千姫 ~ Senhime
Posted by meronpan on April 4, 2009
Senhime comes from the eroge 戦国ランス (sengoku rance), and is brought to us in 1/8 form today by Alter. You may notice they list her as 戦姫 on the Alter figure page, whereas the official site (the specific page link is sfw, although if you start browsing around I’m sure it will quickly become nsfw. it’s an eroge site, people!) lists her as 千姫. Both read ‘senhime’, and the second character is the same in both (hime == princess)… but the first character is ‘war’ or ‘fighting’ in Alter’s spelling and ‘1000’ in the official site’s. She’s a fighting girl so evidently 戦姫 (war princess) is her nickname.
I haven’t played any of the rance games, so I don’t know much firsthand… a little poking around web suggests that she’s involved with the Tokugawas. In the game I suppose you probably have your way with her after capturing a territory or something? I believe sengoku rance is one of those strange products that are ero but could perhaps make it in the non-ero market like eien no aseria. Looks like some sort of strategy game, but if you’re more interested in the… hmmm… ‘cut scenes’ I believe there’s a variety of resources out there, such as gelbooru (nsfw). Anyhow, let’s get back to the figure :P
I love her character design and what Alter’s done with her. Beautiful long hair ^_^
Combine that with a nice spear and awesome base, and you’ve got a winner ^^
I don’t quite get what’s with the snake… chins? Or whatever those weird growths are. At any rate the texturing of the snakes gives them a stone kind of look which I thought was neat.
Her bangs have that nice crisp Alter touch which I’ve come to expect.
Free-handed a top down shop with the flash for once.
Last week’s preview pic without the exaggerated highlights & shadows.
The log she’s standing on has some sort of ofuda (?) on it which I thought was a nice touch.
Not too much detail on her spear thing but where there is something to look at, it’s at least well executed. The spear splits in two and has a peg so that it can firmly attach to senhime’s hand. It was kinda bothersome to get in unfortunately -_-
Any sort of tranditionally themed clothing usually gets bonus points from me ^_^
Love that face
A little detour to check out the pantsu situation.
Standard white pantsu, so no luck if you were hoping for a change of pace :P
More points for the fact that I like this figure from so many angles. I think the dynamic pose really helps in that regard.
Again, love that expression. Very similar to my favorite face for figma saber ^^;
Not sure where this pic is from (official or fan made?) but it’s nice and prolly woulda also made a nice figure ^^
Yet another game I’ll have to get around to… someday. Loved the execution on this figure. Character design was already to my liking and Alter delivered nice hair, a sweet pose, and unique base… all with the quality I’ve come to expect from them.
senhime received 4/5 stars from foobarbaz. I’d say Alter is to figures as foobarbaz is to figure reviews. Beautiful shots as usual, though not as artistic and creative as the excellent work you’ll find at happysoda. Alas, looks like super rats didn’t pick this one up :P Nor have I spotted other reviews yet. No senhime love? :P
In non-figure related news, if you haven’t checked my previous post updates… I’ve recovered from my degraded raid 5 but still need lots of tweaking to get my system back the way I like it. That combined with taxes coming up == orz Hopefully those two things won’t slow me down too much… I have so many posts I want to do, not to mention blogs I need to catch up on… (301 unread posts… seems to be my usual orz)