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 Native’s website in Japan, but she’s gotten a regular release among retailers here in the States. I wonder why that is?
Anyway, I wrote Kotone’s review weeks ago so enough about her, let’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 “Suku-Mizu Mecha Nurse Girl Nana,” but I’m not so sure I’m seeing the school swimsuit part. Maybe I don’t watch enough anime to recognize all the variations on the style or something.
Her mecha parts arrive detached, and unlike Alter’s Exelica, Orchid Seed does not provide an instruction sheet to guide the assembly process. Fortunately it’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. It’s the most confusing part since it’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. It’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 doesn’t provide pockets, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Sculpting and painting are solid, and I didn’t notice any major issues. One idiosyncrasy of her sculpt is her huge head; it’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.
It’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 I’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 – she’s castoff-able. Unfortunately and uncharacteristically, I decided not to take off her clothes. It’s almost always a pain to get them back on a figure and having seen the promo pics, I know that she isn’t anatomically detailed. I love all you readers, but I don’t love you enough that I’m going to risk screwing up my figure. Sorry.
I won’t leave you hanging, though. All the perverts reading this review can go to Akibahobby’s review of a preproduction sample; they’ve got naked pictures down at the bottom. She’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 what’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, it’s time for your medicine!
EXELICA: Get away from me you freak!
NANA: Aww, don’t be a big baby. All right, bend over and take a deep breath. That’s a good girl!