Review: Nisemonogatari Hitagi Senjogahara 1/8 Complete Figure by Kotobukiya

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This is Meshi, here to serve up a heaping helping of figure reviews. Gahara-san is incredible for being a standout heroine in a series filled with quirky cuties. I can't be the only one that wishes he could walk (next to her) in Koyomi's shoes for a day. Anyhow, let's dig in!

Nisemonogatari Hitagi Senjogahara 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]

Right off the bat she is pulsating with love and malice! Leaning back in that school chair looks about as stable as she is while offering us her patronizing protection. Just like in the story she comes with handcuffs and water, recreated in high detail.

Here's a side view. Is it really safe for such a top-heavy girl to be leaning back that far? Notice how the water gradually goes from transparent at the top to pink on the floor. Now that's what I call craftsmanship! I know there's a metaphor or two spilling out of there as well.

This very unladylike pose suits the character so well. Follow her long, slender legs up just a little and uh-oh! Only Koyomi could keep sane in a world populated with babes like this.

The other side is chock full of realistic detail, like the wrinkles in her sweater and the slight meat roll underneath. Perhaps most impressive is how natural her skirt looks draped over the edge of that seat. Note that the color palate is right on the money. Purple hair leads down to a pink sweater, then a white skirt, underneath which is…. You'll just have to find out for yourself!

Let's raise the camera a bit. Those collarbones make you want to reach out and trace them with your finger before you work your way to her pretty ponytail.

Not the ponytail type? Feel free to give her a trim and display her with a short cut. Change out her right hand for this one dripping with water while you are at it. Just don't try to lap it up, no matters how thirsty she makes you. With at least four ways of displaying her you are sure to find the variation for you.

Look at her back as it tenses up to keep the chair from falling backwards. A girlfriend like this is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat 24/7.

The Monogatari series aims to answer the age old question--what is youth? Put Gahara-san on your shelf and learn the answer first hand as she gallantly stares down at you!

Nisemonogatari Hitagi Senjogahara 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]

(C)Nisio Isin/Kodansha/Aniplex/SHAFT

*Photos are of a sample and the actual product may differ.