Today’s Updates

See below for several other items of note that didn’t quite fit in to the update schedule:

Figure News EXTEND

  • I’m not sure of the original source on this, but scavenging 2chan earlier today yielded a dangerously cute bit of news: someone is producing a set of chibi Haruhi figures (5 cm tall) based on designs by Kujian character designer and doujin artist Yagumo Kengou. The sculpts are from Kaiya Hajime of circle Acetone, so quality is virtually guaranteed – we’ll be on the lookout for more information on these.
  • Toranoana’s Tony figure is complete, says Moeyo, and sale is expected shortly. Preorders closed a week or so ago, so those desirous with orders not placed yet may want to instruct their proxies to stop by a brick and mortar Tora in the next few days to pick one up.
  • The Hobby Japan magazine limited Jingai Makyou Didii PVC figure shipped yesterday and was arriving on doorsteps today (mine came but I wasn’t home to receive it). 2chan brings the sad news that she’s looking pretty awful in the face region… we’ll bring a full review within the next week or so.
  • Goodsmile is reporting that due to the discovery of a flaw in some of Max Factory’s Figma Kyon kits he’ll be delayed indefinitely from his original planned sales date of May 24th while stocks are inspected and the problem is fixed. We’ll keep an eye out for an amended ship date. Figma Nanoha is still on track to ship on the 24th.

Other News of Awesomeness

  • Shiro reported this morning that Gurren Lagann’s Nia would be receiving her own “photo collection” artbook similar to Yoko’s – and so she is! It’s scheduled for release on June 27th from Ichijinsha and clocks in at 1,890 yen, all color, with several new original illustrations and eight “bromide” photos attached. Page count is currently unknown, but we’ll keep an eye on this one.
  • Akihabara Channel‘s EvoSpace is seeking contributors for a 2D Type-Moon themed doujin game. It sounds like an awesome project – check it out if you’re interested in collaborating and having your work sold at doujin events in Japan.

Play-Asia recommendations

DLsite Recommendations (how to buy)

    A popular 3DCG animated doujin game from 2007, starting with a conversation between a schoolgirl and her boyfriend about how she heard a pair of their classmates were having sex… the scene unfolds in the empty classroom as they decide to not be left behind. Called a “school love-love (hardcore) ero movie” game, it’s full female voice, animation, and sound effects all the way. A demo movie is available here, and more information can be found at the home of producer circle Hamburg-Gakari.

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Garnet onee-sama banzai~