Tokyo Mew Mew countdown!

A new website has popped up with a teaser image and countdown to announce an upcoming Tokyo Mew Mew project. The countdown will end on April 2nd, so we have a little over a month to ponder the possibilities!

Since the original manga and its anime adaption in the early 2000’s, there have been some recent manga projects, including an all male team version called Tokyo Mew Mew Ore and a sequel to the original called Tokyo Mew Mew 2020 Re-Turn. My speculation would be the latter being green lit for a new anime project.

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However it’s not unusual for older anime franchises to be completely rebooted, as we’ve seen with series like Sailor Moon Crystal and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, which give more faithful to the manga story adaptions than their earlier counterparts.

You can keep an eye on the official Tokyo Mew Mew website by clicking here.

Good Smile announces 199 new figures.

At the recently held Winter Wonderfest at Chiba, Japan. Good Smile has announced 199 new figures for 2020.

Figures, figmas and/or nendoroids from various series such as Promare, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, In/Spectre, The Rising of The Shield Hero, Ghost In The Shell, Weathering With You, My Hero Academia, Fate/Grand Order, Bayonetta, Death Stranding, Overwatch and much more.

Here’s a sample size of the complete listing, lots to look forward to for the avid collector.

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You can see the complete and detailed listing here.

 

Netflix Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Netflix produced Ghost In The Shell. Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will be directing the new series. Animated by Studio Production I.G. Many of the voice actors from the previously released Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime will reprise their roles in this new series.

In the year 2045, the world has entered a systematic “Sustainable War.” Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of “Post-Human,” a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.

Netflix Original Anime Series “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”.

Streaming worldwide April 2020, only on Netflix.

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 release date!

Finally, the much anticipated Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has a Japanese theatrical release date. The show will premier in Japanese cinemas on June 27th 2020.

If you’re in Japan, you can pre-orders your for tickets from King Records, Evangelion Store, 7-Eleven, and LAWSON. The various stores will have different special limited products  and pricing.

  • King Records has a CD “EVANGELION FINALLY Limited Edition Limited Edition with Movie Card”, which contains vocal songs by Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Hayashibara, also along with animation images in “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Evangelion New Theatrical Version”. Price: 5,390 yen (tax included).
  • Evangelion store will have “Ville’s Blue Bandana” signed by Director Anno HideakiLimited edition of the Evangelion Store, this is a set of cards featuring “Ville’s Blue Bandana” printed with the signature of Director Hideaki Anno . Price: ¥ 3,300 (tax included).
  • Seven Eleven you can either select a Kaiyodo Special Edition Evangelion
    New Unit 2 Figure. Price: ¥ 36,000 (tax included). electric toy Evangelion machine Gatling fan. Price: ¥ 5,200 (tax included). Diorama acrylic stand (5 pilots). The group of five pilots in plug suits! Decorate your room or desk and enjoy the world of Evangelion. Price: ¥ 4,650 (tax included).
  • Lawson you can choose between an Outdoor branded collaboration pouch. Price: ¥ 6,200 (tax included). Evangelion theme’d cushion. Price: ¥ 6,200 (tax included).

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Mobile Phone Gundam from Oppo.

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Mobile phone manufacturer Oppo has now released the new Gundam Custom Edition. This is limited to 30,000 units and is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gundam series.

The phone, as well the included accessories (even a complimentary shield design as a phone cover), comes in matching designs.

Based on the Oppo Reno Ace model, here are some of the specifications of the phone:

– 90Hz Screen Up To 1000 Nits
– ‘Dry Ice’ Constant Cooling System
– Snapdragon 855+
– SuperVOOC 2.0
– Game Color Plus
– 4D Vibration
– LinkBoost + Dual Wi-Fi
– 12GB RAM 256GB Storage
– LPDDR4x + UFS 3.0

The camera is no slouch either, on the back of the device, the camera setup comprises a 48MP f/1.7 main shooter, a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 116-degree field of vision, and a 2MP monochrome camera.

Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that the Gundam Edition is available outside of the Chinese market, but for those interested, it’s priced at $3599CNY (approx. $745AUD).

New season anime trailers!

Lots of fan favourites are returning this season such as My Hero Academia, Sword Art Online, Food Wars, Psycho Pass and Fate/Grand Order. But there’s also lots of brand new anime starting so lets check out some PV’s!

Hoshiai no Sora / Stars Align
Genre: sports, drama, slice of life
Streaming on Animelab

Babylon
Genre: mystery, psychological

BEASTARS
Genre: drama, slice of life

Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle
Genre: sci-fi, action

Z/X Code Reunion
Genre: adventure, fantasy, sci-fi

Shin Chuuka Ichiban / True Cooking Master Boy
Genre: comedy
Streaming on Crunchyroll

Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy / Outburst Dreamer Boys
Genre: comedy