Let me keep on with my reviews with the second review on Wakou Ouka from visual novel SNOW. I know I am so slow and lazy when reviewing something, but may I apologize for this. Hard days are hard times. ^__^
So, when I decided to collect all the set from SNOW, I could not find Ouka anywhere, but managed to grab her here from Mona-sama, my precious friend from Germany. That is where the friendship started... ^___^
As wiki tells - Wakou Ouka is a little girl whom protagonist had found around the Jinja in the village, she was there waiting for her parents. Ouka always plays with her cat called Shamon (シャモン).
Category - Completed Models
Original - Snow (SNOW)
Character - Wakou Ouka (若生 桜花)
Company - Kotobukiya (コトブキヤ)
Sculptor - Tsumezuka Hiroyuki (爪塚 ヒロユキ)
Material - PVC
Date of the first release – 2005/04
Scale - 1/8
Sculpture and posing
I was an Tsumezuka Hiroyuki admirer in my previous review, so I will not stop (do not expect me to do this, ever), just have to mention that Ouka seems very lively, such a cutie little one, peacefully lying on the fluffy carpet in a beautiful winter house. All the clothes folds are nicely done, we can even see her vest under the sweater. Shamon is also sculptured thoroughly, his whiskers are made from wire and you can put them any position you like.
Ouka by gwennan, on Flickr
Vest by gwennan, on Flickr
Peacefully by gwennan, on Flickr
Here we start with the painting. Ouka's painting made me a bit sad in comparison with Asahi's. Asahi was shadow-lacking, but that was barely seen because of her clothing, but when I see Ouka I see one-tone legs first. Still I have to mention that it was a long-ago 2005 year of production, most of the companies never thought about that shadow-needed thing.
Macro lens made clear all the hair paint and sculpture errors, there is a lot of extra PVC between Ouka's locks. But it is a macro lens, such things are unseen with the bare eye.
Happy by gwennan, on Flickr
Ouka face by gwennan, on Flickr
Ouka's base is the same base as the other SNOW girls have - a gray-white round one. If you want, you can easily remove Ouka from her base and put her anywhere you like, the figure is not attached to the it.
Full view by gwennan, on Flickr
From above by gwennan, on Flickr
Cutie little Ouka got her precious place in my collection. Overall figure impression is that kind of loveliness, that reflect the character completely despite all the bugs.
The joy of having her also goes with the small sum of money the figure is asked for noways. Highly recommended for the fans of old Kotobukiya releases.
If you thought this was an ending, you have been mistaken. Time for bonus! Heeeere we go.
Ouka tummy by gwennan, on Flickr
Thank you for your attention!
And please excuse me for some mistakes or anything else. I try do my best. ^___^