Update 3 July 2012: updated with photos that Ayano-sensei posted on her twitter account :D
Update 28 June 2012: Almost two years after it was announced, first photos of Asami Ryuichi are finally up! What do you think? Here’s more!
The photos posted at the Libre site aren’t very big. A more extensive web gallery of Asami doll will be published in early July 2012.
Updated with photos tweeted by Ayano-sensei :D
The box that houses Asami Ryuichi Doll.
Unboxing. Lots of accessories inside.
More close ups. Sensei likes his face huh lol~
I can’t remember if this was sensei’s or photos she retweeted.
Styling his hair for…
Yummy bath robe shot! Yeah the bath robe is one of the accessories/clothes included. Sexy :D
And close up of his watch. The detail looks good!
As this is a doll with a wig, you won’t be able to get him to look like Asami out of the box like most figurines. Yep, you’ll have to style his hair! Instructions page: http://www.b-boy.jp/asami-doll-info/
Generally you need to use water. If you have hair wax for dolls, you can use it too. Owners are advised not to use hot water to style the hair or heat to dry it. Let it dry naturally, in case the heat melts it *_*
Libre provided a form for getting feedback about the doll: https://www.libre-pub.co.jp/asami-doll-form/
Generally speaking, preorder of Asami’s doll has long closed. I guess you got to have lots of faith to order without even seeing the prototype ^^;; especially when he costs a cool thousand bucks at least.
Anyway, much as I find him quite attractive and think Azone did a decent job with making a manly doll, he just doesn’t feel like the uber hot alpha seme Asami in the manga. I’m glad I don’t like him that much to feel the pain of not being able to own him. Yay for my bank.
What do you think?
Update 28 December 2010: Good news. There will be a second round of ordering period for people who want to see the sample of the doll first. The deadline of this round is not finalised yet. I think that is a lot more reasonable :) Can’t wait to see his prototype!
Last update: 19 September 2010:
Yes. Believe it my friends. Asami Ryouichi, Viewfinder’s alpha seme will become a doll at an astonishing price of…
But to be frank, it’s actually not THAT astonishing. Considering that this is an Azone International 65 cm doll, the price is actually quite reasonable. Although unfortunate for the most of us.
Title: Asami Ryouichi 65 cm doll (Azone International)
Head Material: Soft vinyl
Body: Man body (made by [obitsu] factory)
Inner skeleton: ABS/POM Compound material (plastic)
Outer: Soft vinyl
Set contents: doll, wig, coat, suit, shirt, necktie, vest, pants, belt, socks, shoes, and cigarette
The mangaka, Yamane Ayano-sensei is currently overseeing the production and no actual pictures are available yet.
Price: 99,750 Yen (w/tax)
Preorder period: 28 October 2010 till 11 January 2011
Expected release date: early June 2011
Limited order only available from: b-boy online shop (livret mail order site)
Update: You can also preorder him during Animate Girls’ Festival. More information here (scroll to the bottom)
Official page: http://www.b-boy.jp/asami-doll/
2010 sure is an exciting year for Boys love fans. Asami doll is wonderful news but the price is just… SIGH. cos it’s a 1/3 size doll! I’ll actually be happier and satisfied with a well-made 1/6 sized doll like Real Action Heroes Kirihara Naoto :-\ cos at least the price is a lot more affordable. This Asami doll is seriously what we call exclusive to folks with $$$ OTL.
I’m very curious about the face sculpt cos it’s probably the most important aspect that will either make or break it.
Does anybody own a 65 cm Azone doll? How is the quality like? I’ve seen some of their 1/3 sized Nanoha girls and they do look very pretty and well-made. However, they don’t seem to have any manly looking male dolls. =_=;;; Correct me if I’m wrong.
Title: Yamane Ayano illustrated [finder no hyouteki] Takaba Akihito Hugging Cushion cover
Price: 8,800 Yen (w/tax)
Libre is selling hugging cushion cover (dakimakura cover) of Akihito from Yamane Ayano’s Viewfinder series! Pathetically small thumbnail but so far that’s the only one I could find… What about Asami? Why can’t we have seme dakimakuras too? Anyway, will update when I have more information.
I think orders can also be placed during this upcoming event in October. More information about Animate Girls Festival here (scroll to the bottom).