Up for preorder from today!!

From Nisemonogatari:
1/8th Scale Tsukihi Araragi!

From the popular light novel series with an equally popular anime adaption, ‘Nisemonogatari’, comes a 1/8th scale PVC figure of Tsukihi Araragi!

The figure is based on the pose seen on the cover illustration of the 4th volume of the Blu-ray & DVD: ‘Tsukihi Phoenix: Part 1′, which features a delicate, innocent looking Tsukihi in beautiful Japanese clothes. The figure also includes the jungle gym seen in the original illustration, which acts as Tsukihi’s figure stand.

Plus the anime version of Tsukihi-chan!

The version in the pink kimono comes from the cover illustration of the 4th volume of the Blu-ray ‘Tsukihi Phoenix: Part 1′, while the version in the green kimono is directly from the anime! I really don’t know which one to pick!!

Pink: Standard Sales
Green: Good Smile Online Shop Preorders Only

This is how she looks from the top!

Yesterday’s blog may have been a bit revealing of my true character, but today I’ll (probably) focus on doing a proper review, instead of just talking about how sexy she looks! :P

As with all the previous ‘Monogatari Series’ figures, Tsukihi comes with a lovely stand that is bigger than the figure itself – a lovely red jungle gym! Most of the figures from this series have been based on the DVD and Blu-Ray jacket cover illustrations, and each one has really brought out the atmosphere of the series in such a lovely way! I could look at these figures for ages and never get bored!

This is how she looks from the side!

The positioning of her hips, bending of the legs, posing on the jungle gym, creases in her kimono and even the beautiful ribbon fluttering behind her are just some of the amazing features of this figure!

It’s not like she is in an amazingly flashy pose or wearing the most beautiful outfit ever, but the amount of joy you can get from spinning this figure around and finding more and more amazing parts is what makes her such an exceptional figure to me!

This is what it means to be both sexy and cute!!

If I was given a look like this over the shoulder, I don’t think I’d be able to keep myself thinking straight! For that sake I don’t think there would be any reason to try and continue thinking straight – all you need to do is enjoy it!!

But from a different angle…
She has such an innocent looking expression!!

This photo makes her look a lot more like the middle-school student she’s supposed to be! It’s incredible how much the angle you look from can change the overall feeling of the figure!

Yet another amazing element in the world of figures!! (゚Д゚;)

A low angle really does suit this figure!

It’s definitely a tough choice though… she did look amazingly cute from the higher angles as well! I don’t even own the figure yet and I already can’t decide how I’m going to display her!!

As far as the size goes… well, it’s certainly not a small figure, but there are no areas sticking out further than others, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a nice place to put her out on display with other figures!

Let me get some close-up shots!

The curves on her body really are fantastic… I already mentioned the panty line in the previous blog, but you can see it here quite nicely once again! ^^

The green version also has different colored sandal straps! It’s a completely coordinated green outfit! (`・ω・´)b

The masks each have different shapes and paintwork!

The paintwork goes without saying, but the fact that each of the masks was sculpted in a slightly different shape is rather impressive, but it also means much more work! As I’m sure many figure fans will know, if they were all the same shape they could have simply all been made from the same mold… but now a separate one will be needed for each!

But this was based on the cover illustration, and in order to get it as faithful to the original as possible, each of the shapes had to be different! (`・ω・´)

This figure caters to a so many different people…!

I know I’ve already mentioned it a million times, but in my case those hips are absolutely incredible! I could talk about them all day and late into the night! However Otakana who was in charge of this figure says that his best part is definitely the area behind the knees! A couple of staff also said the feet in the slipping sandals were their best part!

It seems the best part of Tsukihi’s figure differs from person to person… but I think that just goes to show how high quality of a figure she really is!

From Nisemonogatari:
1/8th Scale Tsukihi Araragi!

She’s up for preorder as of today!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

As mentioned above, the green version will only be available for preorder from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP!


Finally a quick notice! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ

The Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box Set…

Is also up for preorder!!

Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box Blog:

Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box Contents:
1) “Hitagi Figure” short story by Nisio Isin.
2) Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara
3) 3x clear posters illustrated by VOFAN, Akio Watanabe and Hajime Ueda.
4) 3x tin badges illustrated by VOFAN, Akio Watanabe and Hajime Ueda.

The illustrations of the goods have been revealed!

We had Akio Watanabe’s illustration up earlier than the others, but now VOFAN and Hajime Ueda’s illustrations have also been revealed! There illustrations will be used for the clear posters and tin badges that are to be included in the Premium Box with Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara!

– How to Purchase –
(Please note these methods are for Japan only, and are only available in Japanese.) 

1) Head to the Kodansha Box Official Site (http://www.bookclub.kodansha.co.jp/kodansha-box/topics/nishioproject/), and click the preorder page, where you will find a number of different online bookstores to order from.

2) Download the order form from the above page and preorder at your local bookstore.
(Please be sure to keep the reservation slip safe.)

· Preorder Starting Date: 20th May 2013.
· Preorder Closing Date: 1st July 2013.
(Products will be made-to-order.)

Please see the official page for more information: http://www.bookclub.kodansha.co.jp/kodansha-box/topics/nishioproject/.

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

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