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.
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.
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!
Planning: Kameyama P