Maybe this will ameliorate some of the emptiness left by the end of the Sword Art Online anime. Hobby Stock has an interesting looking Kirito cosplay love sleeve shirt coming in medium, large and XL in March.
The item sells for 5000yen ($60)
Hobby Stock will also be selling an Asuna ceramic plate in late February
In other merch news, two waves of blind box trading cell charms are slated for April. One has the cast of heroes while a second is just Asuna variants.
We recently posted a preview of the Sword Art Online ~ Asuna -Aincrad- Ani*Statue, and maker Kotobukiya has just confirmed that it will be imported to North America.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The next beautiful Ani*Statue from Kotobukiya comes from Sword Art Online, a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara with illustrations by Abec that’s been adapted into manga, anime, and a video game. First up is the main female protagonist of the game Sword Art Online, Asuna Aincrad! A member (and sub-leader) of the Knights of the Blood Oath clan, Asuna’s in-game avatar appears here in a stunning display as she seems to float in mid-air above a unique base with broken column and gold rings. The girl wears her clan’s white and red “armor,” a beautiful outfit highlighted by its blood red skirt, white top with long trailing coat, and tiny red crosses decorating the ensemble. In her right hand Asuna wields her iconic sword, though her smiling face reassures you that there’s no danger she can’t handle. The girl’s dynamic pose and outfit are sure to be a hit with fans of the series as well as collectors of beautiful Ani*Statues! Sculpted by Hirotoshi Nakamura, Asuna is almost 8 ½ inches tall floating above her display base.
Available June 2013.
And speaking of Sword Art Online cosplay, the actresses of ever-lawsuit baiting adult film production company TMA has shared a look at the costumes that they'll be wearing for parts of the upcoming SAO spoof.