I know it’s been a while since we’ve had any updates here on the English blog, but I’m finally back with our latest behind-the-scenes interview with the developers of ”Saber of RED” from Fate/Apocrypha. This time’s guests are hama from planning and sculptor Hattori!
hama: You can read about my love for Fate/Apocrypha in the Rider of Black interview from last time, so this time I’m going to focus on the character selection process!
In the original novels, this Saber is super strong and cool, and one of my favorite characters, so I absolutely had to make a figure of her. It was super exciting when she appeared in the anime! Her relationship with her master is fun to watch, and I really liked her casual outfit, so she was the natural choice to follow up the casual version of “Rider of BLACK.”
hama: I wanted a pose that would show off the character’s strength and confidence, so the sculptor and I worked together to come up with this pose.
Hattori: Hey everyone, it’s the sculptor for Saber of Red, Hattori. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the Kotobukiya blog! Don’t worry, I’m still alive and well!
When it comes to Mo-san, it’s an absolute necessity for a strong, sturdy pose that shows off her haughty attitude, and I wouldn’t settle for anything less! And of course I wanted to show off the sword.
I also tried to make sure the pose would look good together and give you a feel for the world of Fate/Apocrypha when displayed alongside Rider of BLACK and the upcoming Ruler.
Hattori: This was the first female character I’ve made in a while, so it was a lot of fun. It took me a long time to get the mischievous grin just right. Another detail I worked hard on was the wisps of her bangs which are carefully arranged to show off her face.
I used a digital modeling program called ZBrush for the sculpt. It made me very thankful for technology!
Hattori: Her exposed midriff is definitely a point I’m proud of. I got a lot of compliments from other Mo-san fans in the company.
You want to know about the arms and legs? Uh, that’s…an interesting question. I guess I’d say I tried to maintain balance of of softness and strength in her legs. I tried to make her appearance match the image of coolness I have in my head.
Hattori: The base has a cobblestone design. I wanted it to match the feel of Ast– I mean Rider of BLACK with his brick base, but I also wanted to give it a bit of variety and a different color scheme.
Hattori: Is there anyone that dislikes blondes? I don’t think so. I’m sure Kairi Sisigou is a fan.
Anyways I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering Saber of RED. Thank you!
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