• Ryohoji temple …?

    I don’t actually know what this video is for, I found it here : http://ryohoji.jp/top.html/   – So it looks like it’s something to do with Ryohoji temple in Japan. Either way … it’s a great video!  

  • Rika and Hanyuu Photos

    Here are some photos I took of my two most precious figures – Rika Furude 1/8 Wave and Hanyuu 1/8 Wave. I’ve wanted these two (Rika mostly) for 3 years and I finally found them within weeks of each other on Mandrake this summer. Personally no other figures could top these especially after searching for so long, so I consider my […]

    Rika and Hanyuu Photos
  • Airwave AMV

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  • High speed video recording

    This is amazing! ‘High speed video recording’ And there’s no jump scares or anything, I don’t support that.   Adam Magyar, Stainless – Shinjuku (excerpt) from Adam Magyar on Vimeo.

  • Football

    With football season about to Kick Off, check out these football related anime to get in the spirit !   Super Campenoes   Captain Tsubasa   Whistle   The knight of the area   Giants Killing

    Football
  • Sora 1/8 Alter – Re-Release!

    Just noticed AmiAmi are re-releasing the amazing ‘Sora 1/8 – Alter’ figure, initially released in 2011! Check it out if you missed the first release as she’s hard to come by now. Link : http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-006296&page=top   Previous review of the figure : http://anime.uk.com/alter-18-kasugano-sora-review/

    Sora 1/8 Alter – Re-Release!
  • Venera sama 1/7 – Revolve

    Sekai Seifuku ~ Bouryaku no Zvezda – Gakura-chika – Hoshimiya Kate – Venera-sama – 1/7 (Revolve) Release date: October 2014 Link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/212677  

    Venera sama 1/7 – Revolve

Anime News »

Animax UK launch

Animax UK launch

October 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks has announced it is to launch a UK version of its anime channel, Animax, as a subscription video on demand service. In line with the...

  • Puchimas! Petit Idolm@ster
    Puchimas! Petit Idolm@ster

    I’ve just discovered the spin-off idol@ster based anime,  ‘Puchimas! Petit Idolm@ster’. What...

    October 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  • Madoka airs on ABC3
    Madoka airs on ABC3

    Puella magi madoka magic, the immensely popular magical girl anime with a slight dark edge, has recently just finished...

    September 22, 2013 at 11:37 am
  • Yowamushi pedal!
    Yowamushi pedal!

    Inspirations ‘tour de france’ and ‘belleville rende-vous’? Yowamushi pedal is the upcoming...

    September 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Otaku Culture »

Win NEO Magazine subscription – from UKotaku

Win NEO Magazine subscription – from UKotaku

March 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

The UK OTAKU Podcast (http://ukotaku.net) has partnered with NEO Magazine (http://www.neomag.co.uk) to give one lucky listener the chance to win a 12 issue subscription to...

  • Madoka 1/1 scale figures
    Madoka 1/1 scale figures

    Life size magical girls on display at the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Original Drawing Museum! Including *ultimate*...

    December 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm
  • Madoka Daks music remix
    Madoka Daks music remix

    ‘Truly wonderful’. The house music producer ‘Daks’ has created a brilliant..creation! Following...

    September 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • SAO launcher app
    SAO launcher app

    Here’s a cool looking app, android only, so unfortunately I can’t try it for myself. Modelled off the...

    September 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Research into Anime and Japanese Culture »

Kawaii Ribbons

Kawaii Ribbons

August 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm

“Comparison of evaluation of kawaii ribbons between genders and generation of Japanese” A study was carried out in Japan into the preference of ‘kawaii’...

  • Anime Artistic Charm
    Anime Artistic Charm

    “Research on artistic charm of the young girl images in Japanese anime” An interesting look into the...

    August 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Music & Video »

Ryohoji temple …?

Ryohoji temple …?

August 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I don’t actually know what this video is for, I found it here : http://ryohoji.jp/top.html/   – So it looks like it’s something to do with Ryohoji temple...

Reviews »

Asuna 1/8 – Aincrad ver. Kotobukiya – Review

Asuna 1/8 – Aincrad ver. Kotobukiya – Review

June 15, 2013 at 10:28 am

In this post I will be reviewing the Kotobukiya figure ‘Asuna 1/8 – Aincrad ver.’ (Aincrad being the giant floating castle with 100 floors where Sword Art...

  • Amairo*Clock
    Amairo*Clock

    Amairo*Clock is a brilliant (Free) interactive clock app featuring the four main heroins of Yuzusoft’s latest...

    May 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  • Sword Art Online – Review
    Sword Art Online – Review

    It’s not often an anime comes along that I simply cannot stop watching. Usually I like to space out the episodes,...

    May 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • GraPhig – Anime paper craft figures
    GraPhig – Anime paper craft figures

    A new ‘line of figures’ seems to have appeared, only difference is these are made of paper and arrive to you...

    May 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Character Spotlight »

Haruka Kotoura

Haruka Kotoura

August 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Haruka Kotoura Vital Information Name Haruka Kotoura Gender Female Anime Kotoura-San Age 16 Hair color Light brown Eye color Hazel Affiliation ESP Club Relatives Kumiko...

  • Maria Takayama
    Maria Takayama

    Maria Takayama 高山 マリア Takayama Maria Character Information Gender Female Anime Boku wa...

    July 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm
  • Kurumi Tokisaki
    Kurumi Tokisaki

    Kurumi Tokisaki Kanji 時崎 狂三 Profile Anime Date A Live Gender Female Species Spirit Hair...

    June 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  • Chiho Sasaki
    Chiho Sasaki

    Chiho Sasaki Kanji 佐々木千穂 Rōmaji Sasaki Chiho Anime Hataraku Maou-Sama Biographical Information Gender Female Age 16 Eye...

    June 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Magazine Posters »

Megami Magazine #163

Megami Magazine #163

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Scans from Megami Magazine #163 at ‘AnimeVice’ Megami 163: http://www.animevice.com/megami-163/16-13292/ ...

  • Megami Magazine #158
    Megami Magazine #158

    A selection of scans from Megami magazine #158 : Released 30/05/2013 Please select an image for the full HQ version. ...

    July 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm
  • Nyantype Magazine #43
    Nyantype Magazine #43

    A selection of scans from Nyantype magazine #43 : Release date : June 2013 Please select an image for the full...

    June 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm
  • Nyantype Magazine #42
    Nyantype Magazine #42

    A selection of scans from Nyantype Magazine #42 : Released May 2013 Please select an image for the full HQ version.   ...

    June 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Personal »

Rika and Hanyuu Photos

Rika and Hanyuu Photos

August 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Here are some photos I took of my two most precious figures – Rika Furude 1/8 Wave and Hanyuu 1/8 Wave. I’ve wanted these two (Rika mostly) for 3 years and I...

  • ‘Another’ AMV
    ‘Another’ AMV

    An AMV I made for the anime ‘Another’, I love the anime so much! (*Edit: Video now uploaded to Vimeo)...

    June 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Kirino Kousaka ~ watery scene
    Kirino Kousaka ~ watery scene

    I was aiming for an underwater/watery look, whilst trying to make the figure look as realistic as possible! I’ll...

    May 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  • Rena Ryuugu – takara tomy ~ photos
    Rena Ryuugu – takara tomy ~ photos

    Here’s some photos I took and edited of the ‘Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Rena Ryuugu trading...

    May 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Recent Posts

Rika and Hanyuu Photos

Rika and Hanyuu Photos

Here are some photos I took of my two most precious figures – Rika Furude 1/8 Wave and Hanyuu 1/8 Wave. I’ve wanted these two (Rika mostly) for 3 years and I finally found them within weeks of each other on Mandrake this summer. Personally no other figures could top these especially after searching for so long, so I consider my […]

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Shiro – 1/7 – Kotobukiya

Shiro – 1/7 – Kotobukiya

No Game No Life – Shiro – 1/7 (Kotobukiya) Release date : October 2014 MFC link : http://myfigurecollection.net/item/218050  

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Kawaii Ribbons

Kawaii Ribbons

“Comparison of evaluation of kawaii ribbons between genders and generation of Japanese” A study was carried out in Japan into the preference of ‘kawaii’ ribbons by altering the ‘kawaii attributes’ such as colour and pattern and comparing the feedback between gender and age! In summary.. the ‘effects of patterns and colours were significant’ with orange ribbons being scored much higher by […]

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Anime Artistic Charm

Anime Artistic Charm

“Research on artistic charm of the young girl images in Japanese anime” An interesting look into the portrayal of young heroins in anime and the varied characteristics and aesthetic qualities highlighted.  Did you know that most female characters are often split into either the ‘sexy type or pure type’ .. (well, that’s maybe nothing shocking). Whilst the many inspirational themes often […]

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Sora 1/8 Alter – Re-Release!

Sora 1/8 Alter – Re-Release!

Just noticed AmiAmi are re-releasing the amazing ‘Sora 1/8 – Alter’ figure, initially released in 2011! Check it out if you missed the first release as she’s hard to come by now. Link : http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-006296&page=top   Previous review of the figure : http://anime.uk.com/alter-18-kasugano-sora-review/

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Kousaka Honoka 1/8 – GSC

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Love Live! School Idol Project – Kousaka Honoka – 1/8 (Good Smile Company) Release date: November 2014 Link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/144368

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Venera sama 1/7 – Revolve

Venera sama 1/7 – Revolve

Sekai Seifuku ~ Bouryaku no Zvezda – Gakura-chika – Hoshimiya Kate – Venera-sama – 1/7 (Revolve) Release date: October 2014 Link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/212677  

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Megami Magazine #163

Megami Magazine #163

Scans from Megami Magazine #163 at ‘AnimeVice’ Megami 163: http://www.animevice.com/megami-163/16-13292/

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Ikaros 1/6 Kotobukiya

Sora no Otoshimono Final: Eien no Watashi no Torikago – Ikaros – 4-Leaves – 1/6 (Kotobukiya) Release date: August 2014 MFC link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/189866

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Mikasa Ackerman 1/8 GoodSmile

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Shingeki no Kyojin – Mikasa Ackerman – 1/8 (Good Smile Company) Release date: October 2014 MFC link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/166899  

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