Now I didn’t take any pics of my new Busou Shinki, not sure why…. must have forgotten… but it’s best saved for a post all of its own later on sometime, there are soooo many accessory bits and pieces that go with it!!
To start off, we have the lovely Shion Sonozaki from Higurashi no naku koro ni. There is hair for Mion too, but I prefer this hair, and the hair is a faff to change.
She seems well put together, with a nice enough sculpt. The paint work is decent enough, bit plain, but keeps to the original design, but could have been better. Her shoes are probably the worst done, possibly the slightly metallic silver paint used for the frilly bits on her skirt, gloves and socks. I like the way the hair is linear in colour, I always like when hair has linear colour, my Koko Tsukishima (of DaCapo 2) has hair like that too. There is one, very very small glue mark where the skirt ruffles are joined to the torso, a tiny bit annoying, but I can’t complain the price I got her.
Her pose has gotta be one of the strangest I own, kind of leaning back holding her tray, cute, but annoying that her head is tilted up, cause it means if I put her on a shelf above me it looks weird. And her head(which is removable, so as to attach the other hair) is a bit wobbly, nothing major. Her eyes are nicely done, very little in the way of skintone-shading, just around the cleavage, but the hair was nicely done, makes up for it, and there isn’t much of her skin showing anyway, due to her thigh-high uniform socks, its just the shoulders, head and thighs that are visible.
(You can see the strange pose above, almost looks like she’s laughing, which is kind of appropriate for the show lol) The tray she’s holding is also removable, no cast off, sorry boys! For a die-hard Higurashi fan this figure is an obvious must, and if your into crazy yakuza family green-haired gals, you might wanna get her also. She’s from Megahouse and came out early 2007, I thought it was older actually, but HLJ says otherwise.