Monday, July 27, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: Kotobukiya Panel

The future of the Marvel X Bishoujo Statue series was previewed with sneak peeks at two new character designs. Psylocke and Phoenix were formally announced during the Marvel Presentation at the Kotobukiya booth, co-hosted by Marvel’s Jesse Falcon. Following Rogue, the Black Widow and the Scarlet Witch, the Psylocke and Phoenix statues are coming in 2010.

Here are some teaser designs by artist Shunya Yamashita, that were printed in the Kotobukiya pamphlet. According to Kotobukiya rep Shingo Nakagawa, there was actually a poll conducted in Japan to see who they should do next: Psylocke and Phoenix!

Source: Tomopop.com

11 comments:

Adam said...

I know they are supposed to be sort of kitschy, but these statues really bug me. It's disturbing seeing my favorite marvel ladies as cutsey girls. It's kind of offensive.

Anonymous said...

Oh Yay we

Get to see two of my fave x ladies
ruined and distorted by

Cultures ugly and distorted art

Anonymous said...

Why are anime females so ditsy
this is offensive
You would not see male super heroes in this light

Anna said...

Stop being such drama queens. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

I for one am really excited about it. I love those cute bishoujo statues. The more Psylocke products out there, the better.

FSaker said...

I like it! Sure, she looks cutsey, but it's better than some Western slutty statues of hers that we've seen in the past...

I hope this poll in Japan where Betsy won (...okay, and Jean too) shows to the people working on the X-Men anime that she should be a part of the team this time! GO BETSY!!

Anonymous said...

Western and japanese statues both are equally slutty.
But I do think people are being a little to harsh they look nice to me so far =)

Anonymous said...

I wonder if storm will get one
You don't see black females in anime very much
=(

centurion said...

It's cute, but that's the style of those statues. Psylocke is pretty big in Japan. Can't wait to see what the final products look like.

Anonymous said...

I think the statues are awesome and they put them in nice feminine poses you just dont see in the western ones. This is good news dont know why people are moaning!

Xypha said...

I think they look good and would be great as collectables. The only thing I don't like about them is that they all wear heels! Maybe it's ok for Wanda and Rogue, but Natalia and Betsy?...

I think it'd be abit tricky for Psylocke to fight in heels and for Nat to be sneaking around in them:p

Ok, I know it's only a statue made to look good and I'm putting too much thought into it, but meh lol!

broken serenity said...

A She Hulk and Ms Marvel one would be nice, and maybe a Storm or Kitty Pryde one down the line since kitty should be pretty easy to do an anime version of.