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I peruse Ani chart anichart.net/Sp... and MAL myanimelist.net... all the time looking at what anime’s I have missed and what anime’s are coming out in the near future. This got me to thinking about other people and their watching habits and just what this means to the figurine world.

Here is what I mean by this. Let me use Darling in the Franks as an example. I knew nothing of this series when I saw it announced a few months ago on Ani Chart. It seems to be doing rather well as an anime but what figurines are going to come from it. I can see people making 002 figurines and a few others maybe but mostly 002 figurines. Now this series is current and I have no access to MFC here at work as it has been banned for view so I can’t see if any figurines have been announced from that series.


More to the point is I was wondering if any of you look at either Ani Chart or MAL to see what is up coming and to see if any great characters could be made into figurines. Spring looks promising for me with the amount of series I want to look at. I am pretty sure that we will get new DXD figurines announced ( Akeno and Rias) but there are many more series that could have characters made into figurines. I wonder which one will be popular enough to warrant a figurine company to take a gamble and make new prototypes. We need better figurines of Xenobia and finally one of Asia.


There is so much out there from the spring schedule that I could see for figurines. Full metal panic! The Mecha in this series looks cool. Though I am not a huge mecha fan I would consider getting this one if it were well made.


There is Persona 5. We have had other persona figurines and this series will no doubt draw interest in it from former viewers. So again that series could get some figurines announced.


I could go on and on including going in to the summer line up but you get the picture of where I am going with this blog. Have you looked at the upcoming series and seen any characters that you would like to be made into figurines?

Thank you for reading and as always I look forward to comments below.

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lightningmaid 不思議な
I do check Anichart whenever we're close to a new anime season, but I don't really look forward to any figures from series. I'll wait and watch who I like, but still I don't really think of a future figure. An exception is of course if I like the character so much, I do hit up MFC and check for any figures in the making.
A figure from one of Netflix's latest anime would be cool! Like Koku from B: The Beginning.

A.I.C.O was great as well but it's can be difficult to make figures out of the characters.
I more-so look at the upcoming shows and think "Oh, that character looks nice I hope I like the show, them, and then they get a figure." Lol. I will start a show if I see a figure I like though.
I check MAL frequently, but when I'm checking out the next season's shows, I never really look at a new show and think about the figures that could come from it. :>
Looking forward to the new Full Metal Panic more than anything and I'd love to see the Mecha get released and a new Chidori and a Teletha Testarossa figure.

More Beatless figures is something I'd love to see too, I'd love to see a Kouka and the other HiE's get figures released too.
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Beyblade is still alive? Wow.

I'd like a figure of the main protagonist of Golden Kamuy and some more figure love for Beatless.
I'm expecting some Violet Evergarden figurine eventually
Most shows that capture my attention and make me want merch of them (can't fork out for every moderately decent show out there) rarely get figures, it seems. I'm not alone in having wanted a Kobayashi nendoroid from Dragon Maid, any I'd still kill for any figures from Monster Musume (apart from Miia whomst I still really want despite her QC issues because she's all we've got).
Even great, long-running shows like Natsume Yujinchou took a little while to get good figures and only Alter's is a 'mainstream' release (he's gorgeous though). Galko-chan was a really lucky example of a great character who got a decent handful of figures compared to the amount of screen time she has.

I feel there's a handful of shows each season that get 'picked' for figures, but in general there's not all that much going on in your options, which is unfortunate. I find I personally get more excited about announcements based on artworks than season trends.

I'm not complaining too much tho. I'm really happy with the announcement of Yurucamp nendoroids this year at wonfes, since me and my housemate adore it!
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