Today Kotobukiya made a new figure available for pre-order portraying Karin Kanzuki from the Street Fighter series.
This figure is part of the Tokyo-based manufacturer’s popular “Bishoujo” line, dedicated to giving popular female characters a more anime-like appearance. Among those, there is a whole group of really lovely figures portraying American superheroines and villainesses. They’re quite appreciated by Japanese fans, as they show a different side of their heroines.
Karin is currently available at several Japanese retailers including AmiAmi for 9,050 yen (which translates into approximately $84).
She is sculpted by Hogary from Jet Stream and inspired by an illustration by Shunya Yamashita. Coming in 1/7 scale and made with the usual PVC, she stands approximately 230 mm tall including the base.
You can see what she looks like in the gallery below. She will release in November 2019. Incidentally, she also appears side-by-side with her rival, Sakura, who is coming in October from the same brand.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Street Fighter series, you can check out our review of Street Fighter V, even if the game has changed a whole lot since then, especially since the launch of the Arcade Edition.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC.