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Toy Tengoku – Episode 88 – Asuka Langley Shikinami

On this episode, we take a closer look at Flare’s Asuka Langley Shikinami figure from “Rebuild of Evangelion”! This isn’t your typical Asuka either, as she’s based on a design by famous illustrator Yamashita Shunya, who’s other work includes Kotobukiya’s “Bishoujo” figure line, as well as Max Factory’s PLAMAX series girls, and more. Check out all of her details with us, and watch until the end to see how you can enter to win her for your collection!

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Rebuild of Evangelion: Asuka Langley Shikinami

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  1. FREE TOY 😁😁😁

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  2. Win… haha! That figure makes Asuka look really mature, certainly different from most of the other figures of her that I’ve seen! I like the Rebuild reboot series of movies, lots of interesting deviations from the original story. Still waiting to see how it all ends, it’s got to be better than how the original ended right? 😛

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  3. I love Auska too, (I know people like Rei, and they’re annoying). I’d love to see a Mari.

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  4. I love Yamashita Shunya work, been a fan of the Kotobukiya statues but this one takes the cake, awesome!

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  5. Grew up watching the tv show on toonami and am enjoying the new movies asuka has always been a favorite of mine.

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  6. Shunya did a fantastic job on re-imagining everyone’s favourite Tsundere. Really gives off a more realistic and mature air to the figure. Would love to have this to go along with Alter’s Asuka 😆

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  7. Thats quite the spectacular figure, the painting seems to be on another level and the details look great, im sure its gonna look great on someones shelf, as for me im still waiting for Eva 4.0 but im kinda starting to lose hope we will ever see it

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  8. I don’t really like statues. It takes lot of spaces and not poseable. I like the boots though.
    Asuka’s face little bit odd similar like a porcelain doll.
    BTW I prefer Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi.

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  9. Oh God, another EVA figure?! Thanks for the opportunity!! I’ve always been looking forward to this figures, they have a very distinctive look to them!!

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  10. My favorite Eva character is Eva Unit 01. She sports my favorite colors and has that awesome berserk mode. Had chills when in Rebuild 2 when she goes all glowing and OP at the end. Wonder if there will ever be a bishoujo EVA 01.

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  11. For me Asuka is also the girl in the yellow dress <3 that’s what comes to mind when I think of her 🙂 but I love this figure it is quite sexy but also looks mature and badass! Very empowering <3

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  12. Wow! Well, lets start with the obvious comment 1st shallwe? Asukas figure is just gorgeous! Sexy beast yeah! The box presentation is perfect for display. The detail and color on Asuka is just Amazing! Definitely a prize to win. As for the video presentation, David you killed it! Love the camera work and the sountrack used was suited for this figure! Great work man!

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  13. Hello! This statuette looks fantastic, but I still prefer the original design of anime / manga personalities.

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  14. I love this style for Asuka. It makes her look badass while being sexy, especially with that spear!

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  15. This looks fantastic, would make a great addition to the collection.

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  16. I like a figure of the dad with his iconic closed hand pose

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  17. I think Asuka is my favorite character not just because of her personality but because of her color scheme love the red color.

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  18. really cool

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  19. Rei is my favorite. havn’t seen the new movies/series och seen the old series

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  20. When you want to take an instagram photo and they said to strike a pose

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  21. Ahhhh Asuka!! The promo images of this fig made her face look really wonky imo but she looks so good IRL!!

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  22. I adore Yamashita’s style. I have a few Street Fighter ones myself. I really dig the design in this piece.

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  23. Darn guuuuurl you look fine … even though I am not a fan Not even want to do anything with eva XD

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  24. SHE’S MIIIIIINE!!!

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  25. Super cool figure. Love Evangelion!

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  26. Still bummed out for not being able to get this series’ Rei Ayanami, and almost get a “heart attack” when this series’ Mari Makinami has been revealed in the recent WonFes 2019 Winter. By any chance, getting this one might provide some comfort.

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  27. Evangelion soon on Netflix I here.

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  28. I Wanna win her For my Collection !!

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  29. I haven’t even opened my Rei Ayanami yet.

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  30. Thats some nice looking Asuka there. Liked the character when i was still a kid especially during that berserk fight versus JSDF and MP Evas at the end.

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  31. My favorite character is Pen Pen.

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    • Mine, too!

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  32. Pip-pip da doodley-doo!

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  33. Awesome design on a classic character. Would love to win this figure.

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  34. My friend just ordered this version of Asuka.) I love Yamashita Shunya’s art. His Lady Loki is my fave Kotobukiya figures in my collection.

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  35. the figure is really perfect, really love it..i hope i can get one..

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  36. Fanatic use of the anime clip in the episode to highlight her personality! I really liked that bit! Also, her hair is great. It’s awesome when they pay attention to detail like how it parts in the plastic to make it seem more realistic.

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  37. This Asuka give me a new way to look at her character with mature theme. Never think I would get capture by that style of face before until this figure, surely would want this to my collection of Eva units.

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  38. Why Asuka is not red-haired… D:

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  39. Every time I see this figure’s face it keeps growing on me. The body sculpt and pose is perfect but compared to the original art, her face seemed too chubby/childish. Now seeing it up close, I see that it’s definitely not as bad as I thought and actually looks more realistic than the face in the artwork. At this rate I might end up getting two 😛

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  40. Nice video as always guys! Never considered buying myself a figure like this before but looking at it through the video it sure does look beautiful! Definitely wouldn’t mind having this one as my first!

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  41. Hobby Link TV is the best! I would not have known about this figure if not for your channel. thanks David and Lindsay for sharing this.
    I am an artist, a huuuuge fan of Yamashita’s art, collector of bishoujo and giant robots especially Evangelion. (Which reflects in my artworks) I missed the metal build Evangelion order but I would really really love to get this figure!

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  42. You can never go wrong with EVA. If I were to win this, I could enjoy my depression everyday I look at her :D. Not really. It does look like a very nice figure. Still waiting on the 4th movie~

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  43. She looks very stunning! <3 Asuka is definitely the most badass character out there!

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  44. Asuka looks so pretty O.O

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    • I forgot to login oops lol, above ^

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  45. Hmm, this statue is not personally in my taste, but I appreciate the detail.

    Oh! By the way, Kotobukiya DO make Marvel Bishoujo. There’s a massive line of them on their website.

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  46. I am a big fan of the series since 1998 and this figure would be an excellent addition to my collection. Azuka is one of my favorite characters of evangelion and this figure pays her tribute in a spectacular way I love the way she is portrayed for this figure, I love the finishing, the colors but above all I like the work of the artist to represent her in a different way but at the same time so familiar. Greetings from Mexico

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  47. :usuka:

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  48. Any one going to buy the Switch version of Final Fantasy VII on the 23rd? that will be my forth time I buying it.

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  49. Amazing~ Awesome~ Asuka~ Thank you ^_^

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  50. those thighs are oof but i liek some thiccthighs

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  51. Please, OH PLEASE OH PLEASE Pick Me!!

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  52. Asuka … I don’t remember her looking like this in the anime or the OVA series. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  53. Well this year is really melting my wallet, they keep coming out with really nice figures and kits.

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  54. Evangelion is something I’ve wanted to watch but still haven’t gotten around to :/

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  55. Asuka on time to wish us a happy Thursday

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  56. Huge fan of the artist. Lovely figure.

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  57. asuka looks freaking sexy, I love especially the facial details, i will love to win this one

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  58. I got really conflicted feelings, this looks gorgeous, but it is way different from the original Asuka

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  59. Amazing model, awesome channel as alaways!!

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  60. Wow, that’s quite the upgrade from what I remember from the show…

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  61. Looks very nice~

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  62. Lovely figure of Asuka. Unfortunately the Rei figure also designed by Yamashita is already out of stock at hlj, it would have been nice to see them side by side in the video.

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  63. Asuka is my very first waifu <3 The reason that I never won any prize until now is because I was accumulating my luck to win her! Oh, please! Luck, GO! XD

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  64. Asuka is one of my all-time favorite characters — I would love to add this piece to my collection! <3

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  65. Evangelion was the reason I start watching Gundam and any Mech anime, I Have Two Asuka figure would mind having another one.

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  66. I can’t get over how she keeps calling the character ‘Oscar’ T_T

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  67. That leotard is Cammy levels of high cut…

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  68. I am a big of Evangelion and i do not own a figurine or model kit of the serie as of yet. Last time I was in japan i bought the artbook of the second movie explicitly because asuka was on it. It would be great to have a figurine of here right beside it in my library.

    This is the book: https://otakumode.com/shop/521de6176ce0664b54000115/Groundwork-of-Evangelion-2-0-You-Can-Not-Advance-01

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  69. She looks bored, she needed an angry face. And WIN!

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  70. One of my favorite anime. Just get confused by the various versions and timeline.

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  71. I am loving the sculpt of this. It looks pretty bad ass!

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  72. Wow looks amazing!! Thanks for the review

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  73. I really like Shunya’s take on the Eva girls. He was able to create a different (but good!) design and still preserve the original’s “spirit”. Amazing stuff.

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  74. Really like the clear box on this one. I have figures that I don’t have display room for so I keep them in their boxes, but it’d a shame not being able to really see the figure without opening the box. [7:23] “Nice looking from any angle” lol I first saw the Rei figure at a con but didn’t know anything about it (wasn’t sure if it was a authentic figure due to the artists take on the character) and I regret not buying now.

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  75. Love the paint and sculpt of her legs 😀

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  76. sneakily steals the spear for gunpla

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  77. I love how they sculpted her face

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  78. I really like the transparent box

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  79. It’s definitely a very interesting take on Asuka.

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  80. That gloss paint shines as much as Lindsay :p

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  81. I love Shikinami’s design.

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  82. You can definitely see there’s a lot of effort put into this piece. I really like the variation of textures in the suit.

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  83. I can’t believe there are people who haven’t claimed their figures! I’ll take them off your hands if you’re still trying to give them away lol 😂
    Also, thanks for introducing me to Yamashita Shunya! I like the mature and more realistic look to many of his designs!

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  84. Great looking figure, rely love the design! Gloss paint rely suits it.

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  85. Wow she is gorgeous, perfect in every way!

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  86. Always loved lady characters with spears, she’ll go nicely with my Rei and Etna figures.

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  87. While I prefer Rei, this Asuka really is fantastic!

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  88. Flare is really hitting it out of the park with their statues. High quality releases, reasonable prices and doing subject matter you don’t really see out of some of the other brands. This figure is gorgeous and the box it comes in as equally as gorgeous.

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  89. Seeing that figure makes me want to watch evangelion again. Can’t wait for the next rebuild movie

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  90. Very different, very nice all the same!

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  91. The box is perfect if you want to tug at the one eyed willie without getting hot glue on the figure.

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  92. That figure is such a great version of Asuka Langley. Very well done.

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  93. BAKA SHINJI! BAKA BAKA BAKA! Pls come home to me best girl!!

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  94. I clicked on this video expecting to hear the best girl argument. I’m glad to see we are all on the same page. Asuka is best girl.

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  95. This kit looks awesome, fingers crossed

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  96. I saw the first figures from the Shunya Yamashita series and I think that they’re getting better with the time. Asuka just looks amazing. I think that the part that surprises me more is the box, really helps you to check all the details of the figure before you open it. Hope can add this figure to my collection!

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  97. HI I always hope to WIN a free model. Love HL

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  98. I love how this Asuka looks more mature & serious than her normal appearance & attitude in the series

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  99. Bit ashamed to admit, but Asuka was my first crush back when I was 13.

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  100. Love the face -design is so beautiful.

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  101. This is truly a stunning figure, the mature look suits her well. I would love to add this figure too my collection.

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  102. Asuka is definitely my favorite character from the show, i really like tsunderes and her red bodysuit is just amazing.
    Loving the more mature look of this figure.

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  103. Another awesome review of Asuka. Thanks.

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  104. Such a cool looking figure, I really hope I win this. Still hoping for that first time winning something ever.

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  105. It’s a really nice adaption of Asuka. Such a mature look. Been trying to start a figure collection but haven’t been able to start due to their prices.

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  106. Really like the box design. If it was sold on store shelves you would be able to see every detail before buying it.

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  107. Absolutely beautiful statue! This would look great next to Sinon on my shelf! Fantastic design and detail; the paint job is completely stunning! I love it.

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  108. Any time I see anything Evangelion related I can’t help but get excited for the upcoming movie. Let’s see how Anno messes with our brains this time

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  109. She’s got a serious expression, wielding a spear. Good sculpt. Sleek design. Looking forward to more of these figures and reviews.

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  110. Just awesome

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  111. Looks totally different from what I’m used too, but can already imagine her saying “Baka Shinji!”. Neon Genesis is what has gotten me into anime and manga. The figure does seems to resemble the Eva’s a lot more with the spear and the boots. Misato must be my all time favorite, still hunting for the 1:20th scale Renault Alpine A310 Fujimi kit with her on the hood .

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  112. I think in Evangelion my favorite characters are Asuka and Pen Pen, also my favorite weapon is the Longinus Spear so its easier to see a figure of Asuka with the spear than a sexy pose of Pen Pen with the spear, this is a very beautiful figure in all aspects.

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  113. Oh geez, just looking at this figure brings back so many memories from Evangelion and my childhood, the detail and design as well as the pose of the figure is definitely one of the best I’ve ever seen, wish I could have her in my display cabinet >-<

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  114. I really enjoyed watching Evangelion in my teens on VHS but towards the end it got weird real quick but the movies helped to explain things.

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  115. Rebuild 4 when

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  116. This Asuka is beautiful. Asuka is totally my favorite from Eva. Really like the episode where her and Shinji had to sync to kill that one angel.

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  117. From the yellow dress to the peaceful and sexy rebuild plug suit, she’s definitely one of my favorite characters of all times. I could still remember having her keychain on my wallet so that I could bring her wherever I go. Looking at the finely crafted model definitely brought back the good memories.

    PS: Good work on having nice close-ups shots for the review. Hope to see more good kit reviews

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  118. Detailed facial expression and good pose. Bring back memories of Evangelion.

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  119. This looks so awesome, yet the heels are so ridiculously impractical, it’s killing me…

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  120. i Love when the box allows you to see the figure in that way .If i win i would never open it.

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  121. I remember watching eva for the very first time; my tiny brain couldn’t comprehend it. lol Anywho that figure looks really exquisite!

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  122. The special edition of this one is bad ass too the one with the eye patch

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  123. Kotobukiya Scale figures are always a delight to have in your collection . This Asuka Langley is no exception .

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  124. What are the chances of a Shinji statue with EVA-00 legs?

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  125. This Asuka looks just gorgeous!

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  126. Kewl Statue! 😀
    Contest Winner please! 😀

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  127. wow, beautiful figure

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  128. Wow, beautiful! Big fan of Shunya Yamashita’s work. My best friend is obsessed with Asuka so I might have a hard time holding onto her.

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  129. Dime piece!!
    I may even like this more than the original. Would love to see REI come back as a reissue too

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  130. That is such a unique take on Asuka. I love it.

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  131. This figure is cool and all, but what I REALLY want is a garage kit painting tutorial by Lindsey now!

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  132. She looks beautiful, she looks like a model.

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  133. That face has got to be the best on any figure of Asuka I’ve seen in a while, I loved her in EVA and I’m stoked to watch it again when Netflix releases it.

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  134. Asuka, has always been my favorite character of Neon Genesis Evangelion!! She’s so tough and mean on the outside, but so fragile and weak in the inside. I just love, anime characters like that!! ✌😀

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  135. what a diff pose for Asuka, not bad

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  136. Asuka is such an amazing character and my favorite in the evangelion series. She has such a difficulty coming to terms with herself and the moments of intamacy with Shinji really being out the vulnerability in her. I love the statue and would love to have it as the first Eva statue I own and I’d love to make a review

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  137. Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed! 😀

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  138. One of the best figures I’ve ever seen- the workmanship on that beautiful face and hair, the striking pose and the stellar (glossy) paint job.

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  139. Any chance of Lindsay painting another figure on the show? 🙂

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  140. Wow! The sculpt and detail put into this figure is incredible! I was in japan a couple months ago and I remember seeing the promotion pictures of this figure at the EVA store in Ikebukuro and all over Akihabara. Evangelion has a place in my mecha heart. Thanks for awesome montage of the figure.

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  141. How detailed and beautifully painted this figure is so stunning amazing job done

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  142. plz me

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  143. Wow! Is soooo real Asuka!
    The details of the hair and the clear box. So good!
    Amazing figure and amazing Anime.

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  144. I think these kind of designs are very interesting, why? Well, remember the “curse of eva”? How the pilots don’t age because of unknown reasons, I feel like this gives us a little glimpse of what could the look have been if Asuka and Rei actually grow up. I my self am a fan of figures with nice detail, great sculpting with accurate anatomy and marvelous painting, like Asuka from Alter, the one from Max Factory or the one from Kotobukiya, in fact I have the one from Amakuni, I’m sure you have seen it, it’s a beautiful 1/6 scale figure. One thing I appreciate about this models is that you can actually see and feel the contrast between clothes, hair and skin, not just because of the color, but because of the texture and that’s what makes it feel life-like. Next one is Mari, looks marvelous with her giant rifle, hope you can review it too.
    Greetings!
    Btw, I’d be glad to have her next to my other figures. :3

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  145. Such a good looking figure! Asuka looks so mature and the colors look great. The box design is amazing and the base is simple and clean. came out really well. Im bummed I missed this and the one of Rei was beautiful as well. 🙂

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  146. That’s an impressive looking design.

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  147. Saw this figure up close in person when visiting Japan last month. Figure looks amazing but box was just too big to fit in my luggage 🙁

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