So here’s a frozen piece about Ikkitousen, the bedwetter of Otaku.
The number of figurines Ikkitousen has is really disproportionate to the actual quality and popularity of the show. A quick search turned up 37(!) pre-assembled (PVC, Resin etc) figurines and 21 resin kits and even 2 trading figure sets!
Besides Eva, this series seems to have the most figurines and why? Because busty girls with big weapons are hot. The show was utterly rubbish though.
The scary thing is there are just that many characters (about 4 but I think Ryomou the eyepatch girl is ugly) yet they each have so many versions in a variety of scales. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8 and even SR DX. There are some that really look amazingly hot and sexy though. A large number are actually ero with nudity, so that may explain the popularity. All the nice ones are also very expensive though and are resin kits but some of them have been or are set to be released prebuilt.
Just think about the recent (not so recent now though) furore over that Sakamoto Mimei’s article. We have a perfect example here. Spend a bit of money making a rubbish anime with nicely jewelled girls with cool weapons and then licence the production of tonnes of figurines. You still reap big profits. And everyone’s happy.
Even though I hate the anime for its utter crappiness, I still can’t help but download pictures of these figurines. They are just so well designed. If I were a rich otaku living alone, I probably wouldn’t hesitate and just get them all. But each costs about 12,000 yen. I didn’t want to censor anything so I put the ero images as text hyperlinks. Not all have been released though.
The latest one of Hakufu is a 1/6 resin kit.
Sometimes, it’s good to go old-school. I.e. plenty of bosom.
This Kanu is an ero one but the angle doesn’t show much here.
There are basically three types – sexy with weapon pose, nude and sexy or clothed and sexy.
Ryofu in a very cute and innocent pose. This is a 1/7 resin figurine.
Girls with weapons are hot. Ryofu with her halbard.
1/6 scale Ryofu with sword. This is coming out this month. How can anyone not like this figurine?
A vulnerable pose Ryofu figure.