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[NSFW] Daiki "Kanbanmusume" Kurara-chan[NSFW] Daiki "Kanbanmusume" Kurara-chan

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Today, we'll be reviewing a figure that has a rather interesting concept, Daiki's "Kanbanmusume" Kurara-chan. The interesting concept is that Kurara-chan is wearing an incredibly skimpy outfit in winter, and she is also fully castoffable, so most of the shots below will be NSFW.

About the character: Kurara-chan is an original character designed by Suzutsuki Kurara ENTRY #64488. Suzutsuki Kurara has been a fairly prolific doujinshi artist, and Kurara has shown up as the subject of some other character goods designed by the artist, such as ITEM #642320.

"Kanbanmusume" literally translates as "sign board daughter", but another possible translation would be "poster girl", which would make a little more sense.

In any event, since Kurara is an original character there's not too much to say here, and so let's get to the figure!

Packaging----------8/10

The front of the box features an oval window and the color scheme of the box mimics the pattern on Kurara's scarf.

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The scarf pattern appears on the other three panels of the box; there's no character art or shots of the figure to be found anywhere.

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The box is quite thin, and Kurara's base is fairly large, so Daiki packages the base behind Kurara in the blister.

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When you open the box, you are greeted by a huge insert with an illustration of Kurara.

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Part of what drew me to this figure was Kurara's character design. She looks really cute and plucky!

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Even though Kurara is 1/6 scale, the box is not particularly large. The box measures 35 by 19 by 10 cm, and figure plus box weigh in at just over 700 grams.

AmiAmi offered a limited version of this figure which included an acrylic stand, and while I don't usually bite on such things, in this case the limited version was only about 1000 yen more, so I said why not.

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Note the AmiAmi logo on the base.

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Base----------4/10

Let's dispense first with the most disappointing feature of this figure, Kurara's base. Kurara is not a small figure, but Daiki made a base with only two tiny pegs to support her!

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This base design might work fine if both of Kurara's feet stood flat on the base. However, on her right foot, Kurara is putting her weight on her toes. As a result, the figure has a tendency to want to tip backwards; she also will fall off the base if she's sufficiently jostled. Thus, on my shelf, she has a little piece of plastic wedged under her foot to try to keep this from happening.

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Posing----------8.5/10

Kurara's pose is a relatively static one, but presumably as a poster girl, she would be posing for the camera, and so this seems appropriate enough. The way she's covering up one of her breasts with her hand also seems to suggest that she's posing for a gravure type photo.

Let's have a look at her.

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Despite the fact that Kurara's pose is rather static, she still looks good from a number of angles, and so I have no real complaints with the pose.

Sculpting----------8/10
Painting----------9/10


Kurara is in many ways a very simple figure, and the fact that she's nearly naked means that there are not too many potential problem areas. There are a couple of sculpting quirks of which to be aware, but this is balanced out by the fact that Daiki also did a really nice job in a few areas. All things told, and factoring in the rather simple design of the figure, I'd say that Kurara is slightly above average in terms of paint and sculpt.

A couple of my favorite things about this figure are Kurara's cute face and her messy hair. I also like figures that are cute and sexy, and the little dots on her cheeks play up the moe feel of her character design.

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I also like how thick the scarf appears to be and how it comes so far up Kurara's neck. It's also interesting that her hand and the scarf actually keep her more covered up than some bikini figures that I've seen!

Daiki did a good job with the sculpt of Karara's stocking cap. The thick ribs in the material look convincing enough, as does the fuzzy pom-pom on the top of the cap. I also like the tousled look of her hair, as it suggests that she really is outdoors on a cool and breezy winter's day.

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I couldn't get them to show up too well in a photo, but there are a couple of little spots where the maroon paint from her hair bleeds into her skin.

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The photo below illustrates the number one complaint I've seen on MFC about this figure. You can see how Kurara's breasts merge together at the bottom. In fairness, I've seen plenty of other figures with this flaw, and it really is not so evident unless you're looking up close, but it is definitely there.

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Because of the way Kurara's hand is positioned, from certain angles the nipple on her breast will be visible. However, I suspect that if you are OK with displaying this figure, then a little visible nipple-age should be no big deal.

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One thing I might have liked to see Daiki do differently involves the design of Kurara's scarf. The pattern on the box shows a weave, but there isn't too much on the way of texture on the scarf. The shot below shows a figure that *does* feature a lot of texture on her scarf. Can you identify it?

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It is Alter's Muse of Range Murata ITEM #186018.
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One of the key elements of Kurara's design is her super-skimpy denim shorts. Possibly my biggest gripe with this figure involves the gold striping on her shorts; there should be gold stitching there instead of those long continuous stripes...

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...But on the other hand, Daiki did a nice job with some of the details on her shorts, like the teeth on the zipper and the button closure.

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If you like butts, this figure will not disappoint!

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I'm not too sure what Daiki was trying to do on Kurara's lower back. It looks like maybe they were trying to do butt dimples, but they got a little bit carried away with the effect...

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Daiki did an excellent job sculpting Kurara's boots! The thick, heavy soles and the stitching on the leather are interesting features, and they did a really good job with the eyelets on the boots and the thick laces. The latter could have easily turned into a clumpy mess, but the lacings really look realistic.

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Daiki also did a really nice job sculpting the zippers on her boots. The creases on the leather suggests a very heavy material, consistent with the winter theme of the figure.

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Now, let's cast off the figure. Because she's nearly naked to begin with, casting off Kurara is a simple matter; once her head is removed, the scarf simply lifts off. She also comes with a second arm where she's not covering up her breast, so we'll also swap that out at this time.

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Cast off stage one complete. Note how the optional arm part attempts to duplicate Kurara's appearance as in PICTURE #2023133.

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Kurara has fairly large breasts, and her nipples are proportionately sized.

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Casting off Kurara's shorts is also painless; the big tab underneath is very easy to open/close.

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Kurara in full cast-off mode. She certainly looks fine, but I much prefer her with the scarf and the skimpy shorts. Sometimes just a stitch of clothing is sexier than nothing at all; less is more (or more is less?), if you will.

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She has such a cute butt :).

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Daiki sort of takes the middle ground on the sculpting of her crotch; it's not Barbie-doll, but it's not super detailed either.

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Scale Comparison

Factoring in the rather thick base and the pom-pom on top of her stocking cap, Kurara measures about 10 3/4 inches (27.5 cm) at her highest point. Setting aside the pom-pom and the base, I'd estimate that Kurara herself is just a hair over 10 inches (25.5 cm) in height. 1/6 scale would make her about 5'1"/153 cm tall, so I'd say this figure is right at the low end of 1/6 scale.

Unlike Kurara, Alter's Muse of Range Murata ITEM #186018 is not really an ecchi figure, but I do like the scarf paired with the skimpy outfit in both of those figures. Muse-san is 1/6 scale, and you can see that she and Kurara are comparable in scale.

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Kanon ENTRY #3 is set in the wintertime, and these three are a trio of winter angels :). Both Ayu ITEM #2 and Makoto ITEM #11 are 1/8 scale for comparison.

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I think these two look sort of cute together. Vertex's Pochaco ITEM #183891 is 1/6 scale.

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These two make an interesting pair, as Kurara and Beelzebub ITEM #349076 not only have very different body types, but Beelzebub gives off a summer festival vibe, which is an interesting contrast to Kurara's winter "clothes". Amakuni's Beelzebub is 1/7 scale.

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Here is another pair of wintry figures. Beagle's Chris ITEM #5068 is 1/7 scale for comparison.

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Here is Kurara with one of my favorite 18+ figures, Q-Six's Rie Kawai ITEM #319503. I kind of like the way Kurara can be made to hold on to the lead on Rie's collar in a very nonchalant and relaxed way :). Rie is 1/5 scale.

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As Daiki is a company that presumably doesn't have the resources of, say Good Smile or Kotobukiya, I've noticed that their releases have quite a bit more variance than other manufacturers, but both Kurara and Mei Senou ITEM #618732 turned out really well! Mei is also 1/6 scale.

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Overall verdict and enjoyment----------9/10

Arguments for: There's quite a few. Cute face, I really like the skimpy outfit in winter concept, easy castoff-ability, dem shorts, and the detail on Kurara's boots is pretty incredible.

Arguments against: The base design is a real head-scratcher, rather simple and static pose, detail on her lower body is merely OK.

While the design of the base creates a very real leaning hazard, overall Daiki did a pretty nice job with this figure. Kurara is very cute, and she definitely hits that sweet spot of cute+sexy. I also like that despite the fact that she is nearly naked, Kurara doesn't really seem to be exposing more skin than many beach figures (at least at a glance).

Availability (as of this writing)

Still available new.

As I write this in July 2018, both Hobby Search and AmiAmi have Kurara in stock, and AmiAmi still lists the version with the acrylic stand in stock as well. Suggested retail is 14580 yen, but 11000 yen and some change is what you'll pay. The version with the acrylic stand will set you back an extra 1000 yen or so, and that one is exclusive to AmiAmi.

THANKS FOR READING!

If you liked this review, here are some of my other reviews you might also find interesting:

Alter 1/6 "Muse of Range Murata" BLOG #17400
Beagle 1/7 Chris (Range Murata) BLOG #24242
Max Factory 1/8 Makoto Sawatari (Kanon) BLOG #11493
Vertex 1/6 Super Pochaco "Cowgirl" BLOG #30419
Taito Super Pochaco "Winter" BLOG #30343
Orchid Seed 1/7 Leviathan "Hot Pants" BLOG #27688
Orchid Seed 1/7 Push!! Cover Girl BLOG #34116
Skytube 1/6 Kanna Yuzuki BLOG #40421
Rocket Boy 1/6 "Slingshot Swimsuit Girl" BLOG #38618
New Line 1/5.5 Asuka Langley Soryu "Private Clothes" BLOG #38729
Union Creative Reika Shimohira "X-Shotgun" (Gantz) BLOG #32708
Ques Q 1/8 Taiga Aisaka "Tiger Costume" (Toradora!) BLOG #39258

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victorviper (25 giorno/i fa) #39442112"Sexy girls in winter" figures are a lot less common :). Right now, that subcollection is just ITEM #222557, ITEM #186018, ITEM #604642, and ITEM #61722. Searching for the "scarf" tag, I find only ITEM #282111, ITEM #222556, and ITEM #397470 are the only similarly themed figures that are conspicuously missing, although something about that Winter Sonico seems off, and I don't like the Q-Six Yuka Yoshii at all.
The number of reviews I write in a given month is generally proportional to the amount of free time that I have during that month and the number of interesting recently-acquired new figures I've gotten. I've got about a half dozen figure boxes for figures that I might review sitting in the corner of my living room, and I've been wanting to review these ITEM #5206 ITEM #80238 figures, but I don't know how many people even know those characters these days...


Still, I think for such a niche, there are quite a lot of sexy girls in skimpy clothes with winter gear, don't you think? I mean, going practically naked, but with scarf and fuzzy hat is something more 'weird' than wedding lingerie right, haha!

It could just be me, but for ITEM #222556 I would say her bikini itself gives too much of a summer vibe with the colors and pattern, making it not fit as well in the scantily clad sexy girls in winter-theme as much of the others. As for ITEM #397470 , I find her tongue-face a bit silly and I can't quite put my finger on it, but something about either her body or posing is bugging me...hrmmm....

For me, free time comes in waves, so while I don't have a set amount of time, my monthly blogs range from 0 to 8 on average lol. And mostly not even that much in that middle scale, it's...really 0 or rather 6-8 blogs lol. I'm also the kind of person that writes my reviews and blogs in short bursts and then switch up the subject. So right now I have for example a partially finished cosplay blog, one partially finished GK blog and an in progress food review. The first 2 are finished the furthest so probably either one of those would be finished next, but on the other hand, if I feel more motivated to do a review first, maybe that one will be released next. I guess a lot of people would call it messy how I write stuff from my end, but for me it works. xD And people won't know how it looks in my 'back-end', haha!

I think that every review is a good addition for our website/database here and especially if that figure doesn't have a review yet. :) As for popularity, you might be surprised how much people still take an interest in Ikki Tousen, Comic Party however...
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Maakie (25 giorno/i fa) #39441379Actually a combination of things, haha! For some reason how the pants open and are standing forward bugs me quite a bit, which would be the main 'problem' for me. It looks really unnatural in my opinion. The stitching is indeed also a bit disappointing, but the part where the pants seperate doesn't bother me too much.
Regarding the scarf, because it is such a big focus point on the figure, I also expected more there. Even if it was a bit more of a simple pattern like on the hat. It's strange how they skipped out on that, although I wouldn't call it a huge problem.
Hehe, I would definitely be up for reviews of them all, the more, the better! :D But don't stress yourself for needing to write more, you are already on quite a high amount of blogs every month in my opinion. :)
I'm by the way curious if now you will also get a small army of 'sexy girls in winter gear' now you seem to get more and more figures from that subject, just like your wedding lingerie girls! ;)


"Sexy girls in winter" figures are a lot less common :). Right now, that subcollection is just ITEM #222557, ITEM #186018, ITEM #604642, and ITEM #61722. Searching for the "scarf" tag, I find only ITEM #282111, ITEM #222556, and ITEM #397470 are the only similarly themed figures that are conspicuously missing, although something about that Winter Sonico seems off, and I don't like the Q-Six Yuka Yoshii at all.

The number of reviews I write in a given month is generally proportional to the amount of free time that I have during that month and the number of interesting recently-acquired new figures I've gotten. I've got about a half dozen figure boxes for figures that I might review sitting in the corner of my living room, and I've been wanting to review these ITEM #5206 ITEM #80238 figures, but I don't know how many people even know those characters these days...
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victorviper (27 giorno/i fa) #39342806So what bothered you about the shorts, exactly? The lazy "stitching", the rather obvious point where the shorts separate or something else?
Daiki definitely could have done a better job on the scarf; I was a little disappointed that they didn't try to sculpt any kind of a weaved effect in there.
I've definitely been playing catch up with some 18+ figures this year :). ITEM #61722, ITEM #11740, ITEM #25420, ITEM #537751, ITEM #464557, ITEM #422432, ITEM #349076, and ITEM #319503 have all been good additions to my 18+ collection, but I sort of doubt I'll get around to reviewing them all :).


Actually a combination of things, haha! For some reason how the pants open and are standing forward bugs me quite a bit, which would be the main 'problem' for me. It looks really unnatural in my opinion. The stitching is indeed also a bit disappointing, but the part where the pants seperate doesn't bother me too much.

Regarding the scarf, because it is such a big focus point on the figure, I also expected more there. Even if it was a bit more of a simple pattern like on the hat. It's strange how they skipped out on that, although I wouldn't call it a huge problem.

Hehe, I would definitely be up for reviews of them all, the more, the better! :D But don't stress yourself for needing to write more, you are already on quite a high amount of blogs every month in my opinion. :)

I'm by the way curious if now you will also get a small army of 'sexy girls in winter gear' now you seem to get more and more figures from that subject, just like your wedding lingerie girls! ;)
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Maakie (27 giorno/i fa) #39340877Another 18+ figure review! ;) Until you showed her off in your loot post, I had completely missed out on the existence of this figure, although she is very very cute! Really digging her box, but the figure itself has a few things that irk me, such as the pants and the scarf. Her boots are amazing, though! I also like how she indeed has a 'gravure photoshoot'-feel with that posing. :)

So what bothered you about the shorts, exactly? The lazy "stitching", the rather obvious point where the shorts separate or something else?

Daiki definitely could have done a better job on the scarf; I was a little disappointed that they didn't try to sculpt any kind of a weaved effect in there.

I've definitely been playing catch up with some 18+ figures this year :). ITEM #61722, ITEM #11740, ITEM #25420, ITEM #537751, ITEM #464557, ITEM #422432, ITEM #349076, and ITEM #319503 have all been good additions to my 18+ collection, but I sort of doubt I'll get around to reviewing them all :).
27 giorno/i fa
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Another 18+ figure review! ;) Until you showed her off in your loot post, I had completely missed out on the existence of this figure, although she is very very cute! Really digging her box, but the figure itself has a few things that irk me, such as the pants and the scarf. Her boots are amazing, though! I also like how she indeed has a 'gravure photoshoot'-feel with that posing. :)
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grizzen (1 mese/i fa) #37965947If I could pick one thing to change about Daiki it would be to try to work on making the cast off clothes thinner. Otherwise I think they are great. Also good review! I'd have bought her if I was still in buy all the things mode still.

Hmm, I'd never really paid too much attention to the thickness of castoffable clothes, but maybe I'll have to in the future :). I guess it's something I wouldn't normally notice unless the clothes were so thick that the body underneath looked abnormally out of proportion as a result.
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If I could pick one thing to change about Daiki it would be to try to work on making the cast off clothes thinner. Otherwise I think they are great. Also good review! I'd have bought her if I was still in buy all the things mode still.
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sailormatlac (1 mese/i fa) #37958396I thought about this figure when I read your review. They share an interesting and rarely exploited theme. I've always been under the impression the tan colors were just a little bit off.

For that reason, I like the pink variant of that figure better than the blue. Also, the "suntan in winter" strikes me as being a little silly. You can certainly get accidentally sunburned in the winter (reflection off of snow), but it seems like it would take very deliberate effort to get a proper tan that way!
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ilasja (1 mese/i fa) #37925423Been considering taking the plunge into lewd figures with this girl since she's got so much appeal, though it is a shame to hear about her being wobbly. But since she's so cheap on amiami (a little over $100 for a 1/6 scale?) she might be worth having to DIY something to make her stable. Thanks for the review!

I suspect adding two small screws under the base up into her feet would probably take care of the problem while being virtually invisible. Got luck if you decide to get her and improve her!
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victorviper (1 mese/i fa) #37948167ITEM #302574 has always been on my "maybe someday" list. The design is neat, but there wasn't a whole lot of buzz around the figure.

I thought about this figure when I read your review. They share an interesting and rarely exploited theme. I've always been under the impression the tan colors were just a little bit off. I dream of the day when manufacturers will start feathering the tan lines just as happen in real life.

victorviper (1 mese/i fa) #37926146I was just thinking about maybe writing a review of Hakufu, so I guess I had that figure on my mind :).

That would be a neat idea. It's always nice to see well written reviews of older figures and given she isn't a PVC had for some variety.
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