Today, November 29, marked the release of Atelier Totori Plus on the PlayStation Vita in Japan (it’s also on the Asian PSN store). Not only that, but in a mere spate of coincidence, today was also the day that Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for a 1/8th scale Meruru (from Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland) from figure maker Phat company.
Who’s Meruru, you ask? According to Good Smile Company’s Mikatan:
From the PS3 game ‘Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland’ comes a figure of Meruru, the main character in the game! The figure has a lovely bright and cheerful feeling to it, just like the original illustration by Meru Kishida. A figure of the 19-year old Totori that appears in Atelier Meruru is also currently in production to display alongside her!
Some pictures Mikatan provided in her preview of 1/8th scale Meruru:
It would have been a perfect storm had the 1/8th figure released today been Totori, of course. Only thing is, a 1/8th figure Totori in her 13-year-old form (that’s how old she is in Atelier Totori: The Apprentice of Arland and Atelier Totori Plus) had already been released a couple of months back.
That said, like Mikatan said, a new Totori figure is in the works, based on her 19-year-old appearance in Atelier Meruru – the third game in the series and a direct sequel to Atelier Totori – so that’s something to look forward to.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in owning a 1/8th scale figure of Atelier Meruru, be sure to make a pre-order at your favourite online or brick-and-mortar import retailer (Amiami ships internationally).
The 1/8th scale Meruru figure is slated for release sometime in May 2013.