Life's a splash, let's go to beach! Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (or Haganai for short) is an anime series I've actually wanted to watch for quite a while, and after finally having a Sena Kashiwazaki figure in my own hands, I think it's darn near time. This spl... read feature
Was this what you had in mind when you heard the words, 'cow girl'? Mooooo-ve aside, cat girls! There's a new (and oddly appropriate) animal-themed outfit in town. AlphaMax's Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Design Swimsuit Ver. may seem an udderly wacky outfit at first glance, but the costume is well-suited to the fetishism of mammary glands.
So how many cow-related puns can I milk out of one review? Find out after the jump! read feature
My Little Sister Can't Be This... Huge?
At the Miyazawa Model Exhibition, folks at Hobby Search snapped a quick shot of a poster Griffon Enterprises had up showing a "Super Figure." It's a swimsuit- and cat parts-clad Kirino ... read
Welcome to the start of winter convention season Hello and welcome back to an action packed Tomopop LinkUP. Packed is definitely the right word for this edition as we're looking at probably our biggest LinkUP yet! And no wonder, it's the winter convention season! UK Toy Fai... read feature
Deliciously cat-flavored The only way to make the attractive designs of Haganai better is to have those characters appear in different costumes. This includes your typical cat-girl get up, and Max Factory has that fetish fully covered. The latest gal... read feature
[UPDATE: Now available for pre-order]
Meow. Meow meow meow meow... or, to put in English, Kahotan has previewed Max Factory's upcoming 1/7 scale Sena and Yozora cat costume ver. (Haganai) and another photo gallery has been re... read
Come play with these! Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! In one week from today we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in America and I for one am looking forward to getting stuffed on some turkey! Even though it's a popular... read feature
Man, there's just something about Griffon that's just wrong. They keep making figures of characters I want to own in costumes I desire, but the final products keep looking like hot street-trash. Take their latest Haganai rele... read
Can you ever have too much Sena? Similar to other figure mainstays like the lovely Kanu Unchou and Tamaki, I think not! Even when that Sena requires a little more work, like this new resin kit from Clayz. Once more, she comes... read
Akibahobby recently reviewed Media Factory's excellent Kobato Hasegawa and posted some photos up on their blog of her. When I saw her I just couldn't help but to think of how moe she was and now here I am, sharing some of the... read
Haganai's lovely leading ladies Yozora and Sena are no strangers to cosplay, and they're at it again in Haganai NEXT with these two figures coming to you from none other than Griffon. It might be a bit sad when you can tell G... read
AmiAmi Blog shares some shots of the lovelies Sena and Kobato (of Haganai, Haganai NEXT) already had entries in the Beach Queens line a while back, but with the second season of the anime, Wave gave them an encore.
Sena sports a nice, relaxed expression and hairdo as she... read feature
Haganai's poor Yukimura isn't exactly known for her femininity, and she'll go to any lengths to prove it--like dressing up in a butler's uniform. Sadly for her, she looks just as cute as ever, thanks to the attractiveness of ... read
New Haganai figures are not exactly surprising, but it's not every day we see one break the mold like this. Feisty Yozora has been seen with long hair, short hair, in bikinis, in school uniforms, even in Monster Hunter ripoff... read
Not a very good dancer Having collected figures for years, I've learned to expect a certain amount of quality from particular companies. In general, the holy trifecta of figure labels are Alter, Max Factory and Good Smile. Right below that are Mega... read feature
If you can't get enough of Haganai's loli wannabe-vampire Kobato, try on the new Resicarat kit from clayz. Rather than picking up the typical finished pvc figure, this Kobato will require some proper putting together--though ... read
And now we return to the anime garage kits to have a look at another batch of kits on display on the dealer floor at Wonder Festival.
For me, the standouts of this batch were the quartet of Saki Side A busts and the iPhone ho... read
Good Smile Company had so many Nendoroids on display this year at Wonfes that I couldn't pack all of them into one gallery post. Many of the ones on display are ones we have already written up pre-order notices for, such as&n... read
Griffon went to Wonder Festival with a mix of old and new on display, with plenty of already released figures at their booth but there were some new faces as well.
Haganai continues to be a main pull with new announcements of... read
We don't see too much from Funny Knights, but when we do, they seem to know what they're doing. It appears yet another Sena figure is next on the list, and I'm not complaining a bit! Even though they've gone the easy way out ... read
Can't you see that I'm busy reading? Yozora, a kindred spirit in her bookishness (though not so much in her lousy attitude), as interpreted by the folks at Kotobukiya, has been on my wish list for a while simply because of the fact that it looks like she's about... read feature
Both Akiba Hobby and Moeyo have gotten their mitts on Media Factory's lovely new Sena figure, so I've included some of their images in our own gallery. It's only a selection from what they've posted, so be sure to click throu... read
Bold hair cut, bold swimsuit Though we report on the goings of Wave and their Beach Queens line all the time, it's actually been quite a while since we've reviewed any of them. Looking back at our archives, I didn't find a review more recent than one fro... read feature
I feel like I've been disgraced as a fan of all things Haganai and Buriki. This absolutely gorgeous Sena figure went up for order a few days ago, and it totally slipped under our radar until now. Being such a lover of both th... read
Alphamax - 1/6 scale Another Sena breaking from the bikini/uniform norm was put up to pre-order a couple months ago, and it's certainly hard to pass up such delicious meat dressed up like, well, delicious meat. Sure, she might technically still b... read feature
Well, Griffon may be a bit hit or miss lately, but their latest version of Haganai's Sena is pretty much a home run in my books. Foregoing the usual bikini or uniform look, they've slipped her into a P.E. outfit, and it may b... read
Scheduled for a September release Haganai NEXT may be over, but I have a feeling Kobato's popularity is just getting started. Media Factory will be making a 1/8-scale figure of her in September, and Akiba Hobby has a big preview gallery up.
I like what M... read feature
Griffon - 1/8 Scale Last month we brought word of the latest and possibly most interesting Yozora figure to hit shelves, Griffon's "Personification of Evil" version. There's no denying she's quite the head turner, and thanks to Akiba Hobby we've... read feature
Back when we saw her at this year's Winter Wonder Festival, Kobato was still unpainted - but now she's looking absolutely beautiful and her pre-orders have begun!
Her retail is set to ¥8,400, but with good reason: s... read
When I saw that the seated Cow Swimsuit ver. Sena figure (Haganai NEXT) was up for pre-order, I failed to notice that another cast member was also listed: a beautiful seated rendition of Kobato Hasegawa playing with her bunny... read
[update: Added an image to the gallery that is probably the source artwork for this figure! It also appears that this originates from something in the manga. I don't know anything else beyond that at the time of writing~][upd... read
Magical breasts aside, I still like what I'm seeing I gushed about this figure when it went up for pre-order, but some folks were entirely unimpressed with what I consider a lovely figure of Haganai/Haganai NEXT's Sena as a dancer.
Since the last time we saw her, it doesn't lo... read feature
So with all of the versions of Haganai's Yozora out there, you've got to try something new to stand out. In the case of Griffon's upcoming version, you'll get Yozora as "evil personified", taking the form of quite a naughty d... read
It's alright, I'll be your friend When Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, or Hagani for short, debuted in October of 2011, I don't think anybody expected it to be as successful as it was. Typically for a show like Haganai, most companies would have had a ton of me... read feature
In case one upcoming Haganai Nendoroid isn't enough for you, GSC has two of the series' characters on the horizon. While you'd expect to see maybe Kobato and Maria together, or Sena and Yozora, instead you'll be getting a Yoz... read
I feel like getting one's hands on any Haganai related figure needs accompanied by the Super Cool Ski Instructor meme. These girls go out of stock faster than I've seen from just about any series, and to be honest I wish the ... read
Obsessed with all things manly, it's rare to see Haganai's Yukimura actually showing off her girly side, particularly given her insistence on the fact she's not even a girl. Nonetheless, Penguin Parade is reminding us all wit... read
[updated: added more pre-order links.]
Well, this figure completely flew under my radar, and has now gone up for pre-order! A surprise by Griffon Enterprises, this figure depicts Sena from Haganai NEXT as a dancer. She looks.... read
There are quite a few figures of Haganai's Sena out there by now, but Kotobukiya's stunningly crafted version still remains my favorite. I've always been disappointed that I couldn't pick her up during her all too brief appea... read
For a few weeks now Good Smile Company has been pushing hard to get you excited for Nendoroid 300. But as expected, it's Miku Hatsune once again. And not even a really interesting Miku from one of her popular ... read