鷹守ハルカ Takamori Haruka
Posted by meronpan on November 9, 2008
As with (surprisingly) many things in the otaku world, our story this time begins with an eroge. Thanks to Alicesoft‘s February 2008 release of 超昂閃忍ハルカ (chou kousennin haruka, Beat Blades Haruka), we have this lovely offering from Alter. I’ll assume readers are well aware, but just to be sure, the links to Alicesoft’s site are nsfw.
Haruka’s box is nice and windowed so you can get a good look at her before deciding to buy… if you’re lucky enough to live by a store that actually has Alter figures in stock.
Are you familiar with the term くノ一 (kunoichi)? Basically it means female ninja, and in this case, applies to the 3 main heroines of Beat Blades Haruka.
If wikipedia is to be believed, kunoichi were different from regular ninja in that usually they went undercover as geisha, servants, prostitutues, etc. to approach their target, using their relationship to easily poison the victim or gather information. Combat was more of a backup.
Haruka’s design is more along the lines of the more popular portrayal of kunoichi… a sexay skilled fighter ^_^ She wields a pair of… hmm daggers? Perhaps they’re tanto’s? I’m not very familiar with ninja weapon vocab ^^;
The daggers separate at the blade and so you can fit them into Haruka’s hands.
I love how her ninja scarf thing was done.
‘course being the Alter fanboy I am, I love pretty much everything about this figure ^^;
In the past it seems a figure like this would most definitely be a leaner but supposedly abs and whatever other manufacturing wonders have eliminated this problem.
Coincidentally two other recently unboxed figures share the balancing on one leg pose.
I admit it does put me a little bit ill at ease… are the manufacturers sure they’ll hold up? ^^;
Looks great though and there’s no way I’d be leaving these babies in their boxes ^^;
Concealing pantsu is not a priority for haruka.
‘course for a kunoichi who gains her powers by doing naughty things, what do you expect? ^^;
In Japanese, the word, ‘girigiri’ means ‘just barely’, as in, she just barely keeps her pantsu from view from this angle.
Was toying around with the lighting in this pic, alas I don’t think I have the proper setup to create it naturally. Well, maybe I do, will have to experiment more.
Here’s how it was originally.
いい胸~ ii mune~
Unfortunately as with most figures, the base is nothing to write home about.
I guess it’ll have to do since I don’t make custom bases ^^;
And now, welcome to the first manekko theatre~
manekko means ‘copycat’ (…i think ^^;;).
Something about lulu’s face seemed a bit off, so I’ve left him in mask mode for the time being…
Anyone else enjoying kemeko? I love the OP.. and the ED for that matter ^^
In my book, another winner from Alter.
Glad they went with her kunoichi outfit rather than her seifuku or shitagi.
Though her shitagi mode is rather appealing, I think her kunoichi outfits makes for a better display piece ^^;
2nd 2 cg from the game, box image from official site.