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Oretachi Ni Tsubasa Wa Nai Countdown Begins

The official Navel site has started a countdown (or rather, a count-up) for the release of their new PC game, Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai ~Under the Innocent Sky

I haven’t heard much buzz about this, but I may just be out of the loop. It does look promising, but I’ve always been a sucker for a girl with feathers on her back. Does anyone have more information than I do?

Gigapulse announces Figu@Mate lineup

Ero figure maker Gigapulse updated their official site last night with the news of two new figures (plus variations) currently in production, based on characters from Escu:de‘s 2006 eroge Figu@Mate. The first is the game’s main heroine Endoh Ifrina, who will be coming in five variations of two main sculpts, with release scheduled for December for each. Sculpting duty is from Hormone-Man and the figures are listed as 1/1 scale (consistent with the gimmick of the game’s pint-sized heroines), clocking in at around 12 cm tall. Retail price is 4,988 yen for all but the regular version of the second sculpt, which will retail at 3,780 yen.

The second character to be portrayed in Giga’s Figu@Mate lineup is Kanai Julialous, a 1/7 bust of whom is currently in planning with a sculpt also from Hormone-man. Further details on this release will be made available at the end of August. The currently available photos can be found below:

Daiki Kougyou does Kanu Unchou, Vol. 13-style

Daiki Kougyou updated their official site today with a listing for a new figure of Ikkitousen’s Kanu Unchou, based on the cover illustration of the manga’s 13th volume. The sculpt is from Hagii Shunji (Studio Saru Bunshitsu), and the figure is scheduled to retail in December at 1/6 scale (28 cm tall) and 16,591 yen. The kit is castoffable, coming with both a removable robe (carried in the hand) and skirt, as well as a replaceable un-bandaged chest part. Preorders were open at Daiki’s site but have since been temporarily retracted; international preorder listings are expected to appear shortly. Full gallery below:

Tech Arts omnibus teaser

The various Tech Arts eroge brands got together yesterday and posted an enormous (4721 x 6057 pixel) teaser image including in-progress content from several of their upcoming games. The image is chaotic and not very easy to parse, but from what can be gleaned it seems that there are at least four new games in development from the various brands: a new Mochizuki Nozomu-designed game from MBS Truth (or possibly an OLE spinoff), a new Gunner-L designed game (side-scrolling shooter included) from an OLE, a new Sano Toshihide-designed game from G.J?, and what appears to be a 3D remake of Ane to Boin from Tech Arts 3D. The teaser image is reproduced below:

Figure Review: Daiki Kougyou’s Seyada Tara

When word first broke over a year ago at Wonder Festival 2007 Summer that Vispo’s Seyada Tara kit would be seeing a PVC incarnation from Daiki Kougyou, shock and awe was a phrase that handily described my mental state. While she doesn’t fit the normal spectrum of what I’d look for in a 2D girl, her phenomenal retro-futuristic design combined with the epic sculpt and sheer colossal presence of the figure compelled me to plunk down the large portion of paycheck required to fund her acquisition. All the pieces are in place for a truly historic figure, but does Daiki live up to the task? Read on!

Catching Up: Dakimakura

The process of filling in the gaps from the past two months has to start somewhere, and there could be much worse places to start than the esoteric world of the hug pillow. In addition to standard retail releases this summer’s Comiket once again brought a bumper crop of doujin works to the field, so many that it would be impossible to cover them all here – so I’ll content myself with hitting a few of the more awesome highlights:

Goodsmile presents Unity Yuuno

The official site of figure maker Goodsmile was updated today with a product entry for Unity Yuuno, the heroine of Unisonshift’s June ’08 Unity Marriage eroge. She clocks in at 1/8 scale (19 cm tall) and 6,800 yen, with release scheduled for December. The sculpt is from Tokunaga Hironori, and the figure is confirmed as an upper castoff. Images reproduced from the official site are available below:

Bible Black eroge sequel announced

Despite lacking a major game release since Discipline in 2002, troubled eroge brand Active has managed to limp on thanks to the enduring strength of its turn-of-the-century Sei Shoujo creations. Today Getchu put up a product listing for yet another extension of one of his storied franchises, dubbed Bible Black -The Infection-. It’s known history that Sei Shoujo left the maker several years ago (to form Empress) so his lack of involvement here is evident; the Getchu listing does not credit whatever artist and scenario writer(s) they have on duty. Game description, further details and sample CG below:

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka Katagiri Yuuhi preorder

First scooped back at Wonder Festival, preorders opened yesterday for a new bishoujo figure from fledgeling brand First Class, Katagiri Yuuhi from Feng’s visual novel Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka. She’s scheduled for release in September at 7,140 yen and 20 cm tall (non-scale), with a castoffable bra part. An alternate color Olive limited edition is also planned. The sculptor is currently uncredited. Figure images below:

Yamashita Shunya “nose art girl” PVC announced

I did a double take when I first read the title of the listing for Yamashita Shunya’s Nose Art girl figure at Getchu this morning, but a look at the source image makes it clear that the “nose” in question isn’t that of a creatively adorned human but rather a creatively adorned fighter plane. She originally appeared as a pinup poster in volume 4 of Ikaros Publishing’s MC Akushizu quarterly moe mecha/military magazine (she also appears in the recently released Wild Flower artbook).

The figure is 1/7 scale (22 cm tall) with production from goods maker Runa (Amiami search), and scheduled to retail at 7,140 yen in late September. Sample images reveal that she’s an upper body castoff, and she wields an optional 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun. The sculptor is uncredited in Getchu’s listing. Figure images below:

Artbook Review: Yamashita Shunya’s Wild Flower

Last month we were delighted to bring the announcement of Wild Flower, the second artbook collection of Yamashita Shunya’s illustration works (following Sweet Dreams, released almost three years ago). It arrived on store shelves today, and we managed to track down a copy before it disappeared and bring you this look inside. Needless to say, this is something Shunya fans aren’t going to want to miss:

Griffon does PVC plainclothes Ryofu, in red

Amiami’s evening update yesterday included a listing from Griffon’s ero R-Line brand for a new Ryofu Housen (plainclothes battle version) PVC from Ikkitousen. The kit was originally released in October of 2005 as an unpainted, unassembled resin figure (Amiami listing), but is being revived here in a new “red version” just in time for Ryofu’s resurrection in the new Great Guardians season of the Ikkitousen anime. She’s scheduled for release in late August at 1/6 scale (23 cm tall) and 6,825 yen retail, with a sculpt from Ikeda Ryouichi, and comes with a replaceable bare chest “damage version” part. Figure images below:

Chara-Ani’s Ryuubi Gentoku features “soft toes”

In our most recent Mainichi update we mentioned a new figure in the works from Chara-Ani and Alter of Ikkitousen‘s Ryuubi Gentoku, and Milestone updated last night with a product listing that provides pictures and further information. She’s scheduled for release in late September at 7,140 yen and 1/8 scale (8 cm high, 17 cm long), comes with a castoffable “Y-shirt”, and in a first in the PVC figure world her feet are made from the soft, pliant material that has graced the chests of other figures in the recent past. The sculpt is from RINRIN of Dragon Craft. The currently available images are reproduced below:

Orchid Seed’s Shiori to ship with soft chest part

A potential reason for the long production delay on Orchid Seed’s Witchblade Tsuzuki Shiori figure was revealed today in an Akiba Hobby review of her finished PVC sample. According to visual evidence and accompanying text she’ll be shipping with an exchangeable “soft chest part”, presumably similar to Chichinoe+ 2 Young Hip Cover Gal (which was also delayed in a similar fashion). This is potentially both a plus and a minus, as it means her upper body is not cast from a single piece – resulting in seams such as the one visible here. Still, based on this review I’m happy with her presentation overall and can’t wait to see her in person later this month! (no more)

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Mainichi Junk: June 6th-7th, 2008

Two Days’ Updates

See below for further figure and ero news from the past couple of days, including Miku prize figure closeups, a Ryuubi Gentoku figure from Alter, the launch of a new eroanime brand, and more:

Daiki Kougyou launches “Real Arrange” line

Moeyo! Akibajin Blog brings the news today that figure maker Daiki Kougyou is beginning a new line of fixed-pose completed PVC models they’re calling Real Arrange, based on the theme of more photo-realistic takes on 2D characters. The first entry in the lineup is a figure we’ve had our eye on since it debuted at WHF Ariake 17 last winter, sculptor D-Kura’s (diskvision) Kanu Unchou.

The kit generated some criticism back it was initially posted, and Moeyo’s review of the prototype is likely only to fan the flames (it looks like they crossed her face with a really heavily made-up Johnny Depp), but I for one am excited about the prospect of seeing yet another hot (to my eyes) Kanu from a significant newcomer to the PVC scene. She’s scheduled for release in October at 1/6 scale (21 cm from head to toe, 25 cm to her fingertips), and will retail at 13,440 yen. Images of the garage kit version can be found below:

June 6th eroge download release lineup

We take a look today at the batch of eroge made newly available for purchase via download over the weekend of June 6th. The eight games present a decent range of titles, from brand new budget price releases (a great week for chikan fans, of both male and female varieties) to reissues of older classics, including Mink’s erotic mystery Tokineiro and 13cm’s sexfest Hatsujou Joshikousei (perhaps not a classic, but close enough). Read on for the full list:

Mainichi Junk: June 5th, 2008

Today’s Updates

See below for a bunch more figure news, including Orchid Seed’s Kai Harn in color, Volks’s Kagamine Rin and Len, and arguably the two cutest trading figure releases of the year. A note at the bottom of the post for doujin fans as well:

Mainichi Junk: June 3rd-4th, 2008

Two Days’ Updates

See below for additional figure news and miscellany from the past two days:

Gigapulse does Ryoujoku Guerrilla Kari 3 series

Ero figure maker Gigapulse updated their official site earlier today with product descriptions for their “Gigakore #13” set: three new figures from Liquid eroge Ryoujoku Guerrilla Kari 3. Amiami followed with listings this evening for Shizel Beltier, Sandy Gregoire, and Nora Stewart. All three are scheduled to retail in fall 2008 at 6,825 yen retail and 1/8 scale. The Shizel and Sandy kits also come in alternate color DX versions (Shizel, Sandy) that include male torsos and retail at 8,925 yen, while Nora comes in a “B type” configuration at 6,825 yen. Nora is the only one credited with a sculptor: Uroyasu Kanchi (洞安勘智). Images below:

Mainichi Junk: June 1st, 2008

Today’s Update

See below for an uncensored look at Goodsmile’s Chu Chu Astram, a selection of recent news, and the day’s recommendations:

Mainichi Junk: May 31st, 2008

Today’s Updates

See below for first impressions of Happoubi Jin’s Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo, as well a preview the fifth Shuraki figure, Rize:

May 30th eroge download release roundup

This weekend’s list of download releases includes several of the new budget titles that we introduced on Thursday, as well as a wide range of reduced-price reissues including Clockup’s sci-fi epic ZWEI WORTER,, M no Violet’s tale of hospital love and deception Swindle, and a pair of classic releases from the Ail catalog (including the original Ryoujoku, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year). Details below:

Mainichi Junk: May 30th, 2008

Today’s Updates

See below for first impressions of the weekend’s eroge haul, including a look at the Sano Toshihide-designed Majodou:

May 29th-30th eroge package release roundup

We scoop one of the biggest eroge release weekends of 2008 tonight, presenting a mix of 25 new package releases that range from budget titles to heavy hitters like the new ef sequel from minori and G-Senjou no Maou from Akabee Soft. This weekend also sees the release of games from two of my favorite artists: Majodou from Sano Toshihide (G.J?), and Kanojo x Kanojo x Kanojo from Happoubi Jin (ωstar). We’ll bring sustained coverage of several of these titles through the coming weekend, but for now here’s the lot of them at a glance:

Mainichi Junk: May 27th, 2008

Today’s Update

See below for a bunch of random news and other stuff: