Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Today I’m going to be taking a closer look at the figure I introduced yesterday…
The 1/7th Scale…
|From the anime series ‘Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend’ comes a 1/7th scale figure of the top student and up-and-coming novelist Utaha Kasumigaoka-senpai!The figure is based on an illustration by Kurehito Misaki, the original character designer of the series – it features Utaha right the middle of getting dressed, and has been sculpted and painted with great care to ensure it captures the charm of Utaha-senpai from the original illustration. Obviously all the areas that were never visible on the illustration have been carefully considered and added on to the figure, allowing fans to enjoy the lovely pose from any angle they please!|
Yesterday I took a quick sneak peek at some of the highlights of the figure, so be sure to take a look at that blog as well!
⇒ Utaha Kasumigaoka (Sneak Peek)
But let’s get on with today’s review, starting from the back!
The figure is posed leaning over making her stand slightly shorter than most 1/7th scale figures! Her long, flowing hair looks so very soft, and the way her skirt is being lifted up is fantastic!
The reverse side of the figure is filled with so many highlights that you never get to see from the front!
Taking a look from the side also shows off a fair amount of skin! Just look at the curves around the belly button!
The intricate creases and folds of the blouse are so realistic!
It really makes me feel like I’m taking peeping photos! (°Д°；≡°Д°；)
Another piece of detail that I really loved is the fastener’s on the outfit! The left and right sides have been properly thought out for the sculpt!
You wouldn’t be able to see parts like that if the clothes were fully worn…
But that’s exactly why a dressing scene like this exists, isn’t it?!
The ribbon and it’s fasteners, the collar and her boldly opened out blouse… everything about the sculpt and pose just begs you to stare in awe!
When it comes down to it, it’s a rather simple school uniform, but that exact second of the start of getting dressed has been frozen in time for fans to enjoy forever! That’s what makes her so special! (*´Д｀)♥
The 1/7th scale also allows for a little more detail to be added into the figure! The figure’s planner, Kyojin, had this highlight to point out!
The Toe Area of the Stockings!
You can clearly make out where the toes begin thanks to the sculpt!
Let’s check on the sculptor’s highlights!
The sculptor of this figure is none other than Good Smile’s Manabu Katou! His highlights of the sculpt were…
The fluttering feeling of the uniform!
The blouse and blazer are so meticulously sculpted which gives off a really realistic look to the outfit! It really looks like gravity is pulling on it, and the various parts are fluttering loosely. All the areas that were never visible on the original illustration are also carefully thought out and sculpted on in a wonderful way!
Apparently the most difficult thing to work on was the creases and fluttering effect of the uniform! I said it was a rather simple outfit, but that my no means makes it easy to sculpt – the amount of detail is still incredible! (●´ω｀●)
The calves, back of her knees and bottom are all covered up by ever so slightly transparent stockings! The tight pull of the stockings on the skin is nicely noticeable as well! You need to really see this for yourself when she joins your collection!
Utaha-senpai’s black stockings are definitely one of her charm points! ♥︎
The fact that she is lifting her skirt up means that even more of the stockings are visible than most figures with stockings! (σ・∀・)σ
Even the run guard in the stocking is visible on the figure!!
Then as if that amount of detail wasn’t enough, they are even slightly translucent allowing you to see the soft skin behind them as well! ♪
Utaha-senpai getting dressed just for you!
She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎
Plus as mentioned yesterday, all purchases of Utaha-senpai will include a postcard featuring the original illustration by Kurehito Misaki that the figure is based on!
By the way, this postcard is included with purchases from any store! It is not an exclusive!! More details will be up on the GSC Website tomorrow, so be sure to take a look! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Don’t forget that this figure is also in the works…!
Eriri Spencer Sawamura!♪
I’ll be sharing more information about her as soon as it becomes available!
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Finally a quick event notice!
This weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight is…
Date: 2015/03/21 (Sat) – 2015/03/22 (Sun)
Times: 10:00 -17:00
Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Halls 1-6
Official Site: //www.anime-japan.jp/
GSC Event Page:
There are many things to enjoy if you stop by the event!
1. Nendoroid #500 Commemoration Display!
The Nendoroid series began in February 2006, and with the upcoming release of Nendoroid Sakura Miku: Bloomed in Japan, it will have reached Nendoroid #500! In commemoration of this milestone, we will be having a special display at AnimeJapan 2015, displaying as many of the Nendoroids in the set as we possibly can. We will also be handing out a special catalogue.
2. Various New and Upcoming Figures on Display!
Various items seen on yesterdays broadcast and more will be available to view at the event! This includes Nendoroid Ryujo, figma Honoka Kousaka, Nendoroid Umi-chan and the Nendoroid Co-de series! Maybe even some never before seen figures?!
3. Loads of Goods on Sale!
Goods from series including…
· wooser’s hand-to-mouth life
· IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
· The Rolling Girls
· Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
· The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
· Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku
· Kantai Collection -KanColle-
· Nendoroid More
· Apreggio of Blue Steel DC
· KILL la KILL
· Little Witch Academia
· Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
More details available here:
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
（ ・∀・） .。０ (Come and see Utaha-senpai for yourself…)
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See you all again tomorrow!!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan
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