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One-of-a-kind Ultraman violin to be sold this November


Coming to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Theater Concert Hall on 2 November is the Ultraman Symphony Concert 2015. At this event music from the high-culture tokusatsu masterpieces of Ultraman and related shows will be performed by a full orchestra.

It’s sure to be a luminous evening of sci-fi splendor, but to mark the occasion a single Ultra Violin, the only official Ultraman violin in existence, will be sold to one lucky buyer.

The Ultra Violin is made from spruce and maple with ebony used in the additional parts such as the tailpiece and tuning pegs. Of course the body is painted up to look like the torso of Ultraman, but you might also notice that the violin’s f-holes are shaped like the Science Special Search Party insignia.

Also if you look carefully around the tailpiece you’ll see a silhouette of Ultraman poised to fire off a specium ray. The ray itself is represented by the strings of the violin. Nice!

Naturally an extremely limited instrument such as this would go for a high price, and the Ultraman Symphony Concert has set it at 780,000 yen (US$6,350) in a tribute to Messier 78, the nebula which contains the Ultras’ home

Tickets for the November 2 show are on sale now and run between 5,000 and 15,000 yen ($40-$122). The lucky owner of the Ultra Violin will be selected by lottery from potential buyers and given the instrument during the event.

It certainly will be an enviable piece of Ultra merchandise, but I imagine as an instrument you’ll only be able to play it well for around three minutes at a time.

We from japanwebshopping will certainly attend this event and take part in this lottery….and if (this is a huge IF) we win the lottery the violin will go to the first person on our list! So mail us and join the list cost free of course, and in case you get cold feet, don’t worry people will line up to take it out of our hands!

What do the breast of your favorite Valkyrie characters weigh……

Anime, manga and video games are often associated with breasts, I still fondly remember the bouncing breasts of the Dead or Alive fighters….oops I’m getting of track here, anyway just check out any website which covers your favorite anime or manga and you’ll often find the stats of the female character, or like they say in Japan the “three sizes”,bust, waist and hip.

Now you can add weight to that too….yes you’re reading that right, Valkyrie Drive lists the characters for the new upcoming anime Valkyrie Drive – Mermaid and their size stats.

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Mirei, which lists her at 168 centimeters tall and with a weight of 65 kilograms. Her bust/waist/hip measurements are given as 111, 65, and 94 centimeters, respectively, and her breasts are listed as  large H-cups.

This site doesn’t only list het bust size (111cm) but also the size below her bossom or underwire measurement…(83cm)

Her weight is listed as 65kg and behind that is written between parentheses 3kg….which is the weight of her bust.

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Yurika chan, the half Japanese, half Taiwanese girl has a bust size of 0.1 kg……

The question is though, who has ever given thought about a girl’s breast weight…..are we in for a new trend?

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Full trailer for ‘Boruto –Naruto the Movie-‘ hints at difficulties of raising a ninja son –


It’s shaping up to be an exciting summer at the theaters for anime fans. This week brings the second “Attack on Titan” animated feature, and in July we’ll be seeing the latest project from “Summer Wars” director Mamoru Hosoda.

In August, though, the big anime event is the premiere of “Boruto –Naruto the Movie-,” featuring the newest generation of ninjas in manga creator Masashi Kishimoto’s “Naruto” franchise. But many kids fight with their parents while growing up, and it doesn’t look like “shinobi” families are any exception, as the film’s first full trailer shows that new protagonist Boruto doesn’t exactly get along with his famous father.

Toho showed off a short teaser for “Boruto” back in April, but this week the distributor has released a regular trailer for the film. Thanks to Bolt’s few snippets of coarse dialogue in the teaser, we already had a hunch that he might not hold Naruto in the same lofty regard as the ramen-loving ninja master’s legions of adoring fans, but the preview shows their relationship is even more strained than we’d imagined.

The film opens with the title of Hokage, the highest rank among the ninja, having been bestowed on Naruto. It’s not a hereditary positon, though, so there’s no guarantee that it will ever passed on to Boruto. That seems just fine by the kid, though, who angrily declares to his dad, “I don’t want to be Hokage, and I’d have been better off without a parent like you!”

But hey, if Boruto isn’t interested, Sarada, son of Naruto’s rival Sasuke, sure is. “Stupid Bolt,” she announces, “the next Hokage is going to be me.”

But while Sarada is gunning for Naruto’s job, Boruto is turning to Sasuke for help. The trailer shows him begging the older shinobi to make him his disciple so that he can become strong enough to defeat his father.

Sasuke agrees to the request, though he doesn’t seem to harbor anywhere near the anger and resentment against Naruto that the Hokage’s own son has for him. On the contrary, he chides Boruto for being less capable and intelligent than his father, even while taking him under his wing.

Good-natured Naruto doesn’t look to be turning his back on Boruto, either, given some of the tender scenes the two seem to share.

Don’t worry, though, it looks like it’s not just parenting techniques that Naruto will get to show off, but his ninja ones as well, as the trailer also makes references to a crises threatening the village.

“Boruto – Naruto the Move-” opens in theaters across Japan on August 7.

Source: Jin