Happy Black Friday to everybody. After far too long of a break, we’ll take a look at yet another bunnygirl. Truth be told, I don’t particularly like taking photographs of FREEing’s bunnygirls because they’re too large for me to easily photograph them, and yet I keep buying bunches of them, and this discontinuity is in some part responsible for the lack of reviews in recent months – though admittedly, the larger part of this dearth is due to me grinding in Epic Seven and spending far too much time watching the news. The former activity is still ongoing with no end in sight but I don’t need to obsess over the latter nearly as much now. Anyway, with those excuses out of the way, we’ll take a quick look at Jibril here.
I know virtually nothing about No Game No Life aside from that it’s a both an isekai and a light novel-derived show, and I’m not favorably inclined towards anime derived from either sort of source. It should then come as no surprise that I bought this figure purely for its enticing pose and overall agreeable appearance.
This figure is manufactured by FREEing and was released in January of 2020. She measures about 27 centimeters in length and around 15 centimeters in height. No base is provided or needed, though no support struts are provided for her wings either; more on that in a bit. The wings are a separate piece and though it’s been a while since I unboxed this figure (and took these photographs; I’ve been sitting on these pictures for over four months), I seem to recall that inserting the wings into her back was something of a pain. She comes with one additional accessory, a transparent halo-like piece. It’s not really optional as dispensing with it leaves an unsightly socket in the side of her head.
The slinky pose may be the highlight of this figure but Jibril’s face is also quite pleasing. She’s flashing a playful smile while glancing sideways. Her yellow and pink-colored eyes and cross-shaped pupils also add visual interest made more obvious by the large size of this figure.
Jibril’s bust size also impresses, hanging in a way that makes it obvious her bunnysuit is inadequate to the task of preserving her modesty.
A fair number of FREEing’s bunnygirls are posed down on all fours. This makes them a little harder to display as they consume far more shelf space than a more conventionally-posed figure but the appeal is undeniable. The sexiness of Jibril’s pose is intensified by her sharply-arched back, with her torso pushed low to the ground and her rump proudly lifted up for all to admire.
The sculpting work around her ass and crotch is also quite nice. From this view we can also see her wings. Some people have said that they tend to sag over time, which is a little disconcerting. My figure seems to not have this problem thus far but I might try to improvise some support pylons with a 3D printer or something.
Here’s another gratuitous view of Jibril’s leotard and pantyhose-covered backside. Speaking of the pantyhose, FREEing has been re-releasing a number of their older bunnygirls without the fishnets. I actually prefer the look of the figures without the pantyhose; I think the bare legs are more pleasing to the eye and it negates the risk of the fabric staining the plastic underneath. However, Jibril’s re-issue has a slightly different color scheme and facial expression, and in those respects I like the look of the original better.
Here’s Jibril’s head ornament, next to a bunny ear …
… and her leg tattoo. Someone familiar with the source material will have to tell me what both of these things represent as I have no idea what they signify.
Most of FREEing’s bunnygirl figures are of similar construction quality and of similar style, and Jibril isn’t really an exception. What does make Jibril stand out is her sexy pose, shapely body, and appealing color scheme. This is a great figure that I do not regret buying at all.
A nice figure indeed! Thanks for the fantastic photos. I actually like kneeling figures very much. My shelves are lacking vertical space, so the smaller a figure is, the easier it is for me to display it. At the same time, I like bigger scales, so kneeling / crouching / lying figures are always welcome.
As much as I loathe photographing figures that are posed on all fours (the only thing worse is figures that are lying down, which is why I think I am not ever reviewing that one FREEing figure of Angela Balzac), I’ve been giving a lot of thought to starting up a collection of FREEing and BINDING figures set in doggystyle poses, just because it would be sort of hilarious to have a shelf full of such figures. I think I’ve got at least three that I can think of now, and I kinda wish I had ordered BINDING’s Celia Cumani Aintree figure.
This year has made me acutely aware of how nice it is to have quality figure reviews available. Your site is my personal favorite, and I appreciate all the work you put into your photos and write-ups. Please keep up the good work, and I look forward to hopefully seeing many more reviews from you in the near future.
Thanks very much! I’ve been way too slow on reviewing things but I’m hoping to pick up the pace more in 2021. Thanks again for the kind words.
Nice to see another of your superb photo essays! Jibril looks quite impressive as a design.
No Game, No Life predated much of the current Isekai boom and is quite different in character. A brother-sister team (two skilled gamers) being transported to a fantasy world where their gaming skills are put to work as champions of humanity, in a setting where political conflicts and wars between rival species has been replaced by complex games and wagers (e.g., humanity plays a game against the elves, and if they lose, they must give up a city or whatever). With humanity on the ropes, they’ve summoned two elite gamers (both pretty eccentric) from Earth to even the odds…
So it’s an issekai in which the characters aren’t brought to a world world to get super powers – they’re both ALREADY celebrities and are selected because of their existing skill. And they match wits with various more powerful species (angels like Jibril at the top) in a series of games to save the humans of that world. Also some decent comedy, a very close brother-sister relationship that some find a bit too close, and several neat character designs. It’s not my favorite show, but it was a cut above average, and certainly watchable, and had very good visuals.
Well, that sounds more interesting than the typical isekai show, at least. Maybe I’ll give it a look one of these days; thanks very much for the description.
Where can I find a list of online stores for 18+ figures.
Probably Google, but Amiami, Hobby Search, and HobbyLink Japan all sell 18+ figures.