Kirino Kousaka Wave 1/8

Character: Kirino Kousaka

Series: Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Manufacturer: Wave

Sculptor: Chizuru

Scale: 1/8

Release Date: May 2012

Run: Standard

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Going into my third Kirino Kousaka review, I was thinking to myself, how will this one differ from her predecessors. I know you are thinking, that’s simple this one is sitting. Well you are absolutely right, but that is not my answer. My third review of Kirino seems to represent a different side of her. Kotobukiya’s Memories version showed Kirino as her friends see her. Beautiful, stylish, and energetic. Sega’s prize figure depicts an irritated Kirino, the side Kyousuke frequently sees. Today we will spend some time with Wave’s more modest interpretation.

You may remember this sculptor from our recent Taiga review. Chizuru did that figure as well. Apparently this one has a knack for really cute girls.

Everything about this Kirino gives off a subtle, innocent appearance. Her pose is modest. Her colours are less vibrant than normal. I know that seems like a complaint, but in this case it isn’t. The dull tones actually add to the modest appearance of this figure.

Her face is really cute. Her eyes are a brilliant blue that stands out against her blonde hair. I am not sure I like the glossy finish on the eye decals. The faint blush crossing her cheeks is a great touch to an already cute design.

Kirino’s hair is a shade of almost strawberry blonde. Her bangs curl around her cheeks, framing her face well. Her tiny pink hairclips are painted nicely, and add another soft accent to her.

The part in her hair zig zags just as it should. The long pieces that hang over her shoulders are sturdy, and look nice.

The back of her hair looks a bit wispy, and the darker shading near the ends looks amazing. She also has her little hair fins behind her ears. The part where her bangs come down over the long, front pieces looks a bit strange from the side, but it looks pretty nice from the front.

Her clothes are painted very well. All of the tiny details are present. Her stripes all look good, as does her red tie. She even has two tiny gold tie pins, shaped like hearts. Each seam of her shirt is also darkened to emphasize its place. Very nice!

Her shirt has folds, and creases in all the natural places. Especially behind her arms. There is a little bit of pull at the fabric indicating that her arms are pushed forward. It looks very realistic. Her skirt is gorgeous as well. It lays around her well. The pleats all look even and natural, even though some of the are spread open. There is some additional shading here as well.

Kirino’s legs are nice, and shapely. Her knees are shaped well, and stand out nicely. What I really like about this one though, is the detail behind her raised knee. The back of her thigh is actually properly shaped. The leg folded under her is not as great. don’t get me wrong, it still looks good, but where the leg bends against itself, it looks a bit unnatural.

Her socks are cute, but kind of dull. They didn’t put a whole lot of extra detail into her feet. They are shaped ok, but have little definition. There are some folds around the ankles, which help a little. Overall I think her feet are her weakest feature.

Kirino’s hands are resting in front of her. They lay flat on her base. Her fingers are splayed, but like her toes, show little definition. Her nails are a subtle pink shade.

She also comes with her dvd case. It is super cute. There is print on both the front, and back. The side also shows where the dvd opens. How cool is that?

Her base is a raised, clear square with the title of the show scribbled across it.  She sits nicely on it. Plain, but effective. It beats a black circle.

Kirino’s box has a full display window on the front, making her very easy to view within her packaging. Each side shows her from a different angle, and the back shows her with her otaku comrade Ruri Gokou. This is a very nice piece for any fan of Kirino. She is absolutely adorable.


Beautiful sculpt.

Wonderful colours.

Adorable figure.


She is very small.

Overall Enjoyment: 9/10


About Topiki

I am a crazy anime fangirl. I love music, movies, and video games. I frequently attend concerts, and conventions. I make all my own cosplay. (Which is a work in progress) My biggest hobby however is collecting solid tangible things. Cds, dvds, figures of all shapes and sizes, cards, and any other random related goods.
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4 Responses to Kirino Kousaka Wave 1/8

  1. Shirt says:

    Not bad. I have her and Kuroneko but they are both still in the boxes and to this day, I’ve had every single figure I’ve gotten on display except those two because their sizes are so different despite the scaling being the same.

    I love them but only have one more con to add. I wish they added the mesh pattern to the socks to make them look more realistic. Or at least given them some kind of light texture.

  2. Niche says:

    I saw her back when she was still up for preorder, I wanted to order her but was somewhat on the fence. I ended up letting her go. Looks like a might have to go back out and find her now.
    Great review, thank you.

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