Alter – Choukou Sennin Haruka – Shihoudou Narika – 1/8 PVC Figure

 

This figurine fell victim to my random “I want that” … ness… while the wife and I were in Japan. We didn’t buy it in Japan we pre-ordered it while we were there… yes, even while in japan we are so obsessed with figurines that we still placed orders for them online… it was pretty random actually.

To be honest, I know nothing more of this figurine and character then she is from a hentai. Which means I have probably seen it at some point and just didn’t remember it. Honestly, there is a good chance that might be what made it stand out to me, some sort of… subliminal messaging that made me purchase it. Or, it could be the cute pink hair, it was probably the hair.

As the title implies, this figurine is made by Alter, I’m a fan of most of their work so I didn’t hesitate to get this one. The figurine was sculpted by Aketagawa Noboru who has also done my TACO!! girl from Saki.

 

This figurine is done super well, normally when you take a good close inspection of a figurine its pretty easy to see some flaws that are in … well, in a lot of figurines out there. Random color bleeds, mould lines sloppy, detail work looking poor. This figurine almost looks like it was made by our fellow deities at Good Smile. It really is nice to see work of this qualify put out by Alter.

 

I did already mention that I love her hair, I kinda have a thing for that color of hair its just… sexy and awesome. I love her animated pose as well, I liked it enough to still purchase it even though it has one point of contact on the base which will most likely lead to the figurine leaning in the next few years. I loved her MC Hammer pillow like pants and most of all I love the colors.

Her face is small and vibrant which is how I think most figurines should be. Her… … weapon? I think looks pretty awesome as well. Yeah this is one of those rarer times when I’m grabbing just a random 1 off figurine we bought and was not disappointed with it. The sad thing is I really do not know much about it at all, I do tend to always try to go into a review with an open and clear mind.

 

I suppose the only things that bother me about it is as I stated before, the one point of contact on the base which will cause it to lean. As well the base itself I’m not totally sold on. It would have been nice to see something a little bit more extravagant as I’m a fan of all those flashy big bases.

 

All in all, I’d have to rate this based on the painting and sculpting and give it a 90%. Fans of this show would probably like this, however I would like to of seen this be a little bit cast off, not a fan of that style of panties either but that’s a whole other can of worms.

For a random purchase figurine of ours, I cannot think a better AMV to put in here except for a AMV with randomness… so here you are.

4 thoughts on “Alter – Choukou Sennin Haruka – Shihoudou Narika – 1/8 PVC Figure

  1. I was surprised to see Alter put Narika up for re-release, as I didn’t think she was overly popular, but the figure sold out pretty quickly at AmiAmi and others, so I guess I was wrong. Narika was already on my wish list from the original release because of her lively pose and colors, so I was pleased to see a reissue appear as an alternative to paying ¥16,000+ at sites like Mandarake.

    The final figure came out very nicely. I never saw the original first-hand, so I don’t know if the reissue is any better quality-wise, but the craftsmanship is quite good. It did take a bit more effort than I would have liked to get the weapon mated to the rest of the figure, but that’s about the only complaint I have.

    I don’t think there will be any problems with leaning. I didn’t see any reports of that being an issue the first time around and the single connection to the base seems quite secure.

  2. I am happy to have her in our collection, her bright colors and pink hair are awesome. I am glad that they re-released her. It would be nice to have Haruka re-released so they can be together. They would be a nice set to have. And its good to know that not many people had issues with her leaning. Even though she is mounted with only one foot she is pretty much up an down and she isn’t leaning to start with, so hopefully that makes it so she doesn’t lean down the road.

  3. Man, this figure sure is nostalgic, I remember seeing it a lot when she was originally released. I remember back then thinking it sure was a nice a figure. Now that I look at it I still think that it’s a really nice figure.

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