iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is basically an online game that can be played on your mobile, the player takes the role of producer san. You collect Idols, train them and enhance their stats. I haven’t played it so far, but we will take a look at the figure from Good Smile Company.
In terms of figures Cinderella Girls seems to be on par with the popularity of Kancolle.
It’s funny at first most figures were mainly based on dating sims and eroge, then anime characters became and still are the driving factor, but it is interesting to see the very amount of announced figures that are based on characters that have simple Flash Games as their origin . There are over 100 different Idols in the Game and there have been already a few figma releases, scale figures have been announced by GSC and Phat Company so far.
Shibuya Rin is the most popular character from Cinderella Girls, in casual clothes she is described to have an unfriendly appearance. Well, there not much info about her, she is 15 years old and likes dogs. Her zodiac is the lion, hey I have some things in common with Rin.
This cute and glamorous lady was manufactured by Good Smile Company, she is scaled 1/8 and measures 20 cm. Rin Shibuya was released at the end of April 2014. She comes with microphone, microphone stand and a cable. All parts had to be assembled, I cursed this stupid cable but some minutes later the figure was completed even without manual sheet, none was included actually. I thought cable connected mics are a thing from the past century.
They probably wanted to give the figure something nostalgic, but wild Idol dances are not possible with cable. However I like how she swings around her microphone in a dynamic manner. In case you want to imagine what she sounds like, here is a link to her song…
I don’t have many Idol related figures if at all Rin is the first one. Honestly spoken while I find real idols to be a bit annoying sometimes, I have a liking for 2D Idols in anime. I really enjoy things like Love Live or iDOLM@STER, I like to watch how these cheerful girls with different personalities walk the road of becoming a popular Idol with a pure heart and kind attitude.
Cinderella Girls has many nice character designs, I instantly was captivated by Rin Shibuya as I’ve seen her as grey prototype. In the meantime I also ordered Shimamura Uzuki from the same lineup, she should be released by the end of this month. I also like how Koshimizu Sachiko was adapted by Phat Company.
Hair & Face
The figure has long brown hair with detailed strands and a very clean finish and realistic flow.
Rin’s facial expression is very well done, in my opinion it conveys how much she enjoys singing for the audience, with her radiant blue eyes, the slightly flushed cheeks and her big mouth with the upper front teeth line she makes a cheerful and positive appearance as a whole.
Compared to her body the figure has a big head from some angles it makes her look a bit strange, owning to the unique Idolm@ster look Rin has been faithfully sculpted. Overall the face is nevertheless quite pretty and shows her enchanting happy face.
Outfit & Body
Rin Shibuya wears a gorgeous outfit, it’s called “New Generation” colored in very dark colors. Compared to other Idol outfits, which accentuate characteristics like playfulness, innocence and being cute. Purple and black give Rin a more grown up, mature look.
The design is very appealing and mixes modern elements with classic feminine fashion like the glossy corsage with the classic frilly dress underneath. The corsage pushes her delicate chest a bit. The figure shows some skin without selling herself for cheap to make up for bad music like certain US so called artists.
Confess! who did you prefer in the early 2000 era Britney or Christina Aguilera?
Well, these two actually have not much in common with the Idol culture in japan, the language aside there are differences in the visual presentation and attitude of the singers. Once it happens that I disliked most western female solo artists and nowadays I’m rarely listening to western Pop music, but next to a variety of J Pop and Rock I still enjoy some western bands.
Back to topic, Rin’s outfit; I love to look at her multi layered skirt, the awesome boots or the metallic colored buckles on her corsage, in my eyes it has an Hispanic touch with all the frills and decoration in her hair. You really see her Idol atmosphere.
This Shibuya Rin figure is the first released scale figure of iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, she passed with waving flags, I really like her and the image of an sparkling, teen Idol who loves to sing on the big stage. Her dress is beautiful and has many nice details, she has a distinctive style and overall the girl has a nearly flawless quality. Also her face is quite adorable with her big eyes and sweet expression. It’s a quite photogenic figure, somehow her Idol background is fun, it is really enjoyable to take pictures of Rin in a lot of different ways. In my opinion she’s great.
What do you think about Rin?
Soon I will go on vacation, for the first 14 days of June I will be away in France. I will probably be able to check out your new posts, but maybe I will not post anything during vacation.