Life-Size Statue of Oreimo's Ayase Previewed in 1/2-scale Prototype

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In honor of Tsukasa Fushimi's 10th anniversary since his debut as a light novel author with Jūsanban-me no Alice, fans were allowed to vote on which character from his more famous light novel series, Oreimo, would be converted into a life-size statue. The series' star Kirino was passed over in favor of her best friend Ayase with 40% of the vote.

A 3-D model of the statue's proposed pose was shown in September.

The team moved forward over the last few months and debuted a new prototype of the statue, albeit only 1/2-scale.

Because Kirino and Kuroneko also received a lot of fan support, statues of them will eventually be sculpted as well. Fans chose to have Kirino wear a maid uniform and to have Kuroneko strike a "nyan-nyan" (meowing) pose. (These votes were conducted via Nico Nico Douga's survey feature.) The statues will be sculpted by Figurex; details like prices and preorder dates are expected "in the fall and winter."

Megumi of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is also available as a life-size statue. The original magical girlfriend, Urusei Yatsura's Lum, has also been rendered this way.

[Via Otakomu]

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