Hobby Japan is going to release the Hakurei Reimu ( 博麗霊夢 ) 1/8 PVC figure from the doujin danmaku shooting game series “Touhou Project” ( 東方プロジェクト ) by the circle Team Shanghai Alice ( 上海アリス幻樂団 ). Will be released in July-August 2011. Around 180mm tall, 6,800 yen (taxed in) + Shipping & Handling . Hobby Japan Monthly Magazine mail-in exclusive.
Recently ZUN, the creator of Touhou, changed the Touhou copyright guildline. In the old days, ZUN opened the copyright to the public so anyone could create any Touhou stuff and sold them freely as long as
- Sold them in doujin store/event
- Sold them online
But after the changes, now basically you CANNOT
- Create any 2D animation (I guess Maikaze really pissed ZUN off)
- Sold them on sofware stores like App Store, Android Market, XBox 360 Indies
- Make ero Touhou stuff
Beside those, now all the cooperation need to get the permit to manufacture any Touhou stuff. You can read more info on Gensokyo.org here. This is a really big shock to the Touhou community. So we might not have any ero Touhou doujinshi and product like Dakimakura, or maybe even GK and figures!!! Let’s see if ZUN will change his mind later. =(
Oh, by the way, this Hakurei Reimu is Hobby Japan Monthly Magazine mail-in exclusive. For those who want to get her, you need to get the Hobby Japan monthly magazine 2011 Vol.03 or 4, fill in the order form that comes with the magazine and mail it to Hobby Japan before March 22, 2011. Or you can just order her from our sponsor Big in Japan here.
[Touhou Illustration collection] All Hakurei Reimu