Today we will take a look at Kirito’s cousin, Kirigaya Suguha. She’s one of the heroines of Sword Art Online, she didn’t take part in this, but plays ALfheim Online with pleasure.
After a number of delays ALTER released this figure in early May 2014, I review her quite late, but other things came up and Kirigaya Suguha ended at the end of my review queque.
Suguha is scaled 1/8 and is sitting on a veranda with some snacks next to her. A funny or better said interesting fact is her low price, back then I preordered her for 6.080 yen, nowadays you can pay 10.000 yen for such kind of figure. Yeah the good old times *cough*.
The shoulder long hair is very pretty and also quite distinctive with it’s style and the dark blue color, the seam line above her bangs feels a little misplaced, somehow. The figures head is round and has a smooth shape, sculptor Mumei gave Suguha a reclusive facial expression with big cute eyes and a slightly parted mouth she also seems to be daydreaming a little.
These sad eyes are lovely, unfortunately even if I try, I can’t make this figure smile.
The young lady is wearing her workout clothes, a red jersey with a black shirt underneath, below she is wearing very loose blue shorts, that expose some amount of skin. The choice of colors is quite nice and give the figure a sporty appearance. The small and big details on her outfit look very convincing and are very well done. The jersey with the high collar shows many wrinkles, but tightly stretches around her ample breasts, which looks quite nice.
Her veranda base is an interesting accesory it has a realistic wooden surface, the figure only connects via magnet to it, the other parts are not glued together and can be placed wherever you want, you can also use them together with other figures.
Sword Art Online is an interesting anime, the first season, also the second one leaves many opportunities to trash talk about it, because of questionable decisions or cheesy turn of events, on the other hand it’s entertaining enough to keep the audience at the screen.
She still has feelings for Kirito, but somehow to accept his relationship with Asuna and also befriend with her. As cute, busty girl she should have no problems with finding a decent boyfriend, but she’s quite shy outside the virtual world. Her friend is also no real option.
Suguha has an above average bust size, as her game alter ego Leafa it’s even more prominent, but this figure accentuates them in a really subtle and modest way, for my tastes it could have been more erotic, like a more pulled down zipper and some cleavage. The part where the figure shows some skin are her legs and the loose shorts that partially reveal her buttocks, The figures butt has been flattened, to make her balanced pose possible, I’m always not so happy about such solutions.
ALTER’s Kirigaya Suguha is a nice figure overall, she has a cute face and appealing workout clothes. The craftsmanship is well done, but her sad expression also makes me a little sad, an alternative happy expression would have made her more appealing. Some might not like her expression, others she might not show enough fanservice, but she’s actually very pretty.
She is a compact figure you can carry her around when traveling for example without risking her to get damage, although her clouded expression will limit the kind of pictures you can take with her. Nevertheless I’m happy with her and don’t intend to sell her soon. In case this Suguha caught your attention, you can get her for around 4000 Yen on the aftermarket.