Devilman Crybaby Exhibit

Hakaba no Garo Gallery is at it again! This year alone they have already held mini exhibits/pop-up stores for J9 and Cobra and Go Nagai’s Devilman was next on their list of classic anime/manga properties to cover. Actually, the mini exhibit this time was technically for the more recent Devilman Crybaby – but apart from a wall of screenshots and character design sheets, most of the items on display and on sale focused more on the classic, Go Nagai version of the titular character.

Haruhiko Mikimoto Character Works

To commemorate the release of “Haruhiko Mikimoto’s Character Works” – a 248 page volume covering much of his character design and illustration work on shows such as Gunbuster, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Gundam, Megazone and, of course, Macross – a brief exhibit of some of the art and layouts from the book was held in an underground walkway in Yokohama.

SpeakerPODcast Ep.109 – Yamato 2202 Ch.5: Purgatory

Chapter 5 of Yamato 2202 (episodes 15-18) is out and Tim Eldred joins us to catch up on the latest news, merchandise and controversy, before walking through every element in detail and help us put the dots together.
Does Chapter 5 deliver on promises that previous episodes hinted at? Join us to find out!

Despite the controversy that the unveiling of the “Galaxy” has caused among some sectors of the fan community, it actually isn’t a new design at all.

JUNNA Rock You Tour 2018 Report

The following concert report was sent in to us by Osaka-based Macross fan Howard Browning.

I was lucky enough to see JUNNA in Osaka on her first solo tour last year, so when it was announced she’d be back this April, I jumped at the chance. My luck held out in the ticket lottery and so on the 22nd I was lined up in front of Namba Hatch waiting to get in.

Namba Hatch is a much bigger venue than Osaka Big Cat where she played her first shows. She played two shows at Big Cat compared to one show at the Hatch, but it’s a step up. While Big Cat was hidden away in a mall, the Hatch is an Osaka landmark with it’s octagonal hall perched on top of a 3 story building.