News Roundup for May 8th, 2014


As if the girls of Madoka weren't exploited enough already, Aniplex is offering this grindhouse-inspired T-shirt of Mami the mad gunman. So your wardrobe is overflowing with faded anime tees? There's also classy button-down shirts embroidered with symbols to represent the couplings that are now apparently cannon. You can dress up (or down) when pre-orders open at the end of May.

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Don't Forget Your Hanky

One Week Friends protagonist Kaori Fujimiya may not be able to remember the special times she had with her classmate Yuuki Hase, but she can look back on them in the new music video for the ending theme, Kanade. It's an anime music video in the truest sense--recycled footage of your favorite scenes set to a pop song, which in this case is the 2004 hit from jazz fusion duo Sukima Switch.

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A Recipe for Adventure

Does the simulcast of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky already have you jonsing for more high-flying fantasy? Then you should keep an eye on Atelier Shallie: The Alchemist of the Dusk Sea, the upcoming sequel and final installment of the Dusk series. Journey with alchemists to the ends of a dying world when it hits the PS3 in Japan on July 17th.

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Sailor Moon Lunacy

Shojo mangaka Arina Tanemura is harnessing her inner moon prism power to crank out these gorgeous sketches of the sailor scouts on her twitter. Sadly it looks like she stopped before she got to Saturn and the cats, but at least the anticipation of future tweets gives us something to live for.

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Tower of Power

Eat your heart out Naoki Urasawa! You may have brought the Tower of the Sun and giant showa robots back for the youth of this generation, but you didn't bring them back as one! This upcoming Super Chogokin even comes with period correct anatomical drawings that show its inner workings. Unsurprisingly it's fueled on nostalgia alone.

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