A Rebuild of Evangelion Asuka Nendoroid will be heading into action. Good Smile Company revealed the latest figure, which will come to the west in March 2021. Pre-orders are open at the official shop until September 30, 2020. She’ll cost you $55.99.
This version of Asuka is based upon the most recent movies, specifically Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and forthcoming Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. That also means she’s Asuka Shikinami Langley, rather than Asuka Langley Soryu. While there are still callbacks to the original character, what with her plugsuit being primarily red and her still having pigtails, there are more than a few differences too. (Many of them are related to potential spoilers for the films.)
As usual, this figure comes with three different faceplates. One is neutral, another has her angrily shouting, and she’s looking rather beastly in the third. There’s a twin-blade halbred for her to wield, she has a gauge she can read, and you can display her with a backpack on or off. Also, like the Rei Ayanami Nendoroid expected to release around the same time as her, she comes with her own entry plug.
Here’s a better look at the Asuka Nendoroid and everything she comes with.
This is one of many, many Asuka figures. Good Smile Company alone has made Evangelion Racing and school uniform Nendoroids of her, as well as a Figma, Parfom, and scale figure. There is also a Rebuild of Evangelion Kotobukiya statue in the works. Pre-orders opened for a Desktop Army set based on her and her Eva too.
The Rebuild of Evangelion Asuka Nendoroid has a tentative February 2021 launch window for Japan and March 2021 launch window for North America. The last Rebuild of Evangelion movie, Evangelion 3.0+1.0, was delayed by pandemic and doesn’t have a new release date yet.