Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Good Smile Company Designs Brand-New Cardcaptor Sakura Figure for 15th Anniversary

Figuremaker Good Smile Company is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a brand-new 1/7-scale Cardcaptor Sakura figure. The figure is based on an entirely new design drawn by CLAMP and sculpted by Takayuki Kawahara. It has so far only been shown unpainted and is currently on display until May 5 at the Animate AKIBA Cultures Zone in Tokyo, Akihabara.
Good Smile Company's will also reveal its 600th Nendoroid, a tie-in with the Grand Summoners smartphone game, and exhibition event, and more as part of the festivities.
The magical girl is in the midst of her own 20th anniversary. The original Cardcaptor Sakura magical girl manga series ran in Nakayoshi from May 1996 to June 2000, and Kodansha published 12 volumes of the manga from November 1996 to July 2000. SuperGroupies has released Cardcaptor Sakura jewelry, pillows, watches, umbrellas, loungewear, wallets, and actual dresses.
A sequel manga series taking place during Sakura's first year of junior high will launch in Nakayoshi magazine's July issue on June 3.

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