Sawatari ~auu~ Makoto
As folks who read me may know, I was highly impatient to extend my Kanon figure collection with Makoto Sawatari. And well, I guess I have been punished for being such in a hurry, since due to kind of order and shipment imbroglio, I had to wait one month longer… but finally! She is mine, standing proudly next to the lovely Ayu in my collection. And even if Makoto is maybe the character I appreaciate the least, when I am staring at this lovely figure of her, I cannot help reminding myself the beautiful and moving moments of her arc. So I took her out this morning to try to have once again Makoto in a lovely landscape.
As for Ayu, I have the feeling the sculpt describes exactly the character’s spirit. With that friendly smile on her face and this cute pose, hands resting on her knees, it is easy to perceive Makoto’s playful behaviour. And I guess even if not familiar with Kanon and its heroines.
So, it easy to guess that I completely love this figure. However, I am conscious that this is mainly because I know the character and I am a Kanon fan. None Kanon fan can miss those Max Factory figure, cannot they? ^^
And about the product quality, I have only noticed a little scratch on the “inner” part of her hair. As expected from mister Max.
The funny thing is that this figure makes me appreciate a little bit more Makoto herself. Though Ayu does not need to worry, she remains and will remain my favorite, for ever.
Honestly, I had this kind of picture in mind since the first minute I saw pictures of this figure. And… I am a bit proud of what I manage to take actually ^^;
Contrary to Ayu who has got some changeable parts, Makoto comes ready-to-display: just take her out of the box, plug the base, and tadam! I like when it is that easy. No plastic sheets rolled up around her clothes/hair etc… which would strain you to make some crazy manipulations, like with Shuraki girls. Not that I donnot appreciate cast-off abilities, but sometimes it can be really painful. So “simple” figures like this one of Makoto become very pleasant.
Well… that was my « thought of the day » lines ^^;
Oups… the camera accidently fell under the reasonable limit ^^
Ahh I cannot help talking about Ayu at the same time, so at last, her the too young ladies together.
I played a little with shades, and “put” that tree trunk in the background. I cannot think about a better scene for Ayu-chan. Oh, in fact yes… but no snow this year over here, so had to leave this over.
And as a final shot, an voluntarily overexposed picture as a try to have this special atmosphere really specific to Kanon. Well, a terrible photography, but I like it, ’cause its Kanon ^^;
Now, I must say this batch only contains pictures taken with random angles of view, so if you are looking for a full detailed review, check the one at foo-bar-baz.
And for more thoughts and shots about this lovely figure, do not forget to visit HappySoda and Useless Thoughts.
EDIT : aaahh what a shame. I give my sincere apologies to friend Dancing Queen, who did a while ago, when the Makoto figure was released, beautiful pictures in a lovely yellow-flower-field. How can I missed his works… I am so confused =_=
- Manufactured by Max Factory
- 1/8 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in March 2008 in Japan
- List Price of 5,800 JPY
About ~uguu~ and ~auu~
I did not mention it, but for those you do not know, the ~auu~ in the title is because Makoto uses to say this catch phrase every time, so does Ayu and her ~uguu~. No need to specify I definitely prefer Ayu’s ^^
And well, I guess this is the same for most of us, since in the previous poll about Kanon characters’ catch phrases, Ayu easily won.