I’ve snuck into the production studios!! (`・ω・´)

It seems Katou-kun is about to start painting a 2nd prototype!!

H-Hang on! Before you start let me borrow the original prototype first!!

Whenever the 2nd prototype is due to be painted the orginal prototype is always used to ensure the colors match! All the white parts on the left of Katou-kun are the parts of the 2nd prototype that need to be painted. I wish him luck with all that painting!! ヽ(`・ω・´)ノ
From Vivid Red Operation:
1/8th Scale Akane Isshiki!

“Friendship is the key to saving the world” in the popular anime series Vivid Red Operation, and from that series comes a 1/8th scale figure of the energetic and cheerful main character, Akane Isshiki!

The pose is based on a key visual illustration of Akane out on her part-time job as a newspaper delivery girl, riding ‘Wanko’, the hoverbike created by her grandfather! The dynamic posing is sure to impress any fans of the series!

Another figure riding a vehicle!! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ

I love figures just standing by themselves as much as anyone else, but seeing amazing stands like this that pose the character with a vehicle has become something that really shows off GSC’s amazing craftsmanship!

I’m sure you’ll agree once I’m done with this blog! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ
This is how she looks from the back!

I’m sure you can tell from the photo that she’s in a bit of a forward-bent pose, but the bike itself is also not perfectly straight, but instead tilted to the right, creating a really dynamic apperance! The tilted angle also means that if you pose her at the same angle as the original illustration, you auctuallly get a glimpse of the underside of the bike so it really looks like it’s hovering!

But the bike aside… just look at those healthy looking thighs! My eyes somehow find their way back to them whenever I try to look away… (`・ω・´)
Akane feeling the wind in her hair!

Such a wonderful smile that really suits Akane’s character! Even just looking at her upper body, you can almost feel the wind blowing up against her…

The sculpting was done by kiking-kun from our Shanghai team, the same person who sculpted the amazing 1/8th scale Insane BRS figure. Looks like we can expect many more wonderful figures from him!! (((゜Д゜)))
Lovely!! (*゚∀゚)=3

I can’t get enough of that little bit of skin you can see under her shirt!! Only figures bridge the gap between 2D and 3D, allowing you to see inside her shirt like this!! I almost can’t resist trying to put my finger in there… or should I say I literally couldn’t resist! (`・ω・´)b

Her hips also have a nice build, not to mention those lovely thighs… I’m a huge fan of this area on figures, and I can say confidently that this sculpting is perfect!!
The details on the smaller parts is amazing!!

Akane-chan is out doing her daily newspaper deliveries… and just look at the details on the papers in her basket! The print is so fine that you can even read the headlines!!

The one paper at the very back (closest to Akane-chan) has even more details printed on it… Good Smile Company makes sure even the hard-to-see parts of figures have been carefully sculpted and painted! Also take note of how the paper at the very front of the pile has slightly bent corners!! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ
Her beloved hoverbike, Wanko!

In the series this bike was built for her by her grandfather… but the figure version was built by out 3D team!! Mechanical things like the hoverbike are very well suited to be sculpted in 3D, as it’s easier to create the rigid looking mechanical designs through 3D work than is is by hand. You can see just how well the 3D sculpting works by looking at how nicely this hoverbike came out!

Hanging off the back of the bike you can also see Akane’s mayonnaise bottle strap! It just wouldn’t be the same without it!
The more I look, the more detail I find!

I’m not only talking about Wanko… just look at the soles of her shoes!!
Incredible! Σ(゜Д゜;)

No matter what I angle I look at her from, I always seem to find something else amazing… you’d be able to display her in so many different places and angles!
From Vivid Red Operation:
1/8th Scale Akane Isshiki!

She’ll be up for preorder from the 23rd April!!
Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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