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How can I tell if an anime figure is a fake?

First, Check if there is a fan website that catalogues the produced figures for the series you're interested in. Check the catalogues at MyFigureCollection.net, make an account, and consult ...
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I bought a figure of a girl with a baseball bat, but I don't know who of

She seems to be Natsume Reiko from Natsume Yuujinchou Sometimes, she's shown with a baseball bat with some seals on it, which she uses to fight youkai. This is a picture of her wielding the bat: For ...
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What anime or manga is this pink-haired girl in an athletic outfit from?

It's looks like Mariah Wong from Beyblade (金李, Japanese: Chou Mao, Chinese Pinyin: Wīng Maou)
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Where can I buy anime cel sheets?

By "cel sheets" do you mean hand-painted animation cels? In Japanese, these are called seru-ga (セル画). When searching, "anime cel" will give you more search results than "cel sheets" (which is not a ...
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What anime is this black sword from?

That should be Uchiha Sasuke's Sword of Kusanagi, from the Naruto series: However, I'm not sure whether or not the Uchiha crest is ever shown to be on the hilt of the sword in the series.
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Can I get some help identifying this figurine of a blonde swordswoman wearing a highleg?

She is Yuna Kagurazaka from Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, which is a series of video games that also spawned two OVA releases. You can find the same figurine in different angles here.
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Are these paper figures actually Origami?

I think they can be considered Papercraft. Also called Pepakura, from "pepa kurafuto", I guess. If you search google for pepakura models, you can find sites with lots of designs to print and assemble....
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Preventing manga books from having yellow pages

Although I have no manga, I do have a large comic book collection. I protect them with "comic book bags" (or sleeves) and anti-acidic cardboard. They are stored in special boxes designed for comic ...
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Which anime do these figures of girls wearing idol-like uniform belong to?

These are characters from the gacha mobile rhythm game THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, a rhythm game spin-off of THE iDOLM@STER franchise. Unlike its counterpart THE iDOLM@STER: Million Live!, it ...
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What anime is this female anime figure in blue uniform from?

The female character in the above picture is Kurogane Hayate from Hayate x Blade.                    &...
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What anime is this white angel costume from?

It's an outfit worn by Panty from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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How can I tell if an anime figure is a fake?

To identify for fake goods, sometimes you'll have to check the official website for how the goods actually looks like. This is not always available though as not all company provides pictures of the ...
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What was the first anime to come out on Bluray/HDDVD?

I did some research, and it appears this won't be answered with a simple straight answer. This page has all the release dates for Blu-ray disc up-to-date, and this page (and this forum thread too) has ...
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Who are these female anime figures in military-style clothing?

All three are from the Galaxy Angel Series, in particular the first series featuring the Moon Angel Troop. The figures themselves I believe come from the Limited Edition of the first volume of the ...
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What anime/manga is this girl wearing a red beret from?

The female character in the above picture is Tomomi Aizawa from Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 3.               The visual novel does not ...
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Can somebody please tell me who this figure is and where it is from?

That would be Leila Malcal from Code Geass: Akito of the Exiled Aside from her attire which as you can see above matches what give it away is her hairstyle which has two egg shaped buns that are ...
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Where can I purchase anime soundtracks for download?

Amazon Japan has the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso soundtrack available for download: "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ORIGINAL SONG & SOUNDTRACK". It's an MP3 download (so not lossless, unfortunately). The ...
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Is intentionally producing a lower quality TV release unique to anime?

You are correct that it is about a rush of timing during the initial broadcast of the series. The Sailor Moon Crystal Failures website is maintaining a log of Toei's initial run screenshots with ...
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Where can I buy anime cel sheets?

Have a look at my gallery on http://www.kochigallery.com/#!comics-japan/c1r18. I offer hundreds of original anime cel and sketches from anime such as Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Captain Harlock, Akira, ...
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How rare is it to find an anime script from the late 1990s for purchase?

Since I posted the question half a year ago, I've been tracking Sailor Moon scripts on Yahoo! Japan Auctions more regularly. If you are looking for a script of a specific episode, you should act when ...
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Where did Yaoi Paddles come from?

Following up on some stories I heard of yaoi fans I know from conventions, and a lot of trips on the WayBack machine to find old/deleted posts following the first ban, I came down to this pretty ...
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Who is this brown-haired witch on a broomstick?

Sakamaki Laito from "Diabolik Lovers": he is wearing the same suit and the the same look on his face also same hair color and eye color. I couldn't find this keychain anywhere but if you look up his ...
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What anime is this doll from?

From the tag alone, we can tell this UFO Catcher prize is part of a set from Kaitou Saint Tail. The character is Ruby, Meimi's brown pet hedgehog.
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Who are these characters?

Those are Asahina Mikuru from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: and Mari Makinami Illustrious from Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance:
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What anime is this keyholder coming from?

The text on the back supposed to be referring to the Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) series. However, the title logo was crafted poorly; it's missing the dakuten on デ, looking more like テ, and the second ラ ...
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Where can I buy anime cel sheets?

We are a London based retailer selling authentic anime cels via our online store www.cel-ga.com As we purchase Cels either directly from the production companies or certified dealers, we can guarantee ...
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Whose mask is this?

Nerdspan says: This month’s phone charm accessorizes well with the shirt and the watch, as like both of those wearable items, the color scheme is also white, red, and black. On the reverse side of ...
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Who is this figure of an orange-haired schoolgirl?

Anime: Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Character: Erina Nakiri Here is the anime scene which resembles the figure in the photo.
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What anime are these keychains from?

The blue one is Aki Hasumi from the otoge visual novel for PS Vita called Root∞REXX. Link to item The red one is Kiriya Etou from the Kiniro no Corda anime and manga series. Link to item
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What anime is this blond hair girl wearing pink hair ribbons from?

That would be Beatrice from the Re:Zero series
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