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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 event schedule (approximately):

Yoriko Takahashi - February 27, 2014

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The burger chain Lotteria, in a collaboration project with Attack 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.

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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.

Opening day of the live-action movie Kiki’s Delivery Service is just around the corner! It will be released on March 1. Ahead of opening day, an event for the movie took place at Hanazono Shrine in Tokyo today.

In the event, Fuka Koshiba, who was cast as Kiki, showed up from the sky over the shrine riding on the broomstick, dressed in full costume!

It made for great viewing and interesting news. She was being hauled 15 meters above the ground with a crane - and was reportedly insured for one hundred million yen (about $1,000,000).

 

The animation film director Goro Miyazaki, the son of the true animation master Hayao Miyazaki, will start a new TV animation series on NHK BS Premium in autumn 2014.

The title of the series is Sanzoku no Musume Ronia and is based on the children's book, "Ronia the Robber's Daughter", written by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Yoriko Takahashi - January 20, 2014

Calbee just released DORAEMON potato chips which will be sold for a limited time only until early May.

They are basic salt flavor potato chips that come with 2 DORAEMON illustrated cards in each bag. There are a total of 72 different cards including "Normal cards" with funny DORAEMON, valuable "Color cards with original drawings", and "Famous scene cards" displaying a whole page from the comic book on the card.

If you are a big fan of DORAEMON, happy snacking and good luck collecting all 72 cards!

HAKO VISION is a small box, released by Bandai, with which you can enjoy a 3D projection mapping show with your smartphone on the palm of your hand.

We introduced their first HAKO VISION products, "TOKYO HIKARI VISION" and "KARAKURI", which present real 3D projection mapping events that took place at Tokyo Station and Tokyo National Museum. These will be released soon on January 27.

Click here to read what HAKO VISION is:

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