Pre-orders finally open for my most anticipated figure releases yet, but unfortunately they both opened on the same day which is good for Kirino fanboys/fangirls but bad for people who are low on budget.
The image above is the Kirino Summer Ver. which is Kotobukiya’s 3rd Kirino scale figure at 1/8 scale and personally I like this better than the goth lolita version. Judging on the preview images the boots look stunning and the outfit suits Kirino better than Kuroneko’s outfit in FREEing’s rendition and its much cheaper.
This one, meanwhile, is FREEing’s 1/8 Goth Lolita Kirino or what i like to call it Kuroneko Version. The scale is also 1/8 but the pose is a bit awkward IMO. There’s also something off about her face but I expect this to be an awesome rendition too. The Kuroneko outfit somewhat looks good on her as well.
The Kotobukiya Kirino will be released January 2012 at the SRP of 6000JPY while the FREEing Goth Lolita Kirino will be released December 2011 at the SRP of 7429JPY.