Himekuri Image Girl
First post! Here’s my very first outdoor photo shoot with my friend’s figures. My figures were still being shipped from Japan via surface mail from my trip around Akiba and various places.
Anyway, this photo shoot is to showcase the figure, a sort of gallery of nicely taken photos, with some emphasis on reviewing it. Unfortunately with these early photos, it doesn’t look all that great, and they certainly don’t show the model to the full extent. Hopefully this will change in future photo shoots.
This particular photo shoot was taken on 11th October 2006, right now I’m going to be posting photo shoots from this date onwards.
For this Himekuri, my friend and I decided to go to the Royal Botanical Garden situated in Melbourne city. We picked a spot just outside of the gardens that had a grove of flowers (exactly which kind is a mystery). The place was relatively quite, only a handful of people passing by without a third glance.
It was a bright and sunny day, so I tried taking the photos with a filter above the figures to lower the intensity of the light…it was a piece of tracing paper. As you can see it dodn’t turn out as well as I hoped for, trial and error I guess. I didn’t take that many photos, My guess is that I wasn’t used to taking photos of a subject, that or I was damn nervous for actually going outside and taking photos of a small girl pulling up her dress for all to see…
Himekuri Image Girl is a nicely done product from Kaiyodo. Enoki Tomohide aka eyewater has done a superb sculpt of this young lady. The level of detail is quite impressive, with creases in the fabrics and the intricate frills, even down the details of her panties. Only thing I’m not really high on is her bellybutton, while I know some anime girls are depicted with such ones, it still goes beyond me how it comes to be that deep.
The paint job is also amazing, from the glittery dark blue heels to the translucent-like er, chestcover. For most of the clothes, the paint is of a matte finish and fits accordingly. Facial detail is also quite nice and well represented.
The pose that the sculptor has put her in is just quite questionable for some, but euphoric for others. The depiction of such innocence almost makes it questionable if she is indeed lifting up her skirt for the reasons you and I think, perhaps she’s just hot and wanted some air? We’ll prolly never know.
Himekuri, quite a nice addition to my friend’s collection (who he hides from his mother with a rather elaborate system, more info maybe later). I also got one a few months back in December 2006, but it was the moda Noel – Christmas version, perhaps a photo shoot of her later.
For my first effort of outdoor photography of actual anime figures, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d would. For those who are still wondering if it’s such a great idea to go outside to take a photo of something that can be a lil disturbing for others, don’t fret, it’s easier once you start focusing on the photography rather than the people. Oh, and bring a friend, let them worry about people staring instead.
The photos were decent at best, but from this I’ve learnt a lil and you’ll (hopefully) see improvements with the later photos I’ve taken which are going to be posted up once I find the time to process the photos. As for the figure itself, anyone who is even the slightest lolicon should take a serious look at this innocent yet seductive figure. Recommended!
Details – Photo shoot
Nikon Coolpix P2
11th October 2006
Outskirts of the Royal Botanical Gardens
Details – Figure
Himekuri Image Girl moda Nero
Enoki Tomohide aka eyewater
Place of purchase
Bought it for
$90.00!! AU Est
Availability – HLJ (at time of writing)
moda Nero (black) – In Stock
moda Bianca (white) – Discontinued
moda Noel (X-Mas) – In Stock