Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya is continuing its quest to bring back the old but gold Muv-Luv plastic model kits.
This time around, the manufacturer announced the 1.5 version of Tarisa Manandal’s Type-04 Shiranui Second Phase 2.
It can currently be pre-ordered for 6,930 yen (which translates approximately to $55) and it will be released in September 2022.
If you’re not familiar with the 1.5 version plastic model kits, they’re higher-quality non-scale models with lots of options that tend to be a bit more expensive than the 1/144-scale models, but will definitely look better on your shelf.
This specific model appeared in the visual novel Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (which is supposed to be released soon on Steam, albeit it’s a few months overdue now) and in the corresponding anime series.
As mentioned above, this is a reprint of a model kit that was released several years ago and has been out of print for a long time.
You can check out what it looks like below.
If you’re interested in the Muv-Luv series in general, you should definitely read our recent interview with production manager Sho Hamanaga and brand producer Kazutoshi “Tororo” Matsumura, in which they talked about the plans for the franchise.
During the latest event, we saw new trailers for the new games Muv-Luv Integrate and Muv-Luv Resonative and a look at updates for Project Mikhail: A Muv-Luv War Story, new images for Muv-Luv Resonative, and the reveal of Duty Lost Arcadia.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Muv-Luv games, you can read my extensive article explaining all you need to know to get into one of the best visual novel series of all time.