News Roundup for July 24th, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal is Totally Metal

“In the name of the moon I will punish you!" Sounds too mild, right? How about, "In the name of the moon I will melt your face with blistering guitar solos!" Now that's more like it! And what better group to bring the pain than Momoiro Clover Z, the original Weekend Warriors? Even if juicy licks aren't your thing you should still check out the animated music video for a look at the other sailor scouts. 

Official homepage: http://sailormoon-official.com/animation/

Attack on Chibi

Expect to see the Survey Corps fly off the shelves when convenience store Lawsons introduces this new line of Attack on Titan Ichiban Kuji character goods in early August. There's clear files, hand towels, Chimi Chara rubber straps and your favorites shrunk down to SD size, 3D-maneuver gear included.

Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/830/ 

Set Up Your Wardrobe

Feel like one of the team with these Haikyu!! inspired T-shirts from BEAMS. The three designs based on Shoyo, Tobio and Toru are covered with quotes and graphics that represent the personalities of the cast. Which one matches you best?

Official homepage: http://www.super-groupies.com/feature/detail.php?id=66 

Don't Be This Guy

Patlabor: The Next Generation continues to match the goofy tone of original anime TV series by bringing in camera kozo, obnoxious otaku photographers who know more about gear than taking a good photo. Watch them trash talk the specs of the AV-98 Ingram but be on the lookout--these guys could turn up at your next convention and wreck havoc in the cosplay pit!

Official homepage: http://patlabor-nextgeneration.com/ 

Endings and Beginnings

Manga author Cocoa Fujiwara posted a self-congratulatory message to her Twitter on Tuesday to commemorate the release of the 11th and final volume of Inu X Boku SS. But don't be bummed because your favorite series wrapped up—he's also released the debut volume of her new title, Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku ha Tekitai Shiteita, a romantic comedy about a villain who falls in love with a magical girl because she was just too adorable to fight. Head over to her Twitter for a sneak peak!

Source: @cocoafujiwara

Out with the Old, in with the New

Dempagumi.inc. has gone back to their roots for their new single Chururichururira, and I don’t just mean their old 8-bit denpa-kei sound. The MV is full-blown sengoku with shamisen, samurai and giant robot castles! The one English line in the song? WE ARE JAPANESE! If this tried and true formula doesn't get them served a slice of the Cool Japan money pie nothing will!

Official homepage: http://dempagumi.dearstage.com/