Amiami’s noon update today included a listing for rookie maker Miyabiya’s first project, an [ERO] Imari Kurumi PVC figure from Bible Black. First scooped by us (mistakenly as a C-Works item) back at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition, last month’s issue of Hobby Japan brought clarification as to her origins and a decent sized prototype image of the figure, along with release details that are confirmed today: she’ll be available in March at 5,040 yen retail and 1/8 scale (15 cm tall), with a castoffable bra part and apparently three options for clothing her lower half, implying castoffability there too. The sculpt is from heretofore unknown creator Souden Sonamae, based on the cover illustration of volume 3 of the original Bible Black R2 DVD release. More information and color images as we find them; prototype and DVD cover images below. Update: color images of the kit have been found! See below:


Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder

The best copy of the original kit illustration I could find comes not from the actual DVD but from a rather more suspicious adult item listed on Amazon… orz

I’m holding out hopes that this new brand will bring us a better rendition of Imari than C-Works’ abortion, but given that the C-Works edition sold relatively well it seems there’s not much incentive to aspire to quality when it comes to Bible Black figures, alas. We’ll be watching this one closely.

Update:


Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated)

Color images courtesy of online shop Rakuten Web Omocha. Not looking great, but not abysmally terrible either… what the hell, preordered. She’s not too expensive either way…

Update 2: More color images from Hobby Stock:


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Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated) Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated) Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated)

Update 3: and finally the all-important uncensored shot, courtesy of Amiami:


Heisei Democracy [ERO] Figure News: Miyabiya's Bible Black Imari Kurumi PVC up for preorder (updated)

Certainly less hideous than what C-Works has been offering, thank goodness.