Gothic Lolita Rei (Evangelion) Kotobukiya

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This figure is of Rei from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, although Rei never wore an outfit of this type in the series (at least not that I remember). Rei in this outfit was created to accompany the Asuka you see there in the back. I believe the Asuka outfit and pose was based off of a random drawing made by the original creator. This pair was made by Kotobukiya and are actually Kotobukiya US figures. What is a  Kotobukiya US figure you ask? They’re figures that Kotobukiya release directly to the US and are sold at a reduced price, from what I’ve seen they do not differ from the Japanese figures at all. They just have a much nicer pricetag on them, these guys cost me $35 a pop. Well worth the money, they look simply wonderful together. Although you have to wait longer then the Japanese street date to get them.

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I mentioned this in the hauls post with Rei, but I bought Rei just to accompany Asuka (basically an ornament to make Asuka look even better) but I like this Rei more then I like the Asuka! In the prototype pictures I thought the hat looked dumb, but the way I have her on my shelves she looks damn cute in the hat, it pulls the outfit together nicely. I took the hat off for the pictures where I do a 360 around the figure because it falls off real easy when you move her. It’s quite stable if you’re not actively touching Rei though.

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I actually took twice as many pictures as you see here. I took a ton with my standard old white poster background. But when I was reviewing the images I realized how much better these pictures turned out even though I used the same lighting scheme for both. I guess it’s better to use cloth for a background since it’s less reflective? Well either way her skin had a tone to it that I didn’t like when I used the poster board background. So here on out I’ll be using nothing but cloth!

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I definitely have a gothic lolita figure fetish and it seems like the figure industry figured that out this year. There are just so many frilly/lovely/elegant gothic lolita figures coming out, there are so many of all my favorite characters that I can’t keep up! I’m actually not a HUGE Evangelion fan but I admire the female cast quite a bit, they were really designed with great beauty and care. So it’s hard to resist well done figures of them.

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10 Responses to Gothic Lolita Rei (Evangelion) Kotobukiya

  1. Blowfish says:

    Interesting turn of events…Buying Rei to support Asuka and liking her more in the end ^^

    35$? Thats a steal!

    If i recall it right there was a GothLoli drawing depicting Asuka from way back and they just designed a Rei to accompany her.Cant remember a drawing of Rei in such an outfit

  2. Otaku Dan says:

    holy crap, 35 dollars for that figure is awesome. I would like to get both of those figures someday

  3. Persocom says:

    I think I also prefer the Rei out of the two. Very nice figures for such a good price!

  4. xJAYMANx says:

    @Blowfish: LOL, thanx for the link. ^_^

    @Lovely: Nice! Can’t get one without the other. Glad I’m not the only one with a fetish for “Evangelion Gothloli” pairs, lol. In my case, times two. ^_~

  5. lovelyduckie says:

    @ OtakuDan – Before the recent rise in figure prices Kotobukiya US prices were even lower at about $27.99. At least that’s what it cost me to pre-order their Belldandy in her Goddess outfit.

    @ Blowfish – Ah you’re right and here I was ready to tip my hat off to Kotobukiya for creating such a unique Rei design. Although I def prefer this Gothic Lolita Asuka to her other outfit in that link. I’m not a fan of dresses with big shoulders.

    @ xJaymanx – Ah does that mean you have the Rei that was recently re-released of her with the chain around her neck? I think I remember a black corset top with a white frilly skirt.

  6. xJAYMANx says:

    @Lovely: And u would be correct, lol.

    But wait~ when was the re-release? I acquired mine in Dec 2006. Was that the first release? But my 1/6th resin-chained Rei has the white corset with black skirt. Same one you’re thinking?

  7. lovelyduckie says:

    @ xJaymanX – For some reason I’m having issues loading the posts on you blog so I can’t see what you linked (I know I saw correctly before too so this frustrating). If what you linked is the Amie-Grand one then yes, pre-orders are currently open for the re-release of her.

    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10081330

    She has a white top and a black skirt you are correct

  8. xJAYMANx says:

    @Lovely: Hmm, that’s the right figure, but for some reason, it’s listing both PVC at the top, then polystone in the description. Mine is *not* the PVC version, lol.

    P.S. I think I fixed the blog issue. I finally decided to remove the “snowstorm” Javascript effect, lol. >_<

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