Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Cocoro Books; Slp edition (March 28, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Although I personally never owned a Japanese anime PVC, I've seen them so many times in Akihabara, sold at anime conventions and I can see why otaku really go for them.These PVC action figures feature anime characters in the sexiest and seductive pose, really good craftmanship and a keen sense of detail on umm...certain body parts. These figurines are the ultimate in fan service but the chance to own them is a collector's dream.The book features two pages with photos of Tokyo's hottest 50 figurines. Americans will no doubt know Amane Misa of "Death Note", Belldandy of "Ah! My Goddess", Ayanami Rei of "Evangelion" and video game fans who may know Tojo Mitsuru of "Persona 3' and Shieri and Shion of the popular "Melty Blood" series.The photos by Shimono Yoshio really capture the craftmanship of the figurines. The sculpting are very well done and one thing that these PVC's sure do emphasize a lot are on the female character's breasts and nipples sticking out through their clothing. Also, the fan service of a anime girl with her skirt flowing in the wind and a peek at her underpants.It's quite perverted if you think about it, especially if you are not into figurines.But for toy collectors in America who like detail for "Star Wars" figures, especially that Slave Leia and Scarlett or Baroness of GI Joe and how their curvatures are shown and give them a slight fan service, the Japanese figurines make sure that the otaku gets their money worth.One PVC featuring Shion of "Melty Blood", is shown on all fours in her school girl outfit (maybe looking for something she lost in the ground) and of course, fan service giving a sneak peak of her rear end.
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