sae eroanime designs, a whole lot of Valentine fallout, and one of the silliest figure promotions HD has ever seen.

Mainichi Junk: Valentine’s Day

In today’s update: a small collection of Valentine’s day updates, various April anime broadcast confirmations, site updates for Kyou no 5 no 2 and Glass no Kantai, Little Non in Akihabara, the return of DDR, May figure release announcements from Goodsmile (Gunslinger Girl’s Henrietta) and Max Factory (Da Capo’s Kotori), and a ballooning Wanfesu corner in anticipation of next weekend’s event.

Mainichi Junk: Blinded With Science

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.

Mainichi Junk: Recyclotron

In today’s update: Galaxy Angel 2 anime announced, Kiba anime site open, Rean no Tsubasa ep. 2 trailer online, Utawarerumono PS2 site goes live, a new Full Metal Panic! TSR OVA out in May, several new eroanime scoops from Vanilla, Goodsmile launches a To Heart 2 line of PVC figures, Ichigo 100% figures from T’s System, a raft of Wonder Festival items, etc. etc. etc. etc.

Mainichi Junk: Oni-tama~

In today’s update: Master of Epic anime announcement crashes the game’s servers, Yonna in the Solitary Fortress theatrical trailer online, Hellsing OVA vol. 1 on sale today, Ar Tonelico drama CDs announced (possible anime to follow?), eroge brand Sukaradog launch scooped, Zoids Genesis swimsuit edition capsule figures, customizable figures from Volks, prepainted [ERO] Saber and Rider kits from Art Road at Wanfesu, etc. etc.

Mainichi Junk: Love Drops

In Today’s Update: Air Gear TV anime official site pre-open, School Rumble season 2 start date announced, FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus review, explicit male harem eroge ahoy, this (paltry) week in eroge releases, some minor Lineage II scoops, and an Ichigo Mashimaro bathtime figure review.

Mainichi Junk: Sweets!!

In today’s update: Kyou no 5 no 2 official site online, True Tears to be animefied, a Binchou-tan PS2 game, CD-ROM Fate goes the way of the dinosaur, several Wonder Festival scoops including a PVC kit from T’s System, and advance news from Figure Maniacs vol. 19.

Mainichi Junk: Tatemaki

In today’s update: .hack//G.U. media blitz scooped, Etna and Flonne cosplay, xxxHolic anime site grand opening, Ray TV characters, Touhou game news, and May PVC offerings from Alter (Nanoha, Sei) and Megahouse (Yoruichi, Rangiku). An update so well-rounded it’s practically spherical.

Manga Review: Welcome to the NHK! chapter 24

In which Satou retreats to FFXI, we meet Iinchou’s hikikomori brother, Yamazaki screams into a telephone, and Misaki returns to school. Can she succeed where Satou failed? If you’ve been following NHK for awhile, you probably already know the answer…

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 46

Last month we were promised that the “Sasa-Ogi climax” would be coming in this issue. Will the relationship between our intrepid heroes finally be culminated?

Mainichi Junk: Distract-o-Ray

In today’s update: My HiME comes to the PSP, Negima Figure Mate vol. 4, a Lacus action figure, and lost in transliteration with Akiba Blog’s Naado-tan.

Figure Review: Sela-chan

This original Yamashita Shunya-designed kit has been making model enthusiasts salivate since it first showed up at Wonder Festival in the winter of 2005, so when Kotobukiya announced a store exclusive limited edition PVC version there was much rejoicing (coupled with dismay at its lack of a broader release). Read on to find out if it was worth the hype.

Mainichi Junk: Infinite Loop

In today’s update: Single man animation tour de force Yonna in the Solitary Fortress is introduced to the world, Air TV on blu-ray, Ar Tonelico vocal albums on sale, Puyo Puyo 15th anniversary, an official site launch for Leaf’s Fullani, a major Tsuma to Mama to Boin update, more Type Moon mania, a bizzaro eroge recap, several Wonder Festival scoops, Yujin’s SRDX Kotona in color, a Sela-chan review preview, and a whole lot more.

Mainichi Junk: Setsubun Edition

In today’s update: Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi! HD casts out the demons and brings in the good luck with today’s update, including a first glimpse of Suzumiya Haruhi anime designs, the Death Note movie site pre-open, Volume 23 of Replicant magazine and volume one of Dragon Age Pure scoops, the usual ero and figure updates, and Blood+ parties like it’s 1699.

Mainichi Junk: Regularly Scheduled Program

In today’s update: Kamisama Kazoku anime start date and character sketches online, a Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club promo movie, Fushigi Boshi no Futago Hime Gyu!, scoops Kyou no 5 no 2 (think about it…), xxxHolic TV anime site pre-open, Cave announces STG Pink Sweets, the week in eroge releases, a fetching pair of Rin and Saber dolls, and the usual roundup of ero and figure miscellany.

Golden Globes Boot Anime to the Ghetto

ANN reports that starting in 2007 the Golden Globes will bequeath animation with its own little box of ticky-tacky; HD weighs in.

Mainichi Junk: Oops!