News Roundup for April 13, 2015

BE THERE OR BE DEAD

Come for the ninjas and garish digipaint, stay for the staff commentary and sexy hijinks! Mystery variety program The Show will air after each episode of Ninja Slayer to take you behind the scenes of the biggest anime event of the season with radio personality Taro Furukawa and gravure idol Mine Shirakawa for some old-fashioned schlock and exploitation. Think of it as a micro-sized grindhouse double feature served in 15-minute chunks.

Official homepage: http://www.ninjaslayer-animation.com/

Maid to Order

Get rid of the gacha with Maiden Craft, a smartphone game where you unlock new characters with loot instead of a finicky RNG. Speaking of loot, you can gain synthesis materials the traditional way through real-time RPG battles or use cutting-edge barcode reader technology to turn product codes into in-game items. There's even a date sim mode with popular voice actresses including Yukari Tamura, Suzuko Mimori and Maaya Uchida. Let's see how far I can make it on just Doritos and Mountain Dew.

Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/meidenkurafuto/id962622991?ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Download for Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.generace.app.maiden

Leather and Zippers Make Great Rubber Straps  

Just when you thought you had Tokyo Ghoul figured out, these randomly packed character charms come around and undo everything you knew! One thing's for certain--they sure are cute!

D4 Tokyo Ghoul - Rubber Strap Collection Vol.2 8Pack BOX [empty]
8 Packs/Box
Size: Approx. H6cm
Material: PVC
w/Canican attached strap 

Join the Evangelion Master Race

Evangelion Team Racing

Evangelion fans weren't able to fly a Lance of Longinus replica to the moon but maybe they can help Evangelion Team Racing pass the finish line. The motorcycle race team formed in 2010 to promote the Rebuild of Evangelion film series and have since become a part of the motor sports world. This year they're asking for sponsors to help them run the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race held at the end of July. Chip in to their 3,000,000 yen goal to receive character goods, lifesize racequeen wall stickers, VIP treatment at the event and more.

Official homepage: http://shootingstar.jp/projects/774

Lost in the Woods

Little Red Riding Hood figure

Little Red Riding Hood was smart enough to bring a basket of bread to leave a trail of breadcrumbs, but did she remember to bring something to defend against the Big Bad Wolf? Her outfit doesn't leave space to hide much of anything so I bet the baguette is actually there to conceal a can of mace.

RefleX FairyTale -Another- Little Red Riding Hood 1/8 Complete Figure [Myethos]
Pre-painted Complete Figure
Scale: 1/8