Optimus Prime and Megatron are now officially cute anime girls with Transformers Bishoujo【Photos】

Figure maker Kotobukiya transforms cartoon rivals into very unexpected shapes.

As one of the leading anime figure manufacturers in Japan, announcing a new recreation of a character is a day’s work for Kotobukiya. And given the popular aesthetic among otaku, it’s also no shock that his new figure has “Bishoujo” the Japanese word for “beautiful girl,” as part of his name.

But what is surprising is that Kotobukiya’s new figure is called Bishoujo convoyand although this name may initially seem to represent some kind of harem series, the truth is that Convoy is the name used in Japan for Optimus Primeleader of the forces of good in the Transformers franchise.

Yes, the latest muse in Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line of figures is none other than the fat transforming robot who commands the Autobots as they lead the battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Strange as the concept is, The designers at Kotobukiya really adapted a number of Optimus’ distinctive visual traits into the design of an anime girl character..

▼ Unpainted prototype of the Transformers Optimus Prime Bishoujo Statuette

To start, the figure’s shoes have wheels on the outer edgesmuch like the ones above Optimus’ ankles when he transforms into robot mode.

Instead of a cargo trailer, Bishoujo Optimus Prime has a wheeled suitcaseadorned with the Autobot badge, and the sunglasses she wears raised on her forehead evoke the eyes of the robot and the protrusion of the frontal machinery in the form of a crest. Another important accessory hangs around his neck, where Bishoujo Optimus rocks the matrix of leadershipand the untwisted wisps of hair that stand at the base of her buns are a calculated callback to the robot’s twin antennae.

Even the pose that Bishoujo Optimus is striking is meant for the old school Transformers fan nostalgia receivers. According to Kotobukiya, “You can’t talk about Optimus Prime without bringing up his signature line, ‘I’ve got an idea.’ We designed Optimus in a reliable and heroic pose, standing while raising his finger in the air.

▼ Moments like this were inspiration.

Of course, you can’t talk about Optimus Prime either without mentioning his nemesis, Megatronand so Kotobukiya is also working on a Transformers Megatron Bishojo Statue oppose Optimus.

Although there is no prototype for the Megatron figure yet, Kotobukiya is clearly committed to putting as much care into it as Optimus. “Even though he is the supreme leader of the Decepticons, Megatron is surprisingly cooler and much more forgiving of his subordinates than you might initially expect,” explains the company, adding that they “I really wanted her to hold the Fusion Cannon in her right hand, so we explored various poses while keeping in mind what she would look like alongside Optimus Prime.”

▼ Although their appearances have changed, their personalities seem to be the same as ever.

▼ In retrospect, since Kotobukiya also turned Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Pennywise into Bishoujo characters, maybe we should have prepared for something like this.

As is often the case with prominent but niche personalities, it will be some time before they are in the hands of customers, with Kotobukiya currently listing them as only “on sale in 2023,” with pre-orders slated for this summer, and pricing has yet to be announced. In their finished state, Bishoujo Optimus and Megatron will be pre-painted PVC figures, and while size specifications have not been revealed, Kotobukiya refers to them as “1/7 scale.” We’re guessing that means 1/7 the height of an average Japanese woman, which would be around 23 centimeters (9.1 inches), not 1/7 the height of Optimus and Megatron in their body forms. giant robots.

Source: Kotobukiya via IT media
Top picture: YouTube/KOTOBUKIYA TV
Insert images: YouTube/KOTOBUKIYA TV, Kotobukiya
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