Finally Good Smile Company has decided this figure is worthy of a release. I only wish they eventually make the same decision with Kyrie Rason. Inaba Yui is from the eroge Flyable Heart illustrated by Noizi Ito, I’ve not played this game and have no real desire to do so, but I loved Yui’s character design. So different, I mean, raccoon tail and a donut?
I’m not sure if that’s really a raccoon tail or not, but it does differ from your usual catgirl tails, or my usual wolfgirl tails. The donut seems the most unique aspect for me, I never picture donuts in Japan, and now that I think about it, it’s almost a staple of Canadian cuisine. I can’t imagine going somewhere where donuts didn’t exist. Thankfully I will be able to survive in Japan now that I know they’re at least aware of their existence. The rest of her seems pretty par for the course in terms of clothing and styling. She’s got the zettai ryouiki, skirt, school uniform, bows, flowing hair and what have you. But the girly bright colours are actually pretty attractive and make me wish I could wear something so bright at times. Which reminds me of a shirt I used to wear in highschool, it was tie dyed rainbow, I loved the shirt, but eventually I learned that the rainbow indicates a certain sexual preference that I didn’t have and shouldn’t be advertising. It’s unfortunate that my friends told me I couldn’t wear it anymore, because I liked that shirt. Now I wear boring solid colours, woe is me.
Anyway, moving away from questioning my sexual preferences and back to Yui here, she’s expected to release in September but.. yadda yadda good smile company yadda yadda delays etc… I’ll just be happy when she eventually releases. Retailing for ¥7,800 / $92 CAD she’s perhaps a little more priced than she should be given GSC’s slight lack in quality compared to Alter, who’s Asuka figure shares a similar MSRP. 1/8th scale and measuring 20 cm tall she’s an average height figure with a portion of that height received from a little stand that connects into the base allowing her to float. Hajime Kaiya, the sculptor seems to mostly work on the evil that are Nendoroids but has also done some noteable figures such as Chuchu Astram, Hiyori Pixy and Unity May.