Normally I don't like doing news posts... OK, I guess I really don't post here at all BUT I'm really excited for a particular figure flying under the radar. Buried somewhere in all the WonderFest and ComicCon news, Griffon announced a new Sakuya Izayoi that I'm totally in love with. "But wait," you're probably thinking, "Griffon announces a new Touhou
figure like every three days, and Sakuya has a ton of figures!" That may be true, but this one is unique.
This particular Sakuya is the "Perfect Cherry Blossom Version", taken from the seventh and arguably most popular game in the Touhou
series. Upon closer inspection you'll notice a few details specific to her PCB
design: the red scarf, red shoes, long sleeves and... a mop? Well I guess she is a maid and it does stay true to the original art
from the game, so we'll let it slide. I also love the cool, all business expression on her face, fitting for the "Perfect and Elegant Servant" she's supposed to be.
I really didn't care for Griffon's early Touhou
work (including their previous takes
on Sakuya), it's only been with the recent figures of the newer girls that I think they've hit their stride. So I've been kind of hoping they would go back and revisit some of the older, more popular characters. It would be even cooler if they continued doing more game specific figures as the girls' appearances do change slightly from game to game.
Sakuya is already up for preorder
and will be out in November. Anybody else with me on this one? read