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A teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Bleach has been released. It’s less than 30 seconds long, but if you came here hoping to see big swords and cool hair, you won’t be disappointed. [click to continue…]

Did you know that a Pokemon-themed train has been running in Japan since 2012? I certainly didn’t. Well now that we’ve been properly informed, I should tell you that the train is getting a Pikachu makeover. The question is, which design do you like more? [click to continue…]

The Evangelion franchise has partnered with Japanese fishing equipment company DRESS to create a EVA-01 fish gripper with a companion app that measures the fish you catch. I would say this is a weird collaboration, but let’s not forget that Star Wars exists. Besides, this isn’t Evangelion‘s first rodeo with unusual products. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

Japan is well known for dispensing anything and everything through vending machines, so it’s increasingly difficult to find one that truly surprises you. This origami vending machine represents one of those rare moments. [click to continue…]

As we mentioned last week, Tokyo’s famous giant Gundam statue will be replaced with an even bigger, unicornier Gundam later this year. Naturally, plenty of spectators were on hand to witness the robot being dismantled, and the resulting photos and videos are kinda surreal. [click to continue…]

The original, and much beloved giant Gundam statue in Tokyo was taken down on March 5th, much to the dismay of tourists. You might be wondering why they would remove such a popular and clearly awesome attraction. There’s only one acceptable answer to that question—they’re replacing it with an even BIGGER Gundam. [click to continue…]

Following a teaser image released last month, the official website for the live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist have posted a close-up look at the CG Alphonse Elric along with the announcement of a December 1, 2017 release date for the film. If you haven’t seen it already, the teaser trailer is available below. [click to continue…]

The official website for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist has unveiled our best look yet at Alphonse Elric. It appears as though Al’s appearance will be faithful to the anime.

There was also a second still image from the teaser trailer that was released last year. You can check out both below. [click to continue…]

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Strawzilla is nature’s cruelest joke. A creature made entirely out of straw that breathes fire.

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Actually, it’s the work of over 150 volunteers in Japan that labored over four months to create the 23-foot tall Godzilla out of rice straw. LEDs were even included in the eyes, dorsal fins, and tail. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Six foot, four inches. That’s the height of the Godzilla figure (including the base) that has been unveiled by Design Coco. The figure is based upon Godzilla’s appearance in the 1991 movie Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and stands at the height of the Godzilla costume used for the movie. So yeah—life-size. Technically.

It ain’t cheap though, and it won’t be plentiful – only ten of these bad boys will be available, with each selling for 4,482,000 yen (approximately $43,000 US at time of writing). Blimey.

Bandai will begin accepting applications to purchase one of these behemoths on November 7th via their Premium Bandai website, with the figure due to ship in July 2017. If you’ll be in Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood between October 28th-30th you can scope this ‘zilla out for yourself at the Tamashi Nation 2016 figure and model show, or you can get a look at a prototype version at the Shinjuku Marui Annex shopping center between November 1st-14th.

(via RocketNews 24)