Yes! My Figma Kuroyukihime is finally here to be review! To be specific Figma Kuroyukihime School Avatar Ver. from anime series of Accel World. I’m a big fan of Kuroyukihime, & as one of her fans I couldn’t resist to miss this one… Especially those Night-Butterly design like, although the terms Night-Butterfly means a prostitutions… Is she a Night-Butterfly? In appearance yes, but actually she’s a mysterious and popular student that also happens to be the Student Council Vice-President at Umesato Junior High School. In the anime she’s one of the main characters. There, I’m going straight to the review now. This Figma is sealed with maroon & black colored box with a light maroon butterfly motives on it. The number is 154, a standard Figma release. The box has more wider width due to her large butterfly wings, & she also got a funny & elegant accessories.
Kuroyukihime School Avatar comes up with 2 extra face plates, the piggy avatar version of Arita Haruyuki, umbrella closed & open form, extra panty, butterfly wings, 2 stand set(1 for Haruyuki), & extra Interchangeable hand. Quite funny but elegant, right?
Kuroyukihime is known to have an exquisite, original virtual character design. Her virtual character resembles that of a butterfly, and has been dressed with balled shoes. The overall look is black and while other parts have maroon or purple. Her avatar also carries an umbrella. Well, a design like this surely convinced us that she looked so elegant, right? Especially those long skirt… Her materials are pretty smelly I have to say…
Kuroyukihime has large hazel eyes, and 2 long flowing black hair. Her hair has two strands of hair extended from the top of her brow, resembling the antenna of a butterfly, which is funny for me… Well, never been a good fan of ahoge. Kuroyukihime comes with three expressions: A standard smiling expression, a composed expression with closed eyes and a blushing embarrassed expression. Oh, really? A standard smiling expression? Doesn’t looked like she’s smiling for me… It’s more like a calm looking face, very2 standard for me… But, that’s how Kuroyukihime usually do to show her as a calm girl so, this expression is pretty needed to recreate her calm character from the anime. The composed expression is pretty supportive to her appearance, with this we can make a scenes like she rejects or dislike anything from us but, in actual this face was meant to be like when she explained everything about how Accel World & Brain Burst game to Haruyuki. But, imo the more fitting scene of this faceplate is when Kuroyukihime answered about her relationship with Haruyuki to kill other students curiousity due to her popularity as a school idol but, she didn’t wear her Virtual design during the scene. A blushing embarrased expression is what you need if you like to create some abusive or funny scenes.. Her face looks really perfect & very expressionist, & this is also one of the reasons why I really dig into her. However, I have no idea much what’s this supposed to be mean to recreate as Kuroyukihime rarely shown this expression during her School Avatar mode but, what I saw it’s more like to recreate her shocking face during encountering her Burst Linker challenger when she’s in accelerated world. However, she’s seen numerously showing this expression in her casual real life. Overall, comparing between her anime counterpart, she’s one of the accurate figure….
Kuroyukihime has a white milky skin colored with slender figure looking body & her age is stated to be 14 years… Which she’s at the same age with Tsukihi, maybe? She’s wearing black colored dress which exposed her backward body. Her lower body is fully covered with her long skirt, the skirt contains several shiny butterfly badge & you might want to be aware on how sharp they are. She also wearing a black long gloves, & despite the back of her body was completely exposed she dons a butterfly wings. Which you have to attach them into Kuroyukihime’s hole joint, the wings also got an articulations, allowing us to flap the wings. & due to her long skirt, Kuroyukihime could balance herself. At the back view, her hair has 2 articulations on her lower twin tails. With this we can create a moments where her hair waving, but somehow they looked pretty ugly for me. In appearance Figma Kuroyukihime looked beautiful & perfectly made so far, judging by the details of the sculpt & design. Unfortunately, if we’re going into the deeper sea, we’ll notice how terrible she is.
Yeah, her skirt is removable… How to do that? Just pull off the cut on the back & front of the skirt.. & this is how Kuroyukihime looks without her skirt, we can see her black colored hard plastic panty with a notches for her skirt attachment, & balled shoes. Unfortunately, on her skirtless mode Kuroyukihime is quite hard to balance herself without display stand, since she’s wearing high heels.
Well, those default panty looked ugly for sure, so GSC also included her an alternate soft material panty for Kuroyukihime.. Does it really good to see? NO! Unlike my other figmas, Kuroyukihime’s thighs lacks more sculpt on top of her crotch… So, we’ll definitely displeased to see this… Funny thing that, there’s no such scenes where she’s shown skirtless… There is actually but, her appearance is never shown.
Yeah, to her accessories now! The umbrella she usually carries around with her is included in both a closed and open form. Hmm, I think they looked pretty good for me.. Of course you can make her hold this umbrella with some of her hand parts for the closed form.. For open form, you’ll have to use her holding hand parts, photo shown above. The open form of the umbrella is pretty big & heavy, a single hold hand couldn’t strong enough to balance the umbrella. As for me, I’ll let both of her hands holding to this.. Well, Kuroyukihime looked even more elegant with this, right? However, GSC forgot something on this part, in Reverberation OVA it is shown that her umbrella’s stick can actually turned into a sword when she slide the handler’s. Kuroyukihime is seen using her umbrella sword to defends herself from Dushka’s attack but, I guess it’s pretty natural to abandon this part since, she only use the sword in the OVA.
Yikes on Bikes… Well, Arita Haruyuki’s pink pig avatar is also included for us to create a scenes where Kuroyukihime hold or hug him you can also recreate their memorable scenes where Kuroyukihime kiss him, just like in the anime.. Haruyuki’s head is movable, which we can twist or bend his head, while his body has no articulations at all. An small extra stand is also included to make him standing, because Haruyuki couldn’t stand by himself. Haruyuki is the main protagonist of the series, but why have to be pig? Well, because Haruyuki is a fatso as he always gets bullied by the guy named Araya & he forced him to make his School Avatar as a pig. Uhmm… Somehow it suits to him but, I’d rather a fat cow than pig….
Kuroyukihime also comes a posable figma stand, which allows various poses to be taken.. GSC also includes Haruyuki’s own stand, which allows him to stand. However, since Kuroyukihime’s long skirt was able to balance her body, the stand ain’t necessary for me to use… But, it’s good for her skirtless mode, photo shown down…
Kuroyukihime’s default hand part was a pair of outstreched wide open palm, the extras are fistful hand parts, proximate outstretched palm, & a pair of holding hand parts. Yup, that’s it… Not pretty unique, right? Everything feels plain on her hand accessories, except the hands were molded black since she’s wearing long gloves… For sure the hand accessories holder missed 2 slot of her hands.
Very well, maybe you might end up dislike this figma since she lacks in her cast-off mode, but I really enjoyed taking photos of her… Recommended to buy? I think not… Unless, you really like Kuroyukihime… Feel the charm of her beauty but you also have to accept her flaw for sure.. Not everything we saw is entirely perfect, since nothing’s perfect..
Pros: I’m so happy on her, although I was also dissapointed. But, atleast the skirt is made cast-off rather than sticked to her body… & her skirt was able to balance her body without using display stand. Kuroyukihime elegant looks is pretty something for me, since I just loved elegant looking girl.
Cons: Hard to say, but there’s also alot of dissapointment for me on her… Inserting her butterfly wings aren’t that easy, because her hair is quite in the way for her upper wings.. The lower right wing is easy to get detach, her butterfly badge motives on her skirt & her back is made from a hard material, sometimes they hurt my fingers whenever I tried to pull off or repatch her skirt. The open form umbrella is way too heavy so she couldn’t balance it very well, also inserting the umbrella holder to her holding hand part is quite hard. Creating a pose with all of her complete design is way too hard, Since there’s alot of obstacles on it. I couldn’t move her head freely due to the butterfly wings that in the way.. However, before attaching the wings, I need to make a pose of her head 1st. Then I attach the wings after I’m done with the head pose. Lastly, attaching the skirt to her underwear is pretty hard, since I can barely see the joint connected to the skirt’s hole. & if I’m not doing it correctly, Kuroyukihime’s upper body can even sink to her skirt hole…
Moveability: 1/5 (With a complete design)
Moveability: 4/5 (Without complete design)
Small Parts: 3/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5
Atleast ShadowMoon understand Haruyuki’s feeling perfectly…