Hi and welcome to my review of Kurono Kurumu, after Max Factory’s Muramasa she is my second maid related figure. The figure came in a slim space saving box, the figure has a standing pose, comes with two additional straps for her castoffable outfit and a small instruction manual.
Kurono Kurumu was manufactured by Orchid Seed and released at the end of June 2012. The figure is scaled 1/7 and has a height of 245 mm. Her grey prototype was announced a few years ago, I had already given up hope like on this figur. I thought that Kurumu would never be finished or canceled in worst case, but surprise surprise they finished Kurono Kurumu this summer and Orchid Seed also started to work on an colored prototype of Chouhi Ekitoku.
The origin of Kurono Kurumu is the manga Rosario + Vampire which also received two anime season, It differed a lot from the manga, but it was still a very popular show back in 2008.
The story centered about Tsukune, because of his miserable grades he had to enroll in a youkai academy, a school for monsters and demons. There he meets the vampire girl Moka and the chaos begins. As usual in a harem genre anime, Tsukune meets other pretty girls that will fall for him, he also meets Yukari, the Mizore and Kurumu. Who of the girls was your favorite?
Kurumu is a 16 year old teenage Succubus, she has a serious crush on Tsukune, but decided not to use any of her abilities to win his heart. She is very kind person with a big heart, Kurumu shows no real hostilities towards her three love rivals, she actually considers them as friends.
The outfit is actually based on episode 11 of the first season of Rosario + Vampire, where Kurumu advertised the newspaper she made with her friends at the newspaper club.
Kurumu is my first blue haired figure and I like this ocean blue color a lot. The strands are very well recreated, the most interesting detail on her hair is the elaborately sculpted headband. The quillings and the purple ribbon with the golden star do look very pretty and detailed.
Her face comes quite close to illustration the figure is based on, there are the purple eyes with the voluminous eyelashes. With the nicely sculpted mouth this figure of Kurumu has a slighty more alluring expression. Personally I would have added a faint blush and some gloss on her lips.
The head of Kurumu is slightly tilted down, she is ought to be placed a little higher on a shelf or where you place your figures, haha it gave me a hard time to find the right angle for the pictures.
Kurumu is wearing a halfway modest maid outfit in matte black color, the choker, her top and the apron have beautiful and elaborate looking quillings like the hairband. Her skirt has some lace at the outside, other nice details are the black long gloves, the white stockings and the dark blue glossy shoes. The dress is more focused on looking alluring than being an outfit for work, without the apron it could easily be used as a dress for an festive occasion or an romantic date.
The top of her dress presents Kurumu’s captivating cleavage very well. There also is a castoff option, the parts that come off are her skirt and the breast part of her top, the black part around her upper body remains. I somehow had the impression that this part could be taken off as well, but it is quite sexy like that as well. Under her skirt Kurumu is wearing some light green panties.
The castoffability is a nice extra, that most figures of Orchid Seed offer, even though I just use this feature for the photoshootings, they always do a very good job in making the figure fetching, fully as well as partially dressed. Personally I prefer Kurumu with the lovely garnished top.
The body of the figure has a nice sculpting and has a cute pink skintone. Kurumu is not what I would call chubby, but she is sculpted with a little more meat overall. The thighs, the butt (which is especially well done) or the fairly sized boobs for example. Well, Succubi always have nice boobs and Kurumu is no exception. Her boobs are nice, she has light brown pointy nipples.
The shape of her boobs is more on the realistic side and are showing some gravitational influence.
With one leg lifted and a slightly tilted stance, the pose of Kurumu captures a scene where she seductively pulls the straps down her shoulders very well. The hanging straps are a good idea, but the problem is that you have to apply these them on your own. They seem to be flimsy and it is a real pain to put them inside the tiny holes, one the one hand you don’t want to break them, but you also want to display her with the straps. For most of my pictures they weren’t used.
Orchid Seed made a very nice figure with their Kurono Kurumu, it was worth the long waiting time from the early prototype to the final figure. The simple, but nicely sculpted and sexy maid attire works very well with the standing pose and the attractive body proportions of Kurumu.
The quality doesn’t disappointing either, paintjob and shading is applied in a clean way. Also the sculpting of this figure leaves a very good impression. Overall the figure offers a lot of eyecandy. The only not so good thing is the way you have to place the straps into her top, I’ll try it again.
Another review can be found at Neathgrim
At last some more from my pics below