Good Smile Company is going to releae Yuri ( ゆり ) 1/8 PVC figure from the anime “Angel Beats!” ( エンジェルビーツ ), a joined project of Key, Aniplex, Dengeki G’s Magazine, and P.A. works. Will be released in April 2011. Around 195mm tall, 5,524 yen.
**This is not a photograph of the figure. It’s the 3DCG data used to create it.**
For those who don’t know, this Yuri figure is actually created entirely from 3DCG. They make the model with 3D program and port it out with 3D sculpting machine. As you can tell form the price tag, they can keep the cost low with this 3DCG method. It is not something new. This is actually how plastic model being made nowadays. And GSC have done this with Nendoroid for a long time too.
Personally I don’t really like it. Somehow I think it is lack of something, like missing the sculpture spirit. As an so-call artist myself (I’m a graphic designer for those who care), I really feel “WOW” when I see a nice sculpted figure. But now I really don’t feel a thing when I know that this Yuri is made out of 3DCG. 3DCG is way too easy to make things perfect (I’m a 3D modeler too btw) compared to hand craft something out of clay.
Oh well, that is just my point of view as an artist. But on the other hand, as a poor figure collector, I really love how GSC can keep the cost low like this. I’m not surprised at all if GSC charge us 7,800 yen for her! Angel is on her way too. She should be annoucned before the end of this year. Since they’re so cheap, I think I’ll buy both of them! =D
——Description from Manufacturer——
The girl who vowed to fight against her fate.
From the anime Angel Beats! comes a 1/8th scale figure of Yuri, the leader of the SSS – the group formed to fight back against God.
The pose is based on a key visual from the series which featured Yuri posed with a confident smile beaming across her face with her gun pointed down towards the ground. Her hair, scarf and dress are all being blown up in the wind creating a very dynamic feeling to the posing, plus the greatest care has been put into every part of the figure, including even the smallest details on the gun.
Tenshi is also on her way to join Yuri, so look forward to her upcoming announcement!
Angel Beats! OP