Touhou Project Scarlet Devil Remilia Scarlet 1/8 PVC figure by Griffon Enterprises

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Griffon Enterprises is going to release the Scarlet Devil Remilia Scarlet ( 紅い悪魔 レ ミリア・スカーレット ) 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 September 2009. Around 160mm tall, 6,800 yen.

The mistress of Scarlet Devil Mansion Remilia! As you can tell from her loli appearance, she is one of my favorite girls in Touhou. Being a vampire, she has many weak points such as sunshine and water. Although she is the final boss of Touhou 6, I think she is pretty weak compared to other final boss like Yukari or Yuyuko, or even her little sister Flandre. In the official Touhou manga “Silent Sinner in Blue”, she got beaten in no time when they arrived the Moon. This is kinda sad. =(

It’s unbelieveable! Griffon Enterprises is releasing the Touhou PVC figures!!! For those who don’t know, the creator of Touhou, ZUN, is a really nice guy. He let everybody free to sell any Touhou item without his permission, but can only sell them as limited quantity items in the doujin event (e.g. Comiket), doujin store (e.g. Toranoana), and online store. He strongly restricts any commercial sale of Touhou stuff. That’s why although Touhou is sooooo popular, you don’t see many Touhou items around. Since PVC figures are mass production items and Griffon Enterprises isn’t a doujin circle at all. I’m so supprised that ZUN gives Griffon permission to do so.

2:40am update: Now I know why, coz these Touhou figures are only available at selected stores. Check here

——Description from Wiki——

Remilia Scarlet (レミリア・スカーレット)

  • Species: Vampire
  • Ability: Manipulation of fate
  • Residence: Scarlet Devil Mansion

Final boss, and a playable character in Touhou 7.5, 8, and 10.5. Remilia is the vampiric mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion who claims to be descended from Vlad III Dracula although she is not. She is known as the Scarlet Devil as when she feeds, the blood of her victims stains her dress red. Apart from her unpleasant needs, she’s hardly malicious enough to deserve such a title; merely childish, even though she’s over five hundred years old. Although being a vampire is normally a lonely life, she has a good relationship with her many employees (including Sakuya and Meiling) Reimu is one of the few humans who tolerates her, and Remilia seems quite fond of her in turn. Marisa also gets along with her in exchange for access to her library. Her power is the control of fate (which has never been overtly demonstrated in the games). She prefers melee fighting to danmaku, but when she does resort to the latter, she is fond of red round bullets.

Touhou 6 – Scarlet Gensokyo
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Official Team Shanghai Alice homepage
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/

via Griffon Enterprise