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THE KODAI FAMILY Info and High-Res Photos from Toho

SciFi Japan - 5 July, 2016 - 12:53
Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Pony Canyon Official Site: koudaike-movie.jp (Japan)
Theatrical poster, courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2016 FUJI TELEVISION, TOHO, SHUEISHA © KOZUEKO MORIMOTO / SHUEISHA
Haruka Ayase (CYBORG SHE, ICHI) and Takumi Saito (GODZILLA RESURGENCE) star in the romantic comedy THE KODAI FAMILY (高台家の人々, Kodai-ka no Hitobito), the live-action film adaptation of the bestselling manga by Kozueko Morimoto. The series was recently named #1 on the “50 Top Manga Poised to Make a Big Break!” list, voted on by booksellers representing 3,000 bookstores across Japan. The movie was released last month in Japan by Toho and is now being offered to foreign distributors by Pony Canyon. Continued...
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Felissimo Cats and Ear Dorayaki Tamaan join forces!

Rinkya Blog - 5 July, 2016 - 10:54

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Felissimo Cats and Ear Dorayaki Tamaan join forces! And the results are cute and super yummy. On the first floor of the event space of Hakata Marui, Felissimo Cat joins forces with the specialty shop Tamaan, famous for its dorayakis. It will be open for a limited time only: from July 6 to July 19. During this period, you’ll be able to find miscellaneous goods related to kittys. Felissimo has a “nyashumaro” cute cat line and it will appear in the shape of chocolate filled kitties. These sweets are elegant and delicious.

But wait! There’s more!

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You’ll be also to find “Nyansoko” hand-cream. It’s a very special hand-cream with an unexpected fragance: meat balls! There are also other products related to kitties available during these days.

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Tamaan also offers fluffy kitty dorayakis made with flour from Fukuoka, sugar from Kagoshima and green tea from Kyushu. Ingredients come all over Japan to create these delicious kitty dorayakis.

Don’t miss it! You can find it here:
Fukuoka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City Hakataeki Chuogai 9-1



Source: Entabe
Images source: Entabe

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PRETTY CURE ALL STARS: SING TOGETHER ♪ MIRACLE MAGIC! Press Notes

SciFi Japan - 5 July, 2016 - 06:40
44 Pretty Cures unite in the anime feature film, PRETTY CURE ALL STARS: SING TOGETHER ♪ MIRACLE MAGIC! Image courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © 2016 Pretty Cure All Stars STMM Movie Production Committee
Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: precure-allstars.com (Japan PRETTY CURE ALL STARS: SING TOGETHER ♪ MIRACLE MAGIC! (プリキュアオールスターズ みんなで歌う♪奇跡の魔法!, Eiga Purikyua Ooru Sutazu Minna de Utau ♪ Kiseki no Maho!) is the twentieth feature film in the PRETTY CURE series. Produced as the first-ever authentic musical in the series, the movie had composer and lyricist Mori Yukinojo in charge of music production. Continued...
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“SHODO Ultraman VS” Candy Toys from Bandai in October 2016

SciFi Japan - 4 July, 2016 - 14:50
Bandai's first set of "SHODO Ultraman VS" candy toys will feature characters from ULTRAMAN and ULTRA SEVEN. Photos courtesy of Bandai. © Bandai 2016 © Tsuburaya Productions
Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Official Site: bandai.co.jp/candy/ultra In October, Bandai will release a new line of Ultraman candy toys (toys or figures packaged with candy or gum) in celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary. Part of the company's “Shodo Tenohirado” series, "SHODO Ultraman VS" will offer pre-painted action figures of heroes and villains from the Ultra Series, each with 15 points of articulation. Continued...
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Custom Blythe Dolls: Luca Dickie Sprinkles Custom Blythe

Rinkya Blog - 4 July, 2016 - 12:01

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Custom Blythe dolls are super sweet collectibles, like this Luca Dickie Sprinkles custom Blythe doll. She is super sweet and comes with an amazing dress set. Her face has been lovingly carved, and the new makeup is sweet. She has lovely lips, eyes and she’s searching for a new home. Bid for her and adopt this super cute custom Blythe doll.

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Let’s discover more about her!

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Luca Dickie has removed all the makeup and applied a new one using an air brush. The eyes, jaw and lips have been lovely carved. The eyebrows and the lower eyelashes are drawn as well as the double eyelid. This doll has an open mouth and cute teeth. The new makeup has been done with pastels and acrylics. The eyelashes are also new and longer. The face has been finished with many layers of UV matte spray.

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The original hair has been cut. This doll is wearing a wig. You can change it for your favorite wig.

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The eyes are super cute too. The front eyes are blue, and the other pair of front eyes are light blue. On one side she has default light green eyes, and on the other dark green eyes. This doll has sleepy eyes.

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The dress set includes: a skirt, an apron, an underskirt, a head dress, a camisole, bloomers, a cake charm and socks. The boots are not included in the set.

Add this doll to your collection! She is super sweet and is searching for a new home. Adopt her :)

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Custom Blythe Dolls: Sakuraichigo White Fox Custom Blythe

Rinkya Blog - 4 July, 2016 - 11:47

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Custom Blythe dolls make great and cute collectibles. This week we have a super sweet Sakuraichigo White Fox custom Blythe. She is lovely: well carved, with a gorgeous makeup and a great dress set. Don’t miss her! There are less than 20 hours to bid for her! Sakuraichigo dolls are super cute and carefully done. Don’t miss this White Fox! Adopt her and make your collection great!

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Let’s take a closer look at her.

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The base doll is an Ashley’s Secret doll (Radiance and fair-skinned skin). She has a movable body. The neck is able to bent to left and right. There is almost no sense of wobble, but you have to handle it gently. She has a wig fixed with velcro. So, you can change it and use your favorite wig (or wigs) instead.

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The face has been careful carved. She has soft lips that have also been carefully shaped. The original makeup has been removed, and the new one has been made with pastels and acrylics. The face has been coated with mat UV spray several times. The eyes are also super cute. The left eyes have the color of the night, right eyes are light blue, the front ones have a heavenly color.

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The outfit is an elegant kimono set that contains the kimono, obi, susoyoke, tabi, fan, fox face and fox ears. Footwear and other items used for the shooting are not included into the set. She’s available for bidding for a limited time only. Bid for her now and make sure that you own this cutie.

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DRAGON BALL TV Anime 30th Anniversary News

SciFi Japan - 4 July, 2016 - 05:15
New Story Arc for DRAGON BALL SUPER Source: Toei Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: toei-anim.co.jp/dragon_s (Japan)
"Future Trunks" design by Akira Toriyama. Image courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © Bird Studio, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
In February 2016, the television animation series DRAGON BALL (ドラゴンボール, Doragon Booru) produced by Toei Animation Co., Ltd. celebrated the 30th anniversary of its initial broadcast. Toei Animation has now announced a piece of truly “super” news worthy of this milestone memorial year for DRAGON BALL. The DRAGON BALL SUPER (ドラゴンボール超 (スーパー), Doragon Booru-Choo (Suupaa), 2015-) television series is poised for a new plot development. Trunks arrives from the future and appears before Goku and his companions after they have just finished their battle with Universe 6. This is the beginning of a new “Future Trunks” plot arc, with story and original character designs produced by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama. Continued...
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SATOSHI "ULTRAMAN" FURUYA! JULY 5, 1943

August Ragone - 4 July, 2016 - 02:00
お誕生日おめでとう、古谷敏!ウルトラマンとアマギ隊員よ永遠に!


At a fit 73, Satoshi "Bin" Furuya still has the right "Ultra Stuff"!

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal ULTRAMAN series, read more about the man who played the red and silver hero from the stars, here! This July 15th-17th, Mr. Furuya will be appearing at G-Fest XXIII in Chicago, along with his co-star Hiroko Sakurai, who played Akiko Fuji. If you're a fan, its your duty to come by and wish Mr. Ultraman a very happy ultra birthday!

Read about my thoughts on Mr. Furuya, here.

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Funimation Acquires International Rights to DRIFTERS Anime

SciFi Japan - 3 July, 2016 - 20:10
New Series from Hellsing Creator to Debut in October 2016 Source: Funimation Entertainment press release Official Site: nbcuni.co.jp/drifters (Japan)
© KOUTA HIRANO/SHONENGAHOSHA/DRIFTERS製作委員会
At its annual Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2016, Funimation Entertainment revealed to the capacity audience its acquisition of DRIFTERS (ドリフターズ, Dorifutazu) -- the eagerly anticipated new anime series from Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano. Funimation has secured international rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the title from NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan. DRIFTERS is set to premiere this October on the company’s subscription streaming service, FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan following last year’s acquisition of SERAPH OF THE END: VAMPIRE REIGN,’” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “We are anticipating a great response from fans for Kouta Hirano’s DRIFTERS -- given the tremendous popularity of his Hellsing series.” Continued...
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AIKATSU STARS! THE MOVIE Info and High-Res Images

SciFi Japan - 3 July, 2016 - 06:02
Image courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © 2016 BNP / BANDAI, AIKATSU STARS THE MOVIE
Details for New Anime Double Feature from Toei Source: Toei Co., Ltd. Official Site: aikatsu-movie.net (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toei has provided information and high-res images from the upcoming anime feature, AIKATSU STARS! THE MOVIE (劇場版アイカツスターズ!, Gekijooban Aikatsu Sutaazu!). Based on the enormously successful Bandai Data Carddass collectible card arcade game, the movie is produced by Bandai Namco Pictures, the new family/children's division of the Sunrise animation studio. Toei will distribute the film in Japanese cinemas starting August 13th. Continued...
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SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – Coming Spring 2017

SciFi Japan - 2 July, 2016 - 19:26
Source: Aniplex of America, Electro 89 press release Official Site: sao-movie.net (Japan), sao-movie.net/us (US)
Key art, courtesy of Electro 89. © 2016 REKI KAWAHARA /PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS/ SAO MOVIE Project
Sword Art Online, the mega hit that sold 16.7 million copies, will come back as an animated feature with a brand new original story by author, Reki Kawahara! Based on the wildly popular light novels published in Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko, SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – (劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール- Gekijooban Soodo Aato Onrain -Oodinaru Sukeeru-) is set to be released nationwide in spring 2017. In addition, the first trailer, featuring scenes from the upcoming film, as well as brand-new visuals drawn by character designer Shingo Adachi were unveiled during the SWORD ART ONLINE event at Anime Expo 2016, held in Los Angeles, U.S.A. on Saturday, July 2 (PST), offering over 3,000 fans in attendance a special sneak peek. The animated TV series SWORD ART ONLINE is based on author Reki Kawahara's light novel (winner of the 15th Dengeki Novel Award Grand Prize) in which the protagonist Kirito fights to survive in the mysterious next-gen VRMMORPG called "Sword Art Online." Since the first volume of the novel was published in April 2009, the series has proved extremely popular, with cumulative sales exceeding 11.5 million units in Japan and 16.7 million worldwide, spawning two TV anime adaptations, video games, comic books, and merchandise. Continued...
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Toei Animation Announces DIGIMON UNIVERSE: APPLI MONSTERS

SciFi Japan - 2 July, 2016 - 11:42
New “Monster” Cross-Media Hobby, Game and TV Animation Project Source: Toei Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: b-boys.jp/apm (Japan)
Promotional art for DIGIMON UNIVERSE: APPLI MONSTERS. Image courtesy of Toei Co., Ltd. © Akiyoshi Hongo, AppMon Project
Toei Animation Co., Ltd. (President: Katsuhiro Takagi, headquartered in Nakano-ku, Tokyo), Bandai Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Masaru Kawaguchi, headquartered in Taito-ku, Tokyo) and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (President: Satoshi Oshita, headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo) have announced that they are to start a new joint project entitled DIGIMON UNIVERSE: APPLI MONSTERS (デジモンユニバース アプリモンスターズ, Dejimon Yunibaasu Apuri Monsutaazu), aimed primarily at young male audiences. The project is set to commence as of Fall 2016. The new DIGIMON UNIVERSE: APPLI MONSTERS television animation is scheduled to begin airing terrestrially in fall 2016. Related merchandise, games and magazines, etc., including toys and children’s digital card games will also be released across various different media. Continued...
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Battle Tribes: Wave 2

Glyos Transmission Blog - 1 July, 2016 - 18:33
Returning from beyond the arena of combat for another night of mayhem, Spy Monkey Creations has a fresh assortment of their new hit figure line, Battle Tribes, ready for action! Be sure to check out their store tonight, July 1st at 9PM EDT!

The mix of colors available for this second wave does not disappoint, drawing inspiration from a number of classic lines and swirling those influences into a top notch round of selections. The DX Livid Dracosaurian and DX Oozarian Warrior (shown above) particularly hit the mark for me, combining just the right balance of crazy 80's maniac color choices with a great series of subtle detailing to bring them to the next level.

Another barbarically awesome rollout!

Congratulations to the Spy Monkey Creations team for continuing to ramp things up!


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A Somber Message From Rinkya on the Passing of Elaine Russell – Rinkya CFO and mom

Rinkya Blog - 1 July, 2016 - 11:43

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June 30th, 2016, Elaine Russell, CFO of Rinkya, my mother, Laurel’s and Scott’s mother, passed away.

Elaine-san was loved by everyone here at Rinkya and her passing has hit us all very hard, especially her children – Scott, Laurel and myself. We also know there are many of you that also had a very close relationship with her. This message is for you.

Elaine loved getting to know all of you. What you bought, why you bought it, what you were doing outside of Rinkya and what she could do to make Rinkya better for you. She often shared many stories of your personal lives with me and it made me feel like we really built something special. She made Rinkya something special, more than just a company – a home and a family. She lived and breathed this company because it was for her children.

Thank you to all of our customers who enable Rinkya to continue and provided my mother with the most rewarding career of her life with her children. You gave her purpose and challenged her to continue a career until she passed away at the age of 71. You taught her how to use the computer, how to do finances, taxes, collections, customer support and how to keep her mind sharp. She taught us how to care for all of you.

You also gave me, my brother Scott and my sister Laurel the most beautiful gift ever, which was the opportunity to work with our mother every single day. Because of all of you, we had the chance to talk with her and tell her we loved her every single day. Thank you for providing our family with a livelihood and this incredible, beautiful gift. We are forever grateful.

Things may be a little slow with answering inquires and questions regarding accounts and payments over the next few days. Don’t worry, we won’t charge any late fees if we leave you hanging. ^_^ ….and we thank you for your patience. She was after all, indispensable. ^_^ The warehouse and bidding are still running, taken over by our incredible family here at Rinkya. Please also feel free to ping customer support for any questions. Thank you for using us all these years and supporting us and we thank you for allowing us to continue in Elaine’s spirit.

Our father, Rick Russell will soon be joining us at Rinkya, taking our mom’s position because he wants to soak in every last piece of her he can. We look forward to introducing you all to him.

While we are extremely sad now, we also know that Rinkya is what keeps our family going and we’ll do our best to continue making it the best for all of you. It’s what Elaine would have wanted. ^^;

Thank you again for using Rinkya.
Heather Russell CEO
Laurel Russell (Former Social Media and Customer Service and Vice President)
Scott Russell (Warehouse Manager)
Richard Russell (Soon to be CFO)
and
Elaine Russell (CFO and Rinkya’s mom)

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Bento Friday: Easy Kawaii Bento Box Ideas

Rinkya Blog - 1 July, 2016 - 11:10

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Our Bento Friday comes with super easy kawaii bento box ideas for you to try out at home. All of them come from the hands of Bento Days. We start the day with a Baymax rice-cream cone. Baymax is the perfect character to create awesome rice bentos. He is pretty easy to create and he is amazing in different types of bentos. Choose him as a healthy option for your bento boxes. You won’t regret it.

Let’s explore the other ideas together!

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Mini Totoro chiffon cakes make the best ideas for the kids and grownups of the house. Totoro is another great character to play with food.

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Another great character to play with food is Pikachu. Here you have a great example: Pikachu rice donut with curry. It looks amazing and delicious!

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What about a simple Rilakkuma breakfast? Rilakkuma is another simple character to consider for your meals. He goes well with rice, toasts, and curry!

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And, finally, some Baymax bread buns. Baymax bread buns are a blast in whatever situation: for bentos, parties, meals at home… You name it!

If you’re starting your bento journey, always choose simple characters to tinker with. These are the best options to surprise everyone!

Source: Bento Days
Images source: Bento Days

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RUDOLPH AND IPPAIATTENA: More Images From Toho Anime Film

SciFi Japan - 1 July, 2016 - 06:35
The beloved Japanese children's books are brought to the big screen in the new computer animated feature film, RUDOLPH AND IPPAIATTENA. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2016 "Rudolph and Ippaiattena" Production Committee
Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: rudolf-ippaiattena.com (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho has provided additional high-res images from RUDOLPH AND IPPAIATTENA (ルドルフとイッパイアッテナ, Rudorufu to Ippaiattena), the new 3D CG anime movie based on the award-winning children's books by Hiroshi Saito. Toho will release the film in theaters across Japan on August 6th. Continued...
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New Website Means New Blog!

Super7 - 17 December, 2015 - 17:29

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If you haven’t been noticing any updated blog posts here, that is because with the transition to our new website Super7HQ.com, we felt it was time to move our blog along with it! You can now find out about upcoming toy releases, new T-shirt designs and future events all at Super7HQ.com/News. This blog will serve as an archive for older news from October 2015 and on.


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