Shigure Asa Long Hair Ver. by Kotobukiya

Let’s go back a few months, more than a few months, all the way back to August of 2009 when Shigure Asa arrived on my door step. Like last weeks review of Azaka, Asa’s presence in the wild seems lacking to almost non-existent, though having been out there longer than Azaka she has received some attention. To help make up for this deficit of Asa on the Internets today I choose you Asa.

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Kokuto Azaka by Kotobukiya

Delayed by one day, but it’s better late than never. I’d procrastinated and when it came time to write up the review, I was sick and went to bed. Still sick, but awake (barely).

I have a few figures I could review such as Good Smile Company’s World is Mine Miku, or Orchid Seed’s Seena Kanon, but those are over done right now and I don’t feel like beating a dead horse. I’d rather the horse decompose for a while, cast revive, and have a zombie horse! Zombies are cool, they’re making a come back.

So in the meantime I’ve decided that Movic’s Kokuto Azaka was in need of a scrutineering.

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Sill Plain by Kotobukiya

I’m never sure with translations if names are correct or engrish-ified. For example, Holo or Horo. I prefer Horo, but Holo seems to be the version the Japanese have chosen to use. So with Sill Plain, I have to wonder, what on earth is this name supposed to be? Google translates her name as Shiiru Prine. AliceSoft wiki has her as both Sill Plain and Shiiru Purain, none of these seem like names. The series itself even suffers from some mild identity issues as well, Sengoku Rance/Sengoku Lance. Surely it must be Lance, right? riiight? *sigh* Continue reading Sill Plain by Kotobukiya

Zange by Kotobukiya

Nagi and Zange, ~66% of the set. I never purchased Tsugumi, and I semi-regret that now, but only because I don’t have a complete set. These two ’sisters’ look quite cute together, much better than on their own I think. Nagi was fine on her own, but Zange I don’t like so much by herself, despite her appealing bum. I’ve never been a fan of the bunnygirl, their tails are too short but I’ll give them cute for their floppy bunny ears. Continue reading Zange by Kotobukiya

Plug Cryostat Insulator Suit Ver.) by Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya’s Plug from Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! I decided to skip my other figures and review her first since I haven’t seen many reviews out there for her, and she’s being re-released this fall. Plug was completely an impulse purchase, I’d seen the series was coming out, but didn’t know much about it. I’d seen the figure was being re-released and though perhaps I’d pre-order. Surprisingly, Hobby Link Japan had some of the original 2007 run figures in stock, so I jumped on her immediately. To purchase, I jumped to purchase… Continue reading Plug Cryostat Insulator Suit Ver.) by Kotobukiya

Horo by Kotobukiya

This review has been a long time coming. I’ve set it aside for another day a few times, saving it for later always. I kept choosing to do this because she’s probably my favourite figure so far and wasn’t quite sure how to present that. Not only is she Horo, one of my favourite characters, but she’s done rather well in this figure. She’s also the smallest Horo I own so far coming in at 1/8th scale.

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Suzumiya Haruhi Swimsuit Ver. by Kotobukiya

Another figure produced by Kotobukiya today. Seems they and Good Smile Company make the figures I like most. For those who don’t know, you’ve been under a rock, but Suzumiya Haruhi is a character in a self-titled show The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi by KyoAni. The show is based on a series of light novels by Nagaru Tanigawa and was enormously popular when it aired.

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