Kotobukiya Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81466" rel="attachment wp-att-81466"></a></p> <p>Have you been doing nothing but playing <em>Persona 5</em> for the past week? Me too thanks. I mean, seriously, I’m averaging 6 hours a day. It’s not a problem though, I swear! And now that I’m finally able to meet all the characters, I am in full hype mode for the various <em>P5</em> figures. Including, of course, our suave and stylish MC <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/feast-your-eyes-upon-the-newest-persona-5-figures" target="_blank">from Kotobukiya</a>.</p> <p>Let’s all appreciate how beautiful this phantom thief is. Everything from the pose to the base that mirrors the game’s amazing UI is just perfection. Maybe I’m just riding the <em>P5</em> high but I can’t wait for this thief to steal my heart once he’s up for order.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m100386.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m100386.html', '1UP']);" target="_blank">1UP</a>]</p>

    Take A Closer Look At Kotobukiya’s Persona 5 MC

    Have you been doing nothing but playing Persona 5 for the past week? Me too thanks. I mean, seriously, I’m averaging 6 hours a day. It’s not a problem though, I swear! And now that I’m finally able to meet all the characters, I am in full hype mode for the various P5 figures. Including, of course, our suave and stylish MC from Kotobukiya.

    Let’s all appreciate how beautiful this phantom thief is. Everything from the pose to the base that mirrors the game’s amazing UI is just perfection. Maybe I’m just riding the P5 high but I can’t wait for this thief to steal my heart once he’s up for order.

    [via 1UP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana-sculpted/attachment/katanasculptheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81452"></a></p> <p>It’s been like a mini Bishoujo festival these past few days! First the art for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">Chun-Li</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2" target="_blank">Supergirl</a>, and now we’re getting a look at the sculpt for Katana, whose illustration was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-katana" target="_blank">revealed at Toy Fair</a>. This is just the initial sculpt and is not the finished version, but she looks pretty polished to me!</p> <p>I’m loving the detail put into her outfit, and also of course dem hips. Is this the first time a Bishoujo is thicker in sculpt form than art form? I also like that they fixed the kind of strange gap between her breasts in the illustration that made them look like they were floating.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1689653767717679/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1689653767717679/?type=3&theater', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Katana Is Sculpted

    It’s been like a mini Bishoujo festival these past few days! First the art for Chun-Li and Supergirl, and now we’re getting a look at the sculpt for Katana, whose illustration was revealed at Toy Fair. This is just the initial sculpt and is not the finished version, but she looks pretty polished to me!

    I’m loving the detail put into her outfit, and also of course dem hips. Is this the first time a Bishoujo is thicker in sculpt form than art form? I also like that they fixed the kind of strange gap between her breasts in the illustration that made them look like they were floating.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2/attachment/supergirlnewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81446"></a></p> <p>It seems like it is a day for old Bishoujos getting an update! First <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">Chun-Li</a>, and now Supergirl. Granted, her first Bishoujo was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-evil-supergirl" target="_blank">ages and ages ago</a>, but this is still a bit of a surprise. I’m guessing it’s because of the Supergirl show that seems so popular, right? I wonder if we’ll get any other figures inspired by the booming DC & Marvel cinematic/tv universes. Mera and Gamora would be my wishes!</p> <p>This is definitely a much different vibe from their first cute, flirty Supergirl. Here she looks strong and defiant, and even though her pose is quite basic it reads as powerful. I am a little surprised they kept the belly-baring outfit, though… I’d like to see a bit more updated one.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1688656254484097/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1688656254484097/?type=3&theater', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Kotobukiya Announces Supergirl Bishoujo Version 2

    It seems like it is a day for old Bishoujos getting an update! First Chun-Li, and now Supergirl. Granted, her first Bishoujo was ages and ages ago, but this is still a bit of a surprise. I’m guessing it’s because of the Supergirl show that seems so popular, right? I wonder if we’ll get any other figures inspired by the booming DC & Marvel cinematic/tv universes. Mera and Gamora would be my wishes!

    This is definitely a much different vibe from their first cute, flirty Supergirl. Here she looks strong and defiant, and even though her pose is quite basic it reads as powerful. I am a little surprised they kept the belly-baring outfit, though… I’d like to see a bit more updated one.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81442" rel="attachment wp-att-81442"></a></p> <p>I’m going to be honest: when Kotobukiya announced a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-new-street-fighter-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank">version 2 Chun-Li Bishoujo</a>, I wasn’t exactly over the moon. I like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li" target="_blank">the first one</a> well enough, and do we really need another of her when there are so many awesome Street Fighter ladies waiting in the wings? Survey says… maybe we do!</p> <p>I actually like this art a lot more than I thought I would. I mean, I don’t understand how anyone could fight with their boobs flopping all over the place (the <em>pain</em>), but I love how ripped she looks. Talk about thighs that could crush your head! Plus the long hair shockingly suits her. What do you Plastikitties think?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1687597174590005/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1687597174590005/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>, <em>thanks to Stuart Campbell for the heads up~</em>]</p>

    Check Out The Art For The New Chun-Li Bishoujo

    I’m going to be honest: when Kotobukiya announced a version 2 Chun-Li Bishoujo, I wasn’t exactly over the moon. I like the first one well enough, and do we really need another of her when there are so many awesome Street Fighter ladies waiting in the wings? Survey says… maybe we do!

    I actually like this art a lot more than I thought I would. I mean, I don’t understand how anyone could fight with their boobs flopping all over the place (the pain), but I love how ripped she looks. Talk about thighs that could crush your head! Plus the long hair shockingly suits her. What do you Plastikitties think?

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook, thanks to Stuart Campbell for the heads up~]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81367" rel="attachment wp-att-81367"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dark-magician-girl-cupoche" target="_blank">Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche</a>, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?</p> <p>Today we are looking at Sebastian from <em>Black Butler</em>, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-j-sebastian-michaelis" target="_blank">a scaled figure of him</a> a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Sebastian Michaelis Cu-Poche

    Kotobukiya’s action figure Cu-Poche line has been booming lately. It seems like only yesterday that we were photographing the Dark Magician Girl Cu-Poche, but it was almost 4 years ago! Time sure flies when you’re getting old, amirite?

    Today we are looking at Sebastian from Black Butler, everyone’s favorite demon housekeeper. Sebastian is one of those few male characters who manages to cling onto popularity long after his first hit the figure scene. In fact, Koto even did a scaled figure of him a short while back! But how will this handsome lil devil hold up in chibi form? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/anime-japan-2017/attachment/animejapan2017header" rel="attachment wp-att-81384"></a></p> <p>Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. <em>Re:Zero</em> seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. <em>Kemono Friends</em> also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.</p> <p>There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from <em>Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria</em>. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/gsc_kahotan/status/845432733299982336', 'Kahotan']);" target="_blank">Kahotan</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/358369/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    Anime Japan 2017

    Another day, another event in Japan! This time around it’s Anime Japan 2017, a smaller event that only a handful of companies attend. But they still had quite a few new goodies to show us. Re:Zero seemed to be the real star here: Rem & Ram have figures from Good Smile Company, and Rem is getting a Cu-Poche. Kemono Friends also proved to be quite popular, with the Nendoroid reveal of Serval and a figma announcement for her too.

    There were, of course, many Nendoroids out on display. Li Syaoran is sculpted and so cute! We had a few new announements from Kotobukiya too, like a scaled figure of Aiz Wallenstein from Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria. Why with these names, Japan. Aiz had a fully painted surprise figure from Genco out & about too. Check them out and much more in the gallery!

    [via Kahotan & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81219" rel="attachment wp-att-81219"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-arrow-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Arrow</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-supergirl-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">Supergirl</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-flash-artfx-gallery" target="_blank">The Flash</a>) so now it’s time for <em>Gotham</em>! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!</p> <p>My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Gotham ArtFX+ Gallery

    We’ve seen the rest of Kotobukiya’s DC TV line (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash) so now it’s time for Gotham! Which, so far, is the only show to have more than one figure in it. Because you know everyone likes the villain more than the protagonist, but you can’t start a line off without a hero!

    My main question is, who names a little baby Oswald Cobblepot? You’re basically just asking to create a supervillain at that point, right? That or an NFL player (I’m looking at you, Ha Ha Clinton Dix). Both Oswald/Penguin and Jim Gordon are painted and ready for orders. Who would you like to see next in the line, Plastikitties?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81118" rel="attachment wp-att-81118"></a></p> <p>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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukyia-unveils-their-kill-bill-bishoujo" target="_blank"><em>Kill Bill</em> Bishoujos</a>.</p> <p>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…</p>

    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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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81233" rel="attachment wp-att-81233"></a></p> <p>So how are you guys enjoying this season of <em>Felicity & Friends</em>? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~</p> <p>Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ Gallery

    So how are you guys enjoying this season of Felicity & Friends? I have seen exactly one episode, and granted I was at the gym so maybe I wasn’t paying close attention. But man, aliens in the DC world sure play it fast and loose, huh? You’d think posting even a single guard around kidnapped people would be mandatory. Not in ~tv land~

    Anyway, Kotobukiya’s Arrow ArtFX+ was one of the figures we got to take out from behind the glass at Toy Fair. Look at his little arrows! He’s totally gonna attempt to shoot you with them but I doubt it would really hurt. Pew pew, watch out for tiny Arrow! Do you ever look at all these small scale superhero figures and imagine them trying to take down a normal-sized human in some sort of epic boss battle? And the human is you? No…. just me?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=81246" rel="attachment wp-att-81246"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNBNlhhYqs', 'Supergirl, Supergirl~']);" data-rel="lightbox-video-0" target="_blank">Supergirl, Supergirl~</a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… <em>super speed</em>. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.</p> <p>So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-artfx-supergirl" target="_blank">old ArtFX+</a> of her or even the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-evil-supergirl" target="_blank">Bishoujo</a> and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Kotobukiya’s Supergirl ArtFX+ Gallery

    Supergirl, Supergirl~

    Kotobukiya always has a lot of surprises for us at Toy Fair, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to see their Supergirl ArtFX+ sculpted already. This line is really moving at… super speed. Okay, I promise I will stop with the terrible jokes now. Probably.

    So a rough sculpt of Supergirl was out and about, and we got to see some of her display options: she will have both arms at her sides, arms on her hips, and crossed arms (which they did not have at the event). While it’s certainly not a show I am crazy about, the details are still impressive: her skirt seriously looks just like fabric! It’s fun to compare this to their old ArtFX+ of her or even the Bishoujo and see how far they’ve come with those tiny sculpted details.

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