Sena Kashiwazaki is one of the heroines from the light novel and anime adaptions Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, where sociable awkward teenagers try to find out about the definition of friendship. It’s a great show with it’s different approach on the harem genre and the portrayal of difficult things about making friends. The kids meet in the after school club “Neighbors Club” where they either do what they like or plan activities friends would do.
Sena is popular with the boys, with the girls not so much obviously. She can be considered as beautiful girl, with her buxom body, Sena is a teenage boys dream in the flesh. Ok, not everyone prefers blonde (wieselhead raises his arm) Yeah, it’s ok dude to each their own.
Aside from being Yozora’s masochistic bullying victim and a hilarious comedy relief, she is a nicely fleshed out character with personality. To hide uneasiness she often tries to put on the arrogant rich girl act, what always seem to backfire at her during club activities. She is not dumb, though and has perfect grades in school, but she is rather clumsy and gullible when dealing with other persons of her age, especially Yozora. Sena enjoys to play visual novels and likes cute loli’s, so she’s partially the living otaku prejudice in the body of a buxom girl.
In terms of personal character ranking Yozora (gloomy girls are one of my weak spots) and Rika (her dirty mind) come before Sena, but she is a character I also like quite a bit.
After several figures from Sena, Gift released their adaption of Sena in the end of July. The figure is scaled 1/4 which is quite the impact in the size department 37 cm are damn huge. She was sculpted by Kondou Takayuki who was in charge of many other big scale figures.
The sculptor stayed very close to Sena’s official character design, which was not always the case with figures based on Sena’s character. For some reason she often wears a swimsuit.
Swimsuit figures only make sense when they have a detailed body and an articulated, pretty pose. Sena has it all, her bodyssulpting is very clean and accentuates the image of soft skin.
She has a sexy bendover pose with entwined arms she is pushing her boobs up and her hips are pushed to the side. With her sideways tilted head she looks friendly and inviting.
Blonde characters are often portrayed with strong yellow hair, Sena has bright mustard colored blonde hair with very dynamic shading. The sculpting of her hair turned out really satisfying, detailed strands on front and backside and surprisingly also right on top. Her hair has curly tips at the end which looks really pretty. As decoration she has her trademark butterfly clip, it has a clean shape, but I would have preferred a transparency effect instead of solid colors. The figure also has some cute wrist accessories.
The face is very important for such large scale figures, I had some little doubts about the final figure, but Gift passed with waving flags. Sena fires a cheerful innocent smile at you and it works way too good with her lively eyes and rosy cheeks she looks just adorable. Her opened mouth shows a upper front teeth line and a cute fang both of it gives Sena a big, playful smile.
Yozora once gave Sena the actually mean nickname “meat” (肉), but it’s probably true in a positive sense. The figure is quite curvy, as Sena has a bit more sturdy body by nature, she’s not actually chubby though. The figure has wide hips, a soft belly and rather meaty legs.
Not only has Sena fairly sized boobs, she’s well balanced on front and backside. Girls with big boobs rarely have a memorable butt, this also applies in the opposite way. As I unpacked Sena, I was positively surprised by her stunning backside, like one of these girls from a rap video *lol*. Her butt is big and has a nice round shape, she also have lovely dimples above her butt. With her pose Sena puts her boobies into focus, but not that ecchi, unfortunately no traces of nipples are visible under her bikini, just vertical wrinkles from below.
Sena is wearing her standard turquoise colored bikini with yellow outlines and ribbons, her top is gently hugging her boobs and forms a great cleavage, there is no cut in effect at the front, at the backside her bottom part is more tight fit and can’t cover a lot of her buttocks,
it has realistic wrinkles and the brighter area recreate the illusion of stretched bikini cloth.
The girl has a rather extreme idea about a fashionable beach outfit, just look at these shoes.
Taking pictures of such a big beauty is kinda difficult at first, I mean with the 1/4 scaled
Fate Testarossa I had no problems. With Sena I was swapping lenses like crazy. With her big size there is no need for macro lenses, the wide angle exposed the narrow background too much, in the end the Tamron 17 – 50 zoom turned out as the best choice for my setup.
The topic for this shooting was sunset at the beach. The 120 cm reflector with the flash and orange film turned out quite satisfying for that, the fake sequin ocean could probably be improved, in the background it did a decent job.
Gift made a very pretty big scale figure of Sena Kashiwazaki, the first great thing about her is the detailed facial expression, I like her cheerful smile a lot, her hair turned out nice and convincing. Another good thing is the detailed sculpting of her womanly body, Sena looks beautiful all around. The pose works best from full frontal and of course the backside, it depends on you if you want to admire her adorable smile or her glorious butt.
I got her for 10.580 Yen and considering the amount of PVC, large size and details this was quite a good price. There are not much things to complain about, the colors and shading have been carefully applied, she has no rough areas or seamlines. Only from a nitpicky perspective you could find 1 or 2 small imperfections on the figure, but it’s barely worth mentioning them.
On final summary Sena is a fantastic figure with a lovely smile and a beautiful, curvy body.
You can check out reviews of other Sena figures, most figures show her in swimsuits *lol*
Kashiwazaki Sena – Cow Swimsuit ver by Alphamax
reviewed by the diligent Bakayaro
Kashiwazaki Sena – Swimsuit ver by Alphamax
reviewed by the Bakayaro as well
Kashiwazaki Sena – school uniform by GSC
reviewed by Neath Grim