Max Factory has long been one of my favorite manufacturers for releasing some of the best figures in a very attractive 1/7 scale, meaning they’re a bit bigger than your usual 1/8 scaled figures. This trend continues with their latest figure announcement in the form of “OreImo’s” Kuroneko in her Holy Angel Kamineko outfit. Continue reading
Another event has just passed for Team Onii-chan and yet, unlike the previous ones, the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special display will always hold a special distinction for various reasons. Not only was it the largest collection of figures ever gathered for an event but it was also the first time that Team Onii-chan was front and center in terms of participation for a convention. For such a young group to handle a project of such grand scale was indeed a daunting task but if there was ever a crew that was prepared for it, it was ours. From the planning stages to the ingress and to the event proper itself, everyone helped out in bringing this dream to life. Never have we imagined that a figure-centered convention would ever be promoted this way and we’re very lucky to have played a big part in it. Continue reading
The latest scans from Japan’s highly respected hobby magazine, Hobby Japan, have just come out and as usual, oodles of new figures to look forward to are once again in the spotlight. This issue seems to be much more interesting than the last two were, particularly due to the presence of very recognizable characters most otaku identify with.
This is Wave’s version of Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
She was released last May 2011 at the SRP of 3,990 Japanese Yen. Continue reading
It’s been a while since my last blog post :D.
Now I’m back with a Figure Review of Figma’s Rendition of Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake wa Ga Nai.
She was released Late May this year and will be re-released this month at the SRP of 2666 Japanese Yen.
Good Smile Company is not providing relief for figure collectors worldwide even as we celebrate Halloween by announcing another Nendoroid that’s sure to terrorize the pockets of “OreImo” fans. Kirino’s model friend with yandere tendencies, Aragaki Ayase, will also be getting the Nendoroid treatment, owing to her surprise popularity among the otaku public. Continue reading
November is just around the corner and that means lucky people who so happen to be in Singapore on the 11th to the 13th will finally be able to experience the joy that is Anime Festival Asia 2011 (AFA 2011). Of course, being one of those unlucky ones to be stuck here in the Philippines, I’m jelly as hell, not only because of the special guest appearances (May’n, LiSA, FLOW, etc.) and of course the much anticipated booths of Good Smile Company and Kotobukiya, but also because of the limited edition AFA-only merchandise by notable character goods companies like Cospa and Muse, Continue reading
It’s been quite a while since Mikatan brought us anything new from Good Smile Company to salivate on, but she’s finally back with something that I personally have been both intrigued by and excited with. Max Factory’s Hatsune Miku: HSP Ver. is based on Hana Soumen-P’s (hence, HSP) videos of the virtual goddess with the distinct character design provided by none other than OreImo’s Kanzaki Hiro. As for the figure itself, the quality of the work done by Max Factory really shines through and dare I say, at their best, no one even comes close to the accuracy and impeccable finish that they can pull off. This is certainly one of those pieces that may not grab headlines at first, but the beauty reveals itself in the meticulous details that decorate the figure. Continue reading
Another Hobby Japan issue, another round of figures to salivate upon. Scans for the December issue of Japan’s foremost hobby collectors’ magazine don’t quite reach epic levels, but compared to last month’s downright boring announcements, these ones are much more excitable. Continue reading
Being a relatively new figure manufacturer, ques Q certainly has the odds against them succeeding in the business, but with the meticulous attention to quality and mystique of being a low-key name, they’ve slowly but surely captured the attention of most figure otaku. They’ve certainly made a believer out of me, and with their latest announcement of a Kousaka Kirino Swimsuit Ver. figure that blows anything that the competition has offered so far, it won’t be long before they make it into the mainstream consciousness. Continue reading
Another great weekend, another awesome convention to remember by. The Best of Anime 2011 was by no means a convention of the highest caliber, by normal standards, however, the figure display that Team Onii-chan! put together was once again the source of our joy and pride. I guess its a testament to the wonderful company that these guys are that makes every display a fulfilling and worthwhile event. Anyways, I wouldn’t remember The Best of Anime 2011 as an outstanding convention but more for the overwhelming fun factor involved. Here’s some pics from day 2.
Day 1 of The Best of Anime 2011 has just closed its chapter and along with it, Team Onii-chan’s display event for the said event. While the crowd was not at par with that of Otaku Expo 2011’s or the display area as well-protected, the convention was still enjoyable and full of energy as the team continues to build its reputation for being the most active and fan-friendly anime toy collecting community in the country today. As always, here’s some shots that I’ve taken from both the event and our totally awesome display. Continue reading
The “OreImo” craze looks to be as strong as ever even if the anime has already come to pass, as GSC and Max Factory announced a re-release of 2 of their most popular figures the series, Nendoroid Kuroneko and figma Kirino, respectively. Continue reading
Dengeki has long been known as a publisher of quality otaku magazines, which at times includes coupons for desirable mail-order exclusives. They continue this trend with their latest announcement of a Kousaka Kyousuke figure that may not be must-have material (few otaku want their collections “tainted” by PVC testosterone), but certainly unique. Continue reading
Otaku Expo 2011 Day 1 has ended and what a day it was! The figure display turned out great despite some early concerns over space and lighting. I’m proud of how our crew vigilantly guarded the display area while having fun at the same time. Revoltech Woody, as expected, stole the show with his perverted adventures, leading to a lot of interestingly maniacal shots. I wasn’t able to take a pic of Woody’s unfaithful figure polygamy, but most of our members should be uploading those soon. Besides, I don’t think my extremely limited camera gear (phone cam — not worthy) would do those shots justice. I did get some pics earlier as teasers for the better ones to come from our awesome members. More pics after the break. Continue reading
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 October 2011 issue of hobby-institution and soothsayer of otaku poverty, Hobby Japan, reveals upcoming figures to watch out for in the coming months and as always a certain Madoka never fails to make what is now a necessary appearance, along with her Newtonian demon kitty, QB.
In what has been a slow day in the otakuverse, a new CM of Kamen Rider Fourze has been found in the social media confines of YouTube. The CM reveals Fourze fighting against the Zodiarts, some high school students cheering for something or someone and Gentaro pressing a switch before performing the obligatory Kamen Rider henshin. More interesting though is the fact that Fourze’s much maligned vanilla ice cream cone head is actually a weapon to headbutt enemies, thus somewhat making it functional rather than just some ugly head crown accessory.
Likewise, random aimless escapades over at Japanese image board, 2chan, surprisingly revealed a poster screenshot of Kotobukiya’s future OreImo offerings. Apart from the earlier covered Kuroneko -memories-, the poster reveals that Kirino -memories- will be released in January 2012, a month after her goth-pussy friend. A silhouette of yandelicious best friend, Ayase, is also seen albeit with no other information about it given.
More information after the break.
Feline tsundere and goth-loli artiste Gokou Ruri, better known as Kuroneko, will once again have another Kotobukiya figure release, this time in a summer outfit showing off more skin than the series would ever stubbornly show. Continue reading
Here’s a review on Kotobukiya’s rendition of Kirino Kousaka from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
She was released February 2011 and re-released May 2011 at the SRP of 6090 JPY
This was the outfit that Kuroneko wore in the Ore no imouto light novel vol. 8. If you watched the anime, you’ll remember that Kuroneko always wear her black dress which was the name Kuroneko (black cat) derived from. This was called Kamineko (god cat) because of this white dress. Continue reading
Here’s a quick review on Gokou Ruri / Kuroneko Nendoroid from Good Smile Company.
It was released April 2011 at the SRP of 3333 JPY. Continue reading
Kotobukiya has always been something of a “tweener” for me; a company that doesn’t exactly excel but delivers some solid pieces. This WF is no less different as they have some interesting figures, but none that borders on the level of masterpieces. Continue reading