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[ERO] Game News: flash slideshow up for Elf’s Kobiniku no Kaori

In the run up to the release of Dragon Knight 4 another new title was lurking tantalizingly on the horizon of eroge maker Elf‘s home page, one with designs from Ichikawa Saasha, known most famously for his work on Elf sister brand Silky’s‘ Jokei Kazoku ~Inbou~. While I’m not sure if anything could ever be […]


[ERO] Figure News: Vispo-sculpted, Kotoyoshi Yumisuke-designed Sanae gets an oppai matsuri blogsplosion

The Daiki Kougyou-produced PVC version of Vispo‘s Sanae garage kit (based on an illustration from Kotoyoshi Yumisuke‘s Shokunyuu 2) was showered with love from the Japanese figure blogs today, as Toranoana‘s in-store display of a prototype revealed that her lower half is castoffable. Other than Ascii‘s coverage we have representation today from Akiba Hobby, Akibajin, […]


Figure News: reissues for Alter’s Escalayer, Goodsmile’s magical girl Rin and hetare Saber; Sol International Kohaku and Akiha up for preorder

Goodsmile and Alter were busy today with rerelease announcements, beginning with Alter’s posting of their Escalayer kit (from Alice Soft’s Beat Angel Escalayer eroge) originally released in May of this year now scheduled for a December reissue. Goodsmile followed with the news that their March ’06 released Rin (magical girl ver.) from Fate / hollow […]


New Site Poll: how do you access HD?

It’s quasi-monthly poll time, and as the topic says the question is simple: how do you access the content of this site? Are you old fashioned like me, stubbornly refusing to use a feed reader or aggregator and relying instead on the magic of F5? Or do you glory in the brave new world of […]


Game News: Nitro+ Royale -Heroines Duel- set for release on September 28th

First scooped back on May 29th and initially released at Comiket 72, word is in from the wizards at Nitro+ that their doujin-style fighter Nitro+ Royale -Heroines Duel- is set for individual package release on September 28th. Those who held off on the 6,000 yen Comiket set can now rejoice at the rather more reasonable […]


Figure News: Kaiyodo’s Fuuka (uniform ver.) from Yotsubato! up for preorder

As first reported in our Wonder Festival 2007 Summer coverage, Kaiyodo‘s Fuuka from Yotsubato! is now available for preorder! She’s scheduled to go on sale November 1st at 2,940 yen retail, and at 18.5 cm tall is sized to scale with the Yotsuba Revoltech coming out on September 27th. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d […]

Hobby Japan October

Figure News: misc. tidbits from Hobby Japan October ’07

Better late than never, here are a few highlights from the August 25th release of Hobby Japan‘s October 2007 issue: WAP‘s Rumble Fish Garnet, the one I ranted about back in our coverage of Wonder Festival 2005 Winter, is coming to PVC! 5,040 yen, this winter, from Movic. In other news: a pair of Witchblade […]

Gally (Battle Angel Alita) action figure to be included with the limited edition of the Gunnm Gaiden manga

Figure News: Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm’s Gally) action figure, in color

Ultra Jump, the manga serial in which Gunnm: Last Order is published, posted further details on the Gally action figure we reported on back in July including a few sample images of the color prototype. According to the latest news from Ultra Jump the figure is still scheduled to be included with the limited edition […]


Figure News: Shuraki vol. 3 to be “unsealed” on August 31st

Goodsmile / RED Entertainment multimedia collaboration project Shuraki‘s third “trinity box” is scheduled to go up for preorder at 00:00 (midnight) on August 31st, according to information posted on the official Shuraki site yesterday. The figure + drama cd + illustration book’s third installment is the Itou Ben-designed Shall Ruzman, voiced in the attached drama […]


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