Tons of New Ani*Statues Unveiled
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** NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 2.0 **
MAKINAMI MARI ILLUSTRIOUS ANI*STATUE: Following Rei Ayanami in Plug Suit from Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and Asuka Langley Soryu in Plug Suit from Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance comes the perfect third component in the trio of beautiful Neon Genesis Evangelion ladies, MAKINAMI MARI ILLUSTRIOUS. Appearing in the theatrical remake 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Mari is the mysterious pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit-05. Standing 9 inches tall (in 1/6 scale), Mari was crafted by acclaimed Bishoujo sculptor Tsukuru Shirahige. Available this July priced at a SRP of $79.99.
** HOUKAGO PLAY **
KANOJO ("GIRLFRIEND") ANI*STATUE: Houkago Play is a 4 koma (panel) manga series that tells the story of a high school student and his girlfriend. They both enjoy playing and talking about video games, but have a much harder time discussing their feelings for each other. KANOJO ("girlfriend") is a perfect example of the "Tsundere" archetype, violently teasing her boyfriend while hiding her true feelings for him. Originally released as a garage kit sculpted by Goumoto-dou’s Shinpei Yokoshima at Wonder Festival 2009, Kanojo is now available as a fully colored statue! Kanojo stands 10 ½ inches tall (1/7th scale), and is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic. Available now priced at a SRP of $79.99.
** SHINING FORCE FEATHER **
ALFIN UMBRIO ANI*STATUE: Another member of the Japanese "Shining" series of games, Shining Force Feather is a turn-based tactical role-playing game from Flight-Plan and Sega available exclusively on the Nintendo DS. The game features character designs by Japan's renowned illustrator Ito-Noizi. The first Shining Force Feather character brought to life is ALFIN UMBRIO, a curious young artificial life form. Sculpted by Shou Kojima, Alfin is approximately 7 ½ inches tall (1/8th scale) atop her pillar base and is constructed of high-quality PVC plastic. Available in May priced at a SRP of $79.99.
** SHINING WIND **
ELWYN GODDESS OF THE FOREST ANI*STATUE: An elven princess of Fontina and old friend of Zero's, Elwyn travels with Souma and provides the hero with the lightning-powered soul blade Wind Thunder Sword Blitzbringer. Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto, Elwyn is 12 ½ inches tall (1/6th scale) and comes packaged in an attractive window box. Available this June priced at a SRP of $89.99.
CLALACLAN NOIR MAID ANI*STATUE: 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, this time in an all-new black color scheme. Clalaclan stands 7 ½ inches tall (in 1/8th scale) atop an included clear display base, and was sculpted by Yuzo. Available this May priced at a SRP of $69.99.
XECTY EIN IN MILITARY UNIFORM ANI*STATUE: One of Baelgard's four guardians, Xecty is an artificial life form created by Hiruda from Celestia's genetic material. Sculpted by Hirotoshi Nakamura, Xecty is approximately 8 inches tall (in 1/8th scale with the other Shining Wind Ani*Statues). Available this May priced at a SRP of $69.99.
** TO HEART 2: ANOTHER DAYS **
TAMAKI KOUSAKA "PANIC!" ANI*STATUE: The To Heart 2: Another Days line of Ani*Statues is joining forces with the "Four Leaves" series of iconic Japanese character archetypes to present the latest special version of the ultra-popular childhood friend of Konomi and Takaki, TAMAKI KOUSAKA "PANIC!" While the previous incarnations have brought you Tamaki both as a sweet girl and an evil seductress, she now appears in a very compromising position with both her bikini top and bottoms coming undone. Sculpted by Masato Abe, Tamaki stands over 8 inches tall (1/6th scale) and is constructed of high-quality PVC plastic. Available this August priced at a SRP of $79.99.
** KANON **
MINASE AKIKO ANI*STATUE: First released in 1999, Kanon is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Key that has seen massive success and popularity. The game has been voted the 5th best Bishoujo game ever by Dengeki G magazine, selling over 300,000 units across multiple platforms. From that game comes the friendly mother-type and fantastic cook MINASE AKIKO, appearing for the first time in the 4-Leaves "Legends Girls" series that recognizes and celebrates classic Japanese manga and anime heroines in definitive versions. Standing over 8 ¼ inches tall (1/8th scale), Akiko was sculpted by Pilot Naoki Nshimura and is constructed of high-quality PVC plastic. Available this June priced at a SRP of $69.99.
** DEAD OR ALIVE XTREME 2 **
KASUMI ANI*STATUE: Female ninja and member of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan, the rebellious KASUMI abandoned her training and destiny to compete in the Dead or Alive tournament. She secretly joined the event to confront Raidou, the man who crippled her brother. Kasumi wins the first tournament when she kills Raidou, and then goes on to participate in each subsequent event. Kasumi is approximately 7 ½ inches tall (in 1/6th scale along with the other Venus on the Beach Ani*Statues) and was sculpted by Yuzo. Available this May priced at a SRP of $89.99.
AYANE ANI*STATUE: Former DOA tournament winner and recurring character in the Ninja Gaiden series of games, AYANE sheds her ninja costume for something a bit more appropriate for beach life. Posed alluringly yet playfully, the popular character and rival of Kasumi comes with two signature outfits. The mini skirt and halter top combo called "Alphard" is removable and reveals a skimpy string bikini called "Scorpion" underneath. Sculpted by Yuzo, Ayane stands almost 10 inches tall (in 1/6 scale with the other Venus on the Beach Ani*Statues). Available this May priced at a SRP of $79.99.
Source: Edited Koto Press Release