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Review: Kan'u Unchou (Nekomimi Ver.) - Griffon Enterprises - 1/7Review: Kan'u Unchou (Nekomimi Ver.) - Griffon Enterprises - 1/7Review

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Honor_HandHonor_Hand10 месяцев назад
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Greetings, MFC inhabitants.

Welcome to my first ever mini-review on this site. Today, we'll be taking a look at one of my most recent figures, Griffon's Kan'u "surprised sexy kitty version" as I like to call her. The pictures that will follow ahead are somewhat NSFW in nature, so please take that in mind in case you decide to scroll down further.

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So, I really cannot tell you much about the character herself or the anime series she comes from because I'm not really familiar with it. I know Ikki Tousen was a fairly popular ecchi anime back in the day but it is one of those series that, at the moment, simply resides in the ever-expanding Plan To Watch list of anime series inside my head. "Plot-wise" looks interesting so I may get to it at some point.

With that out of the way, let's check out this kitten. ^_^

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⦿ Packaging ⦿
We can see that the packaging is colorful in nature and features a good design. Similar shots from the figure's "main point of attraction" are featured on both sides of the box. In the back of it, you can see extra views of her, as well as the mini kitties that accompany the figure. Inside the box, a nice logo indicates this is a nekomimi figure of her, which is a nice touch. This is a somewhat old figure bought in a pre-owned condition so we can see a few smears and smudges on the box here and there.

Something that is worth mentioning is that I found this box's construction to be less sturdy compared to other boxes I have, almost flimsy you could say. One of the flaps on top came somewhat bent from the get-go, so it doesn't close completely. Nothing too serious and probably stuff you can expect from old figures. Size-wise, the box is pretty big, with measurements sitting at 260 h x 185 w x 200 d (mm).

Let's take a look around the figure now. ( ´ ω ` )

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⦿ Sculpting ⦿
After the many horror stories you read online about Griffon's figures, I was pleasantly surprised that the actual figure wasn't too shabby at all in the end. Granted, it's not top of the line and there are plenty of inconsistencies throughout, particularly on her skirt and socks, which I found the wrinkles on it to be somewhat simple. Same could be said about her shoes as they lack a bit more detail. Her shirt looks somewhat believable, I can't pinpoint why exactly, but it looks nice. Her long hair is nicely laid out. I wouldn't call it masterfully detailed but it's well done. Facial complexion looks okay compared to the shots I have seen of the character.

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The mini kitties are very low quality, though, particularly the one that is napping on the floor. Completely flat below and with a very rough finish overall. The one hanging on the back of Kan'u looks a bit better. Seamlines are not visible unless you look hard enough for them. The ones I could spot are on the top of her head and to the sides of each of her socks. Outside of the one on her head, I'd say most seamlines are well hidden from the naked eye. Her skirt and tail can be removed in order for the figure to be showcasing her panties even more but the attachment didn't close out properly in this position so I preferred to have her with her skirt on instead.

In the end, her sculpting, although a bit rough, it is well done. Not top of the line but with her cheap price, there's very little reason to complain.

⦿ Painting ⦿
Paint application is nice overall with no major flaws. I like the shading they used for her paw gloves, tail and ears. It looks simple but it gives a nice touch to her neko features. The blue on her hair has a somewhat satin finish to it, which makes her hair stand out as if it was reflecting the light on my pictures. I like how it looks overall. The skirt, well, kinda has this same satin finish too but the different tone of the skirt looks a bit off compared to the hair. Her eyes are painted with little complexion but they look okay. The rest of her uniform is painted very well, both the shirt of her sailor uniform and her panties have no issues as far as painting.

My figure came with a small blue smudge on one of her legs, and her right sock has a somewhat noticeable warping of the white color on one side. Other than that, very good painting for the most part.

⦿ Posing ⦿
Now, this is where this figure excels, and I tend to find Griffon figures generally nail the sexy look very well. Here we can see Kan'u in all fours looking back with a somewhat surprised facial expression as if she was just caught in a compromising and revealing position. Panties and buttocks front and center. The inner pervert in me is completely satisfied by that. The way how her extremely long hair rests below is pretty cool to look at. All in all, I'm completely happy with the posing of this figure. She looks great.

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As mentioned before, you could opt to remove the skirt and showcase her only with her panties but the way the attachment point for the two parts ends up showing wasn't too much to my liking so I much rather have her skirt on. Besides, this kitty needs to have her tail too. I personally find a tease like that far more enjoyable.

⦿ Base ⦿
Griffon's bases are probably one of the most common complaints you can read about online and, let me tell you, now that I see one in person, I have sort of a mixed feeling towards it. Let's get the obvious out of the way first, yes, it's a gigantic black disc but hear me here. I like the glossy finish up top, as it reflects all of Kan'u's body exquisitely. Also, I found the little plaque on the front to be a nice, detailed, sort-of-official-looking touch.

So, I have somewhat of a mixed opinion here. One thing you should have in mind is how ridiculously big it is and that showcasing her without her base is also a wise decision. As for me, well, I actually ended up (somehow) making up more space for her to lay on my shelf with her base.

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Here you can see how she looks without her base instead. She still occupies a decent enough space but it's far more manageable this way.

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⦿ Personal Enjoyment ⦿
Probably the most subjective category of them all. This figure has a few rough spots here and there, but if you're a nekomimi enthusiast like me, you probably won't mind. Really, a grown-up blue-haired kitty in a compromising position? Yes, please!!! I love her. She is very nice to look at and her scale, despite being a 1/7 figure, is actually pretty big. All in all, a figure that I'm sure to love for years to come.

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⦿ Closing Thoughts ⦿
Came across this figure on AmiAmi in A/B condition for about USD $33 and couldn't say no to it. I've been looking for her for a very long time and I was surprised to be able to get it for such a cheap price. At the time I got her from AmiAmi the pink variant was also available there but I ultimately decided for the blue one because, well, the color is great. Who doesn't love blue, really? *Ahem* She was shipped to me, via RSAL to the USA for about USD $17 and then shipped to me in Venezuela via personal courier for close to $40. It took 2 months for the figure to arrive. Yes, I know, unnecessarily complex and long but this is how I have to roll.

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Hope you enjoyed this mini-review as much as I enjoyed making it. Looking forward to hearing any feedback on it. What do you think about this figure? Is it worth getting? If you have it already, what are your thoughts on it? Nya or not? \(☆ω☆)/

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Will probably be reviewing Azusa Nakano (Casual Ver.) from Max Factory in my next article. Thanks for reading up to this point! See you! =)

(EDIT-18/09/2019: Updated pictures with ones of improved quality. Improved the spacing between paragraphs. Changed the review score to better reflect my thoughts on this figure.)
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Оценка7/10

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YuRiPa10 месяцев назад#66170089Nice review, I've got the pastel blue variant of this figure ITEM #12223. :) Bought her back in 2009, when Ikkitousen was still popular and Ikkitousen (especially Kan'u figures) were released a lot.
It's certainly one of the better Kan'u figures out there, along with the maid Kan'u ITEM #20099

Thanks! :)

Admittedly, I looked at all the color variations when picking this one and both the black and pink variants were available at AmiAmi when I purchased this one. I ultimately went with this not only because blue is my favorite color but because I thought it would match beautifully with her hair color. ^_^

That's a sexy Kan'u maid figure but I personally like this variant the most ;) ITEM #49998
10 месяцев назад
Nice review, I've got the pastel blue variant of this figure ITEM #12223. :) Bought her back in 2009, when Ikkitousen was still popular and Ikkitousen (especially Kan'u figures) were released a lot.

It's certainly one of the better Kan'u figures out there, along with the maid Kan'u ITEM #20099
10 месяцев назад
sirg10 месяцев назад#66119584I agree, her pose and proportions are nice - but face is mehhh and she doesn't fit in with any of other figs I own. Just can't find any place for her.
You could try selling her too. :) Although, if you're like me, you probably are kind of against that too. I have figures in my collection that I don't like very much but I rather store them away than sell them. xD
10 месяцев назад
Honor_Hand10 месяцев назад#66092520Thanks! :D
Agreed. For USD $30 plus shipping, I'd say she was pretty much worth it. ^^
Ooh, first time I see this particular Kan'u figure, and she is from Griffon too. I like how she is taking off/putting on her panties and the body proportions appear to be pretty good. Not too sure on her face, though. Any reason why you haven't displayed her after all these years? :o
I agree, her pose and proportions are nice - but face is mehhh and she doesn't fit in with any of other figs I own. Just can't find any place for her.
10 месяцев назад
sirg10 месяцев назад#66066834Nice review! Her pose is great and even though details are lacking, she's still nice fig especially for the price. I have ITEM #5592 but haven't displayed her for years :/
Thanks! :D

Agreed. For USD $30 plus shipping, I'd say she was pretty much worth it. ^^

Ooh, first time I see this particular Kan'u figure, and she is from Griffon too. I like how she is taking off/putting on her panties and the body proportions appear to be pretty good. Not too sure on her face, though. Any reason why you haven't displayed her after all these years? :o
10 месяцев назад
Nice review! Her pose is great and even though details are lacking, she's still nice fig especially for the price. I have ITEM #5592 but haven't displayed her for years :/
10 месяцев назад
ZoidsFanatic210 месяцев назад#66003023I remember long ago when she was like, so popular and you couldn’t walk five feet in collecting circles without tripping over one of her figures. I did watch a few episodes of the anime and I can say with confidence that it is OK. Didn’t hate it but nothing made me stick around. Will admit I only watched it because I was curious given the absurdly large amount of characters I kept seeing being made.

Very true. f you looked for figures of her on this site you'd be able to see that there is a hefty amount of not only her but also from other characters in the series. I see the anime was just okay for you, it did have a couple of seasons. Admittedly, the sheer number of figures and that the anime title popped very frequently in conversations is what made have some interest in watching it. I do like ecchi series but Ikki Tousen is one that I've been postponing time and time again. Thanks for commenting around here. :)

FigyourEd10 месяцев назад#66004094Thanks for the review!
She's a decent figure for the money.
I have a Griffon 1/7 scale of Queen's Blade Alleyne ITEM #235605 and she's quite nice. No real flaws that I could see.
Also Griffon's Moetan ITEM #3835 is another quality figure by them.
They're not as consistent as other brands like Alter or GSC but Griffon has put out a few diamonds here and there. I'm still sad to see they went under.
Now Embrace Japan, I fear has met the same fate.

You're welcome. ^^ Agreed. For the money, I'd say she was a good purchase. That Alleyne from Griffon looks pretty good. I personally like the Genko one more ITEM #297610 but hands to Griffon there, that one looks pretty good as well. Moetan also looks pretty well made. I haven't made up my mind yet on which one I like the most for that character but I see Griffon has a fair product there as well.

Now, I didn't know Embrace Japan had met the same fate as Griffon o.O I'm kind of out the loop as far as figure news go so this is coming as a shock. Man, I love a lot of their figures. I don't have any of them yet but I'm really looking forward to getting them.
10 месяцев назад
Thanks for the review!

She's a decent figure for the money.

I have a Griffon 1/7 scale of Queen's Blade Alleyne ITEM #235605 and she's quite nice. No real flaws that I could see.

Also Griffon's Moetan ITEM #3835 is another quality figure by them.

They're not as consistent as other brands like Alter or GSC but Griffon has put out a few diamonds here and there. I'm still sad to see they went under.

Now Embrace Japan, I fear has met the same fate.
10 месяцев назад
I remember long ago when she was like, so popular and you couldn’t walk five feet in collecting circles without tripping over one of her figures. I did watch a few episodes of the anime and I can say with confidence that it is OK. Didn’t hate it but nothing made me stick around. Will admit I only watched it because I was curious given the absurdly large amount of characters I kept seeing being made.
10 месяцев назад
victorviper10 месяцев назад#66001122Thanks for this review, as it's always nice to see reviews of older figures.
I've had a renewed interest in Ikki Tousen figures lately, and this one has always been on my "maybe I should think about getting it" list, but after reading this article, I'll have think more seriously about getting her. I've always thought the concept was an interesting one with the Ryuubi and Chouhi kittens accompanying Kan'u. Also, a lot of the Kan'u figures out there have a very "serious" look, and it's interesting to see a very moefied take on the character.
I'd never noticed the satin finish on her hair. It looks quite sparkly in your photos, but I suspect that's because you photographed her under bright light.
Also, you might want to link the item under the "related items" sidebar, so people browsing this figure's MFC page can find this review.

Thanks for the comment. That's true, most of the Ikki Tousen figures you see around have a more serious look, so it's nice to find one that goes for more of a moe aesthetic.

You may be right about the paint as well, I have a number of lighting issues in my home and I'm still trying to get it solved out. Maybe that's why the blue in the pictures came out somewhat bright looking. ^_^"

There, just added tags and linked it to the appropriate figure. Many thanks for reminding me. :)
10 месяцев назад
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