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Shining Wind’s Kureha by President Japan and Tony Taka

Posted by zerofigures on November 11, 2008


In my previous post I mentioned that I had received 3 figures 2 weekends ago.  Here is the third.  Created in the wonderful mind of Tony Taka for Shining Wind/Tears anime and videogame, President Japan brings her to life in PVC form.

Kureha (1)

Besides Gashapon, I believe this is the third incarnation of Kureha.  The first by Max Factory became a favorite of collectors and is a bit hard to find.  The second by Kotobukiya is still currently available at some retailers.

Kureha (36)Kureha (24)

The big thing about this figure is the eyes.  Instead of the normal painted on eyes, this Kureha has inset eyes like the dolls of many little girls.  You know those dolls who’s eyes open and close as you stand them up or lay them down?  Yeah, those eyes.  Staring into the eyes a bit weird because it’s definitely more life like than other PVC.

Kureha (4)Kureha (7)

Looking at pictures at the Kotobuiya Kureha, I appreciate this one more.  PJ’s looks older and provides us with a different post than most PVC.  Her dress adds quantity to the figure as it is sprawled out around the figure.  She almost seems like a bird resting after a long flight.

Kureha (33)Kureha (53)

She’s an elegant and sweet looking figure with a surprising feature. As I unboxed the figure and removed the protective plastic I noticed she became a bit loose around the waist. I totally did not expect to be casting this figure off in anyway but it’s alsways a welcome feature as long as it’s done tastefully.

Kureha (35)

I found it a bit difficult to get many perfect shots.  The position of the figure doesn’t allow for capturing of her entire body in a single shot.  You either capture the face and miss out on the legs or you cature the legs but miss out on the eyes (all four ^_^).

Kureha (12)

In the end she is still a nice figure which would add variety to any collection through it’s color and sitted position.


3 Responses to “Shining Wind’s Kureha by President Japan and Tony Taka”

  1. Panther said

    Touka Kureha comes from Shining Wind, not Shining Tears. Wind is the sequel to Tears, and she only appears in Wind.

    Also it is difficult to judge whether the figure is good when you use such harsh lighting. You need to turn off your flash and provide better ambient lighting for the true effect. I agree though her eyes look weird. Not used to it and I hate dolls.

  2. zerofigures said

    thank you very much for the clarification, I have the game but have yet to play it, had I actually played it , I might know this. And the anime really didn’t do it for me so I never finished it.

  3. lylibellule2208 said

    I had not yet seen photos of KUREHA of “President japan” and, frankly, it is very beautiful. Congratulations to you for these beautiful photos!

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