News Roundup For August 10th, 2015

Chivalry's Not Dead

In light novel series Lance and Masques one knightly order has managed to survive from medieval time to the modern day. Our young hero deserts his brothers-in-arms to shack up with an orphan girl he meets in town, but little does she know that by night he fights crime as a masked hero. Now the mix of slice-of-life asides and knightly combat is getting an anime adaption this fall courtesy of Studio Gokumi (Kin-iro Mosaic) and director Kyohei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April). Light novel illustrator Shino (Sunday Without God) will oversee the project to make sure it upholds its vows and stays true to the source material when it airs in October.

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Time to Wake Up, Tokyo!

The Wake Up Girls! won't let the setback from the end of season one hold them back--they're headed to Tokyo to seek fame and fortune in Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage, part one in a two-part film series. See the girls power through in-store live events, Internet trolls and more when the movie opens in Japan on September 25.

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Always Pack a Smile

Look at that pose! Nico never stops being an idol, even when she's out for a picnic. Her public persona may be a farce but her hand-packed cooking is the real deal!

Love Live! - Nico Yazawa Picnic Girl 1/8 Complete Figure [Good Smile Company]
Pre-painted Complete ABS & PVC Figure
Scale: 1/9
Size: Approx. H200mm

Can Colle

Be prepared for the next zombie outbreak--or binge viewing session--with these School Live! collaboration canned food items from Mr Kanso, the infamous canned food bar. Enjoy factory-sealed corn beef, spicy tofu, curry and other items with super cute packaging at one of their many locations throughout Japan. Remember, the first rule in any survival situation is to mind your sodium intake!

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Feel Your Blood Pressure Rising

Black Jack, the dashing young doctor, practices medicine without a license (and without a shirt) in this reveal trailer for Young Black Jack, a TV anime adaptation of the prequel manga that takes us back to the titular protogs time in medical school. Go under the knife when the series starts on October 1 courtesy of director Mitsuko Kase (SaiKano) and scriptwriter Ryosuke Takahashi (Armored Trooper Votoms) at Tezuka Production.

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Your Fly is Open

This variant of Saber is so hot that she burned the hem of her dress! Like you would with any new bride, make sure you handle her with care.

Fate/EXTRA CCC - Saber Bride 1/7 Complete Figure [Souyokusha]
Pre-painted Complete PVC Figure
cale: 1/7
Size: Approx. H250mm

Night of Fire

Summer in Japan means festivals, street food and best of all, fireworks! But who wants to deal with the crowds and mosquitoes? Luckily Niigata-based idol unit RYUTist went out into the heat you don't have. Crank up the AC and enjoy this 360 degree footage of the recent Kashiwazaki city firework display.

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