Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya is continuing its quest to reprint all the old but gold Muv-Luv Alternative plastic model kits.
This time around, two more model kits from the popular visual novel series have been made available for pre-order. The first is a 1/144 scale Type-94 Shiranui in the original Izumi Valkyrie colors, which can pretty much be considered the hero mecha of Muv-Luv Alternative and of the upcoming second cour of the anime.
It’s priced at 5,500 yen (which roughly translates into $39) and it will be released in Japan in December 2022. It’s approximately 140 mm tall.
The second is the non-scale blue Takemikazuchi Type-00F 16th Guard Battalion Commander version, piloted by Ikaruga Takatsugu. The same model is also piloted by Takatsukasa Kyoko in the Burning of the Imperial Capital prologue of Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse.
Like all non-scale versions, it’s more pricey (7,150 yen, or approximately $52), and larger than the 1/144 versions, standing at approximately 180 mm and featuring a much higher level of detail. It also launches in December 2022.
Both models are reprints of model kits originally launched a decade ago and have been out of production for years, relaunched thanks to the recent resurgence of the Muv-Luv franchise across games and anime.
You can see both in the gallery below.
If you’d like to learn more about the Muv-Luv series in general, you should definitely read our recent interview with creator Kouki Yoshimune and brand producer Kazutoshi “Tororo” Matsumura about the upcoming Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse and more.
During the latest event, we saw new trailers for the new games Muv-Luv Integrate and Muv-Luv Resonative, 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.