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 ^^
other reviews can be found at Reflective Boundary and Hobby Holic
Everything about her looks very Nice, The chair and The Dragons printed on her dress looks awesome too 😉 , maybe not fan of the mouth, yeah like you mention a yandere looks probably looks nice, since they made black variation, now I am thinking how she will looks in red Chinese dress 😀
Indeed it does =) Her face could probably show a better expression than it does with this tiny mouth of hers.
It’s one of these rare cases where the figures outfit would look good in nearly every color, there are some bootlegs in different colors haha. Still I would suggest to buy the real deal ^o^
She kind of reminded me to Toradora’s Aisaka Taiga China Dress from Wave. Of course, Taiga is more of the upbeat, happier version whereas this little girl here looks so sad. But I like her dress color and design. Well suited her looks. =)
Ah, this Taiga looks cute, not as elaborate as this Sora here, though. It would have been nice to see Sora with a happier expression. The whole figure is beautiful, so I can bear a figure with a sad looking expression.
Whoa, this is really a nice figure of Sora. I especially like the look on her face, she’s so damn cute (I prefer her cute side to the crazy ero side she shows in the anime/VN). 😀
Great photos as always wieselhead! 🙂
Yeah, she’s also a nice eyecatcher ^^ Tis innocent face looks lovely on her, still would like to have the option for an evil or laughing face. Sora can be a scary little sister *runs away*
thank you very much ^^
She’s a really lovely figure, and rather bigger than I thought she’d be, too. She looks really nice in this sort of elegant dress; if I remember right, she was kind of a slob or something, or at least that dress she usually wears always looked really baggy and unflattering. I’ll be honest, when I think about her expression, all I can really think about is those lips went down on her brother, and that really happened in the TV anime. I mean, anime gets more and more risque and sexualized every season but even with all the perverted shows that exist for nothing but fanservice (i.e., Cross Ange), it is still really hard to beat Yosuga no Sora for that sort of thing.
Sora turned out surprisingly big, 1/7 suits her very well. Indeed she was a strange person
Her brother must have a thin one then ;D I actually could think of other fitting expressions for her.
This anime was surprising in this regard, Sora was actually quite the slut, a cute slut sister at least *lol*