Sometimes, the best news seems to slip right under the radar–this was definitely the case at Kotobukiya’s booth this year! The best announcements were hidden away in their pamphlet, in tiny little boxes next to an image of the finished Liara. So, what are these amazing announcements? Well, we have two new franchises joining the Bishoujo line!
First off is the new Game Bishoujo addition, Street Fighter! Two characters were announced, Cammy and Chun-Li, and of course they will be in 1/7 scale like all of the new Bishoujos. These two girls certainly won’t be the only ones, and several more releases are hinted at!
Second is a pretty awesome addition to the Movie Bishoujo line, Men In Black 3! Like the Ghostbuster Lucy, this will be an original character–a female agent of the MIB! I’m pretty excited to get a Bishoujo in a suit, and I can’t wait to see what Shunya Yamashita does for both of these new lines.
Hit the jump to check out the text from the official announcements!
Men In Black 3
Coming Summer 2012: a new Men In Black agent joins Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo, or beautiful girls, series of statues featuring heroes and villains from your favorite comics and movies. She may work for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, but it would take more than a shot from the neural neutralizer to forget this MIB agent. Based on an illustration by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita, images and statistics on this agent are highly classified.
The wildly popular ladies from the Street Fighter universe come to life as you’ve never seen them before in a new series of collectable statues! Joining Kotobukiya’s popular line of Marvel and DC Bishoujo, or “beautiful girl” statues, will be some of your favorite Street Fighter characters such as Chun-Li and Cammy masterfully rendered in 1/7 scale. Based on artwork by famed Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita, renowned for his video game character designs and lavish illustrations, kicking off in Summer 2012!