Asuna in her Undine avatar from SAO will appear as a figure in the colorful blue Kyoyuzen dye kimono. The figure can be pre-order from Aniplex online store.
This figure "WAHOO! Undine Asuna Kyoyuzen ver" is Asuna in her "ALO" avatar wearing the Kyouyuzen dye kimono. →This figure "WAHOO Undine Asuna Kyoyuzen ver" is Asuna in her "ALO" avatar wearing the Kyoyuzen dye kimono specially created by cooperation between Kimono fabric company and maker based in Kyoto. Moreover, the figure can be customized by adjusting the three different parts. For example, you are able to see Asuna with her hair down by taking off the avatar's wings.
Furthermore, as a limited bonus, this figure will come with a desk top Chara Fine Graph illustration of "Asuna and Yuuki in Kyoyuzen dye kimono in Kyoto" from A-1 Pictures.
The pre-order for "WAHOO! Undine Asuna Kyoyuzen ver" started yesterday and it will open until 9 Feb. ,2020. The price is 15,800 (inclusive of tax) and the delivery is estimated to be on Sep. ,2020.
The robot "Gunbuster" from “Aim for the Top!” is now available as a plastic kit. Now available for pre-order at Premium Bandai.
This product will be released as the first item of the spin-off brand "SMP ALTERNATIVE DESTINY" from the adult-oriented plastic kit brand "SHOKUGAN MODELING PROJECT".
Based on the concept of "spinning out another story (destiny)", the brand features stylish design arrangements by designer Miyauchi Toshihisa, and aims for a new "ultimate".
The model has different expressions that are shown on each surface based on a method that uses "SMP ALTERNATIVE DESTINY's" unique digital (3D) modeling.
The result is the ultimate "GunBuster," a robot design that contains a high density of detailed information.
The blades on both shoulders are deployable, allowing you to enjoy both the design based on the settings or the design arranged by Miyauchi-san.
The "SMP ALTERNATIVE DESTINY 'Aim for the Top! GunBuster' is priced at 8,250 JPY (tax included). It is currently available for pre-order at Premium Bandai.
(C)BANDAI VISUAL・Flying Dog・GAINAX
From "Fate/Grand Order" comes the figure of Saber. Medb in the swimsuits of her first ascension. Pre-orders are currently available on "Ami Ami Online Shop" and other stores.
The product is a figure of Saber/Medb that appear in the time limited event of "Fate/Grand Order", "Servent Summer Festival!".
As a ball joint was used on the head, it can be moved slightly so that you can enjoy the change in the gesture.
"Fate/Grand Order Saber/Medb (Summer Queens) 1/8 Scale Completed Figure" is priced at 12,650 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available limited on "Ami Ami Online Shop" and other stores. The release is in late-November 2021.
（C）TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT
From "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" comes a Gunpla of Messer Type-F02 in the HG series. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
"HG 1/144 Messer Type-F02" is a 3D figure of the mass production Mobile Suit, Type-F02, which is the main force of Mafty, the anti-Earth Federation group.
The Mobile Suit was recreated with newly molded parts of Type-F02 from the film, such as the legs with "Lifting Flares". The head to recreate the commander's unit will also be included in the kit.
"HG 1/144 Messer Type-F02" is priced at 3,190 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for January 2022.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
From "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", which is currently on its last run, comes the sudden "last" audience novelty. It will be distributed to 1 million nationwide audiences from June 26, 2021.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest as well as the finale of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, which was released in 2007 and it is the sequel to "You Are (Not) Alone", "You Can (Not) Advance.", and "You Can (Not) Redo".
The final audience novelty is the A4-sized mini-poster of "Nagisa Kaworu" and "Makinami Mari Illustrious" with the signature of the cast member. This poster will be distributed randomly.
Also, the official 36-pages carefully made booklet "EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA" (A4) will be continued to be distributed at the theatres until the stock is finish.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is currently on its last run at the theatres.
It was decided that the art gallery of Gotouge Koyoharu, the original author of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba", will be held. The original key visual and the attendee novelty "Special Mini Signed Board" have been released. The exhibition will be held from October 26, 2021 to December 12, 2021, at Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo and at Grand Front Osaka, Osaka, from July 14, 2022, to September 4, 2022.
The concept of this exhibition is "inheritance". It will display various drawings filled with the thoughts of the author Gotouge Koyoharu, as it wants the young generation to inherit the strong will of the main characters, including Kamado Tanjirou, in overcoming their fate and trials as well as the thoughts of all the characters that form the story.
Dress-type relax wear inspired by Ghibli's heroines from "Castle in the Sky", "Kiki's Delivery Service", and "The Secret World of Arrietty" will be on sale from June 26, 2021, in four varieties.
These products will be released from "Donguri Closet", a brand created by "Donguri Kyowakoku", which develops Studio Ghibli goods for women, such as cosmetics, cases, accessories, etc., under the concept of "the place where you can be yourself".
The lineup includes a total of 4 products: "Donguri Closet Exclusive Kiki's Delivery Service Relax Wear Witch's Dress", "Donguri Closet Exclusive Kiki's Delivery Service Relax Wear Witch's Dress Long", "Donguri Closet Exclusive Castle in the Sky Relax Wear Angel Floating Down from the Sky Dress", and "Donguri Closet Exclusive The Secret World of Arrietty Relax Wear Flower Garden Dress".
The characteristic motifs of Sheeta, Kiki, and Arrietty, who are the heroines of "Castle in the Sky", "Kiki's Delivery Service", and "The Secret World of Arrietty", are casually designed on the dresses. The over-sized dresses are perfect for room or casual wear.
Moreover, "Donguri Closet" exclusive cases and scrunchies inspired by "Castle in the Sky" and "The Secret World of Arrietty" will also be available at "Donguri Closet" stores, certain stores nationwide, and the online shop Soranoue-ten. Please enjoy collecting matching items.
Please visit the "Donguri Closet" special webpage for more details.
From "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" comes a figure of Yuuki in a "swimsuit". Pre-orders are currently available on the "Hobby Stock" online shop and other stores.
"Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 1/7 Yuuki Swimsuit ver." is a 1/7 scale figure of Yuuki in a swimsuit full of energy.
Her cure, girlish swimsuit, bright smile, and dynamic pose bring out her charm to its full potential.
"Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 1/7 Yuuki Swimsuit ver." is priced at 16,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on the "Hobby Stock" online shop. A "Winking Face" will be included as a bonus if you buy it at "Hobby Stock".
(C) 2017 Kawahara Reki / Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
From "Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld" comes the first-ever roughly 1/1 scale figure of Eugeo's "Blue Rose Sword". Pre-orders begin from 4:00 p.m. on June 11, 2021 (JST), on "Premium Bandai".
"PROPLICA Blue Rose Sword" is a roughly 1/1 scale figure of Kirito's best friend Eugeo's "Blue Rose Sword", released under "PROPLICA", the display model brand for adults, following the "Night Sky Sword".
The sword was precisely designed to match the image from the show under official supervision. The unique beautiful blue rose of the "Blue Rose Sword" was recreated with a clear coat and the pearl coat on the blade gives it a beautiful, luxurious touch.
The 【Human Empire Mode】 and 【Underworld Mode】 feature over 100 recordings of sound effects and lines by Eugeo and Kirito, helping you feel as if you have become Eugeo.
"PROPOLICA Blue Rose Sword" is priced at 11,000 JPY (tax included / shipping and handling fee excluded). Pre-orders will begin from 4:00 p.m. on June 11, 2021 (JST), on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for November.
(C) 2020 Kawahara Reki / KADOKAW / SAO-P Project
From "Sword Art Online" comes a figure of the heroine Asuna in a Chinese-style dress. Pre-orders are currently available on "F:NEX".
The white and red based dress inspired by Asuna herself was given a pearl coating. Wielding her sword like a dance, fluttering her beautiful flax hair in the wind, the figure is an amazing recreation of her feminine suppleness.
Also, if you buy the figure at the hobby EC website "F:NEX", a wok is included as a limited bonus. Replace the sword with the wok and you can enjoy Asuna cooking with her talented culinary skills.
"Asuna Chinese Dress ver. 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 19,910 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "F:NEX".
(C) 2017 Kawahara Reki / Kadokawa ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
From "SAO Alicization War of Underworld" comes the figure of Eugeo in the "White Suit" that is currently available to be pre-ordered. Moreover, the new photos of the figure have been released.
The product "Sword Art Online 'Eugeo White Suit Ver.' 1/7 Scale" is a 1/7 scale figure of Eugeo that has gotten the 1st place in the ABEMA special project "SAO Minna no Figure (SAO: Everyone Figures)"
Do enjoy the atmosphere of being escorted by Eugeo in the white suit while holding a blue rose.
"Sword Art Online 'Eugeo White Suit Ver.' 1/7 Scale" is priced at 18,150 JPY (tax included). The pre-orders are currently available on the "Shibuya Scramble Figure" official store and other stores until May 23, 2021.
A B5 illustration card of this product will be given as a novelty if the purchase is made on the "Shibuya Scramble Figure" official store.
（C）2017 Kawahara Reki／Kadokawa ASCII Media Works／SAO-A Project
A new song "Scramble Days" by Sphere, a four-member unit consisting of Kotobuki Minako, Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki, has been released for the first time in about a year and three months, digitally on February 15, the anniversary of their formation. We have received comments from the members.
The new song "Scramble Days" is the first digital single release for "Sphere", which is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2019-2020 since its CD debut in 2009. It will also be their first new song since "Sign", the ending theme song for the second season of Ultraman Taiga, which was released in November 2019.
The song was made by Kotobuki Minako, who is currently living in the UK, and Takagaki Ayahi, Tomatsu Haruka, and Toyosaki Aki through a remote production process. For the music video and jacket photo, they used photos and videos of the "best Sphere poses" solicited from fans, which made "bond" with not only the 4 members but also many people as a digital single.
In addition, "MOON SIGNAL (Orch ver.)" and "Super Noisy Nova (Xmas ver.)", which were performed at the "LAWSON premium event Sphere's MusicRainbow07" held online at the end of 2020, are included as coupling songs on the single. Sphere has improved its skills after 10 years of activity, and the self-covered songs by the Sphere band members are also noteworthy.
Full text of comments
As I'm currently far away in the UK, I'm grateful to be able to connect with you all through Sphere's new song "Scramble Days"! I recorded the song in a studio in England.
The melody line and the lyrics written by Kimiko from nano.RIPE are very straightforward and pleasant, and the structure is a bit complicated and interesting. I often listen to it while taking a walk and looking up at the sky. I'll see you again "on the other side of the slope that leads to the future♪"
One of the members of Sphere is currently in England, but I've been secretly wishing to create a new song even though she was away.
But, who could predict the world would turn out like this? Now that it is difficult for everyone to meet in person, this song was born. Our thoughts, Kimiko's lyrics from nano.RIPE, and the thoughts of our fans have come together to create a digital single filled with love. Like a hope, like a vow... May this song connect our hearts and stay close to you!
This is the Sphere's first distribution-only song, and it's been a while since the last one was released! The song is filled with the message that we are connected even though we are far away from each other.
The jacket and the music video were made by not only our fans but also everyone who has helped us. I hope you'll listen to it in full!
I'm so grateful that a new song was able to be released on the day that marks the 13th year of Sphere's formation. Scramble Days was created online as much as possible, from the song discussions to the visual work. It's our first digital release, and we hope you can feel the many challenges and possibilities.
We sang this song with feelings that our hearts are always with you even if we are physically apart. I hope this song will gently reach the hearts of those who listen to it.
Voice actor, Tomatsu Haruka, known for her role as Asuna from "Sword Art Online", Iris from "Violet Evergarden", and Hori Kyoko from "Horimiya", has announced the birth of her first child on February 10, 2021, on her blog. Along with that, she said, "I am happy that my child is born safely and both the mother and child are energetic".
Tomatsu has updated her blog on February 10 with the title "☆Announcement☆".
Along with her announcement saying, "Hello everyone! I have something to announce to everyone today. It something personal but I would like to announced that my first child (female) was born the other day", she also gave an explanation saying, "This is a sudden announcement, so I believe there are some, who are surprised at this, but as this was my first pregnancy, I was a bit anxious as I was pregnant during the coronavirus crisis last year. So, I would like to report that the process was done successfully."
Tomatsu also reflects on the experience after the birth, "Since everything is the first experience to me, I had an idea that this is something life-risking, but it had exceeded my expectation. However, I am happy that my child is born safely and both the mother and child are energetic."
After that, she also commented, "The actual feeling is still quite a mystery and I realize how immature I am as well, but I will prioritize on my recovery first, and grow step by step from now on even if I'm clumsy."
Her last message is "I had started a new life as a mother along with the other personas as the voice actor Tomatsu Haruka, a member of Sphere, as well as a human being, but I will remain my intensity and passion toward my favorite occupation, so I hope you could continue to support me as I will still continue working."
"IDOLY PRIDE", a big idol project, where Kanda Sayaka, Sphere, and TrySail members will start in January 2021. At the same time, an animation MV of a new song by Masayoshi Oishi was released.
"IDOLY PRIDE" is a large idol project developed by Media Mix in collaboration with CyberAgent Group, Music Rain and Straight Edge. The cast includes Sayaka Kanda, TrySail's Amamiya Ten, Asakura Momo, and Natsukawa Shiina as well as Haruka Tomatsu, Ayayo Takagaki, Minako Sumitomo, and Ai Toyosaki (who are members of the idol group Sphere) in Music Rain. In addition to the the voice actors belonging to Music Rain, they were selected by audition from many offices.
The staff said, "Love Live!", Juki Hanada of QP:flapper who is known for their character design draft for Girlish Number, "Girlfriend (Provisional) as well as others, Masayoshi Oishi, kz (livetune), Q-MHz, Wicky.Recordings, and Hidekazu Tanaka (MONACA) as well as other gorgeous people are on the list.
Along with this announcement, an animation MV of the new song "A Story Starting With Goodbye" by new idols who belong to "Hoshimi Production" Masayoshi Oishi is also being released.
Also, the official fan site "IDOLY PRIDE Manager Portal" has opened up and "ABEMA" and YouTube Live's special music program "Music Program #2" have been announced.
TV anime "IDOLY PRIDE" is set to be released in January 2021.（C）2019 Project IDOLY PRIDE
（C）2019 Project IDOLY PRIDE/Hoshimi Productions
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.