We have here another jumping girl from the figure-making masters at Alter. This time it’s Senhime from the Alicesoft erogame Sengoku Rance. This is the second Senhime figure I own; I’ve reviewed the first one, and while that one is built in a mighty 1/6 scale, Alter’s offering is a more conventional 1/8 scale.
She still manages to occupy quite a bit of space though, thanks to her polearm and her swirling hair. I’m unsure how her hair arcs towards the front while she leaps forward, but it looks good anyway. In fact, all of Senhime looks good, which comes as no surprise. To me, the pose is the most appealing aspect, evincing a strong sense of movement. Her face complements the pose, defiantly telling the world that she’s such a badass that she doesn’t even need to fight off the snakes trying to eat her. In fact, she doesn’t even need to look at them; they’re literally beneath her notice.
Speaking of the snakes, normally I don’t care much about bases but this one is particularly nice, adding a bit of peril to an already dramatic figure. I’m not sure what kind of snakes those are, as they seem to have a third fang embedded where most reptiles would have a tongue.
This might be my favorite figure from Alter; it’s either this or Haruka or KOS-MOS. Purple hair and a big weapon is an unbeatable pair, and combined with her ersatz impression of Desmond Howard’s Heisman pose, there’s a lot to like about Senhime. I’m definitely very happy with this figure.