News Roundup for March 12th, 2015

One-hit Wonder

As his name advertises, One-Punch Man can beat anybody with one punch, so how do you turn that concept into a long running serial? Populating the story with parodies of shonen fight tropes seems to work pretty well. Where most manga suffer from villain inflation, One-Punch Man benefits from weirdness inflation. And just how weird does it get? Find out in the pages of Shonen Jump or keep yourself in suspense for the anime adaptation that's just been green-lit!

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It's Good to be King

Highschool DxD Harem King

Magical breast harem anime Highschool DxD will be back with a third season this April. This romp brings the Occult Research Gang in contact with Sairaorg Bael, Rias' cousin who loves a good fight, and much more importantly Rossweisse, a Valkyrie with light-purple hair. Issei's one step closer to being crowned harem king!

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The Robot Armageddon Has Arrived

Getter Robo Armageddon Shin Getter 1 Plastic Model

Just like the Internet, Shin Getter is a series of tubes--a series of tubes built to hold weapons of mass devastation. The tomahawk accessory isn't to scale but's nearly twice the size of the model kit itself which should be good enough, right? Let's be realistic here!

Getter Robo Armageddon - Shin Getter 1 Plastic Model [Kotobukiya]
Plastic Model Kit
Size: Approx. H190 x W360 (with wings spread)mm / Tomahawk: Approx. L330mm (NON Scale)
Parts: 201-400
Material: PS, PE, ABS, POM

Wave of Emotions

Miyagi prefecture aid anime

Miyagi prefecture was one of the areas hit hardest by the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Four years later you can still see the damage and the boats carried over a mile inland by the waves. But Japan hasn't lost hope. People are working to rebuild the region and the animated short, "Ima, Futari no Michi," is Miyagi's way of saying thanks for the donations that make recovery possible. The following clip on Niconico Douga shows two high students who flee to Tokyo after the tsunami only to return to help their hometown. There's no English subtitles, but you won't need them--the images say it all.


Bladedance of Sword Art at Magic High School

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

So get this--it's a world of magic knights, and the protagonist enters a school for magic knights except he can't use magic! But that doesn't stop him from trying, and though he may be at the bottom of the class that doesn't mean he can't beat his way to the top through skill and cunning. The anime adaptation of light novel series Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (A Chivalry of the Failed Knight) promises to be an epic fantasy story like no other when it hits the airwaves! Stay tuned for details.

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Path to Exile

Expelled from Paradise Angela Balzac 1/8 figure Alphamax

Angela may have been expelled from paradise but she's welcome to my figure shelf anytime. Leave it to scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi to make me feel all weird by naming a bishojo after a 19th century Frenchman with a mustache.

Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise - Angela Balzac 1/8 Complete Figure [Alphamax]
Pre-painted Complete PVC Figure
Scale: 1/8
Size: Approx. H20.5cm