“Hurry up and answer. What is it you want to do?”
Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
I’m still quite addicted to the way Levi holds his teacup that became popular awhile back. Holding the cup up by the rim like some kind of crane game let’s me pretend I’m as cool as Levi sometimes!! ★
Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…
The 1/8th Scale:
|From the popular anime series ‘Attack on Titan’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the Survey Corps corporal, Levi! He has been posed gracefully gliding through the air with his vertical maneuvering equipment as his Scouting Corps cape flutters behind him.
His stand is a Titan’s head which has also been very carefully sculpted to capture the striking appearance of the Titans. This single figure captures the atmosphere of the Attack on Titan world along with Levi’s character and the imposing Titan all in one for fans to enjoy!
With the film version having recently hit theatres, ‘Attack on Titan’ is just as popular as ever!
Levi’s cape is blowing out in the wind behind, giving him a truly epic appearance! It gives the whole figure a lovely dynamic feeling!
Like the previous figures, his vertical manoeuvring equipment has damaged paintwork to show the struggles he has been through!
Also just like the others, the contrast between the sharp metal objects and the soft pale skin looks amazing!! The intricate little creases on his shirt are also very nicely done! ヽ(ﾟ◇ﾟ )ﾉ
The holder area by the side of his ribs and the detail on his belt buckle really show how much detail has been put into this figure! Both the sculpting and the paintwork have both been done with great care!
Plus just look at the detail here!
Levi is known to hold his blades backhand which has of course been faithfully preserved on the figure! Just look at those lovely thin fingers and neatly trimmed nails!! ♡
To think that such graceful hands cut down Titans in an instant…
Levi really is the best of the best!!
Personally I really like this angle… ♥︎
Based on the way you look at it, you could easily take this as Levi posed busy kicking… ‘someone’!! <○><○>
Plus… he looks a bit like a certain figure skater as well…!
(・∀・) “That is exactly what I thought!”
I thought you would! Chanshuu-senpai!!
(・∀・) “They’re definitely complete opposites in terms of personality, but as soon as I thought it once I just couldn’t stop comparing them…!”
Hmm! Let’s check with the sculptor, Akatsuki and see that side of the story! Both me and Chanshuu-senpai are reminded of a certain famous figure skater… did you have anything in mind while sculpting him?
(｀・ω・) “…not really!”
Ah! I…I see! Σ(･ω･ﾉ)ﾉ！
(｀・ω・) “But sometimes while working on figures I unconsciously start heading toward a more realistic sculpt… perhaps all his appearance in the news influenced by work…?”
Anyway, Levi has been released by a number of different companies now, what makes this Levi special
(｀・ω・) “I tried to capture Levi in the heat of battle! That powerful presence that everyone comes to love! The addition of the Titan Head base adds even more to that effect of battle!”
The base was quite a shock to me at first! Mikasa and Eren also came with special bases – a roof and chimney respectively, so I expected something similar, but Kyojin, the planner of the figure as well as the publisher decided that Levi needed something a little different! (°Д°；≡°Д°；)
(｀・ω・) “By the way, this Titan head was modelled off the Titan that appeared in episode 9!”
The Titan that was taken down by Levi’s spinning cut!!
(｀・ω・) “That’s the one! I was actually going to give him a more comical look, but the publisher insisted on something more… dark, and realistic! This was the result!”
The somewhat transparent skin showing his veins beneath looks just like it did in the anime!! (((( ;°Д°))))
Looking from above not only gives a good look at Levi’s cape flowing around him, but also gives a distant look down at the Titan’s head!
By the way!!
Levi’s cape can also be attached and removed whenever you like!
Without the cape you get a much closer look at his petite build!
The scarf at his neck and his jacket which are normally covered up by the cape have also been sculpted in full detail! You can see the ‘Wings of Freedom’ emblem in lovely detail on his back and arms – the manoeuvring equipment is also much more easily visible! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
His left thigh with belts gently pressing into his skin also sneaked into the photo!
If we take a look from a lower angle without the cape… ♪
You can even see up inside his jacket!!
Even these areas that you normally never have the chance to see have been carefully sculpted! Wonderful work by the sculptor, Akatsuki! ♪
Enjoy the calm and collected Levi from all sorts of angles!
The 1/8th Scale:
He is currently up for preorder!!
Orders from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the 7th January 2015 at 21:00JST! Don’t miss out!
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Finally, a live broadcast reminder!! (｀・ω・ ´)
|‘Made in Japan’ Figures: A Broadcast to commemorate the start of the new Japan Factory!■ Date: 5th December from 20:00 ~ 21:30■ URL : http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv201498813
· Shinji Hirai (Governor of Tottori Prefecture)
A brand new factory in Kurayoshi, Tottori for Good Smile Company to make figures directly in Japan. The broadcast is to commemorate this as well as announce the very first figure that will be ‘Made in Japan’!
I’ll be in Tottori for the first time!!
I’m quite looking forward to it!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Tune in for a look at what’s to come!! ♪
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
（ ・∀・） .。０ (Tomorrow…)
( （ ・∀・）.。０ (…I’m off to Tottori!)
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Anyways, see you again tomorrow!!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan