I’ve found over the last few monthes that I’ve done a surprising amount of male figure reviews. The people at Banpresto, Megahouse, Altair, and Kotobukiya have all been exceptionally nice to me recently. The latest of these intrepid young men to join my collection is Koyomi.
I’ll start by saying I was quite happy from the moment I opened the box. Koyomi looks great, his hair falls over one eye but does nothing to hide the impassive look that his eyes portray. His ahoge feels delicate but as long as he’s handled with care I’m sure he won’t break. His shirt shows great wrinkles underneath his arm.
I like that his hood doesn’t lay perfectly flat against his back it has its own share of wrinkles and looks like it bubbles out just a bit.
His hair has a fair amount of detailing to it, giving layers to it and making it look more realistic. His sleeves have lines on the like they were actually sewn together.
I do have a bit of an issue with his profile. His visible eye looks a little too far down. He has a very nice neck, I’m sure any vampire would love to sink their teeth into that succulent flesh, which is a second minor gripe I have with this figure. No bite marks. Way sad. His collarbone isn’t defined at all. His shirt has a red zipper and zipper pull which from this angle draws attention to his chest, but from a face on shot it strangely looks like a necklace…..
Le gasp, a guy figure that’s wearing pants that fit him? They don’t cling anywhere unnecessarily. The pockets and fly are well-defined and the wrinkles around his groin are well placed. I do have to detract points though for his fingernails, they have paint globbed all over them and look horrendous.
Koyomi’s watch looks really nice, it even has little knobs on the side. His knuckles are well-defined, I adore how you can see the way his fingers being curled affects the back of his hand. That is a gorgeous touch.
His lower back has some great wrinkles on it, the varying directions of them look very natural. I also like the lack of wrinkles directly under his butt. This shows that his pants aren’t skin-tight and clinging to his flesh.
His hand rests easily on his hip, relaxed. Whereas his hand does have knuckle definition it does not have the same reaction on the back of this hand.
I’m so happy to have a figure whose clothes aren’t sticking to them. Even his legs, which most sculptor’s believe thighs and calves need to be clearly defined through pants, show that this Koyomi is in a casual pose.
The back of his pants show ample wrinkles at his knees.
His shoes are kind of cute, but would have been cuter with shoe laces, I think the implication that they’re dress shoes takes away from the casual atmosphere of this figure just a bit.
His base is a large black circle that cuts into purple on one side. Reflected in the purple is Koyomi’s bicycle. I love it. It’s simple but fitting of the character.
The figure is shown clearly on the front of the box. It shows nicely what you are buying even without the aid of a window. Koyomi and Shinobu are shadowed on the side of the box with Koyomi’s bicycle, honestly I have no idea what they are doing.
The back shows both Koyomi and Shinobu as well as various other Niseimonogatari figures made by Banpresto.
Overall, aside from a few minor paint flaws I think Koyomi kicks serious ass! He looks great. Love it!