Here we have a figure from Amagami SS, a school romance show featuring a male lead who sleeps in a closet. Ordinarily, I’d rather have nothing to do with a harem-based school romance show, given how bad Princess Lover! was and how bad Mayo Chiki! is looking to be, but one guess should suffice to divine what aspect of this figure enticed me enough to buy it.
Haruka Morishima comes from the dating game Amagami, recently adapted into an anime titled Amagami SS. The anime is a typical school romance in which a young male weakling uses his simple honesty and earnestness to woo and win himself a harem. This lucky but not particularly memorable loser gets to mack on no fewer than six of his classmates. First up is Haruka Morishima, the girl that all the boys desire and that all the girls desire to be. Flighty, flirty, and playful, her regal countenance is both intimidating and enigmatic. And since I didn’t watch more than the first episode, I’m going to stop pretending like I know how the series goes. Personally though, I thought homeroom teacher Ms. Takahashi was the cutest girl in that first episode.
Haruka is manufactured by Max Factory and was released back in April. She’s sculpted in 1/7 scale and stands around 19 centimeters tall. She comes with no accessories or fiddly parts – just stick her on her base and she is good to go.
Haruka is posed somewhat suggestively, as if she desires to be sodomized. There’s no ambiguity as to where the center of attention is placed; it’s square up Haruka’s sizeable backside. Haruka herself emphasizes this point with the position of her hand.
Despite the provocative nature of Haruka’s pose and her shy backwards glance, she’s wearing a fairly conservative swimsuit. Unlike most swimsuit anime figures, Haruka is wearing a one-piece suit, only the second figure that I own that is clad in a one-piece swimsuit. The legs are cut relatively low, which is not unusual for a school swimsuit, but personally, I think a more risque suit would’ve been more pleasing to view.
Haruka’s suit isn’t particularly detailed; there aren’t any wrinkles or creases or anything that would give it more of a lifelike look. It would’ve been nice to see some creases across the seat of her suit or something, since that’s the obvious highlight of the figure, but sadly, the crack of her ass is lamentably undetailed. Max Factory did a better job with the Shining Wind girls in that respect.
On the plus side, Haruka’s body is sculpted quite nicely. Her pose is quite unique, imparting an element of distinction that distinguishes her among the myriad of swimsuit anime figures out there. The curls of her hair are particularly well rendered, as are her hands and feet. And though this is clearly a figure meant to appeal to ass-men, proponents of the female bust will be pleased as well, as Haruka’s breasts are quite shapely.
I also really like her facial expression, which contrasts quite a bit with her maneater reputation. She looks quite nervous and scared which, given the placement of her hand, heightens the eroticism of the figure. There are a whole bunch of anime swimsuit figures which don’t do much more than depict a character in a sexy bikini, but this figure conveys a sense of personality.
Overall, I like this figure, though it’s surely not a highlight of my collection and I don’t have any great affinity for Haruka as a character or the show she comes from. However, it’s hard to turn down a reasonably nicely-done figure of a cute girl spreading her ass with a smile on her face. Some of the finer points could have been executed with more consideration and detail, but generally speaking, the figure looks pretty good.
In real life, Haruka looks rather pallid, like a white girl who’s spent too much time in an ice bath. Her promo pictures show her with a healthy, ruddy complexion and a noticeable blush that appears to not have made it to the production figure. Curious. And regrettable.
Anyone else think the water here looks kinda like a hand making the universally-accepted gesture for male masturbation?
Also, for another review, more pictures, and a more comprehensive bio of Haruka, check out Wieselhead.