Kotobukiya has gone to Facebook with previews of June and July figure imports that should please fans of both bishoujo and mecha. For the former, there's Ani*Statues of Evangelion 3.0's Pirate Asuka and A Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka. And for the latter, there's kits from Medabots, Total Eclipse and Ikaruga.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Neon Genesis Evangelion continues to be one of the most enduring anime franchises in history, with some of the most beloved characters of all time. Returning to Ani*Statue form is the Second Child and pilot of Evangelion Units 02 and 03 in the Rebuild of Evangelion films, Asuka Langley Shikinami: Q Plug Suit Ver! The excitable and outspoken young woman shows her determination to carry on, kneeling on a rocky miniature sculpture of Eva-02. Holding herself up with her left hand she carries her helmet in her right as she looks up, revealing an eye patch over her left eye and a focused look in her right. She wears her signature bright red and orange plug suit from the Rebuild films, with incredible attention to detail in the sculpted components, wrinkles, and seams. Asuka’s hair flows outward behind her, adding to the motion and emotion captured in this inspiring presentation. Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige, Asuka is just over 8 ½ inches tall (1/6th scale), as she kneels on the sculpture. She has a powerful presence and will look great displayed alone or alongside other Evangelion Plug Suit statues from Kotobukiya!
Available July 2013.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! From the popular tale Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, a spinoff of Toaru Majutsu No Index, comes the next Ani*Statue Mikoto Misaka Beach Side! The electromaster takes a day off from work to frolic on the beach, and she looks adorable as she steps into the water. Playfully splashing as she goes, Mikoto wears a cute white polka dot bikini that’s embellished with beautifully sculpted lifelike ruffles. The Academy City esper is frozen in a fun pose as she kicks up a small wave, and the ripples and wave effects of her water base are phenomenal. Of course, Mikoto’s beautifully smiling face will capture your attention and your heart. Sculpted by Yuzo, Mikoto Misaka stands over 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) on her unique integrated display base. Whether you display her alone or with the other Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Ani*Statues from Kotobukiya Mikoto is sure to stand out!
Available July 2013.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Medabots (or Medarot in Japan) is known around the world for its video games, anime series, and manga. In the main storyline the young Ikki wants nothing more than to compete in the World Robattle Tournament, and with luck and hard work comes to posses the main robot of the series. The new line of model kits based on the Medabots continues after Metabee and Rokusho with the samurai stag beetle KWG-10M Sanjuro! A powerful close-combat robot with Thunder capabilities, it has a humanoid shape with stylized armor, beetle-like horns, and integrated shield and sword. Sanjuro is predominantly white and blue with bright yellow and gray accents; its unique head design features red dots and a cool translucent red visor with pink eyes behind it. The stag beetle samurai comes pre-colored and its snap-fit assembly requires absolutely no glue! The robot is comprised of 160 parts, and when put together has multiple points of articulation. Standing nearly 6 inches tall (1/6 scale), Sanjuro is the perfect companion to the previously released Metabee and Rokusho.
Available June 2013.
A Kotobukiya import! Ikaruga two-player go! Kotobukiya is proud to present a new version of the second player unit from the shooting game Ikaruga (first released by Treasure in arcades in 2001 and then subsequently on Dreamcast, GameCube, and Xbox Live): Ginkei Black! A ship belonging to mercenary Kagari, the Ginkei is equipped with the same polarity-shifting capabilities as the Ikaruga despite its very different design. A ship of sails and shield around a central weapons platform, the Ginkei is another unique craft unlike anything else you’ve ever seen, and now you can build your own! This new version of the model kit is comprised of approximately 200 pre-colored plastic parts in black and gray (with a multitude of colored accents) requiring glue for assembly, and is recommended for advanced modelers. Once built the Ginkei is over 6 inches tall (1/144 scale) on its cool broken urban landscape display base. The attack ship looks great displayed on its own or next to the original Ginkei or any of the other previously released Ikaruga model kits!
Available June 2013