Preview: ARTFX J - Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen: Nagito Komaeda 1/8 Complete Figure by Kotobukiya

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ARTFX J - Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen: Nagito Komaeda 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]

"NO, THAT'S WRONG!"

Hey there, Shizu Mecha here. Call me the Ultimate Over Achiver. When I started photographing today's figure I just couldn't put the camera down. I've managed to whittle the photos down to about 25 or so, but it wasn't easy! Here he is, the other star of Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Nagito Komaeda!

Take it all in yet? It looks like Nagito just jumped out of the game into our reality with his trademark green jacket fluttering the whole way down. Standing at a mere 210mm he isn't huge, but with detail like this size doesn't matter.

Nagito's suspicious smile would normally make you hesitate to reach out for his hand. But something about this mysterious drifter garners the trust of those around him, a trait that Kotobukiya has managed to convey perfectly.

Having also sculpted Hajime Hinata, figure veteran Tatsuya Hattori is no stranger to the Dangan series and it shows in his attention to detail.

Nagito's open arms give a very different impression than the straight-laced Hajime figure before him.

The mark of a truly great sculpt is showing different aspects of the character's personality with each angle, something this figure does in spades!

Even with his layered get up there are plenty of moe points for the ladies if you know how to look. Start with the tendons in his neck and clavicle and work your way down.

Those who go low enough are rewarded with some tailbone action! No matter which angle I shoot from, there's always something new to see. Kotobukiya's thoroughness is sure to surprise you once you have the figure in hand. It still surprises me!

This figure also features a stylish 3D cube base with the SDR2 logo just behind his leg. The ARTFX J line really doesn't get enough credit for their bases and how the character appears to be floating so naturally!

The wrinkles in his clothing and intricate decals bring Nagito to life, though the real star of these shots is his wallet chain! It looks like the real thing, just a whole lot smaller!

"Objection!"

Here's a two shot with the earlier installment in the SDR2 series, Hajime Hinata! I'd give anything to hear this rebuttal showdown.

"Now then, Hajime. Will you battle against me?"

"Allow me to cut through those words!"

They've been sculpted so that no matter how you pose them together the result is always Ultimate! Playing around with the angles will allow you to get just about any expression and situation you can dream up!

Soft and hard, real and fake, open and closed, bold and humble... Nagito is all about these paradoxes and this figure captures them all splendidly! Who can object to such a great sculpt?

ARTFX J - Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen: Nagito Komaeda 1/8 Complete Figure [Kotobukiya]

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