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.