Haruka Takamori is the protagonist of Beat Blades Haruka, an erogame made by Alicesoft (NSFW). I played through part of the game, and under my direction poor Haruka often ended up being explored and abused in ghastly ways. No doubt my lack of comprehension of both Japanese and the game’s mechanics contributed to her inferior battle performance. Beat Blades Haruka has very nice artwork, but I was hesitant to pick this figure up because I thought the face didn’t look entirely accurate to the game graphics.
However, having bought this figure, I’m very happy with it. It’s one of those rare figures that looks better in real life than it does in the promo photos. Everything is working here – the sculpt, the paint, the pose, the character design, even her rat tail – and the result is another example why Alter might be the best figure maker in the business.
Haruka is also one of those figures that looks really good from multiple angles, and that’s mainly due to her very dynamic pose. She looks great from the front, from the quarters, from the sides – it’s all good.
Her base is a big white square which takes up quite a bit of area; presumably its size is to prevent Haruka from falling over. Curiously it is emblazoned with the English words “Beat Blades Haruka” rather than the game’s Japanese name, which appears to be “Choukou Sennin Haruka.”
This is a fantastic figure the stands out even amongst Alter’s lineup. Fans of cute ninja girls shouldn’t hesitate to pick her up.