KIRINO KOUSAKA – TRUE END VER. BY MAX FACTORY
Today we’ll be looking at a figure that was made about a year ago. I have to admit I watched Oreimo for one episode and couldn’t stomach the relationship or Kirino. This figure was bought purely on beauty. I purchased her from a local friend brand new. Since she was an exclusive, I wasn’t sure where I could get her by myself (although I now know better). The times I have seen her pop up on Mandarake, she’s snatched up almost immediately so I think she’s quite hard to get nowadays.
Retail Price: 16,000Y
Creator: Max Factory
After Market Price: 12,000-13,000Y
BOX – 10
Kirino’s box is beautiful. Max Factory gave Kirino a “Miku” treatment with a windowless box. There’s gold embossing around the letters and has fancy scroll work. It reminds me of a cake box and I’m glad they made it windowless since it feels more classy to me.
SCULPT – 10
Kirino’s sculpt is pretty fantastic. Her overall form is pretty simple but she has several things going for her.
Let’s take a look at her face. From the little part of the anime, I’ve seen her face looks true to her character. The hair and face shape look proportionate.
The realistic wrinkles on her dress are where this figure shine. From the way she’s turning towards you, the wrinkles in the bodice look natural for her pose.
I love the frills on the skirt of the dress. It gives off a Cinderella feel. One of my favorite parts that some people overlook is the scalloping on the edge of her dress.
Max Factory carried out the wrinkles and lace throughout the side and back of her dress.
Kirino is also wearing a matching set of pearl earrings and necklace. It was a nice touch! Also gotta love the scallop edging on her gloves.
Overall, the painting on Kirino is even.
I think Max Factory could have done a better job shading her hair since it looks kind of flat.
Kirino’s off white dress has a pearl finish and the lace parts around the dress are painted a transluscent white. I have nothing to really complain about here.
Kirino is turning towards you with her bouquet in hand, with one hand lifting her skirts to ascend the stairs. The scene reminds me of a bride walking up the stairs to the chapel. She turns as she catches a glimpse of someone in the crowd.
To be honest, her pose is a little plain to me. It’s probably appropriate for a wedding scene and shows off her gown but it’s really nothing too special.
BASE & ACCESSORIES – 8
The base is large and fairly unique like someone cut away half a staircase.
It comes in two pieces: the stair portion with fake velvet and the scroll work railing.
Kirino connects to the base via two pegs. She’s fairly stable. The only thing I don’t like about the velvet carpeting is that Max Factory left glue residue where the carpet meets the stairs. This is sticky to the touch and really serves no purpose. I also noticed that it’s pretty easy for the velvet to get indentations after sitting out for a while. The railing looks nice and is sturdy. It connects to the stairs via two pegs on both ends.
The only accessory Kirino comes with is her bouquet. It looks ok. I think the flowers could have been more defined but it adds a nice touch of color to the otherwise white palette.
ENJOYMENT – 8
After owning way too many spectacular figures, I think my passion for Kirino has waned a little since I bought her about a year ago. If asked if I would pay the same amount of money for her again, I would probably answer “no”. However, I am still happy to have her in my collection. For some reason, I just can’t get enough of bride figures.