The lovely vampire from the Monogatari series is back to her original form in this 1/8-scale figure from Good Smile Company! You might know her better as Shinobu Oshino, though her original name was Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion He... read
Check the preview on Alter's blog The Monogatari series went from quirky Shaft show to a powerhouse franchise, and Alter's cashing in with a Shinobu figure! I love Shinobu not just for her moe attributes, but also because she's secretly a badass. However the ... read feature
Just keep saying "Panaino!" to yourself The Monogatari series' Shinobu is many things, but I think "adorable loli" would be her chief descriptor. Although she isn't really played for her moe attributes, Nisemonogatari does highlight her love of donuts.
Kotobukiya c... read feature
She had me at the smiling face Since the initial reveal of Nendoroid Shinobu in magazine scans, she has gone on to get a coat of paint and a few option parts. Kahotan's blog has now revealed a third expression piece as well as a new accessory: her sword Ko... read feature
Nendoroid Shinobu has been on my radar for a while, and looks to be a winner. Her more animated, post-Bakemonogatari form is perfect for Nendo-fication (disregarding a certain uncomfortable bathing scene).
The version at Miyazawa Model Expo is still unpainted, but she still has that melts-your-heart cuteness. This is one Kahotan preview I'm really looking forward to!
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She popped up briefly at Wonder Festival, but these scans give us our first close look at the next entry in the ever growing Monogatari line of Nendoroids. This time it'll be the loli (looking) vampire Shinobu Oshino who... read
We saw her just a few weeks ago at WonFes, but it's already time for you to get your pre-orders in for Kotobukiya's wonderful take on Hitagi Senjougahara from the evergreen Monogatari franchise. Shops started advertising... read
If you love seeing two entirely different anime series mashed together then have we got news for you! Apparently in honor of the merging of Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo, the newly named AnimeJapan 20... read
As we talked about yesterday, the fact that Good Smile Company is re-releasing their lovely Shinobu Oshino from the Monogatari series is fantastic news for collectors, since it allows fans to get their hands on a figure ... read
Monogatari heroine returns for a second serving It's been more than two years since we originally had a chance to pre-order Good Smile Company's rather adorable take on the Monogatari series's resident vampire loli, Shinobu Oshino. As with all things Monogatari s... read feature
Kotobukiya's 1/8-scale Hitagi Senjougahara, due later this month If you woke up today wanting an enormous gallery of Kotobukiya's upcoming Hitagi Senjougahara figure, then you're in for a treat! If not, I offer my sincere apologies.
The figure is due for release later this month, so Akiba ... read feature
Some prototype photos of Nendoroid Nadeko Sengoku (Bakemonogatari) have surfaced. I was pretty hyped when I first saw the prototype in magazine scans a few weeks ago, but now I'm not as taken by it.
Find out why after the jump. read
Back when concept art for a Nendoroid Suruga and an unpainted Mayoi were shown at WonFes, only one thought ran though my mind: where the heck is my Nadeko?!
Apparently Nadeko has been hiding in these magazine scans, which sho... read
We should have known it was too good to be true. When Good Smile Company announced a very slim roster of delays just a few days ago, it looked like the company was on track for a remarkably punctual December. Turns out not so... read
[Update: added more pre-order links]
This figure either slipped under my radar or I just forgot about it. Both sound like plausible explanations for why I didn't even know Kotobukiya was making a Shinobu figure. Now that I se... read
Insert Dio Brando reference here Nisio Isin's Monogatari series has been in a pretty odd place of somehow being both a massive hit as well as a somewhat niche franchise. Despite the anime with no end in sight and a hugely positive critical reception for book... read feature
Help her keep an eye out for Ararararararagi Kahotan snuck out some shots last month but now we've finally got a proper full-on preview of the next little lady in the Bakemonogatari line of Nendoroids, the adorable grade-schooler Mayoi Hachikuji.
Compared to s... read feature
Awhile back, pre-orders popped up for the latest Monogatari girl from Good Smile, Fire Sister Tsukihi. It's been some months, but if you're still not hooked--and why wouldn't you be--then grab a look at a wonderful gallery fr... read
Sneaky sneaky sneaky Recently, on September 6th Kahotan blogged about a lot of seemingly random stuff such as how GSC is decorating for Halloween already and details about the 2013 International Manga fair. What drinks and figures will GSC ... read feature
We saw a rather lovely preview of her just a few days ago, and now Kotobukiya's take on Hitagi Senjougahara from Nisemonogatari is up for pre-orders everywhere. She clocks in at a not-inconsiderable ¥9,000,... read
No angle left uncovered One of the notable things about Mikatan was how very...attached she became to the figures she covered. Today Kahotan took to the blog to preview Good Smile's take on Nisemonogatari's Karen Araragi (out today) and proved she's... read feature
I'm sure those handcuffs are perfectly innocent We saw a quick teaser shot the other day, but now Kotobukiya have graced us with a full preview gallery of their take on the Monogatari series's leading lady, Hitagi Senjougahara.
Having not seen Nisemonogatari, from whi... read feature
Anime figures these days... I don't understand most of them because I don't watch as much anime as I'd like. It makes me feel like an old timer when I do see a character I recognize.
There are few characters as beloved to me ... read
Kotobukiya are a company in fine fettle and that was reflected in their booth, with a vast array of figures spread out across a variety of different ranges, franchises and styles.
The biggest news out of the booth was p... read
Kotobukiya news is trickling in and I've spotted a few figures to get excited about. First up is a colored version of Kasumi Yashiro from Muv-Luv Alternative. It's a bunny outfit figure done by 4-Leaves, but may be a bit racy... read
Get pink everywhere, green from GSC Online Store As promised in yesterday's post we've got more pictures of Good Smile Company's Tsukihi Araragi here for you, along with a full set of pre-order links. This second preview gallery from Mikatan focuses in on some of the f... read feature
Two separate variations available from tomorrow It's been a while since we saw Good Smile's take on Nisemonogatari heroine Tsukihi Araragi at Winter WonFes. But finally she's popped up again in the form of a comprehensive Mikatan preview, complete with gorgeous c... read feature
Just when you thought all of the figure shows were over for February another one sneaks in with a bunch of new things to see. Dengeki Hobby has posted their coverage of the Japan Amusement Expo 2013 31st Prize Expo showi... read
Just a few days ago we got to preview Karen Araragi by Good Smile Company. I liked the photos that Mikatan took so much that I included them in this story as well. I love her and her road roller, they are very cool!... read
A girl and a road roller! Cool! While I tried to watch Nisenmonogatari on Crunchyroll I decided that it was not really my kind of show. Maybe it was because I had not watched the original, or because I expected it do something different ... read feature
Popping up on Max Factory's figma blog today is a preview of the upcoming figma Araragi Tsukihi from Nisemonogatari. Just as a reminder of what you get with her, Tsukihi comes with an alternate longer hair style, extra feet s... read feature
We've already seen quite a bit from Bandai at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival with series like Durarara!, Senran Kagura, and Strike Witches getting figures. With the number of properties Bandai produces for, of course t... read
Collectage are collections of premium chibi candy toys made by Bandai (here's the link to their main page). So far, the figures they're showing off are from Nisemonogatari and Tiger & Bunny, as well as a teaser for upcomi... read
Bakemonogatari is popular. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two years, chances are you've noticed the steady onslaught of figures from this light-novel-turned-anime series. Between the scaled figures... read
I can't guarantee I'll be doing this kind of thing regularly, but I felt like doing one of these round-up kind of thingies tonight. A few pre-orders went up this evening that fall into the "awesome" and "anticipated" arenas, ... read
A while back, we got a peek at figma Karen Araragi from Bakemonogatari, except just as an unpainted prototype. Now, as Emerje pointed out in a C-Blog he wrote, we're getting to see how she looks colored, and she's as yellow a... read feature
If you're into cute girls, Nisemonogatari has you covered. While I haven't seen any larger scale figures for the show, Ichiban Kuji does have several collectible items coming up. You can check out the usual assortment of priz... read
Like trading figures and other figure odds and ends? That is what you have to look forward to in today's Reserve or Regret. There are normal figures, too, but the majority of what you will find are figures of the trading vari... read
Check out the gallery for this month's magazine scan offerings in all the moe (and not so moe) you can handle: Madoka Magica, K-On!! (for March), Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari (for April/May), Angel Beats! (for June), OreImo ... read
Seems like the events just keep coming. Just a few days ago, GA Graphic posted a look at the prize figures from Banpresto that would be on display at the AOU Amusement Expo 2012 event being held in Japan on February 18, 2012.... read