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Welcome to the “Figures & Merch” category section of Otapedia!

In this section you will find the latest and detailed information on the figures and merchandise of your favorite anime, video game and vocaloid franchises. Otapedia will be picking up a variety of different figures and merchandise from a variety of franchise series, production companies and character designers. This will include products such as the globally popular Dragon Ball, which has grossed more than ¥93.1 billion ($922 million) to date in figure, toy and merchandise sales. Also information on the latest figures and merchandise and what fans can expect in the future. Otapedia will strive to bring the latest up-to-date information for otaku figures and merchandise fans and collectors out there in the world.

All our original content is created by our team of advocate anime, video game and vocaloid franchise figure and merchandise collectors. Through this content, collectors like you will be able to find detailed information on the current and up-and-coming product releases for the future. The list of figures and merchandise is endless, from collectable action figures, plush figures, and decorative toys to merchandise such as apparel, stationary, personal goods and household products. In addition, detailed information the background information of the product designer, production details and popularity. Through our content, we want to fuel your love so you can support your favorite series!

Current fans of a certain Otaku franchise will be able to find detailed information on the latest figures & merchandise. While new fans will be able to learn everything about a series in one place! Whether you are a die-hard collector or someone just getting into buying figures and merchandising, Otapedia is the one-stop platform for all your otaku needs.

Currently our merchandise team members are preparing more and more content so please keep an eye out for further updates!

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Kantai Collection (subtitled as "Combined Fleet Girls Collection" and abbreviated as KanColle in both English and Japanese) is a Japanese web browser game developed by Kadokawa Games and published by DMM.com. The game is based on World War II warships that are personifi...

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Haikyu!! is a popular shōnen manga about the two unlikely friends who dream big and cooperate in creative ways to win, and their high school volleyball team's journey to the top.

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Touhou Project (lit. "East Project") is originally a series of over 15 top-down scroller games in the genre of "danmaku", or "bullet hell" that first saw light as far back as in 1996 on the NEC PC-9800 platform and developed by a one-man crew, Jun...

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This is the cute Nendoroid-sized ice fairy Cirno, who seems to be certainly not stupid and is apparently the strongest, and also strong and not dumb, and modest too. Extremely childish, she fancies messing around with everything, although some Gensōkyōites do not care for her pro...

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LoveLive! is a project that spans across many products featuring nine high-school girls forming an idol unit to give their school value and save it from closing. It is a collaborative effort between ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, the music label Lantis for the m...

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Fate is a multimedia project that started two decades ago as a very long visual novel by TYPE-MOON, a company well-known for painting the everyday lives and feats of common folk turned heroes in grim situations, where they never forget to stay human.

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This is a Nendoroid figurine of the adorable Jeanne d'Arc in her role as Ruler in Fate/Grand Order.

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Overwatch is a popular first person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Released in 2016 for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the game quickly rose in popularity with universal acclaim, favourable reviews, and an open beta that amassed 9.7 million players. With...

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Dr. Angela “Mercy” Ziegler was the head of medical research for the Overwatch group, utilising her knowledge in nanobiology to create technology that allowed soldiers to recover from injury at a greatly accelerated rate. The suit she wears in battle is the Valkyrie Suit, which sh...

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a popular shōnen manga series known for its unique artstyle. The series is split into 8 parts, with each part featuring the supernatural adventures of a different descendant of the Joestar family who bears the ‘JoJo’ title.

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Giorno Giovanna is the protagonist of Part 5: Vento Aureo, and is the illegitimate son of DIO. Giorno has a strong will, shown by his willingness to sacrifice himself to further his cause. He has astrong sense of justice, showing no mercy on people he deems evil. Giorno's sta...

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My Hero Academia is a popular shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi that began serialisation with Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014 and is currently ongoing, with over 250 chapters published as of January 2020.

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Ochaco Uraraka is a secondary protagonist of My Hero Academia, and is a close friend of Izuku. Much like Izuku, Ochaco is very friendly and values the company of others. Ochaco's quirk is Zero Gravity, which allows her to negate gravity on any solid object she touches with he...

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Nintendo is an international video game company that has its major headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Credited with reviving the video game industry after the "great video game crash" in 1983, Nintendo has released a series of home and portable gaming consoles, and is the cr...

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The Legend of Zelda is a popular video game franchise created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka and developed by Nintendo. The first Legend of Zelda game was released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and there are now 19 games across all of Nintendo's major ...

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The DC Universe refers to a shared world for many of the comic books printed under the banner of DC Comics, Inc. - the publishing unit of DC Entertainment. This world is home to many iconic comic book characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the various allies and e...

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First released in the year 1990 by Intelligent Systems, Fire Emblem has 16 different games released within the series with the latest being Fire Emblem: Three Houses released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. Gameplay revolves around a turn based strategy combat game, with pieces ...

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Harry Potter is a popular series of books written by J.K. Rowling. It follows the titular Harry Potter as he is accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his multi year journey growing up in a world of magic, witches and wizards, and the looming threat of a onc...

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Monster Hunter is a franchise of fantasy-themed (primarily) action role-playing games. The player takes the role of a Hunter, one who is specialized at hunting down the many large and awe-inspiring beasts that roam the world known as Monsters. The Hunter undertakes quests from th...

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Kingdom Hearts is a series of action role-playing games created by Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto and Tetsuya Nomura. The series includes characters from Disney movies, Final Fantasy games, as well as original characters. The series has seen great success since the release of Kin...

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Hunter x Hunter is a popular shōnen manga with over 78 million copies sold as of 2019. The series follows a boy named Gon Freecss, who sets out to become a hunter in order to reunite with his long-lost father, Ging, who is also a Hunter.

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Yuri on Ice is a animated TV series produced by MAPPA in 2016. The series follows figure skater Yuri Katsuki, his coach and idol Victor Nikiforov and his rival Yuri Plisetsky through the Figure Skating Grand Prix alongside their relationships throughout the event. The series star...

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! began as a popular light novel series that was written by Akatsuki Nasume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone. NEET Satou Kazuma dies a pathetic and unceremonious death and is given the option to reincarnate into another world. He accepts and ...

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Fullmetal Alchemist is a popular series that began as a manga in 2001. It follows the Elric brothers in their search for a way to restore their bodies which were damaged and lost after a failed attempt to revive their mother using alchemy. The story is set in a post European Indu...

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Attack on Titan is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It began serialisation in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in September 2009, and has spanned over 120 chapters since then. The series has seen great success worldwide, with over 100 million ta...

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Sword Art Online is a web novel series written by Reki Kawahara that began in 2001. The series has since been adapted into a light novel series by ASCII Media Works, and a widely popular anime series by A-1 Pictures.

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Re:Zero - Life in a Different World from Zero is a web novel series written by Nagatsuki Tappei which he began publishing on Shousetsuka ni Narou in April 2012. The series later received a light novel adaptation published by Media Factory in January 2014, and has since spanned ov...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a popular mecha anime series that was produced by Tatsunoko Production and Gainax, and was directed by Hideaki Anno. The series originally aired on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996. The series is regarded as one of the most influential anime ser...

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Vocaloid is a voice synthesiser software developed by the Yamaha Corporation which was first released in January 2004. Certain popular voice banks have animated personifications, the most popular of which being Crypton Future Media’s Hatsune Miku. The more popular voice banks hav...

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Naruto began as a manga by Masashi Kishimoto. It follows the titular Naruto Uzumaki, a loud and hyperactive adolescent ninja in a world filled with ninja villages. He seeks approval, recognition, and to become Hokage (the leader and strongest ninja in a village). Over time he and...

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Kakashi Hatake, also known as 'The Copy Ninja' is a shinobi who lead Team 7, a shinobi team consisting of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. Despite not being a member of the Uchiha clan, he possesses the power of the Sharingan within his left eye, which he usually keeps conceal...

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Bungo Stray Dogs is a seinen manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa. It follows Nakajima Atsushi who joins a very special detective agency - Armed Detective Agency - whose members have supernatural powers and deal with cases beyond the capabilitie...

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Cardcaptor Sakura is a series written by the well-known all-female artist group CLAMP. It follows Sakura Kinomoto who accidentally opens an ancient book that releases the magical Clow Cards into the world. Thus, the responsibility of retrieving the cards and sealing them back int...

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Created by manga artist Mine Yoshizaki in 2015, the franchise began as a (now defunct) mobile game produced by Nexon, with a serialised manga in production starting two months later. With two volumes and 19 chapters, the series appeared in Monthly Shonen Ace until March 2017 and ...

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Detective Conan began as a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It follows a prodigy detective known as Shinichi Kudo who was shrunk into a child's body due to poison. In order to hide from his would-be killers, he takes on the name of Conan Edogawa and ope...

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Persona is a Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) developed by Atlus. The series began in 1996 with a PlayStation game titled Revelations: Persona. Since then, multiple more games in the series have been released, including various spin-off games. The series saw a great rise in popu...

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Marvel Entertainment is the owner and creator of multi-million dollar comic, film, and video game franchises, acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009. Marvel began as a comic publishing company in 1939 under the name Timely Comics, but found international recognition in 1...

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Bucky Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier, is Captain America’s best friend, as well as an ally to him during World War 2. After World War 2, Bucky is captured by Russian soldiers and is brainwashed into becoming the Winter Soldier.

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In Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye loses his entire family due to Thanos’ actions. Overcome by grief, he takes on the title of Ronin, and begins hunting down the corrupt people taking advantage of the calamitous state of the world.

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This figure features Tony Stark in the Mark 85 suit that he uses during Avengers: Endgame. The Mark 85 suit is specifically designed to harness the power of the Infinity Stones in order to defeat Thanos once and for all.

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Disney's worlds are probably known to everyone on this planet. With decades and decades of creation and growth, the constellation of Disney companies has a huge influence on many cultures as its products garner popular acclaim. From animated series and full-length movies, to ...

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This figure features the marvelous Genie of the Lamp from Disney’s 1992 film, Aladdin. After Aladdin summons the Genie from his lamp, the Genie offers him 3 wishes.

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This Nendoroid figure set features the honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh and his friend Piglet from the 2011 movie Winnie-the-Pooh.

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James “Sulley” Sullivan is one of the top employees of Monsters, Inc., and is a part of the main duo of Disney/Pixar’s 2001 film Monsters, Inc..

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Elsa is the princess and soon-to-be queen of Arendelle in Disney’s 2013 film Frozen. Elsa possesses powers that allow her to create and manipulate snow and ice, though she fears these powers due to an incident in her childhood that resulted in her almost killing her sister with t...

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Hetalia started as a historical comedy webcomic produced by Hidekaz Himaruya under the name Hetalia: Axis Powers. The story features personifications of various countries, regions or other bodies of political power, characterising each by their stereotypes, and putting together a...

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USA, also known as America or by his human name Alfred F. Jones. is an Allied Powers member in the Hetalia media series. This Nendoroid depicts America as he appears in the Shonen Jump+ serialisation of Hetalia: World Stars.

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BanG Dream! is a multimedia project created by Bushiroad. BanG Dream! spans across music, animated music videos, live concerts, a rhythm game, a card game, a manga adaptation and an anime series with several seasons.

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Saya Yamabuki is a second year student a Hanasakigawa Girls' High School and the drummer of the band "Poppin'Party." Saya was part of a band in middle school, but, she quit out of fear due to a previous incident. Her mother and Kasumi helped her find her passion...

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One Punch Man is a Japanese action-comedy series created by ONE, that began as a webcomic in 2009. The webcomic gained a significant fanbase, accumulating over 7 million views as of 2012. A digital manga remake of the series began in 2012 on Tonari no Young Jump, featuring illust...

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Little Witch Academia is an animated short film produced by Studio Trigger for Anime Mirai 2013. A sequel, titled "Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade," was successfully funded via kickstarter and released in 2015. In 2017 Netflix started airing an anime of the ...

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Starting out as a Japanese manga series produced by Skira Amano, Reborn! follows the story of Tsunayoshi Sawada a young Japanese student who discovers that he is the next member in line to become the boss of the Mafia crime organisation, the Vangola family. In order to train Sawa...

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Touken Ranbu was originally a collectible card game played from the browsers that is free to play but is only available in Japan. It is developed by Nitroplus and published by DMM Games. Players assume the role of a sage who safeguards the past using the power of legendary swords...

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a dark fantasy anime series created by an artist collective called Magica Quartet. The anime was animated by Japanese animation studio Shaft, also known for their adaptation of the Monogatari light novel series. The series aired from January 2011 to A...

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This figure features Madoka Kaname, the protagonist of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, in a floral pink yukata with a yellow obi.

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Pokémon is a widely popular series of games created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori, and owned by the Pokémon Company (Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures). The first two Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green released in Japan on the Nintendo Game Boy in February 1996. ...

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Dramatical Murder is a japanese visual novel series developed by Nitro+CHiRAL, originally released on March 23rd 2012. Dramatical Murder follows the life of Aoba Seragaki who wishes to live a simple life, until the popular game Rhyme draws him in and totally changes his life.

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Hatsune Miku is a character who personifies the Yamaha-created Vocaloid range of voice synthesis software, and a cyber-celebrity. The software and character were created by Crypton Future Media, Inc.

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This version of Racing Miku was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Racing Miku. The figure is based on an illustration featured at the Sepang Circuit in 2013, created by saitom and Mari Shimazaki.

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This version of Racing Miku was released as a sponsorship incentive for the GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO Racing Team in 2019. The figures design is based on an idol-themed illustration by Annindoufu.

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Hypnosis Mic is a multimedia series created by EVIL LINE RECORDS, Idea Factory, and Otomate. The series so far has mainly been Drama CDs but with the recent release of a rhythm game and an Anime on the horizon there will be a lot of new content coming for Hypnosis Mic fans!

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Ojamajo Doremi, or as it is alternatively titled Magical DoReMi is a magical girl anime series created by Toei Animation. The series follows Doremi Harukaze and her friends as she becomes a witch apprentice under Majo RikaInitially airing on TV Avashi in 1999, four seasons of the...

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Idolish7 is a media franchise created by Bandai Namco, originaly starting as a mobile rhythm game on both Android and IOS in 2015. It features a 7 different unique male idol characters who perform the songs used throughout the game, the player takes the role of Tsumugi Takanashi,...

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Girls' Frontline is a mobile strategy game developed by Taiwanese team MicaTeam. Initially released into the Chinese market in 2016 and expanding into other limited asian markets throughout 2017, the game did not get an English release until May 2018, with a localised Japanes...

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Kuroko no Basuke also known as Kuroko's Basket began as a manga by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. It follows high school freshman Kuroko Tetsuya as he finds his own style of basketball amidst a generation of highly talented players. He breaks away from his old team who had become jaded ...

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Dark Souls is a series of games that was developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. Although its first entry was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 but was later ported and released on other platforms in the following years. Many fa...

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Azur Lane is a mobile gacha side-scrolling shooter game that was developed by the China-based Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi in 2017. This game has players take the role of Commander and lead a fleet of cute, anthropomorphized versions of warships from World War II. Although ...

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Bloodborne is another creation from the developers that made Demon Souls and Dark Souls, though it is not directly connected to any other game in the series. It was originally released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in March 2015 and was received well by many players. Many fans enj...

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Despite being shorter than most Shonen Jump series, Death Note left a strong impression on the anime world. A 2007 survey by the Ministry of Culture of Japan ranked Death Note as the tenth best manga of all time. Fans and critics praise the masterful tension between Light Yagami ...

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Fans of anime know Inuyasha’s significance in the medium. Inuyasha represents an era of 90s romance, action, and historical manga. The story involves Kagome Higurashi traveling back in time to the Sengoku Era in Japan. Her adventures set the standard for time travel romance anime...

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Black Butler stands out as one of the definitive Victorian gothic manga series. The dark tone, supernatural elements, and unconventional leading duo hooked fans upon its release. However, as the mystery behind the Phantomhive family's fate builds and more characters reveal th...

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Call of Duty is a massively popular first-person shooting game franchise that is published by Activision. The first installment of the series was released in October 2003 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and N-Gage and was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. To da...

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Shin Godzilla (sometimes called Godzilla Resurgence) is a 2016 film that was produced by Toho Company, Ltd. and acts as a reboot to the Godzilla series. The film was directed by both Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi while the screenplay was written solely by Anno. Although there a...

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The Touhou Project is a series of self-published video games that are mainly produced by Team Shanghai Alice. The first entry of the series, Highly Responsive to Prayers, was released for the PC-98 in late 1996. Many of these games are considered danmaku (bullet hell) games and r...

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Among the immense Fire Emblem cast, no character receives the same level of universal love as Corrin. Male or female, Corrin resonated with audiences as a new type of player character. For the first time, the player was the central protagonist in the story. In addition, both of t...

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The Rising of the Shield Hero fandom has seen a rise in Filo’s popularity. Her cute human girl appearance wonderfully contrasts with her giant Filolial form. Plus her quirky, food-obsessed personality balances the dynamic of the main trio and, along with Raphtalia, she has soften...

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Date A Live is a popular science fiction, romantic comedy, and harem light novel series that was written by Koshi Tachibana and published from March 2011 to March 2020. Although the main series spans over twenty-two volumes, there are multiple side-story and spin-off novel series...

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Chiaki Nanami is perhaps the most tragic character in the Danganronpa franchise. As a result, she's widely beloved within the fandom. While Chiaki may not have a long figure lineup, her existing figures are high quality and in extremely high demand. Some of her figures have r...

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The Gundam series is one of the most recognizable mecha franchises to have ever been created. The franchise got its start in 1979 with the anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam, which was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate. Although the series was considered to be a commerc...

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing was the first Gundam series for much of the English speaking world in the 1990s. Featuring a Bishonen (beautiful young man) art style and flashy mobile suits, it was a huge success in Japan and overseas. Over the top action and larger than life mobile suit...

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One of the first characters to play the role of villain in the Gundam series was Captain Char Aznable from the Principality of Zeon. Although he was introduced as a villain in the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, he would flip between being an ally and antagonist as the G...

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NieR: Automata is an action role-playing game that was developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Although the game was originally released in Japan for PlayStation 4 in February 2017, it was later ported to Windows and Xbox One in March 2017 and June 2018 respectiv...

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NieR: Automata is a video game that was published by Square Enix and developed by PlatinumGames for the PlayStation 4 in February 2017, though it was later ported to Windows and Xbox One in March 2017 and June 2018 respectively. Like several of PlatinumGames’ other renowned works...

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NieR: Automata is an action role-playing game that was developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 in February 2017. The game was also later ported to other platforms, like Windows and Xbox One in March 2017 and June 2018 respectively. Like with ...

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RWBY is an American anime series created by Monty Oum with an American video production company, Rooster Teeth Production. The anime series is about 4 main characters, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long, that train to become warriors called Huntsmen and...

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RWBY is an American 3D animated series that was created by Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth Production. The main plot of the story revolved around four main characters: Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long. These four characters form Team RWBY and train at the ...

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Overlord is a fantasy light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and was first published online in 2010, then later printed by Enterbrain - a division of Kadokawa Future Publishing - in 2012. The printed version of the novels feature illustrations by so-bin. As of 2020, there ...

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The Overlord franchise began as an Isekai fantasy novel series written by Kugane Maruyama that was first published online in 2010 but was later printed in 2012 by Enterbrain, a publishing division of Kadokawa Productions. There are currently fourteen volumes of the light novel th...

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Overlord is a series of Isekai dark fantasy light novels written by Kugane Maruyama that was first published on the internet in 2010 but was later printed by Enterbrain in 2012. As of the end of 2020, there are currently fourteen volumes of Overlord that have been published. Afte...

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The Overlord franchise began is a dark fantasy novel series written by Kugane Maruyama. It was first published online on a website named Arcadia in 2010 and later on Shosetsuka ni Naro in 2012. The latter website was later acquired by Enterbrain, a publishing division of Kadokawa...

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Since its release in late 2011, Minecraft has dominated the video game world. Players can create their own worlds, modify them, and share them with other players all over the globe. Minecraft merchandise depicts some of the franchise's most memorable items, NPCs, and of cours...

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Angewomon stands out as one of the original true humanoid Digimon in the series. Her design influenced subsequent Ultimate Forms in later seasons, especially for female coded Digimon. However, Angewomon's power and moving story arc cement her place as a fan favorite. Despite ...

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For Digimon fans, no single Digimon captures the original spirit of the anime as much as WarGreymon. Agumon is the original protagonist's partner, and his Mega Form debuted as the first powerhouse of the series. WarGreymon's initial warp digivolution was a first for the s...

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Since his introduction, Omnimon has remained one of the most powerful characters in the Digimon universe. His debut introduced fusion to the anime, opening up opportunities for new types of Digimon and digivolution later on. He remains a symbol of heroism both within the series a...

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Mario is perhaps the most iconic video game character in the world. His namesake franchise games have defined generations of childhoods and he’s made cameos in other media such as NBA Street V3 and Metal Gear Solid. As Nintendo’s mascot, Mario is almost as much of an ambassador a...

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As with most Mario characters, Bowser is widely popular even outside the gaming franchise fans. His large, imposing, dinosaur-like design stands out as an iconic villain silhouette. Since his debut in the first Mario console game, Bowser still proves to be a menacing adversary to...

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Nintendo boasts the status as one of the most popular and recognizable gaming companies in the world. Mario, the Super Star, and Link step in as both brand ambassadors and standalone characters video game fans love. And dedicated Nintendo fans truly do love the brand. As a result...

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King Crimson is the stand of Diavolo, who is the main antagonist featured throughout the fifth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure began as a manga series that was written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. The series began publication throug...

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Joseph Joestar is a character in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. He is the main protagonist of Part 2: Battle Tendency and serves as the second JoJo. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure began as a manga that was written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It began publication th...

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Star Platinum is the Stand of the character Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The series started off as a manga series both written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It began its publication through Shueisha’s Shonen Jump Magazine in 1987 and was transferred to Ultra ...

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Noriaki Kakyoin is a character that is featured in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. The series began as a manga series that was written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. In 1987 it began its serialization through Shonen Jump Magazine and has since become ...

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Josuke Higashikata is a character within the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. He is the main character or “JoJo” of Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been a prevalent piece of media for a number of years, starting off as a manga series written a...

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Killer Queen is the Stand of Yoshikage Kira, who serves as the villain in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been incredibly popular over the years, starting off as a manga series in 1987 that was both written and illustr...

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Yoshikage Kira is a character within the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. He is featured as the main antagonist in Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was created by Hirohiko Araki, who is the writer and illustrator of the manga series. JoJo's Bizarre...

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Dio Brando is the main antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in both Part 1 and Part 3. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was created by Hirohiko Araki and first began serialization back in 1987 through the Shonen Jump Magazine from Shueisha. The manga and anime are both incredib...

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Rohan Kishibe is a character within the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. He is featured throughout Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was created by Hirohiko Araki and began serialization in 1987 through Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. Rohan is init...

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Bruno Bucciarati is a character featured in the fifth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. He serves as a deuteragonist throughout the series as a mobster leader of his own squad within the gang, Passione. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was both written and illustrated by Hirohiko...

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Giorno Giovanna is the main character of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was created by Hirohiko Araki, who has both written and illustrated the manga series. The manga has been immensely popular since it first began publication all ...

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My Hero Academia is a smash hit anime and manga series in Japan and overseas. Achieving massive levels of success with the first chapter published in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014 and still running, My Hero Academia has cracked the Oricon manga chart a number of times. The firs...

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My Hero Academia is an immensely popular manga that made its debut in the Japanese comic Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014 and has continued its run for over 6 years with no sign of stopping. My Hero Academia is set in Japan in a universe where heroes and villains are a part of soc...

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Bursting into the world of manga in 2014, My Hero Academia instantly became a smash hit. Quickly following its debut in Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine its unique formula and storytelling genius found favor with a large fan base. Continuing to grow an anime was released to critical a...

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My Hero Academia has been a top-ranking anime and manga series in Japan and overseas since 2014. The first chapter appeared in the weekly comic Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014 and went on to find a massive fan base in Japan and throughout the world. My Hero Academia has even foun...

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My Hero Academia is a manga and anime from Japan that made its first appearance in a 2014 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. My Hero Academia was an instant hit. Including all of the necessary elements for a successful shonen comic, mixing them up, and cooking up an excellent ...

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Bursting onto the manga scene in Japan and overseas in 2014, My Hero Academia took the world by storm. With a manga still in print, four seasons of animation, and two movies, the franchise shows no sign of stopping. My Hero Academia is a manga and anime based on a modern Japanese...

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For a large amount of the western world, say anime, and people will say Dragon Ball; the terms are almost synonymous. In recent years enjoying a revival Dragon Ball is back on the radar in Japan and overseas spawning a number of spin-offs (Yamcha Gaiden), continuations (Dragon Ba...

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First serialized in Shonen not Jump in December 1984 Dragon Ball went on to become one of Jump's most successful manga and its author Toriyama Akira became a manga legend. The original Dragon Ball anime was first broadcast in February 1986 and saw a long successful run until ...

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First serialized in Weekly Shonen comics not Jump in December 1984 Dragon Ball went on to become one of Jump's most successful manga and its author Toriyama Akira became a manga legend. The original Dragonball anime was first broadcasted in February 1986 and saw a long succes...

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Dragon Ball is one of the biggest names in the world of Japanese manga and anime. With a history spanning over 30 years since its first publication, Dragon Ball has been depicted in animation, games, Hollywood, and more. After ending its phenomenal run on January 31, 1996, Dragon...

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Dragon Ball is one of the biggest names in the Japanese anime and manga industry. Spanning an incredible 36 years since the debut publication in Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, the Dragon Ball franchise is still going strong. With its easily accessible comedy/martial arts style, the...

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For a large number of people, the words anime and Dragon Ball are synonymous. This simply goes to show how strongly Dragon Ball has affected popular culture the world over. Interestingly France and Latin America were among the first countries outside of Japan to receive Dragon Ba...

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The Demon Slayer series began as a manga serialization that was printed in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 and quickly exploded in popularity after the Ufotable anime adaptation was aired on television in April 2019. In order to satisfy fans’ desire for merchandise, a myriad of differ...

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Demon Slayer is a franchise that began as a manga that was printed in Weekly Shonen Jump and authored by Koyoharu Gotoge in 2016. As the series continued its serialization, it gained a notable following by readers and eventually received an anime adaptation by studio Ufotable in ...

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The Demon Slayer franchise first began as a manga that was created by Koyoharu Gotoge and serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. The manga performed very well among readers of the magazine, eventually resulting in the manga receiving an anime adaptation that was produced by Uf...

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Demon Slayer is a franchise that first started out as a manga series that was created by Koyoharu Gotoge and published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. Due to the manga performing exceedingly well among readers, the series eventually received an anime adaptation that was produced b...

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Demon Slayer is a manga series that first began its serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 and later had an anime adaptation produced by Ufotable that first aired in April 2019. This adaptation threw the series into the limelight and caused its popularity to quickly boom in ...

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Demon Slayer is a manga series that first began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. It quickly garnered the attention of many readers until it eventually received an anime adaption that was produced by Ufotable in 2019. In response to the incredible praise and demand fro...

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Sanji is a character in the One Piece series, created by Eiichiro Oda. The series was first published in 1997 in the Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump series. Since then, the series contains 98 volumes as of December 2020. The popularity of the series resulted in anime production by ...

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Usopp is one of the main characters in the manga series One Piece, created by Eiichiro Oda. The series now consists of 98 volumes as of December 2020. The manga series was so popular that an anime version was created by Toei Animation in 1999.

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One Piece is a manga series created by Eiichiro Oda and is about the journey to become the King of the Pirates. We follow our main hero, Monkey D. Luffy as he travels to underwater lands and even farther seas. The One Piece series was first published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen J...

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One Piece is a manga series created by Eiichiro Oda in 1997. The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy and his adventure to become the pirate king. Eiichiro first published the series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The popularity skyrocketed to where Toei Animations made the m...

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Typical of the Persona Series, the Persona 5 protagonist doesn’t have much of a standalone personality. Instead, his personality is determined by the player’s actions and dialogue choices. However, as his Phantom Thief alias, Joker, the personality of a confident, deviant prankst...

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Futaba Sakura is the mid-game, standout heroine from Persona 5 who steals hearts with both her shyness and gremlin demeanor. Given her social awkwardness and their shared caretaker, Futaba fills a sibling-like role for the Protagonist in the game. However, her true fans know she’...

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Makoto Niijima is one of the fan-favorite romanceable confidants in Persona 5. Fans love her prim and proper appearance contrasted with her Mad Max survival style Phantom Thief design. Makoto’s codename “Queen” fits her leader personality, but her strong characteristics don’t det...

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Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The story is about Naruto Uzumaki, whose dream is to be accepted by everyone and become the Hokage. The Naruto series was first published in 1999 in Shueisha’s magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2014 the series concluded with 7...

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto, Ukyo Kodachi, and Mikio Ikemoto. It is a follow-up series to the Naruto series created from 1999 to 2014. The story is about Naruto Uzumaki’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, who goes on adventures. The manga ser...

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Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The story is about Naruto Uzumaki, who goes on an adventure to become the Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. The manga series was first created in 1999, shortly after it was shown in Shueisha’s magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Th...

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Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The story is about Naruto Uzumaki. Originally an outcast, his lifetime goal was to become the Hokage. The manga series was first published in 1999 in Shueisha’s magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. The series completed in 2014 with ...

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Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The story is about Naruto Uzumaki, whose dream is to become the Hokage. The series was first published in 1999 in Shueisha’s magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2014 the series concluded with 72 tankobon or volumes. The series i...

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Overwatch is a very popular multiplayer first-person shooter game that was released by Blizzard Entertainment in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows, and then later released in October 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. In Overwatch, there are three different class types...

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Overwatch is a popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) video game that allows the players to experience a first-person perspective of the combat and action within the game. Overwatch was developed by Blizzard Entertainment which was released in May 2016 for Play...

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Sword Art Online is a franchise that got its start as a web novel series penned by Reki Kawahara in 2002 and was eventually published by Dengeki Bunko in 2009, where it is still currently ongoing. The light novel series gained an incredible amount of popularity among readers, res...

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The Sword Art Online series is a popular franchise that began as a web novel series written by Reki Kawahara, though it was eventually published as a series of light novels by Dengeki Bunko in 2009. The novels grabbed the attention of many readers, resulting in the production of ...

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The Sword Art Online franchise is a popular series that spans multiple kinds of media today but began in 2002 as a web-published novel written by Reki Kawahara. In 2009, however, the series was published by Dengeki Bunko, with Reki Kawahara still being in charge of writing. The s...

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The Monster Hunter series is a collection of action role-playing games that are developed and published by Capcom and were first released in 2004. Each entry generally has the player slaying or trapping intimidating monsters that are much larger and stronger than their player cha...

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The main Monster Hunter franchise is a series of action role-playing games that are produced and published by Capcom. The first game of the series was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004 and has players take down monstrous creatures that are many times larger than the avatars ...

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Monster Hunter is a series of action role-playing games that is developed and published by Capcom. Although the first game in the series was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, it quickly became a hit and now has five games in the main series and numerous spin-off series. In t...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a classic mecha anime series produced by Gainax that originally aired in late 1995. Despite its sometimes unusual storytelling methods and its often existential plot, many viewers became fans of the series, which eventually led to many different spin-of...

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The Neon Genesis Evangelion series first began as an original anime series directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax. Its original run began in late 1995 and stretched into the following year. Although it has some unusual storytelling and an incredibly existential plot, man...

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In the world of Japanese RPGs, none is more famous or widely-renowned than Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII, which was released for the PlayStation in 1997. Although the Final Fantasy series was already critically and commercially acclaimed, Final Fantasy VII took things a step fu...

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Final Fantasy VII is a Japanese RPG that was developed by Square Enix and released for the Playstation in 1997. Even though the Final Fantasy franchise had already gained renown across the globe, the seventh main entry in the series brought the popularity of the series to an enti...

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While Nico Yazawa may play the part of a super popular idol in the franchise, in real life she is one of the most popular Love Live! idols across generations. Her childlike appearance, peppy persona, and contrasting abrasive personality have endeared her to the fandom. Nico’s rel...

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Over the course of Love Live!’s popularity, Kotori Minami has remained a fan favorite. Even after subsequent generations of new school idols, the original designer continues to be as adored as her in-universe maid personality, Minalinsky. As with most idol properties, Love Live! ...

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Love Live! is one of the largest idol-themed multimedia franchises in Japan and as a result, the cast has a large, dedicated fanbase. Rin Hoshizora is one of the first generation idols from the original franchise idol group, μ’s. While many of the μ’s idols have diehard fans endu...

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Nekopara’s peppy Chocola endears fans with her constant sunny disposition and “deredere” romance style. Fittingly, Chocola ties with her twin sister, Vanilla, for most figures in the Nekopara fandom. As the series progresses and more catgirls get their moment in the spotlight, Ch...

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Vanilla and her twin sister, Chocola, are the ultra-recognizable mascots of both Nekopara and the doujinshi circle NEKOWORKs. Fans love her “kuudere” style and not-so-subtle degree of siscon with Chocola. As a result, the two feature in most artwork, merchandise, and figures as a...

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The Attack on Titan franchise is an incredibly popular manga series that is authored by Hajime Isayama and was first serialized by Kodansha in 2009. The post-apocalyptic setting, thrilling action, and intriguing mysteries caught the attention of millions of readers around the wor...

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Attack on Titan is a manga series that is written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama and was first published by Kodansha in September 2009. Today, several dozen readers of the manga have been captivated by its post-apocalyptic setting, intense action scenes, endearing characters, ...

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The Attack on Titan franchise began as a manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It was first serialized by Kodansha in September 2009 and currently has over thirty volumes published. The series has captivated millions of readers around the world with its endearing chara...

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Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (often simply abbreviated to Konosuba) is a popular comedy fantasy series that began as a web novel series in 2012, but was quickly published as a light novel series by Kadokawa (Yen Press in the US) the following year. As the ser...

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Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! (often abbreviated to Konosuba) is a comedic fantasy series that first got its start as a novel series published on the internet in 2012, but was later published by Kadokawa the following year. The series quickly grew in popularit...

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Within the franchise and the fandom, Toru Oikawa is one of the breakout characters in the Haikyu!! universe. Fans love Oikawa not only as the original final boss style antagonist but for his relatable struggle in a cast filled with amazing talent. Of course, his bullying personal...

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Unsurprisingly, as one of the main characters in the series, Tobio Kageyama remains one of the most beloved in Haikyu!! Along with Hinata, Kageyama continually tops popularity polls and as a result, winds up in every merchandise line for the series. While Hinata usually sees the ...

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The Mandalorian is a TV series only available on Disney+ created by Jon Favreau which is part of the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. This series shows the events five years after the movie 'Return of the Jedi' which was released in 1983. It stars a lone bount...

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Star Wars is a widely famous and super popular franchise that was first released in 1977 and created by George Lucas. Many characters appear in this long series with many characters gaining popularity with a wide base of fans. One of the characters who gained quite a lot of popul...

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One of the biggest 80s anime to make it to the west is none other than Saint Seiya. The series began as a manga, running in the well-known Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1986 to 1990. Animation began the same year as serialization by Toei Animation as a television show and a se...

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During the 2010s, Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma was a staple in the Weekly Shonen Jump lineup. Gourmet manga has been popular for decades, but no one else did it quite like Soma and his friends. Aside from mouth-watering depictions of gourmet dishes, Food Wars! made a name for it...

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Among Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma fans, no girl has a larger following than Erina Nakiri. Erina spends the series going from antagonist to damsel in distress to the unbeatable chef she was always destined to be. And it’s no secret her physical beauty adds to her popularity in th...

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Your Lie in April is well-known among anime fans as a heartbreaking, beautifully composed musical drama. As with most dramas, the characters serve as the heart and soul of the series and no character brings more life to Your Lie in April than the female protagonist, Kaori Miyazon...

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Despite only airing one full season in 2006, fans are still holding out hope for a second season of Ouran High School Host Club. The manga’s completion in 2010 showed the fate of the beloved Host Club members, but many won’t be satisfied until seeing those endings on screen. Such...

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While classic literature may be thought of as boring, the creator of Bungo Stray Dogs has brought the names of famous authors to an exciting new form. The manga, featuring young adult characters modeled after classic Japanese authors, began in 2012. The supernatural mystery eleme...

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Blue Exorcist is a Japanese manga series both written and illustrated by Kazue Kato. The series began its publication through Shueisha in 2009 and has since released 25 volumes. There is also an anime television series by the same name, which had its original run from April to Oc...

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Goblin Slayer is a Japanese light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki. The first novel was published in February of 2016 and since then 12 volumes of the story have been released. There is also a manga series, an anime television series as well...

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SSSS.Gridman is a Japanese anime television series that is an adaptation of Denkou Choujin Gridman. This production is actually a joint collaboration between two different production companies, Tsuburaya Productions, and Trigger. The original run of this anime television series w...

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Ram is a character in the Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World series. Re:Zero began as a Japanese light novel series that was written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichiro Otsuka. It entered publication in April of 2012 and since then six volumes have been releas...

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Emilia is a character in Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World. It was originally a Japanese light novel series that was written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichiro Otsuka. Also, originally published in 2012 on a website called Shousetsuka ni Narou, a website ded...

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Hetalia: Axis Powers is a Japanese webcomic that was later adapted as a manga and anime series. The series, written by Hidekaz Himaruya, is often a satirical allegory of political and historical events and cultural comparisons. Each character is a personification of a country, su...

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Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a manga series written and illustrated by Coolkyousinnjya. The series began its publication in May of 2013 through Futabasha's Monthly Action Magazine. A few years later, an anime television series of the same name was produced by Kyoto Animati...

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Spice and Wolf is a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura and illustrated by Ju Ayakura. It began publication under Dengeki Bunko imprint in 2006 and has since published 22 novels. A manga adaptation of this series was realized starting November of 2007 and lasted...

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Angel Beats! is a Japanese anime series written by Jun Maeda and directed by Seiji Kishi. The anime aired in Japan between April 3 and June of 2010 for 13 episodes. There are also other forms of media dedicated to the series, like manga, visual novels, and a light novel. This sto...

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Trigun, though a short-lived series, is representative of the late 1990s space western anime trend. Despite facing a lukewarm reaction in Japan, the series became a smash hit in the early 2000s abroad. Even for non-fans, Vash the Stampede is one of the most iconic main characters...

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The Rising of the Shield Hero has seen a rise in popularity with the anime adaptation in Japan and abroad. Following the ever-popular isekai format, the uniqueness of a folk hero and lovable supporting cast make Shield Hero stand out. The light novel, manga, and anime art style m...

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Gintama remains one of the most famous, best-selling series of all time. Its enduring reputation stems from the outlandish, off-the-wall humor in the dialogue and visuals. The manga itself lasted nearly 16 years, setting a standard for comedy manga and anime to follow. With a lar...

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A series as iconic as Gintama depends on an equally as iconic main character. Gintoki Sakata fits the bill with his lazy demeanor, oddball antics, fiery rage, and fierce devotion to his friends. The former samurai has accumulated a large fanbase in the 17 years since Gintama’s de...

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Steins;Gate is a Japanese science fiction and psychological thriller series. It began as a visual novel series created by 5bp. and Nitroplus in 2009. Since then, an anime television series aired in 2011 that was created by the animation studio, White Fox. The anime has been calle...

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Dragon Quest is a Japanese role-playing video game series. The series was created by Yuji Horii and his studio Armor Project and published by Square Enix. The first game was published in 1986 and since then there have been eleven games released in the main series. There have also...

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Black Rock Shooter is a Japanese media franchise that is based on the characters that were created by Ryohei Fuke. The plot surrounds a girl called Black Rock Shooter with black hair and a blazing blue eye. The original illustration from Fuke inspired a song of the same name by S...

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Nearly all anime fans in the late 1990s watched the story of a former assassin on his road to atonement. Rurouni Kenshin Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story--or simply Rurouni Kenshin--uniquely centers a show featuring sword fighting on non-violence and growth. The memorable cast of f...

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The afterlife has always been a popular subject for fiction. Anime and manga often feature some of the most creative depictions of what happens after leaving this world. In the Gantz universe that posthumous existence is a kill-based video game. The concept alone made Gantz inter...

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The Queen’s Blade series follows in the footsteps of a time-honored anime tradition involving buxom warrior women in skimpy armor. Queen’s Blade, the anime, visual combat novels, and games, centers on the fanservice as its heart and soul. But the series goes beyond simple nudity ...

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Despite only airing one season, Seraph of the End, or Owari no Seraph, remains a staple of 2010s anime. It’s a show truly of its time, embracing the trend of dark dystopian fiction with mystical elements popularized among contemporaries like Attack on Titan. The concept is simple...

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The 1980s saw the rise of mecha and plastic model toy lines both in Japan and around the world. While Gundam may still hold the title of the most famous mecha model line, Zoids comes in at a close second. What makes Zoids unique is that the Zoids themselves aren’t simply large pi...

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Naruto is a Japanese manga series that was both written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga first began publication in 1987 and has ascended to become the fourth best-selling manga series in history. Its soaring popularity caused the creation of an anime television se...

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Kakashi Hatake is a character in the Naruto series. Naruto began as a manga series that was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It entered publication in 1987 and, after soaring in popularity, became a long-standing anime series that ran from October 2002 until March 20...

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Sasuke Uchiha is a character in the Naruto series. Naruto started as a manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. Naruto was serialized beginning in 1999 by Weekly Shonen Jump until 2014, and also released in book form in 72 volumes. Because of the popularity of t...

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Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in both the manga and anime series Naruto. Naruto started as a manga series that entered publication in 1987. It was both written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto and quickly gained popularity all across the world. In 1999 it was permanen...

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Transformers is one of the most well-known mecha media franchises worldwide. Originally conceived as a joint American-Japanese toy line in the 1980s, the brand includes a massive catalog of print and visual media including a live-action film series starting in 2007. At its heart,...

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For over 50 years, Lupin the Third has ranked as one of the most popular anime franchises in Japan. To avoid copyright issues, the series was released outside of Japan using the name “Rupan” or “Wolf.” However, the response, particularly to the manga’s off-the-wall yet mature exp...

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When Girls und Panzer first aired in 2012 it was the sleeper hit of the Fall anime season. Conceptually, combining cute girls, military history, mechanical tanks, and slice-of-life high school comedy would draw a large audience. However, the nuanced approach to characters and the...

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Touken Ranbu is a prime example of the “historical figures as pretty anime characters” genre and the anthropomorphized weapon genre. Both genres boast large fan bases in the anime world, notably among young women. The swords in Touken Ranbu take human form in the bishounen art st...

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Fans of catgirls have found true bliss in the series Nekopara. Since the first game release, Nekopara has seen a passionately involved fanbase with various camps favoring individual catgirls. The cute character designs and romance oriented nature of the visual novels have inspire...

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Fans of God Eater love it for the interesting storyline and memorable characters. The game series features a constantly evolving weapons system playing off the unique concept of Aragami. The non-player characters face plot-related growth as well as already having well-developed b...

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Clannad remains a nostalgic favorite for fans of sentimental, heart-breaking anime. Originally a visual novel, the storyline of the anime adaptation is the most well-known. The focus on different types of family and growth within and without endears fans to the ensemble cast of f...

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The Idolmaster (stylized Idolm@ster) series created the immensely popular idol genre of games. As a social simulation game, players raise aspiring idols to stardom by training and developing bonds. A major success, the series grew to include numerous anime adaptations, game seque...

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Eromanga Sensei is a light novel series written by Tsukasa Fushimi and illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki. It first began publication under Dengeki Bunko imprint in December of 2013 and has since released 10 volumes. There is a manga adaptation of the series that began serialization in ...

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Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- is a Japanese free-to-play web browser game that was developed by Kadokawa Games and published by DMM. Kantai Collection is abbreviated as KanColle and subtitled as “Combined Fleet Girls Collection”. The theme of Kantai Collection is the representati...

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BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! has been one of the most popular music media game franchises since its debut in 2017. The anime had a rocky start, but the game’s deep RPG visual novel elements, music, and character live performances have kept the series thriving. The large cast of ...

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To Love Ru is a classic slapstick harem comedy complete with a hapless protagonist and a bunch of pretty girls who are in love with them. The science fiction twist gives the series greater character flexibility in the spirit of fellow harem series Tenchi Muyo. The ever-growing fe...

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Among the huge cast of Dragon Ball Z characters, Trunks is one of the most popular and critically praised due to his unique story role. Future Trunks takes most of that fame as the first appearance in the series. However, knowing the fate of his timeline makes the slightly spoile...

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Son Gohan may not be the primary protagonist of the Dragon Ball series, but his growth and prominence throughout the series are main character level. From his debut as a child learning to fight, emotional growth from seeing his father, Son Goku and his mentor die, to his transiti...

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Even anime fans growing up in the 1990s and early 2000s who never watched Dragon Ball will recognize Frieza. Son Goku and Frieza’s iconic battle, which led to the series’ revolutionary Super Saiyan ability, is one of the biggest fights of the shonen genre. Frieza himself has beco...

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While Vegeta has a bigger reputation as a villain turned reluctant hero, Piccolo did it first. In fact, Piccolo’s enemy to ally transformation happened as a result of Vegeta’s first appearance. His growth came about largely due to his bond with young Son Gohan, and many fans note...

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The Android Saga and its predecessor, the Trunks Saga, are some of the most memorable storylines from Dragon Ball Z. Their lasting power, however, comes directly from the characters involved, Future Trunks, and the Androids. Android 17 left a strong impression with viewers as the...

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Gotenks is the first fusion of the Dragon Ball franchise and arguably the most iconic. Originally formed out of a need to defeat the overpowered Majin Buu, Son Goten and Trunks continue to use their combined powers throughout the series. By the end of Dragon Ball Z, Gotenks is on...

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Nico Robin is a character within the One Piece series. One Piece began as a manga series that was written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It saw its first publication in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine in July 1997 and has gained a lot of popularity since then. Beginning in Octo...

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Charlotte Katakuri is a character within the One Piece series. One Piece was both written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda beginning in 1997. In July of that year, the One Piece manga saw its first publication through the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. This caused a huge popularity ...

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Trafalgar D. Water Law, more commonly known as Trafalgar Law, is a force to be reckoned with. He is a character within the One Piece series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. One Piece was first published in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine beginning in 1997. It was quite po...

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Edward Newgate, otherwise known as “Whitebeard”, is a character within the One Piece series. The manga series One Piece was originally published by the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine in 1997. It was both written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The series has become quite popular si...

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Tony Tony Chopper, also known as “Cotton Candy Lover” Chopper, is a character within the One Piece series. One Piece started as a manga that was both written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It was first published by Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine beginning in July of 1997. Since th...

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Osomatsu-kun was so popular after its debut in 1962, John Lennon and Paul McCartney mimicked his signature pose in a photo-op when visiting Japan. For the most part, though, the series’ popularity was limited to Japan. In 2015, an anime featuring the Matsuno sextuplets aged up ca...

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Dead or Alive began as a fighting arcade game looking to carve its own niche within the genre. That niche happened to be a cast of voluptuous female fighters in physics-defying skimpy outfits. For some, it’s an inside joke within the genre, but it definitely worked. Dead or Alive...

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The Devil May Cry series inspired a gaming trend of cool heroes with super powerful weapons beating down legions of enemies. However, on its own, the series has remained a classic due to its memorable characters, particularly its hero Dante, and its gothic aesthetic. The largely ...

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Splatoon ties with Wii Sports for Nintendo’s most successful WiiU home console game. The addictively fun paintball turf war game made quite a splash after its release in 2015. The bright color scheme, unique yet cute character designs and playful concept expands the game’s appeal...

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Mortal Kombat is an American media franchise that is centered around a series of fighting video games. The games were originally developed by the developer Midway Games beginning in 1992. Since then there have been both sequels and spin-offs released for the game, as well as card...

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Metal Gear Solid is a video game franchise that was created by Hideo Kojima and developed by Konami. The first game, Metal Gear, was released in 1987. This game is labeled as the reason for the popularity of the genre of stealth games and paved the way for its successors. The ser...

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Marvel Comics is the brand name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc. Marvel Comics was the publisher of American comic books and related media for many, many years. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, which is the parent company of Marvel World...

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The Avengers are a team of superheroes that appear in comics published by Marvel Comics. The first comic of this series was debuted in The Avengers #1 which was published in September 1961. The concept of this team as well as many of the characters were created by Jack Kirby and ...

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Iron Man is a superhero character within the Marvel Comics franchise. Several people had a hand in the creation of this iconic superhero. He was co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, and Jack Kirby. He made his first debut in the Marvel Comics universe in March of 1963....

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Batman is a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by writer Bill Finger and artistry Bob Kane, and he made his first appearance in Detective Comics in 1939. Since his first appearance so long ago, Batman’s popularity has climbed beyond al...

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In the golden era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man still reigns as Marvel’s most popular superhero. Spider-Man appeals to fans because of his accessibility. Until the fateful radioactive spider bite, Peter Parker was a normal teenage boy. His sudden jump into a new po...

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Venom is a fictional character that appears within the Marvel Comics series. This character is not human, in fact it is a sentient alien symbiote that survives by bonding with a host and taking over them. Usually, the life force it takes over is human, and the human who survives ...

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Thor is a superhero that appears within the Marvel Comic and film series on many occasions. He is based upon the Norse god of the same name and wields an enchanted hammer, Mjolnir. He can fly with his hammer as well as manipulate the weather. Thor is the god of thunder in the mag...

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Thanos is a supervillain that appears in Marvel Comics. He was created by writer and artist Jim Starlin and made his first appearance in The Invincible Iron Man #55 in 1973. Thanos is thought to be one of the most powerful villains within the Marvel universe. He is a menace to th...

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Superman is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and his first-ever appearance was in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. Since that first release all those years ago, Superman ...

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Historically, Black Panther failed to see the same level of fame as other Marvel superheroes. Despite the lack of Spider-Man level mainstream success, readers praised the comics for their artful storytelling and complex emotional struggles. Now with the Marvel Cinematic Universe ...

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Wonder Woman made history as the first mainstream female superhero. Ever since, she’s been a symbol of feminism, wisdom, and strength for women all over the world. She’s also been used as a proxy to debate gender roles and as a basis to discuss the representation of women in medi...

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Deadpool is a fictional character that appears within the American comic books series published by Marvel Comics. He was created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefield. His first appearance was in The New Mutants #98 in February of 1991. At first, Deadpool is por...

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The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in the American comic books series published by Marvel Comics. He was created with the creative minds of two individuals, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The Hulk made his first appearance in the debut issue of The Incredible Hulk in May 19...

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The Joker is a supervillain that makes an appearance throughout the Batman comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson. Joker is portrayed as a criminal mastermind with a sadistic sense of humor. In the 1950s the Joker became mo...

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Captain America is a superhero who appears throughout the Marvel Comics series. He was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and made his first appearance in March 1941. He wears a costume that bears an American flag motif and uses a red, white, and blue shield. Captain America, al...

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The Flash is a superhero within the American comic books series published by DC Comics. He was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert. The Flash made his first appearance in Flash Comics #1 back in January of 1940. Throughout all incarnations, the Flash’s key char...

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Doctor Strange is a character that appears within the American comic book series published by Marvel Comics. He was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange made his first appearance in July 1963 in the Strange Tales #110 comic book. Doctor Strange is the...

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It has been terrifying audiences since the novel came out in 1986. While the terrifying hallucinations featured in the story are scary enough, the titular “It,” Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the standout horror of the series. For horror fans that collect creepy merchandise, Pen...

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The 2016 film Suicide Squad earned 65.1 million dollars on opening night and developed a cult following from there. Most fans admit the plot of the movie was weak, but the greatest appeal of the film was its characters. The most popular breakout from the film was Margot Robbie’s,...

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The X-Men are a team of fictional superheroes from the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The series was written by writer Stan Lee and co-writer/artist Jack Kirby. Since the initial release of the first X-Men comic back in 1963, it has spawned a very successful mul...

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Wolverine is a character within the American comic book series X-Men that was published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men series was written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby after the high popularity of other Marvel comic books. X-Men saw its first comic book release in 1963, but Wolverine h...

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Predator is a multimedia franchise that focuses on science-fiction action anthology. The franchise centers on the film series which details mankind’s encounter with the “Predators”. The series began with the film Predator in 1987. This film was distributed by 20th Century Fox and...

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Star Wars is perhaps the largest science fiction franchise in the world. With 9 main story films, 2 anthologies, 7 television series, over 50 comic book series, and countless novels, the extended universe is overwhelmingly big. At any given time, there are hundreds of figure styl...

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Even outside of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable film characters of all time. He stands out with his jet black futuristic design and status as the original antagonist of the series. The addition of the prequels only adds more dimension to the m...

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The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise has been a feature of children’s television and toy stores since the early 1990s. Despite the popularity of Super Sentai in Japan, bringing the concept to the US was difficult. However, since the original broadcast on Fox Kids, an entry ...

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Toy Story changed the animation industry when it premiered in 1995. As the first fully computer-animated film, it set a new precedent for animation to follow, leading to the mostly computer-generated animation of today. More importantly, it had a wonderful story. Children and adu...

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Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television that was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO. Game of Thrones is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. The first book of this series was titled A Game of Thrones...

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The Harry Potter series reshaped children’s literature and defined a generation of kids in the early 2000s. It remains a culturally enduring series, with app games and new theme parks opening around the world. While the original series films may have ended, spinoffs are getting a...

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Resident Evil Series is a Japanese horror media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. The franchise is owned by the video game company Capcom and focuses on a series of games, films, comic books, novels, and more. The first video game in the series to be release...

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Godzilla is a fictional monster originating from a series of Japanese films of the same name. Godzilla first appeared in the 1954 film Godzilla created by Ishiro Honda, and become a worldwide pop culture icon. Since the initial release back in 1954, there have been various forms ...

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Sega’s mascot and flagship game series, Sonic the Hedgehog, debuted in 1992. Since then the franchise has gone through a roller coaster of ups and downs trying to compete in the system home game market. Sega may not produce consoles anymore, but both the company and Sonic endured...

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Halo is a science fiction American military media franchise published by Xbox Game Studios. The early installments of the franchise were developed by Bungie before later being turned over to 343 Industries. The three original video games within the Halo series are first-person sh...

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Almost instantaneously, Fortnite became a worldwide gaming sensation. It influenced cultural trends outside of the gaming community, inspiring TikTok dances and Jeopardy! trivia. From an outside perspective, the game is hard to pin down because it does so many things at once. Fro...

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In 2020, Animal Crossing reaffirmed its place as one of the most addictive social simulation games on the market. However, its cute characters and relaxed pace have charmed players since long before the quarantine began. Aside from the 394 possible villager characters, players al...

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Street Fighter is a fighting video game franchise developed and published by Capcom. The first game of the series was released back in 1987. Since then, there have since been five other games in the main series as well as different spin-offs and crossovers. Street fighter is amon...

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Ryu is a fictional character within the Street Fighter series published by Capcom. He is the main protagonist of the series, functioning as the lead character for players to use. Ryu was created by Manabu Takemura and Takashi Nishiyama. Ryu’s first appearance within the Street Fi...

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Chun Li is a character within the Street Fighter franchise published by Capcom. Chun-Li made her first appearance in the video game Street Fighter II back in 1991. She is the first playable female character of any fighting game franchise that has gained any mainstream recognition...

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Mega Man is a video game franchise created by Capcom that focuses on science fiction. It stars a series of robot characters all by the same name, ”Mega Man”. The first Mega Man game took the world by storm all the way back in 1987 and would go on to create a franchise popular ove...

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League of Legends (also known as LoL or League) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game. It was released in 2009 and developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. League of Legends is currently the world’s largest Esport, with several competitive ...

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The Animal Crossing is a series of video games that was first created by Nintendo in 2001 and has gone on to entertain players for nearly two decades with its charming characters, low-pressure gameplay, and soothing music. Recurring characters like Resetti, Tom Nook, and Kapp’n h...

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Animal Crossing is a video game series that is both developed and published by Nintendo and is highly regarded by its fans for lovable characters, relaxed gameplay, and soothing music. While other games have its players combat against evil in order to save the world, Animal Cross...

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Animal Crossing is a video game series created by Nintendo that is beloved by many fans of games with a more relaxed tone. While many games put pressure on its players by having them accomplish feats like saving the world, the Animal Crossing series has its players catching fish,...

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Attack on Titan is nowadays one of the most influential works in the manga and anime industry. Since the publication of its manga in 2009 and its anime adaptation in 2013, the series has won multiple awards. The complexity of its story and its spectacular animation made it one of...

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Among the most successful manga series of 2011 is the acclaimed Attack on Titan series. After its publication in 2009, it was an immediate success. For this reason, an anime adaptation was released in 2013. The reviews of the series are very positive. They highlight the great qua...

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Attack on Titan is a series that is immensely popular both inside and outside of Japan. On release, the public was captivated by it since its manga publication in 2009 and its anime adaptation in 2013. The manga series quickly gained enough popularity to be considered as one of t...

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Attack on Titan has been a true phenomenon within the manga and anime industry since the publication of its manga in 2009. With the launch of its anime adaptation in 2009, it became one of the most influential works today. Even with the passage of time, its fame has not vanished....

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Black Butler is a dark-fantasy manga and anime multimedia series that has formed a surprisingly large cult-like fan base over the past 15 years or so. The manga alone has sold over 26.6 million copies worldwide. A number of anime series adapting the storyline have been produced, ...

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Cardcaptor Sakura (usually abbreviated as CCS) is a magical girl manga and anime series from the well known all-female artist team CLAMP. The anime was able to combine the stylish heroics of Sailor Moon with the competitive edge of Pokemon, which made this magical girl series inc...

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Code Geass is an example of a classic anime from the 2000s. Its fan community is very large and has continued growing around the world after the release of the anime in 2006. Since then the series has spread to other kinds of media, like manga, OVAs, and movies. The complexity of...

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Cowboy Bebop is one of the most influential anime series of recent times. In a very short amount of time, it became both a commercial and critical success worldwide. Its impact on the anime community was so spectacular that it is still often considered a masterpiece in both Japan...

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One of the most iconic series in the anime industry is Cowboy Bebop. This series made a great impact both in Japan and around the world. Since its release, it has received incredible reviews from fans and critics alike. Many note the unique retro design that mixes elements from w...

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Danganronpa is one of the greatest murder-mystery visual novels in recent times and was first released in 2010. Since its original release to the present day, the franchise’s popularity has only continued to grow. The series has continued to keep itself relevant with various entr...

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Danganronpa is a video game franchise that began in 2010. Most games take the form of visual novels that are full of charming and unique characters, complex murder mysteries, and plot twists for fans to enjoy. Three years later, an anime adaptation of the first game was produced,...

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Darling in the Franxx is an anime series that aired in 2018 in Japan and was simulcasted worldwide by anime streaming services like Crunchyroll. It aired from January 13th to July 7th and had a total of 24 episodes. Darling in the Franxx is a mecha anime with elements of romance ...

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Death Note is a well known Japanese manga and anime series originally written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The anime and manga series focuses on the protagonist Light Yagami, a high school student who finds a magical notebook containing the power to kill any ...

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Death Note is a popular Japanese manga series authored by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The anime series centers around the character Light Yagami, who finds a magical notebook which contains the power to kill any person as long as they know that person’s name an...

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Demon Slayer is a popular manga series that received an anime adaptation that aired between April and September 2019 and went on to become an instant hit. The series was quickly licensed outside of Japan to multiple streaming services around the world. An English dub was later pr...

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Demon Slayer is a manga series that was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2016. The series went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Its success led to an anime adaptation produced by Ufotable that lasted for 26 episodes and aired in 2019. A sequel mov...

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Digimon is a multimedia Japanese franchise that began as a brand of popular virtual pet toys (like Tamagotchi) in 1997 and quickly spread into other media like trading card games, video games, anime, manga, and animated films to help popularize the brand as a whole. The franchise...

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Donkey Kong is a popular series of video games that feature the titular gorilla “Donkey Kong” (sometimes shortened to just DK). After the release of the original release of the “Donkey Kong” arcade game in 1981, the character Donkey Kong and other characters have appeared in othe...

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Dragon Ball Z, is one of the most popular anime from the ’90s. As a continuation of the original Dragon Ball series from the early ’80s, Dragon Ball Z continued to capture the heart of anime fans around the world. It has contributed a large part to the rise of popularity of anime...

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Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the popular anime adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga. Dragon Ball Z continues following the adventures of Son Goku as he grows into an adult and fights extraterrestrial beings, Androids, and other incredibly powerful foes along with th...

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Dragon Ball Z, is one of the most popular anime and manga series from the 90s. The popularity of Dragon Ball Z extends far beyond Japan and is regarded as one of the series that caused anime to boom in the West. Dragon Ball Z has created some of the most iconic characters in anim...

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Evangelion is an example of one of the most popular and inspirational anime series from the 1990s and continues to be enjoyed by fans both old and new to this very day. While some love the series for its cool mecha fights and designs, others can appreciate the deep psychological ...

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Evangelion is a series that has gone on to inspire many creators and anime fans for many years. Even though it first aired in Japan in October 1995, its complex characters, confusing narrative, and interesting mecha and Angel designs have kept people talking about the series near...

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Evangelion is a TV series from 1995 that took the world by storm both during and after its original run. The anime’s recognizable characters, unique mecha designs, and unusual storytelling methods continue to captivate its audiences even today. The series was recently added to Ne...

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Evangelion is an anime series that originally aired in October 1995 and quickly became a classic that is still enjoyed by old and new fans alike. Though the series originally aired in 1995, the ongoing Rebuild of Evangelion movie series and its recent addition to Netflix has help...

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Evangelion is a classic mecha anime series that has been enjoyed by many fans since its original television broadcast that began in October 1995. Although the TV series itself ended up doing quite well, the more recent Rebuild of Evangelion movie series and its 2019 Netflix relea...

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Fairy Tail is in high demand by fans of the anime and manga series. Since the manga series by Hiro Mashima was published in the summer of 2006 and the anime series’ release in late 2009, the audience of Fairy Tail has grown exponentially. Fairy Tail merchandise can range from fig...

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Fairy Tail merchandise is only growing in popularity among the fanbase of the iconic manga and anime series originally created by Hiro Mashima. While the manga was first published in 2006, the anime series began in late 2009 and ran until late 2019 with a total of over 300 total ...

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Fairy Tail t-shirts are in high demand from fans of the manga and anime series. In addition to merchandise such as figures and Funko Pop, shirts and other clothing apparel are particularly popular among fans, as it is an easy, stylish, and practical way to show off one’s love for...

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Final Fantasy is a Japanese RPG series that has taken the world by storm. The series is known for its complex worlds, interesting characters, and engaging stories. Due to the popularity of the series, a wide variety of different products based on Final Fantasy has been created. T...

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Moogles are popular characters from the video game and media franchise Final Fantasy. Since they have appeared in so many Final Fantasy games, they are often considered to be the mascots of the series. Final Fantasy fans love Moogles and often order Moogle plushies to decorate th...

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Chocobos are a famous recurring type of character from the Final Fantasy franchise. Since Chocobos have appeared in so many entries in the series, they are often considered to be one of the mascots of Final Fantasy alongside Moogles. Final Fantasy enthusiasts and fans alike both ...

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The Fire Emblem series is a group of tactical Japanese RPGs that are published by Nintendo that have been developed for a wide range of consoles throughout the years. Due to the incredible success and popularity of the series, a wide range of merchandise has been produced. Some i...

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Fullmetal Alchemist began as a popular manga series that later received two different anime adaptations. The popularity of these two releases caused a massive amount of merchandise based on the series to be created. This merchandise comes in the form of artbooks, figures, plushie...

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Girls' Frontline, a popular mobile strategy game released for iOS and Android. The game allows players to form squads of T-Dolls and send them into battle against a wave of foes. The game has had a lot of merchandise created and garnered worldwide popularity among gamers and ...

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Gundam toys are very popular with fans of the world-famous mecha series known as Gundam ever since its first release in 1979. Science fiction and anime fans have taken a liking to Gundam and all items associated with it, especially the cool toys that portray the incredible robots...

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Gundam t-shirts have been very popular among fans of the Gundam series ever since the franchise began in 1979. The TV series has become incredibly popular among anime and science fiction fans ever since it first aired. The t-shirts feature the giant robots and highlight their cha...

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Haikyuu!! is a shonen sports manga that was written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The anime adaptation created by Production I.G. premiered later in April 2016. To date, a total of four seasons of the anime have aired, with the most recent being titled Haikyuu!!: To the T...

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Haikyuu!! is a popular shonen sports manga and anime series that is written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. The first season of the anime aired in 2014 and has an additional three seasons that aired in the following years, with the most recent season airing in January 2020....

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the most revolutionary and original stories in the current anime and manga industry. Its incomparable and extravagant design, as well as its colorful sceneries, led to an immediate success after its first release. Despite being a series that...

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Kingdom Hearts is an action-adventure Japanese role-playing game series that was originally produced as a collaboration between Disney and Square Enix and proved to be a surprisingly popular hit. The series has had a number of mainline entries and several spin-off games as well, ...

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Kingdom Hearts is a role-playing action-adventure video game series produced by Square Enix in collaboration with Disney. The Kingdom Hearts series has produced a great number of fans and merchandise. These products fall into many different categories such as clothing, video game...

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The Kirby series is one of Nintendo's most popular franchises and is a series that sells well and flies off the shelves whenever new games are released. The novel and unique character gained the attention of many fans, achieving lots of popularity as well as a wide range of m...

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The Kirby series is one of Nintendo’s most popular video game franchises and first began as a Game Boy game called Kirby’s Dream Land. As the series gained popularity, many of its fans praised the Kirby games for their appealing characters and interesting gameplay. Its popularity...

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The Kirby video game series is an incredibly popular property that is published by Nintendo. The first Kirby game was titled Kirby’s Dream Land and released for the Game Boy in 1992. The series follows the titular pink puffball, Kirby. The cute design of the game and its unique g...

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Konosuba is a popular comedy isekai (other world) light novel series that received an anime adaptation in the Winter 2016 anime season and a second season a year later. Since the airing of the anime series, a wide range of merchandise has been released. These products include fig...

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Love Live! is a super popular school idol anime which first aired in Winter 2013 and has continued to release more seasons due to its huge popularity. As the main characters that appear in the series are beautiful young girls a wide range of character-based merchandise such as fi...

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During the Winter 2013 anime season, Love Live! aired and gained massive popularity, leading to even more seasons being produced. The Love Live! franchise is very large, with many of the fans enjoying the loveable and cute female characters that appear within the series. Due to t...

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The Monster Hunter series is an incredibly popular video game franchise that fans love for its intricate customization systems, multiple playstyles, and engaging fights with a variety of interesting and diverse monsters. Due to the popularity of the series, an impressive amount o...

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Monster Hunter is an iconic Japanese RPG series that has players control an incredibly skilled hunter that can take down giant monsters that are many times larger and stronger than they are. Many fans of the series love it for its incredible amount of different playstyles and cus...

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Monster Hunter is an incredibly popular Japanese RPG series that has players fight intense battles with huge monsters that dwarf them in both size and strength. The various different types of weapons and armor available to the player allows for an incredible amount of customizati...

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My Hero Academia is in an incredibly popular superhero series that began as a manga created by Kohei Horikoshi that was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. Two years later, the first season of the anime adaptation was announced, which brought in a whole new wave of fan...

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My Hero Academia is a popular manga and anime series that first began as a manga written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi that was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The manga series is still being published today and has spawned an anime adaptation spanning several seaso...

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My Hero Academia is a popular manga series written by Kohei Horikoshi published in Weekly Shonen Jump and has found a great amount of success among many shonen fans around the world. The anime production by studio Bones has found a similar amount of success, with a current total ...

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My Hero Academia is currently one of the most spectacular and popular shonen series released in recent years. Released in 2014 and adapted for anime in 2016, the success of this series was virtually instantaneous. Its impressive graphic designs, music, and action scenes have capt...

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The thrilling superhero manga My Hero Academia written by Kohei Horikoshi has captivated many fans of both manga and anime all over the world in recent years. The manga began as a publication in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014 and quickly gained fans over the following years. The anim...

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The hit manga and anime series My Hero Academia began as a humble manga written by Kohei Horikoshi that was published in Weekly Shonen Jump, but has exploded in popularity in recent years. Many of its lovable characters and emotional moments have touched the hearts of many fans a...

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My Hero Academia is an ongoing manga series that is written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and published in Weekly Shonen Jump. Since its debut in 2014, it has skyrocketed in popularity all over the globe with its appealing characters and its interesting story. After the succ...

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The popular manga series My Hero Academia has swept the anime and manga community around the world due to its diverse and lovable cast of characters, interesting take on a superhero society, and engaging action scenes. Many fans today continue to enjoy the ongoing series to this ...

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The popular manga and anime series My Hero Academia began as a manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and published in Weekly Shonen Jump. In the spring of 2016, the first season of the anime adaptation of the series was aired to incredible reception, causing the...

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My Hero Academia is an incredibly popular manga and anime series that was originally written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. After the manga had found a great amount of success amongst its readers, an anime adaptation produced by studio Bones was announced and began airing in...

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The incredibly popular manga and anime series My Hero Academia began as a manga series that was originally written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and published in Weekly Shonen Jump. After the manga gained a significant amount of popularity, an anime adaptation led by studio ...

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One Piece, a superstar in the manga world, is a Japanese manga series created by illustrious manga author Eiichiro Oda. First appearing in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, One Piece has shown no signs of slowing down. With 95 tankobon volumes released as of March 2...

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Starting out as a superhero story webcomic, One Punch Man was first published by the manga artist One in 2009. After going viral and quickly amassing an incredible 7.9 million views, One Punch Man was re-illustrated by Yusuke Murata — of Eyeshield 21 fame — and digitally publishe...

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One Punch Man is a highly successful webcomic turned manga phenomenon that was started by an artist only known by their pen name, ‘One’, in 2009. By 2012, the viral webcomic had seen up to 8 million views and was remade into a digital manga for Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump web...

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One Punch Man, a Japanese webcomic created by the author ONE, began in 2009 as a somewhat crude parody of the famous Shonen Jump style manga. The name and main character are also parodies of the extremely popular Japanese children's animation, Anpanman. Saitama is the protago...

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Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game that was first released in May 2016. The game gained an incredible amount of popularity, leading to a large number of players and fans. The series is particularly known for its interesting characters, which led to many di...

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Overwatch is a popular multiplayer first-person shooter game that was originally released in May 2016. In the wake of its release, Overwatch generated a great number of players and fans around the world. Due to the incredible popularity of the series, a wide range of merchandise ...

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Overwatch is a popular multiplayer first-person shooter that was first released in May 2016 by Blizzard Entertainment. Since its original release, it has generated a large fan base around the world and an equally large amount of merchandise that comes in a variety of forms. Thing...

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Persona 5 is the sixth installment in the Persona video game series, which is developed by P-Studio (a team from Atlus) and features a combination of RPG gameplay with elements of a social simulator mixed into it, which makes it unique among other popular RPGs. It has received a ...

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Persona 5 is the sixth installment of the Persona video game series, itself a part of the Megami Tensei franchise. It is often described as a social-stimulation, role-playing game. Widely considered to be among the greatest role-playing games of all time, it has been praised inte...

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Pokemon, a worldwide phenomenon, was founded in 1995 by Satoshi Tajiri and has had a lot of different merchandise released ever since the television series first aired in 1997. Most of the merchandise features the Pokémon and characters in plushies, Amiibo toys, illustrations on ...

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The Pokemon franchise has one of the most expansive and successful lines of merchandise in all of anime, manga, and video games. The hundreds of different Pokémon from the video games have led to fans scrambling for all kinds of t-shirts, figures, amiibo, and, of course, plushies...

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Pokemon is one of the most recognizable and popular franchises around, so it should be no surprise that several amiibo recreating some of the more iconic creatures have been created. Amiibo is Nintendo’s line of figures that have an NFC chip that allows them to communicate with v...

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Pokemon is one of the most popular and successful video game and anime franchises in both Japan and around the world. To match its incredible popularity, an equally extensive amount of merchandise based on the hundreds of unique Pokémon from the games is made, the most common of ...

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Sailor Moon is one of the most popular anime series of the 1990s and took the world by storm by spawning a global craze for the Maho Shojo (Magical Girl) genre. The anime has captured the hearts of young girls and women around the world even 20 years after the series was released...

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Sailor Moon, is a Magical Girl shoujo manga and anime series that was popular in the 90’s. Created by Nakao Takeuchi herself, the series follows a middle school student named Usagi Tsukino and her adventures as Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon, along with the other Sailor Scouts, Mercury...

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Sailor Moon is a popular anime and manga series from the 90s that became a staple in the Magical Girl genre. The popularity of the series has extended far beyond Japan, creating a thriving community around the world that is still alive today. Though the manga series ended in the ...

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The selection of Seven Deadly Sins merchandise is reasonably wide, ranging across all basic categories such as clothing, posters, accessories, keychains, pillows, blankets and even special edition sets. Although there may not be as much selection when compared to more mainstream ...

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The amiibo line of Nintendo figures was first launched with the fourth entry in the Super Smash Bros series. A special feature of the amiibo is the NFC chip found in each figure, which allows it to communicate with various Nintendo games to unlock a number of different features d...

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Soul Eater is a manga series that is published by Square Enix and created by Atsushi Ohkubo. It was serialized in 2004 and ran until 2013. An anime adaptation consisting of 51 episodes ran between 2008 and 2009 and had an original story that diverged from the original manga at a ...

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Studio Ghibli, a worldwide popular animation film studio, was founded in June 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. The studio has had many different kinds of merchandise related to its feature films released. Many of them feature the films’ ...

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Totoro merchandise is very popular among fans of Studio Ghibli and all of their hit films. The merchandise features Totoro designed on everyday used items such as bags, towels, and even mugs. The designs are unique and are inspired by key moments from the film, making them highly...

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Totoro plushies are highly sought after by fans of the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, which has garnered worldwide popularity ever since it was originally released in 1988. The plushies feature the mascot character in various kinds of materials, some of which are furry an...

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Super Mario is one of the most popular, successful, and recognizable video game and media franchises in the entire world. Ever since the release of Super Mario Bros. in 1985, the series has exploded in terms of popularity, revitalizing the home video game market and creating an i...

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The Super Mario franchise is one of the most popular and widespread video game franchises in the world, as such, there are a countless number of fans of the games and its characters, as well as a tremendous amount of merchandise based on the series. There are hundreds of differen...

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Super Mario is a video game franchise that is easily recognized all around the world because of how popular each of its games is. Since there are so many fans of the Super Mario games, an equally large amount of merchandise based on its iconic characters are made by many differen...

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Sword Art Online began as a web light novel released by the creator, Reki Kawahara, on his website in 2002. Since the anime series adaptation was released in 2012, the demand for Sword Art Online merchandise has grown greatly. In 2018, Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered, and...

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Sword Art Online is an anime series that has grown hugely in popularity since it was first aired in 2012. Spin-offs, movies, and even games have also been created based on the original web light novel series published in 2002. The main series centers around characters trapped in ...

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The success of the manga series Tokyo Ghoul was nearly instantaneous ever since its release in 2011. Later in 2014, the anime adaptation only highlighted the popularity of the series around the world. As the number of Tokyo Ghoul fans grew, a sequel manga series by the original a...

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Yu-Gi-Oh is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time and has sparked numerous spin-off shows since the initial manga series by Kazuki Takahashi that ran in 1996 and anime series that aired in both 1998 and 2000 respectively. Because of this, a wealth of merchandis...

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Collectible figure manufacturer Funko Pop has a long history of transforming iconic characters from film, TV, books, games, and anime into their classic chibi, black button-eyed figures. Funko Pops are so popular because they offer fans the chance to decorate their spaces with an...

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Yuri!!! on Ice instantly conquered the hearts of thousands of fans since its first release in 2016. Its elaborate and smooth choreographies and its beautiful music made a huge impact and received many positive comments. Having these choreographies being coordinated by a professio...

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The Legend of Zelda series is an incredibly popular video game series that is developed and published by Nintendo. The series began as a humble game for the Famicom (NES outside of Japan) and quickly grew into an unbelievable phenomenon, becoming one of Nintendo’s most popular se...

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The Legend of Zelda series is an incredibly popular video game franchise that was originally created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Its first game was released on the Famicom (NES outside of Japan) in 1986 and has since produced dozens of other entries in the main series...

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The Legend of Zelda series is a very well-known action and adventure collection of video games published by Nintendo and created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Since the debut of the series in 1986, many other sequels, spin-off games, and various other types of media bas...

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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Today, many consider it to be a classic movie, despite it originally being an incredibly polarizing film when it was originally released. Meanwhile, in the 2010s, Medicom Toy sought out franchises t...

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Wicked and ogreish servants of hell. These are words that can be used to describe the oni, a mythical beast from Japanese folklore. Over thousands of years, there have been many different depictions of these beasts. Today, people all over Japan dress to imitate an oni during many...

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Over 156 years after the novel's first rush to print, Alice in Wonderland continues to captivate audiences around the world. The story's fanciful setting and memorable characters have inspired spin-offs across mediums. One of the story's most iconic characters is the ...

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A classic from both the horror and sci-fi genres, Alien is one of the most recognizable franchises in the world. Fans love the tough, ground-breaking hero, Ellen Ripley, and the deeply disturbing alien antagonist. The namesake alien itself gets the Medicom Toys treatment in the &...

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Andy Warhol is one of the 20th century's most well-known artists. His contribution to the pop art movement changed how society viewed everyday life as art and art as everyday life. Medicom Toys added Andy Warhol to their long list of impressive collaborators in 2016. One of t...

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Andy Warhol created near-constant controversy with his art over his 25-year career. His work challenged conventions in terms of style and irreverence. The "BE@RBRICK Andy Warhol Brillo 100% & 400% Set" figure showcases one of Warhol's earliest eye-catching contr...

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Medicom Toy's impressive collection of artist collaborations includes work from some of the 20th century's foremost artists. The number of figures representing Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat increased, eventually including their collaborative paintings. The painting...

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Anisong Station, also known as Aniste and Ani☆Sute, is a Japanese television show that focused on promoting artists that create music featured in many different anime series and anime-style games that were popular at the time. As Medicom Toy continues to broaden their catalog of ...

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Medicom Toy levels up their style factor with one of the fashion world's most iconic designers, Anna Sui. Sui is well-known for her cutting-edge and intricate designs. Her participation in high-profile and innovative collaborations has made her an unforgettable figure of 21st...

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Since its creation in 2003, Kunihiko Morinaga’s label Anrealage has radically transformed perception in fashion. As one of the rising stars of the Japanese fashion scene, this innovative Tokyo label has a unique, tech-savvy, and futuristic take on clothing. Anrealage's claim ...

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DC Comics character Aquaman saw renewed popularity after his live-action film debut in 2017's Justice League. Once considered a silly, gimmicky character, Jason Momoa's portrayal gave the character a much-needed cool factor. Since his solo movie in 2018, Aquaman merchandi...

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Atmos is a Japanese streetwear brand and store that is highly regarded for its collaborations with other sneaker brands, with Nike being one of the most notable. Aside from its collaborations with other clothing brands, Atmos also has a rather extensive history with Medicom Toy a...

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Attack on Titan is a wildly popular manga series created by Hajime Isayama. The story follows Eren Yeager and his fight against superhuman enemies called the Titans. As of March 2021, the manga has entered its final chapters. Medicom Toy has celebrated the series since the first ...

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Medicom Toy's BE@BRICK line famously includes high-profile collaborations with designers and artists around the world. However, the toy line also includes figures from Japanese history in the brand's distinct, collectible form. The "BE@RBRICK Bakumatsu Collection&quo...

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As one of pop culture's most popular villains, the Joker has made multiple appearances in the BE@BRICK line. His most recent appearance depicts his iconic cartoon design from Batman: The Animated Series. The "BE@RBRICK The Joker: Batman: The Animated Series Ver. 100% &am...

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Of the many praised features of Batman: The Animated Series, none had the same lasting impact as the creation of Harley Quinn. The Joker's sidekick and on-off love interest, Harley's distinct characterization earned her a place in the comic canon and fans' hearts. Her...

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While a divisive film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice helped launch the DC Extended film universe. Ben Affleck's Batman surprised fans by giving the familiar hero a wise and cynical vibe. Medicom Toy depicts this version of Batman in the "BE@RBRICK Knightmare Batman ...

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Since her live-action film debut in 2017, Wonder Woman has seen a resurgence in popularity. While she's enjoyed status as a feminist icon since her inception in 1941, Gal Gadot's performance brought the hero to renewed prominence. She made her first appearance in the BE@B...

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As Medicom Toys expands their collection of collaborations, now NBA franchises appear alongside their most famous players. As the Boston Celtics join the lineup, record-breaking Larry Bird serves as their first representative figure. In the figure set "BE@RBRICK Boston Celti...

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Breaking Bad boasts the reputation as the most critically-acclaimed series of all time. Fans of the show praise the dramatic storyline and compelling character arcs. One unique part of the show is the recurring motif of the Pink Bear. Featured in only a few episodes, the bear'...

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Pushead is an American musician and artist that is well-known throughout punk and heavy metal music communities. Although he has collaborated with many large bands and companies, Many different BE@BRICK figure designs have been produced by him as well. One such figure is the “BE@...

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Brigsby Bear is a 2017 independent film rooted in its SNL origins. The variety show veterans The Lonely Island produced the film written by and starring SNL actor Kyle Mooney. The film strays away from the sometimes harsh humor of SNL for a genuine, heartwarming movie experience....

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As a franchise, Care Bears has undergone numerous reinventions. With each milestone anniversary, the designs and character lineup receive a facelift to engage a new group of kids. However, at its core, the story and bears remain the same. One of the original fan-favorite bears, F...

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Of the Care Bears lineup, few bears have the same reputation as Grumpy Bear. While the rest of the Care Bear Family displays objectively sunny dispositions, Grumpy Bear stands apart as the family cynic. However, his unique traits make him invaluable in the Care Bear universe as h...

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Care Bears remains one of the most iconic toy brands in the world. The concept, a group of bears tasked with promoting caring, ended up becoming a smash hit in children's media. Today, the franchise still boasts a powerful reputation among toy makers as it nears its 40th anni...

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Cars is one of Pixar Studios' wildly popular movies. A smash-hit with young audiences, the film inspired a tv and film franchise. Formerly selfish and obnoxious race car Lightning McQueen is the franchise's hero. He made his debut in the BE@BRICK line in the imaginative f...

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No Basketball player has had the same pop culture impact as Dennis Rodman. Known as "the Worm" for his evasive rebound style, Rodman made a name for himself as a powerful defensive forward. His equally aggressive public persona cemented his legacy as the classic bad boy...

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Of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, no player appears on more fantasy lineups than Scottie Pippen. Pippen is most known for his impressive defensive abilities and versatile all-around skill set. Medicom Toy honors Pippen's career in their BE@BRICK line with the "BE@RBRICK Ch...

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Fans of Japanese media know about the wide range of variety shows aired each night in Japan. Since 2018, one of the most popular family shows has been NHK's "Chico Will Scold You!" The titular Chiko-chan has an instantly recognizable design and sassy personality fan...

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Pixar has a reputation for making quality children's movies a level above their competitors. The dedication to animation standards and emotional storytelling shines in 2017's Coco. With its vibrant visuals and impressive soundtrack, the movie became an instant hit when it...

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No musician or band-shaped the musical landscape of the 21st century to the same degree as Daft Punk. The French duo revamped electronic dance music and brought the genre to the mainstream through collaborations and sampling, Daft Punk both took inspiration from and shaped the hi...

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DAN is an artist that creates designs and sculptures of original kaiju monsters. Many of their designs feature an incredible range of strange, unusual characteristics that give DAN’s kaiju an iconic style. DAN’s first and most popular creation is Pogola, which was first seen in t...

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One of American animation's most iconic characters came from an era of competition against the world's most famous mouse. Betty Boop was one of the earliest flagship characters of Fleischer Studios. While the studio folded in the early 1940s, Betty's legacy continued ...

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Dylan’s Candy Bar is a large chain of candy shops and suppliers in the United States that are owned by Dylan Lauren. The brand has retail locations in New York, Illinois, Hawaii, and Florida, that customers can visit and enjoy a wide range of candies, sweets, and treats. BE@BRICK...

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Fantasista Utamaro is a Japanese artist that is currently living in Brooklyn, New York, and is primarily known for creating visually striking works with elements of Japanese pop culture like anime and manga blended into them. In September 2019, Medicom Toy would collaborate with ...

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No organization incites as much mystery and fascination as the Freemasons. While hardly a secret society, limited knowledge about the group's purpose has led to wild theories and rumors about their activities. Its prominence in popular culture has led to references in tons of...

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Fukusuke, sometimes known by their stylized English name "Fukuske," is a well-known Japanese sock producer. Their name comes from a traditional doll associated with wealth and good luck. In their third figure with Medicom Toy, the feeling of wealth comes through in vibr...

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In recent years, the BE@BRICK line of figures produced by Medicom Toy has gone on to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, companies, and organizations from all over the world. Global sports fans will be happy to know that Futbol Club Barcelona was one of the first major sp...

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A hallmark of many Japanese people’s childhoods, Ganbare!! Robocon is a tokusatsu or live-action children’s TV show from the 70s. Ganbare!! Robocon was produced by Toei and created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It has seen many adaptations since its release. Today it lives on in the hea...

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For fans of the classic 1980s comedy, Ghostbusters is one of the decade's best hits. The film's refreshing concept and use of special effects changed expectations for films to come. One of Ghostbusters' most iconic characters, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, serves as ...

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From the first two Ghostbusters films, fans recognize the Slimer as a representative character in the franchise. While the Slimer primarily hunts for its next meal, the hijinks surrounding its capture came to define the tone of the Ghostbusters movies. The character receives two ...

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Halloween is possibly the most famously fun holiday in the world. Many cultures still celebrate the holiday's origins related to honoring the dead. Others take the day as an opportunity to dress up and have a creepy, horror-themed party. Medicom Toy has been celebrating Hallo...

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DC Comics’ most iconic super villainous finally got her solo film debut in 2020's Birds of Prey. Harley Quinn became an instant fan favorite after her debut in Batman: The Animated Series. Her live-action portrayal by Margot Robbie in 2016's Suicide Squad only increased h...

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Clowns are supposed to be funny; to bring out the silliness and fun that sometimes isn’t so apparent in everyday life. Not this one; not Pennywise. “Beep Beep Richie! They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too!”. This bone-chilling line is o...

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Jackson Pollock remains one of the most influential abstract painters in the art world. His groundbreaking style of pouring paint changed how art was made and what abstract art is considered valuable. Medicom Toy offers a variety of BE@BRICK figure designs to explore the breadth ...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most important artists of the Neo-Expressionist movement. His raw, bold style matched his aptitude for commentary on the social inequalities in America. The Medicom Toy figure, "BE@RBRICK Jean Michel Basquiat Vol. 6 100% & 400% Set,&qu...

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Kamen Joshi is an enduring underground idol group that was formed in 2013. Rather than focusing on the members' cuteness, members of Kamen Joshi hide their faces. Kamen Joshi takes this gimmick further with the use of props and themed performances. Their striking, gap-visual ...

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Kamenoko Tawashi is a well-renowned Japanese brand of cleaning brushes and other cleaning products. Although some may find it a bit strange, the brand is so popular with customers that Medicom eventually reached out to the company to form a collaboration. This collaboration event...

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Kamigami no Ki, or The Chronicles of the Gods, is a Japanese TV anime that aired between 2016 and 2017. It aired as part of a variety show called "#Hi_Poul" run by Fuji TV and is set around 3000 BCE in ancient Egypt. The super-short anime follows Bastet, Anubis, and Ra ...

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Karimoku Furniture has made a name for itself as one of Japan's leading artisan furniture producers. The company's history in the lumber industry led to an unparalleled mastery of woodworking. Karimoku has lent their woodworking talents to Medicom Toy as a creator of soli...

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Modern art fans and social historians alike know about Keith Haring’s influence in the late 20th century. Haring's bold linework and politically minded iconography make his art instantly recognizable. His famous faceless figures are on display in Medicom Toy's "BE@RB...

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Japanese designer Hiroaki Sueyasu launched the Tokyo brand Kidill in 2014. Kidill cultivated its unique look by blending punk, skate culture, and androgyny into wearable streetwear. The Japanese cult favorite made its formal debut at Paris Fashion Week in 2021 as part of an ultra...

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“Daidai Daisuki Dakishimetai” is a song that was created by Kids Day Band and released in 2016. To commemorate the release of the song, a BE@RBRICK figure inspired by the cover art of the single was created as well. This figure is simply titled the “NY@BRICK Daidai Daisuki Dakish...

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“I won't even need the push from my farts!”, one of many bizarre quotes from the meat emblazoned mask-wearing wrestler superhero. Kinniku Suguru is known as one of the strongest characters in the Kinnikuman series if not eventually the strongest. Wrestling his way to stardom ...

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Kiyoshiro Imawano was a defining figure of the Japanese rock scene during the 1970s and 80s. As the "King of Rock," Imawano redefined the relationship between Japanese linguistics and modern rock lyrics. His flashy stage presence and loud political voice made him a pop ...

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Kosuke Kawamura is a popular contemporary artist and graphic designer based in Tokyo, Japan. Although he is widely known for his collages, he has also collaborated with various fashion brands to create stylish apparel as well. As Medicom Toy continues to expand their BE@BRICK lin...

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Craig Costello, also known as “KR”, is a popular artist known for his dripping graffiti designs and his own brand of ink called KRINK. As Medicom Toy continues to expand their collection of BE@BRICK figures, a figure inspired by KR’s style would be made by the company. This figur...

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Lisa Larson is a Swedish sculptor, ceramicist, and artist that created a number of iconic works that have piqued the interest of many individuals from around the world. Although she has created many different works that utilized many kinds of media, she is most known for her cera...

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The Japanese cult clothing company Loopwheeler is as famous for its many collaborations as for its top-quality fabric. An equally iconic designer brand, BE@BRICK makes for Loopwheeler's perfect toy counterpart. From their newest collaboration, the "BE@RBRICK Loopwheeler ...

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Madballs is a brand of gross-out collectible foam ball toys that were first introduced in 1985 and would later go on to branch out into other types of media as well. After the toys were revived for the second time in 2017, Medicom Toy began collaborating with the toy brand to cre...

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Michael Jackson is a beloved figure in the world of pop music and quickly became recognized as the King of Pop after his solo debut in 1971. Since he was such an iconic figure in the music industry, it is no surprise that companies were eager to form collaborations with the King ...

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Mickey Mouse is possibly the most recognized cartoon character in the world. As the mascot for Disney, Mickey appears in all the company's related merch and promotional material. Since 2010, Mickey has been featured countless times in the Medicom Toy BE@BRICK line. Two of Mic...

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Mika Ninagawa is one of the world's most celebrated photographers. Her work in portraits, still life, and landscapes invoke strong colors and a sense of vibrance. Today, she's a sought-after celebrity photographer, film director, and prolific product designer. Her long li...

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Since 2010, the Despicable Me franchise has been immensely popular with young audiences. The franchise mascots, yellow child-like minions, became a worldwide meme and a corporate icon for Comcast. Featured in merchandise around the world, popular minion Dave joined the Medicom To...

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Minions are the ultra-popular mascot characters from the Despicable Me franchise. The silly yellow characters are popular worldwide. Medicom Toy introduced minions to their merchandise lines in 2017. The minion Stuart gained more attention for his appearance in the 2015 film Mini...

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Minnie Mouse boasts the reputation of the world's most recognizable female character. As Mickey Mouse's girlfriend, Minnie has undergone a wide variety of character roles. She's played everything from damsel in distress to focused aspiring songstress. Her design has c...

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Nanoblock has been pleasing fans of construction toy sets since the line's introduction in 2008. Smaller than their competitor, LEGO, the brand boasts the ability to create complex compositions. Medicom Toy partnered with the award-winning brand to create a BE@BRICK collabora...

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Prolific multimedia artist Nathalie Lété has been actively making art since 1987. After launching her solo career in 2000, she's developed a whimsical, folk art-inspired style known for its feelings of nostalgia. Lété has equally emphasized her roles as an artist and business...

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Music lovers and figure collectors alike will love the NY@BRICK line from Medicom Toy. NY@BRICKs are a cat-shaped spinoff of the popular BE@BRICK line. In their first release, these figures combined music and art to inspire unique designs. The accompanying song download makes thi...

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Prior to its breakup in 2009, Oasis was one of the most popular and influential British rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s. Like many other popular musicians and musical groups, Medicom Toy eventually sought out a collaboration with the band, eventually resulting in the creation o...

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Despite its modest beginnings, One Cut of the Dead rocketed to international acclaim as one of the best modern zombie films. Fans and critics alike praise the film for its originality and witty writing. Medicom Toy jumped on the One Cut of the Dead rise to fame in 2018. The film&...

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Running from October 1950 up until February 2000, Peanuts is one of the most influential and well-known comics in history. Over its 50 years of runtime, Peanuts became a household name in America and even extended its popularity overseas. Around the world characters like Snoopy a...

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Phantom of the Paradise is one of many off-beat, experimental films of the 1970s with a cult following today. The film's genre-defying storyline, outrageous gothic motifs, and distinct 70s aesthetic make it popular as modern ironic cinema. Though the story is equal parts horr...

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Phil Frost is a self-taught contemporary New York artist. His unique aesthetic is heavily influenced by street graffiti and African art and much more. In the early 90’s he made his mark by painstakingly tagging the streets of New York. Today, his work can be found in galleries, o...

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Pico Taro dominated internet comedy in late 2016 with the hit video PPAP. All official versions of the video have over 500 million combined views, making it a landmark in "meme music" history. Medicom Toy immortalized the comedic persona in 2018's "BE@RBRICK Pi...

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Jack Sparrow is one of the defining film characters of the 2000s. His swaggering presence captivated audiences, changing the trajectory of Johnny Depp's career. The character is both the central figure and representative of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as a whole. J...

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In the world of Planet of the Apes, humans are not the ultimate authority. Astronauts crash-land on a seemingly desolate planet only to discover that it is in fact inhabited by an advanced race of apes. With the ability to communicate using language and the use of basic technolog...

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“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” Arguably one of the most iconic one-liners in modern pop culture. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Robocop cast a satirical shadow on the world of action and sci-fi, bridging the gap between the untouchable hero and the vulnerabilities faced by al...

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Brooklyn artist ROSTARR constantly blurs the lines between art and design. He constantly strives to find freedom in his art styles and creates abstract and spontaneous pieces. Over the years, he has collaborated with major brands such as “Nike”, “Diesel”, and “MOMA”. In 2019, Med...

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The end of the Sengoku Period served as a turning point in Japanese history. A newly unified Japan was now under one ruling government in an era of peace that would last over 200 years. Of the Great Unifiers, Toyotomi Hideyoshi conquered the most landmass and created systems that...

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Space Invaders is a series so iconic its enemy sprites have come to represent the video game industry as a whole. Even players born after the golden age of arcade games have the chance to play the franchise in contemporary ports, remakes, and copycat games. Medicom Toy honors the...

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Josh Franklin, who also goes by the name Stash, is a popular graffiti artist and graphic designer from America. As he became popular around the world, Medicom Toy eventually reached out to him to create several BE@BRICK figures inspired by his unique style. One particularly notab...

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The Steel Jeeg toy line and anime unknowingly set the standard for mecha toy media production in 1975. Relatively unknown in the US, the series has a huge fan following in Japan and Europe. The titular robot, Steel Jeeg, served as the first model for full range motion and magneti...

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Steel Jeeg was one of the earliest mecha toy and anime tie-in series. While short-lived, the series proved popular in Japan as well as overseas in Europe. The story's protagonist, Hiroshi Shiba not only pilots the titular robot but becomes physically a part of it. He retains ...

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Steve Aoki is a popular American DJ and record executive that has collaborated with many successful musical figures like will.i.am, Linkin Park, BTS, and Fall Out Boy. After becoming a well-established figure in the EDM scene, Medicom Toy sought out to collaborate with Aoki to cr...

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Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy is one of the most recognizable manga and anime characters in the world. The series brought Japanese animation overseas for the first time and brought Tezuka's career to the next level. Medicom Toy recreates the world-famous robot boy in the "...

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The film Taxi Driver remains one of Western media's most critically and fan acclaimed films of all time. Its dark vigilante fantasy themes have inspired psychological thrillers and character-driven dramas around the world. The film's protagonist, Travis Bickle, stands out...

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“I’ll be back”— the well-known catchphrase of possibly one of the most iconic villain/hero/anti-heroes to grace the silver screen. The Terminator franchise spans an incredible 6 movies, a TV series, and a plethora of video games and references in popular culture. Originally starr...

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Mamoru Hosoda is one of Japan's premier animated film directors. His films are widely popular in Japan and often prove to be both critical and commercial successes. His 2015 film The Boy and The Beast featured a fantastical world with animal-inspired character designs. No cha...

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Jack Skellington is one of the most beloved movie heroes for two reasons. First, his journey to discovering his inner emptiness and how to feel fulfilled is incredibly relatable. Second, his design is amazing. Disney has capitalized on Jack's iconic looks since the film's...

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The Shining remains one of the most famous horror films of all time. Despite the movie's slow pace, the atmospheric descent into progressively disturbing scenes changed how directors approached fearful storytelling. Medicom Toy celebrates the classic film with two designs in ...

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The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that took the world by storm in the early 1990s for its satirical take on the average American family. The series would go on to become an international success, which eventually led to many types of merchandise...

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Tom and Jerry is a classic cartoon that was first created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Many consider the cartoon to be an undeniable classic and is still watched by fans over half a century later. With such a successful series, it is no surprise that Medicom Toy s...

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Along the lines of the cat-shaped NY@BRICK and rabbit-shaped R@BBRICK lines, Medicom Toy introduced a new BE@RBRICK variant with Trains. A relatively new line, the BE@BRICK Trains primarily represent popular Japanese train models. However, the first entries incorporated images fr...

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Valentine's Day is a day associated with love. Medicom Toy showed their love for the holiday with a line of over 12 unique romance-themed BE@BRICK designs. Here are some of the collection’s most unique Valentine's Day creations: "BE@RBRICK 2018 Valentine Set" an...

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Vincent Van Gogh struggled through his lifetime to achieve relevance. However, after his death, he quickly rose to prominence as one of the most important artists of all time. His work is some of the most expensive in the world and can be found in countless galleries and museums....

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is an entertainment company that focuses mainly on professional wrestling. In the company’s prime, one of the most prolific and well-known fighters in WWE was The Undertaker. Meanwhile, Medicom Toy eventually sought collaboration with WWE, resul...

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The WWE, formerly WWF and WWWF, is an entertainment company that is known around the world for professional wrestling. Although many unique people and personas have appeared through the years, one of the more recent fighters to join the WWE rosters is Shinsuke Nakamura. On the ot...

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Yasuto Sasada is a Japanese artist that is known for using finely tipped pens to create unbelievably intricate works of art that blend elements of nature, technology, and mythology. As Medicom Toy continued to expand their lineup of collaborations for their BE@BRICK line of figur...

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