The 52,000 yen (US$473) is up for pre-order through Good Smile
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of figure maker Good Smile Company and the 30th anniversary of manga artist circle CLAMP, the two creative enterprises have teamed up for a gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura figure – a franchise that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The figure is based on a new illustration by the artist circle with a price tag, which you can see above, showing how detailed Good Smile went to recreate the artwork.
The new Sakura Kinomoto costume–which was obviously designed by Tomoyo Daidouji–is a fluffy pink affair with Sakura holding a bouquet of flowers in what seems like an archway with a clock on the top. The figure, named Sakura Kinomoto Always Together ~ Pinky Promise ~, is 1/7th scale and comes in at 530 mm tall, including the stand. Pre-orders have opened for an August 2023 release on the Japanese Good Smile website for a whopping 52,000 yen (US$473). A big price for a big figure!
Here's the original illustration from CLAMP from which the figure is based on:
Source: Good Smile Company Special Site
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.