“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:
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!
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
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!
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!
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
Check out these pics of the Nakano Broadway Gallery exhibit-exclusive goodies! In the first picture we have, on the top row first two items, cellphone cases. Next to them appear to be two pass-cases. On the row below, first two items are the portable batteries. Next to/under the portable battery appears to be a hard case, possibly containing a mirror.