The latest Monster Hunter x Attack on Titancollaboration launched in Japan on April 24th with the subscription based, online Frontier G offering Survey Corps uniforms and four sets of weapons (Ultra-Hard Blades, Snap-off Blades, Survey Corps Half Blade/Shield and Garrison Half Blade/Shield).
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The 18th volume of Yuki Midorikawa's popular fantasy manga Natsume Yujin-cho will be released in Japan on September 5, and the series will finally have 10 million print run then. In commemoration of the release, the publisher Hakusensha is now seeking cosplayers to be featured in the special promotional poster for the volume.
You can cosplay as any characters (human, animal, youkai) in the series. If you pass the selection by self-taken photos, you will be able to join the photo session for the poster by professional photographers to be held in Tokyo in the middle of July. The poster will be revealed on the release day of the 18th volume. The deadline for the photo selection is June 30 and you can submit your cosplay photos (the whole body and face) here.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen has earned 11,158,661,700 yen (about US$109,000,000) with 9,025,062 tickets sales in the Japanese box office since its opening on March 14 and has become the most successful foreign animation film in history. The previous record holder was Pixar's 2003 film Finding Nemo which earned 11,000,000,000 yen.
According to Walt Disney Studio Japan, the film will soon break the record of the company's biggest money-making film Armageddon (1998), 13,500,000,000 yen, and it is possible enough to reach the record of Avatar (2009) in Japan, 15,600,000,000 yen. The Japanese box office record was 30,400,000,000 yen earned by Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away in 2001.
In Japan, it is titled as Ana to Yuki no Jyoou (Anna and the Snow Queen). The two protagonist sisters,
Princess Anna of Arendelle is voiced by Aayaka Kanda and Elsa the Snow Queen of Arendelle is by Takako
Matsu in the Japanese version. Check the Japanese "Let It Go" sung by Matsu below.
Good Smile has been teasing a Cardcaptor Sakura Nendoroid for a while, and on the eve of her release for pre-order Kahotan gave us a good look at what we've been waiting for. The good news? She's super adorable. I'd give you the bad news, but honestly, there just isn't any. Check her out:
She also comes with a secret third facial expression, that Kahotan revealed on the NicoNico broadcast:
She goes on pre-order the 25th.
Does this take you back? Do you need her for your collection?
Nippon Columbia has posted a full promotional video for 4-member masked rock band Nagareda Project's 4th single "Dragon Collection ~Yuuki no Tsubasa~ (The wings of courage)" on its official YouTube channel. The song is now used as the OP theme for the TV anime DRAGON COLLECTION. The PV features Takao Omori, 190cm-tall professional wrestler who belongs to All Japan Pro Wrestling and the band's hopeless fight against him. The CD single is scheduled to be released on May 21.
DRAGON COLLECTION is now available to Crunchyroll’s Premium members worldwide ex Asia, and available to free members in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
Cu-Poche is Kotobukiya's popular small posable figures with a chibi style. Since the first product Haruka Amami (The Idolm@ster) in April 2013, the company has listed 13 characters including the upcoming Yukiho Hagiwara (The Idolm@ster) in May, Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun) in June, and Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Movie) in August.
Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for its September item, "Cu-Poche Rikka Takanashi" from the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions series. The set includes her fantasy weapon Schwarz Sechs Prototype MkII and a Mauser Automatic Military Pistol. The retail price for the 110mm-tall figure at Amazon Japan is 4,536 yen (about US$44.26). Check the details with the photos below.