Kotobukiya Previews "Knights of Sidonia" Tsugumori Plastic Model Kit Import

Plus other mecha and bishoujo figures, set to be imported to North America this summer

 Recently released by Vertical, Tsutomu Nihei's (Blame, BiomegaKnights of Sidonia manga is an idiosyncratic sci-fi manga following life that evolves aboard a giant seed ship. Well timed for excited Nihei devotees, its Guardian mech Tsugumori is getting a new model reproduction, which Kotobukiya now confirms is set to be imported to North America in August. 

 

Available August 2013. 



also confirmed for import... some which we've previously previewed in full...

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! “D-Style” is Kotobukiya’s plastic model kit series featuring various mecha rearranged into stylized miniature versions allowing you to collect your favorite robots in a high quality compact scale with solid construction and an unbeatable price. Up next in the fun series from Brave King Gao Gai Gar in the deformed style is another set of transforming and combining vehicles that make up Gekiryujin! Included are the individual robots FuRyu (transforms into a blue cement mixer) and RaiRyu (yellow dump truck), which join together to form the mighty Gekiryujin, a cute robot standing nearly 4 inches tall with multiple points of articulation! This cool new set consists of 130 pieces molded in pre-painted plastic featuring the individual color palette of each vehicle and robot. No painting is required and assembly is a snap. Whether you prefer their separate forms or joined together into the powerful Gekiryujin these model kits look great alongside the other D-Style Gao Gai Gar vehicles and robots from Kotobukiya!


Available July 2013.


A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Up next in the Ani*Statue lineup from the popular Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute”) franchise is a new version of the part-time model and Kirino’s best friend Ayase Aragaki -Cosplayed As Thanatos-! Trading in her traditional school outfit, the pretty girl appears here in an incredible costume, stunning (and perhaps slightly embarrassed) in a sleek, highly revealing jumpsuit. With cuts and strategically placed missing sections, Ayase’s suit is a shiny black while the long snake that winds around her body is a bright pink. The female cosplayer strikes a fun pose with a wide stance, feet pointing inward, and her left hand raised as if to ward off onlookers. Meanwhile, Ayase’s pretty face features a great expression and heavy blush making her all the more adorable! There are even great details in the costume’s headpiece around her face and its spiky collar. Sculpted by Ryu, Ayase Aragaki as Thanatos stands 8 inches tall (1/8 scale) and looks great displayed on her own or with previously released Ani*Statues from the Ore no Imouto series. 


Available August 2013. 

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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The lovely ladies of the “Shining” series from SEGA have made for an incredible line of Ani*Statues, and now Kotobukiya is proud to continue that tradition with the latest incarnation Shining Blade and the spoiled but powerful leader of the pirates Misty (Mistral Nereis)! The magic-wielder dances right out of the game, spinning around her broom in a dramatic swirl of dress and hair. Misty’s beautiful gown features different sections in red, white, and black, and the incredible sculpt captures every detail of its ruffles, lace, ribbons, and more! Her enchanting pose sees her standing on one leg with the other tucked underneath her while she holds onto her broom with one hand and peeks through the other. Sculpted by Koei Matsumoto, Misty stands 9 ½ inches tall (1/8 scale) on a special star-themed display base. Whether you display her by herself or with other Shining series Ani*Statues Misty is sure to be the jewel in your collection!


Available August 2013.

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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Up next from Sega’s popular Phantasy Star Online series is a new version of the popular “Racaseal” elite female android ranger class, Racaseal: Redria Ver. Apsy! From the “Blue Burst” port, Redria is a humanoid robot wearing elements of a traditional French maid outfit. Sculpted by Masaki Asai, she stands nearly 5 ½ inches tall (1/12 scale), and is comprised of approximately 200 individual pieces. Redria features a more human-like appearance than the other RAcaseals before her, and comes with multiple weapons, interchangeable body parts, and even a red Sato mag piece! The red-themed robot is easy to put together with snap-fit assembly that requires no glue, and parts cast in multiple colors mean that painting isn’t necessary. Redria with her unique look and red outfit looks great on her own, or alongside other RAcaseals like Elenor, Shino, Whitill, and Yellowboze (sold separately)! 


Available July 2013. 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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