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.
Wouldn’t you be afraid if she really does smile after you pat her long enough? That little cute figure actually smiles back at you!!
Jokes aside, I find myself staring at her face. It’s her expression that holds one’s attention, I guess. Like you said, she carries this sorrowful looks and yet very cute. Actually, taking away the watermelon, her pose looks like she’s longing for something or someone. I’d say, the best part about this figure is the face. She’s very cute outfit too.
It would depend on the kind of smile, I would probably freak out if she would suddenly make a yandere smile, but anything else would be pretty cute *pat* *pat* *pat* （‐＾▽＾‐). Yeah it’s always great when figures have such an expressive nature, that create a rather strong emotion in the viewer.
Ikaros looks sad, but that distinctive expression is quite charming.
There’s still chance for a final season of TV anime even after the manga has ended. Problem is, Kotobukiya has only focused on Ikaros and Nymph so far, so maybe it is not the company to expect the figure from. I have to say when you took out the watermelon her left hand gesture is quite evil. The neck shackle and chains got some real nice metallic paint now, which was never used on earlier versions of Ikaros and Nymph.
They probably could make an original ending to wrap it up. To be honest the Manga ended quite underwhelming, they didn’t use the potential in the end.
Kotobukiya seems kinda crazy about Nymph, mybe she is also the fan favorite. Haha evil? I somehow don’t see that 😉
Yeah the metal parts are really elaborate.
Leider konnte ich mit ihr von Anfang an nichts anfangen. Schon nach der Ankündigungen war ich nicht sehr begeistert. Ich mag zwar die Serie aber dafür reicht es nicht aus. ^^
Leider fehlt mir hier einfach ein wenig Spannung und Dynamik. Auch das Gesicht sagt mir nicht so sehr zu. D= Aber das ist wahrscheinlich nur Geschmackssache. Die Fotos lassen sie jedenfalls ein wenig besser aussehen. :3
Ah verstehe, kein Thema wenn sie dir nicht zusagt, ich kann ja auch nicht mit jeder Figur was anfangen ;D
Mit der Pose schlägt die Figur eher die leisen Töne an, ist bestimmt nicht jedermanns Sache, aber ich finde sie echt süß.
Von dem Anime gibts ja auch andere Figuren, wobei Ikaros relativ wenig gute Figuren bekommen hat.
I was wondering why the hand posing like that before realized there is a watermelon in some pictures ^^ I wonder if she posing like that and pat a cat/dog ‘s head would make it a good one ^^, her face is really good quite charming
Oh I see, you could easily switch the melon with other things ^^
Yeah I think it makes the figure very likeable.
If I remember right I didn’t buy this figure because it was expensive as hell, though I guess the improving exchange rate (at least int the US) would make her price a little easier to take. As much as I like Nymph and Astraea (and I admit I mainly like Nymph because she gets kicked around a lot), I kinda think Sora no Otoshimono would have been better if it just had Ikaros instead. The show was at its best when it was about Ikaros and Tomoki’s personalities bouncing off each other. She looks quite nice, especially with her sad eyes. Now I feel a little sorry that I didn’t buy her bunnygirl figure to go with Nymph.
Ahaha she somehow was, but cute figures are hard to resist, especially with such sad puppy eyes.
That is very true, in these harem animes I like first possible couple the most, adding more love interests just prevents any serious development. In Sekirei the first episode with Musubi was very sweet, but now she just became a energetic side character, give me back my romance! Well, the manga is a real pain anyway. You should feel really sorry *lol* I think it’s harder to part with Ikaros when she looks so vulnerable and cute.
YO! Its been a while since I last came back, my apologies 🙁
Anyway glad to see you have tons of nice reviews, I love Ikaros and Kotobukiya did a wonderful job on this sculpture and conveying Ikaro’s personality. I was going to say that the base it very unique and creative with the feathers only to realise that its actually you that out it.. lol should have figured hey!
I like it how she looks nice with her precious watermelon (awesome that put it) but also without it as if she is trying to call out to someone. Cute.
Hey Fabrice, hehe don’t worry it’s ok it became rather lonely here anyway ^^
I still have fun making them so I will keep it up some more time.
I’m really satisfied with her, she’s a adorable little Angeloid ;D
Haha melons everywhere…