Kotobukiya has posted the Shunya Yamashita design for their upcoming seventh figure in the Tekken Bishoujo line. Joining Asuka, Lili, Christie, Alisa, Jaycee, and the upcoming Xiaoyu will be Jun Kazama. The 1/7 scale figure is likely to be released some time this year. Get a look at the illustration after the jump.
Kotobukiya has started moving into the fall with the character goods plans, and kicked it off with something nice and bishoujo. The 1/7 scale, 11 inch IdolM@ster Hibiki Ganaha - Angelic Island - Ani*Statue will be hitting in September. Get a look after the jump.
Recently released by Vertical, Tsutomu Nihei's (Blame, Biomega) Knights 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. Get a look after the jump.
Now it's the Prince's turn to return the favor! While the fans anxiously wait for the anime's second season, Uta No Prince Sama will debut newly designed mug cups on March 14th, which is White Day! Click to see all 7 designs!
Following last weekend's Winter Wonder Festival figure expo, merch maker Kotobukiya has gone to Facebook to give North American fans a look at their event catalog with the caveat that some items shown may not be licensed for sale outside of Japan. Get a look after the jump/
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. Get a look after the jump.
In the wake of their recent showcase of Naruto Shippuden Naruto and Sasuke thermal reveal aluminum bottles and chop sticks, Kotobukiya has returned to Facebook to preview Naruto, Sasuke and Minato silicone ice trays. Rather than cubes, chill your drink with ice shaped like your favorite ninja. Get a look after the jump.
During the New Year's holiday season, major otaku-oriented stores in Akihabara, such as Kotobukiya, Animate, and Gamers, are holding special exhibitions featuring popular anime series for the fan. Kotobukiya's feature is Sword Art online, one of the most popular anime TV series in 2012. Check the photo report after the jump!
Figure maker/importer Kotobukiya have taken to Facebook to offer a look at the the Mass Effect Commander Shepard BioWare Edition Bishoujo figure. This exclusive release is limited to 2000 pieces and features an interchangeable N7 Eagle Pistol and Biotic hand. Pre-orders are taking place now through the official BioWare store. Get a look after the jump.
Following Haruka Amami (The Idolm@ster), Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), and Kirino Kosaka (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai), Kotobukiya Japan has started accepting pre-orders for Saber (Fate/stay night), the 4th product from their chibi style figure line "Cu-Poche" today. Check the details of the cute figure after the jump!
The X-Men's Kitty Pryde was something like American comic's answer to a moe character for a long time. Now Kotobukiya has confirmed that the Marvel Comics Bishoujo Statue version of the cute mutant will be heading to North America in June. Get an early look after the jump.
Danbo is the famous cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's popular manga series Yotsuba&!. Kotobukiya has released many Yotsuba&!/Danbo-related items, and they have been well received by the fan. Last weekend Kotobukiya's Akihabara store hold a special photo shooting event with a life-size Danbo on its 4th floor. Check the photo report after the jump!
Figure maker Kotobukiya has gone to Facebook with a host of previews of upcoming items to be imported to North America, including a Cu-poche SD version of Oreimo's Kirino, a sexy Ani*Statue of Total Eclipse's Yui, mecha models and more. Get a look after the jump.
The fourth floor of Kotobukiya's Akihabara store now features its recently released 1/35 plastic model kit "Gunhed", a variable armored combat vehicle which was appeared in a 1989 Japanese tokusatsu film of the same name. Check the "Gunhed" custom models after the jump!