Continuing with the figure posts! Helping out my friend with her project has definitely encouraged me to take more photos of my own figures.
This week we’ll be taking a look at Good Smile Company’s Inori Yuzuriha.
Inori is one of the main characters from the original anime series Guilty Crown. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it but I never finished the Guilty Crown anime… back when it was announced it was one of the animes I was really looking forward to: redjuice doing the character designs and ryo in charge of the music?! Dream staff right there! The anime was really pretty but I found the storyline alright… I’ll finish it eventually.
Inori received a lot of mixed reviews when she was released. The main complaint was that the released figure looked a bit different from the prototype.
The most noticable difference is Inori’s face. It seems that Good Smile Company altered her final design. If you take a look back the eyes and mouth have some subtle but noticeable differences. The prototype version looks more similar to redjuice‘s art style: the eyes are a bit narrower and have more details painted on them. In addition, the prototype’s mouth appears slightly open and the lips have a glossier sheen.
Another complaint this figure received was the quality control on the painting. It seems that I lucked out on getting this particular figure and didn’t find any major quality control issues. However, I did noticed that the shading on the hair seems flatter and the paint itself appears “chunkier” rather than delicately painted. The painting on her outfit however seems to be in good shape but the colors are a tad bit more saturated compared to the prototype.
Probably the only complaint I have with this figure is that her body seems to have an odd “sheen” to it making it rather difficult to take photos of her (I have to use a piece of paper to block out sunlight and even out the lighting). Therefore if you do want to take photos of your own Inori, go to a place with even lighting like a shady garden (which is where we ended up placing her) or be ready to block out extra sunlight.
I didn’t take photos of her base but it’s made of light-blue translucent plastic with neat graphics printed onto it. And I liked how they made her peg stand look like a “wave”
Despite my harsh criticism and knowing Good Smile Company could’ve done a better job, overall she is still a beautiful figure. If you’re a HUGE fan of redjuice‘s art (and willing to overlook some quality control issues) then this is definitely a good figure to add to your collection. She certainly looks great in photos.
Thanks for reading this week’s entry. We’ll hopefully be taking a look at ALTER’s Momohime next time!