1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa

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   /⌒  ⌒\  
  / ( ●)  (●) \   ”Batayan!
/ ⌒(__人__)⌒ \    Has the new sample arrived?”
|      `ー’´     |  
/     ∩ノ ⊃  /   
(  \ / _ノ |  |     
.\ “  /__|  |

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“Only one has arrived so far!”

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    /      \
   /   ─    ─ \    ”No matter!
 /   (=・=)  (=・=)\    One is more than enough!”
 |       (__人__)  |
  \      |r┬-|   /
  ノ      `ー’´   \

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Today’s review is of this figure – the one and only sample of it that has arrived!

It’s Max Factory’s:

1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa!

The lovable guitarist from Sakura High’s light music club in the popular anime ‘K-ON!’. She is wearing the Santa outfit that she wore in episode 7 of the first season, ‘Christmas!’.

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This is how she looks from the back!

As with all the previous 1/7th scale K-ON figures from Max Factory, the quality is absolutely wonderful! It’s definitely a figure that Yui fans will buy with no regrets whatsoever! Just look at those lovely long legs and bare feet…

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The Santa hat can be removed!

This quality really looks just as good as the master figure did… it’s incredible… just look at that adorable smile! It suits Yui so well! What a wonderful world we live in that you can keep such a wonderful smile by your side whenever you like!

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        /     \    ”But it’s kinda out of season…
     /   _ノ ‘ ヽ_ \     We’re in Summer, not Winter!”
   /     (●)  (●) \
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)” )|    ___________
   \      。` ⌒゚:j´ /j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /          r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

That may be so, but…!
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The whole Santa outfit can be removed!

To reveal her swimsuit!!

The outfit is made of soft plastic that comes off very easily, and the balance of the figure is kept wonderfully both with and without the Santa outfit! It’s really incredible! Batayan was the head of production for this one – and got the fitting of the Santa outfit down perfectly!

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This is how she looks from the back now!

A school swimsuit in all its glory! It becomes the perfect figure for the Summer!

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The swimsuit has that nice…

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…tight ‘just-fit’ feeling to it!

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        /      \
       /  ─    ─ \    ”What an incredible figure…”
     /   (≡)  (≡)  \  
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

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You can even make out her belly button!

The detail on the swimsuit really is incredible – from the glossy shine down to the creases in the material – it’s all there! It really looks just like a real swimsuit – the sculptor’s are just too good at their work!
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Max Factory’s:

1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa!

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |     (__人__)    | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be in stores from the 8th July!
For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!
 
 
 
(C)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部

1/7th Scale Azusa Nakano

The seat next to mine is Oomura’s – an Azunyan fan!
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He goes to all the Azunyan live events and pilgrimages, and he even went so far as to steal the master figure for today’s review and keep it as his own!

       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     /  ─    ─  \
    /   <○>  <○>  \.  “Wait…
    |    (__人__) し|   Did I say master figure?!”
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /  し          \

H-Hey! I need that first!

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And thus today’s blog will be taking a look at…

Max Factory’s…
1/7th Scale Azusa Nakano!

From the popular anime with a movie on it’s way ‘K-ON!’, Azusa is the Sakura High Music Club’s rhythm guitarist!  She also marks the last of the girls in Max Factory’s 1/7th scale series – we’ve got all five of them now!

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This is how she looks from the back!

This Azunyan features a relaxed, stretched out pose as she lies down on a cushion! The size of the photos make her look a little small but that’s just because of the limits the the size of the pictures – she really is a beautiful 1/7th scale figure!
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This is how she looks from above!

Before I continue this review, I have a request of everyone reading.
Imagine she is with you in your own room while reading through!
It’ll increase the moe levels by at least three times, I promise!

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A relaxed and gentle expression!

An expression that she’ll show to you whenever you like! Personally I normally prefer girls to have an upward glance (thats why most pictures of me are taken from above :P), but this version of Azunyan is perfect with a gentle straightforward gaze like this one!

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Defenseless, beautiful legs!

She is wearing socks quite high up but they’re not knee-socks nor tights – just a special length that reveal her calves for you… and if you touch them you can just imagine her embarressed face as she tries to get you to stop!!

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Azunyan #2!

The kitty cat Azunyan #2 is also included with the figure! She is lazing around just like Azunyan as she plays with a little toy… just by looking at her it makes me forget all the bad things and enjoy the cuteness in front of me…

Oh, as a side note, the stand being used here is not the final stand for the figure – it is a temporary version. The final version will also have a furry warm feeling to it as well though!

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Another picture from directly behind!

This is the scene you’ll have when you’re lying by her side! Being relaxing and lazy really is wonderful isn’t it… it’s times like that are so worth the hard times!

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And my personal favorite shot!

We’ve just finished dinner, and watching a little bit of TV and I want to talk about everything that’s happened today… but she is too absorbed and relaxed… I can’t bother her!

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You can also remove the cushion!

Of course the area where the cushion should be is still sculpted as detailed as everywhere else! You can catch just a small glimpse of her neck and collar bone – they look so cute!
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A close up on her feet!

Although it looks fine just looking at her feet like this, if you do actually decide to pose her this way her hair doesn’t look right at all, so it’s not a perfect option…

The sculpting was done by the same person responsible for the previous four girls – Nakayaman! They look amazing when all displayed together!

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Max Factory’s

1/7th Scale Azusa Nakano!

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●) \
    |      (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She is up on the GSC site as of today!


For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
(C)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部
 
 
 
* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

1/7th Scale Yui Hirasawa

Yesterday I took a look at Max Factory’s Big O model and learned just how it was to make non-cute things look cute…

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Today’s product is also from Max Factory!

In fact I have yet another Max Factory figure to look at, but that will be for tomorrow… and it’s not a figma by the way! figma are normally all introduced on the figma blog instead of here so I only look at them on rare occasions.


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But anyway, today we’ll be taking a look at:

1/7 Scale Yui Hirasawa!
 
 
Yui is the clumsy guitarist from the ever-popular anime K-ON!… which also has a movie version coming up!

This is the Santa outfit she worse in episode 7 of season 1!


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This is how she looks from the back!

The line from her thighs up to her knees is absolutely beautiful!! It’s like she is wearing a one-piece dress with bare feet… not something you see very often.


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A huge smile beaming across her face!

A smile like this really suits Yui the best! Great work Max Factory – that expression is perfect!!


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The nice baggy Santa outfit!

While most of the outfit and the sleeves are baggy, the area from the waist to the hips fits just right. Plus look at those delicious soft thighs!!


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She shoulders also stick out the top!

You can also see Yui-chan has a really sexy collar bone!!  :O

This Santa outfit is so amazing… I almost feel like I should get down on my knees and bow down to it!! It has such a unique balance as to what skin it shows and what it doesn’t!
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But there is more to this figure… my true love for it…

The Santa outfit casts-off into a school swimsuit!

This is truly a breakthrough! A single figure of Yui-chan with two completely different looks that are both absolutely stunning! You could even display her in the swimsuit during Summer and the Santa outfit for Winter – match her to the seasons! 😛


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This is how she looks from the back!

You might think that the balance of the figure would be thrown off by taking off her Santa outfit… but as you can see that’s not the case at all!


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Obviously the Santa hat can also be removed!

The hair beneath the hat has a nice light and airy feeling and gives a nice dynamic feeling to her – I particularly like the way the hair looks at the back near her neck!

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Healthy looking shoulder blades!

[Discussing]

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 ∧ (´・ω・) (・ω・`) ∧∧
( ´・ω) U) ( つと ノ(ω・` )
| U (  ´・) (・`  ) と ノ
 u-u (l    ) (   ノu-u
     `u-u’. `u-u’

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The glossy look of the swimsuit is beautiful!

Pay attention to the smaller details – you can just see the outline of her belly button… and the creases around her thighs are beautifully detailed.

She looks great in both the Santa suit and the swimsuit!
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It’s Max Factory’s…

1/7 Scale Yui Hirasawa!

         ____
       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |     (__人__)  |  ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |            |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |            |
 |    l                | |            |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She is already up for preorders!

Check out our partner stores for more details or questions regarding preorders.
 
 
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas
 
 
(C)かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部