Hello, Producer Kameyama here. Pre-orders for Emma Koishikawa, aka Emma-chan senpai, are now available!
Hello, Producer Kameyama here. Today, I would like to showcase our new YOMI【Black Canvas】 model kit, which pre-orders open on October 26. It is scheduled to be released in May 2024.
Hello everyone! This is Kameyama, the producer of SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN. Pre-orders for 「 Ritsuka Saeki [Swim Style] 」 are currently open! The kit is slated to be released this December. This completes our lineup of Madoka, Koyomi, and Ritsuka all in swimsuits! Ritsuka is the tallest of the three and also has the most mature proportions. In this new kit, her pareo can be removed, and is designed to be taken off when using the parts for the sitting pose. Check out the image here for a complete rundown on what comes with the kit. In addition to the seven basic hand parts included, this time two newly sculpted parts have been included as well! The four facial expression parts are also all newly done (Madoka and Koyomi came with three new, and one reused). As usual, you also get a number of pre-painted parts. Besides the facial expression parts, the shoulder straps of her swimsuit and the straps of her sandals are already painted for you. A simple out-of-the-box assembly will give you a model that looks very close to the images! We used the seated pose parts to create this cute example. We decided to come up with something showing her after slipping and falling. During our live stream, the sculpt of her abdomen attracted a lot of attention from the fans in the audience. Even Honoka Kuroki, the voice actress who plays the role of Ritsuka, said, "Wow, she’s really worked out her abs!” This image was created by the pros over at Vaistar studio as usual, but I thought they really nailed this one. It reminds me of something out of a photo album for a pop idol! Here's another fun shot! Madoka is in a cute and youthful polka-dot bikini. Koyomi is wearing a white one-piece with a beautiful one point ribbon. Ritsuka has on a simple bikini and pareo, which really show off the quality of the material. Each has their own distinctive look going. For Ritsuka's hair in this shot, we used the bangs from the swimsuit version (with a hibiscus hair ornament) together with the loose bun which comes with her winter clothes to create a very adult look. In addition to this hairstyle, the winter version also comes with 13 different hand parts, including a too-cute peace sign version and a number of hand types that allow you to set her in idol-style poses, so you can mix and match her in dozens of different ways. This time, we’re also offering a special bonus if you buy the kit at a Kotobukiya Shop, so be sure to keep that in mind when ordering. The main blue color here matches Ritsuka's swimsuit. Now let's take a look at the Dreaming Style edition, a Kotobukiya limited item. Saeki Ritsuka [Swim Style] Dreaming Style Innocent Bloom is planned to be released in January 2024. *It will be released after the standard edition. For overseas users, *This is a limited edition item and is only available in limited quantities from select retailers. The pure white bikini and pink pareo make for a super kawaii design! What’s more, white is a very useful base color if you’re considering painting the model to create an original design! Ritsuka's swimsuit version also includes fixed-pose leg parts, and if desired you can portray her with her knees bent deeply. The hair color is the same as Madoka Yuki 【Touou High School Summer Clothes】Dreaming Style Milky Marine pink, so the bangs can be replaced. I used Madoka's long hair and body for this one. This makes her look a little younger than the usual Ritsuka. As usual, we’ve included a B2-sized background sheet in this Dreaming Style kit, newly drawn. *The background sheet will be sent with the product for online purchases or given at the register for physical purchases. *The background sheet is a Kotobukiya shop exclusive in Japan. After Madoka [daytime] and Koyomi [evening], now we have Ritsuka [night]. The theme for this shot is the very enviable "watching fireworks from the poolside at a resort” setting, something a well-off girl like Ritsuka might get to experience. This setup works great with After School Madoka's Well-Deserved Summer Vacation Set . Here’s a fun shot with her wearing the knit hoodie by Azone used in a previous image. She looks so cute pulling on the collar of her hoodie with her hands like that! It’s also great the way you can see the string of her bikini through the neck. This is a mix-and-match example of combining parts from multiple kits. The theme is a very simple “all white.” With all these different parts available, you can create your own original character as you please! Now we’re going to take things a step further and show you an example that combines parts not only from other SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN kits, but also from Arcanadea ! Lumitea , who is an angel-style Dears, looks great in the pure white outfit! Previously I tried combining parts from Madoka's swimsuit version, but I think Ritsuka might be a better match for Lumitea . I was also able to successfully put on Koyomi's straw hat. The background you see here is from the Madoka Yuki [Swim Style] Dreaming Style Sunny Sky kit. This image here looks like a slightly elevated shot taken from a drone. I think it looks like a scene from a movie! For this of course I used the barefoot feet parts. The toes are not movable, but there are 3 different styles included. Put on whatever set matches what you have in mind for your own shots. In this image, we wanted to suggest a photo shoot featuring gorgeous twin sisters. I really like the contrast between the black and white. The black swimsuit is Koyomi Takanashi [Swim Style] Dreaming Style Black Swan , and the head is Lumitea ReACT-A. We also took some shots of the "ReACT-A" version alone. "Lumitea ReACT-A" comes with two different hair colors, so it is easy to set up your preferred style. （The "Lumitea ReACT-A" with the（＞▽＜）expression is also super cute, so we’re standing by for your orders (shameless plug)! We also tried a slightly more powerful scene! Is she playing beach volleyball with Velretta ? So as you can see, I tried a lot of different ideas with Ritsuka Saeki [Swim Style]! SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN, Arcanadea, and Frame Arms Girl all have the same 5mm neck joint diameter, so you can play with various combinations. Definitely give it a try! The new catalog for SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN will soon be available, and it will contain not only out-of-the-box build images of the primary kits and "How to" tips for plastic models, but also posing ideas, customization examples, and more! Be sure to grab a copy. That should about do it for today. Thanks for reading this far, and we’ll see you again next time! 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Originally published in Japanese on April 5, 2023 Hey everyone! This is SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN’s promotions manager. Two products related to Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] have been released! I’ve got a lot to tell you about Bukiko, since she’s been released as a plastic model kit, and I really hope you’ll consider building this kit after learning more about her! Two Different Types of Kits for Bukiko! One is the standard edition: Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] It comes with Bukiko herself and accessories such as her phone, nippers, and school bag. The other is the limited edition: Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] Modeler’s Edition Think of this as a deluxe version of the kit that comes with everything in the standard edition, plus a bob hairstyle, a work desk and chair, tools and paint, 1/10 scale Stylet, a large hobby knife (*), and Frame Arms Girl (“FA Girl”) compatible face parts. *This accessory can be used to recreate the key visual from the FA Girl anime when posed with Hand Scale GOURAI. It is not an actual tool. *The package design of the standard edition and the limited edition are different. See the following guide to see which kit suits your needs! ー I want Bukiko! ⇒ Buy either the standard edition or the Modeler’s Edition ! ー I want Bukiko with a bob hairstyle ⇒ Modeler’s Edition ー I want her in a sitting pose ⇒ Either the standard edition or the Modeler’s Edition ー I want to change her facial expressions ⇒ The same expression parts are included in both the standard edition and the Modeler’s Edition. ー I want face parts that work with FA Girl plastic models ⇒ Modeler’s Edition ー I want to pose her sitting at the work desk ⇒ Modeler’s Edition ー I want the large design knife ⇒ Modeler’s Edition ー I want a 1/10 scale tiny Stylet ⇒ Modeler’s Edition Please be careful that you’re ordering the kit you want! Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] ● Scheduled for release in September 2023 | Product page Personifying her namesake with our company name, she’s a hard-core hobbyist with plastic models in her blood! In the FA Girl anime, she helps Ao, a newbie modeler. You might be surprised to learn that the character “Bukiko Kotobuki” has existed since 2014. This is before the release of the FA Girl anime. She was originally introduced as the PR ambassador for our Kotobuki Nipper! Animator Satoshi Koike designed the character for us. What kind of character is Bukiko? | Character Design: Satoshi Koike And now she’s made her big debut in the FA Girl anime! The plastic model kit features this anime version of Bukiko. “Bukiko Kotobuki” anime version | Character design: Kosuke Kawamura The cute round face and mischievous expression from the anime version of Bukiko have all been sculpted into a model that loses none of her charm! Given her origins, Bukiko and nippers are, of course, absolutely inseparable. This kit comes with two pairs of nippers! That means you can skip the old “double peace” pose and show her off like this, doing a “double nipper!” *The nippers come in green only. The blades have been painted in this image. Even her smartphone case is designed with a nipper motif! Bukiko’s originality shines through in every detail. *The smartphone and its case are sculpted as a single piece. *The smartphone comes in white only. The phone in this image has been painted for illustrative purposes. She comes with a total of five facial expression parts: smug, poking tongue out, grinning, crying, and smiling. The way her mouth is portrayed is quite unique, and really brings out the personality of Bukiko that we all enjoyed in the anime! Of course, unpainted versions of the same face parts and expression decals are also included, so you can create your own looks for Bukiko, too! In order to reproduce the more rounded, soft contours of her face, the design of her face parts differs from that of Madoka, Koyomi and Ritsuka, and also somewhat from that of Ao. There’s no interchangeability between Bukiko and the previously mentioned first three characters. However, it is possible to exchange facial expression parts between Ao and Bukiko, so you can enjoy trying things like this: Currently M.I.A. Producer Kameyama’s Model Mix-and-Match! “Bukiko and Ao each have their own facial parts’ design standard. Bukiko’s face has a more rounded chin, so it’s not a perfect exchange, but I’m happy to report that I was able to swap their face parts.” The uniform is made in all the colors you see, except for the black lines and the gold buttons on the sleeves and back. The six gold buttons that run from her chest to her tummy and the checkered skirt are all pre-painted, so even without coloring it yourself, the model will look great! (Producer Kameyama posted a whole article on how he painted Ao; click here to see his work) (Currently available only in Japanese.) The school emblem on the back of the collar can be reproduced with the decal that comes with the kit. There is a 3mm hole in the center of the back for mounting with the display stand. Bukiko’s stand is a fresh spring green color. *Product includes parts from Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] Modeler’s Edition only. Other parts/products shown are not included. She has a special skirt and parts for her waist and thighs, making a seated pose possible. And don’t worry, even the skirt for the sitting pose comes pre-painted in the checked pattern. Bukiko’s sitting pose is sculpted with her legs apart so she can also be posed sitting cross-legged. Feet parts without shoes are also provided, so she can be posed in indoor settings. She looks great sitting backwards on her chair. The slightly unorthodox position matches well with her naturally chill personality. Note that the chair is not included in the standard edition. You’ll need to buy the Modeler’s Edition to get this accessory. Twelve different pairs of left/right hand parts are included. In addition to the nine types included with the Ao kit, three new types were created just for Bukiko: a grabbing hand, a hand for holding nippers to allow recreation of the opening of the anime, and a hand compatible with holding an airbrush! You’ll need to pick up the Modeler’s Edition of the kit to get this airbrush accessory, however. It is not included in the standard edition. Her school bag features “Sana-chan”, the mascot character from HEXA GEAR, made possible by an in-house collaboration here at Kotobukiya! The zipper on the school bag is sculpted as a separate part in silver, so it looks really great even when just assembled out-of-the-box. *Products in this image have been painted and modified for illustrative purposes. *The Sana-chan part is made in one color (cream) in the actual product. *The school’s emblem on the bag is recreated with the included decal. How about a cute dance pose with Ao? (The microphone and tambourine come from After School Ritsuka’s Karaoke & Recording Set (released July 2023), which goes great with Bukiko, too!) Although the two girls are wearing the same uniform, most of the parts were newly sculpted due to the difference in their body shapes. Our team put a lot of effort into accurately recreating the anime version of Bukiko, and we feel pretty sure that fans will be pleased with the result! We look forward to your pre-orders for our namesake girl, Bukiko Kotobuki! Limited Edition: Modeler’s Edition ● October 2023 Scheduled Release | Product page This is a deluxe edition kit. In addition to the contents of the standard edition mentioned above, the Modeler’s Edition comes with all of the other parts and accessories listed here! Unpainted Face Parts Compatible with Frame Arms Girl: Smug, Poking Tongue Out, Grinning, Crying, Smiling x1 Each Work Desk x1 Set Desk Chair with Wheels x1 Set Airbrush Set x1 Set Airbrush Cable x1 (To be cut to the desired length.) Brush x1 Paint Bottle (Large) x2 Paint Bottle (Small) x2 Frame Arms Girl Stylet (Unarmed Mode) x1 Display Base x1 Set Decals (for Compatible Expressions) x1 Sheet Large Hobby Knife x1 Since Bukiko loves to build models, you want to provide her with a working environment, right? The desk drawer can actually be opened to store nippers, brushes, and other small parts. Large and small paint bottles (2 each) are included, and the bottles are made with clear plastic, with the lid in silver, so you can paint them any color you like The airbrush set parts are made in multiple colors, and come with an air hose that can be attached. You can cut it to the desired length. The height of the chair is actually adjustable in three different levels. That way you can change it to fit other SOUSAI characters of different heights and seated poses at just the right height. The parts are individually sculpted in color. Here we have a plastic model painting a plastic model…! This should be a very familiar sight for modelers, right? The wild pose of her legs is so cute, with all that Bukiko charm! In her left hand, Bukiko is holding a “1/10 scale Stylet.” It’s very small at just 1.5cm! This piece is made in just one color, so you can try your hand at painting it. The kit includes hairstyle parts with her pigtails down, as seen in the public bath episode of the anime. It is a simple bob cut, so it will look great with other school uniforms such as Touou High School and Ryobu High School. Also, in one of the key visuals from the “FA Girl” anime, GOURAI is carrying a hobby knife, To recreate this scene using the Hand Scale GOURAI, a large hobby knife is included in the kit. Here’s what it look like when actually held: *Product includes “Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] Modeler’s Edition” parts only. Other parts/products shown are not included. ↓ I’m sure many of you have purchased the Hand Scale series to pose with Ao like this! We hope you have fun trying to recreate scenes from the anime at home! *Product includes parts from Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls’ High School Winter Clothes] Modeler’s Edition only. Other parts/products shown are not included. She comes with five expressions: smug, grinning, smiling, poking tongue out and crying. 5 pre-painted expressions + 5 unpainted parts + 5 unpainted expression parts compatible with Frame Arms Girl for 15 face parts in total! Facial expression parts and decals compatible with the Frame Arms Girl plastic models are also included. You can have a lot of fun enjoying the various combinations possible with your favorite FA Girls! We look forward to your pre-orders for Bukiko Kotobuki [Wakaba Girls High School Winter Clothes] and the Modeler’s Edition! For overseas users, check out this page for a list of our international distributors! © KOTOBUKIYA ©KOTOBUKIYA / FAGirl Project ▼ Audio dramas are available on the Official YouTube channel! (Available in Japanese only) ▼ Check out the official SOUSAISHOJOTEIEN website! (Available in Japanese Only)
The set includes all the karaoke items that are essential for a high school girl’s daily life, as well as authentic recording equipment. On top of that, it also includes two new face parts for Ritsuka!
Greetings, SOUSAI fans! This is Kameyama, the series’ Planner and Producer. It’s the second year of the series, and we’ve got a new character to introduce!