We first heard about the Yuru Yuri Nendoroid announcement way back in December, but it took them until Wonder Festival to paint and sculpt Akari Akaza! She’s the “main” heroine of the show, but is often overshadowed by her friends–even so, she remains mildly popular, with a Beach Queen as well as a figure from Alter on the way.
The Nendoroid comes with only a few accessories, but she has the potential for some truly hilarious and drama-filled Nendo scenes. Her faces are quite cute: there’s a winking one, a yelling one, and best of all a dead-eyed almost yandere-like face, complete with tears. Amazing! Akari also comes with many optional parts for posing, but the best piece is her hair buns, which come with alternate attack parts. That’s right, she can attack people with her hair! It seems like they can also be used with other twin-tailed Nendoroids, since there’s an image in the gallery of Nendo Madoka with bazooka hair. I see a showdown with Nendo Golden Darkness in my future. She should be going up for order tonight! I wonder if we’ll be getting the rest of the crew as well? I would love to have a Nendoroid version of Mirakurun.