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Final Impressions: Thunderbolt Fantasy

It’s hard to believe that one of the best shows of the summer was a series that featured puppets involved in cool action sequences. Honestly, Thunderbolt Fantasy’s biggest treat was the way how Urobuchi, Pili International Multi...

 
 
 
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Annotated Puppetry: Thunderbolt Fantasy episodes 7-12

It was only a matter of time until Urobuchi would slice Thunderbolt Fantasy with his special knives. While it took a while for his blade to pierce through the show’s main story, the effect is still worthy of his usual marks that ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Thunderbolt Fantasy

Ever since Urobuchi was involved with Kamen Rider Gaim, my desire to see him tackle other types of mediums outside of his usual things went up since it would be great to see how his writing style would cut up those stories. Since the Butche...

 
 
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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 or any worthy ot...

 
 
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All hail and fear the Nendoroid Colossal Titan

It was the year 2013. And on that day, mankind received an adorable reminder. We lived in fear and awe of Attack on Titan's merchandising potential, and no walls could protect us from the colossal head of the Colossal Titan Nendoroid. [Cour...

 
 
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Congratulations to our Moekanji Contest winners!

Sorry for taking too long on revealing the winner. Apparently, there was this major power outage at Japanator HQ, and we had to drive away the cats in the most non violent way possible. It was a long battle, but we were able to come to a cl...

 
 
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Contest: Win a pack of Moekanji Cards from Danny Choo!

[Update #2: The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering, the winner will be revealed later on in the day] [Update: We have revealed the two surprize prizes that Hiroko is giving away for option number one.] At the end of May, the cutenes...

 
 
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Master the ways of kanji with Danny Choo's Moekanji cards

I have yet to master the ways Moonspeak, but I've heard from many people that kanji is very hard to learn. But never fear, Danny Choo and the Good Smile Company are coming to your aid with the power of Moekanji cards! Now you can expand yo...

 
 
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Norio Wakamoto Championship finally exists

It's finally here. An event that has been predicted since the beginning of time is finally being realised, and it'll be happening at Moe Culture Festival 2012. This is a new event being held by both Good Smile Company and Nippon Cultural Br...

 
 
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Finally, my beloved Sakura Wars goes Nendoroid

Well, it took a decade and a half, but it's finally happened: Sakura Wars, a most beloved franchise of my youth, is finally getting its own line of Nendoroid figures (not pictured above) in celebration of the series' fifteenth anniversary. ...

 
 
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Sign away your soul with a talking Kyubey pen

I love Kyubey. So empty, so evil, so collectable! The latest little Puella Magi Madoka Magica piece of merchandise I threw my money away on, is this cute talking pen they have over at AmiAmi. Looks perfect for signing those pesky ...

 
 
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Linkin Park streaming from Nicofarre on September 9th

Popular rock band Linkin Park will be performing the last show of their "A Thousand Suns" tour in the Tokyo club Nicofarre. Unlike previous fixtures in the tour, this show is set to debut remixes of songs from their latest album. Now of cou...

 
 
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ClariS sings theme song for... Nendoroids?

I had to read that headline a couple of times, thinking that I was about to see the theme song for Nendoroid Generations. It turns out the song "Anata n FIT" is just for Nendoroids themselves! It brings me back to the days of the early 90s ...

 
 
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BAMP: Tomopop visits Good Smile Cafe

So, unless you guys are huge jerks and enjoy missing out being kept up-to-date on awesome things, Tomopop is still the bees knees. Aside from making me want to commit crimes to afford expensive pieces of plastic, they also have some pretty ...

 
 
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Sad face: Goodsmile denies Black Rock Shooter 2 rumors

Not two days ago, in a dazzling display of journalism we (and many others, I'll have you know) reported that Black Rock Shooter, the Ordet-animated OVA based on a song based on a figure based on an illustration, would be getting a sequel, a...

 
 




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