We have a lot to cover so let's dive right in. Another will be seeing two figures released of protagonist Mei Misaki in Sega's PM Figure line. The first features a closed mouth Mei holding her left hand up to her eye patch while holding a jointed doll in her right hand. The second figure uses a similar mold, but is now holding her eye patch in her right hand, has her mouth open, and her green eye is fully visible. It's a nice variation that could make for a hard choice for fans.
Sega also has a pair of new Prince of Tennis prototypes in the works. First up is main character Ryouma Echizen holding his hat down with his right hand while pointing his racquet in his left. Next to him will be Shitenhōji tennis captain Kuranosuke Shiraishi, looking a little smug, but strangely not holding a racquet which seems a bit like a missed opportunity to get some interaction going between the two figures. Too early to even guess when we'll see these finished.
Moving along we have a pretty interesting figure of Wagnaria restaurant's resident moocher, Aoi Yamada from Working!! Shown here with cat ears and holding a taiyaki in her mouth, the figure is based on a piece of official art done for Nyantype magazine. The original art looked more like she was posing in mid air so I hope they do something other than having her sit on her knees when the figure is ready for released, but judging by the right right that doesn't seem likely.
We're also getting a new figure of K-ON! fan favorite Azusa Nakano. She's sporting a very dynamic pose as she plays her guitar looking over his right shoulder in her summer uniform. This is gearing up to be an amazing prize figure, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Sword Art Online recently hit the air with an all new anime for the current TV season in Japan so Sega really couldn't have picked a better time to start cranking out new figures. The first figure out of the gate is swordswoman Asuna Yuuki posed holding her sword out just below her chin as she looks down the blade. It's early, but already looks like a great figure that is sure to impress. Sword Art Online is written by Reki Kawahara who also wrote...
...Accel World, which also has an anime currently airing in Japan. The outfit worn by this version of Kuroyukihime is based on a few different pieces of art I've seen, though I don't think the pose is based on any specific one. Featuring a short black dress and a butterfly mask it makes for an interesting figure that separates itself from the usual takes on the character. Like with Sword Art Online, this is also Sega's first piece for Accel World and I like how it's turning out!
Now for something complete different: The Nightmare Before Christmas! I know, this is totally out of left field, but it's worth it. Sega isn't giving us just a regular Jack Skellington figure, oh no, this one features Jack absolutely shredding on a guitar! I don't know what he's playing, but he sure looks like he's into it. The details are fantastic and the posing has about as much energy as we've ever seen in Jack. Gotta love that stand, too! He'll be out this September in time for Halloween.
These last few I'm going to go pretty quickly through. The new Miku Hatsune Vocaloid was first previewed by Dengeki about a month ago. It's based on art done for the Miku Hatsune Project DIVA Extend game for PSP by official Vocaloid Artist KEI. She'll be out in September. Next is Mikoto Misaka and Seiri Fukiyose from A Certain Magical Index. The pair are suited in their respective school gym uniforms in poses you'd pretty much expect to find each in. They were first shown back in February and will be out in September. Lastly we've got another look at Shinobu Oshino from Bakemonogatari. This figure has been making it's rounds for a long time now so there isn't really much to add other than to reiterate that it's a great looking figure with a great pose and she'll be out in August. Sadly Sega didn't bring the other Bakemonogatari figures that were revealed not long ago with them.
And that's it, folks! Be sure to check the gallery for all of the pics and check parts 1 and 2 if you missed them!
[Thanks once again to Tokyo Hunter for providing the great pics!]
[Additional picture via HMV_Anime]
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