A number of things dropped in the past couple days that I’m looking forward to. First off Akibablog reminded me that the new book in the Queen’s Gate series has been released. Akiba Hobby has posted a sample review of Kotobukiya’s Sennin Narika. From Heisei Democracy and Amiami.com comes a listing showing that GoodSmile Company’s Hayase Mitsuki in swimsuit is available for preorder now. And lastly, a one shot of an interesting looking Kanu Unchou figure (in Three Kingdom’s era armor), which should be hitting later in the year.
The latest character in the Queen’s Gate series is Samurai Spirit/Showdown’s own fighting maid Iroha, and she’s been gloriously illustrated by Iidzuki Tasuku. I hope the japanese bookstore near me gets it in soon ^^
Akibahobby’s got an early look at a sample production of both the regular and battle torn version (yet still looking quite happy despite the ripped clothing. Comes with blushing happy face) of Kotobukiya’s Sennin Naruka, from Alicesoft’s latest erogame release Choukou Sennin Haruka. She’s pretty cute and I already have the normal version on preorder ^^ She is sculpted by Makio Munetoshi, and will be out sometime in June.
I’ve been looking out for this one! Hayase Mitsuki from the popular erogame by Age, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. I love the anime series based on this game (top 5 or even top 3, part of my dvd collection), so this will definitely be in my collection. I like Mitsuki more than Haruka (that goes for the character herself and figure. That’s not to say that I hate Haruka herself or her figure though), and she looks nicely made here (both Mitsuki and Haruka are sculpted by the same person: Chigusa Ryo). Her face isn’t quite as I remember it, but I’m not one to be an absolute purist and it still looks great to me, so it’s ok. She’s in for a September release.
Lastly, Hobby Channel has a single shot of a figure of Kanu Unchou from Ikkitousen, dressed in what would be (modified) protective garb from the Three Kingdoms era that the series takes its inspiration from. I like the pose that she’s in lol. This thought just struck me as I was looking at that picture though: If you set the figure so that her hand is on the floor, it’d look almost as if she’s a dog takin a piss… >.> Anyway, the figure is by Happinet/Sugarmint Complex (dunno if that is a series of figures by Happinet, or a Happinet sub). She’s 1/8 scale, sculptor , price, where to buy all unknown at the moment, though she is expected sometime around summer of ’08.