Today’s Main Feature!
Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Today I’m going to be taking a look at…
Aoba: Gothic Ver.!★
A figure of Aoba in his magnificent “Gothic” outfit!
An item to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Max Factory as well as the 30th anniversary of Max Factory!! The figure is based on the Gothic outfit that featured in the Nitro+chiral Special Kuji originally illustrated by honyalala! The illustration looks absolutely fantastic transformed into figure form!! ★
All the charm from the original illustration has been captured in amazing detail, and all the details that were never even visible on the illustration have also been included!! Just look at the creases in his outfit, or the lovely flow of his hair!
The white coat he wears makes use of a pearl paint that gives a lovely glistening, elegant appearance that also brings out the texture of the outfit beautifully! ♪
▲ The creases in his boots, and the twist of his ankle!! (・∀・)!!
His hat features an intricate feather that makes use of a golden paint that brings out that princely appearance perfectly! ♥
The feathers also make use of semi-translucent parts to capture the appearance as faithfully as possible!
Take a closer look at his gloves and you’ll see the detail of each of his finger joints!!
▲You can also make out the “thickness” of his gloves thanks to the sculpt!
Another area that really stands out to me is… here!ヽ(ﾟ∀ﾟヽ 三 ﾉﾟ∀ﾟ)ﾉ
All of the fasteners along his chest have been carefully detailed, and the difference in the amount of creases in the outfit has been carefully adjusted to have more toward the bottom to match those pose!
The fact that he is leaning against the knight piece with a more relaxed pose means there creases are all the more realistic!!
The amazing attention to detail on the figure is simply outstanding!!
As a side note, the figure stands approximately 250mm in height! The current base is provisional, but the final version will be something similar! ε=(｡・д・｡)
▲Size comparison with an iPhone6!
Let’s take a look from a bit of a lower angle!!
Standing by Aoba’s side, we have…
His dog-type ALL-MATE Ren!
Ren is wearing a similar outfit to Aoba and looking lovely and regal by his side! His fluffy looking fur is just asking to be petted!!
▼His hair is lovely and detailed, the his hat and scarf also look great!▲
He also is not attached to the base, so you can even choose to display Ren all on his own somewhere else should you choose! ♪
There really is way too much to enjoy about this figure to introduce with just one blog, so I’m going to have to cut it short, but let me end with at least taking a closer look at his facial expression! (｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
The gentlemanly smile on his face has such a cool and composed look to it, with a perfect curve for his lips that has been sculpted with thrilling accuracy!! Simply changing the angle you look from can provide a rather different feel to his expression!
My personal favorite is from this angle!
The downward glance just seems to suit his regal appearance so perfectly to me!!
As I mentioned, the gentle smile from above suddenly has a rather different, somewhat condescending look from this angle!
If we instead move slightly more to the left though, the feel behind the expression changes once again and seems to make him look a little younger!
You can see the expression allows for all sorts of different opportunities when posing, so be sure to find your favorite if you choose to pick him up!! (/ω＼)
Be sure to add this memorial item to your collection!
Aoba: Gothic Ver.!
He’ll be up for preorder from the 21st December!
Be sure to keep your eyes on the Good Smile Company Official Site for more details!
By the way, this product is the latest addition to the
WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION!★
Experience the Extraordinary
Please note that while this product is exclusive to the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP within Japan, our international partner shops will also be stocking it as normal!
Last but not least, here are some photos to bring out the ambience a bit more!! It was just too much fun taking photos of this figure!! I couldn’t stop myself!!
◆ Black and White ◆
◆ Red Background ◆
I can’t wait to see the photos from everyone else once he is released!! I’m absolutely confident that fans will enjoy this charming Aoba by their side!!
I am also told there will be a video to introduce him in the near future!! ♡
Preorders for many products at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are closing soon! Here are the products closing on the 21st of December (JST)!
Most Good Smile Company products are made to order, so if you want to be sure that you get your hands on them preordering is always the safest bet! Make sure you don’t miss out! (∩・∀・)∩