Ryoko Asakura is a character from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and this lovely Figma arrived about a week ago now. I just hadn't gotten around to taking pictures and reviewing, but she's been gracing my shelves (as you may have noticed in my last post). I got her from Hobby Search as usual, and she cost 2,261 Yen, not including shipping. She's still in stock as of the time I'm posting this, so if you like you can buy her here.
I'm pleased to say that I found no flaws in this figure. She came with 11 hands, 2 faces, one head of Taniguchi (a male character from the same series), and one knife. The knife itself could have been done better, only because the blade is a bit too flexible. I'm sure there's a good reason for that though. Ryoko took a little longer than most of my packages, US Customs held her for three days. Something told me a girl with a simple knife like this would get held longer in customs, they probably had to check her for real weapons *roll eyes* Since I don't have any male figures from the Haruhi series, I just decided to use his head in ways that were befitting of a knife wielding psycho woman.
I like how aside from the two knife wielding hands there's another extra hand included to hold the knife blade itself. This is no doubt to recreate the fight scene between Ryoko and Yuki Nagato. I was going to attempt that myself but I figured I should wait until I get Kyon too. Yeah, I'll probably end up getting him but not for a while yet. Sorry, no Taniguchi in one piece pictures from me. Anyways, Ryoko is another Figma that I suggest fans of Haruhi, blue hair girls, or crazy women with knives pick up. Until next time!
And here's a little accompanying video.