Sculpting: 8 out of 10
Painting: 7 out of 10
Posing: 10 out of 10
Base: 9 out of 10
Packaging: 9 out of 10
Enjoyment: 9 out of 10
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Shirakiin Ririchiyo is from the anime Inu X Boku SS. Available to watch on Crunchyroll. The anime focuses on humans with demon ancestors living in an apartment building hoping for peace and quiet. Ririchiyo struggles with human contact and social situations but soon makes friends with the other people in the building.
This figure is made from PVC and of 1/8th scale. Manufactured by Griffon Enterprises, the figure is of high quality for the price. This figures features Ririchiyo in demon form and although she is a delicate character, the addition of her weapon makes for a strong foe.
For such a simple pose, this figure is very dynamic. Her costume allows for some great movement, mostly seen in her lengthy scarf and weapon. Her general appearance gives off the impression that she has just strut towards you and suddenly stopped.
Her hair looks fantastic, having been a highlight in the anime, it flows gracefully out and underneath her scarf and some of the strands are even flexible. This does pose some problems though as the figure becomes very delicate, much like the character. Her hair, scarf, weapon and even arms are made of a thinner PVC – so care must be taken when handling to avoid breakage.
The sculpt on her body shape is gorgeous. Her legs in particular stand out – being shapely and positioned in a unique and dynamic way. Her clothing minimises the impact of the rest of her body, so we are forced to concentrate on what really matters – and that’s the design.
The paint job could differ in each figure, but for this particular one there are a few spots of bleeding and marks which sometimes cannot be avoided with black paint. There is an obvious seam line between her fringe and back part of her hair – which although does blend in, is clearly a manufacturing mark which could have looked cleaner.
Ririchiyo’s face is stunning on this figure, her eyes are striking and stand out from the simple sculpting of the rest of her features. The sculptors have done well in representing the character in plastic form, keeping her delicate features and enhancing her costume and personality.
As with most figures, this one does have its flaws, but this can’t take away from such an aesthetically pleasing rendition of Shirakiin Ririchiyo.