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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

Last Week in Preorders – The Rest

And the items that don’t fit in the world of scales or Nendoroids! Still some wonderful items.

Character: Kashima
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥8,148 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Leafa
Series: Sword Art Online II
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥5,741 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Preorders of Kashima and Leafa from the Good Smile Online Shop will include bonuses!

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Character: Momohime
Series: Oboro Muramasa
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: Parfom
Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Ranka Lee
Series: Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: Plamax
Price: ¥2,963 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard


Character: Xuan Ying
Series: Shoka-teki Higashikou no Sakura
Manufacturer: Tsukuri
Category: Sakura Ebi Gijinka Bishoujo
Price: ¥4,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Gagaga Girl
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: Cu-Poche
Price: ¥5,200 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

COSPLAYER OF THE MONTH MAY 2016: NEKO CHAOS COSPLAY

Time for another Cosplayer Of The Month update…and this month it’s none other than Neko Chaos Cosplay! Neko has done some incredibly awesome cosplays from her sexy Pikachu, Sinon from SAO II, Shimakaze from KanColle and more. Having mentioned Shimakaze, you need to check it out below…it’s so amazing and on point!

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Neko is one cosplayer who always brings imaginative ideas to the genre with a great degree of skill. If you haven’t had a chance, check out her Facebook page (LINK) and I’ve also linked to photographer Neil Creek’s photoshoots with her.

Neil Creek shoot – Steins;Gate: Mayuri

Neil Creek shoot – Bikini Shimakaze

Neil Creek shoot – KanColle: Shimakaze

Neil Creek shoot – Yukata Hatsune Miku

Oh, and to see more of last month’s COTM, Vampy Bit Me!, you can check out more pics on a Pinterest album I made (LINK).

Android Version Of KanColle Is Very Close…

KanColle is a hugely popular series in Japan, not just as an anime, PS Vita game and browser game but also it’s perfectly suited to the mobile platform.

At last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the mobile phone version of KanColle was shown, specifically how you’ll be able to link your browser in game data to your phone for on the go seamless action on Android devices. According to the Twitter page of the Combined Fleet Naval District, pre-registration will start on February 29, 2016.

現在「艦これ」鎮守府では、「艦これ」公式【android版】の開発/投入準備を進めています。艦娘/艦隊データを連動し、PC&スマホ連携による艦隊運営が可能となる予定です。投入タイミングはDMMさんと調整中です。【2/29(月)】より提督の皆さんに先行登録開始予定です。
#艦これ

— 「艦これ」開発/運営 (@KanColle_STAFF) February 21, 2016

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you can check out this YouTube video which shows how you can play the game without being in Japan:

Or alternately, you can get the game on the PS Vita.

Source: Crunchyroll

KanColle Introduces New Ship Girls

Kantai Collection is a broswer based game that has really taken off in Japan. Known an KanColle or KanKore, the games revolves around a of warships reimagined as young girls. The game recently kicked off its Fall 2014 campaign which will run until November 28th, 2014.

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More importantly, this new update is introducing some girls/warships. The new campaign is called the Western New Guinea campaign and introduces three new Japanese girls/warships and one German ship. First up is Asagumo who happens to be an Asashio-class Destroyer. Then there’s Nowaki, a Kagerou-class Destroyer while Akizuki is an Akizuki-class Destroyer and then there’s Prinz Eugen, an Admiral Hipper-class Heavy Cruiser. Pics are below so you can get a good look at the new characters. I wonder if these ones will be in the recently announced anime?

KanColle Game Sees Delay

In a move that will upset fans of this series, the KanColle (Kantai Collection) game for the PS Vita has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled for release on the PS Vita sometime during the Autumn of 2014 but has now been pushed back to Spring 2015. The announcement was made by Kadokawa Games with the producer, Kensuke Tanaka, saying that they would like the opportunity to do more “advanced things” with the game.

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But let’s not forget that the anime will be coming out in Spring of 2015 as well, and looks a little something like this:

KanColle Anime Incoming

Great news coming out from Kadokawa with the reveal that Kantai Collection, or KanColle, has been slated for anime release. For those that haven’t caught up with this title, it’s a mobile game on Android and iOS and by all accounts, is very addictive. The gameplay is a free to play, online card game which features warships depicted as very kawaii girls. There’s also a PS Vita game in the works but for now, check out the trailer for the anime below.

And to give you a better idea of what they look like, here’s Neko from Japanese pop culture TV show It’s Japan, Man! as Shimakaze from KanColle. Photographed by the always amazing Neil Creek.

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