The blog about all things Shining Tears/Wind, Shine na Blog, has unveiled pictures of a painted look for Kotobukiya’s next in line in their Shining Wind series of figures, Blanc Neige. Looking quite good! Blanc Neige’s original announcement has already prompted me to preorder Elwing and consider Kureha as well as the other female cast members previously released by Kotobukiya.
Looks every bit just as good as the prototype. I love that confident pose of hers with the hand on her hip. These figures from Kotobukiya I think have always been good at capturing Taka Tony’s refined drawing style particularly in the face, and I think they keep getting better at it (even if slightly). I love the eyes on Blanc Neige and also on Kureha.
Also, a bit of older news which I didn’t see till today:
Looks like her mantle can be removed! I think she looks even better this way, like she’s wearing an elegant gown at a ball or something like that lol.
So with 7 of Shining Wind’s ladies down or in the works (Elwing, Mao and Blanc Neige being the latest and yet to be released), how many more characters will Kotobukiya make? Well it looks like number 8 has been decided, 9 in the planning stages, and a possible 10 also in the works:
Teaser shot of number 8. I haven’t played Shining Wind before (or really any other Shining series game for that matter…), but I have seen illustrations and artwork from the titles (instead I’m a Taka Tony fan lol), and correct me if I’m wrong, but that looks like Ryuna from the back (thanks to her staff wand thing lol).
Shina na Blog also reveals a clue as to who number 9 might be. “A character that defies expectation.” Anybody have any ideas? Possibly the little fairy looking Maple?
I don’t think 10 has been decided yet, since Shine’s page says “Will there even be a 10th?? What do you think? How far should we go with this?”