Making a splash in her swimsuit, the Senran Kagura series staple Yozakura is here! This figure is manufactured by Hobby Stock and produced by Wing.
Yozakura is a 1/6 scale figure and stands around 22cm tall. She includes an alternate body part to reveal her “damaged” state – in other words, to let her boobs out.
You can pre-order Yozakura now from various stores, including AmiAmi and Nippon Yasan. She’s up for sale at a ¥20,000 RRP (tax excluded) and is currently scheduled to release in August, 2019.
This one caught me by surprise! Senran Kagura tends to mostly put out figures of Yumi (who is overwhelmingly popular), so seeing a Yozakura is kinda neat. She’s not my favourite shinobi, but I do have a soft spot for her because of her badass Big O style gauntlets.
In regards to the figure itself, the prototype photos look pretty promising. Although I’ve never heard of Hobby Stock (who seem to have made only a handful of figures so far) their past work looks quite solid. Wing is more of a known quality, and they have a good rep as far as I can tell.
I don’t think this figure is a must have for me, but it does look really nice overall. I like the dynamic pose and expressive face. The price is perhaps a bit high for what’s on offer, but it does include the extra cast-off torso. It’s always nice to have that cast off option. Perhaps if I could pick it up cheaper later on, I’d consider it.
Funnily enough, Yozakura seems to be the first of two currently announced Senran Kagura figures from Hobby Stock – and the other is, of course, Yumi. I’m interested to see how that one turns out.