News Roundup for October 7th, 2014

No Room Left For a Cherry on Top

Sonico looks good enough to eat in this new lineup of Ichiban Kuji figures. The prizes are practical, like the stuffed Sonico doll that doubles as a glasses holder. Look to sate your sweet tooth when they drop at hobby shops mid-October.

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Buzzer Beater

Show your love for super-powered B-ball with this miraculous collaboration between Kuroko's Basketball and watchmaker Independent. Only 9650 units will be produced (because 9-6-5 can be pronounced "ku-ro-ko" in Japanese) so make a fast break and reserve yours before they vanish.

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Ikuhara More Like Harajuku Amirite?

Revolutionize your wardrobe with these Utena tees from Messa. The all-over print and vintage shojo manga designs will let you party like it's 1999. Maybe they'll even help you find someone to play the Rose Bride to your Prince.

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100% Pure

Since viewers probably assume that those black bars at the top and bottom of the screen are overlays added in post, Le Fruit de la Grisaia director Motoki Tanaka took to Twitter to let everyone know that his production is legit. The animators use paper with the same widescreen aspect ratio as theatrical anime so what's on screen is exactly what's on the page. Now if only they can achieve cinematic quality on a TV series I'll be satisfied.

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