Posted by meronpan on March 20, 2009
Just a quick review before I head home for the weekend…
Sword (a nodachi, no less (!)), long hair, oppai, half a pair of jeans? Yes, please.
I don’t know if it’s a good sign or bad that I’m regularly taking over 100 pics per review…
Usually that translates to about 20-30 pics I actually use… but this time it was for a mere 16 pics ^^;
Kanzaki had just enough to persuade me to make another Kotobukiya purchase. Or perhaps a better way to say it is that I love kaorin so much from the anime that I settled for this one ^^;
She could use a bit more detail in practically every area but basically what I expect out of koto, so I knew what I was getting into. I do admit the base is way above average though.
I think one of the more disappointing aspects is her jeans (…jean? ^^;;) don’t look very good. Too shiny, not very rugged feeling…
I think it was in episode 16 where kaorin was right about to go bathe when she turns and her hair swings around as a single unit… looked really awkward ^^;;
Luckily in figures it’s supposed to stay static ^^; Decided to take a ton of images from this angle to feed into an hdr program, played around with the tone mapping to see if anything interesting would come of it…
Can’t really say these images look “good” but I think they’re at least “interesting”? ^^;
I like the pose and expression she has…
Though I wouldn’t complain if the face had been truer to the anime or if they had chosen a slightly more menacing expression…
I think her sword isn’t quite straight ‘cuz I didn’t line it up properly -_- (the hilt is separate)
Speaking of episode 16, I had a strange snap back to reality when kaorin was dressing herself – it seemed pretty rediculous putting on such an outlandish outfit with such a serious expression ^^;;
Hmm this shot below didn’t quite turn out as I wanted… doesn’t feel like any part of the pic is focused enough -_-
Despite not being an upper tier figure I enjoyed doing the shoot… my interest in photography grows each day, as does my desire to buy a new camera.
If only the rest of the figure looked as good as the base ^^;
Below alllllmost turned out to be a shot I liked. Unfortunately the focal point is on such a mundane area it’s hard to appreciate the dof effect -_- Needed more detail on the saya (scabbard).
Really wish this was a 1/7 or 1/6 by Alter (like everything else :P) but considering that it’s kotobukiya, not bad!
Out of all the Kotobukiya to aru figures, kaorin is my favorite, though I really woulda liked to have pretty much the whole cast. Alas, can’t justify purchasing the rest so that project will have to wait.
More reviews await you!
- ELTWorld – he’s got a nice gray background and really got her hair color displayed vividly. Hope he doesn’t mind my pingback spam ^^;
- Toyz Workz – very sexay black background ^^
Wish kaori got more screen time… guess this pvc will have to do :P