Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nendoroid Kyouka Midarezaki

Kyouka Midarezaki the autocratic, spastic yet loving "wife/mother" hails from the anime/novels/manga Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, or The Diary of a Crazed Family. She's now available in Nendoroid form. I bought her from Hobby Search for 3,167 Yen. She's still in stock now, so if she appeals to you after this review you can still purchase her there. Of course, another Kyouka figure has just been announced and I'm already eyeing that one up, see information about that over at wcloudx(kumo)'s blog. I already have a couple figures pre-ordered for May so it might be pushing it to get that one, but I'm very tempted, even though I'm very pleased with this one.

Kyouka comes with her "daughter" Gekka, the jellyfish. Gekka plays a pretty important part in the series and I think it's pretty awesome that they added her with this Nendo. Two of Gekka's arms(?) move on a ball joint, which is a nice added feature. Kyouka's ears are removable, but I chose to leave them on because they're part of what makes her unique, plus they leave holes behind. She has 3 heads, the crying face, angry face and normal face, as well as 2 extra arms. The quality is top notch, I didn't see a blotch of paint or a scratch anywhere. I took my pictures outside and a couple times she got knocked over by the wind and didn't take a beating, so she's pretty durable. Oh yeah, her tail is removable as well. I think her faces fit her personality very well, and I can't really decide which one I like best. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go separate her from Miku, she's stirring up some trouble.

Here's a little video of the OP of Kyouran Kazoku Nikki to give you an idea of her personality. Perhaps Riiana or I will do a review on the anime soon. The song is by MOSAIC.WAV who I plan on doing a post about one of these days also.


Anonymous said...

If you can't afford the figure I wouldn't sweat it I think the nendo is WAY better. It captures her cuteness in a way the figure fails at. Plus GSC is getting a bit too pricey for my tastes, the figure version of of her is $80 at the figure site I use.

sigh..lately I feel like figure companies are taking advantage of their fans/customers, seems like only Kotobukiya are on our side

Anonymous said...

Nendoroid ℳℴℯ.
I never had a Nendoroid and I plan not to. Its cute with accessories, and the best part, interchangeable with other figures.

@LD: The days where decent 1/8 figures were priced at ~4Kyen has been long gone 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。

Anonymous said...

Oooo, absolute Moeness~

I wanted to get this figure since last year, but because of recession ToT

Nice shoots as usual, Persocom! Wait, have you got your DSLR your wife was talking about last year?

Unknown said...

she is very cute and I was going to get her but I'm getting all the older figures that I don't have first

Anonymous said...

Well, I canceled her thanks to the high Yen and the low AUD. Still, ur review is tempting me to pick her up again.
Hmmmm... gonna check the series first when is I was gonna start soon considering I have the wholes series in my HD somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Ugh... Where's mine!! I hope the package will arrive tomorrow... xD I'm still thinking about getting her PVC that comes with 2 puchi Kyouka... xD Cute! :D

Anonymous said...

I absolute neeeeeed this Nendo!
I recently discovered my Nendo Love but my budget wont allow any Nendos at the moment...There are so many id like to get

Anonymous said...

Some of those faces are so damn cute. Especially the angry and shocked ones. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Thx for the review , and now i can make my decision :)

Persocom said...

lovelyduckie - yeah GSC is getting a bit pricey, and I've very very pleased with this awesome nendo, but somehow it appeals to me to have a sort of mini Kyouka shrine XD I really do love her character.

jusuchin85 - nope, same old camera I've been using since day 1. Still not saved up enough for a DSLR, but every time I do a shoot I wish I had a better camera that's for sure. I just got lucky and the sun and area I took pictures in worked for me.

Optic - high yen is hurting everyone right now I think... I'm a bit shocked at how much things are costing me lately... but so far I've never canceled an order from Hobby Search and I'd like to keep it that way.

Kazearashi - I want it too XD ack!

Blowfish - she really is an awesome nendo isn't she XD don't worry I doubt she'll sell out anytime soon, she's not exactly the most popular character out there, at least I didn't think she was as popular as she is.

M12 - I LOVE her faces, I switch them regularly XD

vixion - glad to have helped ^^

Anonymous said...

nice nendo u have there... loved those expressions there.. hur hur

puppy52doll said...

so cuuute ^^;!