Amiami updated for July 7th a few figures that look like they might pique the interests of some people. First off from Kotobukiya are two figures: Minamoto Chizuru figure from Kanokon (finally!) and their next Dead or Alive Venus on the Beach figure, Kokoro. From Megahouse is a girl in a china dress from an old OAV series called Spirit of Wonder: China-san no Yuuutsu.
images from amiami
Ahh well I’ve been waitin for the first Kanokon figure to come out. I think this figure caught Chizuru in a rather tame pose (comparably), and has a different look to her that doesn’t quite match her anime incarnation (imo anyway, I dunno what she’s like in the manga). Overall for me it doesn’t quite hit the right spot of what I expect from a Chizuru figure. That’s not to say that the figure doesn’t look nice though, it’s still a finely crafted piece of work. She is a rather large 1/5 scale size, and weighs in at roughly 13,000 Yen! Sculpted by Shirohige Kizu (I probably butchered the name) and will be out in October from Kotobukiya.
Update: Just found out there will be a special edition of Chizuru as well!
Unfortunately, she is a Kotobukiya online shop exclusive :( …..or iiiiis she? As it turns out, Play-Asia seems to have been able to procure an unknown number of these special edition figures. Haven’t seen anybody else have them up yet, so not sure if others will be able to offer them as well.
images from Amiami
Also from Kotobukiya is the fifth figure in their DOAX2 Venus on the Beach series, Kokoro. I think I like the Ayane figure best, but I think Kokoro is gonna come in at second. Pretty girl on a pretty base (the water effect looks really nice) with a cast off feature to admire their swimsuits. What more could you ask for? lol
As with all the other figures (except Tina), the figure is sculpted by Migikura (probably butchered this one too), and will be out in November for 9200yen.
Lastly, from Megahouse, is this figure based on a character from 1990′s OAV called Spirit of Wonder: China-san no Yuutsu (Melancholy of China-san. Hmm…sounds kinda familiar… lol). I’ve never seen this, but I think this girl dressed in a china-dress here is some kind of robot. The figure is part of Megahouse’s excellent core model series, and is sculpted by Osiris (of Heavy Gauge). I love the metallic sheen of her dress. The red dress version is a limited edition, and visible differences are obviously her red dress and black stockings. Looks like she’ll also have a different expression to her face while looking elsewhere. This version will be out in November for roughly 6000yen.
That leaves her blue dress is the regular edition. She’ll be out in October for the same price. The image above shows that at least the red version will be cast-offable, but both will probably have that capability.
Can’t particularly say I’m blown away by these figures, since I’m finding out more of what I want in a figure (and also because of a restraining budget lol), but I’m slightly interested in the China-san figure. and will think on it. That dress looks quite lovely lol