Today I will review a figure based on the character Amane Suou
Amane is one of the heroines of Grisaia no Kajitsu, a popular visual novel, I reviewed in a previous post. The figure was manufactured by Kotobukiya and released in February 2015.
As this figure was announced I considered to get it, but other things came up and prevented a preorder. Several weeks later, after release this nice figure was available with a discount. Since my orders were delayed and I badly wanted to receive a new figure, I chose Amane.
Kotobukiya’s Amane is scaled 1/6 with 25,5 cm and a slightly sturdier appearance, she has a nice look and presence. I remember the times where I thought 1/6 is too big, nowadays it’s different. First of all it’s a great scale to present a figures detail and sculpting qualities.
In the Visual Novel Amane is often refered to as “big girl” her appearance is a little buxom compared to others, she’s the flirty Onee – chan type with many waifu qualities.
Visual Novel character designs are often sparkly and have really pretty bishoujo ladies. The figure is very close the game design from the beautiful blue eyes to the shape of her head. Her joyful expression is lovely, with lively eyes, an open mouth and the right amount of blush.
The figure stands on one leg, on a sand texture base, it’s around 1 cm high. It rarely happens these days, but Amane is screwed on her base. I guess it saves some time to do it that way, since you don’t have to think about pegs, balance or stability.
The body sculpting is very good and clean on this Amane figure, as mentioned earlier she is a buxom girl. So she shows a nice, attractive body. Ample boobs, wide hips, also sturdy limbs and big hands are part of her body. The clean appearance give her skin a soft, cuddly look.
Amane has a rather complex pose, since she is captured during running while looking over her shoulder and holding a water hose. It looks cute, lively and dynamic and give this bikini figure some unique appeal.
I like that Amane is a dynamic figure, her pose is quite cute when she’s running around with the water hose trying to make people wet. That looks interesting even though it appears dangerous with the hose around her leg. nevertheless her smile is enchanting, she looks like having a blast.
Kotobukiya decided to produce her as bikini figure, she was wearing this one during a happy class excursion with her friends. It’s a slightly pinkish – white model with a cute frilly collar and a ribbon at the front, her bottom part also follows this style. For bikini standards the top is still quite revealing with sideboob, underboob and such things, she looks a little excited, too ;D.
The hose consist of two pieces, the piece in her hand is already fixed, you only attach the longer part and the water fountain, it looks rather convincing with it’s detailed texture.
You just take the figure out of the box and assemble the water hose and voila!
Also the hair is something very good about this figure and Kotobukiya put some effort in making the distinctive hairstyle pretty and detailed in the final figure, these strands at the back are great. The hair has a pinkish, purple color and the tips are translucent pink.
Amane is a very nice, attractive figure, I like the character and Kotobukiya did a great job in turning her into a figure with all the important traits and level of detail over the whole figure. Kotobukiya made her rather sexy in accentuating her cleavage from several angles with the help of this skimpy bikini top. That aside I like her slightly buxom appearance and the body sculpting is very well done, also the 1/6 scale suits this figure nicely.
I adressed the issues of a different skintexture in my last two Kotobukiya figure reviews, coincidentially Amane has the regular fully opaque texture and I’m delighted about that. Although I don’t really understand these variations from the same manufacturer.
Well, that should it be for this figure review, as said Amane is a lovely figure and I’m glad that I did order her in the end.
as much as I feel that figurines wearing bikini or beach theme really boring, I really like the pose and the water hose on her, a really nice concept and pose 😀 really like the picture where you spray water on her
It depends on the character who is wearing the bikini, but I think it’s cool to see a bikini figure in a funny action pose.
Haha thank you, it was fun ;D
Looks simple but really nice. Kinda interesting how they actually made the water too, and still looks somehow convincing xD
Simple but nice, Amane looks great too 😉
They made nice looking plastic water, I agree.
I don’t know if Kotobukiya did a good job with her hair, or you did a damn good job in illuminating her hair hahaha.
My biggest gripe though is I don’t understand why she isn’t cast-offable at all.
Well, I can assure that her hair is that nice ^^
Haha, that would be sexy, but quite unusual for Kotobukiya, maybe I could tear it off XD
I received mine a few days ago and I’m actually in love with this figure! Great job with the photos, they are insanely beautiful, and the set up is just wonderful! 🙂
Ah, it’s always nice to hear of others who also have this figure.
Amane is super sweet and pretty, masbe I’m also in love ;D
Thank you very much, I was glad it worked like I imagined.
Kotobukiya really did a bang-on job with Amane, the pose, hair, water, and bikini all look good. I’d actually like to see more Grisaia figures. I haven’t played the visual novel, but I’m enjoying the anime.
Yes that is true, Kotobukiya really nailed it down with Amane, it’s a great character adaption ;D
There is a figure of Michiru and someday we will see a figure of Yumiko in bunnysuit.
Ah, at least you’ve watched the anime, it’s entertaining, but the VN is a little more elaborate.
Do you also watch Rakuen?
I watched the first episode of the anime adaptation a while back and I thought it was okay; the part where the lead guy walks in on Amane was pretty funny. Maybe I should catch up with it; it seemed like it was building up to something (though admittedly, that’s why I didn’t get past the first episode – I had no idea where the show was going) and I’m kinda tired of watching shows like High School DxD. This figure looks really nice – though admittedly, it reminds me of some of the very, very many Tamaki Kousaka figures out there. The bigger size is really nice, too; there are so many bikini girl figures out there that a bigger figure has an easier time of standing out.
Well, the anime adaption really rushed trough the different routes, the game I’ve played was more elaborate,
though the anime isn’t super bad, the (pre)sequel Grisaia no Rakuen is actually great. The MC has a distinctive personality…
Highschool DxD only pushes the same buttons, one character gets some backstory, one big conflict and old boob jokes.
Season 1 was so much more refreshing and nice to watch. I guess Amane is a character similar to Tamaki.
I really like this bigger size of her, it gives her more detail and appeal.
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I Really love Amane, She’s hot, sexy and a beautiful women, i think she could be my girlfriend soon, also I made amane as a Looney tunes character so Bugs Bunny should make out with her.