Wave Unveils Detailed Astro City Model Arcade Cabinets


Japan’s hobby giant, the Wave Corporation, has unveiled a new addition to their line of Japanese candy cabinet 1/12 scale models: the Sega Astro City. The level of detail on these are insane, and they are available this August for ¥3,200 over on Wave’s website.

Additionally, there are two others in the series, available here and here. You can hit the jump for more images of the Astro City 1/12 scale model.

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Kill la Kill The Game IF Revealed by ARC System Works


ARC System Works, developers behind the instant classic, Dragonball FighterZ, has revealed a new partnership with Studio Trigger and the reveal of Kill la Kill The Game IF. The new title will make full use of the fantastic engine created by ARC, with incredible visuals on hand.

More information will be revealed next month at Anime Expo, taking place July 5-8 in Los Angeles. For now, you can head over to the Official Website, or hit the jump to watch the first trailer and see some gorgeous screenshots.

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Uniqlo Reveals Blizzard Line of Shirts


Japanese clothing retailer, Uniqlo, has revealed a new line of t-shirts based on various Blizzard properties. This includes items inspired by Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, StarCraft and World of Warcraft. The shirts all run for $14.90 and are available while supplies last over at the retailer’s website.

Uniqlo has been on a roll with the fashionable geeky shirts, including runs from Marvel, and Shonen Jump dropping in the last few months.

Mitsuoka Debuts Devilman Crybaby Edition Orochi


Mitsuoka Motors, makers of the fabled Orochi, often maligned as the World’s Ugliest Car, has debuted a special edition of the car for Devilman Crybaby. The partnership isn’t exactly out of left-field as one of the main characters of the series drives, an Orochi, but the interesting thing here is that the Orochi has been out of production since 2014. To combat that, Mitsuoka took a pre-owned model of the car and updated it as a one-off display item.

You can hit the jump to check out more images of the insane looking car.

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Radio Eva Reveals Collaboration With Vague Watch


The lifestyle branch of Evangelion, Radio Eva, has revealed a new watch collaboration with the Vague Watch Company out of Tokyo Japan, and it’s a beautiful piece of equipment. The watch is based on Japanese Diver watches from the 1970’s, and features a black sublimated face, with two different colors of leather strap included.

Additionally, as a nice piece of character, the second hand is the fabled Spear of Longinus from the series. The watch is available for ¥37,800, and can be purchased over at the Radio Eva site.

Gungrave VR Headed West This Fall


This morning, XSEED Games announced that its long-in-development VR adaption of the popular PlayStation 2 title, Gungrave VR will be headed West in the Fall of 2018. The game will be releasing on PlayStation VR later this year.

Players will once again take control of Grave, with the return of character designer Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), with the original Gungrave designers at Red Entertainment as advisers. Fully-voiced in English and Japanese with text support for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

Evangelion XR Coaster Returning to Universal Studios Japan


Universal Studios Japan has announced that its much-lauded VR Coaster experience, Evangelion XR: You Can (Not) Survive, will be returning to the park after the current Final Fantasy ride has run its course. The ride itself is a 360-degree VR roller coaster experience, that puts you in the middle of a heated battle within the city of Tokyo-03 between Unit-01 and the Third Angel, Sachiel.

You can hit the jump to check out a video detailing the experience of the ride, and giving you a taste of what to expect when it returns on June 25th.

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Toho Planning Godzilla Shared Universe, Shin 2 Cancelled


A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.

The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee And Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu Domains Registered


Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee have been registered as domain names by CSC Corporate Domains, Inc., according to Serebii. The same company previously registered the domain names for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only a day before the reveal of the games. A potential but unverified logo for Let’s Go! Pikachu has also surfaced, which can be seen above.

Rumors about updated versions of Pokémon Yellow have been swirling for quite some time, with a return to the Kanto region taking place, as well as the Follow feature returning from the classic game. Visually, it is said to be a more HD version of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Shonen Jump Famicom Mini Revealed


Nintendo and Shonen Jump have partnered together to reveal a special miniature Famicom console to mark the 50th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Jump. Priced at 7,980 yen ($73), the manga-themed Famicom Mini will be released on July 7th in Japan, and feature 20 Jump-inspired games that were released on the Famicom.

You can hit the jump for a full list of included titles, as well as more images of Gold and Red console.

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XLARGE Unveils Collab With Eureka Seven


Los Angeles-based streetwear brand, XLARGE, has announced a new collaboration with popular anime franchise, Eureka Seven, set on five different pieces with a dual colorway system. The collection is set to release both in-store and online on May 18th, ranging in price from ¥5,500 – ¥6,500 for the shirts, and ¥12,000 for the bag.

You can see the collection in full at their Official Website. This isn’t the first time Eureka Seven has reached the streetwear scene, and given the new trilogy of films, Hi-Evolution, it most certainly won’t be the last.

Splatoon 2 Getting Sanrio Collaboration


While we in the West are busy fighting over the best Ninja Turtle, Japan is featuring a collaboration between Splatoon 2 and Sanrio, with a tournament to decide who the best Sanrio mascot is. Similar to the Turtle collaboration, players will vote in a bracket-style matchup for the best mascot, with Hello Kitty vs Cinnamoroll taking place on May 19th, from 3pm JST, to 3pm the next day. My Melody vs Pompompurin will take place one week later, starting on May 26th.

Unique to this Splatfest is the addition of real-world merch items featuring Sanrio characters wearing Splatoon-inspired goods, which are available for pre-order in the Japanese My Nintendo Store. Hit the jump to check out the in-game goods, as well as merch.

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SNK Announces The Neo-Geo Mini


After teasing a return to the hardware game a few weeks ago, SNK has officially announced the Neo-Geo Mini, a miniature arcade-styled console that will include 40, yet-to-be announced titles. The console will connect to your TV through an HDMI connection, and will include two controllers, additionally, it will also feature a 3.5″ screen with an arcade joystick and buttons.

You can hit the jump to check out more pictures of the system, which is being released in two versions. The Japanese version will stay true to the classic Neo-Geo Arcade stylings, while the “International” version, which will be released in the west, is a more streamlined black version.

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Attack on Titan Season 3 Trailer Debuts

The wait is almost over, as the third season of fan-favorite anime, Attack on Titan, debuts on July 22nd, with the first subtitled trailer debuting this morning. The trailer gives us little on what to expect, but at least hints at many new characters and furthering plot points being the key to the much anticipated continuation.

Produced by Wit Studio, with Production IG, the Attack on Titan series is adapted from the globally best-selling manga series by Hajime Isayama, about the last of humanity fighting to survive against man-eating beasts named Titans.

Taiwan Team Dons DBZ Baseball Uniforms


Chinatrust Brothers, one of the most popular pro teams in Taiwan, will don Dragonball Z themed uniforms when playing the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions on May 5th and 6th, marking the first time the popular franchise has appeared in professional baseball.

Additionally, the local Taiwanese voice actors for Dragonball Z will put in an appearance, and special limited edition Dragonball Baseball merch will be on sale.