Several new preorders went up today, including the Kanu Unchou and Ryomou Shimei (china dress DVD box ver.) pair from Griffon, two versions of Amami Haruka the first Idolmaster Revoltech and fifth in the Fraeulein series, the SMILE800 V.I.P Aquaplus character trading figures from Goodsmile, and Kotobukiya’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Elf from Mu ~Kiseki no Daichi~. Also a bit of minor Nendoroid news, a Dengeki Daioh figure extra, and release delays from Orchid Seed (I don’t think that item will be surprising to anyone).

New Preorders

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Kanu Unchou (DVD box china dress ver.)

  • Maker: Griffon (R-Line)
  • Source: Ikkitousen
  • Release: May 2008
  • Scale: 1/7
  • Sculptor: Yamamoto Masahiro
  • Price: 6,825 yen
  • Notes:

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Ryomou Shimei (DVD box china dress ver.)

  • Maker: Griffon (R-Line)
  • Source: Ikkitousen
  • Release: May 2008
  • Scale: 1/7
  • Sculptor: Yamamoto Masahiro
  • Price: 6,825 yen
  • Notes:

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Fraeulein Revoltech 005 Amami Haruka (regular edition gothic princess ver.)

  • Maker: Kaiyodo
  • Source: The Idolmaster
  • Release: May 1st, 2008
  • Scale: Non- (15 cm tall)
  • Sculptor: Enoki Tomohide
  • Price: 2,300 yen
  • Notes:

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Fraeulein Revoltech 005 Amami Haruka (Friend Shop limited strawberry ver.)

  • Maker: Kaiyodo
  • Source: The Idolmaster
  • Release: May 1st, 2008
  • Scale: Non- (15 cm tall)
  • Sculptor: Enoki Tomohide
  • Price: 2,300 yen
  • Notes:

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SMILE800 V.I.P Aquaplus trading figure set

  • Maker: Goodsmile
  • Source: To Heart, To Heart 2, Comic Party
  • Release: July 2008
  • Scale: Non- (7-10 cm tall)
  • Sculptor: yr?, Arakawa Hiroshi, Akeji, Nendoron
  • Price: 6,400 yen (box of 8)
  • Notes: includes Yuzuhara Konomi, Komaki Manaka, and Maaryan-sempai from To Heart 2, HMX-12 Multi and Kamigishi Akari from To Heart, and Takase Mizuki and Ooba Eimi from Comic Party

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Elf (Kotobukiya shop limited)

  • Maker: Kotobukiya
  • Source: Mu ~Kiseki no Daichi~
  • Release: May 2008
  • Scale: 1/8 (23.5 cm tall, bow included)
  • Sculptor: Kawasumi Toshiaki
  • Price: 7,140 yen
  • Notes: nominally limited to release exclusively from Kotobukiya’s online shop and brick and mortar retail stores, but will likely be easily available to international customers

Other News


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According to this week’s Q&A column on the Goodsmile official blog, their Nendoroid Mikuru is scheduled for re-release! A time frame hasn’t been set, but this is good news for those who missed out on her the first time around. A question was also asked regarding Nendoroid Ignis, who was announced for spring ’08 release back at Wonder Festival 2007 summer; no release date was given, but apparently they’re “still working on it”.


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The Dengeki Moeoh blog updated today with the news that the June ’08 issue of Dengeki Daioh (on sale April 21st) will come with an Aoba figure from Jinki / Jinki Extend. Probably not worth picking up the magazine just for this (unless you can come by it with relative ease), but if you were already planning to pick it up this will definitely sweeten the deal.


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Finally, in what has become practically a mantra for the company Orchid Seed has announced the release delay of their Comic Unreal Cover Girl Onna Kenshi Feane figure and their Gekkou no Carnevale Anna from February to March. The silver lining to this cloud is that they’re both still available at Play-Asia and J-List respectively, and can be preordered via the links below: