Tomo Asama Archive

  • This is a figure that’s had a very long road to production… well, she’s not even in production yet, so it could be longer still! Kotobukiya announced their figure of Tomo Asama in June of 2012, and there was no word on her until a full year later when she almost magically popped up fully sculpted! And now, like a… big breasted Venus rising from the ocean, she’s risen from obscurity and arrived fully painted! While she’s certainly more tasteful than Max Factory’s Tomo, I’m kind of over the Horizon girls at this point. But I think fans of the series will appreciate the bold, dynamic pose and that she’s not as T&A focused as other figures from the show. But the whole arrow-resting-on-the-boobs thing is just… not for me. [via Hobbylog]

    Hobby Show 2013: Kotobukiya’s Tomo Asama

    This is a figure that’s had a very long road to production… well, she’s not even in production yet, so it could be longer still! Kotobukiya announced their figure of Tomo Asama in June of 2012, and there was no word on her until a full year later when she almost magically popped up fully sculpted! And now, like a… big breasted Venus rising from the ocean, she’s risen from obscurity and arrived fully painted! While she’s certainly more tasteful than Max Factory’s Tomo, I’m kind of over the Horizon girls at this point. But I think fans of the series will appreciate the bold, dynamic pose and that she’s not as T&A focused as other figures from the show. But the whole arrow-resting-on-the-boobs thing is just… not for me. [via Hobbylog]

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  • Some days I wake up, eat some cereal, check the figure news and write up posts for the site. Other days I wake up and think “hey it’d be fun to shoot Max Factory’s Tomo like she was underwater… or in space… or both! But I have none of the equipment to do these things! Let’s use tissue paper and glitter!” I dunno, her face just gives me that “I’ve fallen (in space) and I can’t get up! Someone save me” vibe. So with some creative lighting and an overambitious concept, away I went. Into… the abyss! Of her boobs. Wow, they’re so much more massive in person than I had imagined. Geeze, honey, your back must be KILLING you. Tomo is far from a spotlight-stealing figure. Her quality is okay, the sculpt is decent with some issues (the hair is kind of awful given her price point). There are high points (the latex finish is perfect, her butt is even more perfect) and low points (the stupid bow won’t stay in her hands AT ALL), but I find myself terribly fond of her. Probably because I now imagine her drifting in space, boobs akimbo. Also her face is so cute! As you can tell, my standards for liking a figure are very high, with a rigorous qualification system. It involves spreadsheets and points distribution. You can check her out in the gallery, and if she steals your heart with her bodacious charms she’s quite easy to find on the aftermarket: originally she went on sale (sigh), but at the moment she’s (finally!) sold out at most stores, so you will have to get a pre-owned one!

    Plastikitty Gallery: Max Factory’s Tomo Asama

    Some days I wake up, eat some cereal, check the figure news and write up posts for the site. Other days I wake up and think “hey it’d be fun to shoot Max Factory’s Tomo like she was underwater… or in space… or both! But I have none of the equipment to do these things! Let’s use tissue paper and glitter!” I dunno, her face just gives me that “I’ve fallen (in space) and I can’t get up! Someone save me” vibe. So with some creative lighting and an overambitious concept, away I went. Into… the abyss! Of her boobs. Wow, they’re so much more massive in person than I had imagined. Geeze, honey, your back must be KILLING you. Tomo is far from a spotlight-stealing figure. Her quality is okay, the sculpt is decent with some issues (the hair is kind of awful given her price point). There are high points (the latex finish is perfect, her butt is even more perfect) and low points (the stupid bow won’t stay in her hands AT ALL), but I find myself terribly fond of her. Probably because I now imagine her drifting in space, boobs akimbo. Also her face is so cute! As you can tell, my standards for liking a figure are very high, with a rigorous qualification system. It involves spreadsheets and points distribution. You can check her out in the gallery, and if she steals your heart with her bodacious charms she’s quite easy to find on the aftermarket: originally she went on sale (sigh), but at the moment she’s (finally!) sold out at most stores, so you will have to get a pre-owned one!

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  • Kotobukiya stuffed us full of so many teasers very few of the figures in this post are going to come as a surprise. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t awesome! Especially Dark Angel Olivia, uhnf. We’ve also got Colette Brunel, Shiki Ryougi, Sumika Kagami, the bunny version of Kasumi Yashiro and Tomo Asama. We’ve shown you the rest already: their ArtFX J line, the Tony Taka reveals, and the Bakemonogatari girls. Of course we have some announcements! It seems they have (at least for the moment) stopped their Angelic Island line and are moving on to the hot new idol property, Love Live! School Idol Project. They’ll be doing swimsuit figures of Umi Sonada, Kotori Minami and Honoka Kousaka who are all pretty cute. Now… for the big announcement: ArtFX J Attack on Titan! Yes, that means BOYS BOYS BOYS YEAAH. Eren Jaegar and Levi, to be more specific. That should help balance out all the Mikasa merch! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

    Summer Wonder Festival 2013: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya stuffed us full of so many teasers very few of the figures in this post are going to come as a surprise. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t awesome! Especially Dark Angel Olivia, uhnf. We’ve also got Colette Brunel, Shiki Ryougi, Sumika Kagami, the bunny version of Kasumi Yashiro and Tomo Asama. We’ve shown you the rest already: their ArtFX J line, the Tony Taka reveals, and the Bakemonogatari girls. Of course we have some announcements! It seems they have (at least for the moment) stopped their Angelic Island line and are moving on to the hot new idol property, Love Live! School Idol Project. They’ll be doing swimsuit figures of Umi Sonada, Kotori Minami and Honoka Kousaka who are all pretty cute. Now… for the big announcement: ArtFX J Attack on Titan! Yes, that means BOYS BOYS BOYS YEAAH. Eren Jaegar and Levi, to be more specific. That should help balance out all the Mikasa merch! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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  • Ah, more teasers. Kotobukiya doesn’t show off as much as some companies, but we’re still getting a pretty generous peek! We’ll start with the boys (since there are a lot of them!). We’ve got three from Prince of Tennis: Kunimitsu Tezuka, who was announced a while back, is now sculpted and we are getting a full shot of him along with two announcements. He’ll be joined by Kuranosuke Shiraishi and Seiichi Yukimura. It also looks like we’ll be getting a double dose of Marik Ishtar: his figure is painted, but there is also an unpainted sculpt… of him totally topless! Fanservice for the ladies~ Of course there are some female figures as well! The Tomo Asama they announced ages ago seems to be sculpted, and the Kasumi Yashiro they announced a few days ago is already painted. Fast turnaround! We’ve also got two brand new girls: a second Hitagi Senjougahara and Sumika Kagami from Muv-Luv. [via es_series, tenipuri & RED☆STAR Blog]

    Kotobukiya’s Summer Wonder Festival 2013 Teasers

    Ah, more teasers. Kotobukiya doesn’t show off as much as some companies, but we’re still getting a pretty generous peek! We’ll start with the boys (since there are a lot of them!). We’ve got three from Prince of Tennis: Kunimitsu Tezuka, who was announced a while back, is now sculpted and we are getting a full shot of him along with two announcements. He’ll be joined by Kuranosuke Shiraishi and Seiichi Yukimura. It also looks like we’ll be getting a double dose of Marik Ishtar: his figure is painted, but there is also an unpainted sculpt… of him totally topless! Fanservice for the ladies~ Of course there are some female figures as well! The Tomo Asama they announced ages ago seems to be sculpted, and the Kasumi Yashiro they announced a few days ago is already painted. Fast turnaround! We’ve also got two brand new girls: a second Hitagi Senjougahara and Sumika Kagami from Muv-Luv. [via es_series, tenipuri & RED☆STAR Blog]

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  • Kotobukiya usually has one of the biggest booths at any event, so you can expect a lot of figures! And indeed, we have a veritable ton. Let’s start with the teasers: they’re all here (of course)! Kobato, Ayase, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, Maou, and Meiya Mitsurugi, Panis, and Yukiho (along with a painted Hibiki). But of course it wasn’t all given away before. As far as new figures go, we’ve got… Gumi! Yes, the Vocaloid. Surprising, I know, but she looks great! There’s also their Horizon figure of Honda that we found out about so long ago, brought back to live, as well as art for Tomo. There’s also the last of the Muv-Luv Total Eclipse girls, Inia, looking as divine as you’d expect. Oh, and Cu-Poche Mami! Phew, that’s a lot. But stay tuned… we have one more piece of Koto news for you coming up! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2013: Kotobukiya

    Kotobukiya usually has one of the biggest booths at any event, so you can expect a lot of figures! And indeed, we have a veritable ton. Let’s start with the teasers: they’re all here (of course)! Kobato, Ayase, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, Maou, and Meiya Mitsurugi, Panis, and Yukiho (along with a painted Hibiki). But of course it wasn’t all given away before. As far as new figures go, we’ve got… Gumi! Yes, the Vocaloid. Surprising, I know, but she looks great! There’s also their Horizon figure of Honda that we found out about so long ago, brought back to live, as well as art for Tomo. There’s also the last of the Muv-Luv Total Eclipse girls, Inia, looking as divine as you’d expect. Oh, and Cu-Poche Mami! Phew, that’s a lot. But stay tuned… we have one more piece of Koto news for you coming up! [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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  • Remember when Good Smile Company pushed all those 2012 releases into early 2013? Well… we have some news on them, but it’s not good. We all know that GSC has been having major quality control issues with their new factories, but it seems like it’s worse than we thought because they have just pushed back these figures AGAIN. And not for a month or two. Oh no, some of these are now in April. Let’s get on to the figures getting delayed: in February we’ll be getting World Is Mine Miku Hatsune, in March look out for Golden Caliburn, Saber Zero & Kiritsugu and Medaka Kurokami. And then way off in April we’ll be seeing Sena, Tomo Asama and the Princess of Crystal. I know it’s a bummer, but look at it this way: would you rather have shitty versions of these figures tomorrow, or wait a few months for better versions? [via GSC]

    GSC Gets Hit By The World’s Biggest Delay Train

    Remember when Good Smile Company pushed all those 2012 releases into early 2013? Well… we have some news on them, but it’s not good. We all know that GSC has been having major quality control issues with their new factories, but it seems like it’s worse than we thought because they have just pushed back these figures AGAIN. And not for a month or two. Oh no, some of these are now in April. Let’s get on to the figures getting delayed: in February we’ll be getting World Is Mine Miku Hatsune, in March look out for Golden Caliburn, Saber Zero & Kiritsugu and Medaka Kurokami. And then way off in April we’ll be seeing Sena, Tomo Asama and the Princess of Crystal. I know it’s a bummer, but look at it this way: would you rather have shitty versions of these figures tomorrow, or wait a few months for better versions? [via GSC]

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  • You’ve probably noticed a ton of delays from Good Smile Company & co recently, but it’s not really news-worthy since a delay of only a month isn’t exactly unusual in the figure world. However, we just got word of a TON of delays, and it seems like GSC has hit some production snags and is looking to fix them. Now, I’d just like to say that my stance on delays is different from most people: I welcome them! I’d rather wait a few extra months than get a figure with sub-par quality. Anyway, onto the delays! Goddess Madoka was pushed back to December (no surprises there). The Shiki re-release, Sena, and the Princess of Crystal are all January now. The Golden Caliburn re-release was moved all the way back to February, and Max Factory’s Saber and Kiritsugu duo are January. Their Tomo is also January, and Medaka is February. Aside from Medaka, these were all originally 2012 releases! I hope Good Smile is able to successfully fix their issues and return to the quality we all know and love! [via GSC]

    Good Smile Runs Into Production Errors, Delays Some Figures Till 2013

    You’ve probably noticed a ton of delays from Good Smile Company & co recently, but it’s not really news-worthy since a delay of only a month isn’t exactly unusual in the figure world. However, we just got word of a TON of delays, and it seems like GSC has hit some production snags and is looking to fix them. Now, I’d just like to say that my stance on delays is different from most people: I welcome them! I’d rather wait a few extra months than get a figure with sub-par quality. Anyway, onto the delays! Goddess Madoka was pushed back to December (no surprises there). The Shiki re-release, Sena, and the Princess of Crystal are all January now. The Golden Caliburn re-release was moved all the way back to February, and Max Factory’s Saber and Kiritsugu duo are January. Their Tomo is also January, and Medaka is February. Aside from Medaka, these were all originally 2012 releases! I hope Good Smile is able to successfully fix their issues and return to the quality we all know and love! [via GSC]

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  • While I am still totally baffled by the amount of figures we are getting from the bizarre Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, it seems the flood is only continuing to grow in size! Today there was an online broadcast featuring all of the upcoming releases from the show, including quite a few we knew about. The announcements from Kotobukiya, Chara-Ani & Volks are still on track, though it seems like no sculpting progress has been made on them. Kotobukiya has announced a second figure as well of the busty Tomo Asama! She’ll be in a battle pose as a contrast to Max Factory’s Tomo. The announcements from August’s magazine scans also made an appearance: Hobby Japan’s Mary is sculpted, and actually looking really cute! Nendoroid Horizon is still in the sculpt stage, though hopefully she’ll come out as cute as Nendoroid Tomo. Alter’s Kazuno also popped up, as well as one last new announcement. Volks will be doing a figure of her as well! Not exactly thrilling, since Volks is quite expensive and I doubt they could ever beat out Alter. If you lost track, we have 7 figures from 6 different companies in this little announcement alone. Damn! I wonder if figmas are next in line? [via Figure/GK & weibo]

    Prepare Your Wallets For A Whole Lot of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Releases

    While I am still totally baffled by the amount of figures we are getting from the bizarre Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, it seems the flood is only continuing to grow in size! Today there was an online broadcast featuring all of the upcoming releases from the show, including quite a few we knew about. The announcements from Kotobukiya, Chara-Ani & Volks are still on track, though it seems like no sculpting progress has been made on them. Kotobukiya has announced a second figure as well of the busty Tomo Asama! She’ll be in a battle pose as a contrast to Max Factory’s Tomo. The announcements from August’s magazine scans also made an appearance: Hobby Japan’s Mary is sculpted, and actually looking really cute! Nendoroid Horizon is still in the sculpt stage, though hopefully she’ll come out as cute as Nendoroid Tomo. Alter’s Kazuno also popped up, as well as one last new announcement. Volks will be doing a figure of her as well! Not exactly thrilling, since Volks is quite expensive and I doubt they could ever beat out Alter. If you lost track, we have 7 figures from 6 different companies in this little announcement alone. Damn! I wonder if figmas are next in line? [via Figure/GK & weibo]

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  • Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (aka T&A, the anime), has had a fair share of success with the more mainstream figure makers, despite its decidedly ecchi overtones. Usually animes like that (think Ikkitousen or Queen’s Blade) are left to second-tier or less popular manufacturers, but as we’ve seen Max Factory has graced the show with a bodacious figure quite unlike their usual offerings. In early June a Nendoroid of Tomo was announced, though sadly for Nendo collectors she’s part of a bundle for the Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon PORTABLE game. Bundle means it’s going to be pricey, and the limited edition of the game will cost ¥9,980–however, it has a late February release so you have a while to save up! So, what does this $100+ Nendo come with? Surprisingly a lot: you get 3 faces (smiling, determined, and close-eyed happy), along with some alternate hair parts and a bow. The bow is the best for me–I love Nendos with weaponry! You can pre-order this set for a nice discount on AmiAmi, and remember that it comes with the game (for PSP) as well as an artbook so you do get a lot for your money! [via Figure/GK]

    Preview The Limited Edition Nendoroid Tomo Asama

    Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon (aka T&A, the anime), has had a fair share of success with the more mainstream figure makers, despite its decidedly ecchi overtones. Usually animes like that (think Ikkitousen or Queen’s Blade) are left to second-tier or less popular manufacturers, but as we’ve seen Max Factory has graced the show with a bodacious figure quite unlike their usual offerings. In early June a Nendoroid of Tomo was announced, though sadly for Nendo collectors she’s part of a bundle for the Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon PORTABLE game. Bundle means it’s going to be pricey, and the limited edition of the game will cost ¥9,980–however, it has a late February release so you have a while to save up! So, what does this $100+ Nendo come with? Surprisingly a lot: you get 3 faces (smiling, determined, and close-eyed happy), along with some alternate hair parts and a bow. The bow is the best for me–I love Nendos with weaponry! You can pre-order this set for a nice discount on AmiAmi, and remember that it comes with the game (for PSP) as well as an artbook so you do get a lot for your money! [via Figure/GK]

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  • It seems like once again the figure world has produced a girl in desperate need of a wardrobe change. I mean, just look at poor Tomo here, her clothing is at least 3 sizes too small! Then again, I don’t know if latex is really considered clothing. In any case, the main appeal of the characters from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is clearly T&A, and even Max Factory is hopping on the ecchi train. When we saw this figure in magazine scans I was amazed at the manufacturer: Max Factory (And GSC) used to do NSFW stuff, even cast-off girls, but their image now is more family-friendly. They shifted over these figures to umbrella companies: Max Factory to Native, and Good Smile more recently to Wing. Well, apparently MF is going back to their roots, because this is definitely not a figure to show to little kids. Aside from her ridiculously bodacious body and skintight outfit showing off every curve, Tomo is in a pretty suggestive pose, straddling her bow and, uh… pushing it towards herself. If that’s not enough for you, you can have her straddling a guy in bondage! Well, wrapped in a sheet, but still… this figure is giving me some serious Native vibes. Only, you know, Native girls usually have boobs smaller than their heads (usually, but not always). She does have one non-ecchi thing going for her: they did a fantastic job on her face and hair, and her expression is very pretty. Tomo is 1/7 scale and at ¥9,800 she won’t come cheap. She’ll be released in December, and orders are currently open! Purchase At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search [via Mikatan]

    Max Factory’s Tomo Asama Needs Some Fashion Advice

    It seems like once again the figure world has produced a girl in desperate need of a wardrobe change. I mean, just look at poor Tomo here, her clothing is at least 3 sizes too small! Then again, I don’t know if latex is really considered clothing. In any case, the main appeal of the characters from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is clearly T&A, and even Max Factory is hopping on the ecchi train. When we saw this figure in magazine scans I was amazed at the manufacturer: Max Factory (And GSC) used to do NSFW stuff, even cast-off girls, but their image now is more family-friendly. They shifted over these figures to umbrella companies: Max Factory to Native, and Good Smile more recently to Wing. Well, apparently MF is going back to their roots, because this is definitely not a figure to show to little kids. Aside from her ridiculously bodacious body and skintight outfit showing off every curve, Tomo is in a pretty suggestive pose, straddling her bow and, uh… pushing it towards herself. If that’s not enough for you, you can have her straddling a guy in bondage! Well, wrapped in a sheet, but still… this figure is giving me some serious Native vibes. Only, you know, Native girls usually have boobs smaller than their heads (usually, but not always). She does have one non-ecchi thing going for her: they did a fantastic job on her face and hair, and her expression is very pretty. Tomo is 1/7 scale and at ¥9,800 she won’t come cheap. She’ll be released in December, and orders are currently open! Purchase At: AmiAmi | Hobby Search [via Mikatan]

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