Another day another figure. I wish it were that often, actually no I don’t, that would be far too expensive. For todays figure we have Shiki Ryougi from Kara no Kyoukai. Kara no Kyoukai takes place in the same universe as Shingetsutan Tsukihime, both are by Type-Moon and have been adapted to anime.
The figure is rather plain looking at first glance. But upon closer inspection there are many fine details in the paint work of her furisode kimono. In her sash for example there’s very fine paintwork. The subtle pink on the kimono is so subtle that my alternate camera, an average Point & Shoot, couldn’t capture it. Instead it appeared white like the background.
The sculpt also has more detail than you initially might notice. The way the kimono hugs her legs, the wrinkles and folds in the right places, even the wind blowing her sleeves. Her hair may be lacking in some paint detail, but it’s flowing enough to be attractive. Her sword is quite detailed, the guard for example and even the handle has realistic detailing.
As always, now we’re on to the faults. What’s wrong with this figure? no really, what’s wrong? The only thing I can come up with is it’s apparent plainness. I’m sure someone with more detail oriented eyes would be able to point out a lack of something somewhere, or a chip. I guess I could say that her kimono is too shiny making it appear more fake than it otherwise could have. But truth be told I think this figure is quite well done.
So there we have it, Shiki Ryougi an interesting character from Kara no Kyoukai in a slightly plain pose but with beautiful paintwork. Additional note, she’s also the only figure I currently own with short hair. That will change shortly, but for now, she’s alone amongst long haired ladies.
- Attention to detail, the fine paintwork & that subtle pink
- Kimono blowing in the wind
- Shiki looks gorgeous in her kimono
- Somewhat plain appearance