Griffon Enterprises is going to release the Maid of the Scarlet Devil Mansion Izayoi Sakuya ( 紅魔館のメイド 十六夜咲夜 ) 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 190mm tall, 6,800 yen.

“Maid! Knee socks! Head Padder!” ( メイド! ニーソ! パッド長!), here is the Head Padder Maid Izayoi Sakuya! There are so many nicknames in the Touhou world, such as “Red White” (Reimu), “Black White” (Marisa), “China” (Hong Meirin), “(9)” (Cirno), and “Head Padder” (Sakuya). Poor Sakuya, coz of her breasts size keep changing in different version of Touhou, Touhou fans suggested that she pads her breasts. XD

It’s unbelievable! 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——

Sakuya Izayoi ( 十六夜 咲夜 )

  • Species: Human
  • Ability: Manipulation of time
  • Residence: Scarlet Devil Mansion

Stage 5 boss, and a playable character in Touhou games 7-9, and 10.5. Sakuya is the only human living in the Scarlet Devil Mansion, yet she is also the head maid. The official fanbook suggests she had been a vampire hunter before she began working in the mansion, but she was defeated by Remilia Scarlet who pitied her and gave Sakuya her current name. Though she looks about sixteen like the other girls, Sakuya has the ability to slow, stop and possibly reverse time. She seems to have been serving Remilia for a long time and may be far older than she looks. Socially, she interacts mainly with the others in the Scarlet Devil Mansion.

Her talents are cooking, knife throwing and time manipulation. The latter two abilities characterize her appearances in-game, and led to frequent parodies in reference to Dio Brando of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, who also controls time and throws knives. This reference goes so far as Sakuya using some of his poses in a game. She is often associated with dogs by other characters because she is serving as a demon’s “faithful guard dog” even though she is a full blood human. Due to the inconsistent artwork depicting her bust between games, doujinshi often make fun of her by indicating that she pads her breasts.

The Cruel Sisters and the Suffering Maid
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Official Team Shanghai Alice homepage
http://www16.big.or.jp/~zun/

via Griffon Enterprise