Today I will be reviewing Kousaka Kirino, the nendoroid. She sold out very fast on her first release only about two months ago, and is already getting re-released. Since people will get a second chance to snatch her up, I thought now would be a good time to review her.
Kirino Kousaka is one of the main characters in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, otherwise known as Oreimo or My Little Sister cant be this Cute!. Kirino is a popular 14 year old girl who is a model, and has a secret. One day her older brother Kyosuke discovers that secret. She is a closet Otaku, who literally hides her hobby in the closet. She also has a brother complex and loves younger sister themed eroge and magical girl anime. Her brother then proceeds to help her indulge in her hobby, come out of that closet, and make new friends.
I really enjoyed this anime, but didnt watch it until after I had already bought the nendoroid on impulse because she is so cute! I got her at a local anime store for $60. She was originally released on 2/28/2011, and her re-release will be in 07/2011.
Packaging: Typical nendoroid box, the box is very colorful and fits the characters personality well.
Accessories: She comes with two extra face plates, two dvd cases, a bag, a cell phone, extra arms and a stand. She also comes with a sticker set to place on the dvd cases and bag. For the dvd case there is a magical girl sticker, and two black rock shooter stickers (shameless advertising?). For the bad there are two stickers with girls on them (I have no idea what they are from). These accessories fit her otaku personality and allow for funny scene recreations.
Stand: old style under the skirt stand. It fits nice and tight, but she still seems to lean a bit to the left.
Sculpt: She is a great chibi recreation of her anime counterpart. She is absolutely adorable. Compared to some of the newer nendoroids, she is rather plain in her school girl outfit, but I like the simplicity of it.
Paint: The paint job on this nendoroid is not fantastic, but its not bad either. The lines on her dress aren’t perfectly straight. Her faceplates are awesome. The happy, angry, and extremely happy faces look just right and have just the right amount of blush. Her cell phone is painted surprisingly well, and Im glad I did not have to put a sticker on that (because I suck at putting stickers on straight).
Poseability: She is not a super-moveable nendoroid. However, she does come with a variety of different arms that allow her to take a variety of fun poses.
Overall: This is one of my favorite nendoroids. She is simple enough that she is fun to play with, and she is cute to boot. I’d recommend snatching her up on the re-release. She sold out quickly the first time and got rather expensive. I don’t know that she’ll sell out again, and the prices will definitely drop with a re-release this soon. They are releasing her best friend kuroneko as a nendoroid, and I hope they will release her older brother as well but boy nendoroids seem to be less popular.