Good Smile Company – Bakemonogatari – Hachikuji Mayoi – 1/8 PVC Figure

As it suddenly occurs to me that its 8:25 PM on a Friday night and without my wife’s constant nattering I have not written a review today. We prided ourselves on really not missing any reviews or at least some form of interesting content but today, we are going to have to make due with less text and more pretty pictures of a figurine that I enjoy.

As I’m sure you have already guessed from the title, I’m going to talk briefly on Hachikuji from Bakemonogatari. I have reviewed at least one character from this series before and I did state at the time that I loved this anime. The stories were very interesting and the characters were all an absolute highlight of the show. I cant think of any character that left me lacking for any reason. An anime that truly does cater to almost all genres.

Well with that said, lets talk briefly about the figurine. Its done by Good Smile Company and I chose that for today because I don’t honestly feel a great need to talk in depth about any Good Smile figurine, the work stands for itself, I have yet to see a bad one. Even Melissa which was made in like 2006 was crafted excellently and this figurine is of course no exception to the rule.

The attention to detail on this figurine is superb, I loved how it had the map which lays across her thigh and the fact that her one shoe can come off as well. The backpack is just STUFFED with so much crap that it completes the image. The colors and the shading all are done very well on this figurine however I do have a bit of a distaste for her eyes. In fact, her expression in general bothers me a bit.

Being a fan of lolis myself, you would expect that this would be something I would really enjoy however for some reason I just cannot get with the pose and the I guess “theme”? of this figurine. I always pictured Hachikuji in either a super angry face or a super embarrassed face, this is neither of them, they tried to go for a sultry look which, I just don’t SEE with this character… i don’t know what do you guys think?

I said I was going to be brief so I will, I don’t have any strong feelings towards this figurine, of course she is one of my favorite characters from the show and I LOVE her backpack, I think its freaking awesome, just the pose she has on this figurine leaves me wishing I had a more action oriented version of her. I still super love this figurine, I don’t regret buying it, in fact I’ll rate it quite highly at a 89%. There is nothing structurally wrong with the figurine at all its more just a matter of opinion, which sadly, I am very opinionated.

I’m sure my wife mentioned before but we ARE in the process of trying to sell our house, it looks like a bomb went off in our house and it was like… some sort of anti matter bomb because 70% of our shits gone and the house is clean…. Well… almost clean. As always, thanks for reading the review and looking at the pics, let us know if there is something you want to see shiny pictures of with words splashed in for the future! We would be happy to oblige!

I leave you with random Bakemonogatari AMV, I suppose there are spoilers but without knowing wtfs going on? I doubt u could piece it all together.


4 thoughts on “Good Smile Company – Bakemonogatari – Hachikuji Mayoi – 1/8 PVC Figure

  1. I didn’t even notice the map at first, I was too busy looking at that huge backpack. I bet her backpack probably weighs more than she does. Her face does seem out of character, but I can still imagine her doing that to tease Araragi.

  2. Haha it is a pretty big book bag. I really love how accurate it is to the series. But you are right, it is heavier then she is. If it ever fell off a shelf I would worry about it denting the floor more then the bag being damaged. 😛

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