News Roundup for February 18th, 2015

Domo Arigatou

Bring Domo-kun with you wherever you go with this palm-sized plush. Just don't leave him alone near kittens--we won't be held responsible for what happens.

Domo-kun Palm-sized Plush [Sekiguchi] 
Size: W10 x H8 x D6.5cm

Goodies That Make You Go Nurufufufu

Knock the stuffing out of Korosensei in the latest round of Assassination Classroom Ichiban Kuji character goods. Or if stuffed toys aren't your style, maybe you can get funky with the wild pillows and cups. Look for your chance to win at select convenience stores, book shops and hobby stores across Japan from mid-March.

Official homepage: http://1kuji.bpnavi.jp/item/998 

Miracles and Magic are Real

When Studio Trigger asked for support on Kickstarter, fans listened. Back in August 2013 They smashed their $150,000 goal to raise over $625,000 for a proposed sequel to their original short film, Little Witch Academia. The project's been quiet since then, until yesterday when Trigger announced that the 35 minute anime will be released in Japanese theaters later this year! Now that the black cat's out of the bag a trailer must be right around the corner.

Official homepage: http://littlewitchacademia.jp/

A Model IS Pilot

Cecilia is ready for some fun in the sun and those beautiful eyes of hers will be crying Blue Tears if you don't take her to the beach. Some may call her arrogant, but if you got it, flaunt it!

BEACH QUEENS - Infinite Stratos: Cecilia Alcott Ver.2 1/10 Complete Figure [WAVE] 
Complete PVC Figure (partially ABS)
Scale: 1/10
Size: Approx. H12cm
Sculptor: Kou
*H neck joint is used for the neck and the face part can be slightly posed.

Make Your Voice Heard

The 9th annual Seiyu Awards are coming up next month to honor the men and women who are the heart and soul of our favorite anime characters. Now you can shout your love for seiyu across the Interwebs using this voting form for the Overseas Fan Choice category. Come back for the results on March 6th followed by the award ceremony on March 7th.

Official homepage: http://www.seiyuawards.jp/eng/

GiTS Hyped

Masamune Shirow's cyberpunk future returns to the airwaves this spring with Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture. The 10-episode series will consist of re-edits of the four Arise OVAs plus two new episodes as a lead up to the new movie this summer. Remember, this is Tow Ubukata's take on the GiTS universe, the characters just live in it.

Official homepage: http://kokaku-a.jp/tv/