A few years ago, Hobby Japan (which usually only produces exclusive figures) announced a collaboration with Alter for their Hyakka Ryouran project, which eventually led to both some stellar figures and a really tacky anime. Designs were done by the famous illustrator niθ, who is known for his elaborate outfits, and it seems like they are at it again!
This time the project is called “7 Sins” though I have no idea why as the characters are not really personifications of the 7 sins. They are the 7 princes of hell instead that are sometimes associated with the sins: Lucifer is Pride, Leviathan is Envy, Satan is Wrath, Mammon is Greed, Beelzebub is Gluttony, Belphegor is Sloth, and Asmodeus is Lust. However, Leviathan is a sea monster and Lucifer is an angel so it is a bit odd that they are all “devils”–I blame that on the confusing history of Demonology, though. They are drawn as women both busty and flat-chested which you can check out in the gallery. As you’d expect from niθ the designs are stunning, and I think these will make some killer figures.
Unlike last time, Hobby Japan is pairing up with Orchid Seed for this project. I think they are a better choice than Alter after looking at the designs, as demon girls are something Orchid is very good at (plus we get the added bonus of cast-off). The figures will most likely be a mix of regular and exclusive releases, but I know this is definitely one line I will do anything to complete!
[via the 7 Sins site]