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3:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Bandai shows next Figuarts ZERO Sailor Scout

Bandai's excellent Figuarts ZERO line expands by one more gal, with their announcement of Sailor Venus. Originally revealed at Winter Wonder Festival, the figure will be going up for pre-order some time this month, likely as ...

Pedro Cortes


11:00 AM on 04.25.2014

PSA: Nendo Card Captor Sakura up for preorder!

Ever since the Nendoroid concept was a thing, I have wondered which anime characters would make a great Nendo. The whole miniature-super-deformed style made normally average looking things really cute, and already very cute t...

Jeff Chuang

4:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Banpresto's Sailor Moon arcade prizes are precious 'Girls Memories'

Another day, another set of Sailor Moon toys, replicas, or all-around awesome merchandise that I want to hoard and keep all to myself. Is there no end? I don't think there is. Banpresto has just launched a new brand of figure...

Brittany Vincent

4:35 PM on 04.02.2014

Aniplex+ store becomes a thing, now taking orders for Saber and Homura

As if you need another store to sell exclusive merchandise--well it's not that bad. Aniplex of America today announced that they're branding their "Aniplex Special Store" as Aniplex+, following their Japanese counterpart. We ...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Pre-order your Kill la Kill and Fate/Stay Night Nendoroids

Goodsmile Company has three new Nendoroids available for fans: Kill la Kill's Mako Mankanshoku and Ryuko Matoi, and yet another version of Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay Night. These will make the perfect gift for yourself o...

Brad Rice

9:00 PM on 03.26.2014

How much money will you drop for all this JoJo bling?

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has always been one of the most fabulous things around. It's no surprise that creator Hirohiko Araki's striking art style has been used to create work for luxury brands and fashion lines like Guc...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 PM on 03.15.2014

Gunpla Banzai: Barnes & Noble selling Gunpla kits

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 ...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 02.07.2014

May'n gets an adorable nendoroid

As you know, I love May'n. Her voice, her eyes, her legs, and her love of taiyaki steals my heart every time I see her. Oh how I wish I could have her here in my house to bask in her wonderfulness. Well, I can now in a way. A...

Josh Totman

2:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Get your Miyazaki figure soon

A new figure is being released in honor of Hayao Miyzaki, and it's not Ghibli themed. Martin Hsu has designed a 6 inch tall figure of the man himself. That's right, we finally get a Miyazaki figure! How cool is that? Bigshot ...

Amber Hunt



Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Music and Misc. photo
Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Music and Misc.
by Jeff Chuang

You've already seen our holiday recommendations for anime, manga, and video games; what could possibly be left? Quite a lot, actually. Not only do we have recommendations for music lovers (and we hope that group includes pretty much everyone), but also suggestions for some odds and ends that didn't fit into any of the other guides, but still make great gifts for the right people.

However, unlike the items in the previous three guides, the products on this list range from difficult to impossible to pick up at retail, so you'd better get your cyber-shopping started now.

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1:00 PM on 11.01.2013

This Dragon's Crown Tiki figure is looking pretty swell

I quite liked Vanillaware's latest game, Dragon's Crown. Josh's review of the game definitely matches my experience with it. I've always been a huge fan of side scrolling beat-em-ups, and DC's special brand of ass kicking was...

Elliot Gay





7:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Miss Monochrome goes to 11 on meta with own Nendoroid

The Yui Horie marketing machine in the form of anime short series Miss Monochrome now has a Nendoroid release, announced yesterday. What is noteworthy is not the fact that yet another Nendoroid release is coming, nor the...

Jeff Chuang