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Sony revealed that they are going to release an Evangelion model of their portable audio player WALKMAN F series.
There are no specifics out yet except that it will be a high-resolution audio player from the WALKMAN F series, and that it will possibly be based on the WALKMAN F880.
Sony will start accepting advance orders in late April. To those who want to purchase it, Sony will provide updates and a release schedule by email and people can register for the service on a special website for the Evangelion model.
When Vol. 72 was released last November, the total circulation of ONE PIECE reached 300 million copies.
As a campaign to celebrate that, currently people who purchase the new Vol.73, which was just released on March 4, are able to get a small-sized reproduced original drawing among 10 kinds at the book store where they make the purchase.
There are limited numbers of the gift, so if you want to get one, hurry to the book store!
It was announced that a 60-meter tall Titan from Attack on Titan will appear on April 10th, 12th and 13th in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan….. by projection mapping.
You can witness this full-scale Titan at the projection mapping event at the shopping mall, Lazona Kawasaki, to celebrate that the comic books of Attack on Titan have achieved 30 million (!) copies sold.
The burger chain Lotteria, in a collaboration project withAttack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese), is going to release the ¥2,000 burger combo called "10m-kyu Shingeki no Kyojin Hoshoku Set (10m級進撃の巨人捕食セット - Predatory Set for Titan as big as 10-meter high)" and the ¥1,600 french fries combo called "Cho Ogata! Sasha no Imo-musume Set (超大型！サシャの芋娘セット - Supersize! Sasha's Potato Girl Set)" in limited quantities. They will be released on March 20.
Bandai will start selling a luxurious stainless steel tumbler - Gundam Burner Tumbler - on February 27. It's made in the motif of the circular truncated cone-shaped injection system "BURNER" that is used in Gundam's mobile suit RX78-2.
This is not a mass-produced drinking cup. The Gundam Burner Tumbler is produced through the craftsmanship of artisans of Tsubame city in Niigata prefecture, Japan, which is famous for its world-class metalworking technique.