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Today in Preorders

Following yesterday’s public holiday in Japan, we have a handful of new items up for preorder.

Firstly, from the folks at Square Enix, we have a few items from various properties! To start with, an adorable Static Arts Mini of ‘Kingdom Heart’s’ Shadow! Look at that adorable face.

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Character: Shadow/Nobody
Series: Kingdom Hearts X
Manufacturer: Square Enix
Category: Static Arts Mini
Price: ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

From Square Enix’s Static Arts Gallery, seemingly a new sub-series of the Static Arts series, ‘Final Fantasy VII’ sees a new figure of Vincent Valentine, as designed by Nomura Tetsuya. Despite being quite a small figure at only 14cm, he looks to be quite good considering the style. And it’s a new Vincent figure, so if you’re a fan…

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Character: Vincent Valentine
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Manufacturer: Square Enix
Category: Static Arts Gallery
Price: ¥5,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

And lastly from Square Enix, from their Variant Play Arts Kai series, a brand new Joker from Kondo Hitoshi; the character designer behind the various Batman figures that have been appearing from Square Enix. Joker definitely looks quite scary, themed after the Batman like this.

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Character: Joker
Series: Batman/DC Universe
Manufacturer: Square Enix
Category: Variant Play Arts Kai
Price: ¥19,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

From MegaHouse, a sweet (in more ways than one!) figure of Tsukino Usagi from ‘Sailor Moon’! This figure is Limited + Exclusive and is available to order via Megatrea, Premium Bandai and kiddyland.

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Character: Tsukino Usagi Fruit Parlor ver.
Series: Sailor Moon
Manufacturer: MegaHouse
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥5,900 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

The life of a KanColle fan is never dull when it comes to figures. Mutsuki Kai Ni is the next character from Aoshima and Funny Knights to come up for preorder. Her brown to red ombre and exposed tummy is very nice to look at. Definitely a distraction from that whale shark mouth.

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Character: Mutsuki Kai Ni
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Aoshima/Funny Knights
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

AlphaMax often pick up titles that don’t receive much love and create magnificent pieces from them. Haruna Mishima from Sega’s music arcade game ‘Chunithm’ is fitting that wonderful space of cute and classy and that partial stair base is a fantastic choice. Unfortunately that pose doesn’t lend itself to looking good from all angles. The first press also comes with a postcard.

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Character: Mishima Haruna
Series: Chunithm
Manufacturer: AlphaMax
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

From ‘Walkure Romanze More & More’ Daiki Kougyou have made a new figure of Ryuuzouji Akane in a striped bikini that is fully cast-offable. Orders through AmiAmi also come with an A5 acrylic character plate.

Character: Ryuuzouji Akane
Series: Walkure Romanze More & More
Manufacturer: Daiki Kougyou
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥17,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

And lastly, from the 1970’s manga and anime, ‘Cutie Honey’ comes a new variant of the protagonist, Cutie Honey. This figure from Orca Toys is the third variant of her, and the first to have white hair. She also casts off, shown as her breasts exploding out of her outfit.

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Character: Cutie Honey Infinite Premium ver.
Series: Cutie Honey
Manufacturer: Orca Toys
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: October 2016
Run: Standard

Last Week in Preorders

Starting with a Limited and Exclusive from Aniplex+, Megumi Katou from the really good anime ‘Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata’ is up for preorder. She is in a really classy pink kimono and definitely doesn’t look boring. Unfortunately Aniplex+ doesn’t ship to international customers for anyone keen for her will have to use a proxy or a forwarding service.

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Character: Megumi Katou Kimono ver.
Series: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

‘Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??’ is such an incredibly sweet anime and Kafuu Chino is getting a host of figures, all of them adorable! The Alice Style figure from Aquamarine is adding to this quota and they have done a great job making her look appealing.

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Character: Kafuu Chino Alice ver.
Series: Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The next in the ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ set from GSC is the dignified German ship, Bismark. In particular, Bismark Kai! Following the previous ships, her pose matches that of her card.

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Character: Bismark Kai
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥18,333 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

From FREEing, the next Bunny version figure in their series is of ‘Saki Zenkoku-hen’ character, Haramura Nodaka. In 1/4th scale, her chest must be huge! Her price certainly seems to reflect that.

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Character: Haramura Nodaka Bunny ver.
Series: Saki Zenkoku-hen
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th Scale
Price: ¥22,963 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

A long awaited figure from Flare, Subaru and Aoi from ‘Houkago no Pleiades’ is looking pretty in pastel! A swimsuit version of these two girls, based on work by the incredible artist, Anmi.

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Character: Subaru + Aoi Swimsuit ver.
Series: Houkago no Pleiades
Manufacturer: Flare
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥16,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

Chinese manufacturer, Myethos, continues to blow people away with their crazy sculpts. This one is from ‘The Legend of Sword and Fairy’, of Zhao Ling-Er. With her removable cape and incredibly detailed water base, they’re definitely giving Japanese companies a run for their money.

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Character: Zhao Ling-Er
Series: The Legend of Sword and Fairy
Manufacturer: Myethos
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

In the world of Nendoroids, we see two new releases of male characters have come up, of Lin Setsu A from ‘Thunderbolt Fantasy’ and Nakahara Chuuya from ‘Bungou Stray Dogs’ who comes with a Rubber Strap as a bonus when ordered on the Good Smile Online Shop. How classy do they both look?

Character: Nakahara Chuuya
Series: Bungou Stray Dogs
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Lin Setsu A
Series: Thunderbolt Fantasy Tourikenyuuki
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The world of figma has been pretty quiet, with only ‘Kyuukyoku Choujin R’ seeing a figure of R. Tanaka Ichirou. He also comes with a bonus faceplate if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

Character: R. Tanaka Ichirou
Series: Kyuukyoku Choujin R
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥6,944 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

From Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts line, we see Cure Muse from ‘Suite PreCure”. As with most S.H.Figuarts these days, she is limited and exclusive to P-Bandai who do not ship to international customers.

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Character: Cure Muse
Series: Suite PreCure
Manufacturer: Bandai
Category: S.H.Figuarts
Price: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Going into the world of lewd ladies, we see numerous classy looking figures. Firstly from Skytube, we have a figure of Hisasi’s Original Character, Chie. Based on artwork by the artist, the figure comes with the fence and stone seat she sits on, and she also casts off entirely.

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Character: Chie
Series: Hisasi Original Character
Manufacturer: Alphamax
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

From Orchid Seed, ‘To Heart 2’ is still seeing figures! This Samurai ver. of Kousaka Tamaki looks very classy and very detailed. Definitely a worthwhile figure for fans of the character.

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Character: Kousaka Tamaki
Series: To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers
Manufacturer: Orchid Seed
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Dragon Toy has put up a figure of an original character all of a sudden; this one is Sagano Emiru, a singing… highschool cheerleader…? Her blond twintails and bright blue eyes are looking pretty good and she does fully cast-off.

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Character: Sagano Emiru
Series: Nihon Joshikousei Zukan
Manufacturer: Dragon Toy
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥16,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

As always, the Fate series gets lots of love. Starting with scales, manufacturer Bell Fine has put up a White Dress version for Saber.

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Character: Saber Shiro Dress ver.
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

Aniplex+ have also shown and put up for preorder, a pair of Rin and Saber Chara-Forme Plus; based on an illustration first shown alongside the SaeKano girls, like Katou shown at the start of the article. This pair is Limited + Exclusive, and Aniplex+ do not ship to international customers.

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Character: Rin Tohsaka
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: Chara-Forme Plus
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive
Character: Saber
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: Chara-Forme Plus
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Moving to rereleases, Good Smile Company have announced rereleases of two very popular male ‘Fate/Stay Night’ characters; Archer and Gilgamesh! Archer again comes with his Servant Summoning Circle Sheet if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

Character: Archer
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥3,426 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

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Character: Gilgamesh
Series: Fate/Stay Night
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ fans are definitely not short on love from Kotobukiya, with Yami Bakura and Marik Ishtar being brought up for a rerelease.

Character: Yami Bakura
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Marik Ishtar
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

This Week in Preorders

This week saw some very nice figures coming up for preorder, so prepare your wallets for the incoming onslaught.

To go with the Ciel that came up for pre-order last week, Alisa Illinichina Amiella from ‘God Eater 2: Rage Burst’ is now available to go along with her. Also in a bunny girl outfit; something you wouldn’t expect to see her in either! This figure will go well by herself or with Ciel.8fde17287ab1f13c3acf14fd0d0dab35

Character: Alisa Illinichina Amiella: Bunny Ver.
Series: God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th Scale
Price: ¥21,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

From the anime series ‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza-‘ comes a figma of Battleship Haruna’s mental model and Yotaroh, the result of battleship Kirishima’s union core merging with a teddy bear.

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They are both absolutely adorable and Good Smile Online Shop orders come with the Tea Party Table as a bonus to go along with the previously released Iona figma!

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Character: Kirishima/Yotaroh
Series: Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥2,963 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Haruna
Series: Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥6,296 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

From the Monogatari Series final season ‘Tsukimonogatari’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the tsukumogami created from a corpse, Yotsugi Ononoki! Ononoki is the 10th Monogatari figure, and comes with a standard and a DX version.

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The DX version also includes all the plushie dolls scattered around the bottom of the throne to completely recreate the original illustration!

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Character: Yotsugi Ononoki
Series: Monogatari Series
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: 1/8 Scale
Price: ¥10,926 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Yotsugi Ononoki DX Ver.
Series: Monogatari Series
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: 1/8 Scale
Price: ¥14,6306 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

Fans of the MOBA ‘DOTA 2’ will be amazed to see two figma and two Nendoroids up for preorder. figma of both Anti-Mage and Windranger, and Nendoroids of Dragon Knight and Mirana are available for order on the Valve Store for order now, and come with a Digital Unlock. Thankfully they’re much more readily available than the Nendoroid of League of Legends’ Ahri.

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Character: Anti-Mage
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Max Factory/Valve
Category: figma
Price: USD$60.00
Release Date: September 2016
Run: Exclusive
Character: Windranger
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Max Factory/Valve
Category: figma
Price: USD$60.00
Release Date: September 2016
Run: Exclusive
Character: Dragon Knight
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: Nendoroid
Price: USD$45.00
Release Date: September 2016
Run: Exclusive
Character: Mirana
Series: DOTA 2
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Valve
Category: Nendoroid
Price: USD$45.00
Release Date: September 2016
Run: Exclusive

From ‘Marvel Universe: Thor’ comes Lady Loki; a figure from Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo series, based on illustrations by the magnificent Yamashita Shunya! The details contained on this figure are astounding and her base is made to match that of the Lady Thor figure previously announced.

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Character: Lady Loki
Series: Thor
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

Kotobukiya have very quickly put up a figure of Zero and Kemono no Youhei from ‘Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho’ for order; from announcement to order in just 2 months!

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Character: Zero and Kemono no Youhei
Series: Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

One thing Miku fans will never need to worry about is a choice of high quality figures. This figure based on the outfit from the PV ‘Nijigen Dream Fever’ from Alphamax is bright, colourful and so different! She’ll be perfect for any Hatsune Miku Shrine.

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Orders made through the Alphamax Online Shop, who unfortunately don’t ship to international customers, will come with the original illustration by Buzz.

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Character: Hatsune Miku
Series: Vocaloid – Nijigen Dream Fever
Manufacturer: Alphamax
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

Kaitendoh have put up a figure up for order of princess Stella Vermillion from ‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’. In a very cute polka dot swimsuit and riding on flames while holding her sword, she’s definitely interesting to look at.

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Character: Stella Vermillion
Series: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Manufacturer: Kaitendoh
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2016
Run: Standard

Fans of the series ‘Ranma 1/2’ are never starved for figures, with Tendou Akane getting a Limited + Exclusive S.H.Figuarts. Coming with P-Chan, this figure will go well with any existing Ranma S.H.Figuarts sets.

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Character: Tendou Akane
Series: Ranma 1/2
Manufacturer: Bandai
Category: S.H.Figuarts
Price: ¥4,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

From Hong Kong Company, Coreplay, a figure of Franchir from the RPG ‘Merc Storia’ has appeared from nowhere and gone straight up for order! In a sweet-coated cart and surrounded by even more sweets, what’s there not to love? I certainly can’t resist her.

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Character: Franchir
Series: Merc Storia
Manufacturer: Coreplay
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥18,300 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard