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Anime Girls: 18 Cute Figures to Fawn Over This Year (Part 2)

Created 3/3/2022 2:18:20 PM in games | anime | figures |

Discover 18 cute anime girl figures hitting store shelves in 2022! The second blog in a two-part series.

2022 is in full swing -- and good gosh, what a time to be an anime fan!

Established franchises like Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan continue to wow us every week with their story and character progression, and new shows like My Dress-Up Darling have proven to be instant classics in their own right.

Of course, it's not just about shows: this year is shaping up to be an amazing one for anime figure collectors as well.

Today we're continuing our spotlight on 18 cute figures that are hitting shelves in 2022. We showcased the first group of game and anime girls back in December, so now let's take a look at the final nine who made the cut -- once again in order of release, but this time during the second half of 2022.

Ready to begin? Let's go!

 


 

Creamy Mami anime figure

#10: Creamy Mami

Name of figure

Creamy Mami 1/4 Scale Figure

Character quote

“I have no motivation at all…”

Release date

June 2022

Details

Beloved 1983 anime series Magical Angel Creamy Mami makes a comeback in the New Year with this amazing anime figure of titular character Mami, the idol with the magical wand!

Modeled after the anime's recording studio scene, the figure is another awesome blast from the past just like Haruhi above. After all, the positively 80's hairdo and those old-school headphones she's got on are nostalgic to the max -- and the way her eyes are drawn is a delightful throwback to the 80's and 90's style of animation.

If you're looking for something a little different to add to your anime collection this year, this cute offering could be just the ticket.

 


 

Alina Gray anime figure

#11: Alina Gray

Name of figure

Alina Gray 1/8 Scale Figure

Character quote

“I will craft you all into such beautiful pieces of art!”

Release date

July 2022

Details

One of the main antagonists from the popular smartphone game Magia Record, a spin-off of anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Alina finally gets to make her debut as an amazing anime figure.

It's poetry in motion as Alina's yellow-green hair flutters in the wind and her rainbow-colored skirt swirls magestically. While her dynamic pose and iconic hat aren't altogether unlike a certain member of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure cast, you can be sure that Alina is 100% a part of the kawaii culture universe.

It's interesting to note that, although Alina's character design portrays a certain innocence and purity, she's actually one of the main antagonists at the start of the Magia Record game. If looks could kill, indeed!

 

 


 

Shion anime figure

#12: Shion

Name of figure

Shion Bunny Ver.

Character quote

“Shion has constantly surprised us.”

Release date

July 2022

Details

Though 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, today is Rabbit Day in Japan (mimi, the Japanese word for "ears," can also mean "3-3") -- so here's another bunny suit figure for the road.

Rimuru Tempest's scintillating scretary and bodyguard from That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime shows off her voluptuous figure here, all dressed up in a vivid purple bunny suit and fishnet stockings made from the real material.

A far cry from the earnest yet somewhat hesitant Kaguya anime figure covered in Part 1, Shion simply oozes confidence in this iteration -- and she herself knows it too!

 


 

Hatsune Miku anime figure

#13: Hatsune Miku

Name of figure

Supercell Feat. Hatsune Miku: World is Mine (Brown Frame)

Character quote

"I'm the number one princess in the world.”

Release date

August 2022

Details

It's been more than 10 years since pop-rock band Supercell's World Is Mine -- and the original version of this Hatsune Miku figure that accompanied it -- hit store shelves. So as if to remind you and the rest of the world that she's still as popular as ever, World Is Mine Miku returns in this rerelease!

Hatsune Miku is undoubtedly one of the most noticeable figureheads of kawaii culture, having appeared in countless adorable iterations of herself in the form of Nendoroids, plushies, nesoberi, and other merch -- but it's always fascinating to see figure makers take a more realistic, adult approach like the one adopted here.

Kicking back atop what looks to be satin sheets with her blue-green hair trailing out about her, Miku looks like a true princess -- just like she says she is in the World Is Mine lyrics highlighted above. With that cool, hypnotic gaze of hers, this is one princess-slash-idol you won't want to cross!

 


 

Genshin Impact Mona anime figure

#14: Mona

Name of figure

Genshin Impact "Astral Reflection" Mona 1/7 Scale Figure

Character quote

"You kept me waiting so long I almost fell asleep.”

Release date

September 2022

Details

Mona is one of the first characters from the blockbuster open-world RPG Genshin Impact to get her own amazing anime figure!

This proud astrologist is always ready for action, and here it really shows. Using her Hydro elemental powers to summon a spiraling stream of water from beneath her heels, it's almost as if Mona is ready and willing to do battle all on her own -- no Elemental Reactions needed here!

Genshin Impact's world-building and character design is the pinnacle of mystical fantasy, and nothing exemplifies that more than Mona's witch-themed wardrobe. The blue palette is perfectly in line with her water-based attacks, and the gold trimmings add a certain refinement you would expect from someone well-versed in magic and mysticism.

Mona makes a splash in late 2022!

 


 

Saber Lily anime figure

#15: Saber Lily

Name of figure

Saber/Altria Pendragon (Lily): Festival Portrait Ver.

Character quote

"Aim steady...and charge straight!”

Release date

September 2022

Details

Every Master and their Servant needs some time off from their heroic escapades through time and space, so events like Chaldea Park are always a welcome change of pace -- especially as it gives you an insight into the normal, everyday lives of the characters in Fate/Grand Order.

Positively bouncing with energy and clinging to a colorful set of balloons emblazoned with the Chaldea Park logo, Altria Lily is just happy to be here -- and to see you of course! Donning a modest yet very cute shirt and dress ensemble, no doubt the Master of Chaldea feels the same way.

The figure's design is based on an official illustration for Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2019 ~Chaldea Park~. It's a nice, cheerful reminder of that year -- and a time before the current global pandemic had taken hold. Savor the happy memories by adding Altria Lily to your anime figure collection!

 

 


 

Sayu Ogiwara anime figure

#16: Sayu Ogiwara

Name of figure

Sayu Ogiwara

Character quote

“Will you stay by my side?”

Release date

October 2022

Details

Sayu Ogiwara, the eponymous runaway from Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, was a mainstay on popular character rankings throughout the Spring 2021 anime season.

It's been a year since Sayu and main character Yoshida-san graced our screens, but with the help of this charming anime figure she'll be able to live on in your memory for a good while yet!

Based on the illustration from the Higehiro Volume 1 Blu-ray, Sayu is crouched down on the side of the road in a pose we can't help but liken to her debut scene in the first episode. Maybe you'd better follow in Yoshida-san's footsteps and take in this high school runaway yourself!

 


 

Kasumi Yoshizawa anime figure

#17: Kasumi Yoshizawa

Name of figure

Kasumi Yoshizawa 1/7 Scale Figure

Character quote

Let’s do this, Senpai!”

Release date

October 2022

Details

Kasumi Yoshizawa from the immensely popular RPG Persona 5 Royal arrives once again in anime figure form! The folks at Good Smile Company released a Phantom Thief version in the past, but no doubt a Shujin Academy uniform iteration is exactly what fans have been clamoring for.

Not to be outdone by fellow student Ren Amamiya (read all about his ikemen anime figure in a previous blog post), star gymnast Kasumi shows you why she garners so much attention at the prestigious Shujin Academy -- with her svelte figure, glamorous yet graceful pose, and red-and-black aesthetic, it's no wonder the whole world is watching her every move.

If you're a fan of the Persona franchise, this Kasumi belongs in your hands!

 


 

Asuna Yuuki anime figure

#18: Asuna Yuuki

Name of figure

Asuna [Stacia, the Goddess of Creation]

Character quote

“Sometimes the things that matter the most are right in front of you.”

Release date

November 2022

Details

Lifted straight out of the pages of hit anime Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld, Asuna is set to make a grand entrance and set fans' hearts racing just in time for Christmas.

This figure recreates her official illustration as Stacia, the Goddess of Creation, in impeccable detail -- hair, dress, armor, and all. With sword effortlessly held aloft and ripple-like effects beneath her feet, the presentation invokes the idea of a true deity descending to Earth from the heavens. A goddess in every sense of the word!

Whether you’re a fan of SAO or not, there's no denying how epic Asuna looks here, and how great an addition she'd be to your anime figure collection!

 


 

Recap

Here's a quick summary of all the cute anime figures we introduced in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post.

  1. Kuroha Shida (Osamake)
  2. Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
  3. Aqua (Persona 5 Royal)
  4. Kurumi Torisaki (Date A Bullet)
  5. Ichika & Miku Nakano (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
  6. Yume Minami (SSSS.DYNAZENON)
  7. Mary Saotome (Kakegurui)
  8. Rena Ryugu (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU)
  9. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
  10. Creamy Mami (Magical Angel Creamy Mami)
  11. Alina Gray (Magia Record)
  12. Shion (That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime)
  13. Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid)
  14. Mona (Genshin Impact)
  15. Saber Lily (Fate/Grand Order)
  16. Sayu Ogiwara (Higehiro)
  17. Kasumi Yoshizawa (Persona 5 Royal)
  18. Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld)

Some of these have already been released, while others are still available for pre-order. Which one will you pick up first?

 


Cute anime figures galore

With all the different genres and franchises making an appearance in two-part blog post, it's safe to say that there's something for everyone when it comes to the wonderful world of anime figures.

What's even better is the fact that, in addition to the 18 entries in this list, there's dozens if not hundreds of new figures being released each and every year.

If you're looking to kickstart or expand your own collection of game and anime girls, be sure to visit our special anime product showcase. With thousands of Japanese store listings for figures, Nendoroids, miniatures, dolls, and more, you're bound to find your favorite characters in designs and poses you never knew existed!

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Over to You!

Who are some of your favorite game and anime girls?

How big is your anime figure collection at the moment?

What other cool anime merch besides figures do you own?

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About the Author

Jasmine is a Canadian otaku and university student who dwells in a harbor city on Vancouver Island. She dreams of one day becoming a magical girl — or a published author. Following the world of anime, manga, and Japanese culture since her days in high school, she now works as a freelance writer to spread her love and passion to the rest of the community — and invite new faces to it as well.

This blog post was edited and published by ZenPlus.

 


 

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3/3/2022