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Kantai Collection has now entered the rainy season as the ship girls take their umbrellas

While admirals are finally getting a reprieve after a long battle in the quest to get Iowa, Kantai Collection finally enters their Rainy Season period. This offers a new opportunity for admirals to lick their woulds and get rid of all that salt. That being said, the ship girls have finally gotten their early summer CGs, and yes, it’s perfect for Japan’s rainy season.

And of course, the seasonal CGs won’t be complete without these three getting some for the season, right?

The new update also brings about some rain-themed furniture for the Admiral’s Office, as well as rainy day voice lines for several ship girls. Here is what my own Admiral’s Office looks like with Bono in her seasonal gear.

New quests have also been added, along with a new equipment. Additionally, the Accuracy stats for the 35.6 Twin and Triple Mounts are increased when they are equipped for the Kongou-Class Battleships.

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You can now recreate the mysterious village from Spirited Away thanks to a Papercraft kit

Remember that Catbus papercraft kit from My Neoghbor Totoro, which we featured a while back? The exact same company behind that beautiful papercraft is following it up with another Ghibli classic, this time from another one of Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest masterpieces, Spirited Away.

This new Ghibli papercraft is called “Fushigi no Machi” and it recreates the mysterious town which the Academy-Award-Winning film was set on. It features some of the town’s most well known aspects, like the bathhouse where Chihiro finds some work.

 

Made with Laser-cut pieces on a thick paper board, the kit features some amazing detail, from the roof and walls, to Chihiro’s parents turning themselves into pigs as they gorge on the food.

This gorgeous kit is now available via Amazon Japan for 4,800 yen, and overseas shipping is available, however, they are only available while supplies last.…

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance gets a new CM and key visual

With its premiere date set for 3 July, The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance is looking to be one of summer 2016’s hottest anime, and the face-off between Prince Arslan and Silver Mask is being previewed in a brand new CM:

The video features the upcoming conflict for the Kingdom of Pars that is inspired by the ancient Persian Empire. In addition, it also features the anime’s OP song “Tsubasa,” which is performed by the one and only Eir Aoi. A new key visual has also been revealed:

This new anime will only have a total of eight episodes, which is a huge contrast to the first anime, which is more than three times as long, as it had 25 episodes. This new anime will pick up where the first one left off, and will finally answer a few lingering questions left about by the first season.

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New visual and release date revealed for Shokugeki No Soma Season 2

Toutsuki’s annual Autumn Elections are about to begin, and with the upcoming Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate about to premiere early next month, a new visual has been revealed featuring the participants of the Autumn Elections, together with Erina Nakiri.

Also revealed is the the date on which this new season will premiere, and it will be on the 2nd of July 2016. It will premiere in Japan via Tokyo MBX on 10:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time.

J.C. Staff will be animating this second season, with the story picking up where the first season left off. The main cast will be reprising their previous roles from the first season. So far, these are the cast members that are expected to return:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Souma Yukihira
  • Risa Taneda as Erina Nakiri
  • Minami Takahashi as Megumi Tadokoro
  • Junichi Suwabe as Akira Hayama
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ryou Kurokiba
  • Natsuki Hanae as Takumi Aldini
  • Saori Oonishi as Hisako Arato
  • Chinatsu Akasaki as Alice Nakiri