I hadn’t planned on getting any more of Good Smile Company’s Muv-Luv figures after Meiya Mitsurugi, but I can’t deny that Sumika really is cute. Furthermore, my Rogue preorder at BBTS was scheduled to ship at the end of August, and as fate would have it, that same store had Sumika on sale for a relatively cheap price. How could I not take advantage of such a serendipitous occurrence? It is like the planets have aligned, the cards have turned up just so, fates have intersected at a confluence of capitalism and happiness. It was meant to be, and so I tossed her in my shopping cart, added her to my order with Rogue, and now she is here.
Like Meiya, Sumika is rather small for a 1/8 scale figure. She’s standing here next to Alter’s Metatron, and she’s a good head shorter than her. A bit disappointing, but I expected as much, so it’s not a huge issue for me.
Her cheerful expression combined with her oversized yellow hair tie and the odd orange heart make her irresistibly cute, which contrasts a bit with her tight pilot suit. I can’t really think of too many figures that comprise cuteness, sexiness, and sluttiness in equal measure, but Sumika is one of them.
Speaking of that orange heart, it has a mounting peg that slides into her hand so that it doesn’t fall loose. Sumika’s base is a set of hexagons similar to Meiya’s, and she has two mounting pegs to keep her stable on one foot.
I don’t know very much about Sumika’s story in Muv-Luv Alternative. A quick read through the relevant Wikipedia article reveals some interesting facts about her place in the storyline, and as I don’t want to include any spoilers here should anybody ever play through the game, I will omit those details here.
Sculpting and paint are pretty good; I do not see any obvious problems. She has a particularly nice butt. Her uniform is very shiny, which complicated the task of taking pictures.
I wonder what those things on her thighs are. They look sort of like ejection seat handles or something.
I’m glad I changed my mind about not picking up Sumika. She looks adorable, and I really like the Muv-Luv character designs, and she’s a very welcome addition to my figure collection.
The third figure in Good Smile Company’s Muv-Luv lineup is Kasumi, whom I’m not sure whether I will buy or not. Perhaps if I can get her on the cheap somewhere. Shino recently wrote a review of her with some nice pictures.