Taki Corporation is a maker very new to the PVC bishoujo figure business, and this Kanu was definitely a risky purchase in that regard. The prospect of the elusive full castoff proved too seductive to ignore, however, and I succumbed to her scantily-clad lure; in the end I pretty much got what I was expecting, a mediocre production job on a very sexy sculpt (if you ignore the Akagi chin). The lurid details are below:

Original Design: Shiozaki Yuuji
Sculptor: MIC
Source: Ikkitousen (manga, anime)
Scale: 1/7 (25 cm tall)
Materials: PVC, ABS
Release Date: September 28th, 2007
Production: Taki Corporation
Price: 9,240 JPY (tax included)
Current Availability: [KNC] [HLJ] [HS] [TL]
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Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen

Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen

Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen

Heisei Democracy figure review: Taki Corporation's Kanu Unchou PVC from Ikkitousen

Kanu Unchou consistently comes out on top of Ikkitousen character popularity polls, so it’s no wonder that Taki decided to tackle her as one of their first bishoujo PVC figure projects. Paired with the prospect of a full cast off a certain number of sales (this one included) were assured well before any substantial visual evidence came online; it’s equally sure that if those of us who preordered had the chance to get a better view of this figure beforehand, that preorder number would’ve diminished somewhat.

The controversial production aspects of this kit are so numerous that I’ll likely leave some out in this summary, but the most visible include the choice of a uniformly glossy finish over the entire kit, an utter lack of shading on almost all of the parts, incredibly amateurish trim painting, poor clothing sculpts, and a chin only a mother could love.

That said, this Kanu isn’t being sold on the virtue of her production value; she’s being sold on hotness, and when all is said and done (and all clothing thoroughly removed) I find most traces of buyer’s remorse slipping away. This is a very sexy sculpt indeed, and the full castoff goes a very long way in remedying her multitude of deficiencies.

If you can stomach the high price, this is a figure I’d recommend to fans of the full castoff first and foremost, and fans of Kanu (a very distant) second; those primarily interested in quality for the cost (or quality production period) should probably look elsewhere. I have high hopes for the future of Taki’s endeavors, if they stick to the full castoff theme and listen to the input they get on the customer response postcards that come included with the kit; we’ll be watching for new announcements from the brand in the coming weeks and months.

Overall Score: 7/10

+ knockout body sculpt, if a bit rough around the edges
+ full castoff banzai!!

o gloss finish on the skin only looks decent when clothing is removed
o clasp mechanism for castoff is clumsy, though effective

– that chin could carve ice
– zero shading
– poor paint job on the trim

If you’d like to support HD and pick up a very naked Kanu in the process, as of posting J-List currently has three in stock.