Shunya Yamashita Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83651" rel="attachment wp-att-83651"></a></p> <p>Last summer at San Diego Comic Con <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from <em>Evil Dead 2</em></a>, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.</p> <p>I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Evil Dead Ash Bishoujo Gallery

    Last summer at San Diego Comic Con we got word that Kotobukiya would be making a bishoujo of Ash Williams from Evil Dead 2, and now, at Toy Fair, we finally got to see that teaser art in its glorious full sculpt. What was on hand at Toy Fair was actually a test cast sample and not even a paint master, so, this is relatively close sculpt wise to what will be appearing in your homes, and boy is she gorgeous! Do note that there’s a few blemishes and breaks here due to transport, which is a testament to the amount of detail and fine sections on this piece.

    I really love all of the fringe on her clothing, the hand coming out of the floor that she’s standing on, the addition of the book of the dead, and well, honestly, all of it. The chainsaw looks great, her clothes are incredibly detailed, and this is honestly one of the best bishoujo figures I’ve seen yet. Now hit the gallery and get to drool over her too!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83532" rel="attachment wp-att-83532"></a></p> <p>Since the inception of the horror Bishoujo line I have been joking about Pinhead from Hellraiser being added, just because it seemed so preposterous. I mean, how are you going to make a human with a pincushion head sexy? But when a real live in-the-plastic Hellraiser Bishoujo <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-evil-dead-hellraiser-bishoujos" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">got announced this summer</a> I found myself pretty excited. What would she look like? Would it be a disaster, or a masterpiece?</p> <p>Well the art is finally here, and it might be the most dynamic Bishoujo pose we’ve had so far. She’s so floaty! As you could probably guess I am not a fan of the outfit though: a little too… exposed for my taste. But let’s be real, how can I not be hyped for bondage cutie Pinhead?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039156396100746/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039156396100746/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Pinhead Horror Bishoujo

    Since the inception of the horror Bishoujo line I have been joking about Pinhead from Hellraiser being added, just because it seemed so preposterous. I mean, how are you going to make a human with a pincushion head sexy? But when a real live in-the-plastic Hellraiser Bishoujo got announced this summer I found myself pretty excited. What would she look like? Would it be a disaster, or a masterpiece?

    Well the art is finally here, and it might be the most dynamic Bishoujo pose we’ve had so far. She’s so floaty! As you could probably guess I am not a fan of the outfit though: a little too… exposed for my taste. But let’s be real, how can I not be hyped for bondage cutie Pinhead?

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-kotobukiyas-michael-meyers-bishoujo/attachment/halloweenheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83526"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s horror Bishoujo line has given us quite a few gender-swapped baddies in 1/7 scale plastic, and next up to the table is Michael Meyers! After <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/shunya-yamashita-reveals-the-kotobukiya-freddy-and-jason-bishoujo-art" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Freddy and Jason</a> this seems like a natural progression, no?</p> <p>While this may be an expected announcement it’s still exciting for me, because I adore Halloween. What horror fan doesn’t? I even got to see John Carpenter do the theme live! It’s hard to tell from just the silhouette but this is looking pretty awesome already.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039184076097978/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039184076097978/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Michael Meyers Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya’s horror Bishoujo line has given us quite a few gender-swapped baddies in 1/7 scale plastic, and next up to the table is Michael Meyers! After Freddy and Jason this seems like a natural progression, no?

    While this may be an expected announcement it’s still exciting for me, because I adore Halloween. What horror fan doesn’t? I even got to see John Carpenter do the theme live! It’s hard to tell from just the silhouette but this is looking pretty awesome already.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2018-little-pony-x-bishoujo/attachment/mlpbishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-83522"></a></p> <p>I know what you’re thinking and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke (thought it does seem like something we’d come up with). This is an actual, honest-to-god announcement that Kotobukiya is making My Little Pony Bishoujos. Starting with Pinkie Pie. Presumably they’re going to do all the girls, no?</p> <p>This is also just the tip of the iceberg, because this official collaboration with Hasbro is going to include a lot more than MLP. We have confirmation that there will be GI Joe figures (I’m guessing not Bishoujo), but I’d assume any of their other licenses are on the table. Like maybe… Jem and the Holograms??</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Looks like there WILL be GI Joe Bishoujos. What in the world.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039043609445358/?type=3&theater" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/2039043609445358/?type=3&theater', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: My Little Pony x Bishoujo

    I know what you’re thinking and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke (thought it does seem like something we’d come up with). This is an actual, honest-to-god announcement that Kotobukiya is making My Little Pony Bishoujos. Starting with Pinkie Pie. Presumably they’re going to do all the girls, no?

    This is also just the tip of the iceberg, because this official collaboration with Hasbro is going to include a lot more than MLP. We have confirmation that there will be GI Joe figures (I’m guessing not Bishoujo), but I’d assume any of their other licenses are on the table. Like maybe… Jem and the Holograms??

    [UPDATE] Looks like there WILL be GI Joe Bishoujos. What in the world.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-captain-marvel-order/attachment/captainmarvelheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-83455"></a></p> <p>As a big fan of both the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-binary-ms-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">original Ms Marvel Bishoujo</a> and the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/pvc/toy-fair-2017-kotobukiyas-ms-marvel-bishoujo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">new Kamala version</a>, I had high hopes for <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2017-bishoujo-captain-marvel" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel</a>. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.</p> <p>The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!</p> <p>Pre-order At <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-035994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dcaptain+marvel%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://hlj.com/product/KBYMK-231', 'HLJ']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HLJ</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10510415', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hobby Search</a> | <a href="https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.biginjap.com/en/us-movies-comics/20072-marvel-bishoujo-captain-marvel.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/66495', 'BBTS']);" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BBTS</a></p>

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Captain Marvel Is Up For Order

    As a big fan of both the original Ms Marvel Bishoujo and the new Kamala version, I had high hopes for Kotobukiya’s Captain Marvel. I mean, she’s a badass flying chick with short hair. Played by the always-amazing Brie Larson in the upcoming film, no less! And the art was indeed pretty cool. Shunya was sticking with his newer, slightly-less-pinup style and went for a more realistic body and less cutesy face.

    The finished product is here (or at least orders for her are), and I’m a bit torn. I love the colors, pose, and face. I think the whole chest area is kind of weird: her ribs are suuuuper prominent and she’s got the “floating globes” boob dilemma going on. But look at those arm muscles, so good. While she comes in at the standard Bishoujo 1/7 scale, her retail is only ¥8,000 and she comes out in June!

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  • <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?

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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.

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