Atlast there goes Figma review again from me! The review will be telling about Figma Nozomi Akiyama: School Uniform Ver. Much like Aya Kagura, Nozomi also comes from the popular romance adventure game “Se.Kirara”. Created by studio Max Factory, a.k.a. Native. Again, the details about her characters are very limited on the net, so I know very little about her… Nozomi is a mysterious transfer student, but it is known that she is a shy girl with a lovable personality, who takes the role of a mascot in her group of friends. In the game themself, Aya and the other characters from the game love to take good care of the cute little Nozomi. She also be described as a girl who will change the fate of the world… Really? Well, I’m gonna be straight to the review then, in frontal looks of the box Nozomi has a blue with shades of white colored box & a leaves motives on it. The Figma font & the stripes was colored cyanish. The series number is 080, another Figma standard release. Interestingly, Nozomi comes up with lots of variable accessories.
She comes with 2 extra face plates, Bath set, Go board with stones, an Oversized Bra, Stand Set, & extra Interchangeable hand with special 1 hand. Sounds like fun, eh?
Nozomi wears a casual school uniform, somehow they looked unique for me because I’m not much familliar with her uniform style… Her outfit themself are light pink colored vest & long skirt, white shirt with purple colored belt & stripes, a pale red- orangeish colored bow tie, long black colored socks with pale red- orangeish ribbon on the side of her legs, dark gray shoes, & her panty? Another white color, actually I was expecting her to wear a light blue colored panty that resembles to her oversized bra color… Looking pretty fine, aren’t they? Well, sad is it is… The material of her skirt is made from a hard plastic, making her couldn’t move her legs freely.
Nozomi also got a pretty unique colored hair which is cyan-green-ish colored hair. She is provided with three expressions: a standard face, a smiling face, & the upward glancing face seen in the game. The standard is pretty plain for me, her eyeballs are looking to the right, same goes to her smiling face but atleast she looked more cheerful & has a blushed line marks. & finally the upward glancing face… I think, it is the best faceplate feature for her… For a loli lovers, they might will like this one since she looked dearly cute filled with a sad innocent expression. Also, this faceplate was meant for her expression during wearing her oversized bra. Her overall face looks, are quite identical to her game counterpart, although her figma face seems a little immatured. But, I like both of them.
Physically, Nozomi is a very young girl, presumably around 13-14 years old.. She’s pretty much like Tsukihi, & Kuroyukihime I think.. The sculpt of her overall looks are pretty simple & nothing really admiring, very2 lacks of details… The only details that was great is her head sculpt for me. Nozomi’s articulations aren’t very pleasing somehow, because she couldn’t bend up/down & even swivel her waist very well… & the biggest problem is her hard made plastic skirt, which really-really in the way to move her legs freely. Actually, without her skirt I think she’s pretty poseable. We can’t even make a sitting pose on her, especially if you want to create her sitting on a chair… So, don’t ever expect to do a crazy or making an extreme poses on her. However, we can still do a kneel down pose on her, but still not very satisfying for me because most of Figma can do that… From the back view, her peg hole is exposable & is easy to insert the stand, since her hair splits above it. So nothing to worry having her hair in the way, & to make her standing without display stand is pretty easy for me. Unlike Aya, her hair is only around to her back, I guess that’s the reason why she’s not hard to stand without the display.
Many of her accessories are a bath set & they contains: Rubber Ducky, Towel, Shampoo, Soap, & a Bucket. Well, in the game we might be able to see this on her, because they’re considered as one of the popular items from the games themself. I did played the game but since my Japanese still lacks, I couldn’t get play the game very well… Also, none of her artworks that I found shown she’s using one of these… But still, these accessories was a fun to use, especially I can make my own onsen feature more adequate. Anyway, becareful when you use these, because they’re incredibly small. So I bet you don’t wanna lost one of them.
Another accessories was a Go board with stones, they’re also one of the popular items from the games. With this thing we can create a scene where Nozomi is playing Go games… The Go game accessories also came with both black & white stones inside the bowls, so you can make her play along with her fellow. The stones themselves are in all clumped together, so you can’t actually put any on the board. Of course, it’ll be a troublesome if we can do that, because those stones are microscopic…
Another item from the game! An Oversized Bra is also included for Nozomi, the bra even has a clip on the back to make it easier to put on and take off .. Well, the truth is I actually had a trouble dealing with the clip on my hands, besides the material is made soft so I kinda worry that it’ll easy to break. The clip was a big troublesome, I almost lost it because the clip was detached. Anyway, this oversized bra was my main reason why I get ahold of her. For my Lum of course, but… Unfortunately, that bra is still bigger than Lum’s boobs so it’s useless. Perhaps, try these bra on Archetype-she?
The Figma also comes a posable figma stand, which allows various poses to be taken.. & the stand is very common, so I have nothing to describe… However, since Nozomi can stand without this easily I didn’t use it really much on my photoshoots.
Nozomi’s default hand part was a pair of outstreched wide open palm parts, the extras are proximate outstretched palm, a pair of holding hand parts, a pair of fistful hand, a pair of pointing finger hand, & a single right hand holding a Go stone. With that optional hand holding Go stone, you can make her like she’s about to play the go game. The rest of her hands are nothing really special, I guess you’ll understand judging from the photos I tooked.
In height wise… Nozomi is shorter than Aya, because in the game Aya is around 160 cm/5’3 ft while Nozomi is 138 cm/4.5 ft.
Again, there’s good & bad for sure on most Figma including her aswell, the good things that she had a lot of accessories that we can use on her & it’s a fun stuff I think.. The bad things that she couldn’t move her legs very well due to her hard made PVC skirt. So, kinda displeased on this, also I can’t judge this to be a recommended or not so I’ll leave up to you. Also, this Figma may be considered as one of the old release of Figma but she’s still not hard or pricey to get, I got her with cheap price here. But who knows what will happen on the future.
Pros: Personally, I think she’s nothing special without those bunch of the accessories but atleast one of the faceplate(the upward glancing face) made her quite pretty something. Although her sculpt feels plain, but I gotta say that her design was actually unique, because I don’t really familliar with her uniform… Also, this is considered as “School Uniform Ver.”, so will there be another Figma Nozomi Akiyama in a different version on the future? Besides, we already have 2 existing Figma Aya Kagura here….
Cons: To insert the faceplates was quite hard for me, compare to my other figma so far… Also, about that hard plastic skirt on her that makes her in the way. Nozomi’s sculpt feels pretty plain I think despite having an unique looking uniform.. Lastly, the articulations problems where she couldn’t bend up/down & even swivel her waist very well.
Small Parts: 4/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5
Poor little girl….