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Welcome to the Solaris Blog! ヾ( ʚ̴̶̷  .̫ ʚ̴̶̷ )ノ”
Can you hear the melodious howl that announces the rising sun? Because the dawn comes on the back of a white wolf! (◕o◕)
Good Smile Company has just opened the pre-orders for a nendoroid of beloved (and sometimes a little drooly) goddess Amaterasu!
Ookami - Shiranui - Nendoroid #1697-DX - DX Ver. (Max Factory)
The Japanese sun deity is the main character of a beautiful, severely underrated Capcom game. Released originally in 2006 for PS2, it was more recently ported to Nintendo Switch in 2018. The game is a visual masterpiece, with a (at the time) daring shift away from realistic graphics to the fantastic world of Japanese ink wash paintings, traces of which you can find swirling about her immaculate white fur. ( ͡°з ͡°)
This is not Amaterasu’s first rodeo, however. The game’s story revolves around her second time in this world, to finish what she started a hundred years prior: to kill the eight-headed Orochi, who plagued the land of Nippon. Likewise, the nendo we’ll look at today is not of her first incarnation! For an in-depth look of her first nendo, hop over to this blog post!
Amaterasu DX Nendoroid Solaris Japan Instagram
Shiranui is the name of her first and most powerful iteration, at the time of her first encounter with Orochi.
Shiranui DX Nendoroid 2
You can see the difference between the different incarnations through their markings; in the newest nendo they are intricate and abundant — a sign of her superior ability with the Celestial Brush. (∩`-´)⊃━~
With her travels her companion, and later evangelist, Ishaku! It was his hand that immortalized her legend, then his temper that pushed his grandson and successor Issun onto the path to meet her once again.
Shiranui DX Nendoroid parts 3
The weapons show Amaterasu’s ancestral eminence as well: the deluxe version comes equipped with the three most powerful artifacts in the game: the Solar Flare Reflector, the Thunder Edge Glaive, and the Tundra Beads Rosary, plus a howling face plate for an epic pose! ٩( θ‿θ )۶
Shiranui DX nendo howl
Like grandparent, like grandchild. (ृˊ◡˴⁎৲ु॰∘♡
But if you’re more into the classic look, then the standard version and its iconic reflector is all you need.
The sun goddess will descend in this chibified form next summer!
But Ishaku tells me we should all start preparing for her coming soon. You see, there is an Early Bird phenomenon happening right now, under the faint light of the new moon. ⇝☾*✲⋆.⇝ For just this lunar cycle, you will be able to pre-order her at a significant discount!

Bonus!

Not a fan of chibi nendos? Then take a look at this Pop Up Parade of a classic Amaterasu pose in all of her glory, down to the ink-stained tail! And a seemingly angry Issun. (* ̄∀ ̄)
Ookami - Amaterasu - Issun - Pop Up Parade (Good Smile Company)
Available immediately, for the earnest among us.
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We hope you enjoyed that one!
Until next time! ヾ(^∇^) 

By Carina

I'm a iyashikei addict. If you love Mushishi, we can be friends! Maybe. My hobbies are journaling, origami, and gaming. Casually dabbling in kimono as well.

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