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Dakimakura Review – Nozomi Yuuki from Slave Bride (NSFW)

Nozomi Yuuki Dakimakura Header

A recent failed attempt at building a set and an ill-timed touch of the flu means that we’ll be looking at another pillowcase instead of a figure. This one is from the same circle and features a similar theme as Satsuki, but those who prefer anime characters to look a little more mature will probably appreciate this one more than the other.
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Dakimakura Review – Satsuki Sumitomo from Loli & Bondage (NSFW)

Satsuki Sumitomo Dakimakura Review

I give my unqualified assurance that all characters in this post are aged eighteen years or older.
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Kaori Saeki from Bible Black (NSFW)

Kaori Saeki from Bible Black Figure Review

Taking a break from the bikini figures for a bit, we will instead look at an older figure today. I did not plan to review this figure because I did not actually like it very much when I got it. However, my opinion has shifted somewhat with the release of Bible Black protagonist Imari Kurumi. I like Imari’s figure quite a bit; how does Kaori compare to her castmate?
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Inia Sestina from Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse (Kourai Version)

We looked at the querulous Yui Takamura earlier in the year and the petulant Cryska Barchenowa a few weeks ago; today we’ll look at Inia Sestina, the younger-looking, more affable member of the Scarlet duo.
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Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st (Gift Swimsuit Version)

Nanoha Takamachi Figure Review

If you want a figure of Nanoha Takamachi wearing a bikini, your cup runneth over as there are no fewer than four such figures that have been recently released or are currently up for order. If you dig big breasts, Alphamax has you covered. If you prefer a winning smile paired with a flattened butt, there’s Alter’s version, which is going to be re-released just a few months after its debut. If you’re partial to the loli incarnation of the White Devil Magician Girl, there’s a couple to pick from: a Ques Q figure of questionable provenance and this one here. There’s a little something for everyone. Unless you don’t like Nanoha, anyway.
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Dakimakura Review – Somei Yoshino from the Art of Carnelian (NSFW)

Somei Yoshino Dakimakura Review

Time for pillowcase show-and-tell. This one comes from Carnelian, although not from her own doujin circle. I own one of her earlier dakimakura covers and I was very pleased with it; this one is a bit different thematically but no less attractive for it.
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Samus Aran from Metroid: Other M (Zero Suit Version)

Samus Aran from Metroid Figure Review

I have to admit that lately, I haven’t been too enthusiastic about Good Smile Company’s or Alter’s figure lineups. It doesn’t take any extraordinary talent at prognostication to look at a seasonal anime chart and guess which shows are going to get Good Smile Company figures and lately, Alter’s been eminently predictable as well. Unfortunately – for me, specifically – many of the characters they make figures of don’t interest me or come from shows that I don’t know much about. That leaves Max Factory in the role of the eclectic scale-size figure maker. They’re not nearly as capricious as, say, Daiki Kougyou or Yamato, but well, when one tires of buying Nanoha or Vocaloid or Strike Witches figures, one takes what one can get. Fortunately, Samus Aran surely doesn’t count as a compromise.
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Cryska Barchenowa from Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse (Guren Version)

Cryska Barchenowa from Total Eclipse Figure Review

It’s time for Christmas in July, courtesy of Kotobukiya. It might seem odd to release a Santa-themed figure in the middle of the year, particularly one of a Soviet commie, but the timing is nonetheless auspicious as Total Eclipse is in the early stages of its anime run and many viewers seem uncertain as to just what to make of it. Even so, I think most people can agree that the female characters are very hot and are worthy of having figures made of them.
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Yozora Mikazuki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Yozora Mikazuki Figure Review

The series Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is an unqualified merchandising success, with scads and scads of licensed stuff hitting the hobby stores this past year. Unsurprisingly, figure makers have jumped right in, with numerous figures of Sena and Yozora either already released or in the works (unfortunately, fans of the other characters are left with much slimmer pickings). Most of those figures are coming from makers like Alphamax, Wave, and Kotobukiya, who are good manufacturers, but I would say that Good Smile Company’s products are generally more consistently high quality. So here comes Good Smile Company; they’ll show all the other makers how to make figures of the Haganai characters … right?
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Dakimakura Review – Misaki Haruhino from Hotch Kiss (NSFW)

Misaki Haruhino from Hotch Kiss Dakimakura Review

We took a look at Yukino a few days ago; today, we’ll take a look at her vivacious castmate Misaki Haruhino.
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