Uma is Witch
This is my first indoor shoot that I’m posting on Moe Idolatry, using Uma, or Yuuma, as the subject. The series, éŒ¬é‡‘ï¼“ç´šã€€ã¾ã˜ã‹ã‚‹ï¼Ÿã½ã‹ï½žã‚“, or Magipoka for short is a fairly out there anime, four girls from different walks of life, from an android to a vampire, live peacefully together. Uma is the witch, an energetic, flat chested, somewhat qualified witch. Uma is really pronounced Yuuma indicated by the Japanese spelling, but is written as Uma in English, if also spelt Uma instead of Yuuma in Japanese you’d get Horse…
Being the first indoor photo shoot with props and all, I didn’t really know what to expect. Here goes, photos for your witch burning party~
My room… not much to say really =/
It’s a nice room, somewhat, if you like anime posters everywhere.
During my years of edumacation, I conjured up a few ring-bind folders from my imposition & binding classes. A large black A3 folder was used as the base and backing for this shoot.
The silver rope and gold starry ribbon was borrowed from my mother’s various fabrics and materials. The red ribbon was leftovers from my ooollldd 2003 cosplay costume.
The light source is the sun, shining through my windows. It was mid afternoon so I had ample light… I think. I didn’t have the right artificial light to produce a nice lightbox for the figure, so I opted for natural light.
Fabulous~ Can I say that? Anyway, Uma is a pretty figure, perfect for those who like a loli magical girl on a magic wand with a nice base. The sculpt is great, capturing the anime counterpart was done masterfully by Max Factory again. I only noticed a somewhat unpleasant seamline on her right leg but is out of the normal viewing angle.
Awesome paintjob work on this figure as well, I didn’t notice any mishaps or such, gloss paint was used for the wand, base, shoes and her bag which looks great, everything else is done a nice matte finish.
Photos were ok for a first try I guess. Some parts were overexposed while other photos looked too dark, a delicate balance to get with indoor shooting. I hope they’re ok, it’s getting hard to judge my own work sometimes… or it could be the fact that it’s 1AM and I’m tired as hell from working all day, I’m squinting as I type =_=
A MUST buy in my book, but that’s my book, not yours :P In all honesty, I love this figure to bits, be it the awesome base, the fine detail, or just the fact that it’s a flat chested loli witch who forgets to wear panties occasionally and…what was I talking about again?
Details – Photo shoot
Nikon Coolpix P2
20th December 2006
Details – Figure
Alchemy 3rd Grade: Magical? Poka~n (éŒ¬é‡‘ï¼“ç´šã€€ã¾ã˜ã‹ã‚‹ï¼Ÿã½ã‹ï½žã‚“)
Place of purchase
Bought it for
Availability – HLJ (at time of writing)
In Stock – AND ON SALE (30%)
Original animation illustration of Uma