A few years back, Kotobukiya released Daisy, which became one of my favorite figures. Since then, they’ve released two more panty-clad fairy girl figures, also derived from Tony Taka artwork. They are generally referred to as sisters, though they don’t actually look much alike; Freesia, the shorter, younger-looking sister was released just over a month ago, while Annabel, the tallest of the trio, was released last year. We’ll look at Freesia shortly but today, it’s Annabel’s turn.
As far as I can tell, Daisy, Annabel, and Freesia are original characters created for various artwork collections that Tony Taka has contributed to. Nonetheless, it can be inferred from those images that she might have a flirty, playful personality, perhaps something like Reiko in Fault!!, which was also illustrated by Tony Taka. As for what “Fairy Garden” means, it sounds more like a place than something that describes a person, and I have no more idea what it denotes than I do for Daisy’s Peacekeeper moniker.
This figure is produced by Kotobukiya in 1/6 scale. The figure itself is around 27 centimeters in height and overall height is about 32 centimeters, thanks to its elevated base. Like a number of other Kotobukiya figures, Annabel’s feet is actually anchored to her base, or more precisely, to a narrow green core which slots into the larger bell-shaped base. I’ve occasionally moved Daisy around only to see the white outer base fall to the floor.
Perhaps the most frequent criticism leveled against Tony Taka is that his characters’ faces aren’t particularly distinct. It’s a reasonable point, though one could argue that is simply an element of his style, and it’s not actually that accurate with respect to the three fairy girl siblings, as a quick glance at them reveals that they have three differently-styled faces. Notably, Annabel’s upper eyes slope downwards, giving her a more mature and bewitching look than her sisters, who appear more playful than seductive.
There is nothing timorous or demure about her outfit, though. Like her sisters, Annabel wears an open, transparent gown over an abbreviated and sheer baby doll dress. There are a couple of flowers placed along on the opening of her dress and on her shoes that look like daisies, which is an interesting touch; perhaps she has a sister complex, as is such a common theme in contemporary anime.
She also wears high-cut pink panties, which are quite cute. They appear to be the skimpiest panties amongst the three siblings, with Daisy’s being noticeably more conservative.
Her panties are similarly racy in the back.
Unfortunately, Annabel doesn’t really have that large of an ass, which is disappointing; considering how nicely-designed and sculpted this figure is, it would have been nice if she had more definition in her backside.
Looking at her from a rear or side angle also shows how her hair is made of a glossy material that fades to translucency towards the tips. It’s not really an effect that I like very much; I prefer the more standard, solidly-colored and matte-finished hair that most anime figurse – including Daisy and Freesia – feature.
I’m not sure which species of butterfly Annabel’s wings are modeled after, but they are obviously more pointed and sharply-angled than Daisy’s and Freesia’s, which complements the sharper look of her face. The way the pink fades into blue tones is very nicely done, and the bold black outlining is also eye-catching. The stylized hearts along the lower parts of her wings are also quite cute.
Surprisingly, the size of Annabel’s breasts are on the conservative side. It seems like if an anime-style cast includes an older blonde girl, she often gets the largest rack. That could still be the case here but to my eye, all three girls seem to have similarly-sized busts.
Instead, Annabel’s sex appeal is largely generated by her provocative outfit and from her pose, in which she seems to be curtsying while cocking her head playfully or inquisitively. The darker colors of her clothing – particularly the purple shade – also seems to lend more of a spicy edge to her look compared to Daisy and Freesia.
I am a big fan of Kotobukiya’s Daisy and I’m just as fond of this figure. It’s not quite perfect – I’m not too thrilled about the translucent hair or the lack of prominent ass curvature – but even so, I think I would say she’s my favorite of the three. It’s a very tight evaluation in my mind, though, and in the end, I suppose it doesn’t really matter; Daisy, Annabel, and Freesia all look fantastic.