Hi eveybody, ready for a new figure review?
Today I will have a quite ecchi, but at the same time an also really cute figure on review, her name is Yoshii Hotori. Hotori was manufactured by Native and sculpted by Kawanishi Ken who worked on a number of nice figures and GK’s. She was actually sold as exclusive figure, normally you need a proxy service to get something like that, but here in germany I could order her like any other figure with just a little markup in the end. Thanks again at Yorokonde.
Yoshii Hotori’s release happened in june 25th of last year, she is scaled 1/7 and has a height of 23 cm. She was released about the same time as the Sonico – Bath version from Native, which was one of the reason why I haven’t ordered Hotori at that time, next to her uncovered nudity.
The sporty girl is an original character, which means that the figure has no real origin and is simply based on a illustration. This certain one was drawn by abec, a card with the illustration came along with the figure. In Yoshii Hotori’s case there are a few more sketches around.
I really like her unique design, she definetely would deserve an own manga or even anime ^^.
The windowless box design resebmbles a gymnastics box, unlinke the bold details of the figure inside, the box has a kind of classy design. Inside we have a round base with a concreate like texture, the figure itself, a two piece gymnastics box, a notepad and a connector for the figure.
Hair & Face
The figure has a relatively big head. As hairstyle she has very long twintails, which actually remind me a bit of Kana from Minami ke. With the detailed strands her hair looks elaborately sculpted, even the backside of her heard is very detailed. The silver hairclips are a very small but lovely detail as well. I have a liking to natural haircolors on anime girls in general. Next to black I really like a dark brown, Hotori’s hair is a mix of brown and grey and shows very dark shading.
Yoshii Hotori has a cute round face which is slightly altered compared to the face expression on the illustration. On her illustration Hotori actually looked more raunchy and alluring. As figure she has a anxious look on her face, like if she is concerned about getting her biker shorts up before someone notices her in the storage room. With a more dirty mind you could think that someone forces her to get undress, it’s up to the interpretation of the viewer. Overall I think that the figure looks very cute with the anxious and emberrassed expression on her face.
I like her detailed face a lot, the eyebrow lines are nice and big round eyes are just beautiful. Native recreated these blush marks from the illustration very well, it’s an important detail which is forgotten too often by a variety of manufacturers. The deep mouth of Hotori turned out very nice, I really like that upper front teeth line, the mouth convey’s the anxious emotion very good.
Body & Outfit
Hotori is a skinny and petite person with a youthful appearance, but since her red armbadge means something like teacher, she can’t be that young actually.
Figures in gymnastic outfits are a quiete rare sight, even though it looks very cool, like Hotori shows here. I really like her blue jersey jacket, it is so nicely detailed and has a striking color. Under the jacket wears a white pulled up t-shirt, which shows nice wrinkles. At her lower part she has tight, black biker shorts with a rubber like shine on them, with no underwear beneath.
I don’t know if this is common sense in Japan from my experience with Japanese media it is (Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari or Koharu, the little, not blood related sister in Hinatabokko).
Do you wear underwear when wearing biker shorts?
I think her shoes are also very cool, she is wearing ankle high sportsneakers in a sporty color design. As little detail there is a whistle around her neck, I haven’t tried if it fit’s into her mouth.
The pose of Hotori is pretty nice I like how they turned it from the illustration into this 3 dimensional figure. It feels very convincing and natural how she rests with one knee on the gymnastics box and puuls up her shorts with both hands. The figure is a bit bold because the crucial parts are revealed, Hotori has small perky breasts and a well defined trained belly. Also her back is quie exposed, she has a small and well rounded butt, further below Hotori proves that she’s an anatomically correct figure. It’s more a little play with nudity than portraying a lewd situation, like it is done with other Native figures. I was quite concerned about her level of nudity at first, which was one of the reasons why I purchased her that late after release.
I broke my “no pantsu, no purchase” rule which didn’t made me very happy, I find it a bit unfortunate that that no optional parts for covering this figure, like panties or a sport bra.
Well, I think such a cast off option would have been too complex overall. It is not like Native would care about that anyway, since these things are not even parts of the adapted illustration.
When displayed the figure actually looks more modest than it seems since the shadows cover her vagina area under normal light.
After a lot of struggling with the purchase of this figure, Im really glad that I didn’t passed on buying this excellent figure. Yoshii Hotori has a very appealing design, she is a cute and petite character and is dressed in very cool sport attire. Her gymnastics box base and the notepad are a funny idea and make this figure very lively in pose and overall appearance.
This is my second Native figure and again it turned out to be nearly flawless, be it the sculpting or the paintjob. They either must be procucing with a lot of care or a strict quality control.
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