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Today I’m going to be taking a closer look at the 1/8th scale…
|From the popular browser game ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ comes a 1/8th scale figure of Mikazuki Munechika based on his standard standing pose from the game.His gorgeous outfit has been sculpted with the most intricate of details, and the distinctive patterns woven on his dark blue kimono have been reproduced as accurately as possible. The vivid gradient of the kimono as also been preserved and can be enjoyed from any angle you please. Be sure to add the most beautiful of the Five Great Swords to your own collection!|
“Well, they do call me the most beautiful of the Five Great Swords.”
Apologies for the long wait since we first showed his unpainted prototype at WonFes! The elegant, easygoing sword Mikazuki Munechika is finally coming as a scale figure!
The photos above are our release photos taken by a professional – the photos from here on out are photos I took myself in the GSC offices!
But no matter what angle you look at him from, he looks simply outstanding! The sculptor of the figure is YUMA (SWANBOAT no SOUZA) – the same sculptor that did GSC’s recent Saber Bride figure!
The intricate details of his outfit and accessories makes him seem so very alive!!!
The charm of the character is one thing, but the ability to transcend the world of figures and look so very real… this is something only an incredible sculptor can do! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
Even from the back he is brimming with elegance!
You can just imagine how the outfit will flow in the next few seconds due to the way it is sculpted! It’s almost hard to believe that is isn’t going to move!! It’s incredible how such a simple standing pose can have such a lively and dynamic feeling to it! Let’s take a look at specific sections in a bit more detail, starting off with…
– Outfit Accessories –
The hair accessory displayed at an angle, the neck accessory and all the intricate little parts that adorn his outfit!!
All the knots tied around his outfit are also beautifully sculpted! (ﾉ｀・∀・)ﾉ
His gentle expression makes him look like someone you would only find far away from battle, but on the flip side the equipment and sword he carries also makes him seem like he is ready for whenever the battle may come!
– Outfit –
Even the intricate pattern that covers his blue outfit has been beautifully preserved in the figure!
The pattern is sculpted on and then has a gradient applied on top of that making an absolutely stunning outfit to look upon!
The reason Mikuzuki has taken so long to get up for preorder was due to all the adjustments and attempts at creating this pattern in a way that can be kept reliably during production! I think the wait has been well worth it though! (/ω＼)
The pearl paintwork also gives a similar atmosphere to the appearance of the original illustration!
One of the most interesting things about the outfit is that depending on how you shine light on it, it can come out looking quite different! It’s really quite fun to look at from all sorts of different angles to see how the light brings out Mikazuki’s beauty! ♪
Another thing I want to touch on is that the outfit looks ‘heavy’, the sculpt keeps that thick and layered feeling very nicely and really makes it seem like an outfit being worn rather than just another figure.
Anyway, now let’s take a closer look at the finer details that you could never really see in the illustration! (｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
– Arms –
If you look close up that sleeve, you’ll see a bit of his arm! Even some bare skin!!
The first time I looked I didn’t really know what to expect but I had my own personal opinions of what I wanted to see… I wasn’t disappointed!!
The photo is a little hard to see, but this is something you really need to see with your own two eyes!! Be sure to sit down and have a nice long look once he joins your collection!!
– Feet –
The front, back and sides of his tabi shoes are beautifully sculpted, and you can even see his ankles peeking out at the top!
So much attention to detail even in the areas you normally wouldn’t even see!! I know you might find my attention on his arms and feet a little strange, but they really are lovely to look at!! I hope my photos make them look as amazing as they do to me!! ( ；∀；)
– Expression –
Those eyes just suck you right in!!! Not to mention her lovely lips with the mouth ever so slightly open!! They say that the expression is the heart of figures… and I have to say that after staring at this face for awhile I really think he is alive! There is a living and beating heart in this figure!! (°Д°；≡°Д°；)
Plus those crescent-shaped pupils! Mikazuki actually means ‘crescent moon’ in Japanese, so the eyes match with his name! I also love the way his hair curves toward his face on the ends! And those muscles in his neck!!
I-I can’t put his beauty into words!!
Plus with a quick switch of angle the expression has a rather different feel to it! Suddenly he looks more cunning, ready for a fight! I’ve been chatting about this figure with the planner for so long and we really never run out of topics! There is just so much to enjoy!!
I wish I could tell you more about him!! I want all the Saniwa out there to gaze at him in admiration like I do!! I want to share what I’m feeling when I look into his eyes!!
… that’s the kind of product that this is!!
Make sure you don’t miss out on the 1/8th scale…
He’ll be up for preorder later today!! ♪
Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a Mikazuki Munechika Sword Charm as a bonus!☆
Plus we also have a Special Mikazuki Munechika site going up tomorrow, so be sure to take a look at that as well! (●´ω｀●)
♥︎ Today’s Date ♥︎
What is ‘Today’s Date’?
Today’s date is a photo corner featuring figure photos sent in by fans with the theme ‘The Perfect Date’. See the bottom of this post for details on how to take part: Kahotan Post Office
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（ ・∀・） .｡oO（The special page…)
(（ ・∀・） .｡oO（…will also have a 360° view!!)
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Planning Team / Kahotan / Twitter ID：@gsc_kahotan