Posts Tagged ‘queen’s gate

23
Jan
09

[Figures] Queen’s Gate Iroha

 

Pshaaww as if there were any doubt :P. So far all of the Queen’s Gate characters have made it to figure form, both general and exclusive releases (and also including both forms of Alice), so I don’t think this should have been any surprise. It was only a matter of time! Anyway, she is of course the lovely and loyal Iroha, from the fighting game series Samurai Spirits, by SNK Playmore (Queen’s Gate game book illustrated by Iidzuki Tasuku). She is open for preorders but she is a magazine exclusive (I’m guessing through the latest issue of Hobby Japan). Whether other stores will be able to get her is up in the air :\

Info and image from [Queen's Gate]

 

edit: A few more pics of her at Akibablog, along with a nice, clean image (aside from the Akibablog logo) of Queen’s Gate’s newest cast member, Dizzy from the Guilty Gear series:

29
Dec
08

[Anime] Queen’s Blade stuff

A new PV for 2009′s Queen’s Blade anime is floatin around. Check it out! Looks good for what most people might see as just a fanservice anime lol. Character designs by Rinshin, who’s done many a hentai series including the class La Blue Girl, Twin Angels, Words Worth, and also worked design and animation for Elfen Lied, To-Love-Ru, and Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny (info pulled from wiki..yay). Confirmed characters include the latest characters introduced into the QB universe Arein and Aldora. Joining them will be the sisters Reina, Erina, and Claudette, Tomoe, Nanael, Echidna, Melona, Listy, Nowa, Cattleya, Yuumil, Airi, Menasu and Shizuka. There may be others that weren’t shown in the trailer as well.

 

In other Queen’s Blade (or rather Gate) news, the latest news to come out from Comiket75 (which just started yesterday or so), is the announcement of a new character in the Queen’s Gate universe. Continuing with the line of characters from fighting games (previously Iroha and Mai from Samurai Spirits), comes the character Dizzy from the Guilty Gear series.


Image from AkibaHobby. More C75 coverage at the link.
Also check out Moeyo’s coverage. Nagi Nendoroid!.
When you’re done with that, you can check out some beautiful sunset shots of the Tokyo Big Sight at AkibaHobby.

 

Speaking of C75, this is completely random for this post, but I liked it so I wanna post it lol.

Beautiful looking Corticarte Apa Lagranges (Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica) figure from Kotobukiya and GA. Full sample coverage of her over at GA Graphic.

21
Nov
08

[Figures] Alpha x Omega Villetta Nu and others

*huffpuffhuffpuffhuffpuffhuffpuff* hnnnnnnnnngggggggg (← so excited I went into minor convulsions). I’m glad I was talked into passing on emotionstyle’s Villeta, also in the mizugi kissa outfit. She is sculpted by Inagaki You, who also did AxO’s upcoming bunny girl Kallen, as well as C.C. Not sure when the release is though. The first is the dreadful wait to see it painted….and second for it to open up for preorders…

 

 

Image from the latest Hobby Japan preview scans from Figure / GK. Here are the scans available:

Strike Witches, Nanoha StrikerS, Code Geass

 

Queen’s Blade and Gate (interesting limited leopard print version Alice)

 

 

 

Spice and Wolf, IdolM@ster, Kannagi, Candy Boy, Penguin Musume, Gurren Lagann

 

Seto no Hanayome figma, Busou Shinki, some Volks stuff

 

Queen’s Gate Shiranui Mai

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s a little somethin that looked nice. Not sure if this is also from Hobby Japan, but it shows some Macross F prize or trading figures, or some kind of contest or whatever, I dunno. In any case though the Shirley, Klan, and Ranka figures on the left look pretty nice :O Kira☆ lol

 

So yea…in other news, I’m still kickin, but pretty tired every night these days, so I’ve been seriously lagging behind with Cherry Girls and other updates in general. I’ve been sittin on a work in progress for the Cherry Girls story from two weeks ago, so I’ve not given up on it yet lol. A new story coming out today, so I’m gonna have to pull some double time soon because I don’t want the number of these to build up too much… I’m thankful that they’re breaking from the mini-column while they prepare for various events haha.

29
Oct
08

[Books] Queen’s Gate Shiranui Mai goes on sale!

And a couple days early at that. Akibablog’s got a short preview of the newest Queen’s Gate book to be released, featuring Shiranui Mai as illustrated by Izumi Mahiru. That’s one sexy lady, and I may pick up the book if I can find it here locally, but that may have to wait since there are other books I’d like to get :x

More images at Akibablog.

Update
Special wallpaper courtesy of Hobby Channel. Limited availability from now until 11/26 only. Grab a face full of Mai in your favorite size:


She comes in 1024, 1280, and 1600 flavors. Yum!

11
Oct
08

[Figures] A figure or two at TGS2008

So not to be forgotten by the Tokyo Game Show news on actual games, there were a number of figures introduced and on display there as well. Only ones I’ve seen so far are some figures from SquareEnix (Play Arts one winged Sephiroth and Cloud are bad ass. Images posted by Baka-Mandy on TL forum), some Phoenix Wright CustomP figures by Volks, and then there’s these:


image from AkibaHobby

Ahh the lovely Shiranui Mai (displayed in the same SNK booth as her sisters I think), the latest name to be dropped into the Queen’s Gate universe. The figure is the upcoming HobbyJapan magazine mail in exclusive (My reaction duly displayed in an avatar I made to the left), is sculpted by Chorosuke of Volks, and was previously only shown in unpainted prototype form (that I’ve seen anyway). She’s pretty…so pretty…

 

While we’re on Queen’s Blade stuff, this magazine scans shows a peep of the upcoming Princess Knight Annelotte figure for the QB sequel series starting at the end of November, Queen’s Blade Rebellion. She’s sculpted by Kibayashi Norio, and is going to be released sometime in 2009. Kibayashi Norio sculpts seriously wonderful faces imo…

 

Another TGS display, an “Augmented Reality” virtual maid figure “Dennou Aris” (Computer Aris) by a company called Geisha Tokyo. They aren’t the first to create such a thing (neither is that link just now, but just an example), but I guess the first to bring it to market. You can make your own with a tool called ARToolkit, but I believe it takes a bit of programming knowhow to be able to do it, which I don’t have.

Anyway you can figure out how she works there. With the help of a decent quality webcam, you can interact with her with the help of several items with these different symbols on them, which once placed in front of the webcam tells the program it’s an object (a hand, a gift, etc), and you can use it to pull Alice’s clothes off, change her, and pester her till she cries and such. Sounds neat, but I wonder how long the initial excitement would last for an add guy like me lol. Could probably better spend (waste) time playin Hako or something lol (just released!). If she actually appeared outside of using the program though, that would just totally blow my mind. Guess we’re not that far ahead in technology yet…haha ^^;

She’s available for preorder for an October release at Play-Asia, and a January release at ToysLogic, both tentative dates.

Just as it says on Geisha Tokyo’s site, Aris wishes to serve her master soon!

24
Sep
08

[Review] Queen’s Gate – The Gate Opener Alice

Yay, I finally have a full Alice to play around with! She is one of few figures in my collection in which I had no hesitation preordering off the bat, and having her in my hands now, she doesn’t disappoint (except for an initial manufacturer’s mistake which you can read about at the end of this post). This be the opener of the Queen’s Gate, Alice!

 

 

 

 

Continue reading ‘[Review] Queen’s Gate – The Gate Opener Alice’

02
Sep
08

[Figures] Lots of Queen’s Blade goodness

The Chara Hobby event held over the weekend had quite a few goodies to show off on display, and here is what Hobby Japan had in the way of their Queen’s Blade series. A number of new announcements, as well as new figures, and a look at already in progress ones.

 

 

 

 

 

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01
Sep
08

[Books] Queen’s Gate new book — Shiranui Mai

As if there were any doubt that she’d make an appearance! When Iroha was introduced (or I guess officially Nijihara Ink….well technically Alice was the start of it all when she literally opened up the Queen’s Gate…) to the Queen’s Gate world I think she opened up the…uh…floodgates for this kinda thing. We’ll probably be seeing many more anime characters (something like Ikkitousen or Sekirei are probably the perfect candidates, though we already see them with little clothes to begin with lol) and game characters (one or few of many DoA girls?) in the future. Might see a few original characters pop up here and there, though maybe they would better fit within the Queen’s Blade universe instead.

 

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07
Jun
08

[Review] Queen’s Gate Alice & Iroha books

Another set of pictures that I took a month ago but never got around to putting them up till now. This isn’t as much a review as it is just a photolog/photo sample of what’s inside these Queen’s Blade/Gate books. “Gate Opener Alice” and “She who repays a debt Iroha” are the only two Queen’s Gate books that I have, as I wasn’t really that interested in Nijihara Ink. These two books are illustrated by two of my favorite artists, Alice by Niθ and Iroha by Iidzuki Tasuku.

 

 

 

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21
May
08

[Figures] Queen’s Gate Alice boosted ver. available for preorder

Hey there, didn’t think many places would be able to get this, so this is a treat to see! Local toys and figures importer Toys Logic (local to the US that is. They are located in Concord, California, USA; However, they do ship internationally) has been able to procure a number of this Hobby Japan magazine limited mail order figure of Queen’s Gate Alice boosted ver. (adult ver). She is sculpted by Yamachichi of Heavy Gauge, and figure production handled by Alter. You can see some pics of her over at Hobby Japan’s own Hobby Channel.

 

You can preorder her here
quantities are expected to be very limited, so if you know you want her but can’t get her elsewhere, go for it!

 




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