Two New Ani*Statues: KOBATO HANATO & CLALACLAN
Clamp and Shining Wind heroines receive the PVC statue treatment.
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The latest manga masterpiece (and soon to be anime series) from Clamp is Kobato. This original tale tells the story of the titular heroine KOBATO HANATO, a mysterious young girl on a mission to relieve the suffering and pain of others. Possessing a magical flask that can heal heartache, Kobato is very eager to help as many people as she can. Sadly, she is forbidden to fall in love with any of her “patients,” a restriction which might just get in her way as the story progresses.
Kobato is resplendent in her Japanese kimono, based off of Clamp’s cover for Mokona’s “Mokona no Okimono Kimono” book. The long flowing robe is bright orange with a multi-color vegetation pattern along the hem. Around Kobato’s waist is a large green sash decorated with pink and white flowers, and emerging from below the kimono is a white garment fringed in blue, which matches her cap and traditional Japanese style umbrella. Her pretty face has a wide-eyed surprised expression and is framed by brown hair that drapes down her back to about knee-level. Kobato’s right hand rests upon a golden bird cage housing her companion Ioryogi in his stuffed toy dog form; the bottom of the cage opens so you can remove him. The young girl and the cage fit perfectly on the included cloud display base. Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto, Kobato stands approximately 7 inches tall.
Available in March 2010 priced at a SRP of $49.99.
Coming to you directly from the Shining Wind Fan Festa – St. Luminous Gakuen Koufuusai Soudouki – is all new version of the heroine CLALACLAN from the Shining Wind series. The beautiful princess and priestess of Philias is represented here for the first time in an exciting maid’s outfit as depicted by fan favorite illustrator Tony Taka!
Clalaclan is the picture of helpfulness in her maid’s costume. She is captured in mid-curtsey, lifting her dress with both hands and standing with one leg in front of the other. Her blue and white outfit is incredibly detailed with creases, seams, and tons of frilly lace. Clalaclan smiles in cheerful greeting as though saying "Welcome home, Master." Her beautiful long blonde hair flows under a pretty tiara and is tied at the end in a big pink bow. Clalaclan stands 7 ½ inches tall (in 1/8th scale) atop an included clear display base, and was sculpted by Yuzo.
Available in January 2010 priced at a SRP of $69.99.