Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

Late last year, Kotobukiya showed us the official prototype images of Sakuya (Seraphim Mode) and it looks fantastic. The moment I saw that figure, I immediately did some research and discovered that Sakuya has 2 modes in Shining Ark. The “Seraphim” and “Violet” modes. I then preordered the figure knowing that Kotobukiya will announce “Violet” next.

Sakuya (Mode: Seraphim)

Sakuya (Mode: Seraphim)

Sakuya (Mode: Violet)

Sakuya (Mode: Violet)

A month later and I was surprised when I learned that It was in fact Alphamax who will handle the Sakuya “Violet” figure and not Kotobukiya. I have no idea why but I’m sure it’s a character licensing issue. It’s still good news for us since both Kotobukiya and Alphamax are great figure manufacturers specially when it comes to characters designed by Tony Taka. Figure slated July 2014 for ¥12,800.

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Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

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Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

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Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

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Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

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Preview | Alphamax: Sakuya (Violet Mode)

Figure Info

  • Character: Sakuya
  • Release Date: July 2014
  • Origin: Shining Ark
  • Brand: Alphamax
  • Artist(s): 2% (Sculptor)
  • Version: Violet Mode Version
  • Scale: 1/8
  • Price: ¥12,800

Series Info

Shining Ark (シャイニング・アーク) is a role-playing video game developed by Media.Vision and published by Sega for the PlayStation Portable. It was released on February 28, 2013 in Japan.

Plot
A boy named Fried lives in Arcadia, a faraway island with ancient ruins. One day Fried sees a mysterious girl named Panis who has one black wing. Panis has an innocent personality and the miraculous power to gather animals by singing. Amazed, the islanders begin to call Panis an "angel".

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