Character: Yui Takamura
Series: Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Release Date: March 2012
My Figure Collection Link: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/78535
We will spend this evening with Kotobukiya’s sexy Yui Takamura figure. At first glance she is simply amazing. Lets take a closer look!
From head to toe, Yui’s curvy body emits sex appeal.
Yui’s wide violet eyes hint that she is slightly surprised. The decals on her face are evenly spaced, and fit well within the sculpts lines.
Her hair is a shade of dark brown, that accentuates the colours of her kimono well. Her locks are sculpted very finely. There are several individual strands flowing behind her.
There is a small section where a bit is tied off with a white ribbon. This small piece looks as though it is blowing in a slight breeze, as is the rest of her hair.
There are also a couple of funky seams on the sides of her hair, but from the front view they are almost invisible.
Her kimono hangs loosely around her, showing a healthy portion of feminine curves. Her right shoulder is completely bare.
You can also see the subtle curves of her neckline. The front of her kimono is open enough to almost completely expose her right breast. Quite a voluptuous breast it is!
If you look beneath her arm you can see the sculpt of her side. This little extra effort was a nice addition. Honestly it surprised me a little bit.
Her umbrella rests casually on her shoulder. This accessory itself comes in two pieces. The staff slides easily into her hand. The parasol top fits snuggly onto the staff. Easy assembly required!
The umbrella is a bit of a disappointment. The underside has a series of defined spokes. It looks really nice!
The topside is the problem. It looks decent, but in comparison to the rest of the figure it is quite dull. There are no extra colours, or designs. Very simple.
The handle sports a dangly little trinket. This just adds a tiny bit to the overall elegance that Yui is.
The hand holding the umbrella handle looks very good. I absolutely love her forefinger resting slightly higher than its companions.
Her other hand rests on the edge of her base. This hand is sculpted nicely as well.
Her kimono folds, and clings in all the right places, or the wrong places if she were trying to practically wear this item. The colours are captivating, and the flower pattern along the bottom is beautiful. Kotobukiya did a wonderful job applying the floral decals evenly over the folds.
Her obi is a bright orange that contrasts strongly against the red of her main garment. The strings tied around her waist have a cute red decoration.
Her obi also shows a different floral pattern. It is quite fetching!
The only really big flaw in this figure is how her kimono lays over the base. It kind of floats above the ground. It looks ok, but really it could have been better.
The sleeve is the worst.
Her legs are gorgeous! They are shapely, and in perfect proportion to her upper half. There is some shading behind her knee for added appeal.
Her backside is sexy as well. You can catch a slight glimpse of her panties from the back view. I only say slight glimpse because there is very little lingerie to actually see.
Her feet are sculpted nicely. I love her toes. Each one is individually sculpted, and curled. The curves of her feet are amazing!
A red and white rope winds around her right ankle. It is tied in a bow, and accented by four bells. I am not so sure why, but I find this to be a very sexy feature. The rope looks nice until you look at it close up, which makes it seem a little chunky. It looks amazing at normal viewing distance however.
Her base is a simple design. It looks like a tatami mat. It could be a little better, but it serves it’s purpose. Overall though, it does compliment her well.
Her box is made of sturdy cardboard. The original concept art wraps around the front left corner of the box. There is a large window displaying Yui inside.
Each side has a flower shaped window to view her from the sides.
The back of the box features a large picture of the figure against a backdrop of the concept art! Very nice!
Overall Enjoyment: 10/10