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7:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Bishoujo Juri is up for pre-order now

Juri fans, the time is here! Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo gal is up for pre-orders after a few trips around the preview gallery circuit. I don't think that's the correct metaphor for this character but I don't care! I...

Tianxiao Ma


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Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Juri receives wicked new preview gallery photo
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Juri receives wicked new preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has posted a preview gallery for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Juri. The psychotic taekwondo expert is depicted in a battle-ready stance.

Juri is one of those characters whom I really wanted to like in Super Street Fighter IV (and among the reasons I picked up the Street Fighter IV follow-up), but I could never get into the character's play style. In much the same way do I want to like the Bishoujo Juri but, as so often is the case, I really don't like Shunya-designed face. However, the rest looks great. To Shunya's credit, the pose looks like it could have been in the games; the Street Fighter Bishoujos have been a lot better in that regard than other Bishoujo series. Given that the figure doesn't have the option of an alternate head, I'm wondering if we may someday see a variant with her blazing Feng Shui Engine eye.

Be sure to check out the images in the gallery. Expect pre-orders to open soon.

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy
by Tianxiao Ma

Kotobukiya's Bishoujo lineup seems to be growing by the day. The latest Street Fighter gal to hit the, uh, streets is Cammy. Although she isn't out in the US, she is currently available to import from Japanese retailers.

When a 2D design gets translated to 3D, you'd expect some slight differences. With Cammy, I think there has been a significant shift in style thanks to the sculpt. Whether that's good or bad depends on your tastes, but read on to see what I'm talking about.

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya didn't have much in the way of Marvel Bishoujos on display at WonFes, but at least we had an even closer look at Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee... and her oddly pink cheeks and copious pink eyeliner.

While there's a lot to like about Bishoujo Jubilee, I just wish that Kotobukiya hadn't gone so overboard on the accents. Sadly, the alternate shades weren't on display but an image was on the placard next to Jubilee. In non-Jubilee news, both colorways of the new Psylocke were also on display.

Check out the gallery for additional images.

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9:48 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Koto Bishoujo Street Fighter/Tekken

Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures are always a highlight at every event they're at. From the Street Fighter line, Chun-Li is in her same figure pose, but this time she's wearing her pink outfit instead of blue. We also see a figu...

Vanessa Cubillo



Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery photo
Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming DC Bishoujo Batwoman (last seen at SDCC and in Kotobukiya's catalog). The figure comes with both a masked and unmasked head.

While I like the look of the unmasked head, I think I may prefer that pink-eye proof mask. Otherwise the design is more or less what we've come to expect from the line, which is good news for fans although others may continue to feel indifferent. The glossy black and red outfit is neat, though, and the cape-holding pose is cool.

Kotobukiya's DC Bishoujo Batwoman is slated for a February release and pre-orders should be opening soon.

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9:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Bishoujos

You didn't think that I'd leave out the Bishoujos, did you? Of course not, what would a Kotobukiya booth tour be without the popular line of ladies interpreted by Shunya Yamashita? It wouldn't be complete, that's what. And let me tell you, Kotobukiya really outdid themselves this year at San Diego Comic Con. Hit the jump to see the photos we got on the show floor as well as my impressions.

Pedro Cortes



Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog  photo
Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog
by Scarecroodle

Many of Kotobukiya's recently teased items -- including the DC Bishoujo Zatanna, Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura -- have been fully unveiled in a new catalog.

Also shown was the recently teased Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams, the She-Hulk we're still waiting for, the newly unveiled Fine Arts Carnage, and so much more.

See some of the pages in the gallery.

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Teaser appears for Koto's upcoming Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams photo
Teaser appears for Koto's upcoming Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukia has posted a teaser image for what appears to be a Tekken Bishoujo of Anna Williams along with the caption, "Try showing me a good time."

Anna's teaser joins teasers for a Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, DC Bishoujo Zatanna, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura in a very teaser-filled month.

Full image in gallery.

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8:10 PM on 07.17.2014

Kotobukiya conjures up more Bishoujo, teases Zatanna

Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the la...

Andres Cerrato

2:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Painted Bishoujo Jubilee is here for pre-orders

[Update] Pre-orders are now available and listed below! She'll be out in late December for ¥7,200. Wasn't it just yesterday that we finally got to see the prototype sculpt for Jubilee? Oh yes, it was. In what was just a d...

Andres Cerrato





Start the fireworks, the rest of Koto's Jubilee has been revealed photo
Start the fireworks, the rest of Koto's Jubilee has been revealed
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has unveiled the full prototype for its upcoming Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee. The sculpting (which still subject to great) looks surprisingly great and I find that I absolutely love the design... which is why I'm not looking forward to seeing it painted because things can only go downhill from here. Granted, if Kotobukiya could make the pose work then perhaps there's hope for the paint as well.

The one point of interest is that the statue doesn't seem to have any special effects. The Shunya artwork depicted an overly stylized version of Jubilee's energy plasmoids and I would have assumed we might see something similar in the finished product since they've done the same for other characters. It's possible that the piece is being sculpted separately because it will likely be removable.

Casual X-Men fans will best remember Jubilee from X-Men: The Animated Series where the character had a starring role (yet received no action figure in the associated toy line despite having the potential for a great light-up gimmick). She would go on to have a very minor place in X-Men Evolution (where, due to differences in design, it didn't really even look like Jubilee) and was featured in some deleted scenes in the films. Jubilee seems to be frequently cut in favor of Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat, formerly Sprite) who serves a similar function as a teen/rookie member and features a power that offers more diversity to the team (although both have powers known for shorting or damaging electrical instruments).

In the comics, Jubilee has often served as Wolverine's "Robin" (more literally used in Amalgam, where she became the character known as Sparrow and served as a sidekick to Dark Claw (a fusion of Wolverine and Batman)).

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