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Phantasmic Photo Tour: Tokyo in January

Phantasmic Photo Tour: Tokyo in January

by Renzo Adler January 19, 2022

Travel is a little tricky right now, but while on assignment in Tokyo, Phantasmic was able to take in the sights of the city.
Phantasmic Photos of the Takato Yamamoto Gallery Show in Tokyo

Phantasmic Photos of the Takato Yamamoto Gallery Show in Tokyo

by Renzo Adler January 18, 2022

While on assignment in Tokyo, Japan, Phantasmic took in the sights of the famous used book district, Jinbocho, home to Bumpodo Gallery. The gallery is housed on the 4th floor of the Bumpodo stationary and goods store, which has been operating in Jinbocho since 1887. 
Are Kaiyodo's 3D Printed Garage Kits the Future of Modeling?

Are Kaiyodo's 3D Printed Garage Kits the Future of Modeling?

by Renzo Adler January 12, 2022

The kits encompass classic properties such as Ultraman and Maschinen Krieger, but also anime including Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, and the live action film One Cut of the Dead
Yasushi Nirasawa's Art Used For New Onitsuka Shirts

Yasushi Nirasawa's Art Used For New Onitsuka Shirts

by Renzo Adler January 10, 2022

It’s the year of Tiger and Onituska is celebrating with a new line of clothes featuring the art of the late Yasushi Nirasawa. Yasushi Nirasawa (1963 - 2016) provided designs and concept art for Shin Megami Tensei IV, the Kamen Rider series, Devilman, and more during his illustrious career,

The Super Creators: The Horrifying World of Hideshi Hino

The Super Creators: The Horrifying World of Hideshi Hino

by Renzo Adler January 07, 2022

Hino’s career as a manga author goes as far back as the 1960s, with his work appearing in Osamu Tezuka’s experimental manga anthology COM and the magazine Garo, where he made a name for himself as a horror artist. Hino’s work combines a simplicity reminiscent of children’s books with vicious and over the top violence.  
Voices from Another Time & "Macross Plus"

Voices from Another Time & "Macross Plus"

by Renzo Adler December 17, 2021

On December 15, 2021, Macross Plus Movie Edition was screened in theaters across the country. Despite being one of the all time greats of mech anime, this was my first time seeing Macross Plus. I watched Robotech in middle school on Toonami, Do You Remember Love was my first bootleg anime tape, and I watched SDF Macross in college with my roommate but had just never gotten around to seeing Plus
"Shin Ultraman" Teaser Trailer & Release Date Revealed

"Shin Ultraman" Teaser Trailer & Release Date Revealed

by Renzo Adler December 14, 2021

Long awaited by tokusatsu fans the world over, Shin Ultraman now has a release date of May 13, 2022. This new teaser was shown during the 2021 Tsuburaya Convention livestream, along with announcements for a new GridmanxDynazenon crossover movie, and an upcoming Ultraman comic, Another Gene, with art from Gurihiru (Superman Smashes the Clan, The Rise of Ultraman).

Phantasmic at Comic-Con Special Edition in San Diego

Phantasmic at Comic-Con Special Edition in San Diego

by Renzo Adler December 10, 2021

Before I get into recounting Comic-Con Special Edition, I just want to say how great it was to see everyone that came by our booth to buy our books and chat about favorite artists and t-shirts. We give our most heartfelt thanks to those of you that spent some time with us.

San Diego Comic-Con has always been built up to this mythic status as the king-shit comic convention, but over the years I watched from afar as it became less synonymous with some of the great creative minds of the comic world and became consumed by movie and TV show announcements. 



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