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Shining Blade

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Shining Blade

Flare has a new Roselinde Freyja, complete with giant triangle

That blade isn't SO shining
Feb 27
// Oansun
Someone's going out for a night on the town; and taking that enormous weapon with her. From Shining Blade (one of the more recent entries in Sega's decades long Shining franchise), the priestess with the leastless fun: R...

Heat things up with this chilly new Blanc Neige

Arcadia - 1/7 Scale
Oct 07
// Emily Smalara
Not content to let certain other companies hog all the Shining series spotlight, Arcadia comes to us with a pretty slick looking new Blanc Neige--this time under her almost-full name of Aira Blanc Neige Galdinius from Shining...
Magazine Scans photo
Magazine Scans

Scans reveal two Shining series figures from Kotobukiya

Shining Blade's Airy and Shining Ark's Shannon appear as unpainted figures
Sep 24
// Natalie Kipper
It is magazine scan time again and Kotobukiya has two lovely ladies from the Shining series, Blade's Airy and Ark's Shannon, to share with us all. Airy's nun-inspired outfit looks lovely. Even in the scans, you can see t...
Preview Alter's Misty photo
1/8th scale, 24cm tall.
Akibahobby recently got their hands on a review sample of Alter's lovely Shining Blade: Misty 1/8th scale figure and posted up a gallery for everyone to see. After checking out the gallery myself I can say that those who pre-...


The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

Delays ahoy!
May 21
// Yami Casas
I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'l...

Arcadia's Sakuya shines in her own brownish way

Methinks we've seen this before...
Mar 05
// Tianxiao Ma
You know that company that used to be Yamato? Now they're Arcadia! And you know that girl that used to be Maxima? Now she's Sakuya! There's a lot of name changing going on, try to keep up. As you've probably guessed, this is ...

Pre-order Kotobukiya's Misty from Shining Blade

She's not the Misty you grew up with, but she's still cute.
Feb 21
// Jon Wills
Many of you may remember Alter's version of this dashing pirate Misty which we announced last December. Well, if she was a little too expensive for your taste, you should definately check out Kotobukiya's lovely take on this ...

Kotobukiya shows off prototype Misty and Aragaki Ayase

This month's scans bring some cute surprises
Jan 23
// Kristina Pino
Kotobukiya showed off two prototypes in this month's hobby scans, including their rendition of Shining Blade's Mistral and, out of left field, OreImo's Aragaki Ayase as Thanatos (cosplay ver.). I'm actually heartily looking f...

Kotobukiya's Elmina gets a shiny new preview

Tony face is so Tony face
Jan 15
// Tianxiao Ma
Tony Taka is well known for designing a gaggle of very similar-looking women for the Shining series. Here's Kotobukiya's take on one of his designs: Elmina Rhoderia from Shining Blade. She's glad to meet you. The figure ...
Yet another x company beats y company at same character instance for one week
In stark contrast to Yamato's pretty rendition of Mistral Nereis, Alter has chosen to go with a more dynamic pose with hair flying and umbrella poised to attack. I love the base, too, though I worry a bit about leaning. Overa...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Kotobukiya

Oh yeah, they do more than Whatever X Bishoujo
Nov 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Though I mostly know Kotobukiya as a maker of anime figures, they've been featuring a lot of American properties as of late. It's nice to see Kotobukiya putting the focus back on their anime figures at MegaHobby Expo. Here ar...

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter

Just reminding you that Kongiku's still a thing
Nov 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably...

ALTER's announcements for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn

More of what we already know from Shining Blade, Shining Hearts, Muramasa, and Mawaru Penguindrum coming to MegaHobby EXPO.
Nov 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
In case you haven't heard me say it enough, let me remind you again one more time. The MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn event is this weekend on November 25, 2012. We've already seen Kotobukiya tease what they'll be showing at the ...

Kotobukiya teases for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn

It's mosaic-fest from Kotobukiya for their MegaHobby EXPO preview.
Nov 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
Who loves mosaics for figure previews!? I know Kotobukiya does! We just saw them do that recently for their Cu-poche Saber from Fate/stay night and now the company has even more as they get us all excited for MegaHobby EXPO 2...

Kotobukiya has more Tekken, Shining Blade, and others

Mikoto dresses for the beach again and the Dark Magician Girl poses in a cute super deformed fashion.
Nov 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
Kotobukiya has many titles that it can easily pluck from to bring regular releases and the latest magazine scans show that still to be true. The company has more coming from the Shining series, more for their Tekken Bishoujo ...

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