While browsing, two upcoming bishonen figures caught my eye…. yep, I’m always on the look out for lovely looking boys lol~ And I think the industry is clearly directing them at the female market…
These two characters are from the girls visual novel (Otome / Neoromance game) Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 遙かなる時空の中で.
Super quick summary of the Harukanaru Toki no Naka de story: One day the heroine and her friend are sucked into a well and find themselves in another world (Kyo). Being the “chosen one”, she has to help Kyo fight against their enemy and restore peace.
The very popular PS2 girls (dating) adventure game is currently in its third installment and the figures are based on characters from the third game.
The game has also spawned a number of anime and OVA. I have to admit I haven’t finished watching the anime. Why are heroines in such animes always SO WHINY AND ANNOYING? *pissed* So yeah… I didn’t get past episode 2 in the first series. I may attempt to watch the OVA 舞一夜（まいひとよ） for the sake of Sakupyon tho’ but anyway…
I’ve not played the game either… erm… so far I played only BL visual novel games but… these boys look rather yummy indeed ;)
Okie, here are some side-by-side comparison of the original character design and their sculpted counterparts. Looks pretty good eh? Yoshitsune Minamoto (left) and Masaomi Arikawa (right).
However, my personal preference for collecting figures are for chibis and action figures, not statues cos of limited display space at home… unless they are on sale of course :)
So I may consider getting these chibis from Hiiro no Kakera (緋色の欠片) instead. It is another otome game cos they’re cute AND because they’re also by Kotobukiya.
There are 7 different chibis and 2 secrets. The thing I like about Kotobukiya one-coin figures is that as long as you buy the full box, you definitely get all the characters. I don’t like too many surprises when it comes to collecting figures ^^ not economical since they are already so expensive. Anyway these chibis are 5cm tall.
You can pre-order them at CDJapan or Playasia ^^ To be released in Dec 2008.