Surprise, surprise, a figure photoshoot from Saku, you may want to refresh your browser to make sure you’re not dreaming; hit that F5 button on your keyboard ^^. How long has it been since my last figure photoshoot ? this is my first one in 2010 ^^;. I should have done more figure photo shoots since I have quite a few figures still in their boxes but it’s tough when there are real life stuff that got in the way then Starcraft 2 came out. I was not even planning to get it but peer pressure from my co-workers sure did the trick.
The lucky figure to be the first photo shoot of 2010 is Asakaru Nemu from Da Capo anime/eroge by Circus and it’s distributed by Good Smile Company (GSC).
I had never owned a figure by Circus before so I have no idea about its quality but I was willing to take the risk since I just love Da Capo series especially the first season and Nemu is my favourite character in the series. Yes, it’s not Kotori Shirakawa who I bet has gazillion fans out there.
From my previous about this figure preorder, the base was going to be a clear plastic but couldn’t really count on those preview photos since more often than not they are unreliable. Lets take a look at her base. It has pink/sakura colour which is perfect with the whole theme/story plot of Da Capo ie the magic Sakura tree. “D.C. ～ダ・カーポ～” print with couple sakura leaves is a nice touch on her base. In case you are not aware off, a great base is really important for me since I believe it just adds more awesomeness that can turn a mediocre figure to a great one which looks good for displaying purpose. So far, the base gets +1 in my book.
Now ,lets divert our attention to the top view. You can see some very minor imperfection in term of sculpture on her head (not sure if you can see it from the picture above but if not, click on the picture to bring you to my flickr page), .
I am not a huge fan of open mouth figure but I think she is much more appealing when she just lightly smiles instead of opening her mouth. DC characters design is generally nice and two thumbs up for the sculptor on here.
I am impressed by details on her shoes and not just paint but the sculpture itself. Look at those curves on her socks.
Her name would not be Asakura Nemu with her trademark cat bell on her neck.
Another minor imperfect paint around her school uniform buttons at front. Note that there is lightly blue shade on it which adds a nice touch instead of plain white.
Obviously, we cannot forget Nemu’s bows on her head. They just look lovely on her ^^.
I flipped her skirt just to see what colour of pantsu she is wearing ^_~.
Another great details on her cute bag with a drawing of her cat, Utamaru, which always appears randomly in the series.
In addition to Utamaru, there is also Mysterious-san, the black cat. Not a great paint job on its eyes.
Another +1 on her skirt which was nicely sculptured and it’s cast-off able.
Now, her side is probably the most annoying this about this figure due to being castoff able. I am not against castoff-able but in this case, I am not a fan how it looks like. Not to mention, it’s hard to take off her uniform. I think she is a much better off without the castoff-able.
Another bow on her back around waist area which mimics like one in anime/eroge.
Nice little decoration on her bra.
Her body is detachable just around her waist since you need it to cast off her uniform and skirt.
As I mentioned previously in my preorder post, her body looks little bit too thin for me.
Overall impression, I am really satisfied with the quality of this figure and I believe that she is so under rated out there. I haven’t seen many figure collectors owning her. Despite minor imperfect paint and sculpture here and there, she is totally worth it. I would recommend her not only to Da Capo fans but also non D.C. fans out there. She is worthy enough to be part of your figure collection ^^.
|Release Date||Late May 2010|
|Retail Price||¥9,240 (Price varies due to discounts or other promotions for each store)|
|In stock||Hobby Search, Hobby Link Japan, Ami-ami (Currently on sale for 5,500 yen. Very awesome deal), Otakumitsukai , Yes-asia and toylet|