Cover Girl from COMIC X-EROS (NSFW)

Cover Girl from COMIC X-EROS

Alphamax – or SkyTube – has made a number of exceptionally nice ero-figures over the last couple of years, many of them adapted from Tony Taka’s artwork. This time, they’ve turned to the portfolio of another popular artist: Kizuki Aruchu, very well-respected for his doujinshi work with the circle Udon-ya. He is particularly famous for illustrating their long-running series of Monster Hunter doujinshi and like Tony, he combines a unique and readily-identifiable style with an impressive level of skill. Unlike Tony his work has historically not received a great deal of attention from figure manufacturers, although that has begun to change recently, and the figure we’ll be looking at today is the most recent one to be released.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

The subject of this particular figure unfortunately has no name; she’s simply listed as the Cover Girl, and presumably she did appear on the cover of Wani Magazine’s COMIX X-EROS at some time in the past. Manufactured by Alphamax under their SkyTube label, she differs from their Tony figures by being sculpted in a noticeably smaller 1/7 scale. Also, while their Tony figures typically come with castoff options, the Cover Girl comes with an impressive selection of clothing choices. She also has a little green hair ribbon which doesn’t seem to actually attach to her hair; I’m not really sure what to do with it. And finally, she comes with a base, which looks like a big, soft, fuzzy white rug.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

This figure does a very nice job of replicating the artist’s style. One of the signature themes of his style are sharply-angled, slightly narrowed eyes and shapely, full-figured bodies with slender waists and broad hips and thighs; taken together, they give his characters a look that radiates seduction and sexuality, even when they aren’t in erotic situations (which, admittedly, isn’t all that often). Here, SkyTube does a fine job of adapting that style into three dimensions; anyone who is familiar with the artist’s illustrations will instantly know whose work this figure is based off of.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

The Cover Girl actually has two faces; the default one, in which her tongue protrudes from her mouth, and an alternate one with an open mouth but no tongue. I think the tongue-less face looks a little strange; rather than radiating raw sexiness, she looks sorta sleepy and slack-jawed. The shape of her mouth is squared-off, which also looks peculiar.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

That’s not to say that the default face is perfect, though. For one thing – and this is a personal thing – I really don’t like the way her eyelashes are colored gray, matching her hair. This is something I see every now and then in anime art and I really dislike it. I’m not sure why artists do it, being that it makes their characters look like space aliens or something. It isn’t that noticeable in the source artwork but is rather more prominent here and it annoys the hell out of me.

Another thing is that I’m pretty sure her finger is supposed to be reaching her mouth, but at least on my figure, it doesn’t quite get there. More on this in a second.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

The Cover Girl has a number of display options. The least revealing has her wearing her underwear, a dress shirt, and a skirt, lifted high up on her hips. While this is the most modest that she gets, it’s still quite explicit, as her rack is hanging right out.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

Not that you’ll typically be able to view this figure from the rear, but she has one hand shoved into her panties, covering up her ass. That’s also not an aspect that is safe for most audiences.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

An instruction sheet is provided for removing her clothing; it’s a reasonably straightforward process without too much hassle, and yet I found that it was quite difficult to get her arms properly seated; there often seemed to be a gap in her biceps where the parts didn’t fit as tightly as they should have. A big part of this problem is that both her left and right arms are sculpted as a single unit, melded with her jacket (which cannot be removed). This makes alignment much more difficult.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

In other words, this figure was a colossal pain in the ass to photograph and once I concluded that I didn’t have all night to try to get her clothes and limbs set up properly, I decided I wouldn’t bother, and so there aren’t going to be too many pictures of her in her clothing. I’m sure most of the people interested in this figure are more concerned about what she looks like without her outfit, anyway.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

She can be rendered nude for all practical purposes and without her clothing, she looks very nice. She has big, appealing breasts – though they show no realistic sense of weight as they are transfixed in their normal position rather than sagging towards the floor as they should – long limbs, and an attractive pose that emphasizes the swell of her wide hips.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

This, of course, is the part that everyone wants to see, and it’s all there.

(As with Yuria Misaki, I am not able to hold my pinky figure in that position and if you stare at it long enough, it starts looking rather painful.)

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

Her shirt is strangely translucent; the artwork depicts the cover girl in a wet shirt and that’s obviously what’s supposed to be emulated here, but it just looks unrealistic. Nevertheless, if naked shirt girls are your thing, that’s definitely one way that she can be displayed.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

She can also be displayed wearing just her underwear, and that’s a nice look for her too, I think.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

Ranting a bit more, I found it difficult to get her bra strap hooked, so I won’t be using this display mode. Admittedly, her jacket does a decent job of hiding it.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

Ah, but I’m not done yet; on my figure, her right leg is incredibly loose (the leg detaches at the knee so that her panties can slide off in one piece). It literally will not stay attached; if I pick up the figure, it falls right off. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be this way or not.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

But with respect to just her looks, I think the Cover Girl looks really nice. She’s not quite perfect, and there are a few elements I don’t care for, but she looks quite sexy, with a lovely sculpt, an appealing facial expression that exudes lewdness despite her apparent nonchalance, and a pose that showcases her body quite well. And, well, despite her technical issues, I can’t really hate on a figure of an anime girl who seems to be fingering her anus. Being a big fan of Kizuki Aruchu’s work, I’m very happy to see his designs receive figure adaptations, and the Cover Girl is a solid adaptation of his illustration.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure

For another review of the Cover Girl, check out Neath Grim.

COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
COMIC X-EROS Cover Girl Figure
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14 Responses to Cover Girl from COMIC X-EROS (NSFW)

  1. Steve Chen says:

    That was a fast one for you to do a review. Did yours come with the genga card? I’m stumped too! Where the heck does that ribbon go?Lol!

    Got her and the Alicesoft figure and Tony gal Susie Sun. Alice gal is on the way and I just can’t wait for the Susie’s release this end of November. Technically, this is my 2nd Udonya with the first being Gamer girl. Wished Capcom would be willing to commision their Monster Hunter girls using Udonya’s designs…..mwarrh! When I hear Udonya, MH always comes into mind.

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, I’d like to try to get back on a faster schedule. That the new World of Warcraft expansion has released and my weekends are freed up helps a lot. Is the genga card the illustration card? Yeah, my figure came with the illustration card. I bought it from Hobby Search so I didn’t get whatever preorder goody Amiami tossed in.

      I wonder if Kizuki Aruchu’s work will get a hentai adaptation someday. I guess he’s best known for his Monster Hunter pictures so they can’t really do one of that but it’d be nice to see an anime studio adapt his work.

  2. Wieselhead says:

    There are minor things I don’t like on first look. On a second look she’s a pretty figure 😉
    That sounds rather contradictory I know, the leg wear for example is something I don’t like or the thighs could be more close together. They adopted the triangular shape a bit too literally from the illustration in my opinion.

    The slanted eyes are something I always like, I like when figures look seductive, confident or a little evil. It depends on the angle which face looks better, from above I really like the square mouth. The different options at least look really cool, if you don’t have to change it by yourself haha. The bra under boobs combo is hot. Her boobs are beautiful ♡

    The placement of her hand is quite naughty, still it’s not really clear what she is aiming for, in the illustration it’s slightly more prominent.

    I’m not familiar with Kizuki Aruchu, but after some research, I noticed that the artist also made the illustration of Yuki from maid yome and a few other sexy figures based on the art.

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, the shape of her lower legs is a little odd, too, though I think maybe they just interpreted her design very literally; she’s got really skinny lower legs in the illustration. Her face is lovely, though, aside from the eyelashes.

      Not familiar with Kizuki Aruchu! Go look up Udon-ya’s Monster Hunter fan books, there are a bunch of them. They make for interesting reading.

  3. Devastator001 says:

    Whoa @_@! I’m surprised they had the lower parts detailed to that degree @_@. I’d expect that level of detail from an Native Exclusive, quite surprising from SKytube. (Although granted didn’t get any of their newer ones recently 😕 Focusing on 7-sins atm XD)

    • Tier says:

      It’s very nice of them to do so; it’s fantastic that we can buy these sorts of figure from normal stores, too. The Seven Deadly Sins stuff is fun; I haven’t reviewed any yet but I’m hoping to do one soon (though perhaps not one that people might expect).

  4. Afreet says:

    I like everything about this figure except her breasts’ shape which really should be affected more by the gravity. Maybe it’s just my personal thing but I prefer reasonably pendulous breasts over firm ones. Nevertheless the erotic pose and perfect facial expression totally make up for it. Thanks for the review Tier, this is my favourite among your collections in 2014 unless you have better ones to show off before 2015 😀

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, I agree, though it doesn’t bug me too much since breast sizes and movement are so variably realistic (or unrealistic) in anime. I do not think this figure will be in my top five favorite figures post and I’m not entirely sure which figures will end up there; I’ve got a few figures here that are candidates and I really need to get around to reviewing them. Hopefully that’ll happen soon; I had hoped to get a review done this weekend but an annoying cold has set that plan awry.

  5. Tian says:

    Thanks for the review! I had pretty much the same problems with mine – gap in arms, fingers don’t reach the mouth (though I’m guessing they’re not supposed to in order to facilitate face swapping), and the bra strap being un-hookable. The only thing is I didn’t have any issues with her leg falling off.

    I also want to bring up the presentation. Normally I don’t care much about packaging but I really liked the transparent outer box, and the way the figure’s packed on top of a pink box that kinda looks like a bed. It’s a minor thing but really impressed me.

    • Tier says:

      I liked the small size of the box; since I keep all my figure boxes it’s nice that this figure’s box was much smaller than Skytube’s other figures, though admittedly many of those figures are slightly larger.

  6. HyD says:

    Very nice review, I made your site my homepage just to check out your collection and photographs you display. Love seeing these articles, keep it up man.

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