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Naughty… and nice?

Back when I received my Figma Saber lily, some regular readers may remember that this little box also came with her.

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Well, I think it’s about time to show what’s inside the box…

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Megane

Amane Shiratori!!!!!!

Now, I have to go through 2 things. Firstly, from this point on, consider EVERYTHING to  be NSFW. So if you’re in a place where you shouldn’t be viewing questionable material, do not go any further!!! The above pic was the most SFW pic I could muster! You have been warned!!

Still here? …Pervs.

The character is Amane Shiratori from H-game anata no shiranai kangofu (yes, the link is most certainly NSFW).Which neatly brings me to my second point. The game had a gimmick which allowed you to put glasses on your chosen “partner” at any time in the game. Which basically did nothing but triple the number of HCG for the game (you don’t just have 1 partner all the time). How do I know that? I just do. Accept it!
She’s the only one to get the figure treatment, which is a bit of a shame. I would have liked to have seen an Akamine Akira figure as well.
As a consequence. I took photos of Amane both with and without glasses. If you want to see her as a meganekko, Just click on the name of a crappy french car (or the japanese term for glasses)underneath each pic where applicable. or click on the pic itself for a larger version.

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Megane

The original character was designed by Sano Toshihide and the figure was probably designed by Vispo. I don’t have proof of that, but look at it!!! the face screams Vispo! It has all the hallmarks, thin, long eyes, pointed chin and a nose which could poke someones eye out!
Just compare her to my Asuka, also done by vispo and you’ll see where I’m coming from!

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BTW, All these pics are stored on the hosting server, so no worries of photobucket deleting them (and you know they would)

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Megane

She’s looking at you! Things are getting a little risky now.
Generally speaking, I don’t like ero kits. From a painters perspective, they can be a royal pain to paint due to all the subtle shadings in all the areas and they’re probably not really the kind of figure you would proudly display with the rest of your collection.

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Megane

OK, so far so good. Very sexy figure, no blatant erooOOH MY GOD!!! Hope there aren’t any minors on this site now…

Amane managed to slip through my anti ero net as, when I first saw her on dannychoo many moons ago, I thought she was just on the right side of sexy to be ok. A tease figure which didn’t go full ero. I was wrong, as the above pic shows. But wait, there’s more. Did I mention that she’s cast off?

Seriously guys, the rest are totally NSFW.

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Megane

There are 2 main problems I have with this figure (aside from it being ero). The first is the overall build quality. You can see it in the pic above but the shading on her is rather heavy and creates a large contrast in skin tone. It’s fine if she’s wearing her uniform but without it, it really shows.

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Megane

There are also imperfections and slight damage on the paint job on her stockings as well. They don’t show up very well on the photos, but they are there.

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The parts are also rather loose. The arms, head and lower body detach from the upper body in order to allow you to take off the uniform but you can see from the pic above that the parts, while they are strong enough to hold the parts together, are not tight enough to stop gaps like the one seen above. Only the head hides it reasonably well.

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Megane

The easiest way around the problems is to simply pose her while clothed. That way, the skintones aren’t as evident and the joints are hidden from view. That is what I normally do, but since this the kit is cast off, they would try and do a better job of the base figure. Tho I’m sure cost was taken into account. It’s not like this figure would have the budget of better known, not ero figures. I mean, at least she’s better than some of the bible black figures out there!

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Megane

The other issue is more of a personal thing. But it’s the face!! Don’t get me wrong, the face is very nice. It’s just that the original design is over 9000 times better!!! The original design has a fantastic balance of sexiness and cuteness which the vispo sculpt completely lacks!
I keep saying this but there are some faces which the Vispo look can do well and some it can’t. This is one which definitely one which can’t!!

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Megane

But we’re not done yet!! *evil grin*

The figure also comes with 2 straightened arms to allow her to be posed without the chair, as seen above.

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This pose can only be done when the figure is unclothed as the uniform prevents her from lying on her back properly.

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Shot of the back to show that she’s not wearing “questionable underwear” but full blown bondage gear!!

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Feeling dirty yet?

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Bet you feel dirty now!! I had to take a shower after this shot. It felt even worse than the time I did a Konata upskirt… I sacrificed myself for you readers!!

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And a more pedestrian shot to wrap things up.

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One of the big questions is “do I regret getting her?” and I would err on the side of no. Having said that, If I knew what I know now before I ordered her, I would probably have given her a miss. She’s definitely not for everyone and she has some real production quality issues but I don’t regret owning her.
I would have much preferred if they kept more closely to her original design but I guess the vispo face works on some levels as well.

If you’re looking to pick one up now, all I can say is Good luck. Most of the usual stores have sold out and I’m pretty sure she’s discontinued now. There was a re-release in the later half of 08 with a second colour scheme so you might find her on auction somewhere, but i don’t think she’s worth that much hassle.

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Megane

Still pretty sexy tho. Don’t you think?

  • Catherine

    Kyaa, I considered many times getting her, but as you said, the face didnt convince me at all and I knew that she had some painting mistakes, and the price was high too, so she remained where she is (not with me xD)
    Yep shes from VISPO, I agree, theres some faces VISPO can make, and some that they cant. I only own Morte from that company and she’s totally worth it, not painting mistakes and 100% cast-off (except the boots!) with total detail *w*! The only problem with her is what you said about the parts are not tigh enough when you put them together (the arm..) and I get rlly worried when it falls ;_; xDDD

  • http://meimi132.com Meimi132

    LOVE your comments after each photo lol. Specially the shower comment. I lol’d. I see what you mean about the ton diff on the oppai. Not good… but then again, I wouldn’t have her displayed shirtless so it probably wouldn’t bother me much. Then again, I wouldn’t own her anyway lol.

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

    @Catherine: when I bought her, it was when Saber lily was first announced and preorders were being accepted. Think it was early summer 08. I had no idea about the original game until she arrived in December when I *ahem* researched it. Price was a little high but she’s quite large. At least the box is. Due to her pose, she doesn’t actually take much space.
    The original design was so much better. And it seemed to suit the character more as well. But Amane isn’t my favourite character…

    @Meimi132: Not brave enough eh? Seriously tho, I felt really dirty after taking that pic but it’s kinda like tradition to do an upskirt pic. except there’s no skirt in this one and, technically, no pantsu either!
    I was at a loss when she first arrived. I was expecting a standard sexy figure, then I started playing around with the parts and then I realized what I had gotten myself into…
    I shall be more careful about ero kits in the future as I’m not actually a big fan of them. I prefer a bit more… subtlety in my sex appeal.
    But the best pose, I think, is clothed and without glasses. The vispo face doesn’t seem to work well with the glasses IMO.

  • http://www.tentaclearmada.com Tier

    I had most of the problems you mention with this figure. Mine also has some prominent seam lines running along her legs. All in all though, I like this figure, if only because of the theme; how many bondage nurse figures are out there? (Actually, it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a whole bunch.)

    I didn’t know this was a Vispo design but I guess that explains the really pointy chin.

  • http://theinfernoproject.com T.I.P.

    Really nice figure and interesting comments to go with it. I always wondered how this figure looked in the flesh, and she is really gorgeous indeed. I agree with you on the shading part, but I guess it’s okay if you display her with her clothes on.

    Btw, I love those sexy pink thigh-highs. ^^

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

    @Tier: I have the seam lines too, as well as some strange uneven patches on the inner left thigh!
    Also: http://www.hlj.com/product/GIP02018
    http://www.hlj.com/product/GIP02024

    Discontinued now but, yeah. If Amane was a step over the line between sexy and ero, those 2 jump over the line, picks it up and throws it away. Not sure how many people would get those but they are several steps too far for me.

    @T.I.P: Normally, I try to keep posts reasonably neutral and only throw in a joke line or 2 but I couldn’t pass up on something like this! It was just begging for a few quips here and there.
    And yes, to avoid any awkward moments with guests, the clothed look is recommended. At least then, you’ll get slightly fewer strange looks.

  • http://exce7ion.kokidokom.net/ 7

    LOLZ at taking the shower part. Then again, who wouldn’t (not I…not I…) ?! It’s a really nice figure, and a very naughty one as well! Unfortunately, the way things are at my house,it will be leagues before I can let a figure as extreme as this get to my house. :cry:

    • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

      ah the freedom of living on your own, and the pain of having to pay your own bills and taxes.
      Having said that, I don’t think I’ll be getting another figure which comes even close to matching this little number in terms of how naughty it is. Tho queens blade Nix comes sorta close. But at least the pose isn’t as blatant as this.

  • http://lightningsabre.blogspot.com lightningsabre

    I saw her at a pretty good price at AnimeBoston… but I guess it was too ecchi for me after all. And even if it is a good price it’s still over $100 XD Great review and photoshoot btw. Good luck in displaying her ^^;

    • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

      I think $100 is around what I paid, but the box was pretty damn big!
      And surprisingly, displaying her isn’t a problem, so long as you keep her clothes on! Sure, she’s a little risque compared to the others, but it’s not too much of a problem.

  • DS

    It’s a pleasure to read you, really!
    Well I’ve never seen Amane like this, I’ve bought it months ago, I didn’t know that the cast off was so… Well you know…
    Great review indeed, but you just forgot to talk about the stethoscope, no?
    People have to understand that this kind of figure is not so bad, well, we’re all a little “hentai” in a way.
    I mean, I’m a (french) girl and I think that no matter what people think about my figures, I love them.
    (And yes, the Mégane french car is awfull…)