Hi todays review is about a figure which I hadn’t on my agenda until recently, it is Itou Noemi.
I mentioned her in my last New Preorder post. It was a mere impulse buy, I noticed this figure as I was scrolling through the sale section of HobbyLinkJapan, she looked pretty cute in the preview pictures and I couldn’t resist. The discount at HobbyLinkJapan was also pretty good, something about 5700yen but to save shipping cost and customs I bought her at a local shop.
Itou Noemi was manufactured by Kotobukya and released in November 2008 for a price of 7140 Yen at that time. Her scale is 1/8 and her height is about 19,5 cm.
The origin of this figure is a visual novel game called With You –Mutsumetai from 1998!
It was published by NEC Interchannel, Ltd. for Pc, Sega Saturn and WonderSwan Color
There was also an Ova adaption from the year 2000, but the ratings say it’s pretty bad.
So Kotobukiya made this figure nearly 12 years after the origin was made, that’s interesting.
I haven’t played the game, watched the Ova, or found any CGs, so aside from a few artworks, I can’t give you such background information’s like in my Buddy review. Maybe I’ll be able to edit a few infos after I’ve watched the Ova.
Hair & Face
Noemi has long dark purple colored hair, it has no shading and paintjob on it, but the nicely sculpted strands create good looking shadows on it so I can’t really complain about the missing paintjob, the hair looks quite good without it. At her huge ponytail a big yellow ribbon is attached. The face of her looks very cute, she has beautiful purple colored eyes and some blushmarks on her cheeks. Her wide open mouth is also done very well.
“Kyaaaa!, don’t look at me!”
The morning sun floods Noemi’s room while she is changing into her working dress.
She already took the clothes out of the closet and placed them neatly on her bed before putting them on. From the Hallway silent steps can be heard followed by a cheerful piping song. Suddenly the door opens and as soon as Noemi realizes who enters her room carelessly, she thrusts out a sharp scream “Kyaaaa!, don’t look at me!” from the shock while quickly pulling her uniform close to her body to cover her embarrassment.
Pose & Expression
It looks so cute how Noemi grabs her uniform and pulls her arms towards her face.
The sculptor captured her expression and body language from such scenes we know from many animes shows very well and gave the whole figure a very dynamic appearance. Also the flow of her clothes looks very nice, like the little bit transparent shimmy has nice wrinkles and shading effects. The maid uniform which is probably made of heavier cloth and shows are different kind of drapery than the pink shimmy, the twisted sleeves do look very interesting and are giving the final touch to the flow of her clothes and the pose.
Body & Outfit
The first thing I’ve noticed, was that the figure appears very petite, in the description it is said that Noemi is scaled 1/8, I thought, wait that can’t be 1/8, but in comparison with another 1/8 scaled figure of mine her size appeared reasonable. Neomi is just more petite, she has a small butt, the thin long legs and her small feet; the implied toes are a cute detail. Her upper body is mainly covered by the shimmy, but because of its sculpting you can see some skin here and there. The round base is nothing special, it shows a timber flooring like texture and looks good.
Her outfit consists of a pink shimmy, stockings and panties, the long white stockings are pretty nice. The panties have a small ribbon at the front, at the backside there are funny looking quillings. There are no cast off options and the maid uniform can’t be separated from her.
Overall the sculpting looks quite good only from her backside I’ve noticed that her arms are connected in a strange looking way the lower part is bigger than the upper part and it looks quite ugly, another smaller flaw I’ve noticed is a small gap between her leg and her butt on the right side, this second flaw isn’t that noticeable.
I’m happy that I bought this Noemi Itou figure, as said the body language of her pose and the face has a very strong expression , the dynamic flow of her poses also done very well. This figure is a little bit on the sexy side, but it’s not very daring and so Noemi is mainly a very cute figure also my mum said that she’s totally cute ^^
Sorry if I made water your mouth, because she’s now sold out at HobbyLinkJapan.
– cute characterdesign
– dynamic pose with a nice flow
– good sculpting and painting
– connection of her arms at the backside