Kuro no Franco
A new model just arrived in my ALTER figure set of dangerous girls with guns. Just with that said, figure addicts have certainly guess today’s article will concern Nitro+ eroge Zoku: Satsuriku no Jango tumbling heroine : Franco Il Nero (or Kuro no Franco).
Another very expected figure for all folks who have already been seduced by first character of a burning trio, the full-fan-service Donne Anonime.
Based on what I have read among comments on dannychoo.com when this figure was introduced, this girl is named after the main character of a famous spagetti western titled “Django”. Django is also the heros name, while Franco Nero is the actor real name. Funny reference, since Nitro+ game seems to be a pastiche/parody of the original work. It is amusing to learn that.
By the way, the only western stories I enjoyed were from the Franco-Belgian comics featuring Lucky Luke, the cowboy known to « shoot faster than his shadow ». I grew up reading his adventures. Ever heard about him in your region?
But well, westerns can become much more interresting with beautiful 2D girls with guns and lovely yet fatal smile ^^
Yeah I confess, the first thing I checked was what is the most visible: that white pantsu. And I am bit sorry to see slight black stains. No big deal however, since it could have been worse, like bigger sculpt marks…
I really like Franco long blue/gray hair. ALTER seems good at making long thin hair locks.
Her black suit with orange lines looks like lava, which I think is awesome. But this is too bad the pose hides most of this damn short suit. But this pose is obviously amazing, so does the damage stone wall serving as a base.
The pistol barrel is also a bit bent, and I do not want to try to center it on more since I thought I would break it. However, there are nice ornamentations graved on it.
Love the lines drawn by the sculpt. Not just a great dynamic pose, but the way all is flowing in harmonious direction is definitely the best element of this figure. Sculptor Tanaka Senu, who already did a great job with Donne Anonime, expressed once again his talent here with Franco. Cannot wait to enjoy his work on Lily now!
My copy has a huge pink paint stain on the top of her left boot. But I assume this is the mass-production risk. Somehow, it is fortunately not visible at first glance. Let us just say it is some blood from her male enemies who died from nose bleeds and have left some on her boot ^^;
The way she is supported by this small piece of plastic seems cheap. The whole tremble when I move it. Maybe I did not drive in enough… but it seems I cannot go any further.
I am fond of what mate D_Blade said about this figure, which sums up very well its spirit I think :
« Enjoy looking at my pantsu for the first and last time… Because you will die now. »
Followed by this cute wink and lovely smile-with-a-fang, it suits the situation perfectly.
The pink heart under her white boots confirm that she might be a nice yet provocative girl, and very dangerous at the same time. Exciting! ^^
Once again ALTER released a high-quality figure, despite some mass-prod-related imperfection I was not used to see anymore, and an unsteady support. Hard to say if this will survive through gravity over time…
But I am not saying that Franco is a failure though. Quite the contrary. She is an excellent figure by her sculpt and paint job. It is just it could have deserve more care such as Donne Anonime. Maybe I was expecting too much, since I really love the design of this striking, ardent and playful ace gunner.
Anyway, with Miss Nobody, those two ladies make an awesome duet, soon completed with Lily.
- Manufactured by ALTER
- 1/8 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in April 2008 in Japan
- List Price of 6,800 JPY