News Roundup for April 1st, 2015

50 Years of 00s

Cyborg 009 commemorates its 50th anniversary by announcing a new project headed by Jun Kawagoe, director of the acclaimed 2001 TV series, Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier. Let's hope the story turns out as sharp as the designs.

Official homepage: http://www.ishinomori.co.jp/

The Perfectly Sculpted Figure

Have the captain of the Iwatobi High School swimming team teach your figures how to do the backstroke with this latest figma offering. I'd buy it just to strap his tinted goggles on my other figmas!

figma - Free!: Makoto Tachibana [Hobby Stock]
Pre-painted Posable ABS & PVC Figure
Size: Height approx. 160mm (non scale)

Pattern: Ketchup. Angel Confirmed!

When you destroy a human's AT field we explode into orange juice-colored LCL. By that same logic, a tomato should burst into tomato juice, right? Vegetable juice maker Kagome puts the theory to the test in this stunning commercial to celebrate 20 years of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Raise your glass for when it starts to rain delicious, nutritious red stuff.

Official homepage: http://www.kagome.co.jp/campaign/ys20th/?utm_source=pkg&utm_medium=qr&utm_campaign=eva

LRIG or LARPer?

The staff of Selector Infected Wixoss are threatening to release a live action version of the anime in a misguided effort to sell more booster packs of the card game. I know magical girl shows these days are designed to crush you with despair, but this is just cruel.

Official homepage: http://selector-wixoss.com/

Crying Game Ver 2.0

A mechanical boy awakens to find that his emotion processor is gone so he wanders the desolate world to re-discover the feelings that make us human. On the road he encounters a singing girl and the melodrama begins. Get ready to learn how to hold all these feels when Harmonia, the latest visual novel from Key, releases for Japanese PCs sometime this year.

Official homepage: http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/harmonia/

Sakura Watch 2015: Day 4

Amiami Sakurai

Cherry blossoms hang tough in any weather, come rain or shine. Oh, except for wind--an afternoon of strong gusts could strip a tree bare before sundown. Hope they're still there tomorrow! 

Speculating on Speculative Fiction

Steins;Gate producer Shikura Chiyomaru takes a break from the Science Adventure series to get serious about crackpot theories in his upcoming visual novel Anonymous;Code. In the year 2037 mankind uses a supercomputer to generate a simulation of the earth to predict future catastrophes, but what we didn't predict was that the inhabitants of the copied planet would use their supercomputer to create another copy! Prepare to learn the shocking truth behind ancestor simulations, the Arecibo message and the Kennedy assassination when the game hits the market god knows when.

Official homepage: http://anonymouscode.jp/

All Hands on Deck

Don't let the penny loafers and pleated skirt fool you, Iona is one of the oldest Mental Models on the high seas! Though I wouldn't mention it to her. It's never a good idea to talk about a girl's age, especially when she's actually a warship.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova - Mental Model Iona 1/8 Complete Figure [ques Q]
Pre-painted Complete PVC Figure (partially ABS)
Scale: 1/8
Size: Approx. H19cm