源千鶴 Minamoto Chizuru
Posted by meronpan on October 21, 2008
It was during my last trip to Japan that I happened upon the latest releases of the kanokon manga/light novel at K-Books in Akihabara. Couldn’t resist picking it up and that’s what precipitated into this purchase ^^;
chizuru is part of Kotobukiya’s 4-Leaves series, weighing in at an impressive 1/5 scale.
I believe she’s modeled after the anime art more than the original light novel material?
As you may have seen in my preview, yes, she comes with that pillow on the right. It’s a real pillow, not a giant pvc terribality ^^; Remember to dig it out from under the packaging if you get her ^_^
If you’re one to follow figure releases, you’re probably already aware of her exorbitant price ^^; Hobby Search currently has her listed at 12,160￥ so she’s not a purchase to be made lightly.
So was she worth it? Well, to be honest if I had the choice again I’d probably go with a FREEing bunny instead ^^;
On the other hand, going into these higher scale figures, you kind of have to expect to pay more… I have yet to find a cheap 1/5 or larger figure ^^;
And she’s still cheaper than that Daiki Kougyo Kan’u ^^;
Her hair has that kind of chunky feeling that I generally dislike.
But I do like her face more than I expected… and her pose is pretty nice… and she looks great on the pillow ^_^
Back to negatives, unfortunately her outfit has some pretty nasty seams in it.
From straight ahead it’s hard to notice, but from other angles it’s pretty painful.
I guess she’s kind of cast-offable, but not her sleeves, so I didn’t even attempt to try and get her top off. Plus, she’s got a pretty revealing outfit already ^^;
…and the way she’s lifting her skirt is great ^_^ The skirt does have a weird kind of look to it because it’s so thin at the edges though…
These next shots are from a headless chizuru, so you can what’s normally blocked by her huge hair ^^;
So luckily, even though there’s some pretty nasty marks, you’d normally never see them unless you display her headless ^^;;;
She does look pretty nice without the skirt, but I haven’t given in to displaying her as such yet ^^;
Here you can see that seam in her shirt…
Here you can see her pantsu… errr… it’s my duty to provide a… thorough review! ^^;;
And is it just me or do her toes look a little odd?
The thinness of her skirt is a little more visible here (among other things ^^;)…
Her shirt can’t contain her oppai…
I apologize to any readers who aren’t so interested in the pantsu shots, but hey, what do you expect from a pretty ecchi series ^^;;
Even at 1/5, FREEing haruhi still wins the size contest at 1/4.
tsukasa omake ^_^
This pic was in the preview, but I shopped out the stand for the hell of it… Didn’t really do that good of a job this time thou ^^;
Kan’u stands at 1/6 but her size seems on par ‘cuz she’s so tall ^^;
I dunno why but it was fun to pair chizuru with everyone
In the end, she did have quite a few flaws that makes it hard to recommend to others. On the other hand, if you’re a die hard kanokon fan and have some cash to spare… she’ll deliver for ya ^_^;
Digging around foo-bar-baz, found some more thorough reviews of her that also detail the extent of her cast-off ability.