Shunya Yamashita Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82840" rel="attachment wp-att-82840"></a></p> <p>I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bishoujo Pinhead</a> art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.</p> <p>They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Cammy</a> and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Movie and Video Game Figures

    I must admit that there was one reveal I was really hoping for from Kotobukiya this convention: a Bishoujo Pinhead art reveal! Sadly, it was not to be. They did have her info card out, and I feel like we might be getting a Halloween reveal for the design. At least, I hope–it’d be the perfect end cap to Spooktober.

    They did have quite a few game and movie Bishoujos, like the gorgeous new Cammy and Decapre, along with the art for Ash Williams. But it wasn’t all Bishoujos–ArtFX Jason was also out and about, along with Freddy’s announcement. I can’t wait to see them together (and displayed with the Freddy & Jason Bishoujos, how cute would that be?). There was also a Resident Evil statue announcement, and I’m really hoping we get a Bishoujo companion to that.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82805" rel="attachment wp-att-82805"></a></p> <p>Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2016-kotobukiyas-ikeman-line" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line</a> for a while, and in fact Nightwing has <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/comic-toys/sdcc-2017-ikemen-nightwing-red-hood" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">been finished for quite some time</a>, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.</p> <p>Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Figures

    Finally, it has happened. We’ve know about Kotobukiya’s Ikemen line for a while, and in fact Nightwing has been finished for quite some time, but I have been counting down the hours until I got to see him in person. And it was glorious. Just look at that butt! They didn’t even neglect the bulge ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I am all about equal opportunity sexy figures.

    Oh, they had more than Nightwing in their DC section, though! A lot, actually. The star for me was the huge ArtFX Wonder Woman who is just… so beautiful. Dead-on likeness for Gal. They also had a ton of ArtFX+ figures, both the Justice League line and the TV show line. And many Bishoujos, of course! Hit the jump to see them all in action.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=82757" rel="attachment wp-att-82757"></a></p> <p>I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.</p> <p>Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!</p>

    NYCC 2017: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Figures

    I am rarely tempted by event-exclusive PVC figures or statues but I have to say, guys, I wanted Kotobukiya’s NYCC Spider-Man ArtFX+ really badly. He’s got a scarf and a warm hat and earmuffs and my goodness is he adorable! Also toasty. I mean, it was 82 for most of Comic Con (yes, in NYC in October) so he was a bit overdressed. But still cute.

    Kotobukiya had quite a few other Marvel cuties at their booth, like Bishoujo Ms. Marvel who was just released, and their gorgeous Statue Arts Spider-Man. Also Bish Squirrel Girl, my one true love. Check them out and more in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/fly-away-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlpreorderheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82530"></a></p> <p>I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a>, and then we only had badly lit <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">event shots</a> of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.</p> <p>I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032932&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19556-dc-comics-bishoujo-supergirl-return-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10487287', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbydc-029', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/60228', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Fly Away With Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Supergirl

    I am not the biggest fan of Supergirl, it’s true. I find her a little bland and, well… like Superman, who is possibly my least-favorite hero. But even I can appreciate how amazingly beautiful Kotobukiya’s second take on her has turned out! This is a figure I wasn’t really sold on until I saw the sculpt, and then we only had badly lit event shots of her, so my hopes were not too high. But hot damn did they pull out a beautiful figure.

    I think in terms of detail and accuracy, this is probably Kotobukiya’s best Bishoujo yet. I mean, just look at the promo shots of her! Gorgeous. Like basically all of the modern Bishes she is a mere ¥8,500 and will be released in February. Will she be flying into any of your collections?

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | Hobby Search | HLJ | BBTS

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/game-toys/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-chun-li-v2-order/attachment/chunthiccheader" rel="attachment wp-att-82458"></a></p> <p><em>she T H I C C</em></p> <p>I will admit, when I first saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the art</a> for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the sculpt</a> I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.</p> <p>As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.</p> <p>Pre-Order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-032811&rank=', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/19535-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-li-battle-costume-17.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/kbysv-197', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10486520', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Chun-Li V2 Is Up For Order

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    I will admit, when I first saw the art for the new Chun-Li Bishoujo I wasn’t 100% sold, mainly because the long hair was distracting. Where’s the cute buns? But once we saw the sculpt I was sold. I mean, just look at those thighs. Those are the thighs of a girl who will kick your ass and make you say “thank you” after.

    As usual, the Bishoujo line moved pretty fast and she is now fully painted & up for order. She’ll run you a low ¥8,500, and with a January release date you won’t even have long to wait! I do hope we get some event-exclusive colorways because I think her outfit has a lot of potential in a wide array of designs and colors.

    Pre-Order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | HLJ | Hobby Search

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2017-bishoujo-supergirl/attachment/supergirlheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-82129"></a></p> <p>Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">just sculpted at SDCC</a> a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/891478461830897665', 'amiami']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">amiami</a>]</p>

    Summer WonFest 2017: Bishoujo Supergirl

    Usually we don’t get any Bishoujo updates from Kotobukiya at Japanese events, especially when said Bishoujo was just sculpted at SDCC a few weeks ago. But here we are, with a fully painted Bishoujo ver 2 Supergirl out and about at Wonder Festival! Who would have guessed?

    [via amiami]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-street-fighter-bishoujos-chun-li-cammy/attachment/streetfighterheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81702"></a></p> <p>We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-art-new-chun-li-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li</a>, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!</p> <p>It makes sense since these two were <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/check-out-street-fighter-bishoujo-chun-lis-new-face" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">released quite close together</a> in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119023/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Street Fighter Bishoujos Chun-Li & Cammy

    We’ve known for a while now that Kotobukiya would be doing a second version of Bishoujo Chun-Li, and I think most of us expected her to pop up at San Diego Comic Con. What I didn’t expect was two Bishes at once from the oft-neglected Street Fighter line: they have a new Cammy as well!

    It makes sense since these two were released quite close together in their original versions, and it’s kind of amazing to see how far the line has come since then. There is so much more detail here! Those thighs on Chun-Li, man, they’re something else.

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-supergirl-version-2/attachment/supergirlheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81677"></a></p> <p>Just a few months ago we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-announces-supergirl-bishoujo-version-2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">second, updated Bishoujo of Supergirl</a>, spurred on by the success of the tv show. They have redone quite a few girls recently, especially in the Marvel & DC lines, but I really didn’t expect a second version of Supergirl any time soon! And now it’s time for the full sculpt reveal.</p> <p>I think I can safely say that this is the first time I liked the sculpt significantly more than Shunya’s illustration. The art just feels very safe and basic, where the sculpt has more emotion and detail. Instead of standing there kind of blankly she looks determined and strong!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119578/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119578/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Bishoujo Supergirl Version 2

    Just a few months ago we found out that Kotobukiya would be doing a second, updated Bishoujo of Supergirl, spurred on by the success of the tv show. They have redone quite a few girls recently, especially in the Marvel & DC lines, but I really didn’t expect a second version of Supergirl any time soon! And now it’s time for the full sculpt reveal.

    I think I can safely say that this is the first time I liked the sculpt significantly more than Shunya’s illustration. The art just feels very safe and basic, where the sculpt has more emotion and detail. Instead of standing there kind of blankly she looks determined and strong!

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos/attachment/pinheadheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81671"></a></p> <p>We <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-teases-evil-dead-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">already knew</a> that we would be getting a Bishoujo of Ash from <em>Evil Dead 2</em> at San Diego Comic Con, and now it’s time for the full reveal! She is, of course, in a rather sassy pose with a very smug face. And she comes with a CHAINSAW. Bishoujo chainsaw, dreams really do come true.</p> <p>But that’s not all the news we have for you! Oh no, something I have been joking about since the inception of the Horror Bishoujo line is happening. We’re getting Pinhead in Bishoujo form! From <em>Hellraiser III</em>. Why are both of these from sequel movies? Was it a licensing decision? Do I care because we’re getting some goddamn Clive Barker Bishoujos? Oh happy day.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119021/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119021/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Evil Dead & Hellraiser Bishoujos

    We already knew that we would be getting a Bishoujo of Ash from Evil Dead 2 at San Diego Comic Con, and now it’s time for the full reveal! She is, of course, in a rather sassy pose with a very smug face. And she comes with a CHAINSAW. Bishoujo chainsaw, dreams really do come true.

    But that’s not all the news we have for you! Oh no, something I have been joking about since the inception of the Horror Bishoujo line is happening. We’re getting Pinhead in Bishoujo form! From Hellraiser III. Why are both of these from sequel movies? Was it a licensing decision? Do I care because we’re getting some goddamn Clive Barker Bishoujos? Oh happy day.

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel/attachment/captainmarvelheader" rel="attachment wp-att-81665"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.</p> <p>Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/kikakugai/kikakugai-119019/', 'Kotobukiya JP']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya JP</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2017: Bishoujo Captain Marvel

    Kotobukiya always has quite a few Bishoujo announcements and updates at San Diego Comic Con, and our first full reveal is a Bishoujo of Captain Marvel! This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Their original Ms Marvel is one of my favorites in the line, and I can’t wait to get an updated version of the character.

    Plus I am very happy they included the short hair! Usually the Bish line goes for sexy flowing locks but I love her more rugged and cool look here. Think we’ll get an alternate hemleted head?

    [via Kotobukiya JP]

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