I didn’t know how to title this little post, but think of it as informative and a personal opinion post. Surprisingly, these figurines were worthy enough to discuss about.
If you don’t know about the hit anime film, Your Name. or in Japanese, Kimi no Na wa, I highly suggest you should watch it some day. The very positive reviews and high praise are pretty much correct in my opinion and it’s a great and visually beautiful anime movie with amazing music to experience. Even though it’s not my favorite film from Makoto Shinkai (Garden of Words is just amazing to me), Your Name is an excellent flick. (It’s out on DVD and Blu-ray right now!)
Today, it was announced that (finally) 1/8th scale figurines of the two main characters, Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu are now up for preorders on the Good Smile Company website, a well-known seller of a bunch of anime related merchandise.
You might be asking, “okay, what’s so good about it”. Well, there is a pretty nice touch to both figurines that I thought was pretty funny and interesting.
But first, let’s get into the appearance of the figurines.
I’m not an expert in figurines, I only have one of You Watanabe from Love Live! Sunshine!! and honestly, it’s in pretty good quality even though it was fairly cheap.
After seeing that the Taki and Mitsuha figurines are $80 a pop, I would expect it to look really good. And looking at the photos of them, they do!
Both are extremely detailed and if you want a full description of both figurines, check out the article on Kahotan’s Blog, a part of the Good Smile Company website, where they talk about the cool, little things that each figurine has. I also used the pictures from that blog.
Seriously, the details are spot on and look exactly like the famous movie poster. Taki’s necktie and Mitsuha’s ribbon look like actual wind is making them flow, the details on the clothing, Mitsuha’s iconic hairstyle, the correct poses, whoever designed these are amazing.
There is one last thing thing I want to discuss. If you buy both figurines, the bases of them come together to make a full circle.
That’s a great touch and I love how they thought to do that. The best part about it is I saw a comment on Reddit about these figurines… just take a look:
THAT SOUNDS SO CHEESY YET REALLY CUTE. 😛
Also, check out Kahotan’s Blog about these figurines! They do a great analysis!
- If you would like to read my review on Your Name., please click here!
Thanks for reading!!! 😀