Clayz is going to release the Kirisame Marisa ( 霧雨魔理沙 ) non-scale 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 November 2009, 7,000 yen.
Kirisame Marisa! One of my farovite Touhou girls! And the sculptor is Miyagawa Takeshi ( 宮川武 ) from T’s system! =D When it comes to certain popular sculptor, people either like him or hate him especially for those who has really strong style of his own. Miyagawa Takeshi is one of my favorite sculptors and I like his work a lot. But like I said, I lot of people hate him. There are 2 main reason why people hate him.
The first reason is almost all of the figures that he made share the same face, LOL. Well, not really the *same face, but they all look really similar. Each to their own, I really don’t mind they all look alike. Actually I think that it’s really MOE. XD
The second reason is Clayz. If you check out the sculptors of the recent PVC figures from Clayz, most of them are sculptured by Miyagawa Takeshi. As you know Clayz always screw up the PVC figure in the final production stage, so it gives a really bad impression for people that “Miyagawa Takeshi + Clayz = Bad”. The problem is on the Clayz side not Miyagawa Takeshi side, but people just don’t care and think that “Miyagawa Takeshi = Bad”. This is really sad.
Btw, the new Touhou game is pretty hard. I couldn’t even pass Stage 3 in normal mode. (T T.
|——Description from Wikipedia——
Kirisame Marisa (霧雨 魔理沙)
Marisa is the secondary main character of Touhou games 3-12, although she makes her first appearance in the second game (Story of Eastern Wonderland) as an enemy. Marisa is a human magician who lives in a cluttered house in the Forest of Magic. She is friends with Reimu and visits her often, but otherwise is solitary and spends most of her time researching magic. She is also an avid collector stuffing her house with various items, and would go “borrowing” things from others without returning them. She is selfish, sometimes violent, and has a disagreeable manner. Underneath, though, she is honest and a hard worker. This makes it strange that she is friends with Reimu, whose powers are purely from talent while she had to work very hard to get her own to the same level. Her ability is high-level destructive magic. In the games, her attacks are characterized by stars and lasers. Consistent to her “borrowing”, many of her spells are lifted from other characters, such as her signature “Master Spark” which was originally Yuka’s, or her “Nondirectional Laser” attack, which was originally Patchouli’s attack.
Touhou 12 stage 1: Marisa (Hard Mode)
Official Team Shanghai Alice homepage