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Last Week In Preorders

Well it doesn’t seem right to say it’s this week when it was actually last week but Melbourne’s Animaga Convention meant I wasn’t able to get these delicious preorder updates to you last week.

Orange Rouge don’t look like they’re about to slow down any time soon with their ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ figures. This 1/8th scale figure of Shishiou based on his standard standing pose from the game has so many incredible details replicated from his card. His powerful yet slim legs, long wavering cape blowing in the wind, the even the nue creature on his back have been replicated wonderfully to create a perfect rendition of Shishiou and all his charms. Naturally a must have for any fans of him!

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Orders through the Good Smile Online Shop also come with the bonus that all the previous Touken Ranbu scales have come with; a charm of the character’s sword!

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Character: Shishiou
Series: Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

The last few weeks have seen figure after figure from the series ‘God Eater 2: Rage Burst’ and no wonder; these characters look fantastic! The next figure is of the captain of Fenrir’s special force unit ‘Blood’ – Julius Visconti! This figure is based on the main visual illustration from the series and replicates all the finer details of Julius and his outfit. His God Arc is also included, and even better, he has interchangeable parts allowing you to choose between two different poses when you display him!

Character: Julius Visconti
Series: God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

From the classic Hayao Miyazaki series ‘Future Boy Conan’ comes a figma of the main character, Conan! To think, a figure of a character from back in the 70s! His faceplates are incredibly entertaining; a smiling expression, a valiant expression and a face with clenched teeth.

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Character: Conan
Series: Future Boy Conan
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The world of Nendoroids is never boring for fans of the deformed style. Last week saw a Nendoroid of Karasuno High Boys’ Volleyball Club’s vice captain known as the ‘Indomitable Setter’ – Koushi Sugawara, from the incredibly popular Volleyball anime, ‘Haikyu!!’; the Shielder servant, Matthew Kyrielite, from the hugely popular -and addictive- mobage ‘Fate/Grand Order’; and from the game series ‘Kirby’, a matching Meta Knight using the same magnets as the previously released Kirby to create a massive range of poses!

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Koushi will come with a rubber strap if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

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Character: Koushi Sugawara
Series: Haikyu!! Karasuno High VS Shiratorizawa Academy
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Shielder
Series: Fate/Grand Order
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Meta Knight
Series: Kirby
Manufacturer: GSC
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

From Pulchra, another ‘Fate/Grand Order’ character! This time, we’re looking at Rider – this one in particular is Ushiwakamaru based on her second stage! This pose is so dynamic but it’s unfortunate that they had to use a clear support attached to her leg to achieve it.

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Character: Rider/Ushiwakamaru
Series: Fate/Grand Order
Manufacturer: Pulchra
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥14,630 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

The next figure in Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo and ‘Street Fighter’ series, Ibuki the super cool kunoichi is now up for order and gosh does she look amazing. Not only that, but she also comes with a KotoUS exclusive version, which comes with her masked face.

Character: Ibuki
Series: Street Fighter III
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥7,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (Exclusive version also available)

For the ‘iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls’ fans out there, a new bunny figure of Totoki Airi. A Princess Bunny, to boot! She looks incredibly awkward with her pose but that seems to be a part of her charm. She also comes with an Exclusive version with an additional face, this time from KotoJP.

Character: Totoki Airi
Series: iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥9,200 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (Exclusive version also available)

Also from Kotobukiya, a Cu-Poche of the demon butler Sebastian from ‘Kuroshitsuji ~Book of the Atlantic~’ comes with absolutely fantastic faces and some weapon cutlery.

Character: Sebastian Michaelis
Series: Kuroshitsuji ~Book of the Atlantic~
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: Cu-Poche
Price: ¥4,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

New manufacturer Bell Fine have been getting some really popular licences, including ‘Hidan no Aria AA’ and ‘Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!’. These figures of Kanzaki H Aria, Mamiya Akari and KonoSuba’s Megumin show a lot of promise but close ups of the details show that they have a lot to learn still. Hopefully they’ll be able to improve quickly! At the least, they are picking some magnificent poses.

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Character: Mamiya Akari
Series: Hidan no Aria AA
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2016
Run: Standard
Character: Kanzaki H Aria
Series: Hidan no Aria AA
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard
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Character: Megumin
Series: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2016
Run: Standard

Aoshima/Funny Knights have released a number of Kai Ni versions of characters from ‘Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~’ and here they are with yet another one; this time of Maya, from the Takao-class of Heavy Cruisers. Her pose and those ship parts look fantastic but that angle is terrifying! There’s definitely high chances of leaning issues over time.

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Character: Maya Kai Ni
Series: Kantai Collection ~Kan Colle~
Manufacturer: Aoshima/Funny Knights
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: November 2017
Run: Standard

Alter and Ryu-NS have made a new version of the previously released ‘To LOVEru Darkness’ Lala Satalin Deviluke 1/6 scale figure. This new and updated version is the Pastel Co-De version and it looks fantastic! The changes in colour to her hair, the updated colouring on her swimsuit and even details as small as a new print on her canvas sneakers. The original was highly regarded and well sought after so if this version appeals to you, definitely get an order in at AmiAmi; who happen to be the only retailer carrying this item.

Character: Lala Satalin Deviluke
Series: To LOVEru Darkness
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Exclusive

Also from Alter, the long awaited figure of Yasuhara Ema from ‘Shirobako’ has finally come up for order. After seeing her at expos painted for months, it was getting to a point where it was unclear when she would come up for order. But here she is! The key animator at Musashino Animation is sitting on her chair, ready to work. I personally particularly love her green eyes and those wonderfully sculpted hands!

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Character: Yasuhara Ema
Series: Shirobako
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The fabulous Erza Scarlet ‘Fairy Tail’ is seeing yet another figure of her not in her traditional armour. This Kuro Neko Gravure_Style version from Orca Toys is an alternate colour from the previously available white version, which releases in December as well. The sword included looks fantastic as well.

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Character: Erza Scarlet – Kuro Neko Gravure_Style Ver.
Series: Fairy Tail
Manufacturer: Orca Toys
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

To the world of Exclusive Cast Off items, there are two new Hobby Japan items up for order.

Yukime from ‘Jigoku Sensei Nube’ is being made by Amakuni and is looking fantastic and is by former Griffon sculptor, I-Con. Yukime’s overall aesthetic is very reminiscent of the 90s artstyle and this figure replicates that very well with the highly detailed hair strands, simplistic face and outfit. I really like the inclusion of the snowman for the base, as she is a yuki-onna/snow-woman. She also has alternate parts for her to be cast-off (not shown).

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Character: Yukime
Series: Jigoku Sensei Nube
Manufacturer: Amakuni
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥10.926 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March/April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

And from Alter we have the last figure in the ‘Hyakka Ryouran’ series; Yagyu Jubei Final Bride Ver. She looks fantastic. The details on her dress, her swords, even her hair and face are just incredible. The print all over is so sharp and the gradient makes what could’ve been a painfully white outfit, pop.
But the biggest shock of this item is that fact that she is cast-off. This will be Alter’s first example of a cast-off figure and to do this with the last of an ecchi figure series? Talk about finishing with a bang.

Character: Yagyu Jubei Final Bride Ver.
Series: Hyakka Ryouran
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Lastly, from Native we have the next in the Character Selection series; Suzushiro Mizuki from the manga series Boku Girl. Often mistaken for a girl, and transformed by the trickster god Loki, Mizuki is shown here based on the illustration from the 5th installment of the recently finished series. This figure seems simple but every detail has been recreated magnificently by Chieri (who is behind incredible works such as Max Factory’s Belldandy) and even comes with an interchangeable hood. Loki’s long tail is also bendable, allowing you to shape it however you please! Native items are always Exclusive, but fortunately they do ship to selected international countries!

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Character: Suzushiro Mizuki
Series: Boku Girl
Manufacturer: Native
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥12,037 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Exclusive

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