Persona Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/feast-your-eyes-upon-the-newest-persona-5-figures/attachment/p5figsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79361"></a></p> <p>While <em>Persona 5</em> isn’t even out in the US yet (grumble grumble), it’s certainly reaching peak hype in Japan. And thus, it’s time for figures! We recently found out about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/megahobby-expo-fall-2016-amakuni" target="_blank">Amakuni’s Anne</a>, who was at the most recent Persona-themed event, along with <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-aquamarine" target="_blank">Aquamarine’s Caroline and Justine</a> who are newly sculpted.</p> <p>Then we have some new figures! Phat! Company surprised us all by showing off two sculpts: the main character and Futaba Sakura! Which means we have figures of most of the girls, something that’s (still) not even true for <em>3</em> or <em>4</em>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m88547.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m88547.html', 'kk1up']);" target="_blank">kk1up</a>]</p>

    Feast Your Eyes Upon The Newest Persona 5 Figures

    While Persona 5 isn’t even out in the US yet (grumble grumble), it’s certainly reaching peak hype in Japan. And thus, it’s time for figures! We recently found out about Amakuni’s Anne, who was at the most recent Persona-themed event, along with Aquamarine’s Caroline and Justine who are newly sculpted.

    Then we have some new figures! Phat! Company surprised us all by showing off two sculpts: the main character and Futaba Sakura! Which means we have figures of most of the girls, something that’s (still) not even true for 3 or 4.

    [via kk1up]

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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/hee-ho-jack-frost-is-here-to-steal-your-heart/attachment/jackfrostheader" rel="attachment wp-att-78063"></a></p> <p>Just in time for the (Japanese) release of Persona 5, X-Plus is finally releasing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-x-plus-jack-frost" target="_blank">their giant Jack Frost</a>! I’ve been totally nuts for that thing since we first saw it, and while it’s been less than a year I seriously feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life. I mean, haven’t we all been waiting for an almost 16 inch tall Jack Frost? Yeah, that’s how big this bad boy is.</p> <p>And, surprisingly, his price isn’t too insane given the size. ¥14,800, which is less than a lot of fancy 1/8 scale stuff is this day (sadly). A price I am more than willing to pay, even when I’m down to only 2 or so figures a month. Heck, if I had to pick one release for October it would be this cutie.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://hlj.com/product/xps40032" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hlj.com/product/xps40032', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022830" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-022830', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a></p>

    Hee-Ho! Jack Frost Is Here To Steal Your Heart

    Just in time for the (Japanese) release of Persona 5, X-Plus is finally releasing their giant Jack Frost! I’ve been totally nuts for that thing since we first saw it, and while it’s been less than a year I seriously feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life. I mean, haven’t we all been waiting for an almost 16 inch tall Jack Frost? Yeah, that’s how big this bad boy is.

    And, surprisingly, his price isn’t too insane given the size. ¥14,800, which is less than a lot of fancy 1/8 scale stuff is this day (sadly). A price I am more than willing to pay, even when I’m down to only 2 or so figures a month. Heck, if I had to pick one release for October it would be this cutie.

    Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-figmas/attachment/wf2016sfigmasheader" rel="attachment wp-att-77183"></a></p> <p>Well we’ve already showed you <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company-co-x-kancolle" target="_blank">the KanColle figmas</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-the-legend-of-zelda-nendoroid-and-figmas" target="_blank">the new Link and Zelda</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-persona-figmas" target="_blank">the <em>Persona 5</em> figmas</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-bloodborne-figma" target="_blank">the <em>Bloodborne</em> figma</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-li-syaoran-nendoroid-and-figma" target="_blank">Li</a>, but that’s not all that was on hand at WonFest! In things we already knew about land there’s the Kaiba figma, Dark Magician Girl’s figma, Leafa, the new Samus from <em>Metroid Prime 3</em>, Gravity Crow and Gravity Kitten from <em>Gravity Daze 2</em>, the protagonist from <em>Persona 3</em>, Fuchiko (who now has five color variations), R. Tanaka Ichirou from <em>Kyuukyoku Choujin R</em>, Conan from <em>Mirai Shounen Conan</em>, Kogure Kenzou from <em>Seibu Keisatsu</em>, and Majima Goro from <em>Ryuu ga Gotoku.</em></p> <p>So what was actually new to the show then? Well we’ve got two figures from <em>My Hero Academia</em> with both Midoriya and Bakugou, who both look awesome, female Corrin from <em>Fire Emblem: Fates</em>, Guyver III, Ulala from <em>Space Channel 5</em>, Klaus von Reinherz from <em>Kekkai Sensen</em>, Mumei from <em>Kabaneri</em>, and Ononoki Yotsugi from the Monogatari series. Then we’ve got a few oddities with Asato Miyo and Rikka Shiina from <em>Little Armory</em> and then Nipako that are being made by Tomytec, and three new art additions by FREEing: The Mona Lisa, Scream, and The Actor.</p> <p>Personally I’m most excited for the <em>My Hero Academia</em> figmas and the super odd art additions, but what are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/', 'the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site']);" target="_blank">the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/toysking2016/status/757053356971929600" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/toysking2016/status/757053356971929600', 'toysking2016’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">toysking2016’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: figmas

    Well we’ve already showed you the KanColle figmas, the new Link and Zelda, the Persona 5 figmas, the Bloodborne figma, and Li, but that’s not all that was on hand at WonFest! In things we already knew about land there’s the Kaiba figma, Dark Magician Girl’s figma, Leafa, the new Samus from Metroid Prime 3, Gravity Crow and Gravity Kitten from Gravity Daze 2, the protagonist from Persona 3, Fuchiko (who now has five color variations), R. Tanaka Ichirou from Kyuukyoku Choujin R, Conan from Mirai Shounen Conan, Kogure Kenzou from Seibu Keisatsu, and Majima Goro from Ryuu ga Gotoku.

    So what was actually new to the show then? Well we’ve got two figures from My Hero Academia with both Midoriya and Bakugou, who both look awesome, female Corrin from Fire Emblem: Fates, Guyver III, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Klaus von Reinherz from Kekkai Sensen, Mumei from Kabaneri, and Ononoki Yotsugi from the Monogatari series. Then we’ve got a few oddities with Asato Miyo and Rikka Shiina from Little Armory and then Nipako that are being made by Tomytec, and three new art additions by FREEing: The Mona Lisa, Scream, and The Actor.

    Personally I’m most excited for the My Hero Academia figmas and the super odd art additions, but what are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

    [via the Wonderful Hobby Life For You site and toysking2016’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-aquamarine/attachment/aquamarineheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-77114"></a></p> <p>Aquamarine, a company that I usually overlook, has really been going out of their way to impress recently and their lineup at this Wonder Festival was no exception. First off, my <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-aquamarines-rise-kujikawa" target="_blank">beautiful <em>DAN</em> waifu Rise</a> is painted (I LOVE HER) and we also have a Persona 5 announcement. Their Guilty Gear Elphelt Valentine is painted, and they’ve also announced Jack-O’ Valentine and Jam Kuradoberi. They’ve also got a cat-girl Illya that’s slightly less creepy than Broccoli’s, <em>Strike Witches</em>, and lots more sculpts.</p> <p>Really, they were all about the announcements this year. We’ve got 4 Girls und Panzer figures, Lala Manaka, Hikari Kohinata from <em>Amanchu!</em>, Saber Extra, Saber Lily, Galko-chan, Tenshi from <em>Angel Beats</em>, Mai Kawakami from <em>Musaigen no Phantom World</em>, and two <em>Kiniro Mosaic</em> figures. For once, I am really looking forward to some Aquamarine figures!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMa7PPqVfAhOtxWW1YlQmZ4fPoY2ZT2oYtqCFxd0EmQw2laJtqm-Zqw1q-gQCKI1A?key=SGo1bTNUVnZrQW8xcTJHU1dLaXlsb2ZWVnJsVGx3" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMa7PPqVfAhOtxWW1YlQmZ4fPoY2ZT2oYtqCFxd0EmQw2laJtqm-Zqw1q-gQCKI1A?key=SGo1bTNUVnZrQW8xcTJHU1dLaXlsb2ZWVnJsVGx3', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Aquamarine

    Aquamarine, a company that I usually overlook, has really been going out of their way to impress recently and their lineup at this Wonder Festival was no exception. First off, my beautiful DAN waifu Rise is painted (I LOVE HER) and we also have a Persona 5 announcement. Their Guilty Gear Elphelt Valentine is painted, and they’ve also announced Jack-O’ Valentine and Jam Kuradoberi. They’ve also got a cat-girl Illya that’s slightly less creepy than Broccoli’s, Strike Witches, and lots more sculpts.

    Really, they were all about the announcements this year. We’ve got 4 Girls und Panzer figures, Lala Manaka, Hikari Kohinata from Amanchu!, Saber Extra, Saber Lily, Galko-chan, Tenshi from Angel Beats, Mai Kawakami from Musaigen no Phantom World, and two Kiniro Mosaic figures. For once, I am really looking forward to some Aquamarine figures!

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2016-persona-figmas/attachment/personaaaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-76885"></a></p> <p>I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-persona-3-mc-figma" target="_blank">the <em>Persona 3</em> MC figma</a>, and it’s finally at an end! He is at Wonder Festival sculpted. But that’s not enough for them, oh no. They’re giving us Persona fans a little something extra: the <em>Persona 5</em> MC! The game isn’t even out yet and it’s getting merchandise, what kind of world is this we live in? The change between P3 “one figure and you better like it” and P4/5 “figures of all the things!” has been really dramatic, and I love it.</p> <p>[via the <a href="http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://whl4u.jp/wh24/gallery/#/', 'Wonder Hobby Site']);" target="_blank">Wonder Hobby Site</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2016: Persona figmas

    I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for the Persona 3 MC figma, and it’s finally at an end! He is at Wonder Festival sculpted. But that’s not enough for them, oh no. They’re giving us Persona fans a little something extra: the Persona 5 MC! The game isn’t even out yet and it’s getting merchandise, what kind of world is this we live in? The change between P3 “one figure and you better like it” and P4/5 “figures of all the things!” has been really dramatic, and I love it.

    [via the Wonder Hobby Site]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/persona-5s-special-edition-comes-with-figures/attachment/persona5header" rel="attachment wp-att-76111"></a></p> <p>After years of waiting, we finally have a release date for <em>Persona 5</em> (in Japan, at least). And you know what that means? THE HYPE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION. Also, you know, it’s safe for companies to start pumping out figures. You know we’re going to get so many, especially of Anne and Squid-chan. But they’re starting small, with a 2-minifigure bundle that will be part of a special edition.</p> <p>Morgana and the Protagonist will both be chibified by Toy’s Works for the Famitsu DX Bundle. Which will cost you a cool ¥12,000 for the cheapest option (though there’s one for ¥20,000 if you’ve got cash to blow). Of course we don’t know yet if we’ll be getting this here in the US, but I’m hoping so. I’m also hoping for a September US release, so… we’ll see.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.famitsu.com/news/201605/06105291.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.famitsu.com/news/201605/06105291.html', 'Famitsu']);" target="_blank">Famitsu</a>]</p>

    Persona 5’s Special Edition Comes With Figures

    After years of waiting, we finally have a release date for Persona 5 (in Japan, at least). And you know what that means? THE HYPE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION. Also, you know, it’s safe for companies to start pumping out figures. You know we’re going to get so many, especially of Anne and Squid-chan. But they’re starting small, with a 2-minifigure bundle that will be part of a special edition.

    Morgana and the Protagonist will both be chibified by Toy’s Works for the Famitsu DX Bundle. Which will cost you a cool ¥12,000 for the cheapest option (though there’s one for ¥20,000 if you’ve got cash to blow). Of course we don’t know yet if we’ll be getting this here in the US, but I’m hoping so. I’m also hoping for a September US release, so… we’ll see.

    [via Famitsu]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-joint-exhibition-2016-good-smile-company-co/attachment/hobbythingheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74474"></a></p> <p>You know all those figures we just saw at Wonder Festival? You know, literally like 6 days ago? Well it’s time to… look at them again! In the most pointless event of all time. Okay, not pointless for the companies, but kind of pointless for us. Except we get to look at all the pretty figures again?</p> <p>The goodies from <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-good-smile-company" target="_blank">Good Smile Company</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-max-factory" target="_blank">Max Factory</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-phat-company" target="_blank">Phat! Company</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-wing" target="_blank">Wing</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-freeing" target="_blank">FREEing</a> were on display, along with several of the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-nendoroids" target="_blank">Nendoroids</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-figmas" target="_blank">figmas</a>. I mean, not all of them, obviously. Because that would be a, like, 100+ picture gallery. And they’d have to haul way too much stuff over. So for now, check out the selection they had at the event! I still think something looks off with Yuudachi, but I sure am excited for yukata Aegis.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://news.amiami.jp/event/2016/02/21463.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://news.amiami.jp/event/2016/02/21463.html', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>]</p>

    Winter Joint Exhibition 2016: Good Smile Company & Co

    You know all those figures we just saw at Wonder Festival? You know, literally like 6 days ago? Well it’s time to… look at them again! In the most pointless event of all time. Okay, not pointless for the companies, but kind of pointless for us. Except we get to look at all the pretty figures again?

    The goodies from Good Smile Company, Max Factory, Phat! Company, Wing, and FREEing were on display, along with several of the Nendoroids and figmas. I mean, not all of them, obviously. Because that would be a, like, 100+ picture gallery. And they’d have to haul way too much stuff over. So for now, check out the selection they had at the event! I still think something looks off with Yuudachi, but I sure am excited for yukata Aegis.

    [via AmiAmi]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-x-plus-jack-frost/attachment/omgheader" rel="attachment wp-att-74153"></a></p> <p>I’ve ragged on X-Plus a lot for their poorly made 1/4 scale swimsuit ladies. Or 1/2.5 scale or whatever it is they do. But you know what? All is forgiven. Let us bow down to our lord & master X-Plus. DO YOU SEE THE SIZE? THIS IS LIKE A 1/1 SCALE JACK FROST. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS REAL LIFE. Someone hold me I can’t even</p> <p>[via <a href="http://myfigurecollection.net/item/397077" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://myfigurecollection.net/item/397077', 'mfc']);" target="_blank">mfc</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: X-Plus’ Jack Frost

    I’ve ragged on X-Plus a lot for their poorly made 1/4 scale swimsuit ladies. Or 1/2.5 scale or whatever it is they do. But you know what? All is forgiven. Let us bow down to our lord & master X-Plus. DO YOU SEE THE SIZE? THIS IS LIKE A 1/1 SCALE JACK FROST. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS REAL LIFE. Someone hold me I can’t even

    [via mfc]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonfest-2016-aquamarines-rise-kujikawa/attachment/wwf16riseheader" rel="attachment wp-att-73863"></a></p> <p>You know what I was definitely not expecting to see this Wonder Festival? I mean, at this point the answer is “like 90% of the new announcements.” But in particular, I was not at all expecting a figure of Persona 4’s Rise… in a random <em>Dancing All Night</em> outfit. I mean, Rise is my bae so I’m not going to complain, especially because her sculpt is absolutely gorgeous. It’s just odd. A harem Rise to add to my Rise harem?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/696142170697310208" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/696142170697310208', 'amiami']);" target="_blank">amiami</a>]</p>

    Winter WonFest 2016: Aquamarine’s Rise Kujikawa

    You know what I was definitely not expecting to see this Wonder Festival? I mean, at this point the answer is “like 90% of the new announcements.” But in particular, I was not at all expecting a figure of Persona 4’s Rise… in a random Dancing All Night outfit. I mean, Rise is my bae so I’m not going to complain, especially because her sculpt is absolutely gorgeous. It’s just odd. A harem Rise to add to my Rise harem?

    [via amiami]

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