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Protoculture News: encyclopedia of “yandere” heroines goes on sale

We first reported on the yandere boom back in May with information on the second doujin event devoted exclusively to these most bipolar of heroines. Word is in today from Akiba Blog that they’ve reached enough critical mass to receive their own installment in the “taizen” series of heroine encyclopedias (previous entries include Tsundere Taizen, […]

Zero no Tsukaima Louise hug pillow (ver. 2) from Chara-Ani

Goods News: Zero no Tsukaima Louise (ver. 2) dakimakura coming from Chara-Ani

The Dakimakura Integrated Research Institute reports that anime goods maker and online shop Chara-Ani put up a listing yesterday for a new hug pillow (case only) depicting the feisty heroine of Zero no Tsukaima, Louise. It’s available for preorder from now through November 30th (which may be a typo as the sales date is listed […]


Goods News: drop Excalibur, Saber, and pick up that axe

Getchu has a listing online as of yesterday evening for a ZO-3 Fate/stay night SABER MODEL, a custom Fernandes electric guitar produced by the Rights-GT-Project. While I’m not a guitar expert the retail price of 45,000 yen (approx. USD $390) makes me think this is more a gimmick than a serious professional instrument (it comes […]


Goods News: charting the dakimakura boom

The Dakimakura Integrated Research Institute updated yesterday with a retrospective look at hug pillow presence over the past several Comic Markets, from 66 through the recently concluded C72, complete with graph (the pink line is industry presence, the blue is doujin circle presence). The graph measures the number of discreet units for sale, not the […]

Heisei Democracy Comic Market 72 Day 1 Event Report

Event Report: Comic Market 72, day 1

A quick rundown of the first day of Comic Market 72, from one man’s perspective (Shipon will be along later with a bunch of much nicer pictures, including cosplay, so be sure to stop back for that~). Day one verdict: fucking hot, but fun in hindsight. Tweet


Figure News: Wonder Festival industry update IV

A few final Wonder Festival industry notes before the big event tomorrow, including Akiyama Koubou’s 1/1 scale Ayanami Rei, the surprise appearance of voice actresses from Kodomo no Jikan and Potemayo, and the world’s first ever tote bag made from a gym uniform. We’ll be bringing you coverage of all the Wanfesu action starting tomorrow […]


[ERO] Goods News: latest developments in the creatively contoured hug pillow scene (oppai! oppai!)

Two significant developments today in the saga of the world’s first “Purichichi” contoured hug pillow (earlier reports here and here): first, Hobby Channel scoops the finished product with additional release information and production details. The pillowcase is scheduled to retail from Toranoana in September at 9,450 yen (or 15,750 yen in a set with accompanying […]


[ERO] Goods News: Goodsmile enters the hug pillow arena

News in from Goodsmile’s Chara Hobby event listing today that they’ll be offering an Amaizumimoriamekoyorino Mikoto (say that three times fast) [ERO] hug pillow for preorder at the event. She’s one of the heroines of rookie eroge maker Clochette‘s upcoming maiden release Kamipani!, and typically goes by the much shorter nickname Koyori; while I don’t […]

Toys Planning

Figure News: Wonder Festival industry update III

Our third Wonder Festival industry update includes official representation from the event’s sponsor Kaiyodo, an update from Toys Planning, item listings from Musashiya, Aizu, Amie Gran and others, news on a Max Factory Tsuruya-san, Orchid Seed’s Mogudan kit in full color, Konami Busou Shinki news, a T’s System Mitsumi Misato-designed PVC figure, a Nitro+ Royale […]


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