Based on Shingeki no Bahamut, a popular smartphone and tablet Game, Max Factory manufactured Cerberus, the cute dog from hell. I love cute demon girl characters, danger mixed with some cuteness is something I really appreciate in anime media and figures.
I tried to play the Game, but after many crashes I was fed up after a few days of playing, maybe the Game was buggy or my late Xperia U couldn’t met the requirements. Nevertheless the Game has a nice concept, it is one of those card collecting things. A distinctive feature of Shingeki no Bahamut are elaborate character artworks with rich details you would not expect from a simple flash game. Especially the demon class character designs are super appealing.
Do you have a favorite character design in Shingeki no Bahamut?
There are many great designs, but I really like Lilith+, it would be great to see a figure of her.
Figure manufacturers like Kotobukiya and Amakuni already noticed the games potential and made figures of Olivia and Dark General. Olivia is the most popular figure and will be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about figures from this Shingeki no Bahamut.
Olivia and Dark General weren’t really my type, they looked a bit too serious for my taste, so I waited for Max Factories more playful figure of Cerberus.
Cerberus was sculpted by Katagiri Youhei his first scale figure to date, she is scaled 1/7 and has a height of 23,5 cm. The figure was released in late July, back then I got her for 11,130 Yen.
She comes as nearly completely assembled figure, just put her on the base and equip the dogs with their halo parts. The halo’s are made out of clear plastic, since I was scared of breaking them, I’ve put them back in the box after I’ve taken a few shots with them.
Cerberus has hand puppet like dogs as hands, she has no optional human hands, well, there is an official artwork where she has hands, but Max Factory decided against such an option.
After escaping from her box, Cerberus gives her
servant owner a warm welcome with her charming looks and a cheerful dance like pose she emits a certain atmosphere. Together with the very smooth skin and the shiny armor the figure has a detailed top quality appearance.
In ancient Greek mythology Cerberus is supposed to be a big dog like creature with three heads. Fortunately this Cerberus is no ugly dog, she still has the qualities of a woman. With her hand puppets she has three heads and meets the minimal requirements for a dog from hell. Her dogs look like Spitz breed, they are a comical aspect of her, they have different personalities, the left one is a rather wild puppy while the other one looks shy and meek.
Cerberus has a twintail hairstyle colrored in redish brown and with darker shading. The twintails show a great movement. The detailed and partially singled out strands look really great. At the purple tips there is a nice transparency effect. At the top of her head she has the ears of a fox spirit, the insides have a fur like texture and are painted in a light brown color.
An unique feature of her face are the triangle shaped eyes, in general a sign of aggression.
The Iris has a pretty non human design, they give the figure a lively and mesmerizing flair.
A cool thing is, that Cerberus mood and expression seems to change depending on the viewing angle, from the left she looks charmingly evil with a great smirk, but when turned more to the right her facial expression becomes cuter or shows a nearly kind smile.
The clothes make a real eye catcher out of Cerberus, her bustier corsage combination is really pretty. Colored in metallic purple with elaborate golden ornaments in a surprisingly detailed fashion, also the paint has been applied very clean without sloppy over painting issues.
The metallic bikini panties are sweet. Also her outfit which is supposed to be armor is actually more related to fancy lingerie, only the armor at her arms leaves a heavy impression. At her legs she is wearing some interesting stockings over her shiny, purple high heels boots.
Cerberus actually has no tail, instead there is a veil surfacing at the back of her corsage, which maybe is something close to a tail, however it has a nice, brown to orange gradient effect and gives her a more dynamic appearance in combination with her hair.
The figure has an appealing design and very attractive body sculpting, with her proportions Cerberus is really my type of girl, even when actually I’m not so specified about these things, especially not when buying figures, but when looking at her I’m really happy ^^. She’s petite and very feminine in her appearance. Cerberus has a slim waist and sexy hips. As person she is not too tall, her legs have a very appealing length with lovely meaty thighs and a cute butt.
Well, her body sculpting is really great, be it the very well defined collarbones or her pushed up boobs. Also the smooth, slightly muscular belly should be taken into account. From the backside you can also admire her lovely shoulder blades and the previously mentioned butt.
Yeah, time to put together my thoughts abut Max Factory’s Cerberus. I think that I am really satisfied with how the final figure turned out. I was really looking forward to the day of her release, I couldn’t get her fast enough. The figure has a charming face with great eyes and appealing expression. Her outfit is beautiful, really detailed and compliments her attractive body very well. The sculptor did a fantastic job in bringing sex appeal and playfulness together in this figure of Cerberus. The beautiful demon girl theme has been done in a convincing way.
There are a lot of positive things to say about Cerberus sama, but one thing that bothers me a bit are the Halo connectors. I’d feel more comfortable when they have been made of metal, I really wouldn’t feel confident to put her on the shelf with the halo’s attached, sooner or later these clear plastic connectors are bound to snap, especially with my luck with such things.
Max Factory proved again that they are a top tier manufacturer, their figures have an outstanding level of craftsmanship and Cerberus is another great example of this.
I hope you enjoyed her review, maybe you have also ordered her?