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Store Update! More products now available here!

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Store Update! More products now available here!

STORE UPDATE! MORE ITEMS are now available on our online store. We have also added a new collection TRANSFORMERS. We just uploaded Transformers, various music CDs, Playmobil Back to the Future Delorean set, Fruits Basket and other wonderful collectibles. Expect more updates coming your way ready for your early Christmas shopping.Transformers Collection HERE

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Manga Review: Auto Maton

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Manga Review: Auto Maton

Keep your eyes out for this. It's surging in popularity in Japan and should be translated into English soon. It's like a fusion of Ghost in the Shell and Iron Man. The protagonist, Akira, fights as a superhero by uploading his consciousness into a powerful humanoid robot. It's done by the creator of the Journey to the Center of the Earth manga adaptation so you can expect rich details in the artwork interspersed with intense action scenes. In spite of being a sci-fi manga, the mangaka is choosing to hand-draw everything rather than using digital drawing to keep an organic...

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Anime Review: 3-Gatsu No Lion (March comes in like a lion)

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Anime Review: 3-Gatsu No Lion (March comes in like a lion)

I just finished 3 Gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a Lion) and I think it's one of the most powerful slices of life series that I've ever seen. There's no supernatural, no superpowers, no fantasy, everything is very raw and realistic. People struggling and persevering, the melancholic mood is punctuated with the characters celebrating the small victories of life. Rei, the main character, is a 2nd-year high school student who has been a professional shogi player since middle school. His father died when he was very young and Rei was then adopted by his father's best friend who...

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