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Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

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 person attending ...

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Check out this amazing 'anime-style' Gundam model

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 combined an exper...

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

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 1/60th-scale Pe...

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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 eyeballs on lic...

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Hard Gay resurfaces as hard-body model

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 antics while enterta...

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Eriko Sato's bringing sexy back

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 stunning looks and pu...

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Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

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 based on the ...


Gundam Breaker to get a PS3/Vita demo

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 actually controlling...


Huge model of Yamato ship goes up, lacks grizzled captain

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 is based off o...


Angel Beats model kit for preorder

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.What you reall...


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

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 festooned with so mu...


Bandai creates Club MG for Japanese Gunpla fans

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 import costs, an...


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

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 good enough for me...


Japanese model Yuri Ebihara to go international

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 on lettuce and t...


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

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 implying that ...


Yatterman to get an anime theatrical release this summer

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 continue to love. T...


Akina Minami confirmed to star in next Ju-On film

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 as a horror en...


A LEGO Gundam appeared!

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 you can quench ...


Naked Tokyo '07

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 "outrageous ta...


Gundam Building For Dummies

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 Bandai brand to...


Giant Gundam Lantern Squats Over Taiwan

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 year a competi...


Let me introduce you to Keisuke Kishi, master sculptor

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 rummage and was ...


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