New Ritsu Figure Rocks (But Will It Balance?)

Topic started by gia on March 15, 2010. Last post by John_Martone 4 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
A while ago I talked about Kyoto Animation's figure of Mio Akiyama from their latest hit K-On!, which-- although I've never been that excited about the show --looked awesome. Mio just went on sale today in Japan, by the way, so if you figured out how to preorder it, you should be getting it soon.

But Mio is actually the first in a line of figures called "This is the Real Me" ("Kore ga Hontou no Watashi"), and information was just released about the second figure: Ritsu Tainaka's 1/8-scale. And the concept image is:


 Which looks really cool, although it also looks like she's vaguely doing a flamenco dance. They have a bunch of pics of the unpainted figure:


 I have to say, I really dig it in concept. I think that the pose is really lively and interesting and the sculpt looks pretty good so far too-- we'll see how the paint job goes. But my biggest concern is that she is, of course, standing on one leg, which in figures often means trouble keeping them upright.

 What do you think? Would you look into buying this?    
Post by metalsnakezero (680 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Wow, I too would like to see it just to see how the figure keeps it's balance.
Post by MissPanda (28 posts) See mini bio Level 1
It's standing on a.....platform..thing.....so it should balance allright XD
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@MissPanda: I've had pretty varying luck with those-- it depends in part on whether the stand is completely built-in or if you can remove her from the stand. The latter is more flexible but usually not very stable >_<;
Post by MissPanda (28 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@gia: I seee 0: But...let's...just...hope is works no matter what it stands on?
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@MissPanda: Indeed @_@
Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@gia: Gia! You should love this show... it's the next best shoujo after Haruhi (although I don't know if Haruhi is a shoujo) 
 
I think this series is basing itself on the ending theme "don't say lazy"... I'm basing this on the clothes: 
  
      
Post by TigerUppercut (23 posts) See mini bio Level 1
such a weird pose.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@sora_thekey said:

" @gia: Gia! You should love this show... it's the next best shoujo after Haruhi (although I don't know if Haruhi is a shoujo) 
 
I think this series is basing itself on the ending theme "don't say lazy"... I'm basing this on the clothes: 
  

       "

I've seen that ED before, yet I don't remember all of them looking so apathetic and unenergetic. I guess I was just spoiled by God Knows from Haruhi
 
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