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Anime Expo '17 photo
Anime Expo '17

Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

Will he wear the flashy shades?
Jun 21
// Salvador G Rodiles
Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the pe...
Gundam photo

Check out this amazing 'anime-style' Gundam model

3D goes 2D
Nov 24
// Josh Tolentino
Rejoice, otaku, for the utopia that is the 2D world is much closer than we thought. All it is is a matter of shading, if the jaw-dropping work of Gunpla builder Mumumuno is anything to go by.  The champion builder has co...
Gundam Unicorn photo
Gundam Unicorn

This ad for a Unicorn Gundam model goes full Psycho (Frame)

Due this December!
Nov 19
// Josh Tolentino
I've never been that much into model-making, Gundam or otherwise, so I've never had much of a reason to pay attention to commercials for the things. Then again, if they're all as cool as Bandai's new ad for an upcoming ...
Gunpla photo

Gunpla Banzai: Barnes & Noble selling Gunpla kits

Build Fighters to follow?
Mar 15
// Josh Tolentino
It's actually funny: For as much access as North American anime fans have to Japan's pop culture output these days, there really are some things that are still difficult to find over there. For example, it's easy to get your ...

Fashion photo

Hard Gay resurfaces as hard-body model

Christ, those abs
Nov 21
// Pedro Cortes
If you've been around the internets since the late aughts, you might remember Hard Gay Razor Ramon, known as Masaki Sumitani. A comedian/wrestler, Hard Gay terrorized people by trying to help them with his risqué antic...
Idols photo

Eriko Sato's bringing sexy back

or, something like that
Jul 03
// Tim Sheehy
Eriko Sato, easily one of my favorite idols of all time, has released her latest photo book in over a decade. Time's not often kind to an aging model, but Sato, who turns 32 later this year, has managed to maintain her stunni...
Macross plamo photo
Macross plamo

Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

The details look fantastic
May 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
The goodies celebrating the 30th anniversary of Super Dimension Fortress Macross have't stopped yet, and there's a hot new commercial to sell you the business. Sure, there's a gazillion model kits ba...

Gundam Breaker to get a PS3/Vita demo

A model kit lover's dream come true.
Mar 06
// Elliot Gay
Namco Bandai's upcoming PS3/Vita action game, Gundam Breaker, is looking pretty damn neat. Rather than just recycle the same Gundam formula for the nth time, the developers are mixing it up a bit. Literally. Instead of actua...

Huge model of Yamato ship goes up, lacks grizzled captain

Nov 17
// Pedro Cortes
The live action version of Space Battleship Yamato comes out early next month and a 15-meter model of the titular ship will pop up in the Akasaka Sacas area of Tokyo. According to the article posted on Cinema Today, the model...

Angel Beats model kit for preorder

Jul 01
// Crystal White
Have you been watching Angel Beats? It seems like everyone I talk to lately has been. So when you watch a show, and you like it, you think, "Oh I'd really like a collectible figurine" or something, right? Wrong...

Yui and crew go to war in a K-On! ita-tank

Feb 09
// Josh Tolentino
It seems that you can't call So Ra No Wo To "Yui goes to war" anymore, because AkibaBlog has reported sightings of a K-On! themed ita-tank model on display at Kaiyodo.The World War II-era Panzer tank model was festo...

Bandai creates Club MG for Japanese Gunpla fans

Nov 16
// Jon Snyder
If you're a Gundam plastic model enthusiast like me, you're probably well aware of the woes associated with trying to find Gunpla overseas. Models that would normally cost $20 or so in Japan can often double in price due to i...

Leah Dizon makes her acting debut in EXILE's newest project

Oct 06
// Colette Bennett
I can't believe that I'm writing up a piece of news about Leah Dizon instead of our own Dale North, considering the hardon he has for her, but hey, I don't mind. If he sees it later and faps to the picture I chose, that's goo...

Japanese model Yuri Ebihara to go international

Jul 31
// Dale North
I came to fall in love with the beautiful Yuri Ebihara through McDonald's. You see, she's the spokesperson for McDonald's Japan's Ebi-Filet-O, a wonderfully disgusting sandwich that features a patty of little shrimp pieces o...

Having kids is a 'duty'? A look at young mothers in Japan

May 14
// Brad Rice
Taro Aso, the Prime Minister of Japan, is getting flak once again for his gaffes. This time, he said that he had done his duty by having two kids. And of course, people got all in a huff because now the Japanese government is...

Yatterman to get an anime theatrical release this summer

May 11
// Eva Duenas
While anime has become insanely popular over the recent years, we know that us old school anime fans still love anime that were released many years ago. Yatterman happens to be one of those amazing old series that people cont...

Akina Minami confirmed to star in next Ju-On film

Apr 09
// Colette Bennett
I know I've slacked off in my duty as a J-horror fan when it's not only news to me that gravure idol Akina Minami is going to star the next Ju-On movie, but that there is even one in production in the first place. I've failed...

A LEGO Gundam appeared!

Sep 09
// God Len
Ever wondered why LEGOs used to suck? Because in the old LEGO world, a humble LEGO person could not operate a simple mobile suit like a Gundam or a Zaku without resorting to a ghetto look-a-like. But that was the past, now ...

Naked Tokyo '07

May 06
// John Martone
One week from today, Tokyo is going to be sieged with some of the classiest, thought provoking nudity ever imagined. Naked Tokyo is the nubile brain child of an international collective of artists who strive to apply their...

Gundam Building For Dummies

Apr 20
// Zac Bentz
Patrick Macias has posted a couple interesting "industrial videos" produced by Bandai. They feature BAKUC, a wacky guy dressed in uniform who takes us on a step by step guide to making Gundam models (using only the best in ...

Giant Gundam Lantern Squats Over Taiwan

Mar 05
// Zac Bentz
Jtor reader Cody sent us a tip regarding this giant 1:2.5 scale Gundam lantern. It was the centerpiece for the Lantern Festival celebration at CKS Memorial Hall, Taipei. While the centerpiece is usually an animal form, this...

Let me introduce you to Keisuke Kishi, master sculptor

Feb 02
// God Len
Kaminari, the master of thunder The year was 1975, the place was Yokohana Japan. The event, well of course that was the birth of Keisuke Kishi, Sculptor and CG artist. I happen to stumble on his website during my regular r...

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