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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 – Scales

Scale figures are the thing I love most and it’s always a good day if I can go and admire new ones for hours on end, like today! Again, there have been some fabulous re-release announcements, particularly Super Dangan Ronpa 2’s Nanami from Phat! Company.

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Character: Chiaki Nanami
Series: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥13,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

Character: Ikumi Mito
Series: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,037 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Irisdina Bernhard Bunny Ver.
Series: Schwarzesmarken
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th Scale
Price: ¥21,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Atago Heavy Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale WonHobby Selection
Price: ¥17,407 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (rerelease)
Character: Takao Heavy Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale WonHobby Selection
Price: ¥17,407 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive
A special stand to display Takao together with her sister ship Atago is also included with the WHS edition of Takao.
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Character: Takao Light Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Lynette Bishop Bunny Style
Series: Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Minako Satake Poka Poka Service Ver.
Series: The Idolm@ster Million Live!!
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Purple Heart Dress Ver.
Series: Hyperdimension Neptunia
Manufacturer: Wing
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Moroboshi Kirari, Jougasaki Rika, Akagi Miria Decoration Premium Set
Series: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Wave
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥45,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

The girls are also available individually for ¥15,800, ¥14,800 and ¥13,800 respectively.

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Character: Shimamura Uzuki, Amami Haruka, Kasuga Mirai
Series: The Idolmaster 10th Anniversary
Manufacturer: Stronger
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥27,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (Aniplex+)

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Character: Stardust
Series: Vocaloid4
Manufacturer: Myethos
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Takao Black Elegance Ver.
Series: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Manufacturer: Ques Q
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Tachibana Marika
Series: Nisekoi
Manufacturer: Revolve
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Orders made through the Aniplex+ site will come with a bonus winking face.

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Character: Marie Rose
Series: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Character: Futaba Anzu
Series: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥6,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)
Character: Undertaker
Series: Kuroshitsuji ~Book of Circus~
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)
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Character: Charlotte Dunois & Laura Bodewig Nekomimi Pajama
Series: IS: Infinite Stratos
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥16,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Sailor Venus
Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal
Manufacturer: Bandai
Category: Figuarts ZERO
Price: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (P-Bandai)

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Character: Hyuuga Hinata
Series: Naruto Shippuuden
Manufacturer: MegaHouse
Category: Naruto Gals
Price: ¥9,520 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Minato Tomoka Blue Wedding Ver.
Series: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS
Manufacturer: Plum
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Yousei Farusaria
Series: Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur
Manufacturer: Square Enix
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: King Joe
Series: Ultraman
Manufacturer: Surprise Next
Category: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 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

This Week In Preorders

Thanks to a very nice event run by Japandaman himself and the Bubble Pop crew, this is a day late but a new edition of TWIP is here now, never fear!

From the Japanese game ‘God Eater 2: Rage Burst’ which is seeing a Western Release at the end of this month (yay!) comes a figure of the BLOOD member Ciel Alencon in a blue bunny girl outfit! Those who are familiar with the game will know this is a big change from her normal image but this makes her all the more interesting to admire! And with Alisa Illinichina Amiella seeing a Bunny version coming too, why wouldn’t you want to get both. Besides space constraints, of course.

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Character: Ciel Alencon
Series: God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th scale
Price: ¥21,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

Fans of figma and Yu-Gi-Oh, you now have another character to go with your Yami Yuugi! Dark Magician Girl is looking great and comes with a strange option part; bent lower leg parts. But with her confident face, she’s hard to resist.

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And if you order from the Good Smile Online Shop, you’ll get the Dark Burning Attack Effect Part as a bonus, so if you feel like this is a necessary part of your display, don’t forget to order her there!

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Character: Dark Magician Girl
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

In the world of Nendoroids we have Elias Ainsworth from ‘Mahoutsukai no Yome’, the super-cool Deadpool – Orechan Edition, and Rem from the recently popular ‘Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’. Deadpool in particular comes with a wide variety of pieces making him a very interesting character to display, and Rem comes with the memorable ‘oni’ expression from the series, and even comes with a horn and multiple morningstars!

Character: Deadpool
Series: Deadpool
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Character: Elias Ainsworth
Series: Mahoutsukai no Yome
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

Character: Rem
Series: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

Manufacturer Orchid Seed have finally put up their 1/7th scale figure of Tsukiumi from ‘Sekirei’ after first announcing her three years ago! Though those familiar with Orchid Seed will know that this is relatively fast. Her arms over head pose, wonderful light blue swimsuit (matching her eyes!), long flowing hair and really well done gold shoes make her a joy to look at, despite the overall simplicity. Orders through the Orchid Seed Shop (who unfortunately do not ship overseas) include a stick poster as a bonus.

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Character: Tsukiumi
Series: Sekirei
Manufacturer: Orchid Seed
Category: 1/7th scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

Beach Girl Selfie Kunagisa Miho is an Original Character, sculpted by manufacturer Daiki Kougyou is a tall girl, standing at 1/5.5th scale! Her figure has the joy of cast-off available to her and her face is so joyful, enjoying a day out at the beach.

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Character: Kunagisa Miho
Series: Original Character
Manufacturer: Daiki Kougyou
Category: 1/5.5th scale
Price: ¥16,200 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

‘Non Non Biyori Repeat’ is seeing a 1/7th scale figure of Miyauchi Renge from manufacturer Pulchra. With her trademark expression, she looks great. However the manufacturer tends to have issues matching the prototype in the final product, so be mindful of that if you were interested in ordering her.

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Character: Miyauchi Renge
Series: Non Non Biyori Repeat
Manufacturer: Pulchra
Category: 1/7th scale
Price: ¥9,980 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

This week was a bit quieter for new pre-orders but we’ve seen some more rerelease information come up as well which will make ‘Yu-Gi-Oh’ fans happy.

Kotobukiya have announced a couple more male rereleases; Jounouchi (Joey Wheeler) Katsuya and Seto Kaiba from the original ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ series! This set of 1/7th scale figures are highly regarded and definitely worth an order for fans of these characters and the series.

Character: Jounouchi Katsuya/Joey Wheeler
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥6,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard
Character: Seto Kaiba
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥7,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

Sword Art Online Asuna/Titania Figure

Fans of Sword Art Online will love this next figure. Good Smile Company and Max Factory have put out a figure based on Asuna in her captured birdcage stage from the second story arc in SAO.

Titania, as she was called by the manic Fairy King Oberon, is a stunning 1/7th scale statue with amazing detail.

Here’s some essential information on the figure:

Product Name
Asuna ~Captured Titania~ (あすな ~とらわれのてぃたーにあ~)

Series
Sword Art Online

Manufacturer
Max Factory

Category
1/7th Scale

Price
¥11,800

Release Date
2014/07

Specifications
Painted 1/7th scale PVC figure with stand included. Approximately 130mm in height.

Sculptor
Shining Wizard @ Sawatika

Released by
Max Factory

Distributed by
Good Smile Company

There’s also a Nendoroid edition which is too cute for words!

Good Smile Company Show Kill La Kill Figmas & Nendoroids

Kill la Kill fans need to pay attention to this next piece. Good Smile Company and Max Factory have taken the covers off of their latest upcoming figmas and nendoroids.

WonFes!
WonFes!

They’ve chosen the recent Winter Wonder Festival to unveil these amazing looking Kill la Kill models. A couple of the nendoroids shown by Good Smile Company were of Ryuko and Mako with Mako looking like an unpainted prototype model. Max Factory meanwhile had their amazing looking figma of Ryuko on display. No news on when these will hit stores or when pre-orders will start but they’re definitely attracting heaps of attention.

New Hatsune Miku figma opens pre-orders

To commemorate reaching 200 figures, Max Factory will be releasing an upgraded version of everyone’s favourite vocaloid figma, Hatsune Miku. They’ve opened pre-orders now prior to the official release of the figure in October.

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Below you can catch the press release issued by Max Factory for this momentous occasion.

The figma series has been reborn with the magical No.200!

The commemorative figma No.200 is none other than an upgraded version of everyone’s favorite idol – Hatsune Miku!

  • The newly designed figma joints allow for all sorts of different poses!
  • Superior articulation helps bring out Hatsune Miku’s cute side more than ever before.
  • She comes with an adorable smiling expression, an embarrassed expression and a singing expression with a playful wink.
  • Optional parts include a microphone and stand, a guitar and even a pair of angelic wings.
  • An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Product Details
  • Product Name figma Hatsune Miku 2.0 (ふぃぐま はつねみく 2.0)
  • Series Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku
  • Manufacturer Max Factory
  • Categoryfigma
  • Price 3900円 (including tax)
  • Release Date 2013/10
  • Specifications Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 140mm in height
  • Sculptor Max Factory, Masaki Asai
  • Released by Max Factory
  • Distributed by Good Smile Company

Hunter x Hunter figure release for September

Fans of figures and popular anime, Hunter x Hunter, will be pleased with the following bit of news. A figure based on Kurapika will be joining the existing figures of Gon and Killuga courtesy of maker, Max Factory.

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The newly released pictures of the figure show off the usual trademark s and features that the company is known for such as different facial expressions and eyes as well as accessories such as Judgment Chain, Dowsing Chain and Chain Jail.

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The state of Expos in Australia :(

2 days off work means more reviews to come for my new buddies over at Otaku Fuel…I’d kill to be going to Anime Expo ’11 but once upon a time I wanted to go to Tokyo Game Show and that ended up happening last year 🙂 Thanks once again to Aussie Gamer for the press hookup so I’m guessing if I play my cards right, I’ll end up at Anime Expo sooner rather than later. We really are starved for these kinds of expos in Australia, I mean, sure we have Supanova, Armagedon and Manifest as the three big ones but the space they occupy is minute compared to what takes place overseas. I’m fairly certain those three expos are the only big ones unless I’m missing one? The point being that while these shows do draw big names from the entertainment world, I’d give my left nut for something more anime/manga/J-pop culture related with a bigger emphasis on cosplay…maybe Japandaman needs to do something about this. Get some sponsorship happening, pay for some big names to come Down Under and get some people dragging themselves to a proper big show with vendors peddling their wares, the whole works. Good Smile Company, Max Factory and then maybe even Japanese pop culture blogger himself, Danny Choo. I’m sure he’d love it down here and people would definitely come from interstate to see him judging by the amount of Australian visitors to his site. And if we’re going that path, maybe even have a Japanese car culture section where Itasha would be introduced to the masses. If you don’t know what itasha is or what it means, have a click here or here.

But I digress as EB or Electronics Boutique themselves are planning an expo themselves at the end of the year, which in lieu of going to TGS this year, may be a distinct possibility on the Gold Coast. Link here to the website for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about.

Of course something of this undertaking would require massive planning and I’d be doing market research for a lonnnng time to make sure this thing had the best chance of success and I’d probably call it Japania or something like that 🙂 So who’s with me, does anyone want to see a massive event like this here? So instead of us flying overseas, which we’d still do, it’d be great to see international fans coming here for the expo!

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