As L.C predicted in a reply to the recent March ’08 Hobby Japan post, the two latest entries in Kotobukiya’s Art of Yamashita Shunya series are entitled Karin (preorder page) and Noel (preorder page). These two busts join Niniane in the polystone Shunya lineup from Kotobukiya, and are scheduled to retail in May at 10,290 yen each (non-scale, 17.5 cm tall). Both are a limited run of 500 units, and are limited to sale via the Kotobukiya online shop only (though I have a hunch they’ll appear via other retailers internationally as well, if Niniane is any indication). Pictures below:


Kotobukiya's Art of Yamashita Shunya Karin polystone bust figure statue Kotobukiya's Art of Yamashita Shunya Noel polystone bust figure statue

I’m highly tempted by both of these, but would be much more so if they were PVC and about half the price… as is I’m afraid I’ll have to give them a miss. Damn you Kotobukiya!