Tokyo Mint has announced that the fourth statue in its Love Hina line will be the Naru Narusegawa in Bath Towel Statue, which is being pre-solicited in April for shipment in September.  It seems like the Love Hina girls are always in the bath, and top character Naru Narusegawa makes regular appearances in her bath towel in the series.  This 1/8 scale statue depicts the character just out of the bath, in all her glory.  The exclusive  North American Tokyo Mint edition size for the Naru Narusegawa in Bath Towel Statue will be only 600 pieces.  Each statue displays beautifully on a wooden base, and comes carefully packaged in an attractive color box (Japanese packaging with Tokyo Mint edition labeling).  MSRP will be $129.


Tokyo Mint, LLC has the rights to release a series of cold-cast resin statues based on Love Hina, a successful manga (comic) and anime (animated series) from Japan.  Love Hina is a romantic comedy manga series created by Akamatsu Ken which appeared in Shukan Shonen magazine and has been collected in fourteen volumes, which have sold over 6 million copies in Japan.  In 2000, Love Hina was made into a popular anime series produced by Xebec for TV Tokyo.   In 2002, the property was launched in America, with the manga released by Tokyopop, the anime on DVD by Bandai, and posters from 1000 Editions.