Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Posted by meronpan on April 18, 2010
Index! Alas, the poor thing seems to fall out of her role as a main character despite having the series named after her ^^; Maybe it’s that pity that got me to buy her :P Anyhow, we’ve got Good Smile Company’s 1/8 release here today, and I’d say it’s a solid get for her fans.
Seems like the series’ creator has a pretty big story in mind, having spawned over 20 novels… alas I wasn’t able to keep up with the anime very well, and didn’t really feel like spending the time trying to do so after one viewing ^^;
Though she may have devolved to a touma-biting gag, loved her introduction as a fixture on touma’s balcony ^^;
Good Smile delivers her to us in her trademark robes, clutching sphinx (?). Alternate pair of hands & her hat also included.
I believe the pose is taken from an illustration but I couldn’t find it for some reason… at any rate that would explain why it looks familiar…
Her robes have been shaded so prevent that flat look with solid colors. Personally thought it turned out nice.
Thought some shallow dof would go nice with her expression~
Wish they had more detail on the top of her head to take your attention away from the seam…
And noticed some weird coloring abnormalities in the tips of her hair…
As usual it didn’t really bother me too much though since I only noticed it when looking at my pics ^^;
The gold trim on her robes came out nicely I thought.
Closer look at kitty~
And though the safety pins may look pretty rough… I had a heck of a time getting the shot off… i.e. you probably won’t see ’em much anyway ^^; (not to mention it’s a macro shot ^^;)
Lil look from above… you can really see the seam in her hair ^^;
Base didn’t really get me excited being just black and white ^^;
Though at least it’s not plain white.
Swapping in the alternate set of parts…
Her hat didn’t seem to rest snugly on her head in any particular orientation so I wasn’t sure I got it in place right…
Soft filter and a little longer exposure, tried going for a some sorta radiant look ^^;
Without that stuff…
Yet another figure to use a metal bar for support and I continue to support this trend (of three ^^;) ^^
And that above shot is as close as you’re gonna get for a pantsu shot :P
For now I’m displaying her in the above configuration. Jumping(?) holding a cat seems more natural than praying ^^;;
Will have to experiment more with the soft focus filter… was reading you should use harder light to create strong highlights/shadows for the filter to interact with… Tips welcome if ya have ’em ^^
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If you’d like a serene-yet-not-just-standing-there version of Index, I think this release has you covered. I like the praying part of the alternate pose, but feels it would be more appropriate with a less active pose ^^;
Headed to SF for the recent cherry blossom festival, will prolly post some of those pics next since there don’t seem to be any figures in the mail ^^;