Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buriki's Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Illustrations Book-Bound

Visual collection coming, certain to salt the wounds of figure-collecting Haganai fans.

Figure collectors continue to be tormented by the lack of decent pieces of the occasionally spectacled but always spectacular cast of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai; despite a successful first cour, a second coming in January, a backlog of gorgeous illustrations to work with, and a considerable volume of options already released, figure renditions of the members of the Rinjin-bu tend to look like they've stepped in something unpleasant.  The issue is most certainly not the fault of series character designer Buriki, as several perfectly serviceable PVC renditions of Erio Towa from his work on Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko exist on the market. 

As found on your favorite Japanese media import sites late last month, the good folks at Media Factory shall add to the torment of figure fanciers in late February 2013 with the release of their Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Pictures Collection.  While details are forthcoming, we can be certain that the book will be full of Buriki's distinct style with his edgy, roughly hewn female characters in poses and costumes and facial expressions that sculptors will continue to struggle with mightily. 

Thanks to Hobby Search for the image.
The first print edition of the book will come with an edited, full-color copy of the first volume of the Haganai manga.  Details are scant, but I'm hoping that the book focuses on actual character illustrations and spares us the episode storyboards and recaps that most visual collections delve into. 

Contrary to most figure options, the members of the Rinjin-bu are not always dour.  Yozora, maybe, but not all of 'em.  Thanks to the folks at for the image.

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