MegaHobby Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-pokemon/attachment/pokemonheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81988"></a></p> <p>It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.</p> <p>Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of <em>Sun & Moon</em>.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891494946443640833', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh26/gallery/en/#/images/90', 'whl4u']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">whl4u</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/mega_girlshobby/status/891456206975279105', 'girlshobby']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">girlshobby</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/kotobukiyas/status/891464103159451652', 'Kotobukiya']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Pokemon

    It seems like every year we get more and more figures from Pokemon. It used to be one or two at each event if we were very lucky, and the quality was never that good. Truly we are living in the golden age. Like today, when both Kotobukiya and MegaHouse have their Lillies painted! Plus we have a new announcement from MegaHouse: Serena will be next up.

    Not enough for you? Well Max Factory has a figma of Moon and GSC announced a Nendoroid of Suiren. That’s a lot of Sun & Moon.

    [UPDATE] We are also getting a Moon figure from Koto!

    [UPDATE 2] Added the Mewtwo & Rayquaza figures from X-PLUS via amiami

    [via whl4u, girlshobby, and Kotobukiya]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-8" rel="attachment wp-att-81551"></a></p> <p>Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another <em>Persona 5</em> announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$</p> <p>Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from <em>Choukou Shinki Ixseal</em>. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from <em>Fate/Grand Order</em>, along with a few of their older sculpts.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Amakuni

    Amakuni: purveyor of expensive shit you probably can’t afford but really want. They’re continuing that trend today with another Persona 5 announcement: Futaba Sakura! Sigh, my squid waifu in her Phantom Thief outfit is a thing of dreams. And a lot of $$

    Oh, they had other things as well! Like sculpts for Lilith Aensland, and Shinki Ixseal from Choukou Shinki Ixseal. Plus an announcement for Medusa Lancer from Fate/Grand Order, along with a few of their older sculpts.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-kotobukiya/attachment/kotoheader-7" rel="attachment wp-att-81546"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from <em>Yuri on Ice’</em>s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!</p> <p>They also had Sagiri Izumi from <em>Ero Manga-sensei</em>, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi Twitter']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi Twitter</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/387994/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya had a lot of nice surprises at MegaHobby. The first is the lovely sculpt from Yuri on Ice’s Victor, which wile not as dynamic as MegaHouse’s is a lot more appealing to me personally. Then they had two of their super cute Pokemon gals out & about. I need all of them!

    They also had Sagiri Izumi from Ero Manga-sensei, along with an announcement for Elf Yamada. We’ve also got Cu-Poche Rem & Ram, Aiz Wallenstein, and more. Check them out after the jump and let us know what you are looking forward to!

    [via AmiAmi Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-alter/attachment/alterheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81527"></a></p> <p>Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.</p> <p>Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from <em>Atelier Sophie</em> was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Added some lovely bonus pictures from <a href="https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/hobby_maniax', 'Hobby Maniax']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Maniax</a></p> <p>[via <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dengeki</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: Alter

    Ahh, Alter. I have almost entirely sworn off buying figures, but when I am tempted it’s Alter at least 50% of the time. Something about them just really gets me in my figure-loving soul. And this event is no exception! While they only had a few goodies on hand, they were all absolutely gorgeous: from their stunning new Gwendolyn to the unbearably adorable Anzu Futaba, Alter still has it going on.

    Of course there were no big surprises. We have their usual go-to franchises: Fate (this time it’s a casual Lancer), IDOLM@STER, Love Live! (I never stop wanting these girls, sigh), Free!, and Tales of. Plachta from Atelier Sophie was definitely a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect her to turn out so beautifully based on the sculpt.

    [UPDATE] Added some lovely bonus pictures from Hobby Maniax

    [via Dengeki & AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-spring-2017-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-81517"></a></p> <p>I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouse-announces-lelouch-suzaku-pair" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">they teased earlier</a>. And my how beautiful these sculpts are.</p> <p>Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" >AmiAmi’s Twitter</a> & <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/388135/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/event/388135/', 'Dengeki']);" >Dengeki</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2017: MegaHouse

    I will be honest: when it comes to Wonder Festival, I never really look forward to MegaHouse’s booth. They tend to save all their good stuff for their own event… which is MegaHobby! And that time has finally come. The star of the show was, of course, the amazing Suzaku & Lelouch duo they teased earlier. And my how beautiful these sculpts are.

    Of course they had all the usuals: Naruto (including the adorable Naruto Girls line), Dragon Ball Z, Gintama, Gundam, One Piece, and my new favorite from them… Zatch Bell. Check ’em all out in the gallery below!

    [UPDATE] They have also announced a new Pokemon figures: Ash with Greninja and Pikachu!

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter & Dengeki]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-megahouse/attachment/megahouseheader-5" rel="attachment wp-att-79273"></a></p> <p>I tend to think of MegaHouse as a company that thrives on nostalgia. If it’s a new series, they hardly give it the time of day: it’s all about our childhood shows and long-running anime. So imagine my surprise at their big MegaHobby announcement: <em>Yuri on Ice</em> figures! If you told me they would be the first to hop on what I’m sure will be an insane figure hype-train, I would have laughed, but here we are.</p> <p>Of course they had a ton of nostalgia going on too. Their full Pokemon line was out, looking impressive, and showing off the Ash & Charizard figure we’ve all been waiting for. Plus a huge Digimon one too! Sadly, the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahouse-expands-the-dragon-ball-gals-line-once-again" target="_blank">new Android 18</a> is just as tacky and inaccurate as the first, but it’s kind of countered by a non-boobytastic Tsunade. Also a recolor of their gorgeous Elf!We’ve got Sailor Moon, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Naruto, D. Gray-Man, Space Battleship Yamato, Gundam, and so much more. Check them all out in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87701.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87701.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: MegaHouse

    I tend to think of MegaHouse as a company that thrives on nostalgia. If it’s a new series, they hardly give it the time of day: it’s all about our childhood shows and long-running anime. So imagine my surprise at their big MegaHobby announcement: Yuri on Ice figures! If you told me they would be the first to hop on what I’m sure will be an insane figure hype-train, I would have laughed, but here we are.

    Of course they had a ton of nostalgia going on too. Their full Pokemon line was out, looking impressive, and showing off the Ash & Charizard figure we’ve all been waiting for. Plus a huge Digimon one too! Sadly, the new Android 18 is just as tacky and inaccurate as the first, but it’s kind of countered by a non-boobytastic Tsunade. Also a recolor of their gorgeous Elf!We’ve got Sailor Moon, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Naruto, D. Gray-Man, Space Battleship Yamato, Gundam, and so much more. Check them all out in the gallery!

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-alter/attachment/alterheader-4" rel="attachment wp-att-79232"></a></p> <p>Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements.</p> <p>Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from <em>Ensemble Stars!</em>, Cecil Aijima from <em>Uta no☆Prince-sama♪</em>, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from <em>Free!</em>, and an announcement for 3 new <em>Free!</em> boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile.</p> <p>They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from <em>Brave Witches</em> and Okoi from <em>Oboro Muramasa</em>!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://kuriblog77.blog72.fc2.com/blog-entry-1601.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://kuriblog77.blog72.fc2.com/blog-entry-1601.html', 'Kuriserver']);" target="_blank">Kuriserver</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: Alter

    Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements.

    Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars!, Cecil Aijima from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from Free!, and an announcement for 3 new Free! boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile.

    They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from Brave Witches and Okoi from Oboro Muramasa!

    [via Kuriserver]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-6" rel="attachment wp-att-79202"></a></p> <p>Amakuni is moving on up in the world. They used to be a company totally under my radar: they released only a handful of figures a month, tended to focus on fanservice, and only made exclusives. Well, the last two are still true, but they are ramping up their production (and quality!) like woah based on their MegaHobby display.</p> <p>The star of the show is definitely Anne Takamaki from <em>Persona 5</em>, along with an announcement for Makoto Niijima. I hope this is the first of many announcements for the game! We also have shockingly original duo-figure of Megaman X and Zero, a ton of Kantai Collection (Kashima, Ooyoda, Haruna, Libeccio, and Mutsu), the addition of Yuzuruha to their Muramasa line (along with alternate “wet” versions of Momohime and Kongiku), their cute Sonico which is ruined by the boobs, Orange Heart from the Neptunia franchise, and so much more.</p> <p>Like Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, a bunny version of <em>Sword & Wizards</em>‘ Fuyuka Yukishiro, the painted Deena Challenger, Cleric from <em>Bikini Warriors</em>, and announcement for Alice Shimada from <em>Girls und Panzer</em>, and the way too perfect Cyan from <em>Show By Rock</em>. I want so many of these figures…</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87566.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m87566.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: Amakuni

    Amakuni is moving on up in the world. They used to be a company totally under my radar: they released only a handful of figures a month, tended to focus on fanservice, and only made exclusives. Well, the last two are still true, but they are ramping up their production (and quality!) like woah based on their MegaHobby display.

    The star of the show is definitely Anne Takamaki from Persona 5, along with an announcement for Makoto Niijima. I hope this is the first of many announcements for the game! We also have shockingly original duo-figure of Megaman X and Zero, a ton of Kantai Collection (Kashima, Ooyoda, Haruna, Libeccio, and Mutsu), the addition of Yuzuruha to their Muramasa line (along with alternate “wet” versions of Momohime and Kongiku), their cute Sonico which is ruined by the boobs, Orange Heart from the Neptunia franchise, and so much more.

    Like Ryoubi from Senran Kagura, a bunny version of Sword & Wizards‘ Fuyuka Yukishiro, the painted Deena Challenger, Cleric from Bikini Warriors, and announcement for Alice Shimada from Girls und Panzer, and the way too perfect Cyan from Show By Rock. I want so many of these figures…

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2015-megahouse/attachment/megahousemhf15header" rel="attachment wp-att-72805"></a></p> <p>MegaHouse is the company that runs MegaHobby Expo, but somehow they’re always the company I’m least excited to cover. I mean, they had some great stuff (like the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2015-megahouse-x-pokemon" target="_blank">Pokemon</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2015-megahouses-garurumon" target="_blank">Digimon</a> figures we already saw) but overall they’re just kind of… lackluster? There are some kind of cool announcements, like the fact that we’re getting bikini figures of the Bikini Warriors girls–they showed off Mage and Paladin! But overall? Yeah, not too pumped.</p> <p>I think that’s because there is a big focus on shows like One Piece and Gintama, which are just not my jam. But if you are a fan, this was a great event! We have announcements for quite a few new P.O.Ps, including (another) bikini Nami, a lounging Sanji, and Trafalgar Law… as a girl? There’s also a new Bulma–after years of Bulma figure drought, we’re now (happily) drowning in her! Also the reveal of a Sailor Saturn Petit Chara Deluxe. Funny that they’re doing her before any of the other senshi!</p> <p>Last but not least, we’re getting figures of Relena Peacecraft and Heero Yuy from Alpha x Omega! Aw yeah <em>Gundam Wing</em>. MegaHouse will also be making Asuka Sugou from <em>Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-13172.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-13172.html', 'figsoku']);" target="_blank">figsoku</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2015: MegaHouse

    MegaHouse is the company that runs MegaHobby Expo, but somehow they’re always the company I’m least excited to cover. I mean, they had some great stuff (like the Pokemon and Digimon figures we already saw) but overall they’re just kind of… lackluster? There are some kind of cool announcements, like the fact that we’re getting bikini figures of the Bikini Warriors girls–they showed off Mage and Paladin! But overall? Yeah, not too pumped.

    I think that’s because there is a big focus on shows like One Piece and Gintama, which are just not my jam. But if you are a fan, this was a great event! We have announcements for quite a few new P.O.Ps, including (another) bikini Nami, a lounging Sanji, and Trafalgar Law… as a girl? There’s also a new Bulma–after years of Bulma figure drought, we’re now (happily) drowning in her! Also the reveal of a Sailor Saturn Petit Chara Deluxe. Funny that they’re doing her before any of the other senshi!

    Last but not least, we’re getting figures of Relena Peacecraft and Heero Yuy from Alpha x Omega! Aw yeah Gundam Wing. MegaHouse will also be making Asuka Sugou from Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula.

    [via figsoku]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2015-amakuni/attachment/amakuniheader-3" rel="attachment wp-att-72778"></a></p> <p>Amakuni: aka “manufacturer of figures I want that are always so expensive & exclusive so they make me cry.” It’s always kind of bittersweet to see what they have coming down the pipeline because it will inevitably be pretty and I inevitably won’t be able to get it. SIGH. They had, of course, some great stuff at Megahobby, including <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/wing-announces-yet-another-sansei-muramasa" target="_blank">Wedding Muramasa</a>! Plus the bonus announcement for a Wedding Chachamaru Ashikaga. The alternate Beelzebub is also painted.</p> <p>We have a ton of new sculpts! There’s Felicia von Flamberg (lol that name) from <em>Sword & Wizards</em>, the gorgeous Umuru from <em>Wixoss</em>, an announcement for Libeccio from <em>KanColle</em>, and the hilariously busty Kasumi Iwato from <em>Saki Zenkoku-hen</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-13171.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://figsoku.net/blog-entry-13171.html', 'Figsoku']);" target="_blank">Figsoku</a>]</p>

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2015: Amakuni

    Amakuni: aka “manufacturer of figures I want that are always so expensive & exclusive so they make me cry.” It’s always kind of bittersweet to see what they have coming down the pipeline because it will inevitably be pretty and I inevitably won’t be able to get it. SIGH. They had, of course, some great stuff at Megahobby, including Wedding Muramasa! Plus the bonus announcement for a Wedding Chachamaru Ashikaga. The alternate Beelzebub is also painted.

    We have a ton of new sculpts! There’s Felicia von Flamberg (lol that name) from Sword & Wizards, the gorgeous Umuru from Wixoss, an announcement for Libeccio from KanColle, and the hilariously busty Kasumi Iwato from Saki Zenkoku-hen.

    [via Figsoku]

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