Let’s take a look at some of the most popular figures on Tsuki-board. There’s this K-On! girl, who’s just a skinny little kid. Black Rock Shooter‘s chest is practically concave. Miku’s head looks wider than her shoulder blades. Dead Master appears to be in desperate need of some Plumpy’nut. Anime girls generally trend towards the anorexic, but some studios appreciate the curvature, and Nitroplus definitely falls in that category. We’ve seen a lot of figures of Nitroplus characters and many of them are busty and full-figured, but Amanda redefines what it means to bring the boom.
Amanda Werner is sculpted and sold by Yamato. The product description lists her as being made in non-scale size, though at about 25 centimeters in height, she comes closest to 1/6 scale.
Amanda hails from the Gonzo and Nitroplus anime Blassreiter, yet another Japanese property with a garbled German title. She seems to wear a fairly typical jumpsuit as her normal uniform in the show, but here she’s wearing something a bit more revealing.
I’m not certain what she’s supposed to be doing, but her pose does fulfill the most important responsibility of any figure’s pose, which is to emphasize the ass. With her broad hips and chunky thighs, I’m guessing that Amanda’s sculpt will be a love-or-hate affair, but me, I think her ass is spectacular. Usually the face is the most important thing I consider when deciding whether to pick up a figure, but in this case, Amanda’s ass won me over.
Amanda’s face isn’t quite as great as her ass. Her eyes are very dark, the dominating irises combining with her headdress to give her an alien-like appearance. But that’s fine, since really, it’s her ass which is her best part.
The paint is pretty decent, although there isn’t much to remark upon since she’s showing so much skin. She’s got a fairly basic color scheme that isn’t exciting in the least.
I thought she was a Chi Alpha Tau sister at first, but apparently XAT stands for Xenogenesis Assault Team.
When I pulled Amanda out of her box, I was distraught to see that her ankle had broken off. After inspecting it, I found that her foot had simply fallen off of her leg peg. Some super glue fixed that problem, and while I’m hoping that she doesn’t suffer from any leaning problems, Amanda is a hefty figure so it would not surprise me if she did develop a lean.
I’m a big fan of girls with guns figures, but an outfit like this and an ass like Amanda’s elevates this figure substantially in my esteem. If someone asked me to design a figure, I’d probably come up with something like Amanda. Perhaps with a bit cuter face, but the strappy suit and the ass and the breasts are spot-on to what I’d want. A great figure with a great ass, that’s all I’m looking for.