Lilics Art Storm is going to release the Maru & Moro ( マルとモロ ) 1/8 PVC figure from the manga/anime “xxxHolic” written by CLAMP. Will be released in May 2009. Around 120mm tall, 6,800 yen.
If you remembered my bookself, I have a lot of CLAMP’s manga. I used to love CLAMP a lot when I was in college. I bought almost every single manga that they had. And I bought the monthly manga magazine “Nakayosi” just to read Rayearth (and Sailormoon =P )
All the CLAMP manga that I have now
But somehow I got tire of their stories and their comprehensive world view ( 世界観 , is it how to call it in English? ). I felt really uncomfortable when I started to read xxxHolic and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle so I dropped them.
Anyway, let’s come back to these figures. I think they look pretty nice, and the price is really great. 6,800 yen a 1/8 two figures set is a steal. The only flaw that I can see is the kimono and the twin tails of Maro (blue hair girl). The kimono looks kind of rough and looks too thick. And the texture on Maro’s twin tails looks really out of place. If they can smooth both the kimono and her hair in the final product, it would be prefect. =]
Overall this is a really great figure set, 6,800 yen a reall great deal. You better pre-order them now if you want to get them. Otherwise I believe they might be sold out in a week of so after they are released.
——Description from Manufacturer——
Marudashi and Morodashi
From CLAMP’s popular work “xxxHolic” come the blue haired Maru and the pink haired Moro – the two mysterious girls who live in Yuuko’s shop, sold together as a single set. The pose was taken from an illustration seen in the first volume of the manga.
In sharp contrast to their normal personalities, the girls are posed wearing flowing kimonos in a rather erotic pose, pushing the yuri factor for this figure super high! You can even see their detailed knee socks through the opening between the kimonos!
xxxHolic anime OP
Official xxxHolic and Tsubasa OVA homepage