Lucky Star Figma by Max Factory stars

lucky star figma"Oha-Lucky!" The lovely ladies of Lucky Star charm their way into the  Figma line by Max Factory, to the surprise of possibly no one. Let's cross our fingers for Akira-san and Shiraishi-san, hosts of the ubiquitous Lucky Channel, to get the Figma treatment down the line. Hit the jump for a larger version of the title image. (Click "read more")
Source: DannyChoo  

Milk + Curry + Instant Noodles = Win? stars

milk noodlyI love instant cup noodles. It's unhealthy, mostly unsatisfying, and let's be honest those seemingly innocuous little styrofoam cups aren't a boon to the environment. But I could care less because (stating it twice for absolute effect), I love me some instant cup noodles. You know what I love more than instant cup noodles? Cow juice Milk . You've heard of the slogans, it does a body good.  Now, you're probably pondering the arbitrariness of this post and trying to connect the dots between cup noodles and milk, but if you're anything like me, you may have already begun imagining what sorts of delicious would result in a fusion of said cup noodles and milk. Rejoice my fellow fans of end-result lactation and awesome in a cup, we needn't imagine any longer.

Nissin, instant noodle conglomerate and all around purveyor of 3-minute goodness, has introduced Milk Curry Cup Noodles, which joins Milk Seafood and Cheese Curry cup noodles in the dairy noodle soup line-up. I promise to have administer The-O serve as guinea pig errr...taste tester on this new find and will report the results to you, dear reader.

Hit the jump for more delicious Milk cup noodle images. (Click "read more") 


Haruhi Website trickles out new info stars

yukiThe official website for The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi anime has updated its homepage, and now features Yuki instead of Haruhi, who has recently "disappeared". Also updated is the staff list for the second series, which lists director Tatsuya Ishihara and assistant director Yasuhiro Takemoto (both of whom worked on the first season) as returning. Keep your eyes peeled for the July issue of Newtype, as it is expected to contain more info on the whereabouts of Suzumiya Haruhi.

Source: Haruhi update at Anime News Network [ANN]

Boogie with Haruhi on Wii stars

hare hare yukaiFor everyone who never got the chance to spasm out of control to the beat of "Hare Hare Yukai", here's your chance...sort of. The third game of a trio based on the hit anime will be released on the Wii, and it's a dancing game in which you time your wiimote with Haruhi and company. A few details can be glanced from two scans from Canned Dogs : There will be a story mode and a free mode in which costumes, levels, and music can be interchanged to your liking. Dreams of dancing with the entire cast of Haruhi characters may be out of reach - the dancing will be limited to three characters at one time. For the particular collector of plastic Haruhi hummels, there will be a version of the game packed with a figure.

Source: Haruhi Wii dance game at Sankaku Complex  


3rd Higurashi Series Confirmed as Rei OVA This Winter stars

higurashi reiThe Official Higurashi website has confirmed that a third season is in development and will be titled Higurashi No Naku Koroni Rei. While no official release date has been set, the project is expected to start this winter. Studio Deen, the company that worked on the two television seasons, will return to helm the new project.

Higurash No Naku Koroni Rei at Anime News Network [ANN] 


New Lucky Star OVA story details from Newtype stars

lucky star newtypeHot off the heels of the recent Lucky Star OVA announcement and we're already presented with some delectible tidbits straight from the newest issue of Newtype. Apparently, the OVA will be based on the rivalry between Konata and the Animate store manager (Or "tenchou", according to Sankaku Complex ). On a similar note, Newtype has confirmed a drama cd set for release this summer.
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Gackpoid - Gackt takes over Vocaloid stars

Gackpoid Miku
I thought this was an April Fool's joke rearing its ugly head again, but I guess the jokes on me. Musical sensation Gackt will provide his voice for Gackpoid, a Japanese singing synthesizer utilizing an engine in the same vein as Vocaloid 2 by Yamaha Corporation. Many of you may have heard of Vocaloid and still have no idea what it is or does but may still be able to recognize its uber-popular mascot, virtual idol Hatsune Miku. Vocaloid enables users to synthesize singing by just typing in lyrics and melody. Now you can sing just like Gackt!
Gackpoid is tentatively set for a mid-June release this year.

 Honestly, I'm quite unfamiliar to the Vocaloid craze, but I'm no stranger to Gackt. Click here for a sample of Gackpoid titled "Grandfather's Clock"

 Source: Manichi Shinbum and Moetron