Neon Genesis Evangelion’s iconic female leads Asuka Langley Sohryu and Rei Ayanami receive what must rank as one of their most striking, and erotic, figure adaptations to date, with a most original design, owing much to the great Shunya Yamashita.
E2046 were kind enough to provide some agreeably detailed shots of the figures:
Both figures share the same construction, as you might expect; they are large and well built 1/6 scale (26cm) garage kits. Simple assembly, but mercifully no painting, is required.
The custom base is a very nice touch, both from an aesthetic perspective, and likely a marketing perspective too.
Asuka here is undeniably stunning:
The reimagining of the plugsuits, which already have a considerable following, in this manner is rather striking. As is the careful, and not excessive, move towards realism in the sculpting.
Few would have a problem with the traditional anime stylings, but in the case of this duo, it is almost overdone. Now if only the same could be done for Haruhi and company…
I’m afraid bandages aren’t really to my taste, but otherwise this is an undeniably appealing Rei:
She owes her design largely to Shunya Yamashita:
The cast off function is actually handled by a magnetic part…
As you can see from the base, the pair are very much intended as a pair (though of course you could just display them on different bases); so much so, in fact, that there is a modest discount for buying them as a set.
Even should their designs not be to your liking, I think you’ll agree it is nice to see such original takes on characters who have become a figure staple, perhaps even staid.
Much the same could be said for the realistically sculpted Yoko we saw recently, so seeing any more such figures should be a pleasure.