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Catch me, if you can - Hiyorigawa Asahi (Kotobukiya)Catch me, if you can - Hiyorigawa Asahi (Kotobukiya)Review

GwennanGwennanIl y a 7 ans
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I am overflowing with love to the old figurines from Kotobukiya.
I have started collecting oldies with Hiyorigawa Asahi, which I had received by chance and without the box. However that made her one of the jewels in my collection.


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General information

Asahi is a mischievous girl from visual novel SNOW, which was published in January 31, 2003, but has not yet been translated into English. If someone wanted to get acquainted with the original, please cry. I have not found traces of translation, and I am not too happy, because I would like to play this games. Wikipedia stiffly says Asahi is a young girl suddenly appeared before protagonist, saying that she will "repulse the evil" from him. How intriguing, original and non-standard. *sarcasm mode on*



Figure characteristics
Category - Completed Models
Original - Snow (SNOW)
Character - Hiyorigawa Asahi (日和川 旭)
Company - Kotobukiya (コトブキヤ)
Sculptor - Tsumezuka Hiroyuki (爪塚 ヒロユキ)
Material - PVC
Date of the first release – 2004/09
Date of the second release – 2006/03/25
Scale - 1/8



Sculpture and posing
Tsumezuka Hiroyuki is one of the few sculptors who are particularly in love with the original art. This figure is not the exception. Sculpture reflects in a very accurate way the original image. A lot of sculptors have a lot to learn from Hiroyuki, especially if we will pay the attention to the year of figure was released. Asahi has impressive dynamics, it seems that she will immediately run away, calling you along.

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Catch me, if you can by gwennan, on Flickr

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Asahi full figure by gwennan, on Flickr




Painting
I have some questions to the painting to tell the truth. However, if we will make allowances because of the age of the figure, or if we will compare her with some modern figures from Kotobukiya, Asahi can be first by my opinion.
Or the second. :)
Of course, the figure lacks modern shading, but, but still you get a total feeling of viewing 2D image became 3D.
Photo-shooting showed almost no macro-seen artefacts, compared to today's figures GSC and Kotobukiya. Such a clear picture I have got only from Alter and Megahouse. Sometimes.

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Asahi closeup by gwennan, on Flickr

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Cheerful by gwennan, on Flickr




Base
Asahi's base is very simple, this is a gray-white round one with a little island of snow. The main advantage of such bases - that they do not distract attention from the figure.
I should mention that such bases were quite typical for old figures, so, as for me I do not see any problem in having such a base.



Final thoughts
I will be laconic, as usual. If you like old style in anime, if you like Tsumezuka Hiroyuki's style or you are just a big fan of Kotobukiya, you can surely buy Asahi. There will be no regrets. At least I have never regretted, and wanted to collect a complete set from the SNOW girls.

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Let it be snow by gwennan, on Flickr

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Let me smile by gwennan, on Flickr

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Run by gwennan, on Flickr


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Thank you for your attention!
And please excuse me for some one-angled-shots. I will do my best in future reviews.



And here is the teaser to the next review. :)

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Neko by gwennan, on Flickr
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Scores8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Enjoyment

Commentaires9

AkiraIl y a 7 ans#1427993That's exaclty what I mean xDD While some of their figures are awesome, others aren't. But, It seems that in general, they have problems with the paint or stuff. You're right, and the most of failed figures they have in Yamashita series. :((

kero-chanIl y a 7 ans#1427998Because of your article, I had a look at Kotobukiya's 'older' figures, and now I'm totally in love with some of them. Thank you for that. xD
I just hope I can save enough money to buy the ones I like the most, eventually~ ><
Thank goodness they are considerably cheaper nowadays!
Yeah, they are cheap now, good chance to grab. :)

StalkingIl y a 7 ans#1428048I love Kotobukiya and always will ;v;
And your teaser is gonna make me cry, I've wanted that figure for years T_T
I have bought her from Mfc, so I wish you good luck.
Il y a 7 ans
Stalking Loli hunter
I love Kotobukiya and always will ;v;

And your teaser is gonna make me cry, I've wanted that figure for years T_T
Il y a 7 ans
AndreZolwe was Kero-chan previously
Because of your article, I had a look at Kotobukiya's 'older' figures, and now I'm totally in love with some of them. Thank you for that. xD
I just hope I can save enough money to buy the ones I like the most, eventually~ ><
Thank goodness they are considerably cheaper nowadays!
Il y a 7 ans
GwennanIl y a 7 ans#1427957You know, there are some magnificent figures from Koto and some almost crap. It is like lottery. :((

Thank you so much!


That's exaclty what I mean xDD While some of their figures are awesome, others aren't. But, It seems that in general, they have problems with the paint or stuff.
Il y a 7 ans
AkiraIl y a 7 ans#1427656Nice review! I think they did a good job with her. Too bad Koto didn't improve in some aspects of quality :/ But this is really nice for an older figure. You know, there are some magnificent figures from Koto and some almost crap. It is like lottery. :((

SpaceDyeVestIl y a 7 ans#1427728Nice review and fantastic figure selection. I tend to like a lot of the older figures as well. This one is no exception. I love that hair and that pose. And the face is adorable.
ShinigamiyokoIl y a 7 ans#1427754Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. I love how her hair has all those nice detail lines in it! Very nice for an older figure~YuirikoIl y a 7 ans#1427789nice review, she looks great :D

Thank you so much!
Il y a 7 ans
nice review, she looks great :D
Il y a 7 ans
Shinigamiyoko heart reinforce
Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. I love how her hair has all those nice detail lines in it! Very nice for an older figure~
Il y a 7 ans
Nice review and fantastic figure selection. I tend to like a lot of the older figures as well. This one is no exception. I love that hair and that pose. And the face is adorable.
Il y a 7 ans
Nice review! I think they did a good job with her. Too bad Koto didn't improve in some aspects of quality :/ But this is really nice for an older figure.
Il y a 7 ans