After all this time collection anime character figurines, I manage to gather various stereotype of this wonderful universe, like school uniforms, magical girls, maids/waitress, angels, vampires/succubus, bunny girls, loli and/or gothic, fighters, bikini, idol, and even one with glases.
But I still missed other “moe” types, really inherent to this world of animes and mangas : the school swimsuits and the cat’s ears/tail…
Until I received this tall Kotobukiya figure of the extremely cute Nekomiya Nono! Killed two birds with one stone ^^
Although I am not a big fan of those Japanese school swimsuits (sukumizu), I have to say this combination with cat’s ears (nekomimi) and tail, ribbons, bell and long white socks made me wanting it, just because it has an awesome moe aura. I needed something like that ^^
Nono-chan is the main heroine of Yotsunoha, another visual novel, then adapted into manga, Drama CDs and lately two OVAs. I only watched the anime, and really liked Nono cuteness. It is only two episodes and don’t requires much time, so if you like stories about childhood friends reuniting after being separated for x years, then you might appreciate this little one ;)
About this excessive outfit, she actually wore it because of the last school festival she attended with her old friends. That’s her “neko musume” costume. It is worth seeing her in action ^^ And by the way, this is because I already knew about this when the figure was annonced that I decided to order this figure. I am not sure I would have took this decision whithout having seen the anime.
It has been quite a while since the previous Kotobukiya figure I ordered. And I have to admit that now, I hardly chose other products than GSC and Max F. ones, even when it is not for figmas and nendoroids ^^;
Kotobukiya uses to release nice yet not really amazing figures. I don’t remind having been as impressed by one of their kit as I could have been with 3rd Shuraki Char for example, or Kureha.
I also have the impression that every Kotobukiya figure has a “cheap looking style”, at least compared to what ALTER or GSC use to display.
But the really great stuff with Kotobukiya’s figurines, is that they are distributed at a really attractive price, even for big scaled ones like this Nekomiya Nono which is 1:6, i.e. about 24cm (the real Nono-chan is very small after all) Well, fortunately for ToHeart fans uh uh uh ^^
Nono has this Kotobukiya’s special touch, but I am not saying this isn’t a beautiful figure. She is really well done, and I have nothing to complain about, really. And I am definitely fond of the idea and all fetishism stuff she emits. And what a lovely zettai ryouiki as well! So … “otakish” ^^
- Manufactured by Kotobukiya
- 1:6 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in August 2008 in Japan
- List Price of 5,800 JPY