This figure came out a couple of months ago, but I ordered her from an American retailer (Otaku Fuel, if anybody is curious) so I received her only a few days ago. I also got a second Kotone Ousaka, which was a bit surprising. To my knowledge, Kotone was sold exclusively on Nativeâ€™s website in Japan, but sheâ€™s gotten a regular release among retailers here in the States. I wonder why that is?
Anyway, I wrote Kotoneâ€™s review weeks ago so enough about her, letâ€™s take a look at Nana here.
Nana is manufactured by Orchid Seed in 1/8 scale. She is based off an illustration by E-ji Komatsu, which I assume ran in Megami megazine.
The box here gives her full title as â€œSuku-Mizu Mecha Nurse Girl Nana,â€ but Iâ€™m not so sure Iâ€™m seeing the school swimsuit part. Maybe I donâ€™t watch enough anime to recognize all the variations on the style or something.
Her mecha parts arrive detached, and unlike Alterâ€™s Exelica, Orchid Seed does not provide an instruction sheet to guide the assembly process. Fortunately itâ€™s pretty easy to figure out what goes where if you study the pictures on the box. Basically everything attaches to her backpack; the wings attach via these little gray cubes with mounting pegs. Itâ€™s the most confusing part since itâ€™s not immediately obvious how to put them together, but the upside is that you can swivel her wings around in different positions.
She also comes with a cool syringe gun that fits right into her hand. Itâ€™s nicely detailed, with some clear red plastic simulating the liquid in the barrel.
I admit with no shame that the principal detail that motivated this purchase was the medical instruments thrust into her panties. A most unsanitary way to store equipment if you ask me, but it looks awesome anyway. I guess when your work uniform doesnâ€™t provide pockets, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Sculpting and painting are solid, and I didnâ€™t notice any major issues. One idiosyncrasy of her sculpt is her huge head; itâ€™s almost the size of her torso. I think she has the largest head relative to body size of any of the figures I own.
Her base is an orange disc that informs you as to who she is. She has two attachment points in her foot; a standard small, round peg hole and a slot for a larger rectangular peg on the base. She seems reasonably for a relatively heavy figure perched on one foot, which is reassuring.
Itâ€™s been a long wait for Nana, and I had to struggle mightily to resist the urge to pick her up from HLJ during their free shipping promotion a few weeks ago. All in all Iâ€™m happy to have her; this is a very spiffy figure, a combination of the conventional and unique, and she looks great.
Oh, I forgot to mention – sheâ€™s castoff-able. Unfortunately and uncharacteristically, I decided not to take off her clothes. Itâ€™s almost always a pain to get them back on a figure and having seen the promo pics, I know that she isnâ€™t anatomically detailed. I love all you readers, but I donâ€™t love you enough that Iâ€™m going to risk screwing up my figure. Sorry.
I wonâ€™t leave you hanging, though. All the perverts reading this review can go to Akibahobbyâ€™s review of a preproduction sample; theyâ€™ve got naked pictures down at the bottom. Sheâ€™s got a nice butt. Oddly, the sample has her grasping scalpels in her left hand, but the production figure deviates from that and the artwork by omitting them. I wonder whatâ€™s up with that? (Edit: it seems that she does come with the scalpels after all; being the genius that I am, I must have completely overlooked them while unpacking the figure. Whoops.)
NANA: Yay, itâ€™s time for your medicine!
EXELICA: Get away from me you freak!
NANA: Aww, donâ€™t be a big baby. All right, bend over and take a deep breath. Thatâ€™s a good girl!