Remember when I said that MaxFac’s Nagato would be my first and only character figure purchase?
Well, forget what I said. The moment I laid eyes on Kino I knew I had to set aside a place in my anime bookcase just for her.
Pictures, stats and all the rest are available on Good Smile’s official website. She’s due out in December 2007; I’ve already sent in a pre-order via HLJ. My thanks to doubleblader for bringing her to my attention via this post.
I must say, my otakuhood is developing in ways that I find quite surprising. For one thing, I’ve never really thought of myself as a figure person; all this time I’ve been funneling my money into books, magazines and DVDs. MaxFac’s Nagato was simply a natural consequence of my infatuation with the character – or so I thought at the time. Now I’ve just committed myself to buying a figure that’s months away from being released (ergo, hasn’t even been reviewed yet so I don’t know what I’m getting into) and one that depicts a character who isn’t even among my all-time favourites (although I do have a very high opinion of Kino and the series she came from). Why?
Nothing, really – I just thought the figure looked nice.
Have I crossed into the Dark Side? Are the bells of bankruptcy already pealing for my poor defenceless soul?
May Nagato preserve us all.