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Senran Kagura Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 5, 2013 | No Comments
Griffon is usually the only PVC company to show up to Treasure Festa, and they take advantage of it with a wide range of merchandise on display. This time around they’ve changed things up a bit though: their bread and butter franchise, Touhou Project, was mysteriously missing! Well, not missing: the derpy 1/10 figures were on display and Rumia is painted… though the less I say about her the better.
It seems like they are going back to their roots–scantily clad ladies! Many of the Wonder Festival announcements are sculpted, including Ikaruga (who is also painted) and Katsura Kotohana. Surprisingly, the just-announced Sasami Tsukuyomi is there as well, and not quite as cute as I had hoped. As for new announcements, we have quite a few–they’re doing Katsumi Liqueur and Kiddy Phenil from Silent Mobius and are going back to Ikkitousen with another Ryofu Housen. But most importantly, after their first sub-par Asuna they are taking her on again in her elf costume and this time she is looking a hell of a lot better!
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
There are a massive amount of figure-related events in Japan. Usually we cover the big ones that involve PVC: Wonder Festival, Comiket, MegaHobby, Tamashii Nations, et cetera. But of course the garage kit community probably puts out ten times as much as the PVC world, they are just a lot harder to get! The most recent gk event will be Treasure Festa in Ariake 9, which takes place on May 5th–yes, only a few days away!
So today we’re bringing you a roundup of some of the best kits that will be at the event, complete with the circle’s name in case you are lucky enough to be at the event and have the money and speed to snag one. My favorites are the adorable Yagyu from Senran Kagura and Atelier Hiro’s graceful Miku, but there’s a whole lot more–even a Kaito and an awesome Shin Megami kit with both Jack Frost and Pyro Jack! Check them all out after the jump.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 22, 2013 | 9 Comments
Welcome to the week of scantily clad ladies! It seems that everyone this time around is at least partially undressed–we’ve got everything from swimsuits to maids to aprons to lingerie to cow outfits (no joke). Well, not everyone: there are some ladies with a full set of clothing, including a goth loli who has proven herself pretty popular and one of the less popular Nanoha ladies. Check them all out after the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 9, 2013 | No Comments
Senran Kagura is one of the hottest new properties, and companies are clamoring to make figures of the busty main cast. At Winter Wonder Festival CM’s Corporation announced a whole slew of figures of the girls: 5, to be exact. And 4 of them are at this event! The disappointing Hibari, who has already gone up for order, seems to be getting a second (slightly cuter) version. Katsuragi is painted and looking okay, but at this point nothing is going to top the Phat! Company version.
We have two brand new sculpts: Yagyu, who I have to say is looking pretty awesome, and Ikaruga, who is looking less awesome. Why can no company do her right? The boob-lifting thing is just… odd. Come on, AmiAmi Zero, you’re my only hope! I really hope their Asuka turns out okay, but I feel like Phat! Company will be picking up a cute garage kit of her which is good news if CM’s Asuka ends up like their Hibari.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 5, 2013 | 8 Comments
Welcome to the return of the roundup! Sadly we here at Plastikitty got hit by a nasty spring flu so we’ve been out of commission in terms of the roundup for a few weeks, but now we’re back in business! Though technically it’s the roundup for the week of 3/29~4/4 we’re also featuring some of the best figures from the week before as well.
So what do we have in store? Tons of pretty ladies! In fact we’ve got releases from almost all the major manufacturers, including some that I have been really looking forward to. Check them all out after the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
I really don’t know why I am so in love with the girls from Senran Kagura. It’s a fanservice fighting game, and I tend to absolutely loathe those. But for some reason the character design just hits all the right notes for me! One of the more interesting characters is Haruka, who has a coat 5x bigger than she is and a bizarre mix of military garb and lingerie.
So far no manufacturers have taken her on, though given the popularity of the game (which can you localize please Marvelous Entertainment?) I assume it’s only a matter of time before every girl gets a shot at a scaled version. Well, I guess it’s Haruka’s turn! I am no fan of A+, in fact I kind of hate them, but I am praying that their announced 1/4.5 scale figure of her turns out nice. No terrible cloth bathing suits please, I want her full outfit!
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 23, 2013 | 4 Comments
Another week, another batch of figures! This time we have a smaller amount, and almost all of them are from Good Smile Company & their umbrella companies. That’s right, they put out a whole lot this time around! But overall it is a fantastic week, with lots of gorgeous figures and very few flops. Check them all out after the jump!
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 17, 2013 | 1 Comment
Senran Kagura was definitely the “it” property at Wonder Festival with tons of companies announcing figures from the game/anime. Not surprising, since it’s like Ikkitousen with actually interesting and diverse character designs! Ikaruga seems to be one of the more popular girls, with a figure up for order from Phat! Company, one on display from Vertex, and an announced figure from CM’s Corporation.
However, none of these has really done it for me. I hate the pose and proportions on the Phat! one, the Vertex ones outfit is a bit too… scant for me, and the pose on CM’s looks blah. Thankfully I love what AmiAmi Zero has done with the cast: their swimsuit Yagyu is to die for, and their Katsuragi is just adorable! Hopefully Ikaruga comes out looking as good as those two.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
CM’s Corp likes to take a license and run with it like there’s no tomorrow, which is clear from the way Senran Kagura dominated their Wonder Festival display. The Hibari they showed off earlier is painted, though based on how glossy she is I do not think that is the final prototype, and Katsuragi is sculpted. We also have 3 new announcements: Ikaruga, Yagyu, and Asuka. Is it just me or was this game/show everywhere this Wonder Festival?!
Of course that’s not all they had, and some (but not all) of the teased figures popped up. There’s an oldschool looking Creamy Mami and a very, errr, unique original character.
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
AmiAmi Zero really didn’t have anything new at Wonder Festival, aside from a bunch of trading figures from Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, but they did have plenty of ladies on hand! Their Senran Kagura Yagyu and Katsuragi were there: right now it’s looking like I will have two of Katsuragi at least, I like this even more than the Phat! Company one!
Madoka Kyouno was on display and looking much cuter than I expected, along with their Gotou who looks more refined but it still not to my taste. Last is the very risque Yumi Sayaka–where would you ever display that?!