Spread the Love
The Japanese anitwitter can't stop talking about Love Live! and the obsession is spreading to folks in the industry. The most recent victim is D-Frag character designer and animation director Kentarou Matsumoto who sprayed his feed with kawaii sketches of the Muse members. Follow the link below for more moe Madonnas.
Purple is Darker Than Black
Convenience store Lawson is going over to the dark side with their upcoming tie-in with Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion. From May 6th to 26th you can buy certain products for a chance to win a Demon Homura 3D poster signed by her voice actress, a light-up Dark Orb, a storage container decorated like the Compendium of Witches and other character goods! Homura will even ooze yan-dere announcements over the store loudspeaker throughout the day.
Official homepage: http://lwp.jp/mm8/campaign/static/mm8/receipt/
A Certain High-fructose Fizz
The A Certain Magical Index franchise celebrated its 10th anniversary by releasing the real-world equivalent of Misaka's favorite form of refreshment, coconut cider. They had to add pineapple juice to make it drinkable but that didn't stop fans from snapping up every last can from vending machines in a matter of hours. The first batch was limited to Tachikawa, the city where the series takes place--what do the rest of us have to do for a taste?
Official homepage: http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/04/25/009/
Tank Tourism Fills the Stands
When we reported back in February that the Mito Hollyhock soccer team was teaming up with Girls und Panzer we assumed that the silliness would end with their collaboration uniform. Oh, how wrong we were! During their game last Tuesday versus Roassa Kumamoto the home team rolled out their mascot, the mustached dragon Holly-kun, on a mock-up Panzer IV and asked fans to gather for a group shot during halftime. Just be glad the organizers didn't need to call in the tank police to administer crowd control.