A bunch of figures based on Sora no Otoshimono have been made, the appealing, lovely heroines Nymph, Ikaros and Astrea received quite some attention from several figure manufacturers. I’m still waiting for a figure of Sohara, but since the franchise ended, I should bury my expectations. This figure here is my third one related to Sora no Otoshimono.
I always liked Kotobukiya for producing really cute figures at a good price and in the past i purchased a lot. Since they changed the material for most of their recent figures for whatever reason , I became more careful with purchasing new figures I just don’t like the new skintone.
After I placed my order for Ikaros. I really feared that I would not like her in the end, fortunately things turned out better than expected, so today lets have a look at Ikaros in this review.
Under their 4 Leaves label Kotobukiya released Ikaros in mid August 2014, it’s the second
Sora no Otoshimono figure, Nymph was the first on they’ve made, I reviewed her in 2011.
Ikaros was sculpted by Hoya Mitsuru a new sculptor who just made this and another figure of Sinon, Ikaros is on her knees and is scaled 1/6, the figure is rather big, but in a compact pose.
Sora no Otoshimono is a popular manga/anime series that also had a movie some time ago, the manga ended earlier this year. I liked certain aspects of the show, but there were also certain things I disliked, it was really a bit heavy on the fanservice side, this coming from me, really means something *lol* The story suffered a little from that and the dirty main character.
In season 1 Ikaros was a character I really liked. Ikaros is a Angeloid, advanced cyborg who can either be used a weapon or how should I put it, a toy for evil masters. Most of the story, Ikaros has problems with showing happy expressions because she has a few limiters programmed into her, thats the reason why she always looks a bit sorrowful and in need for comfort. I like sad heroines in anime, they have a certain fascination on me, I also liked Flay in Gundam Seed.
The pink hair looks nice, also from behind I was rather surprised by the level of detail, with longs braids and ribbons. Ikaros has persocom ears, you remember the nice romantic anime Chobits?
The gradient of her bangs from light pink to black is really pretty. Also the details are very well done. Her face is even better, the big green eyes are nicely painted and the figure has strong blush marks under the eyes. The small mouth shows a shy expression with a sense of sadness, still Ikaros manages to look really adorable, maybe if we pat her head long enough she will smile a little. The prototype had a different kind of skintone, but the reduced opacity of the final product turned out less obvious than I anticipated, in fact her skin looks rather nice.
As “toy” Angeloid, Ikaros combat suit reveals some skin, her torso is nearly naked. I really like her bare shoulders and the way her outfit accentuates her body. Ikaros fairly sized boobs have a more natural appearance in this bend over and squished together position, but weren’t they bigger in the manga, I don’t remember. From the backside you can also see her pretty back.
The figure comes with a soft, stuffed blue base, I haven’t used it in the pictures, it looks like that.
As little accessory Kotobukiya added a melon to the figure, the round object can be placed under her hand. In the anime her relationship towards watermelons was very cute, she really likes round objects and cultivates watermelons in the main characters garden.
Ikaros has small wings on her back, colored with a pearl white shine and a pinkish tint, they look very good on her and highlight her interesting outfit. The figures light outfit is supposed to be body armor. She has sky blue stockings with heavy boots and shin guard, the shoes alone don’t look tough. At her arms she’s also wearing guards above the sleeves. The black and white parts should probably resemble modern robot like things. It is a often used color variant in modern SciFi media. Her corsage like top don’t have much protection, also not her cute skirt. The skirt also comes off and reveals bright white panties, I would have given bonus points for polka dots.
The detailed outfit is pleasing to the eye, the white parts are shaded with a mix of light blue and gray which helps in giving the figures sculpt some more depth and additional contrasts. The chain and choker around her neck looks a little mean and kinky, but it plays an important role in the story, also the gunmetal color with the dark shading gives it a great, realistic look.
Kotobukiya’s Ikaros turned out quite nice, she is big, but a rather compact figure due to the pose. Overall she has nice details and shading at the right places gives her an elaborate look. Ikaros is a expressive figure, the vulnerable, sorrowful expression makes her very adorable and appealing She has a lot of shelf appeal, also because of her pretty color combination.
The quality of my copy is really good, there is actually nothing I could really complain about.
On the bottom line Ikaros is a beautiful winged, pink haired lady in need for comfort.