What comics shaped your childhood? For generations, the answer in Japan has been “Shonen Jump!” This manga juggernaut first starter publishing their Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology in 1968, making it the longest-running such magazine. Due to its … [Read more...] about Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary: 11 Hit Works From the Early Years
Japanese anime figure brands have a knack for encapsulating the essence of your favorite characters into covetable collectibles. With thousands of figures to choose from, however, how is an English-speaking otaku to navigate the vast world of … [Read more...] about Best Japanese Anime Figure Brands for Beginning Collectors
One of the most popular shonen series of all time, Fullmetal Alchemist has conjured a legion of fans worldwide with video game spin-offs, anime adaptations, light novels, and more trailing in the wake of its original 2001 manga release. With a … [Read more...] about Fullmetal Alchemist Merchandise Worthy of Transmuting into Your Collection
Winter is here, presents are near, and Japan has a sleigh full of anime figures to bring home for the holidays! It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit with our wish list of 2017’s most festive releases. Good Smile Company – Nendoroid & Figma … [Read more...] about Christmas Anime Figures 2017: Give the Gift of Anime!
Japan’s most famous sextuplets, the Matsuno family, first tumbled onto television screens in 1966. Fifty years later, the brightly-colored brothers brought new fans to their family reunion for the 2015 reboot titled Osomatsu-san, in which the … [Read more...] about Osomatsu-san Merch Fit for a Family Reunion
The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they … [Read more...] about A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2