New figure brings character designer's art to life
While we get hype for the upcoming Sakura Wars game, let's remember the very first Sakura we got to know and love!
A new figure depicts Sakura Shinguji in uniform, stepping out of the top of her Koubu Unit and wielding her sword, Reiken Arataka (no relation). The figure is based on a piece of artwork by Hidenori Matsubara, who served as character designer for the original Sakura Wars TV series and various spinoffs:
The figure stands approximately 185mm tall, and will retail for 12,800 yen excluding tax.
The figure will be sold via GOOD SMILE and other hobby shops starting in July.
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