14 Upcoming Anime Figures to Add to Your 2017 Summer Plans

Packed with a lineup of new Nendoroids, long-awaited re-releases, anniversary celebrations, and more, our list of upcoming anime figures for summer 2017 highlights the most anticipated collectibles coming out of Japan this season. Keep reading to see if your favorite characters made the cut! MegaHouse – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Lelouch Lamperouge & Kururugi Suzaku (June 2017) Megahouse’s Code Geass 10th Anniversary Lelouch and Kururugi figures are so detailed you might need the Power of Kings just to decide which angle to display them. The 99th Emperor of Britannia > Read More

9 Attack on Titan Figures to Sink Your Titanic Teeth Into

Four years ago, the Attack on Titan anime devoured its competition like a hungry titan and gained colossal acclaim from its critics. Otaku quickly joined the ranks of AoT's “army” of fans, waiting for the day that season two would once again break down the walls of animated entertainment. In celebration of the anime’s highly anticipated second season premiere in April, we’re showcasing 9 Attack on Titan figures that every fan will want to recruit for the good of humanity. > Read More

10 New Anime Figure Releases to Add to Your Wish List for Spring 2017

Whether browsing the web for the latest anime figure releases or searching for that must-have memento from your favorite series, we’ve got your wish list covered with these 10 new anime figures coming out in spring 2017. Aniplex – Fate/Grand Order: Shielder (March 2017) Half human and half servant, Shielder is shrouded in mystery, and Aniplex’s figure of the popular Demi-Servant captures every facet of her complex identity. Fitted leather armor and an impenetrable shield leave little doubt that Shielder is a guardian spirit; but her soft smile hints at the human vulnerability hidden > Read More

8 Romantic Anime Figures That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but we think you should keep the romance going throughout the month! Whether you celebrate by sharing a romantic date with your special someone or treat yourself to a little chocolate, this holiday is a sweet reminder to cherish the things you love. For otaku, of course, that means getting new anime figures! From dreamy weddings and candy-covered hearts to OTPs and waifu, these eight figures will have you asking, “Will you be my Valentine?” all year long. Funny Knights – Kantai Collection: Kongou Kai Ni, Valentine ver. (February 2016) A variant of > Read More

Haikyuu!! Merchandise: 3 Ways to Show Your Team Spirit!

One of the most popular sports anime of our time, Haikyuu!! left fans hanging with a last-second cliff-hanger during its third season finale. The fourth season’s release date is still up in the air, but that’s no reason for you to call a “time out!”—get in the team spirit with Haikyuu!! merchandise fit for an MVP! Haikyuu!! Figures If you’re a Haikyuu!! fan who loves to daydream about the best scenes from the series, then surround yourself with mini versions of all your favorite athletes in the comfort of your home with these two Haikyuu!! figure collections. Banpresto DXF Figures The > Read More

Modern Japanese Literature for Bungo Stray Dogs fans

Did you finish all of Bungo Stray Dogs yet? Although they’re thrilling, season finales often leave you craving more, but with a painfully long time to go until the next new episode. While you wait for more Bungo Stray Dogs, take some time to get familiar with the real life Japanese authors that inspired many of the members of the Armed Detective Agency and Port Mafia. These famous writers are not very well known outside of Japan, but are a fundamental part of a Japanese education. Their fascinating lives were often marred by tragedy, but in writing about the darker and hidden sides of society, > Read More

Best Anime Figures Scheduled for Release in Winter 2016/2017

If your New Year’s resolution is to expand your figure collection, then you’ve come to the right place! This shopping list not only represents some of best anime figures of the winter season, but also foreshadows a year of long-awaited anime franchises returning in 2017. From One-Punch Man to Fate/Stay Night, check out our top picks for winter 2016/2017! Stronger – Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku ~Hanairogoromo~ (December 2016) Hatsune Miku may be an international idol, but her heart always remains in Japan. From her oil-paper parasol to the pastel-brushed mural and blooming > Read More

Christmas Anime Figures 2016: What’s on Your “Nice” List?

'Tis the season to collect Christmas anime figures! No matter how you celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year,” be sure to gift wrap one of these 2016 figure releases as a present for a friend—or even better, yourself! Toy’s Works – Love Live! Niitengo Snow Halation Ver. Box (February 2016) Idol group μ's mega hit, “Snow Halation,” has practically become a Christmas carol classic for otaku since its release in 2010. With these kawaii mini figures, you can experience the wintry wonderland of Love Live’s popular song—chibi style! Originally sold as a boxed set of 10 random trading > Read More

2016 Naruto Figures: 9 S-Ranked Figures to Fulfill Your Ninja Way

It’s hard to believe that the Naruto saga is finally ending after 14 amazing years. For many fans who grew up with the franchise, Naruto and Team 7 are more than just characters on the page and screen—they’re family. Whether you’ve been devoted to the series since its Shonen Jump days or have only recently come into the Naruto fold, it’s time to celebrate this legendary run in true fandom style—Naruto figures! Here are our nine picks for S-ranked figures released in 2016, guaranteed to help you fulfill your Ninja Way. > Read More

7 Most Popular Japanese Vocaloid Characters

Do you dream of having your original songs performed by internationally famous pop idols? Then welcome to the world of Vocaloid: computer software that allows anyone to compose songs through synthesized voices paired with anime-like avatars! Although originally intended for the professional music industry, Vocaloid has gained a devout otaku following since its initial 2004 release in Japan. Today, companies around the world are jumping on the bandwagon, localizing Vocaloid software and creating unique Vocaloid characters; but as with all things anime, none do it better than Japan. Keep reading > Read More