Friday, June 27, 2008

Motoko Kusanagi by Alpha

A little known company called Alpha produced this Motoko Kusanagi figure of Masamune Shirow's "Ghost in the Shell" anime and manga series. Major Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg employed as the squad leader of Public Security Section 9, a fictional division of the real Japanese National Public Safety Commission. "Ghost in the Shell" is a highly acclaimed 1995 anime film that wowed audiences worldwide. In the opening credits, the numbers that flow in the background are actually computer codes for the different names of the staff who worked on the movie. These flowing numbers inspired the Matrix digital rain.

Nice headsculpt from Alpha - very anime-like. Nice BIG .... eyes!!

Major Kusanagi's weapons - seburo K-1C, seburo C-26A and seburo K-287-4C

Motoko suiting up - must be quite cold coz her chest's looking all perky ;p

Ready to kick some bad guy's a$$

The headsculpt and weapons are nice but the suit and belt is disappointing :(


Freakctc said...

I own this particular version of Motoko, and like how her Head sculpt and colors look. The only real disappointment I have is the clothing and weapons. If I could acquire the clothing and weapons from the Takara version, it would be as close to perfection as I could get. I wonder if it would be worth it to get a hold of a Takara version and just do the clothes swap?

Anonymous said...

I just bought a Motoko Kusanagi Image Version"figurine" by Alpha from an antique dealer and I can't find much information on it. I am able to find other versions but not this particular one. just looking for someone that can help with some information.