With the start of Yosuga no Sora this season along with Tier’s demands I’ll be reviewing Megahouse’s Kasugano Sora. For a girl of her size she’s certainly got the hips!
Well well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted something original, nearly a month in fact! Maybe I’m even out of practice with photography, this could be a disaster! So anyway, how many of you have watched episode one of Yosugano Sora? I most certainly have and I was a little surprised. I’ve watched many anime based on eroges in the past, they’re usually bland, remove all of the sex and nudity and try to replace it with almost nudity or at best almost sex. Yosugano Sora seems to have left a bit more in than others. And to top it off, it seems the protagonist is a player, just a passing glance of him will cause your maid masturbate. So it’s no wonder his twin sister Sora wants in his pants, or is it the other way around?
At this point Megahouse’s Sora has long been reviewed by everyone else and so I see little point in doing an in-depth review of my own. Instead I’ll just summarize some of the views of some fellow bloggers as best I can and link to their posts for your viewing pleasure. James at Exelcia Meteor gives her a 4/5, liking her simplicity and proportions. Super rats at Happy Soda agrees with foo-bar-baz’s 5-star rating of Sora but feels her face is generic and disagrees with the shape of her lower back. Rico at Polyvinyl Crush felt her skin tones to be pale and misses Sora’s blush from the original illustration. Tier at Tentacle Armada disagreed with super rats and found her rump to be so glorious that he could not lie, enjoying that it extended up her back. And vf at Visual Fanfare found that in his copy of Sora the skin tones between her legs and body differed and didn’t understand Sora’s huge following at the time due to her ‘flat as a runway’ chest. Common themes throughout the reviews, high scores and a good body sculpt, praise all around despite the aforementioned items above. I pretty much agree with all the common themes and join with Tiers praising of Sora’s bottom.
As I wont be doing my traditional review I’ll instead just post up pictures with some directed comments to go along with them.
One comment I didn’t see mentioned anywhere was the size of her box in relation to her. Far too much packaging in my opinion, they could have easily made that box smaller. This isn’t something I usually complain about but in terms of storage, it’s wasteful.
Being such a pale figure, attractively pale, she’s quite hard to photograph. As I use a white backdrop, pale figures tend to appear yet more pale and adjusting contrast levels in post feels manipulative. Finding the balance is always difficult.
My Sora seems to suffer from a fault no one elses has. On her right eye (our left) she appears to have a small glob of glue dead center. Thankfully her hair tends to hide that from view.
In the original prototype shots and even the sample of Sora, her towel had a seam running down the center back. It looked as though this would be the way one would remove it from her grasp, thankfully they wisened up and used a softer more maleable plastic that can be removed easily without seams.
Depending on the angles one takes their shots, Sora’s bum appears to be hanging out of her bikini bottoms. Almost like she’s wearing a very low cut swimsuit.
Overall I’m very happy with Sora, she has a few faults such as her eye mentioned above and some minor paint issues as can be seen in the closeup of her bum above. I continue to be impressed with Megahouse’s quality, though I only have a few data points of reference so far (two reviews, three figures total) they seem to do a good job.
I love how hiding her bikini bottoms with the towel tricks one’s mind…
- Glorious rump and overall great sculpt
- Beautiful pale skin
- That towel is suggestive from the right angles
- Great swimsuit figure
- Missing blush
- Generic face
- Glue? on her right eye