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New Ritsu Figure Rocks (But Will It Balance?)

So preeeeeeeetty...

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?    
metalsnakezeroon March 15, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
Wow, I too would like to see it just to see how the figure keeps it's balance.
MissPandaon March 15, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.
It's standing on a.....platform..thing.....so it should balance allright XD
giaon March 15, 2010 at 10:51 a.m.
@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 >_<;
MissPandaon March 15, 2010 at 11:20 a.m.
@gia: I seee 0: But...let's...just...hope is works no matter what it stands on?
giaon March 15, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
@MissPanda: Indeed @_@
sora_thekey moderator on March 15, 2010 at 11:44 a.m.
@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: 
  
      
TigerUppercuton March 15, 2010 at 2:33 p.m.
such a weird pose.
John_Martoneon March 16, 2010 at 11:19 a.m.
@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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