Ron English and Toy Art Gallery have announced the release details for the Peace, Love and Understanding Vinyl Figure. It's set to be available from TAG beginning tomorrow (Friday February 12th 2016) at Noon PST. The 5-inch tall limited edition vinyl "brings together the three pillars of enlightenment in a single toy. The heart, the brain and the peace sign form together to create a unique human figure." The debut of Peace, Love and Understanding arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day and is available in white and red blanks and special limited “Valentine’s” painted edition. The painted edition and the white blank are being released by Toy Art Gallery at shop.toyartgallery.com and the red blank will be available at popaganda.com. Both the blank releases will retail for $35.00 each and the “Valentine’s” edition will retail for $45.00.
Finally, ULTRAMAN GAIA is now available streaming worldwide!
Yesterday, when I broke the news about Crunchyroll's latest addition to their streaming service of on-going "Ultra Series" titles, ULTRAMAN NEXUS (2004), I stated a wish that there would be more coming soon, including one of my all-time favorites in the 1990s run, ULTRAMAN GAIA (1998). Today, the folks at Crunchyroll, gave me the heads up that the complete series of ULTRAMAN GAIA begins streaming today at 5:00 pm (Pacific) — and it's about damned time!
Star Takeshi Yoshioka, visiting the US in 2011 (photo: David Chapple).
Premiering on September 5, 1998, ULTRAMAN GAIA followed the success of ULTRAMAN TIGA (1996) and ULTRAMAN DYNA (1997), but broke from its predecessors' continuity to exist in a universe all its own, and a far more complex storyline, with multiple character and plot arcs that intersect beautifully, dovetailing into an incredible climax. The series is also a bit extra special for me, because I spent a lot of time on the set over the course of a month during the fall of 1998. But, even though I'm biased, it's still a great series.
With actors Maria Theresa Gow (left) and Ai Hashimoto (right).
At the end of the 20th Century, a network of young geniuses known as the Alchemy Stars, develop a supercomputer, CRISIS, predicting that mankind will be annihilated by an "entity of radical destruction". An international concern employs these young men to create cutting edge technology and weaponry for G.U.A.R.D. (Geocentric Universal Alliance against Radical Destruction), a secret worldwide defense network, and their tactical response organization, X.I.G. (eXpanded Interceptive Guardians).
With Brad Warner (right), Tsuburaya's International Sales director.
Several years later, during a quantum physics experiment, Gamu Takayama, a former member of the Alchemy Stars, bonds with the mysterious light of "Ultraman Gaia" in order to stop the oncoming threat to all life on our planet. But, not long after this momentous battle begins, he encounters another mysterious giant, "Ultraman Agul", who believes that protecting the Earth doesn't necessarily mean protecting mankind...
ULTRAMAN GAIA also features fantastic monster designs by Hiroshi Maruyama, a great score by Toshihiko Sahashi, and solid writing by Chiaki Konaka. So, what are you waiting for? You've got 51 episodes to catch up with — get a move on!
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Second PV is here! As you might already know, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an upcoming anime series by Wit Studio. This anime is written by Ichiro Okouchi and character designs have been made by Haruhiko Mikimoto. This anime will premiere on Fuji TV in April 2016. And now we can enjoy the second PV!
EGOIST sings the theme song for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. This anime introduces us to a world filled with chaos on which immortal monster-corpses are all over. On an island-nation, people are living on the age and are trying to survive at all costs. The story and the main characters are unique, while the story also gives us chills. Weak people will perish while strong people will survive. Or so is what this second PV tells us.
Don’t miss the anime! Stay tuned for mor information!
Image source: Animeanime
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Sailor Moon Prism Stationery Miracle Name Stamp Case Set from Premium Bandai is here! And it’s super cute! This set contains two wonderful stamp cases for you to enjoy. Thanks to its design, you can have it standing next to your working desk. You can have both home, or one home and the other at the office. Whatever you decide to do with them, know that these are incredibly cute! They measure about W30 × H120 × D30mm and are made of ABS, PMMA and PBT. Pre-orders are available till items last. They start shipping on May 2016. Pre-order your set now before they sell out!
Let’s take a closer look at this set together!
Don’t miss it! Pre-order your set as soon as possible!
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