The MF Bunko J imprint folks are looking to hire more editors
The Re:Zero and No Game No Life publisher has put out an open call for full-time editors to handle book and multimedia development for their various titles. The job will involve planning for new series, negotiating with the creators, planning meetings, seeking out new talent, and (of course) checking and proofreading.
Applicants are not required to have industry experience, but familiarity with Adobe software, some experience in clerical work, and knowledge of Twitter and Pixiv would be considered useful. Above all, they are looking for applicants with a genuine love for anime and light novels.
Amazon and Amazon Canada have begun listing a November 14th release for the first Re:ZERO Ex spin-off/prequel list novel from Yen Press. Tappei Nagatsuki's first EX, The Dream the Lion King Saw, explores the background and motivations of Crusch Karsten and Felix Argyle, plus more on the Lugunica royal election.
A second EX has the story of Theresia and Wilhelm van Astrea, and the major figures of their generation of the story.
The fourth light novel in the main series is due from Yen Press on June 20th.
Kadokawa announced today that "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Shinichirou Otsuka Art Works Re:BOX," the first art book of the illustrator for Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series, will be released in Japan on September 23. The Kumamoto-born artist is also known for his character design works for Banpresto's Nintendo Game Boy Advance game Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (2003) and Spike Chunsoft's PSP game series CONCEPTION (2012, 2013).
In addition to the art book featuring the Re:Zero main characters, including Rem and Emilia (and probably
Subaru, the press release says), the 4,320 yen set also comes with two novel books that contain short
stories that were released as bonus items for purchasers at selected stores in the past and have never been
included in the previous bunko editions. The total pages of the two books is 450 (the average page number
Meanwhile, a new "Golden Lion and Sword- Felt's Story of King Election From Zero" short story was author Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka was featured in the new, July issue of Monthly Comic Alive.
Elsewhere, Emilia has joined Rem in the VR app
There are a pair of iOS/Android smartphone VR apps that put fans beside Rem, and now EMT in 3D environments. For 960yen each, you can indulge in Subaru's favorite knee-pillow scenario or, more conventionally, lay behind the popular character character in bed.
The creator of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, is also in love with Rem and wants to do something for Re:ZERO after reading that What-if novel
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- author Tappei Nagatsuki has been playing with IF bonus chapters and novels, branching from different decisions than the ones that the canonical story ultimately took. The premise that Subaru and Rem fled Lugnica for the more Japanese country of Kararagi factors in heavily, eventually marrying and raising chilren Natsuki Rigel (almost named Vega, but Subaru he quickly decided against it as he didn't want his son growing up to be stronger than himself) and Natsuki Spica. What IF these could become anime...
Founder of VR headset maker Oculus, famed Quiet cosplayer, and now a bit of a controversial figure thanks to his political involvement, Palmer Luckey recently got the attention of the Japanese matome blogs by suggesting (jokingly?) that a Re:Zero If anime could be something that he'd dedicate a piece of his fortune to.
Ok. Some explanation is needed. Why is Rem in her nighties on a pillow for a "birthday ver." Re:Zero figure? You might remember that there was a big to-do last year, into early this year around Rem/Ram's February 2nd birthday, leading into Valentine's. Part of that was art by light novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka, and one of those pieces has inspired a scale figure from GSC.
"I'll always be by your side, whenever you need me..."
From the popular anime series 'Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-' comes a 1/7th scale figure of the younger of the twin maid sisters, Rem! The figure is based on the illustration drawn by Shinichirou Otsuka for Rem's birthday event that took place in February 2017. The gentle smile on her face and the look in her eyes makes it seem like it's just you and her, ready to enjoy some time together for her birthday.
Her babydoll lingerie is made using translucent parts for a faithful rendition of the original illustration. The nanobead cushion she is seated on is included with the figure, with an original design based on her hair accessories. It can be used as a display base for a more unique display.
To commemorate the Re:ZERO Twitter's milestone of getting 200,000 followers, there is a special art book announced
The 4,320-yen special set will be available in Japan on September 23, 2017. In addition to the art book featuring the Re:Zero main characters, the set also comes with two novel books that contain short stories that were released as bonus items for purchasers at selected stores in the past and have never been included in the previous bunko editions. The total pages of the two books is 450 (the average page number of a Japanese light novel book is around 300).
Fans of Ram, she will be getting a life size figure to accompany her sister
Fans of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- who happen to have 1.5 million yen burning a hole in their pockets will be happy to know that the pre-order process is now open for FIGUREX's "Human Scale Figure Ram", a limited run of 30 life-size figures that recreate the elder of the oni twins in a 1:1 scale format.
The "Human Scale Figure Ram" is made of PLA (polylactide) and is approximately 154 centimeters (5 feet) tall, including the stand. The figure also features a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Pre-orders are available until August 22, 2017, with the final product to begin shipping in May of 2018. Each of the limited edition figures costs 1,480,000 yen ($13,314.57 US) including tax.
Oh I didn't know we had another one. This one is cute.
Better not say Emilia in front of her
Re:Zero favorite Rem is in a cute recline along side a weapon used to kill a Japanese teenager and scores of demon beast dogs, in a new figure from Chara-ani. Sculpted by Natsuki Manabe/Moenori, with paint by namoji, the 1/7 scale adapt art from manga magazine Comic Alive. It sells for 13,500yen with an October release planned. There's also a new series of PUTITTO cup sitter mini figures from Kadokawa, selling in blind-boxes or complete sets.
If you have lots of cash to burn, you can buy your very own life sized statue of Rem and Ram
For those who felt FIGUREX's life-size statues (1,480,000 yen/13,258 US dollars) were beyond their reach, Aichi-based figure manufacture Pulchra has started accepting pre-orders for 1/7 scale PVC figures of Rem and Ram from Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, which are based on the life-size ones.
The price for the 235mm-tall items is only one hundredth of that for the life-size ones, 14,904 yen (133.55 US dollars). Pre-orders for the Rem figure will be accepted till October 17, and for the Ram figure till October 24. Both items are scheduled to be shipped in the end of January 2018.
If you are a fan of Rem, she gets a wedding kimono figure, 1/7th scale
Re:Zero's Rem often appears in a wedding dress for merchandise and promotions. Now she's ready for matrimony in another culture. FuRyu is offering a 1/7-scale Rem figure that shows Rem in a shiromuku kimono, which is commonly used in Shinto wedding ceremonies in Japan.
Rem's detailed outfit on the figure includes a slight pearlescent coating and color gradation. The figure comes with a watabōshi hood to complete the wedding look.
The figure costs 17,064 yen (about US$150). FuRyu's F:NEX online shop is accepting pre-orders from Monday until August 8, and the figure is slated to ship in late January 2019.
Didn't think Rem gets another yukata figure. Emilia - she might got one. For now, she has the teacher one. For those have a fetish for teachers, Emilia is a good figure. She has that thing to whip you with, too.
Old Man Dream: Well, I went ahead and already spoiled myself over later events in the series. Looks like that gets fairly messy with handling its little plot twist involving Rika, Satoko, and the mentioned story element having some assume there's some sort of...
Mar 29, 2021 12:43:09 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...Umineko crossover. May have liked the idea with better handling of the story development. But it's basically made Satoko a rather unlikable character now.
Mar 29, 2021 12:44:11 GMT
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
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