Manga Without Borders
Do you have to work in the Japanese market for your output to truly qualify as manga? Kadokawa puts the debate to rest with ComicWalker GLOBAL, a manga reading app that only runs titles by non-Japanese authors. The current beta includes Japanese and Chinese versions with plans to add English and other languages in the future.
Official homepage: http://comic-walker.com/global/
It Was Not By My Hand That I Am Once Again Given Flesh
Like Dracula himself, former Castlevania director Koji Igarashi has been resurrected to unleash his signature brew of gothic-themed action and exploration unto the gaming public with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Inti Creates, the studio behind Mighty No. 9, will develop the title for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with music from Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane and money from Kickstarter backers. Obviously the game will meet its funding goals--the real question is, what do we call the genre? Igavania is too ego-centric. Metroidvania, too clever. Given how the topic inflames such debate, perhaps the most appropriate label is Castleroid.
Official homepage: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night
A High Priestess Worthy of Worship
Andy Warhol promised everyone 15 minutes of fame but Poor Midler wasn't on screen for more than 15 seconds. Give her a chance to stand proud with this Araki-sensei supervised sculpt!
Statue Legend - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part.III 56. Midler (Sculpt & Color Supervised by Hirohiko Araki) [Di molto bene]
Size: Approx. H19.5cm
Material: PVC, ABS
I Always Knew She Was a Country Girl
Voice actress Kana Hanazawa has a lot to say, both on and off screen. She's held a monthly column in Newtype magazine since 2012 where she talks about the industry, and now those writings are being collected in a book that comes with an anime DVD starring no other than Kana-chan herself! Look forward to reading her rants and watching Kanadian Families, a series of CG shorts, are about Kana's life on a farm surrounded by talking animals who are almost as cute as she is, when the book, Kanagatarai. Kanabakari. is released on July 10.
Official homepage: http://webnewtype.com/special/kanagatari/
Every King Begins with K
The kings-with-super-powers action of K returns in October with K Return of Kings and the latest teaser reveals the Silver King, Yashiro Isana. Look forward to more glimpses of greatness from June when the producers launch the 100 Days×Visuals campaign that promises to, you guessed it, release 100 visuals in as many days.
Official homepage: http://k-project-come-back.jpn.com/
Chieri looks pleased as punch to show off the new dress she bought with sales from the Candy Island album. When you think about it, idols are a lot like Kickstarter campaigns, right down to the the "empty your bank account to take them out to dinner" backer rewards.
THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Chieri Ogata 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]
Pre-painted Complete Figure
Size: Approx. H200mm