Hiroyuki Yamaga, Co-Founder and President of Studio Gainax has a history of attending FanimeCon every year, but this year his name is absent from the Guests of Honor list. With a little digging into the FanimeCon boards, we have discovered some interesting details.
At last year's Gurren Lagann Panel, Yamaga-san promised to bring more guests from Gainax (see our coverage located here ). It appears he'll be keeping his word.
Manga Cafe Mika opened its doors to the Kintetsu Building in San Francisco's Japan Town in late April of 2008. The establishment follows a business model followed by the popular “manga cafes” popular in Japan. The basics are simple, the establishment has a private library of books that you pay to read by the hour. Some refreshments are available to order on the side while you read. Unlike most libraries, though, the books in manga cafes do not leave the store.
This was simply too awesome to pass over, figure maker Kaiyodo will be releasing Lazengann from the hit series, Tengan no Toppa Gurren Lagann. Come with 2 sets of interchangeable hands, 2 drills for the arm, an interchangeable chest piece, and an extra piece which appears to be Lord Genomes throne?
Part of the Revoltech line, it will be out on June 15, 2008.
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I apologize for the lack of updates, I am currently away out of the country on business (related to the site ). I'll have a full report on my travels after, highlights include visiting 1/6 scale figure maker Hot Toys' main store, and a look at the self proclaimed "Akihabara 2" located in none other than Hong Kong!
Final testing are under way and our new relaunched Network will be live soon.