Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/7 Kurumi Tokisaki

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Date A Live has a weird place in the figure world. While it’s relatively popular, with quite a few scaled figures, it seems like no major manufacturers want to work on the girls. Yet we have Nendoroids of several of them! I really love the character design, it’s so bright and vibrant and over-the-top, so I’ve been particularly annoyed at this. Enter Kotobukiya’s Kurumi, who was announced at last fall’s MegaHobby!

Of course she’s not wearing her signature burnt-orange dress, but I have a long-standing love of lounging around girls in lingerie so this was pretty much an instant must-have for me.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how teeny tiny this box is. So small. So compact. Good job Koto.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi doesn’t have a traditional base, but a red satin pillow. However, she’s perfectly fine baseless and can balance on a flat surface or on any other fabric you want to put her on.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Her pose is pretty compact, and while she’s 1/7 scale she doesn’t take up a lot of space. I think she’s clearly meant to be viewed from a front-on position because her lifted leg is cute from the front, but looks just a wee bit awkward from the side. Actually you know what, I thought that when I first saw it but it’s kind of growing on me. Not really sensible in real-life, though: imagine holding your leg like that for 15 minutes. Now imagine holding it like that forever. Poor Kurumi!

Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi’s most notable feature is, of course, her rather unique heterochromia. One eye is vibrant red and the other is… a gold clock! What’s up with that? I don’t know, but I love it. Gives her a kind of steampunk-y vibe.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Her “outfit” if you can really call it that, has lots of intricate details that are easy to overlook. That lace at the top of her stockings is actual fabric! And her skirt, which is removable, is made of smokey clear PVC which gives it a nice gauze-y feel.

Kurumi Tokisaki

The nicest detail, though, is totally hidden! Her corset is really beautiful, a soft browned black with ruffles at both the top and bottom and bright red laces that match her eyes and headpiece. You might notice some slight scuffing on her bottom thigh: this is from me removing the skirt too quickly. Be really careful with this part! It actually comes off in two pieces: first her legs, and then the lower portion of her torso, so that the skirt can come off smoothly. I mean, you can take it off with just the legs removed… but you’ll probably scuff things. So don’t be dumb like me.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Speaking of no skirt–here she is without it! The skirt isn’t exactly clunky, but I do prefer the sleeker look she has without it.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Another kind of “hidden” detail is the nice pattern on her panties. Super cute! Even with the cast-off it’s kind of hard to see, but it’s nice to see that they put in the effort to make her seem more expensive than her low price-point.

Kurumi Tokisaki

We can’t talk about underwear without talking about BUTTS. Check it out, it’s a butt! I’d give it a B+.

Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi Tokisaki

Kurumi Tokisaki

If you can’t tell, I really love Kurumi. She hits a lot of boxes for me: spiky twintails, cool eyes, ruffles, lying-down pose, bigger than 1/8, cute and intricate lingerie. And I guess a lot of other people feel the same way, because Kurumi is sold out on every Japanese site!

It’d be stupid to thank myself for taking these pictures, right? Cause I took them! So thanks to my wardrobe for acting as background materials.

Purchase At: KotoUS

[Thanks to Kotobukiya for providing Plastikitty with this review sample]

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