21
Sep

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
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