30 Sep 2006

Pic of the Week

From Tom BBS (bandwith heavy)


Ghost in the Shell Manga

Masamune Shirow’s legendary manga went on to become a film that took the anime world by storm in 1995. Originally published in Japanese in 1991, Shirow’s masterpiece was released in English and Japanese in 2002. It is as close to “cinema” as it is possible to get on paper.
Well now Ghost in the Shell Volume 1 has returned. This second edition features the original Japanese size and additional material not published in previous U.S. editions!

Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg super-agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers," capable of exploiting the human/machine interface by re-programming human minds to become puppets to carry out their criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside-down and inside-out.

Soft cover, 368 pages, b&w w/color, 6" x 9" 18years+


28 Sep 2006

Talho Yuki Wallpaper from Eureka Seven

Talho is a character from the Anime and Manga series Eureka 7. Skilled pilot of the Gekko, and Hollands partner, possessing a model's beauty she is initially quick tempered and a bit of a bully. Finds both Renton and Hollands unconditional commitment to protect Eureka a bit hard to take.

Eureka 7 Official Website


27 Sep 2006

Homura Ninja Garage Kit Figure from Cerberus Project

1/6th Scale Garage kit, sculpted by Satomi-san for the Cerberus Project. A minimum of 10 interested customers required before production starts (currently standing at 6), 20% payable prior to production. Once production starts delivery can take up to 3-4 months. Caution: Garage Kit models require painting and assembly. All parts come unassembled and unpainted.

More photos from Torory Works
see also Lineage Dark Elf

Check request list at Hobbyfan


25 Sep 2006

Trinity Blood Hugue de Watteau Cosplay

The background to Trinity Blood is set in the distant future, a post-apocalyptic world after the destruction brought about by an Armageddon. The war between humans (Terran) and vampires (Methuselah) continues, as a struggle between two factions: the Vatican and the New Human Empire. Yet, amidst the bloodshed and violence, many desire a peaceful co-existence between the two species. However, standing between them and this goal is the Rosenkreuz Orden, a group of vampire extremists who manipulate the two sides and pit them against each other. To combat them, the Vatican special operations group "AX", led by Cardinal Caterina, must use everything they have - even a vampire who preys on the blood of other vampires.

Hugue de Watteau (Codename: Sword Dancer) is an AX Agent. Hugue can easily match an average vampire in a fight, wielding a blade-staff as his weapon. He has artificial limbs that enhance his speed and strength. Hugue was a son of a noble family before he joined the AX. His entire family was mysteriously murdered and he has been trying to track down the culprit to seek vengeance. He has a sister who escaped the slaughter but she's missing currently, presumably taken away by the murderer. The weapon he uses could be considered a Shikomizue. He is shown to be a very independent person, and often leaves AX on a whim in order to track down vampires.

Trinity Blood Official Website (Japanese)
Images from Yesky.com
Trinity Blood artwork from digik
Trinity Blood Graphic Novel


24 Sep 2006

Cowboy Bebop Shooting Star GN 1

Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star is an alternate telling of the famous television show that contains all the same intrigue, adventure, action and gritty noir ambience of it's screen counterpart. A fantastic yarn in its own right, this two-volume series is a perfect addendum to any Cowboy Bebop collection. The three volume follow-up manga series to the Cowboy Bebop TV show is also available from TOKYOPOP.

Kai Lucas hires the Bebop crew to find his mischievous doppelganger, but the bounty goes bust and Spike and Jet once again find themselves broke - and hungry. And to add to their woes, Spike ends up mysteriously on the police's most wanted list, either the butt of a joke or the victim of a severe computer glitch. But what's worse, being targeted by every bounty hunter in the solar system, or taking on a kid-genius, a genius puppy and a genus: fatale, species: femme as part of the crew. If Scorpion or the Dragon Head Family doesn't kill them, the extra mouths to feed certainly will.

see also: Cowboy Bebop DVD


22 Sep 2006

Cowboy Bebop: Knockin on Heaven's Door DVD Movie

An animated feature length movie, based on the tv anime series.

A tanker truck is blown to smithereens in the middle of a busy street, and a deadly viral infection is released with the explosion. The Bebop crew - Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV - are instantly after the culprit when the gargantuan reward of 300,000,000 woolongs is announced. But the case gets stranger and stranger as the cold-blooded Vincent Volaju, who supposedly has been dead for ten years, seems to be the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Spike encounters the dangerous Electra, who too seeks the madman. Conspiracies and secrets better left alone are uncovered, and Vincent's reign or terror is nowhere near over yet...
The movie takes place between episodes 22 and 23 of the TV series.

Running time 128 mins
Language English/Japanese
Subtitles English
DVD Region 1 encoding: US and Canada

Official Website

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Sei Wallpaper from Burst Angel

Sei is character from Anime series Burst Angel, (Bakuretsu Tenshi, Explosive Angel). In a crime-ridden future Japan, Sei leads a motley crew of trigger happy mercenaries in the shape of Amy, Meg, and Jo.

Wallpaper from Best of Anime

see also:
Sei Figure from Alter
Burst Angel opening FMV


21 Sep 2006

Sera-chan 1/7th scale Figure from Kotobukiya

1/7th scale pvc pre-painted figure from Kotobukiay and Mitumasa Yoshizawa. Sera-chan character inspired from the illustrations of the Japanese artist Shunya Yamashita (website Rick O Sound), designer of non-playing characters and of weapons for the game Final Fantasy X.

Sera-Chan is back due to the high demand of fans! This remake of Sera-chan was especially created by Mitumasa Yoshizawa (website Reflect), the proficient sculptor working for the first time with Kotobukiya.

In 2000 Shunya Yamashita worked at Square Enix at a character designer for Final Fantasy X as a NPC and weapons designer. After that, he worked as a character designer on the online game Depth Fantasia, and he also was an event illustrator for the game Phantom Kingdom. Published Artbook "Sweet Dreams: The Art of Shunya Yamashita" Several Covers for Wani's adult magazine "Comic Beast". He is the Non-Player-Character designer for the game Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria
see also: Non-non character from Reflect


19 Sep 2006

Burst Angel Opening FMV

A new law has been passed in Tokyo, Ordinary people are allowed to freely carry firearms. Crime has turned citizens against each other in a fight for survival on the city's mean streets. Thanks to the Recent Armed Police of Tokyo, the arrest rate is going down. After all, the only prison a dead man needs is a hole in the ground.
A young man responds to an ad seeking a cook, quite understandably he's a little put out when one of his would-be employers turns out to be a white-haired psychopath, called Jo. She lives in a gigantic tanklike vehicle along with three other girls: aggressive but soft-hearted cowgirl Meg, sneering computer whiz Amy and their more mature and reserved leader, Sei. Together, the four women are an elite bounty-hunting/mercenary team, and given their intrigue-filled lives, it's no wonder they don't have time to cook for themselves. In response to a secret and deadly underground crime ring, our fearless foursome decide its time to take a stand. Someone's got to protect the city... it might as well be them.

Burst Angel english site (wallpaper, character bio)
Sei character figure from Alter
Opening FMV from Kiarilykan on youtube


18 Sep 2006

Non-Non 1/6th scale figure from Reflect

Based on character art design by Shunya Yamashita (website Rick O Sound). This 1/6th scale figure from Reflect, comes fully painted and air brushed by Professionals. Delivered in pre fitted Parts, some assembly is required.

Available from Hobbyfan


14 Sep 2006

Iroha Finishing move from Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi

Game Character from SNK's Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi (Samurai Shodown) released January 26th in Japan, with no indication of a Western release. "Tenkaichi" translates roughly to "Best in the world". Tenkaichi Kenkyakuden features an all-star cast of 40 characters, the largest roster to date.

Video from Digipure on Youtube

Samurai Shodown Tenkaichi Kenkakuden Move List from
Ice T. Gressa and Panterror Flames

Iroha is a Japanese maid, who serves her master, and appears to think of him as the most important aspect of her life. She fights using her own style involving powerful kicks and twin blades named Hourin and Ousai.

Ps2 Game Information
Samurai Spirits Official Website
Iroha PVC Figure

Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuten
Available from Play-Asia


13 Sep 2006

Ayane Figure from Kotobukiya

Standing 11.5" high, prepainted 1/6th scale PVC Figure, from the Ninja Gaiden Statue series by Kotobukiya. Ayane is a fictional video game character from the Dead or Alive fighting game series of video games, as well appearing in the Ninja Gaiden series, all developed by Team Ninja, a part of publisher Tecmo.

More figure images from centurysendsaviour
Ayane bio from wikipedia
Ryu Hayabusa figure from Kotobukiya

Available from estarland.com


12 Sep 2006

Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Wallpaper

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth brings the classic PlayStation 2 game console title, originally released in 2000, to the PSP system with completely new CG cut scenes. Lenneth introduce new fans to the spectacular combo attacks, unique side-scrolling environment, and gripping storyline that first captivated players six years ago. The game also features new scenes to help bridge the storyline with part 2 on PS2.

Game Screenshots (116) from IGN

Wallpaper from online station Network
Official Website

Valkyrie Profile Lenneth Trading Figures


11 Sep 2006

Ryu Hayabusa 1/6th scale pvc Figure from Kotobukiya

Standing 13" high, prepainted 1/6th scale PVC Figure, second in the Ninja Gaiden Statue series from Kotobukiya. Ryu Hayabusa is a fictional video game character who stars in the Ninja Gaiden series of video games, as well appearing in the Dead or Alive fighting game series, all developed by Team Ninja, a part of publisher Tecmo.

More images from centurysendsaviour.com
Ryu Hayabusa on Wikipedia
Ryu Hayabusa Wallpaper

Apologies, no supplier found :(


Kotobukiya Figures