It’s time to look at bunnygirls. The first one we’ll examine is To Love-Ru’s inscrutable, bibliophilic murderess with the protean physiology: Konjiki no Yami, or Golden Darkness. She is one of the most popular characters in the To Love-Ru series and it’s not difficult to see why. The To Love-Ru characters have been getting some love from figure manufacturers in recent months and it appears that FREEing is going to do a series of figures comprising most of the principal cast. Yami is the first of this line to hit the market, so it’s only appropriate to look at her first.
Yami is portrayed as a reserved and taciturn who attends the same high school as most of the series’ characters. She is actually a space alien who has come to Earth to assassinate male series lead Rito Yuuki; however, in the immutable tradition of the harem genre, she eventually recants her viewpoint and comes to desire the protagonist’s sperm. Or somesuch. Unlike most of the main cast, she is an experienced warrior with significant combat abilities, including being able to reshape her body, typically into sharp and pointy objects.
This figure is manufactured by FREEing in 1/4 scale. She’s about 32 centimeters in height, counting the bunny ears. As she is kneeling, no base is required to keep her upright and none is provided.
FREEing’s bunnygirl figures exhibit a remarkable level of consistency, and so anyone who already owns such a figure knows what to expect from Yami. The design of the figure is fairly simplistic, with Yami wearing a simple black leotard, stockings, and high heel pumps. The leotard is very glossy and the stockings are made of real fishnet-style fabric which fits tightly on her legs.
Yami isn’t a particularly emotive character and true to form, she’s not displaying a great deal of emotion here. Her lips are parted as if she’s about to say something, and judging by her blush – not a common feature of FREEing’s bunnygirls – she is perhaps expressing her discomfort with her costume.
That would make some sense, being that her modest bust doesn’t quite fill out the leotard’s cups.
However, she does have a surprisingly large backside, nicely accentuated by the arch of her back. Many of FREEing’s bunnygirls do have prominent rears, which is something of a rare feature amongst anime figures, but is a pleasing aspect of this figure series.
You can only make that observation from the side, though; the rear view is entirely obscured by her cascading hair.
Again, despite the large size of the figure, the sculpt isn’t particularly elaborate, nor is the paint job especially refined. However, I don’t really have an issue with either of those things, being that I own a bunch of bunnygirl figures and have come to accept and expect an absence of intricate detailing. What you do get is a very large figure – which carries its own cachet in my view – of a character in a sexy costume that they might not otherwise be seen wearing. I don’t have an extensive bunnygirl collection – I count nine – but the more I get, the more I like them. I think that this is a really nice figure of Yami and I’m looking forward to seeing how FREEing’s Mikan, Yui, and the rest of the cast look when they go up for sale.