Sena Kashiwazaki is one of the main characters from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. She’s smart, athletic, pretty, popular, and has no friends, which prompts her into joining the neighbours club. Kotobukiya released this 1/8 scale figure of her in August 2012 for a price of 6800 yen. There are a number of figures out there of Sena, but what made me decide to get this one was the butterfly that rests on her knee.
I have about a dozen figures lined up for review, but today I’m going to skip the queue and cover the most recent addition to my collection, a 1/8 scale Maxima Enfield from the JRPG Shining Hearts. I don’t know anything about Maxima or even the Shining Hearts game, but when Kotobukiya released the promo shots of this figure, I thought it looked awesome and I had to get it.
The figure is based off of an illustration by famed artist, Tony Taka (T2). For those of you who don’t know who Tony is, he did the illustrations and character designs for the Shining series of games, as well as for titles such as Sora no Iro Mizu no Iro, Tony’s Heroine Series, and Fault! All of his characters are female, and I think the most identifiable aspect of his work is the way he draws eyes.
Since I’m feeling lazy, I’ve decided to cover all the figures I got during June in one post. Some of these were from my Japan trip while others were preorders that arrived while I was away. The ones from Japan are the Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, Sanae, and Sumomo nendoroids. The Fate nendoroid, Bakemonogatari nendoroid petits, Seitokai no Ichizon figures, and Ruri were all waiting for me at home when I got back at the end of June. I could have picked up everything in Japan instead of preordering, but that wouldn’t have left very much room in my luggage. That’s why I decided to just get the Touhou nendoroids since they’re hard to find online. Sumomo was an impulse buy, so I had to find some room for her in my luggage, luckily everything just barely fit.
It’s been nearly two weeks since I got this figure, but I just didn’t have any time to post it until now.
When I ordered this figure of Hinagiku, I didn’t realize that it was 1/6 scale instead of the usual 1/8 scale so I was suprised to find how tall it is. Measuring from the base to the top of Hinagiku’s head, the figure stands at about 25cm , which is much taller than the Nagi figure at 14cm.
My main reasons for getting this figure were:
1. Hinagiku is awesome.
2. I liked her pose.
Well, here’s the second figure from my mini-spending spree on swimsuit figures: Nagi Sanzenin in a cute white bikini with yellow stars. I had a hard time getting Nagi out of her packaging because Kotobukiya decided to wrap her in this kind of sticky plastic film instead of just putting little plastic bags around her. This is a 1/6 scale figure, but since Nagi is kneeling, she isn’t very high (only about 13 cm). She does take quite a bit of surface area though, since her legs are stretched out.