Bishoujo Archive

  • When Kotobukiya started the Movie Bishoujo line, I never in a million years would have guessed that there would be a Tarantino girl in the mix. But here we are, living in the future. A future of Kill Bill Bishoujos. While I’m not a huge fan of the movie and thus not enthused about the Bishoujo, it’s still neat to see the detail work put into some of her sculpt. Take the shoes, for instance: they’re actually modeled exactly on the ones Uma wears in the film, and they had to be approved by Asics. Apparently it took a ton of attempts until they were absolutely perfect. One of those things you never really think about when looking at a figure, right? Maybe this is why most anime girls just wear generic loafers or heels…

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Kill Bill Bishoujo Gallery

    When Kotobukiya started the Movie Bishoujo line, I never in a million years would have guessed that there would be a Tarantino girl in the mix. But here we are, living in the future. A future of Kill Bill Bishoujos. While I’m not a huge fan of the movie and thus not enthused about the Bishoujo, it’s still neat to see the detail work put into some of her sculpt. Take the shoes, for instance: they’re actually modeled exactly on the ones Uma wears in the film, and they had to be approved by Asics. Apparently it took a ton of attempts until they were absolutely perfect. One of those things you never really think about when looking at a figure, right? Maybe this is why most anime girls just wear generic loafers or heels…

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  • On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know. I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo Gallery

    On the first day of Toy Fair, we brought you the debut of Kotobukiya’s Ms Marvel Bishoujo. But as per usual, we also got to take her out for a little spin! I mean that literally, because we gently put them on a table and spin ’em around to get all the angles. It’s very professional and fancy, you know. I’m really loving the new direction the Bishoujo line seems to be taking. Sure, I love the classic sexy style Shunya brings to a lot of them (and that’s certainly not going away anytime soon), but I also appreciate the softer take some of them have been getting. Like Squirrel Girl or Ms Marvel, where the focus is more on cuteness than “wow T&A!” It’s not a style that fits every superheroine, so it’s nice to see the line both expanding to fit those girls but also changing a bit so they still look Shunya-illustrated but also not out of character!

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  • I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new Katana art they had out! Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Figures

    I’ve never really understood the ‘Marvel vs DC’ mentality (don’t most comic fans read them both?) but if I was absolutely forced to pick I would be on Team DC. Because I’m basic as heck and I love Batman. So sue me! And, of course, I love me a good DC figure. Like the new Katana art they had out! Kotobukiya had quite a few DC figures on display at Toy Fair, like the huge 1/6 scale Justice League (well, at least Batman/Superman/Flash/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern). And Bishoujos Harley Quinn, Wonder Girl, the Killing Joke statue (which is getting a re-release), the Villains line in all their evil glory, and some of the classic cartoony ArtFX+.

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  • Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just Ms Marvel and the Spider-Family ArtFX+. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like Loki & Thor, Spider Gwen, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that ridiculous Deadpool and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    Kotobukiya surprisingly didn’t have that many Marvel announcements this year: just Ms Marvel and the Spider-Family ArtFX+. But, of course, there were still Marvel figures out and about! Mostly Bishoujo, of course, like Loki & Thor, Spider Gwen, and the amazing Squirrel Girl. Oh, and that ridiculous Deadpool and the less ridiculous but still cool Vision! Check ’em out after the jump.

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  • Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for Katana and the full reveal of Kamala. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls! It was mostly movie Bishes on display: Chucky (who might be my all-time fave), Edward Scissorhands, and The Bride. Then there were some video game girls, like Rainbow Mika and Ibuki. We also know that there will be a new Chun-Li, though the sign for her was not out.

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujos

    Kotobukiya had two Bishoujo-related announcements at Toy Fair: the art for Katana and the full reveal of Kamala. But given at this is a US-centric event, they had a TON more out and about, though funnily enough most of them were from non- comic franchises. It’s amazing how big the line has grown since it started with just Marvel girls! It was mostly movie Bishes on display: Chucky (who might be my all-time fave), Edward Scissorhands, and The Bride. Then there were some video game girls, like Rainbow Mika and Ibuki. We also know that there will be a new Chun-Li, though the sign for her was not out.

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  • One of Kotobukiya’s teasers for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like Ms Marvel, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored. I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana

    One of Kotobukiya’s teasers for the week’s events was the art for Bishoujo Katana. And indeed, here she is! Sadly we didn’t get the full sculpt like Ms Marvel, but it’s good enough for me. I was interested to see what Shunya would do with her, because not only is she fully clothed but also armored. I mean, we still get some collarbone action, but it’s a badass pose that fits the character. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not we’ll get an extra unmasked face?

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  • Was one Chun-Li Bishoujo not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit. While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Announces A New Street Fighter Chun-Li Bishoujo

    Was one Chun-Li Bishoujo not enough for you? Well never fear, because a version two is on the way! And this time she has long, flowing hair (or possibly up in a ponytail?). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chun without her signature buns, so this should be interesting. Plus this is her ‘battle costume’ aka the SFV Premium Outfit. While I’m not surprised that Chun-Li is getting more attention given her popularity, I wonder if we will see new girls in the line next? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • Yesterday, Kotobukiya gave us a little teaser of the art for their new Ms Marvel. So I was expecting the art to show up at Toy Fair… as we all were. Well surprise, they had the fully painted sculpt on display! We were a little shocked to see here there, but also very excited. The sculpt looks so soft and cute. It’s nice to see that they went for a softer, less sexed-up look for her but still kept the Shunya elements. I hope that this is a trend–first Squirrel Girl, now this. It’s a nice change of pace! Her ribbons flowing in the wind are particularly appealing. What do you guys think?

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Ms. Marvel Bishoujo

    Yesterday, Kotobukiya gave us a little teaser of the art for their new Ms Marvel. So I was expecting the art to show up at Toy Fair… as we all were. Well surprise, they had the fully painted sculpt on display! We were a little shocked to see here there, but also very excited. The sculpt looks so soft and cute. It’s nice to see that they went for a softer, less sexed-up look for her but still kept the Shunya elements. I hope that this is a trend–first Squirrel Girl, now this. It’s a nice change of pace! Her ribbons flowing in the wind are particularly appealing. What do you guys think?

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  • Kotobukiya is so unpredictable with their Bishoujo announcements! We always know that big events in both the US & Japan will have a few, but they tend to spring totally finished figures on us out of nowhere. Like today, when we’re getting the fully sculpted and painted Kill Bill Bishoujo! Her art was over a year ago, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re getting it before 2016 is over. I was really sold by the art, but I’m not sure how I feel about the finished version. I feel like the face is missing the angst and attitude you expect from the Bride. It’s a little too placid for my taste, though I do think the pose & outfit came out looking very on-model and happily not overly sexed up. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukyia Unveils Their Kill Bill Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya is so unpredictable with their Bishoujo announcements! We always know that big events in both the US & Japan will have a few, but they tend to spring totally finished figures on us out of nowhere. Like today, when we’re getting the fully sculpted and painted Kill Bill Bishoujo! Her art was over a year ago, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that we’re getting it before 2016 is over. I was really sold by the art, but I’m not sure how I feel about the finished version. I feel like the face is missing the angst and attitude you expect from the Bride. It’s a little too placid for my taste, though I do think the pose & outfit came out looking very on-model and happily not overly sexed up. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • It’s only been a short while since Kotobukiya showed off the painted Bishoujo Chucky sculpt, but apparently it’s already time for Tiffany to make an appearance! This is a very fast turnaround on both of them, given that the art was unveiled last February. We don’t have any full images of her, just this atmospheric shot of the devilish duo. They both look amazing, and I had pretty high expectations for Tiffany given that it’s the same sculptor as Chucky. I bet they’ll look perfect together out in display! [UPDATE] Full pictures are in the gallery! She’s also up for pre-order. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Gives Us A Sneak Peek At Bishoujo Tiffany

    It’s only been a short while since Kotobukiya showed off the painted Bishoujo Chucky sculpt, but apparently it’s already time for Tiffany to make an appearance! This is a very fast turnaround on both of them, given that the art was unveiled last February. We don’t have any full images of her, just this atmospheric shot of the devilish duo. They both look amazing, and I had pretty high expectations for Tiffany given that it’s the same sculptor as Chucky. I bet they’ll look perfect together out in display! [UPDATE] Full pictures are in the gallery! She’s also up for pre-order. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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