Good that I could acquire the white version of the Kasugano, Sora – China Dress version.
Many figures these days get a price drop at some point. Sometimes ordering a figure after release turns out as still difficult when there is a higher demand, yet you can manage to get a copy on release. HobbyLink Japan has been my “Saviour” a few times last year when I, after many debating till the end, decided to order a certain figure at the “last minute”.
Kasugano, Sora was manufactured by ALTER and released in November 2014. She caught my attention as I was browsing through some figure shops, all the time I thought she was just another 1/8 figure and well, a 1/8 scaled loli is … Indeed, very small – fortunately Kasugano is scaled 1/7. I really like this scale, it combines a big amount of visible details at a decent size.
In her visual novel Yosuga no Sora, Sora is a character with a difficult personality, the sudden loss of her parents gave her mental scars and in the end turned her into an indecent sister.
I think it’s obvious that she isn’t the kind of figure where you need to know the whereabouts to admire the beauty of her elaborate design, which was developed by Hashimoto Ryou.
The reviewed version of this this figure has a cream white as main color, but Kasugano, Sora is also available as black color variant which release date is scheduled for February 2015.
The petite girl looks great with the huge, flowing twintails, that consist of many divided strands. Her silky textured chinese dress with black inlay is beautiful, it has all the fitting accessories that belong to this kind of dress, ribbons, thigh high stockings and these long gloves.
As already mentioned Sora is a petite person with a slender torso, the big head accentuates her childlike appearance, but believe it, she is supposed to be at least 16 years old, so her wide hips with the cute butt and meaty thighs give her some mature feminine appeal.
Sora’s butt is magnetic also in a literal sense, thanks to that and slots carved into the seating, the figure solidly sits on her chair base. You could just let her sit on the chair, but ALTER also added a white, small plate for increased stability.
Sora’s pose reminds of a little clumsy attempt of playing seductive, when pulling and lifting the wings of her high cut dress she is forcefully drawing attention to her left leg, when looking from behind, you can also notice that she intends to let you take a peek at her black panties.
I’m a little lost when I should talk about the figures face, of course she’s very pretty with beautiful eyes and blush marks close underneath them, but her expression feels somewhat neutral and lonely. The detailed bangs cast a faint shadow over her dark golden eyes, giving her a mysterious aura, depending on the lighting this effect is more prominent. With the small mouth Sora seems to whistle a song. It would have been awesome, if a yandere face was included for an additional display option, just a personal suggestion.
I decided to shorten my writing in 2015, coming close to or over 1000 words is exhausting on both, the writer and reader, I imagine 😉
I’m impressed by this figure, she’s not only beautiful, but also an as good as flawless product. The elaborate posing paired with the gorgeous appearance create an especially nice figure. From the thin strands of hair, smooth appearance of the sculpting to the printed on dragon pattern, everything boldy demonstrates quality.
All that is realized without the figure being especially fragile and she’s also sitting firmly on her base. There is no merit in a pretty and expensive collectors item if it falls and breaks easily.
Kasugano, Sora – China Dress version is an example for the possible level of craftsmanship of todays beautiful figures. I can’t wait for the upcoming Wonderfestival to see more of that.
I conclude this review with more pictures of this beautiful young lady ^^