Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bleach Heat the Soul 3 [The Best] - In Stock

From the publisher
Naturally adorned with extraordinary spiritual power, the orange-haired high school student, “Kurosaki Ichigo”, to help the mysterious girl, Kuchiki Rukia, who has lost her mysterious powers in the course of saving him, decides to become a substitute Shinigami, fighting off “hollows” together with Rukia. After undergoing rigorous training under the tutelage of Urahara Kisuke, Ichigo finally becomes a real Shinigami and unleashes the true powers of his beloved sword, “Zangetsu”. Rukia is imprisoned in the Senzaikyu (literally palace of atonement) as it is a serious offence to impart Shinigami powers to normal people. And so, Ichigo and friends sneak into the Soul Society…

Charming combat system full of varied transformations
The fully revamped combat system not only adds to the “Group Battle” system where one has to work together with partners and use their abilities skillfully so as to overcome the adversaries, but also highlights the interconnected relationships between the characters in the original manga and animation series. It also includes elements like the “Reiatsu” system where both the player and his opponent share the same gauge to “release” and execute devastating killer moves and super hidden moves. Includes the “reiatsu dash” to rush towards the enemy. and the tables-turning “awakening” state. Every duel can be said to be changing with every moment and there is nary a dull moment.

Creator's Labo 15: Evangelion Rei Ayanami

In traditional toy licensing for the Rei Ayanami character, the blue-haired moppet is usually dressed in a skin-tight plug suit or in school clothing. Been there and done that. To death. After 100-200 incarnations of the same thing, the target audience tends to lose interest and glaze over after a while.
Rather than beat the dead horse which is skeletal by now, toy manufacturers have taken Rei in new and radical directions where she dons swimsuits, snazzy Christmas outfits, and even wedding dresses.
Shunya Yamashita takes a stab at rendering Rei in a new way and Mitsumasa Yoshizawa performs the final sculpting. The result is a futuristic version of Ms Ayanami that's not only chic but mod subculture casual. Rei's pose is evocative of Space Channel 5's Ulala or maybe Mylene Hoffman from Shotaro Ishinomori's 009-1 serial. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2007 at US$68 per figure.

El Cazador de la Bruja: Nadie 1/8 Figure - Preorder

In the El Cazador de la Bruja animated series, a young girl named Ellis teams up with a bounty hunter named Nadie and the two embark on a world spanning adventure. Ellis suffers from amnesia and is originally Nadie's target but chance events conspire to join the two girls together with a common purpose. With Nadie's skills and fine marksmanship, Ellis gains a staunch ally with whom she'll discover her past and recover lost memories.
Japanese manufacturer Alter has announced preorders for a 1/8 scale Nadie figure where the bounty hunter is garbed in her work duds and cloaked by a wavy white shawl that's removable. The auburn-haired huntress also wears grey gloves and matching thigh high boots. Nadie measures 21cm tall and a display stand is included for mounting purposes. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2008 at US$65 each.

Funny Knights: Cream-Kore Strawberry

Artist Shunya Yamashita has dazzled fans with depictions of the female form for years. However, 2006 and 2007 was when Shunya exploded onto the toy scene with a number of his idols making their way to PVC form including the popular Mirei-San figures and the upcoming CoCoNa figure which was announced earlier this summer. Yamashita's heroines are invariably attractive and sculpted with accurate proportions and a verve that can only be captured by a master artist.

The Funny Knights: Cream-Kore Strawberry figure joins the upcoming Cream-Kore Custard figure which are scheduled to ship in October 2007 and January 2008 respectively. In the strawberry-flavored variant, a healthy blonde lass oozes out of a pastry along with gobs of pink-colored filling. Ms Strawberry measures 19cm tall and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2007. From Milestone.

Super Black Jack Rio PVC Figure - Preorder

Rio is the pink-haired matron saint of gamblers across Japan. Well, that how she appears to us. Stylish, slim, and full of bosom, Rio generally dresses up in a black and white casino outfit which consists of a micro skirt and a vest that's occasionally unbuttoned. We suspect that's part of Rio's allure and what might constitute a casino player's "bonus" when she's dealing the cards.

There's no shortage of Rio products in Japan. None. Rio's soul was brokered and sold years ago to bidders who've churned out a steady stream of product to the marketplace. Toy stores generally have stock on hand of assorted Rio merchandise from towels to pillows to figures carved out of PVC. Japanese studio Orchid Seed gets in on the Rio action by announcing a 19cm tall figure with a flared open top and micro skirt. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2007.

Japanese Import Schedule

The full upcoming 2007-2008 schedule may be viewed here.
Nintendo DS
11/29 Yes! PreCure 5 Bandai

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008 Konami
12/06 Nepurigu DS Jaleco

Pororon! Dokomodake DS Capcom

Power Pro Kun Pocket 10 Konami

Tales of Innocence Namco
Playstation 2
11/29 Togainu no Chi True Blood Kadokawa

Togainu no Chi True Blood Limited Edition Kadokawa

Xyanide Ertain

Zero no Tsukaima Marvelous

Zero no Tsukaima Limited Edition Marvelous
12/13 D.C. Da Capo The Origin Sweets

D.C. Da Capo The Origin Limited Edition Sweets
Playstation 3
11/23 Winning Eleven 2008 Konami
11/30 Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Koei

Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Treasure Box Koei
Playstation Portable
11/29 Makai Senki Disgaea Portable Tsuushin Taisen N Ichi

Xyanide Ertain
12/06 Chronicle of Dungeon Maker II Global A
Xbox 360
11/29 Apocalypse Desire Next IFactory

Guilty Gear 2 Overture Arc Sys

Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Koei

Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Treasure Box Koei
11/1 Opoona Koei

Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo
11/15 Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles Capcom

Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles + Wii Zapper Capcom
11/29 Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes Capcom
12/10 Deca Sporta Konami