Before the christmas holidays, I will review another Max Factory figure in 2015, it’s the all so cute Sairenji Haruna. She is from the fanservice heavy To LOVE RU anime/manga.
Max Factory adapted the design of a bride without actual wedding dress, but appealing lingerine and veil. After Momo Bella Deviluke and Kurosaki Mea, Sairenji Haruna is the third adapted figure from this official illustration, Kotegawa Yui would convince me as well ♡.
Momo, Mea and Haruna are scaled 1/6 and designed by sculptor Nakayama. I ordered Haruna’s figure for 9.230 Yen. She was released in the end of November 2015.
Sairenji is based on the art of Saki Hasemi and Kentarō Yabuki, actually she was created after the appearance of the authors wife. Haruna was my favorite character in the beginning of the To Love Ru anime, she totally reminds me of my first Highschool romance ^^.
Sairenji Haruna is a kind, understanding and patient character, she often is a victim of the main characters clumsyness, but never gets angry at him. In TLR she is an extremely likeable person. I was rooting for her, but thats rather useless in harem animes in general.
Some time later the authors wife turned crazy and demanded a divorce, in order to this she awarded the rights to the character and so Sairenji’s role was dramatically reduced.
Well, I still like Sairenji Haruna and I’m extremely happy that a figure has been made this year.
Face: – The 1/6 scale makes it possible to create a detailed expressive face, it’s probably the most remarkable thing about this figure adaption of Haruna. The characterdesign from the anime was adapted faithfully, the shape of her head and the exposed forehead are mayor attributes of her character. In this figure adaption, the girl looks rather coy, but also observing, her eyes are just beautiful, the small opened, chestnut shaped mouth underlines the subtle sweetness of her expression.
Outfit: – The lingerine dress of bride Haruna is appealing, wrinkles and partially an illusion of slightly transparent fabric adds an realistic touch. The shiny texture resembles a silky look, the contrast between smooth, matte skin and lingerine is very attractive. She wears a cute top decorated with frill and garters attached to it, that are connecting to her stockings. The triangle panties are detailed, the added see trough effect above her buttocks is quite lovely.
As pretty as Haruna’s outfit is, I noticed something that bothers me just a little. On closer inspection the shading has been applied in a bold manner, the not so precisely used airbrush slightly disturbs the appearance of the delicately sculpted dress, but it’s just a marginal note.
Body: – To Love Ru is ecchi comedy focusing on showing budding bishoujo teenagers in accidentially ecchi situations. As the first season was aired I was happy with it and the funny fanservice involving cute girls. Years later To Love ru Darkness aired there, I came to the following conclusions. A: harem can be an annoying genre B: most of the female characters stayed too young in appearance, so my enjoyment of the fanservice turned out limited XD.
The figure of Sairenji Haruna also portrays the image of a budding teenager with a modest chest (ahaha now I’ve said it XD) Still, the petite appearance is appealing in other areas. Her upper body is so nicely sculpted, complimenting the girls smooth skin. The figures skin really has a smooth feel to it. I love her cute arms, the shoulders, the collarbones. what really makes me jawdrop though are the details of her upper back, just lovely （´・｀ ）♡.
Exchangeable Parts: – You either have the choice between an appropriate bridal veil or Haruna’s trademark bangs. The veil, though being made of plastic is pretty, white roses and other flowers, I can’t clearly identity are placed on the front. The veil has a gradient from nearly clear to less transparent, the created movement creates a really nice look.
Both suits Haruna very well, although I like her trademark hairstyle the most actually.
A few more words to wrap this up, teenage bride Sairenji Haruna is a beautifully made figure with a gorgeus looking face that has a convincing expression and also an nicely sculpted body.
The funny thing is that I’m not particularly keen on figures in wedding dresses. My main motivation was to receive an especially great looking figure of Haruna as kind of keepsake. This Haruna made by Max Factory could have worn any kind of outfit, I would’ve ordered it right away. They manufactured a really cute and visually appealing figure, even with her young girl proportions Haruna is quite attractive, the 1/6 scale is another big asset.
If you like Sairenji Haruna as character or simply cute, short hair figures, this is worth a thought. I’m sure that this wasn’t the last bride from Max Factory… Kotegawa Yui, please.
Do you have a favorite “bride” in To Love Ru?