Review: Figma Inori Yuzuriha

Time for another review! I’m so behind on these, it’s not even funny, but better late than never. This time, my long overdue review is on figma Inori Yuzuriha by Max Factory.

Inori is the graceful vocalist and freedom fighter from the anime Guilty Crown. Inori is well known for her beautiful voice, but depite her delicate appearance, she is a strong fighter, and has a bit of a dark side.

Guilty Crown is far from being my favorite show. Although the animation, music, character designs, and premise are exceptional, I found the execution to be severely lacking, and by the time the anime ended, I was just happy to have finished it. Unfortunately Inori is a prime example of the anime’s shortcomings as she has a gorgeous character design, but is without a sufficient back story or personality. Regardless of my disappointment with the anime, I couldn’t resist purchasing a figure of the lovely Inori. I initially planned to forgo the figma, and only get Goodsmile Company’s scaled version, but after the preview images of the figma were revealed, I decided to go ahead and get both. I’ll review GSC’s scale separately, so for now, let’s look at the figma.

The box has a grey and pink palette accented by the honeycomb patttern that’s prominent in Guilty Crown.

The sides of Inori’s dress attatch via pegs on her side, and the shawl simply sits on her shoulders. Once you attatch these, Inori is ready to play with!

So far she looks great! The sculpt is accurate, and her colors are vibrant. Now let’s have a look at her up close.

Tiny things like her hairclips are sculpted and painted crisply.

Hair is sculpted nicely as well and painted a gentle pink.

I really love how her stomach was sculpted.

Although meant to resemble a goldfish, Inori’s red dress also bears similarities to a Japanese maple leaf–which makes me love it even more.

Her shawl catches light quite nicely.

Inori’s red rear reminds me of a baboon…not sure if that’s a good thing, but I figured it was worth mentioning.

The gradient work on this figma is amazing. I also love the wrinkles on the tips of her dress–they make it look very light and flowy.

The black diamonds obviously had to be applied via masking, so they’re perfect!

Since Inori doesn’t wear pants, her legs are very poseable!

These shoes would be very ugly on their own, but somehow with the rest of the outfit, they work.

Of course a stunning outfit isn’t all Inori has to offer. Let’s see what she coes with!

First are her three interchangeable expressions:

Standard, closed eyes, and singing.
These expressions are great, but I wish a fourth serious face(like the nendoroid’s) could have been included.

Besides the three faces, Inori also has five pairs of hands.

Top row: Fists, open, and cupped
Bottom row: a pair for holding her accessories(which I’ll get to later), and another pair for holding whatever you can think of.

Inori’s character-specific accessories include…
her trusty robot pal Fyu-Neru

Behold! The fanciest rice cooker you will ever see!

He’s quite detailed for such a little guy

and suprisingly cute

All four legs are jointed, his arms can also be swiveled and removed.

He even has a little tail!

Inori’s final accessory is a pair of guns.

An angry face would have been perfect for these…

The guns don’t look bad though(especially considering their size), and they it nicely into her gun hands.

Now that we’ve seen Inori and everything she comes with, let’s take her out for a photoshoot!

One of my rare morning shoots.

pink and pretty
Pink and Pretty on Luka Megurine’s body.

singing 3
Singing a morning song.

Final Thoughts
Inori Yuzuriha is a solid addition to the figma line. She’s beautifully designed, and her accessories aren’t lacking. Although there’s nothing about Inori to make her a fantastic figure, nothing about her is bad either. Whether you’re just beginning your collection or have a few figures already, I think she’ll be a satisfying purchase.


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