Kotobukiya has sent along photos and info for some upcoming statues. Included are:
– NEON GENESIS EVANGELION – SHIKINAMI ASUKA ~BALLERINA~ & REI AYANAMI ~BALLERINA~ ANI*STATUES
– MAGICAL GIRL LYRICAL NANOHA THE MOVIE 1ST ~ NANOHA TAKAMACHI -EVERYDAY WEAR- ANI*STATUE
– MANAKA DE IKUNO!! ~ KOMAKI MANAKA ANI*STATUE
– AYRTON SENNA -50TH ANNIVERSARY- FINE ART STATUE
– ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! HOI HOI-SAN ~CHANGE OF COSTUME~ PLASTIC MODEL KIT
– ORE NO IMOTO GA KONNANI KAWAII WAKE GA NAI ~ KIRINO KOSAKA ANI*STATUE
See all of the images, info, prices and release dates by clicking the headline of the story.
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION ANI*STATUES
SHIKINAMI ASUKA ~BALLERINA~ & REI AYANAMI ~BALLERINA~
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The beauties of Neon Genesis Evangelion have returned yet again in a new Ani*Statue series sporting a whole new look. This time they are dressed in adorable ballerina costumes! Based on original illustrations by Yoshiyuki Sadamato in his Art Collection “Camine,” the female Eva Unit pilots wear pretty outfits and come with exclusive diamond image bases that connect together so you can display them as a matched set.
REI AYANAMI ~BALLERINA~ shows off her new style in a pretty white and blue ballerina’s dress with matching headband. Stretching before her big performance, Rei is posed sitting down with her left leg behind her and her right pointed outward. That position really highlights the intricate lace of her outfit, not to mention Rei’s long, shapely legs. Rei sits 4 ½ inches tall (1/7 scale), and was sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto.
Available in FEBRUARY
SHIKINAMI ASUKA ~BALLERINA~ wears an off the shoulder pink top and fluffy tutu. The clothing has tremendous sculpted detail in lace, ruffles, and the tied “corset” look. Asuka’s long, lean legs are bare, except for her dainty ballerina slippers, while her bright red hair is held up in twin pigtails. All of this is captured as Asuka delicately performs a ballerina pose, her hands at her waist and one foot forward in the picture of grace. Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto, the Asuka is nearly 9 inches tall (1/7 scale).
Available in MARCH
MAGICAL GIRL LYRICAL NANOHA THE MOVIE 1ST ~ NANOHA TAKAMACHI -EVERYDAY WEAR- ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The main character of the hit property Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, NANOHA TAKAMACHI is a spirited young girl who accidentally stumbles upon a magic user from another planet in The MOVIE 1st. Through her adventures she learns that she too has magical abilities! Until that fateful day Nanoha was just a (mostly) ordinary girl, attending school and hanging out with her friends. Dressed in her “everyday wear,” the young mage happily skips on her way. Nanoha’s school outfit consists of two layered shirts, a short skirt, thigh stockings, socks, and shoes. In her unique style these articles are multi-colored in white, purple, pink, and red, and on top of all that she wears black hair ties and her powerful red jewel necklace. The expression on Nanoha’s cute face is pure innocent happiness, a trait that has made her one of the most popular Japanese anime characters in recent years. The schoolgirl comes equipped with her Raising Heart wand and Fate’s ribbon, as well as interchangeable parts let you display her in Device Mode! Nanoha stands 6 ½ inches tall (1/8 scale) atop an exclusive base.
Available in April
MANAKA DE IKUNO!! ~ KOMAKI MANAKA ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! From the hit RPG parody Manaka de Ikuno!! FINAL DRAGON CHRONICLE GUILTY REQUIEM, a spinoff of the To Heart 2 series, comes the class representative turned sorceress, KOMAKI MANAKA! The beautiful girl wears a very skimpy black costume that leaves little to the imagination. Decorated with blue trim and stitching, it’s paired with matching long gloves and boots, with one of each folded down to reveal even more skin. Komaki is posed leaping into the air, reaching out toward you while holding her matching wand behind her. Her adorable smiling face is framed by her short brown hair and a headband that matches her outfit. Komaki is 8 inches tall (1/8 scale) floating on her specially designed base.
Available in MARCH
AYRTON SENNA -50TH ANNIVERSARY- FINE ART STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The second in an extremely limited series of sporting figures from Kotobukiya, the legendary icon of Formula One Racing returns in an all new commemorative Fine Art Statue commemorating five decades since his birth: AYRTON SENNA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY! A hero in his homeland of Brazil and Japan where he competed in some of his most famous races, Senna’s career included 41 victories, 65 pole positions, and three world championships. His legacy of philanthropy rivals that of his racing; only after his death behind the wheel during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix was it discovered that he had donated millions of dollars from his personal fortune to children’s charities.
Appearing as he did after winning the Brazil GP 1991, Senna stands triumphant with his right hand holding his trophy up in the air. The legendary driver wears his red Honda Nacional driving uniform, intricately detailed with every seam, crease, and sponsor patch. But the details go every further. After that grueling race, in which gear box trouble left him with only six functioning, Senna finished with a numb left arm, and even that is reflected in the statue! Sculpted by Koei Matsumoto and Shinya Akao, Senna’s face features an amazingly realistic sculpt, and the Fine Art Statue has been officially approved by the driver’s sister Viviane Senna. Senna stands 13 inches tall, and his special base is decorated with the Senna Foundation’s 50th anniversary logo and serial number. The logo is also prominently displayed on the anniversary packaging, making this a truly one of a kind commemorative Fine Art Statue.
Available in JANUARY
ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! HOI HOI-SAN ~CHANGE OF COSTUME~ PLASTIC MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Bugs beware! The popular Japanese manga series One-Shot Bug Killer!! depicts a world in which insects have become immune to ordinary extermination. In response, two competing companies create tiny bug-killing robots, both in the form of miniature cute girls. Up next in the hit line of 1:1 scale robots is a pair of new looks for the main characters: HOI HOI-SAN ~ CHANGE OF COSTUME!
Hoi Hoi-San is back, and this time she’s dressed for fun. The “Change of Costume” set includes two different, interchangeable bodies – “Gym Uniform” and “School Swimsuit.” The gym outfit is complete down to the wristbands, tennis shoes, and socks, while even the swimsuit is authentic with the robot’s chest logo. Even the new head has two great features, dual pig tails and the “talking Hoi Hoi-San” antenna! Stand 4 1/2 inches tall, and the set is comprised of approximately 150 pieces, including three sets of eyes so Hoi Hoi-San can look straight ahead, up, or down.
Available in MARCH
ORE NO IMOTO GA KONNANI KAWAII WAKE GA NAI ~ KIRINO KOSAKA ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming to you straight out of the popular Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute”) franchise is the secretive and mature young girl KIRINO KOSAKA! Dressed in her traditional blue and white school girl uniform, Kirino is captured in a silly pose based on an illustration by Kanazaki Hiro. As she takes a big step the girl points her finger toward the horizon, a wink and huge smile on her pretty face. The bold colors of her uniform include a pink tie, and look great against her soft skin and beautiful blonde hair, not to mention her slightly exposed white panties. Sculpted by Takaku & Takeshi, Kirino stands over 7 inches tall (1/8 scale) on an exclusive display base. Don’t miss out on your cute and smart otaku sister!
Available in MARCH