Chise from the anime, manga and OVA Saishū Heiki Kanojo or She, the Ultimate Weapon. It’s actually a love story even though the main character herself is a military weapon, but the war is never really the focus, instead the story focus on Chise and Shuji reaction to her ever increasing power and their relationship.
I got this figure during Hobby Search restock, she was restock quite sometime ago I think, and I only found out when I decided to go through Kotobukiya listing at Hobby Search page by page. So it’s good to go through the listing once in a while you might just find something good ^^. She’s not a really small figure, same height as MF Mikuru, but her box is very compact as her base is place behind her instead of at the bottom of the box. This allows Kotobukiya to make the box a lot smaller, probably the smallest figure box I have.
She comes with a base that looks like rubbles on the ground, but I kinda wish that they didn’t place the custom base on top of a plain white base though.
I remembered vaguely at the last episode near the end during Chise final battle, a lot of stuff starts to punch through the clouds, so this setting is somewhat based on that. I could be wrong since it’s been a long time since I watch the anime ^^, but then I think this is a good setting for her photo shoot. The return of the iron rods hehe.
For a 2 years old figure, she’s pretty well sculpted and painted, though it’s not as detail as recently release figures. I am not sure if she resemble her anime counterpart since I can’t remember what she really looks like in the anime ^^.
The wings are detachable but she’ll look funny without the wings though since her clothes are torn at the back. The wing are painted pearl white with a slight metallic looks to it, very nice effect.
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This last two shots was added when I remembered that I bought a wrapping paper specifically for her photoshot. The paper looks like cracked ground, so I think it’s quite suitable for her. Couldn’t think of what else to put so I just reuse some bricks ^^.
Overall a very well made figure though not as detail as it could be, but can be choosy since I think this was the only figure of her that was release. A very nice figure added to my growing collection and it’s cheap too ^^.
Anime: Saishū Heiki Kanojo
Scale and Material: 1/8 scale pre-painted PVC
Price: 4800 Yen
Released: August 2005
Added to collection: August 2007
Availability: sold out
Photo taken using: Canon Ixus 850IS