Here is another figure review for 2015 even though the figure was released a few months earlier in July 2014. It’s the quite lovely Asuka – Inochika version manufactured by ALTER.
I totally underestimated this figure, I always thought her face looked somehow bad and only her body was great, but now as received her Asuka is one cute, chubby and cuddly figure in my collection, sorry Sonico. You know, I always prefered girls with natural haircolor ;D
This figure marked ALTER’s first step into more ecchi territory with Hashimoto Ryou who also worked on ALTER’s Sonico – Santa Swimsuit ver. in charge of Asuka, he seems to be very skilled at crafting curves and I’m looking forward to his 1/6 scaled Saber EXTRA this year.
Here I already reviewed other figures of Senran Kagura made by Phat Company and Vertex.
The cute Hibari, the spirited Katsuragi and the not so convincing Yagyuu. It’s rather unusual for me to buy so many figures from the same origin, but I really enjoyed the manga of it and partially the anime. Senran Kagura exists in different media, video games, manga and an anime aired not long ago. The manga in my opinion has the most appealing style. The Senran Kagura girls are popular for having buxom and soft bodies, more than Sonico for example.
Asuka has a cute hairstyle with a bushy ponytail, wrapped together by a cute and large but thin ribbon. The hair has a number of single strands. The figure has a sweet face with the tilted head, chubby cheeks and blush and the super detailed eyes she’s quite adorable.
The detailed mouth looks also good and gives the girl a slightly worried expression.
Heidi Klum would probably disagree, but a little bit more body fat is no bad thing in particular, also on figures. Asuka is still miles away from being fat, but her whole body is nicely rounded.
Bikini figures often show a slender girl in skimpy clothes with slim bodies, these are often not considered to be as interesting as figures of dressed up heroines. As manufacturer these days, you can either give them more dynamic poses or increase the amount of details, to make bikini figures less “somehow plain”. Increasing the amount of details worked on Asuka.
I like all these small fat pads on Asuka, she has a lot of womanly charm with her wide hips, fairly sized boobs, niely shaped thighs and the cute soft belly. From the backside you can admire the great looking round butt. Overall the figure has a very feminine body.
Don’t get your hopes too high the only thing that is castoff able is her red scarf.
Her soft and curvy body has more detailed curves on par with ecchi figures. All her proportions appear balanced, there is no tiny head issue and her big boobs don’t look too large when they are compared to the rest of her body.
Asuka is wearing a shirt with a bikini and thigh highs, if I remember correctly the girls in Senran Kagura wear bikinis under their clothes. The halfway downed shirt reveals her beautiful shoulder blades. It is something like a MOE point, Tamaki from Max Factory also used it.
Asuka wears quite tight clothes that dig into her skin, to accentuate the illusion of her soft body and make her look sexy. The under boob effect is attractive, as well as the squeezed shape when Asuka lifts one of her bikini strings. The body sculpting is incredibly good, the small fold here, at the side of her breast is just a lovely detail (￣▽+￣*)
A bikini is by default a simple piece of clothes, yet ALTER managed to make it look more complex, as if it was made of several parts with realistic seams, also the different colored striped are sculpted as lines. As student of ninja arts, she’s also wearing armguards, they are also nicely sculpted like everything on her. Oh, she also has nice hands and fingers.
The pose… well, what is she doing here looking shy and flustered? Actually she is a good girl, the pose should portray her while dressing up and closing her neck holder bikini. It’s a bit erotic how her finger of the left hand presses into the “soft” tissue.
This figure of Asuka from Senran Kagura turned out really, really, I would say especially good.
It is a well made figure of a curvy and slightly chubby young girl, featuring the distinctive character design of Senran Kagura. It’s incredible how soft she looks even though it’s just a pvc figure, the illusion is perfect. Body and pose the figure create an intimate atmosphere. ALTER managed to produce a quite sexy, I would even say a sensual figure without relying on a castoff option or showing her bare boobs. Asuka also has a pretty face, the big eyes make her really adorable.
I had a lot of fun with taking pictures of her, I hope the pictures show that and also how photogenic Asuka is. It would have been and still would be nice to see them making another Senran Kagura figure, Ikaruga for example
another review can be found at Reflective Boundary
It’s not over here, more pictures are waiting below, I guess also a few where Asuka is wearing her scarf. In the next review I will take a look at Mammon from the 7 Deadly Sins.