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12:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Art Spirits

Art Spirits likes to take things slow. After they first announced their To LOVEru Darkness Precious Collection Momo Belia Deviluke figure it took some seven months for them to finally reveal it. The same seems to be...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Pick up one last Halloween treat with Metallica

Early last month we took a colored look at the latest Metallica from NIS' upcoming Witch and the Hundred Knight, and those of you who can't wait to get your hands on the stylish heroine-of-sorts can now get your orders in! Sh...

Emily Smalara

6:00 PM on 10.07.2013

Art Spirit's S.W. Metallica gets a sweet shade of paint

Didn't like Phat Company's Swamp Witch Metallica for whatever reason? Art Spirits has an alternative for you with their own take on Swamp Witch Metallica from The Witch and the Hundred Knights (ps3).  Art Spirits' Swamp ...


12:00 PM on 10.02.2013

Take a closer look at Art Spirits' Kuro Matsumi

Art Spirits' Kuro Matsumi is up for pre-order right now, coming along in December for a price of ¥8,000. Akiba Hobby has a new gallery up with some more detail-oriented shots, though, so I thought it was worth p...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 10.01.2013

Bring home Kuro the Dragon Lord today

It's been awhile since I've seen Art Spirits around, at least personally. I'm glad to see they're trying my hands with one of the best underrated series around though, providing Saki fans some new goodies in the lull between ...

Emily Smalara

7:45 PM on 09.25.2013

Pon! Shuffle up some tiles for Art Spirits' Kuro Matsumi

There's an anime for everything, so it's only natural that there would be one for competitive mahjong. I enjoy realism, depth, and historical accuracy in my mahjong shows, so I prefer The Legend of Koizumi (yes people this is...

Tianxiao Ma

11:59 PM on 08.31.2013

This Kodama Himegami makes for a sweet pre-order

When Maken-ki aired awhile back, I immediately dismissed it from the completely over the top proportions the characters shown off seemed to have. Apparently advertising wasn't for me, however, as you can imagine my surprise w...

Emily Smalara

1:00 AM on 06.07.2013

Art Spirits teases Kuro Matsumi

Art Spirits recently posted to their Twitter account this photo of... a torso! It's the painted version of their Kuro Matsumi figure from the anime Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A. Why would you name your anime this? I don'...

Tianxiao Ma

Preview this Art Spirits Mikan Yuuki photo
Preview this Art Spirits Mikan Yuuki
by Tianxiao Ma

Mikan is a younger sister type from To Love-Ru Darkness, and now she's getting her very own figure thanks to Art Spirits. I think her face and pose are pretty cute, but there isn't anything super fancy going on. Her outfit may look plain but I've realized that most of my figures aren't wearing normal, contemporary-style clothes. Mikan would actually stand out a bit in my collection, which is weird.

There's one glaring issue from this preview set, and that's the massive gap running down the side of Mikan's top. Maybe this is an indication that the top casts off. Whatever the case is, hopefully it's not indicative of a huge production flaw.

Check out the rest of the gallery at the Art Spirits blog. There's no pricing or pre-order information yet.

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3:00 PM on 03.29.2013

You'll get another option with this Mei Misaki

I'm never one for the whole medical eyepatch kink Japan's got going on, as I've stated before. Still, I can make an exception for Another's curious Mei Misaki, she of the enigmatic curse. It's certainly odd, as even my dislik...

Emily Smalara

3:00 PM on 03.19.2013

This Mahiru pre-order is a knockout

Despite its overall simplicity, Working!!'s cast continues to be crafted into pvc, this latest poseable brought to us from Art Spirits' Natural Stylies line. Like a lot of 4-koma series, Working!! doesn't exactly have a lot o...

Emily Smalara

Preview: Art Spirits unveils Another's Mei Misaki photo
Preview: Art Spirits unveils Another's Mei Misaki
by Vanessa Cubillo

Art Spirits is giving us a preview of their new figure, Mei Misaki from the anime series, Another. At close to 8 inches, Mei is shown in her school uniform with her left hand covering her left eye.
She comes with two interchangeable facial expressions, and left hand movements. Her bandage can also come off so she can show her green eye. I do like how soft her facial features look, it makes her appear delicate. Even when Mei has on a slight smile, she still looks delicate...and creepy.  
Pre-orders will begin in mid-March with the price tentatively set at ¥7,510. This Mei Misaki figure will be officially released in late June.
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