Tekken Bishoujo Asuka Kazama Strikes a Pose

Whenever I see “Bishoujo Asuka” part of me desperately hopes that it is Evangelion’s Asuka and that she is finally getting a proper Shunya Yamashita design (the very un-Asuka-like Yamato figure doesn’t count). Of course this is Tekken Bishoujo Asuka Kazama, but a girl can dream! We saw a sneak peak of the prototype about a week ago, and fans were… displeased, to put it lightly, that her face had been changed so drastically from the illustration.

Now we’re getting a more official preview from Kotobukiya with a lot more angles, and she definitely looks better! The face is more round here, but definitely still more fox-faced than the illustration (which I personally prefer). While I’m sure the face will still be controversial the rest of her is pretty amazing, with some great sculpting and a wonderful color palette. It’s unclear if this is the final prototype so changes could still be made! So far, though, I am liking what we’ve seen. [edit: this is indeed the final prototype of Asuka]

[via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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