It’s hard to articulate what drew me to this version of Orchid’s Ryomou over the original gosurori version; I typically don’t go for alternate colors, so in this case part of the appeal may have been the simple unavailability of the earlier kit. Regardless, I’d say this repaint is at least on par with the original (though I doubt Ryomou would be caught dead in pink if she had a choice in the matter). Wondering what’s under those frills? Read on!

Original Design: Shiozaki Yuuji
Sculptor: Hiroman (Amiami search) (WFS page)
Source: Ikkitousen (manga, anime)
Scale: 1/7 (22 cm tall)
Materials: PVC
Release Date: July 28th, 2007
Production: Orchid Seed
Price: 6,800 JPY (tax included)
Current Availability: [PA] [HLJ] [HS] [TL]


Heisei Democracy figure review: Orchid Seed's Amaloli Ryomou Shimei PVC from Ikkitousen

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Heisei Democracy figure review: Orchid Seed's Amaloli Ryomou Shimei PVC from Ikkitousen

Ryomou Shimei is one of the main characters of Ikkitousen, the ecchi manga and anime series by Shiozaki Yuuji based loosely on the Chinese epic Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Ikkitousen is often mentioned along with Oh! Great’s Tenjou Tenge as examples of exquisitely drawn manga featuring beautiful girls who fight each other while wearing incredibly flimsy clothing; while neither has much in the way of redeeming characteristics beyond this they do make great subjects for figures, as Ikkitousen has shown repeatedly in dozens of incarnations from Yujin, Griffon, and other makers.

This Ryomou is a slightly altered repaint of Orchid Seed’s gosurori Ryomou, their second foray into the Ikkitousen figure world (the first being their gosurori Kanu Unchou). While I watched the first Ikkitousen TV series and intend to finish the second eventually I’m not a very deep fan of the franchise, mostly content to admire the ridiculously bosomed designs. Thus while I can’t weigh in on sculptor Hiroman’s interpretation of the profound psychological aspects of Ryomou, I’m more than happy to opine on his rendition of her curvaceous exterior attributes: well done, sir!

I was pleasantly surprised at almost every turn by this kit. The paint job is subtle and the pastels work quite well, even against the bold color of her hair; the lines of the sculpt governed by the twist of her torso work to add dynamism to the otherwise dreaded standing pose. My only real complaint is that it’s not evident whether the front of her shirt is meant to be cast off or not; it’s secured loosely, but as can be seen pulling it off isn’t an incredibly clean operation. Would Ryomou ever actually wear pink or carry a violin? Probably not, but these are questions best left to the Ikkitousen experts.

Overall Score: 9/10