Here we go! The pop-up shop opens on October 27th! We’ve got some awesome previews of the main Animate store’s set up:
And we’re getting some previews of the blu-ray box set! Spoiler: it’s looking amazing~
But wait, there’s more: new “info” about the mystery anniversary book… What could it be? Release will be on December 18th, 2018; preorders are now open via phone call…
So much good news! Happy anniversary, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers!!!
More more more! There’s tons of news to cover, so let’s get started with the good-stuffs!
For sale at the Nakano Broadway Gallery Exhibit: character coat-hangers and four new acrylic keychain designs!
“Secretly” released for sale also at the Nakano Broadway Gallery Exhibit, too many cute things–designs by GraffArt! It’s a “secret” because it’s only been announced via twitter so far and is not on the gallery’s site yet:
Leather straps (for keys):
Blind-bags for keychains and buttons:
We’ve got a new portable battery for cellphones:
A new pass card case:
A new cellphone case:
The acrylic keychain designs:
And the button designs:
The Nakano Broadway Gallery Exhibit ends on October 30th, 2018. I can’t believe they’re still coming out with new merchandise.
In other news (yes, there’s more news!), for those who pre-ordered the blu-ray box set, here’s your first look at the blanket that is included:
Do you remember the Tenku-no-Touma-themed sake that was inspired by the location in Amanohashidate? That same company is making a sake cup to go along with it!
And as a part of the blu-ray release, the cassette drama collection will be remastered and possibly be included, or at least sold alongside, the box set! The cassette dramas were side stories set during the tv series and are considered part of the show’s canon timeline by Sunrise. The voice actors spoke and interacted with each other as their characters to tell the story. It was like watching a tv episode but with your eyes closed. – source
Additionally, a new, mysterious book has been announced for release on December 18th, 2018, tentatively titled: Memorial Book. Fans in Japan are speculating if this could be a reprint of the original Memorials artbooks, or if it’s something brand new! There’s no cover image yet, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see! – source
Phew! I think that’s everything that’s come out of Japan so far! I wish they’d spread the news out so I could catch my breath!
You read that right! Just announced for preorder only at the pop-up shops in participating Animate stores in Japan: wall scrolls!
The first set features each of the troopers individually; artwork drawn by: 西田亜沙子 (google translates to Ayako Nishida – I’ll try to find a link for them they are an animator with a twitter account). Here’s a preview of each scroll:
These trooper scrolls should be shipped out/possibly available for sale in December 2018, but they are limited to preorders issued at the store from October 27th to November 11th, 2018.
The same artwork is used on the 3rd set’s wall scroll, but it features all of the troopers gathered together. Here’s the preview:
This scroll should be shipped out/possibly available for sale in January 2019, but they are limited to preorders issued at the store from October 27th to November 11th, 2018.
The final, middle set shows two wall scrolls, one featuring the troopers all together, and the other featuring the masho all together. The new art is drawn by: ことぶきつかさ (google translates to “Buddy Tsukasa”, but I think it’s supposed to be Kotobuki Tsukasa – I’ll try to find a link to them they are an animator with a twitter account). The images of the troopers are the same artwork that’s been used on the blu-ray cover, and on the miniature character banners and clear files from the Sunrise Festival.
Here are the previews:
Our first look at how the masho could appear in a modern animation style:
This set should be shipped out/possibly available for sale in December 2018, but just like the others, they are limited to preorders issued at the store from October 27th to November 11th, 2018. I’m not sure how the preorder and fulfillment will work, but hopefully more details will be released soon.
What do you think of the modern interpretations of the characters? I’d be pretty happy to see a remake in either of these drawing styles! <3
And lastly, a fan was able to get all 3 special mystery pins from the Gachapon. Here are the designs:
Do you want the exhibit-only goods, but don’t want to buy a plane ticket to Japan? One of our fellow fans has suggested this site as an option: https://otsukai.manga.tokyo/
Disclaimer: I have never used that site or its services and am not affiliated with them in any way. Apparently you’ll need a paypal account to pay. (If you want the rascal-trooper cross-over goods, they have completely sold out at this time. The Gallery is hoping to get a new shipment soon!)
Announced yesterday for sale at the Nakano Broadway Gallery Exhibit:
From the top: Sweaters in two colors, a new tote, and a pouch (this was previewed earlier; not sure why it’s on this announcement too). From the bottom: a hoodie (or Zip Parka as translated by Google) and a jacket (or Coach Jacket). Sales begin exclusively at Nakano Broadway, from October 10th until the 30th!
On October 10th, at 10:00AM Japan Time, the 30th Anniversary Gallery Exhibit at Nakano Broadway opened to the public! Many fans rushed to the store to get their hands on the limited goods, and while they were at it, they shared their pictures!
New 2″-2.25″ buttons via gachapon! source
Some items from the Sunrise Festival are being sold during the exhibit!
All the different buttons, 30 designs shown, while 3 are a mystery!
Artwork and screencaps on display. souce
The Rascal-Trooper keychains sold out less than four hours after opening!
These banners are apparently ~70″ tall!
Since the exhibit runs until October 30th, hopefully the Rascal-Trooper goods will be restocked to satisfy the demand. Many thanks to the fans in Japan for sharing their photos! I hope there’ll be pics more soon!
Maaaan. I wish I could get my hands on some of these
Now available on aliexpress, Oni Masho Shiten, aka the Warlord of Cruelty Anubis, a resin bootleg model.
This is definitely not made by Bandai and definitely not authorized by Sunrise. It also doesn’t move, but it is really cool to see! I’m not affiliated with the company that made it, so if you really want it for $450, buy at your own risk; then share some pictures! <3
I love the Mashou. Buuuut it’s not a $450 kind of love. For that price I can get the Blu-ray. I’m glad this exists but yeaaah…