Nanatsuiro Drops anime ended lately, and even if it was not very transcendent, I really enjoyed the show. Lovely graphics, good casting and a story line I kindda appreciate. It was a serie I was looking forward since I saw the eroge CGs, beautiful master-pieces signed Ito Noizi. (or Ito Noiji, still don’t know why there are two different spelling…)
And as a tribute to Sumomo Akihime‘s amazing cuteness, I am glad to have two “totemo kawaiiiii” figures of her displayed in my room.
Nanatsuiro Drops figures
GoodSmile company first released a kit of Akihime in her school uniform, coming with Yuki-chan, that stuffed animal supposed to be the main male character Tsuwabuki-kun. Yeah this cheap-looking talking sheep puppet is the hero…
A true cutie, out last Spring. A good review is available at Obsessive Plastic Lurv. I won’t drag on this one though, so go visit shinohai‘s place for further pictures.
Then another figure of Sumomo came out from GoodSmile factories, this time dressed with her Stellar Spinner costum. (Stellar Spinner is how magical girls in Nanatsuiro Drops are called. There is always a special name that haha)
But I assume there was no information about this product, since I have never heard anything about it… until I randomly realised the figure would be released as a package with the PlayStation 2 game, in a limited edition.
Based on a common illustration of Momo-chan, this figure is certainly the one I was the most looking forward since last Winter, when Nanatsuiro Drops anime show was annonced and rumors about this kind of kit started. So, nevermind the price of the pack, I had to buy it!
About the quality of this figure, it really has nothing to envy other GSC products. Great paint job, no noticeable sculpt bumps, and a solid base and prop, said to be made with ABS. Details of her costum are very well respected, such as her boot laces or the belt arround the chest. I am still not able to understand why is there a belt here… Akihime is flat, so hey!? what the hell this belt is supposed to hold tight!? A huge mystery.
This is not the most interresting side to stare at, but here what she looks like from behind. Her huge cloak hide everything from any angle, but …
… fortunately it is very easy to fall and face a wonderful area, where your looking from this side below. *happy*
And she looks great by Hikaru’s side ^^
- Manufactured by GoodSmile company
- 1/8 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in September 2007 in Japan
- List Price of 13,440 JPY
- Comes with the PlayStation 2 Nanatsuiro Drops Pure! game and a visual book
Nanatsuiro Drops visual book
This special box is definitely full of surprises, since in addition to the PlayStation 2 game, there is also an awesome visual book of about forty pages. Never heard about that either. It was mentioned nowhere… or perhaps on Japanese-text-only web stores, but couldn’t read it. So it is worth purchasing it even more.
Here an overview of its content.
Nona Yuuki (the girl with bleu hair) is another Stellar Spinner, and Sumomo’s rival.
Her hair turns blond when she transforms, and her sight, which is normaly bad, increases. I prefer her with blue hair and glasses though, and would love a figure of her too. In the anime, she is voice by Yuki Matsuoka (Tsuruya-san’s seiyuu), and performs also a lot of her special and unique “HO-HO-HO” laughs. She is fantastic.
I am still surprised that there were so few, even no informations about such a great figure. The fact she only comes, for now, with the game must be the cause, but still…
Anyway, I managed to grab this package at Play-Asia, and at the time I write this line, they seem to have some more.
Oh and by the way, Ito Noizi (or should I say Ito Zatsuon, her pen name for ero illustrations) latest works are now out, through the new UNiSONSHIFT game, Alice Parade. Big hit for sure ^^ (UNiSONSHIFT developed Nanatsuiro Drops game as well)
Now I am looking forward an Alice figure to go with Hikaru and Sumomo, and why not a Neko-san figure hehe.
A last word for those you wonder whether I will play Nanatsuiro Drops Pure! : the answer is no, since my PS2 is European ^^;
So… eh-heh, I’ll wait a bit longer, to collect enough money for a possible PlayStation 3 buy. This game may run on it… but I won’t grab the console for only this game, be reassured.