I recently got myself this lovely Asuna figure from Max Factory, she was too pretty not to buy.
[ No Asuna was harmed during this photoshooting ]
This figure was already released, when I noticed her appeal, this often happens after user pictures appear. Sometimes promo pictures don’t convey how a figure will look in person. Asuna was released in late October, and barely available after that, luckily I found a friendly local dealer who still had her in stock, I a little paid more, I got her without customs trouble and relatively short shipping time compared to the transit times of SAL, Airmail or EMS.
Asuna is scaled 1/7, sitting on her legs she measures 13 cm. The figure was sculpted by Shining Wizard @ Sawachika. I don’t like all his works, but there are also figures on his list that are masterpieces, like Sansei Muramasa, Catherine or Psychic, who has yet to be released. Asuna is based on the popular Sword Art online, sometimes it’s rather bad, but it has it’s bright moments and can be fun to watch. In the arc this figure is based on she’s 17 years old.
After Sword Art online desintergraded Asuna is still in a comatose state. She is at the mercy of her would be future husband which was decided by her stupid parents. Still, villain – san won’t touch her real body until they are married. He made it so that Asuna was only conscious in the virtual world of another game called Alfheim online, the villain created her account, decided about her appearance and put her in a cage where no player can interact with her.
In the first half of Sword Art online, Asuna was an exceptionally skilled player on par with Kirito, but after she was put in the cage her role got reduced to damsel in distress and many fans got really upset about this development. I think the happy end as result was sweet, I’m actually someone who is always rooting for the first possible couple in anime, as result harem shows are hard for me to watch, but I didn’t really feel Asuna x Kirito, though.
With all the freedom in character creation of a MMORPG, the villains choice of ingame appearance was a rather plain copy of the real Asuna with pointy ears. In his position I would given her more bust, it had turned the show into a comedy and there is only place for one buxom female character. In SAO most characters have a normal build without such features.
The figure comes in a round transparent box with a birdcage design and printed rods, it looks quite fancy and the figure could also be displayed inside her box, which looks also very nice.
Inside there also is a huge round base painted in light green, Max Factory also added around 70 cm of wire with brown rubber coating in case you want to do some light bondage play with her, I didn’t go all crazy with it, you could probably apply it in better ways than I did.
What I like about figures the most are expressive faces and this is one of the strong points of this Asuna figure. The sculptor toned down the cuteness of her anime appearance a little and made her face more sensual. The slightly closed eyes which are pointing to the left and concerned eyebrows create a convincing expression on her face. Asuna looks a little scared and defenseless, this vulnerable expression suits her quite well, she’s such a beautiful girl.
The figures orange hair is made of soft material, it’s very long and shows a lot of detail, several strands are which are hanging limply over her wings, on the backside she has two braids and a little veil. I really like the design of her bangs with the four major strands hanging down.
At the sides of her head are two pointy ears, as a friend of Elf ears I like this design a lot, the upper side of her ears show a metal like decoration.
Asuna has fairy wings with small winglets on top, it gives her the appearance of a delta winged plane, I can’t shake off the imagination of her to lift off like a space rocket. The transparency make them look quite pretty with the strands of hair over them, it also makes her look wider.
Asuna’s outfit looks rather simple in white, decorated with a red ribbon and a faint shading all around, a mass of folds and wrinkles is used as her skirt, a white ribbon is placed over her private parts. Arms and legs are decorated with brown string, her legs also have bandages.
The design of her top is quite simple, it could look a little thinner to create the illusion of cloth, but however. Her top is evenly torn, it’s a belly free top accentuating parts of her pretty body she has one hell of a pretty belly. It’s also sexy how her lower leg regions come forth under her skirt, the definition of her legs looks great. Every part of her body is nicely accentuated.
When flipping Asuna over she’s unexpectedly lewd, she is wearing a thong and it is badly off center, you can see her butt and also partially the outer parts of her genitals. It’s no necessary detail, maybe the sculptor wanted to show off like “Look what I do with your PG-13 heroine”.
With the arms halfway raised above Asuna’s head and wrists close together she can be constrained with the included wire, when you are into bondage games or just want to adapt a certain scene. I found the wire length to be a little short, as I tried to connect it to something.
I was a bit joking around with Miette-chan about combing this figure with a Rehgar Earthfury figure, his pose was rather hilariously fitting, but I decided that it would have been too outrageous for my liking, soft bondage is the most I can do to this beautiful young lady.
I can’t believe that I nearly missed to order this great figure, she’s without much exaggeration, fantastic. The innocent white dress combined with the beautiful yet sorrowful expression is unique and make this figure special. The lewdness when flipping her over was surprising, but the sculptor followed his way of keeping attention to detail. The Asuna – Titania version has the nice slender body of a 17 old Elf eared girl (ok, that probably sounds really creepy).
She has a cute belly, also nice arms and legs, the best part for me still is her gorgeous face.
Max Factory did an excellent job and the concept of the figure turned out really nice.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures, I had a lot of fun taking them, Asuna has been a lovely model.
I took more pictures which are below this paragraph, I really couldn’t decide 😀