Nothing intimidates me like doing a review of a poseable figure, so instead we have here another dakimakura cover review. And it’s not explicit! Sort of. The Agarest War games have a saucy reputation though I am told that the level of suggestiveness veers more towards fanservice than full-blown hentai. This one has a little bit of both, I guess.
Eva is one of the lead girls from Compile Heart’s tactical RPG Agarest Senki 2. The first game in the series was localized in the United States as Record of Agarest War and in Europe as Agarest: Generations of War. Aksys Games has announced plans to bring over the prequel Record of Agarest War Zero, and presumably Agarest Senki 2 will make it over here at some point. If nobody picks it up, overseas people can still easily play it since it’s only on the Playstation 3 right now and region locks will thus not be an issue.
The Agarest War games are more noted for their suggestive graphics, attractive character designs, and the Soul Breeding mechanism, in which the lead protagonist mates with a female character and their progeny takes up the mantle of hero and party leader. You don’t hear much about how the games actually play, which I suppose doesn’t say anything great about them, but then again, that is not a particularly uncommon thing these days. Heck, I spent 120 hours playing Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball so I don’t mind shallow gameplay.
As English-language information on Agarest Senki 2 is somewhat hard to come by – the TV Tropes article seems to have spoilers for the whole game but I’m not going to read it now – I don’t know a great deal about Eva’s personality. From what I’ve seen of her she seems to be of the cool and mysterious archetype. I’m making this guess since she has a calm voice, doesn’t seem self-conscious and wields a gigantic scythe. I could be completely wrong about all that, and in fact she looks pretty happy and willing to reveal everything she’s got on this side. At least in this illustration, she appears to be a good-natured girl as she’s flashing a shaka sign. Maybe she enjoys surfing? She’s appropriately dressed for a day at the beach.
I’m not sure if you’d classify this as a belt or a skirt or something else. Anyway, she looks agreeable enough here, what about the other side?
Oh my, she seems displeased. I wonder why? Did somebody say the wrong thing to her? Did someone leave the toilet seat up?
I guess it could be because she is collared, chained, and has a bunch of disembodied hands clutching and scratching her and clawing at her crotch. That looks like an uncomfortable position to be in.
There’s a Youtube video showing the story sequence from which this image is presumably derived. Also, that video might have story spoilers for people fluent in Japanese. Just a fair warning since I don’t speak Japanese so I do not know for sure.
Here’s Eva’s midsection.
And her legs. Nice boots. Incidentally, I was unsure for a while as to how to spell Eva’s name, since an early promotional video for the game spelled her name as “Iva.” Her name is pronounced “Eva” rather than with a long I sound and that’s the way just about everyone else spells it, so that’s what I’m rolling with.
Here’s what this dakimakura cover looks like in comparison to the Ellis pillowcase included with Aksys’s Really Naughty Limited Edition of Record of Agarest War. As you can see, Eva’s pillowcase is quite a bit larger. Double-sided too, Ellis’s pillowcase is printed only on one side. I have to get around to playing Record of Agarest War sometime. Maybe I’ll start it up soon; I’ve got Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age (and the upcoming sequel), Fallout 3, Oblivion, Lost Odyssey, Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2, Ar Tonelico II (and the upcoming sequel), and Valkyria Chronicles all sitting here unplayed, but I feel like playing Agarest War instead.
Hmm, I haven’t said anything about the pillowcase itself. It’s 160 centimeters long by 50 centimeters wide, which seem to be standard dimensions for a dakimakura cover these days. It was sold through Red Entertainment’s and Compile Heart’s online store along with a dakimakura cover of Fiona, another heroine and prospective love interest in Agarest Senki 2. It’s made of stretchy two-way tricot, which feels smooth and durable.
Also, I should note that it looks kinda like there might be an illustration error regarding Eva’s left hand on this side. It appears to be pinioned behind her back here but her thumb ought to be on the top of that hand, and we don’t see it here. It doesn’t bother me too much here since the thumb could plausibly be folded over her palm and that could be her index finger on top in the picture. It’s also not particularly noticeable compared to, say, feet problems. What is more curious is given the angle of her left shoulder, it looks like her arm shouldn’t be bent that way. Unless it’s been broken, maybe by those evil hands. Just between you and me, I think that’s an incredibly kinky scenario.
I really like this pillowcase a lot. Eva has a beautiful design and she looks great on both sides. There’s a lot of personality on display here, particularly on the reverse. Assuming somebody brings over Record of Agarest War 2, I’m looking forward to macking on her. I mean, learning more about her character.
Incidentally, does anyone else think Fyuria from the first Agarest War game would make for a great figure? I think she would.