Shigure – casual ver. – Kancolle – GSC

It’s time for a new figure review, I will show you the Shigure – casual version from Good Smile Company today. As you may know Shigure is a character from Kantai Collection an apparently inexhaustible source for figures.

In February 2016, I’ve reviewed the Shigure Kai Ni version, that focused on the character as warrior. Kancolle figures are generally bristling with guns and equipment for naval warfare, but this Shigure has none of such things.

Like the name implies, the Shigure – casual version is portrayed on her day off, she is wearing her winter school uniform with a jacket over it to match the autumn theme.  The Shigure – casual version was released in August 2018 and manufactured by GSC. The figure is scaled 1/8 and more or less based on an illustration that was in the Nyantype magazine from November 2016, sculptor Yuukoon had a bit of artistic freedom and turned it into a very nice figure.

Although the figure measures only 21 cm her portrayal and appearance are very expressive and nearly iconic. Shigure is very photogenic, she looks like right out of an outdoor shooting from a fashion magazine. Shigure is leaning on a fence, one you would see in a nature related park. She and the fence are attached on a round brown base, it has an appealing stone like texture, half of the base is covered by a cluster of as well as separate ginkgo tree leaves.

Shigure’s hair looks beautiful, it accurately follows her official character design with huge ahoge and the “dog ears”, it shows sharp contours and has a fluffy look at the same time. On the left side of her head is a nice hair ornament.

At 1/8 scale she apparently has a small head, but the figure has a very detailed face nevertheless. Shigure has beautiful blue eyes, the optional red framed glasses give Shigure a mature and also smart appearance, without them her face looks a bit “naked”. Her cheeks show some subtle blush and the slightly open mouth is cute.

The clothes of this Shigure are what you would consider casual, still many elements of a school uniform are present, although a casual look has been created. The jacket is quite nice, it looks cool how Shigure has one hand in the side pocket. Her red loosened up necktie is nice to look at. The very pretty square patterned skirt might be piece that isn’t looking like part of a school uniform. Overall the clothes look great and are nicely sculpted I like how the clothes follow the bodylines tightly and how the slender but attractive body is accentuated.

The figure is designed in a way that you could display her without skirt, wearing her black panties, but I thought it would be rather weird to only wear panties in the park. Her legwear consists of black kneesocks and brown loafers.

With the added items like bag and a retro camera around her neck, she could pass as a student of photography.

Because of her size Shigure might appear like a simple figure, but she isn’t. The pose were Shigure is leaning on the fence in an expressive way shows great articulation. I really like how her left hand touches the glasses frame with her hand, that said fingers and frame doesn’t align that well, there is 1-2 mm distance, maybe I was too dumb to get it in the correct position.

Final Words

This was my th review of a Kantai Collection figure, I really like my Shigure – casual version figure, that shows a different approach on the origin she is based on. It’s very nice to see one of the Kantai Collection characters in a different context than with weapons and machine parts, after all the character designs from the game are enchanting.

The appearance of this figure is rather mature. In this adaption Shigure is not brimming with a smile, of course her character is actually not the upbeat type. Here she wears a serious and yes, a somewhat blank expression. I think it fits the overall style of the figure. The figure has a cool pose a pretty looking outfit and an appealing base.

Good Smile Company planned a few more figures of Kantai Collection characters with a casual  look, tagged asShopping Mode”. These figures are based on Kaga, Haruna and Kashima.

Are you interested in some more casually dressed Kantai Collection characters?

Check out my other Kantai Collection figure reviews

Kashima – Amakuni/

Takao – light armament ver. – Max Factory

Yuudachi Kai Ni – Good Smile Company

Shigure Kai Ni – Good Smile Company

I – 168 – chuuha version – Max Factory

Kongo – chuuha version – Max Factory

Yamato – mizugi mode – Banpresto

5 Responses

  1. Miette-chan

    Shigure has a always been a charming girl and it is crime she never made an appearance in the show and movie instead with just got Poi. I deeply regret not ordering Shigure after she became everyone’s darling on Instagram for a while and kept seeing her. Nice casual girls like this are nice, girls with a camera always makes them 100% cuter in my eyes too!

    I like this series of casual clothes for Kancolle girls, Haruna looks sweet too and Kashima has me in love already. I can’t wait! I hope the line doesn’t stop with these three and continues as well with some of the other girls.

    • wieselhead

      I was happy about the cast, Mutsuki ♥ sadly there aren#t many figures of her.
      The Poi Kai Ni figure was better than the Shigure counter part, too.
      This figure though is great for what is, a pretty girl with a nice casual outfit and picturesque pose. There should be more such figures. Haha, yes the camera is a cool addition, it’s nice to see girls with creative hobbies.
      It’s funny though that they are called “shopping version” I’m looking forward about how they will turn out.

  2. Aya

    Even without the armaments and usual ship girl Look, she looks great 8) the bag,glasses,camera and the leaning pose looks perfect

    Ow that’s quite Plenty of kancolle stuff you have 😀

  3. Tier

    I was all like “Yeah, cute figure, nice pictures, I’d probably never think of buying this figure” and then my eyes saw something about displaying panties and I was like “… wut”. Now I’m definitely interested in this figure. I dunno why these companies don’t mention these options, I’d imagine it would help them sell a few more figures. I’m going to be disappointed if Iowa doesn’t have a removable bra or something. One weirdo random note, I picked up the memoirs of Tameichi Hara a while back since military history is a hobby of mine; apparently he was the captain of the Shigure. I’m sure his spirit is weeping with rage when he sees stuff like this XD

    • wieselhead

      Haha, figures without naughty bits can also be quite appealing.
      Shigure has black panties which is a bit of an small spicy element on the figure.
      No idea why cast off is kept a secret on more or less “modest” figures.
      I often mentioned how the Kancolle figures all could be a bit naughtier XD
      That Iowa probably has no bare boob option, although I like the way the Iowa version from Max Factory looks.
      Haha, it’s not weird, Tameichi Hara seems to be an interesting man, but as top torpedo instructor, I would have assumed he would have sunk a few more ships.
      Lol maybe he would be pleased :p

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