We’ll be continuing Blonde Bikini Girl Month by looking at Alisa Ilinichina Amiella, one of the main characters from Bandai Namco’s God Eater series. I had hoped to get this post out earlier but the timing still works out as she just appeared as the focal point of the anime adaptation’s most recent episode. We’ve looked at figures of her wearing her original outfit from the first game and her updated costume from the second; now we’ll look at her wearing something rather more revealing.
Curious about the series and lacking the desire to play games on handhelds, I skimmed a bit through the anime to see what it was like. I can’t say I was impressed; I skipped around the second episode and all I saw were talking heads and a peculiar cel-shaded animation style that made it look like the characters had been dunked in baby oil. I’ve also heard that the anime’s plot isn’t particularly engaging, though I guess that doesn’t surprise me; I wouldn’t expect a PSP action game to have much in the way of a compelling story.
To recap Alisa’s history, she is one of the battlers that fights alongside the protagonist. She is Russian and like several Russians in anime – including Muv Luv’s Cryska Barchenowa, Seikon no Qwaser’s Sasha, and Black Lagoon’s Balalaika – she is depicted as enigmatic, quiet, aloof, and possessing a history of psychological trauma which motivates a consequent affinity for violence. Her agreeable appearance has led her to become the face of the franchise.
This figure is manufactured by Alphamax. She’s sculpted in 1/8 scale and stands a bit under 20 centimeters in height. A small instruction sheet is provided to show how to remove her vest.
A large part of the appeal of this figure is, of course, generated by her very brief swimsuit. Her tiny bikini shows off her body very well, and as expected, her trademark underboob is readily visible. Her pose, with her back arched and buttocks thrust outward, accentuate the allure of her look.
That said, this would still be a fairly typical anime bikini girl figure without a few more distinctive elements from her God Eater appearance. First, she can be displayed while wearing her vest. It adds a bit of flair to her look with the way it billows out, as if caught in a breeze. It also provides the practical benefit of making her neck look a little shorter and more natural.
She can also be shown wearing her hat, which has become a kind of beret in God Eater 2. It’s held onto her head by a magnet, which is a nice touch.
And of course, there is her enormous sword, which she is leaning up against. It looks pretty cool but being that this is my third Alisa figure, it’s lost some of its uniqueness.
I’m not so sure that her appearance here is faithful to her canonical look in the games, if there is such a thing. Nonetheless, she is still quite pretty, and true to form, her expression is inscrutable, conveying neither happiness nor anger nor discomfort.
The sculpt is not highly detailed, but there are some nice touches, such as the way the waistband of her bikini digs into her skin, giving her skin the impression of softness.
I think the aspect I like best about this figure, aside from the skimpiness of her swimwear, is her nonchalant pose. Her stance is obviously erotic in nature, but she doesn’t seem too anxious about her situation. Her nonplussed expression and crossed arms give her a pleasant, relaxed look.
This is a pretty good figure – not an amazing figure, but as swimsuit figures go, this one is solid. I’m not so sure that it’s a great representation of Alisa – her expression is a little less sharp and more placid than one might expect – but nonetheless, I do like the way she’s depicted here. The level of sex appeal is high, even for a swimsuit figure, and the optional hat and vest give her a little bit of distinctiveness. Of the figures of Alisa I have, this is certainly my favorite of the three.