Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki


Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

This is Mishiro Akatsuki. There are many like her but this one is mine. A Good Smile Company product built in 1/8 scale, she is the lead figure of their Shuraki lineup. You don’t hear much about that franchise these days, which is a bit curious, as the figures are quite nice and Mishiro was particularly affordable. I think she was right around $50 at release, which is half the price of some current-day figures.

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Mishiro brings the pain via a pair of blades which seem to follow a fire and water motif, and she dresses for success in the archetypical anime sailor suit school uniform. One of the gimmicks of the Shuraki figures is their cast-off clothing – Mishiro features not just two levels of sartorial mutability but three. She starts in an intact uniform but she can change into a tattered and torn version of her academic daywear, and she can also be stripped to brassiere and drawers. What an indignity.

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

The thing I like best about her is her face. There’s a lot of anime figures out there with placid or vapid expressions. Not Mishiro. Mishiro looks like she wants to kill you, the person sitting next to you, and probably everyone else who makes eye contact with her. I like her helicopter hair, too. She comes with an atypical base, which makes displaying her much easier than if GSC had packed in a huge circular plate to mount her on. I think she’s a great figure, one that I’m very happy to own.

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Stripped to her skivvies, Mishiro is a tad less impressive. You start noticing things like how big her head is in relation to her body, and her martial fierceness is rather blunted. Not that you need to be dressed to slay people and demons and stuff.

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Mishiro lamentably doesn’t have much of an ass, but somehow her underpants fail to contain her backside.

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Good Smile Company Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki Review

Up to the tizzop

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2 Responses to Mishiro Akatsuki from Shuraki

  1. useless says:

    lol this figure are 5 years old, and no body comment on it? well on 2007 $50 buck are expensive.

    there 6 chara and it buckled with CD drama, artbook introducing it chara. i forgot the name but i remember each of them resemble specialize weapon of each country
    like:
    shuraki are double katana japan
    mei feng double chakram china
    shall luze rapier France
    needa anti tank gun military girl (i wonder why anti tank?) Russia
    5th i own rize using halberd England

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, no comments, which is sad. I didn’t get many comments back then. I still do like this figure a lot, though. I wish GSC had kept on making Shuraki figures. Every now and then I think about looking around for Char, since I really do like that figure and I’ve got this thing for sword-wielding blonde girls.

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