Kanzaki Kaori from the anime To Aru Majutsu no Index, she’s a sorceress from Necessarius. She carries a 2 meter long nodachi called Seven Heaven Seven Swords, which she uses in on of the latest episode of the anime. She’s pretty much just a side character in the anime, appearing only in a few episodes but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to get her figure. After all a girl wielding a 2 meter long nodachi is an instant get for me if the figure looks good.
There was a time when most Kotobukiya figures pose are quite simple and plain but that’s change now, some of their newer releases have very dynamic pose but then some of them also comes with a more hefty price tag. Kamzaki comes with a broken concrete floor as a base and her nodachi.
The nodachi comes in two separate parts that have to be join together, it’s pretty lose though, a small bump and it’ll comes lose.
One of the nicer looking hair sculpt from Kotobukiya.
Her belt also comes in a separate piece, nice looking belt too.
Overall the quality is pretty good, and sculpture especially the hair is better than some of my other Kotobukiya figures. I do find her face sculpt a bit too sharp though, but it’s not really a big problem.
Was trying to emulate her special attack Nanasen “七閃’ in this shoot, getting those wires in place took a bit of time though. Quite satisfied with how the photos turns out. Now I just have to think of how to shoot Index, got her for quite a long time and I still haven’t take photos of her.
Series: To Aru Majutsu no Index
Scale and Material: 1/8 pre-painted PVC
Price: 6460 Yen
Released: February 2009
Added to collection: February 2009
Availability: available at HobbySearch
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Lighting from 580exII triggered using wireless trigger.