Kan’u Aisha ~ 関羽愛紗
Posted by meronpan on September 8, 2009
A release from last month, yet my rss reader search turns up blank for reviews? Time to remedy the situation.
Second character in a row to come from an eroge, though in this case, kan’u’s anime went mainstream rather than ero ^^; 恋姫†無双 (koihime musou), if you’re unfamiliar, is yet another Romance of the Three Kingdoms themed series and, like ikkitousen, features kan’u reimagined as a busty female. However, unlike ikkitousen, I believe pretty much all the characters in koihime musou have been made female (it was an eroge after all :P).
An earlier release by Giga Pulse was too ero for my collection, and luckily FREEing came along with this amazing 1/6. Despite being angled forward she still stands an impressive 270mm. Previously posted how her box was even taller than 1/4 nanoha:
But luckily she’s not so big unboxed (i definitely don’t have room ^^;)
Pics didn’t come out as well as I woulda liked… tweaked a bit more in photoshop this time… hopefully for the better…
One of the main things I was worried about from the prototype pics was how the base would look in person.
Personally ended up being satisfied, ymmv
If nothing else, it’s huge and quite the attention hog ^^
For a lil closer look:
Both of kan’u’s feet attach to base to (hopefully) give her all the support she needs.
I think she turned out to be a better dang good representation of the character, though I warn you I have a bad memory :P
Details on her clothing turned out pretty nice
As did her trusty 青龍偃月刀 (seiryuu engetsudou) ^^
Unfortunately the angle of her weapon didn’t lend itself to framing a horizontally oriented shot… tried different areas of focus but not quite happy…
Because of the angle, trying to keep her blade in focus was tough (since i was also trying to blur out her legs)…
I guess I like her legs in focus better ^^; But with this shot the lighting on her blade needed to be less blown out i think…
ah well, can has pantsu?
And why is it that kan’u now has a reputation for being a super oppai sorta gal?
Not that I’m complaining, of course.
If you’re wondering why I’m spelling her name kan’u instead of kanu… well, ‘cuz technically her name is spelled with the characters かーんーう (ka – n – u), instead of the usual (well, for japanese at least) かーぬ (ka-nu). When romanizing, kan’u lets you distinguish from kanu. Unfortunately it’s not a universally employed convention so seeing “kanu” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ka-nu. (though again, you can basically assume so for regular japanese)
More size comparison. sakura & nanoha. nanoha wins of course ^^;
For her scale I’d say kan’u was very well executed. A good compromise between larger size and details.
If only we could get 1/4 figures like this… but then again that would definitely break the bank. (specially if volks’ kos-mos is any indication ^^; …well true, it’s a kit, but even so).
Oh yes, almost forgot, her skirt can be cast off if you wish, though I prefer her with it on. If you’d like some pics with it off, check out mokomoko. (gomen, didn’t have the energy to pump out my own :P)
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