Blanc Neige by Kotobukiya

9 thoughts on “Blanc Neige by Kotobukiya”

  1. Her boot size is related to perspective, turn her around and you will see that they are the same.

    You are not seeing things – her eyes are too far apart. In the original color sample, she looked way way better, and Koto actually failed in Blanc Neige, which made me rage since Blanc Neige is my first waifu.

    Shining Tears X Wind is not a combination of both Tears and Wind. Shining Tears is the first in the duo, and Shining Wind takes place a year after Tears. In Tears, Blanc Neige had a different outfit, and shorter hair. She was much more radiant and lovely in Wind. Shining Tears X Wind is merely a retelling of the story of Shining Wind, but from another main character’s point of view instead, which was why it was severely disappointing, doubly so if you played the game.

    I reviewed her a year ago, in two different photoshoots (one in day one in night). I have a lot of gripes about how Koto finished her off, and seriously, I hope either MF or Alter comes out with her Wind appearance in a better version.

    1. Thanks for the clarifications! I was basing my info off a quick skim through the wiki articles on the series. Hell originally I thought it was a visual novel… Looking back at the Shining Tears X Wind article, I can see that had I read the second sentence I’d have known what you said already. Aka fails at life it would seem.

      I have to say, I’ve turned Blanc Neige around, and I suppose from one angle her boots are fine, but from every other angle her one boot looks too big.

      Do you happen to have a picture of the original colour sample? I’d be curious to compare the eye placement.

  2. Yours pictures are amazing Aka! I love this shooting! This character’s version is really nice and i will probably buy her one days. I love her clothes, more nice than swimsuit’s adaptation. I don’t know if i prefer with her cape or not. This figure is really sensual and sexy when she hasn’t her. This is one of my favorite kotobukiya characters. I don’t like in general the quality of this manufacturer but Blanc Neige is cute and so nice. Thanks your for this sharing!!

    (Sorry for my english, i don’t use an online traductor because i post this message with my Iphone, during my lesson at University.. I hope that you will understand that i want say XD).

    1. Thanks Leonia, I tried something new out with my pictures this time around to get a perfectly white background. Resulted in a slightly shinier cape though which annoys me a little.

      Kotobukiya is definitely a bit off a lot of the time with their designs and of course this figure is no different. But I think the character design was sexy enough to cover up for their mistakes.

      I prefer her with her cape on when on display, but I like how much of her right leg I get to see with the cape off, and the little bit of bum.

  3. Her eyes are quite bothersome indeed. Looking at that first pic I thought I was seeing things, but it looks like this was Kotobukiya’s fault. Her left eye looks like it’s positioned where it should be, but the right looks way over – so it’s not even symmetrical. How would QC not notice that? That alone really knocks the figure down a few notches in my book.

    It’s also a shame to hear about the lack of shading. Pics look quite deceiving in that area, you’re right. At least the color itself looks right (sometimes a problem with Kotobukiya).

    Still looks like a good figure, just a shame Kotobukiya failed on the basics.

    Oh, I also love that revealed thigh and the hint of a bum. :3

    1. I think that really sells the figure for me, that hint of bum. It makes me drool.

      As for the rest, the eye is a throw off, but honestly I barely noticed the issue until taking all the pics and examining them while I was running my post-processing in Lightroom. The shading however was pretty apparent, but didn’t bother me either when it was on display. I truely think I was distracted by the hint of bum and her thigh. At least for the review I was able to look past that aspect.

    1. Thanks Lylibellule. I agree that the face and boots are fairly poor. But regardless I love how her dress is designed and how well it works. It allows me to not focus on her boots. But it is too bad about her face still, I mean overall I like it, but still.

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