Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Today I’m going to be taking a look at ORANGE ROUGE’s newest member who has his birthday today…
|From the popular PC game ‘DRAMAtical Murder’ comes a Nendoroid of Aoba’s childhood friend, Koujaku! He comes with three expressions including his standard expression, a content smile as well as a blushing, embarrassed expression. The unique appearance of his kimono from the gradient coloring to the patterns that adorn it have been faithfully shrunk down to Nendoroid size.His sword has been included in both its sheathed form and drawn form for you to choose from, and he also includes alternate hand parts that allow you to display him grasping Nendoroid Aoba’s hands. His AllMate ‘Beni’ is of course also included to display by his side! Be sure to add the empathic Koujaku to your collection!
Apologies for the wait since his announcement! The reliable leader of the Benishigure who also works as a hairdresser, Koujaku is finally joining the Nendoroids!
The long hair that covers his right eye, his intricate yet beautiful red kimono, gentle eyes and just overflowing manliness have all been beautifully transformed into Nendoroid size! (/ω＼)
Just look at details of his outfit!! <○><○>
The bottom of the kimono not only has a lovely gradient effect, but also has all the flower patterns faithfully printed on at the bottom even in Nendoroid size!
The details of his hairpin and sword are also absolutely stunning!! ♪
Plus the sword is also included unsheathed as a separate part, so you can pose him showing off his strength and vigour with his sword drawn! ♡
Plus as you probably realized from the above he comes with alternate arm parts that allow you to choose between placing his arm inside the kimono, or instead through the sleeve! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
The pose with his arm inside the kimono is definitely how many fans known him so it simply had to be included, but he still comes with standard arm parts for all sorts of other posing options! The short tied up bit of hair over his shoulder is also fitted with a joint allowing you to match it with your poses! ♪
Let’s take a closer look for more detail…!
All the strings, ornaments his sash and even the prayer beads on his wrists… they’re all separately painted! The strings and kimono itself make use of a flat paint while the various baubles and ornaments have a glossy paint to create a shining appearance that really looks amazing! The prayer beads have a pearl paint applied to them which also looks fantastic!! ( ；∀；)
Of all the characters in DRAMAtical Murder, Koujaku’s outfit probably has the most intricate details! We’ve really done as best we can keeping his charms even when shrunk down to Nendoroid size, changing the paint colors and type even for smaller details like like the ornaments… not to mention the prints at the bottom of his kimono! We hope to create the same level of detail on the final product… I’m sure all will go well!
I personally love the way the one finger on his right hand is slightly lifted!! (*´Д｀)=з
Just that slight change makes me think he was just thinking about something that caused him to put strength into his arm… it adds more to his manly character!! I don’t know if everyone will fell this way, but it really catches my attention for some reason…!
Anyway, let’s move on to another part included with Koujaku…
His sparrow AllMate ‘Beni’!! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
Even the cute geta sandals on his talons have been carefully sculpted!! If you balance him carefully you can even pose him in places like this!
His neck can also be moved from left to right for slightly different nuances!
Just having him nearby in any pose makes it instantly seem more colorful! ♡
By the way, even though his face is covered by his hair, the details of the expression including his other eye and the tattoos on his face are faithfully included! Be sure to take a look once he is in your collection! (｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
Anyway, let’s move on to his other expression parts, starting off with his…
Lovely smiling expression! ☆
I’m pretty sure if anyone ever met me with a smile like this I would fall for them in a second!! Of course posing him smiling together with Aoba is great, but even just posing him alone looking upward makes for such a lovely smile to look down upon whenever you’re feeling down!
Onto his third and final expression…!
An embarrassed expression!
Note that there is an ever so slight blush in his cheeks!!
You can see he is trying really hard to hide his embarrassment and keep his confident expression!! Koujaku’s embarrassed expression is a rather rare sight… but with the Nendoroid you can enjoy it whenever you like! (・∀・)
It allows you to create scenes like this…!
Parts to hold hands with Nendoroid Aoba!!
Holding hands just like when they were younger! As you can also see in the photo (although it got a little cut off), Koujaku’s base is a longer, rectangular base! It’s the exact size of two Nendoroid bases placed together! ε=(｡・д・｡)
This allows for easy posing together with the other characters!!
You choose to display him with Aoba like above, or perhaps instead with Nendoroid Noiz in a scene like below… or with any other Nendoroid! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
They look like they are provoking someone by showing off how unconcerned they are!!
Their personalities never really got along at first, but as Nendoroids they seem quite happy beside each other! Even from the back it looks like they are having an interesting conversation with each other! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
As you can see above, you can also have Koujaku hold the sword in it’s scabbard! The hole it uses to connect to his back will be visible on the sword though!
Also note the pouch and tied up sash of his kimono! The attention to detail never ceases to amaze me!! ♪
Enjoy all the details of his outfit and various sides of his personality!
He’ll be up for preorder from the tomorrow!!☆
Check out the ORANGE ROUGE official site for a look at the other figures in the line-up!
⇒ ORANGE ROUGE Official Site
Plus! The first edition of the figure will include a special inner cardboard sheet that will recreate one of the backgrounds from the game, just like the previous two Nendoroids from the series! The design will be announced at a later date!! ♪
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