Today another demon lady is my guest, the long awaited Ignis from Orchid Seed. The figure is scaled 1/7 and has a height of 24,5 cm, she was sculpted by Ishiyama Satoshi who sculpted a number of figures for Orchid Seed. Ignis of the Endless Winter version was released in March.
The origin of this figure is the visual novel Jingai Makyo, which was made by Nitro+ in which she is one of the main characters. Ignis is a skilled demon hunter and actually a kind person.
Unfortunately I haven’t played the game nor do I know much more about Ignis as person.
JAST USA aquired the license for the Game, maybe there will be something in the future.
Even though the figure was impatiently awaited by many people, I just developed a real interest in the figure very late, around 3 months before release. With her huge appearance, the body and red hair, I thought she would be something nice to have. Let’s see how Ignis turned out.
Hair & Face
The figure has long hair with a number of wildly flowing strands, it looks attractive and dynamic how the hair was sculpted. The hair is more on the soft side, so worries about breaking single strands are not necessary. The tomato red hair creates a nice contrast to the mainly white dress of her. There is some bridal decoration in her hair in form of white roses and a wing hairband.
The figure has a thinner face than that from the illustration which was printed on her box, where Ignis looks like cute, chubby teenager. On the other the box illustration differs from the game design, so the figure is more true to her appearance in the game. Im pretty much satisfied with the face itself, there are prominent eyebrows, attractive, expressive and nicely shaped eyes.
The painted lips give her the appearance of a self confident grown up lady, while the rosy cheeks give her a nice youthful touch, I like this combination quite a lot. With a sharp katana in her hand Ignis still manages to shows a kind and friendly expression on her face, but when turned backwards her expression slightly changes into something evil.
Outfit & Body
Ignis has a beautiful design, partially because of her huge white dress, which is a combination of a straight jacket and a wedding dress. I find wedding dress figures a bit embarrasing by default, it kind of looks like the owner wants to marry the figure, I like my figures, but marrying no way!
Since I have no idea who Ignis is I could went of my way and bought my first wedding dress figure. It also helped that this no classic wedding dress design. On the upper half she is wearing a nice corsage with a number of white straps and silver colored buckles. White isn’t a convincing color, fortunately some dark shading has been used to underline all the wrinkles and details.
Ignis has the body of a grown up lady, tall and with distinctive female curves. Her boobs are covered by frosted colored flower shaped cups. The voluminos skirt also has the frosted color but with a slightly higher opacity, the rounded wrinkles create a nice and realistic look, it’s really beautiful. Under her clothes the pretty stockings and underwear are revealed. I really like the smoothly decreasing opacity of her body tight and the stockings flower pattern.
To be honest I partially ordered the figure because I liked her boobs, they have a nice size and are nicely shaped and I like puffy nipples in general. Ahh why does it feel like “Wieselhead confessions” all of a sudden!? In anime grown up women are often portayed with ridiculous huge boobs and nipples with Ignis it’s also partially the case, but still in a toned down, aestetic way. As to be expected from Orchid Seed the overall bodysculpting looks excellent and detailed. Ignis has a musculous belly, nice thighs, broad hips and a quite good looking butt.
Her fingers also look nicely done and has a lot of anatomical details, the fingernails are painted what actually is a common treatment among figure manufacturers nowadays, but one exceptional detail are that the fingernails of Ignis are long and spiky. This also underlines her confident lady appeal. In contrast to her beautiful outfit Ignis is wielding a long Katana which is inbedded in a bouquet of white roses, it is possible to display the figure without weapon. With the pose of her left hand she rather appears like an enthusiastic Rock, Paper, Scissors player.
Castoff & Base
Orchid Seed is well known for mainly convincing and working cast off solutions, in case of Ignis they continue this tradition. I had to smile as I noticed that cast off nearly worked like opening a real corsage, aside from pulling off the head part :D. After opening the straps at the front, only sleeves and collar remain. The heavy and solid skirt is held by the pegs under the corsage.
The pieces still fit together very well again after the figure has been casted off, the gaps you see in some pictures, are there because I was occupied with the figure standing straight. With boob covers and corsage, there are several ways to display this figure, even though the look is a bit questionable with some combinations. Fully dressed and nude are the best display options.
Ignis a beautiful figure, but getting her on the base was a rather challenging task, to counter the weight of Ignis, Orchid Seed provided a plastic piece to support one foot of the figure with a metal rod. The plastic is connected with two pegs that slide into the base and the base has two pegs for the feet of the figure. After some cursing it seemed to fit but the connection between base and figure still felt risky, so in the end I used epoxy glue to connect base and plastic piece.
It’s been some time since received the last Orchid Seed figure, the last one was Kurono Kurumu.
An overall pretty figure with some minor shortcomings like no blush and no lipstick, which would have added a lot to more this figure in my opinion. I slightly feared that these “minor” details would have been forgotten again, but now Im happy about Ignis, she has a very pretty face with great eyes and the for me important details like rosy checks and ladylike lipstick.
The outfit of Ignis has a beautiful design, that follows the “martialic bridal”, theme. The white color is beautiful and overall it’s a very detailed and pretty dress, the wrinkles are smooth and nice shading has been applied. The cast off option is very well executed as well as the excellent sculpting of the figures body, her boobs and the other feminine curves are quite appealing.
The only dissapointing aspect of this figure, is the pain of getting her on the base and the resulting fear of Ignis falling off the shelf. The lower skirt is quite heavy, probably heavier than the figure itself and so it can easily happen that the foot slide out of the pegs, Since I glued the additional peg piece on the base I feel more assured about the stability of the figure.
I bought this figure at AmiAmi and paid Yen 9.420 + additional 2.970Yen for Air Mail shipping, thx to Ignis I found that Air Mail is the best shipping option for me in terms of speed and money.
another review can be found at NeathGrim