Figure Review: Arisugawa Arisu – Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rondo
This week has been a busy week, with my Graduation Ceremony, anime watching, working, preparing for Animania and so forth, I finally found some free time to do a figure review. Here she is, Arisugawa Arisu.
Having had watched the Kagihime anime, I actually liked it mearly for the character costume designs as I found them to be quite awesome and cute. Now with one of the two Kagihime figures released I grabbed the opportunity to use my new digital SLR camera and used the backyard to take these photos.
Produced by: Solid Works (sub-branch of Toys Works I think)
Material: ATBC-PVC, ABS
It is a very nice figure and has been sculpted extremely well especially amongst the wings, hair and dress. The pose is also quite good as it will complement the Kirihara Kiriha that is to be released sometime at the end of the month. Also since Arisu is made from ATBC-PVC it is rather sturdy so the chances of the figure bending is zero and with the base she is also screwed to the base. Colour wise Arisu is very colourful and she stands out very well. Overall I am very impressed with this Arisu figure and I’m glad I bought it. I give it a rating of 10 out of 10.
Using the digital SLR and going outside makes a hell of a lot of difference. Though living in the suburbs there aren’t many structures I can use as backgrounds. But so far using the backyard I’m impressed by the results. Also keep in note I do not have a macro lens for my SLR and I was surprised that I got some pretty clear photos for close up shots. Though I think I just need more practice in taking shots from particular angles. Oh and taking photos with an SLR commando stlye isn’t easy.
On Tuesday night I did a bit of experimenting of taking pictures inside. Though the results aren’t as good as taking photos out in the backyard but it does show some good effects. Below is a picture I took from the experimenting.
It looks rather nice, but it you can’t see the vibrant colours of her costume as opposed to the pictures above. But the shadow effect was nice. Though after reading up on an article posted by HappySoda, I’m going to try out using various coloured backgrounds since I bought some coloured cardboard today. Next figure review will be a Shana figure.