We’ve already scooped the bulk of what was new in this month’s issue of Hobby Japan, but after getting my hands on an actual copy of the magazine last night I noticed a few other odds and ends that might be of interest. Includes updates from Witchblade, Kimikiss, Code Geass, Queen’s Blade, Bible Black, and Nitro+ character designer Niθ; details below:

  • We have confirmation of a PVC version of Orchid Seed‘s Witchblade Shiori first unveiled at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition last week; she’ll be coming in March (July?) at 6,800 yen and 1/6 scale (1/7 scale?), 23 cm tall. No word on her castoff potential yet.
  • Word is also in that a sukumizu Futami Eriko figure from Kimikiss will accompany the next volume of Champion Red Ichigo, due out on December 5th;
  • The new Bible Black Imari that we saw at Miyazawa is not actually from C-Works or Tinykid so it may stand a chance of decent quality (she’s due out in March at 5,040 yen from a new brand called Miyabiya);
  • We have hints at possible Alpha Omega C.C. and Karen castoff options;


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