WonHobby 33 [Photo Report]


Lacking anime/determine occasions? There is not any must hop on a airplane – merely learn on to take pleasure in Japan’s newest figures via Good Smile Firm and Max Manufacturing unit’s WonHobby 33 exhibition!

Determine fanatics around the globe are particularly welcome to attend via a web-based exhibition that may run till 11:59 pm on June 6 (JST). You’ll be able to even get a really feel for what it is like on the bodily occasion in Akihabara (the place else?!) with a collection of particular livestreams! Along with gadgets already obtainable to preorder, look out for glimpses into the manufacturing course of via prototypes for but unreleased figures.

We had been fortunate sufficient to get a sneak peek, so here is a style of the WonHobby magic! Let’s begin off with an enormous spotlight of the occasion: this totally enchanting Cardcaptor Sakura determine.

Initially an illustration created to rejoice the 30th anniversary of iconic manga group CLAMP, it was delivered to life by the parents at Good Smile Firm, which is coincidentally at its 20th anniversary. It does not matter whether or not you favor shojo or shonen manga – this determine is actually a murals!

Shifting on, you will end up amongst all kinds of recent mates from the Pop Up Parade collection – in different phrases, nice figures that are not out to destroy your pockets! (Can you see Keanu Ree… er, Johnny Silverhand chilling along with his new buddies?)

Followers of hololive (a massively common VTuber group) are in luck this week – not solely is there a whole area devoted to its iconic members, however it additionally reveals prototypes for a bunch of figures we are able to’t anticipate! Get able to say ahoy to an alluring Houshou Marine, chow down on baked treats along with your favourite doggo, and a lot extra!

Talking of digital stars, we won’t overlook the one and solely Hatsune Miku! She could also be a timeless icon, however nostalgia is hitting us laborious with this fascinating Black Rock Shooter determine. Even with its prototype, now we have to admire each wonderful, gravity-defying element.

With Good Smile Firm concerned, it is unimaginable not to think about the Nendoroid collection and its numerous chibi cuties! You most likely seen some again on the hololive exhibit, however their adorableness undoubtedly warrants a separate part.

Thanks for making it to the top of our rundown! That being stated, that is nowhere close to all the fantastic figures at WonHobby, so take a look at the total album beneath to see displays from producers and types like Orange Rouge, Phat!, FREEing, Kadokawa, Aniplex, and extra. When you have time, come over and benefit from the official exhibition on the WonHobby web site!

It is a Tokyo Otaku Mode unique article with images by S. Takemori.