It’s been a couple of months since the last preorder post, so now is a good time to take a look at some of the figures I am thinking of preordering. It’s an eclectic list, with a few figures from some older properties, a variety of Native figures, a shipgirl, and oh yes, one girl with a penis. Let’s take a look.
Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Evangelion used to be a massive cash cow for Gainax, and perhaps it still is, but we haven’t seen a lot of figures of the girls from this series in recent times. Further, Misato hasn’t gotten a lot of figures at all – I can remember the one from Kotobukiya, and I actually have an unlicensed figure of her with a motorcycle from E2046 that I might review someday, but it’s a rare moment when one of her figures goes up for preorder. This one looks pretty nice, though sort of nondescript; there’s not a lot of emotion going on here, but the swimsuit is pretty sexy. I vaguely remember that Misato has a giant scar on her torso though, so I wonder where it went?
Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail
I’ve never actually seen Fairy Tail, nor do I know anything about it. I admit that the main reason I’m interested in this figure is that she looks comparable to Sasara. I’m not sure if that’s enough to make me want to spend the money on this figure, but she does tick a lot of boxes with respect to things I like.
Mikan Yuuki from To Love-Ru
This is the second Union Creative figure on this list already; clearly they are making the right sort of figures, at least from my perspective. Any depiction of Mikan wearing a thong is going to get a look from me, and she does look great. I’m not a big fan of the horns or claws, though; they remind me of some of the Black Rock Shooter characters, which I’m not a huge fan of.
Ade-Sugata II from the Art of Homare
I like this figure quite a bit, particularly since I am a fan of Homare’s artwork and I like the bondage theme. But with so many figures from Native on my radar, this one might get squeezed off of the list.
Ixseal from Beat Valkyrie Ixseal
There’s no such danger with this figure. Being a fan of Alicesoft’s games, particularly Beat Blades Haruka (though I’m still annoyed that nobody made a figure of Subaru), pre-ordering this figure takes little consideration. The tentacles just make it all the better.
Noel Marres Ascot from Walkure Romanze
Ordering this figure is also an automatic decision. I’ve been a big of Daiki Kougyou’s Walkure Romanze figures – aside from Mio, who, for some reason, is sculpted in a peculiarly smaller scale than her castmates – and I’m very happy to see Noel finally get a figure. I presume that she’ll be the same size as Celia and Berille and if she is, she will no doubt be an excellent figure.
Annette from Phantasy Star Online 2
I have a soft spot for the Phantasy Star series – I’m planning to discuss that in a future review – and so I’m leaning towards picking this figure up. It’s not particularly special but the character is cute and the swimsuit is sexy.
Olga Discordia from Kuroinu
This is a figure that I have to imagine that a lot of people have been waiting for. Kuroinu has been a colossal fan favorite, with the hentai anime series getting a fifth OVA just a month or two ago. It’s great that we’re getting a figure of perhaps the most popular character of the series; that it’s 1/4 scale is even more pleasing.
Ayaka Sawara from the BINDing Creator’s Opinion
Native has put up several 1/4 scale bunny girls for preorder, and I’ve missed out on all of them – mostly due to me just forgetting about the order deadline. Ayaka might be the first one that I buy, as she’s got a great body and I am always predisposed to like 1/4 scale figures.
Kurumi Tokisaki from Date A Live
Date A Live seemed like a pretty lousy anime from the few episodes that I watched. I didn’t stick with it long enough to see Kurumi, but she has a nice character design. She looks particularly good here, wearing just her underwear and waving guns around like a deranged Southerner. Alphamax’s quality is of course impeccable and thus I’m very much looking forward to this figure.
Hermaphroditus from Hutaket 13 Tapestry
We’re getting another futanari figure based off of Ban!’s artwork. She appears to have an option to have a normal vagina so I’ll pick up this figure for that reason, as I’m not particularly interested in having her wave her penis around.
Vampire from Azur Lane
Azur Lane came out in the English market last month and I’ve been playing it over the last week or so. It’s a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed it a lot, and that’s gotten me interested in the characters. It obviously has a lot of thematic similarities to Kantai Collection (a series that I haven’t gotten many figures from, despite its overarching popularity), but one aspect in which it differs is its inclusion of characters based on American ships, which I freely admit that I am hugely biased towards. I’m hoping that we’ll one day see figures of characters like Enterprise and Brooklyn, but one of the first figures to come from a major manufacturer is Alter’s Vampire. She looks quite nice – like Kurumi Tokisaki, flashing her underwear. Her price tag is really high for a 1/7 scale figure but I suppose I have a lot of time to save up my money.