Friday, March 26, 2010
Based on a popular PC game, the anime version of "Shin Koihime Musou' is currently airing, and from it comes this 1/8th scale PVC figure of the quick-witted and noble Sousou (Karin).
With Her trusty weapon 'Zetsu' held behind her back, Karin smiles brightly in a rather enticing pose. She has been sculpted to bring out her noble figure as a queen, along with her captivating charm for all to be entranced by. The breast area of her armor can be removed for an even more voluptuous charm!
Release date - May 2010
Est price - BND 125 without shipping
Sculptor - Hokusoh
The popular character illustrated by huke is back again, but this time she is wielding a 'Black Blade' instead of the previous 'Rock Cannon'.
In even more contrast to the original figure, this new version has a much lighter feel to it - as she can be seen removing her jacket with her free hand, with a much more compact base compared to before.
Thank god i didn't miss the pre-order. Can't wait to get this!!!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Toshiro Hijikata (土方十四郎 Hijikata Toshirō) is the vice-commander of the Shinsengumi. He is the famed chain smoking, vice commander of the Shinsengumi so named by his subordinates, because of his fearsome demeanor. Purportedly the brains behind the force, he takes his work seriously, and is fiercely loyal to his leader, Isao Kondo. Hijikata has a reputation as a fearsome leader, earning the nickname of "demonic vice-commander" (鬼の副長). He is also hot-tempered and often speaks of seppuku. However, despite his cold exterior, he does have a more compassionate side. He also has a tendency to cry after watching movies that are not particularly emotional.
Hijikata is obsessed with mayonnaise, and thus has the nickname "Mayora" (マヨラー). He has been known to smother anything he eats under a mountain of mayonnaise, and he carries a number of objects shaped like jars of mayonnaise, such as his cigarette lighter. He was popular with girls until they discovered this obsession. Hijikata also has romantical feelings for Sougo Okita's sister Mitsuba Okita but prior to joining the government he rejected her, believing that with the life of violence that he lives, he will not be able to provide happiness for her. Hijikata enjoys fighting and sees Gintoki as a rival in practically everything he does from drinking contests to rock, paper, scissors ever since being defeated by him in battle. He is in constant danger of being killed by the attempts on his life by Okita. But, despite all this, he sees Okita as one of his close friends, and vice versa.
Hijikata carries a sword that is cursed with the spirit of a hikkikomori otaku nicknamed "Tosshi" (トッシー) whom was murdered by his frustrated mother. The sword causes Hijikata to act like an otaku, and made him behave in strange and cowardly ways. After a long inner-struggling between both, Tosshi disappears from Hijikata during contest to decide which group will be Otsu's official fan club. Based on the historical Hijikata Toshizō, Hijikata was originally meant to be Gin Tama's main character, but with his appearance being identical to the one of Gintoki. He is voiced by Kazuya Nakai.