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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:

Figure Review: Alter’s Franco il Nero (Kuro no Franco)

Kuro no Franco (Franco il Nero) hit store shelves today as the second figure in Alter’s trilogy of heroines from last year’s dynamite Nitro+ eroge Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango (Tre Donne Crudeli). Following on the heels of December’s Donne Anonime would be no small feat, but if successful the acrobatic pose chosen for Franco’s incarnation had the potential to outclass even the Woman with No Name. Does Alter’s production prove up to the task? Franco would like to have a word with you on that…

Alter’s Lily Salvatana, Chouun Shiryuu REPRESENT!

From the land of ultimate smoking hotness comes word that Alter’s Lily Salvatana, the third and final figure in their Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango (Tre Donne Crudeli) series, is now online! She’s looking just as magnificent as when we saw her at Wonder Festival, and speaking personally this is the figure I’ve been most anticipating since we first scooped the game almost a year ago. Based on designs from the immortal Niθ and with a sculpt from Tanaka Senu, Lily clocks in at 1/8 scale (22 cm tall) and 7,140 yen, with release set for July of this year. With her up at Alter preorders should be appearing within the next few minutes… pictures and news on Chouun below:

Figure News: Clalaclan and Fasalina released, Didii up at Play Asia, release schedule updated

Just a quick note that Max Factory’s Fasalina PVC from Gun x Sword [Play Asia] and Kotobukiya’s Clalaclan Phileas from Shining Wind [Play Asia] both went on sale today, and that if you were on the fence I’d recommend prompt action as they’re both looking like items hot enough to disappear from store shelves with alarming rapidity. Reviews of both will be up at HD in the next day or two. In other news, Hobby Japan mail order limited [ERO] Jingai Makyou Didii PVC is currently available for preorder at Play Asia as well, as is the recently announced Kuro no Franco from Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango. These listings and more have all been gathered on the newly updated HD release schedule page for your reference and perusal! Clalaclan and Fasalina preview pictures below:

Figure News: Nitro+ shop limited version of Alter’s Kuro no Franco PVC unveiled

With the regular edition up for preorder last week, the official Nitro+ online shop today took the wraps off their limited edition Kuro no Franco PVC figure from Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango. As expected the three major design differences are her expression, the addition of a scarf, and the striped undergarment so brazenly flaunted in place of the original white. Those preferring this version will likely have to acquire it via a proxy, as she’s only available from the Nitro+ shop. (no more)

Figure News: preorder and limited edition miscellany

A few miscellaneous items now in preorder: Resinya’s Kushieda Minori from Toradora! (January release), Aizu Project’s Ryomou Shimei (gosurori ver.) cold cast from Ikkitousen (February release), Beat’s original Amaha Collection Wildcat Anna (December release), and Chrono Gate’s Murata Yukari from Rocket Girls (March release). In limited edition news, a Nitro+ online shop limited Kuro no Franco will be released with additional scarf, different facial expression and different colored underwear; a limited edition pink Konomi (maid ver.) is coming from Kotobukiya shops, and an Amiami-limited Wildcat Anna will be available in silver. Also in from Kotobukiya via Akiba Hobby is word that we’ll be seeing a Shining Wind Kureha from them sometime next year. (no more)

Figure News: Alter presents February lineup! Aloe & CPU Sharon, epic panty shot Kuro no Franco PVCs

Alter‘s February ’08 release lineup is fresh off the e-presses on the maker’s official site! Included are a 1/8 scale (18 cm) Aloe and CPU Sharon PVC set from Quiz Magic Academy at 5,565 yen, and a 1/8 scale (19 cm) Kuro no Franco PVC figure from Nitro+’s latest eroge, Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango coming in at 7,140 yen. The Kuro no Franco is a particularly amazing sculpt, with a panty shot that is more of a deliberately placed stop sign than a coquettish tease. Fits her character perfectly. :3 With these listed on the official site preorders should follow very shortly… can’t wait for the Kuro, myself. Edit: preorders are now up at Amiami with full image galleries: Aloe & Sharon, Kuro no Franco. (no more)

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