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2:00 PM on 09.29.2011

Chara-Ani's new Shana duo tests cuteness limits

It seems I spoke too soon. While we've already seen Shana figures that stretch tolerance for believability, I think this new pair from Chara-Ani might take the cake. As usual, she'll be available in both redheaded and brunett...

Emily Smalara

Tomopop Review: Chara-Ani Niitengo Ore no Imouto Collection photo
Tomopop Review: Chara-Ani Niitengo Ore no Imouto Collection
by Kristina Pino

I've gone through several different "phases" with this petit collection. When I first saw it, it was just plain excitement. I loved the idea of a cute little collection of Ore no Imouto figures, and didn't hesitate too long to pre-order them!

Then, a community member posted about their set in the forums along with a warning that the quality control was terrible, paint splotches and molding defects galore. This, of course, worried me, but I was still looking forward to receiving them. After that, a delay in the mail worried me even more, thinking I may have lost them altogether. On Saturday, I received them and was nothing but delighted to take them out of the box right away and inspect them, shoot them and share them with you.

That being said, follow me through the jump and see how my set came out looking, whether I ran into any troubles and what turned out spectacularly well!

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11:00 AM on 09.19.2011

Prepare for more Shana with this upcoming figure

Shana fans rejoice! Not only will we be seeing a re-release of a rather attractive (if uncharacteristic) version of the tsundere little lead, but Chara-Ani is going to be showing us an all new Shana, just in time for the seri...

Emily Smalara

11:00 AM on 06.07.2011

Toys Works Collection 2.5 Key Memorial brings three times the cuteness

CharaAni has been on a roll with these adorable trading figures. I haven't bought a lot of them myself, but I greatly enjoy seeing new batches of their Toys Works Collection figures at regular intervals. Available now is a se...

Tyler Jones

1:00 PM on 06.06.2011

Chara-Ani makes tiny adorable To Heart 2 trading figures

To Heart 2 figures have made a big splash recently and now Chara-Ani is micro-sizing their whole line into adorable little trading figures! Tamaki, Harumi, Manaka, and others appear in both schoolgirl outfits and Manake de Ik...

Tyler Jones

1:00 PM on 05.13.2011

Chara-Ani's Kyubey pillow now available

Is Kyubey the kind of character you want to hug, or crush under your mighty weight? Either way, you'll be good to go with this cushion from Chara-Ani. Eagle-eyed readers will likely notice that we posted a different Kyubey pi...

Tyler Jones

6:00 PM on 05.04.2011

Get yuri-ized with Yuri Seijin Naoko-San

I had never heard of the 2005 manga Yuri Seijin Naoko-San (Lesbian Citizen Naoko), but the above Chara-Ani figure has me completely sold on the concept. Turns out that Naoko-san (left) is an alien from the yuri star with plan...

Tyler Jones

10:00 AM on 05.03.2011

Toys Works Collection 2.5 OreImo trading figures now available

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga nai is an anime full of cute characters. Now Chara-Ani is bringing them to extra-cute trading figure form with their latest Toys Works release. This time around you have better than no...

Tyler Jones

4:00 PM on 03.15.2011

Chara-Ani gives you more trading figures from To Aru Majutsu no Index

At the 2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition back in February, Chara-Ani revealed the next set of trading figures for their Toy's works Collection featuring the cast of To Aru Majutsu no Index II. This set is a follow up to the ...

Jonathan Tubbs

9:30 AM on 02.17.2011

Kirino gets a re-release from CharaAni, now up for pre-order

Originally released before the animated series aired, this beautiful PVC figure of Kirino didn't have the benefit of anyone knowing who she was besides those who read the light OreImo light novels. Now that we've had time to ...

Kristina Pino

8:00 PM on 02.09.2011

2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition: Chara-Ani (Toy's Works)

Chara-Ani has been quiet recently with its figure releases with the most recent being their maid version of Choun Shiryuu from Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor. So what is Chara-Ani up to now? They have a few new things up their sle...

Jonathan Tubbs

4:00 PM on 01.24.2011

Chara-Ani gives us a naughty new Choun Shiryu maid from Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor

Heyyyy, look at that. A new figure of Choun Shiryu from Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor! Wow! I have totally never seen one of these before! In a maid costume, no less! Hey, I wonder if some part of that costume comes off. I wonder...

Colette Bennett