Yui Takamura by Kotobukiya
Long time no see. It’s been over a month since I last logged in here so I thought I’d update by posting a short review. I’ll be looking at one of my more recent figures – Yui Takamura from Muv-Luv Alternative manufactured by Kotobukiya.
Muv-Luv originally started as a Visual Novel created by Âge which has then spurred various sequels as well as Novels and Manga. Actually the upcoming anime season will also be airing an anime series – Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. So I thought I’d show you all this figure of Yui Takamura now rather than later. I’m looking forward to the anime and hopefully you will consider giving it a watch as well.
Yui here is sculpted to 1/7 scale but only sits about 13cm tall. Due to her pose she’s fairly compact and easy enough to squeeze into a display shelf. She comes with 2 detachable parts – her parasol and her base.
Speaking of her pose isn’t it just wonderfully seductive? The way her yukata sides down revealing her shoulders – but stops just short of revealing her breasts. The same is true for her legs – there’s just enough on show without going too far.
The little parasol she comes with helps add a little more sexiness to her pose I think. It’s like she’s trying to cool herself from an unforgiving sun – and as a result is not caring about the state of her clothing.
There’s two distinct scenes I can picture Yui in. One where she’s outside in the sun trying to take shelter from the blazing sun. The second is where she’s lit by a clear summer nights sky under the moonlight. Both scenes portray a sense of heat – which is reinforced by the bright vivid red of her yukata. The summer flower patterns also helps set the scene.
Her base is really quite interesting – it feels like it’s part of the figure and not just something you place her on. Her dress has been sculpted with a square corner to not only to make it look natural as her dress spills over the edge – but also acts as a means of holding her in place and guiding your placement of her. Plus the base isn’t excessively large – she only takes up the space she requires.
There is one let down with this figure for me, and that’s the sculpting of her hair. There are two parts at the side of her hair that look as though someone’s come along and glued them after production. There’s also a straight edge on her right bang that could have looked better with more texturing. The good thing though is her face is so beautiful and captivating I hardly notice these issues. Her face is simply divine.
So overall a really nice figure. She’s beautiful and Kotobukiya have done a fantastic job of capturing her character. The only issues are really her hair and the general untidiness of it’s finish. Apart from that I’m pleased with her.
As usual a few wallpapers.
If you’re interested in what I’ve been up to in my free time it’s mostly playing old games, blowing up capacitors and squeezing in any anime. I’m following Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Accel World, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka of the Dead and Nazo no Kanojo this season. Of the 4 Nazo no Kanojo has been my favourite – every episode leaves me with a huge smile on my face – and I recommend giving a watch if you aren’t already. Also let me know if there’s a series I really should be watching this season.