News Roundup for June 24th, 2015

Dance Macabre

The key to staying alive during a crisis is staying positive, and you can't get more positive than "Friend Shitai," the opening theme to 4-koma zombie apocalypse survival manga turned anime Gakko Gurashi. See voice actresses Ari Ozawa, Inori Minase, M.A.O and Rie Takahashi twist and shout without a care in the world in the promo video above and be sure to catch the show when it starts on July 9.

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Michiru didn't have much luck faking it as a tsundere and she doesn't do much better faking it as an idol in the spinoff PV Vita visual novel, Fruit of Grisaia Spinout?! Idol Magical Girl Chiruchiru Michiru. The alternate reality story recasts Michiru as a failing idol who wishes upon a star to jump start her career--only to be transformed into a magical girl and tasked with saving another world! Check out the opening animation supervised by Grisaia character designer, Akio Watanabe, ahead of the June 25 release.

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Which Witch Wore It Best?

Madoka Witch Ichibankuji

Not to be confused with Minecraft, Magiccraft is an upcoming line of Ichibankuji figures that dresses Puella Magi Madoka Magica characters in witch cosplay. Am I the only one that sees the irony in Mami wearing Charlotte's mouth on her head? Enjoy the pencil boards, cushions, towels and other character goods chock full of dark humor when the lotto goes live at hobby shops across Japan on September 26.

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Jojo's Bizarre Merchandise

Yo dawg I heard you like Stands so I put yo Stands on a stand so you can stand them anywhere (actually they use suction cups).

Q-BANG! TV Anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders" 6Pack BOX [Di molto bene]
6 Packs/Box
Size: Approx. H50mm

Connect the Dots

Because nobody asked for it, the Internet has given us a bounty of practical pixel art with practically no use. Check out the hashtag for more examples of how Japan is very efficient at wasting time.

The Grim Reaper Gets Cheeky

They call her the "sadistic succubus" but she looks more like a masochist in that ridiculous outfit. You have to wonder if her shorts came with the butt cheeks pre-removed or is she sliced them out with her scythe.

Hyakka Ryoran - Senhime Sadistic Succubus Ver. 1/8 Complete Figure [Alter]
Pre-painted Complete PVC Figure
Scale: 1/8
Size: Approx. H240mm (including weapon)