Author: t3hDave

Fist of the North Star Body Wash Keeps Japan’s Men Clean

Anime News Network’s merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode. Pharmaceutical company Rohto’s De Ou brand of men’s body wash is collaborating with Fist of the North Star to keep real-world manly men clean and fresh. Special packages of De Ou’s “medicinal cleansing wash” and “refresh sheets” went on sale at pharmacies and drug stores in Japan on Sunday. The limited-edition body wash packages feature four different Fist of the North Star characters with quotes. The two varieties of freshening sheet packages show Kenshirō and Raoh in a battle scene, and people can place packages side by side to...

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New Manga Book Tells Author’s Personal Story of Schizophrenia

Bunkasha released Kikori Kimura’s Tōgō Shicchō-shō Nikki (Schizophrenia Diary) manga book on Tuesday. Kimura began having symptoms of schizophrenia in high school. The book’s “comic essays” tell her personal experiences. The book discusses the story of Kimura’s situation when she began having symptoms, as well as her daily life with auditory and visual hallucinations, from her own perspective. According to the book, about 1 in 100 people have schizophrenia. Psychiatrist Masahiko Shidō provided columns for the book explaining what schizophrenia is and what to do if someone you know begins having symptoms. Cosplayer Kuro Akagi posted a four-page manga...

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2nd Godzilla Anime Film Collaborates With Spa Resort in Fukushima

Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi (Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle), the second film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, is collaborating with Spa Resort Hawaiians in Iwaki, Fukushima. A collaboration event will run at the resort from May 3-6, during Japan’s Golden Week holidays. The event will feature Japan’s first Godzilla head model that will be more than four meters (about 13 feet) tall. A two-meter (about 7-foot) statue of Godzilla Earth and various generations of Godzilla suits used during filming will also be on display. A special bus with Godzilla wrapping will begin operating on April...

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Font Boys Reimagines Japanese Typefaces as Bishōnen

What’s the next inanimate object or concept to join the personification craze in Japan? Fonts. Yes, various Japanese typographical fonts are transforming into attractive young men to appear in a new Font Danshi! (Font Boys) project. In the story, second-year high school student Antique AN returns to a town he previously lived in for the first time in several years. He transfers into Morisawa Academy and reunites with his best friend Futago B101. Antique AN’s friendly yet imposing homeroom teacher is Seikaisho CB1. RyÅ«min is the serious class president who is at odds with Gothic typeface. Sadly, English speakers...

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My Hero Academia Blackboard Art Gives High School Seniors a Super Surprise

The students of Shinagawa Etoile Girls’ High School in Tokyo were in for a surprise on Wednesday when they found one of the chalkboards was covered in an impressive chalk illustration. The girls found that Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia characters were depicting from end to end of the chalkboard to promote the premiere of the anime’s third season. うちの学校の私のクラスの黒板にヒロアカの公式のプロデューサーさんと黒板アートの方が来られて、私達のために描いて下さいました…… 生きてて良かった #僕のヒーローアカデミア pic.twitter.com/KKGa2zz3L2 — (@J4NzgjXMCUfbIJq) April 10, 2018 < 新高校3年生になるクラスに、ヒロアカの黒板アート&キャラからのメッセージでサプライズエールを贈り、先生かのように教壇でお話してきました!高校生のみんな、ヒロアカ大好きでいてくれてる子がすごく多くて、こちらがびっくりするくらい喜んでくれたので、感動しました… #heroaca_a #ヒロアカ pic.twitter.com/SFcVlwV37G — 岡村和佳菜/WakanaOkamura (@wacanan) April 10, 2018 The artwork shows the series’ eight major characters, Deku, Bakugo, All Might, Ochaco, Tsuyu, Todoroki, Mineta, and Iida. The blackboard...

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