Kirino Kousaka True End Ver. Review

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
Availability: Rare
After Market Price: 12,000-13,000Y

BOX – 10

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Max Factory carried out the wrinkles and lace throughout the side and back of her dress.

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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.

PAINTING- 8

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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.

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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.

POSE- 7

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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.

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It comes in two pieces: the stair portion with fake velvet and the scroll work railing.

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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.

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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.

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