Shinobu Oshino of Bakemonogatari, the world’s most dangerous lolita character, and perhaps cutest, finally comes perched atop a stack of sticky doughnuts in figure form – enticing much visual pleasure.
This rather flavorful loli character comes atop a pile of doughnuts, as is seen on the sixth volume cover illustration of the Blu-Ray & DVD, yet that amounts to more than a delectable girl and some doughnuts. First of all, the positioning of her legs is certainly a fine touch – when looking back to the original artwork this figure is based off of, it’s clear much consideration went into the decision of offering otaku such a subtly seductive sight of spread legs.
The figure is crafted to a caliber as incredible as the series she originates from. Focusing merely on the eyes, the concoction of technique composing the eye is stunningly accurate to that of the second dimensional counterpart. A series of red gradients overlap and interchange as part of a larger transition from light to dark. The pure white droplets reflect the light source realistically and true to the 2-D concept of the character.
Notice how the hair doesn’t disassemble into smaller fine streaks – the artwork of Bakemonogatari is one abstract and makes advantage of irregular shapes at every opportunity, as was the case with Shinobu’s hair. Thus, Good Smile Company ensured to recreate that aspect perfectly within their representation here – sculpting a smooth solid wave of banana colored hair.
Her attire is sweet like an added sugar, nothing more so fitting than such could be imaginable on a charming character of her size. It adds heavily, to her dainty little shoujo appearance through usage of typical “girly” colors as soft pink, alongside the ever-adorable ribbons and frills. The exposed collarbone, like every other facet of this figure, leaves us wailing in rage at the several months of waiting until the release date.
Amongst her throne of frosted baked bread, there is also memorabilia of other notable characters of Bakemonogatari scattered around in a disconcerting fashion. A decapitated hand, nekomimi, a stapled head – just typical items of everyday life. And as we finally return to the mention of doughnuts, the one which is held captive by her tiny fangs scrunches up from her bite. The figure definitely looks astounding, yet this minor addition strikes harder than an asteroid collision in its immense display of moe unmatched.