Sakura is from the series Sakura Wars and enlisted in the flower division, she wields her blade for justice! This is yet another Nendoroid which I have barely any knowledge of but since she is so awesome..I HAD to get her =3
I managed to snap her up for just $50SGD or around 3300 Yen from China Square Central..due to the box being dented but hey, as long as the Nendo’s fine..I’m cool with smashed boxes =3
Simple design, bright colours for Sakura. I really like the hair and ribbon sculpt and I think that’s the best part of Sakura.
Her hair can’t go directly behind her head as the stand kinda blocks it.. =3 The two strands of hair by the side of her head is kinda obstructive as well…
Another nice detail is how rustled her skirt..or Kimono (maybe?) is..giving some motion to the Nendo. Her sleeves also has some flower motifs but overall, just a really clean and simple look.
Her long ponytail is pretty impressive and when put to the side..looks like it’s being blown by the wind.
Sakura comes with minimal accessories…MINIMAL. I guess since GSC put in Koubu they thought it was enough..? Even so, Nendoroid Millifi came with so much more..=(
Koubu is pretty impressive by itself though..stellar paint applications complemented by a matt pink finish..it’s really kinda funky. The eyes are moveable and the limbs are attached via Nendoroid joints which allowed it more articulation than expected.
The gold used isn’t as shiny as the promo pictures..being more like bronze here but hey I can live with that…I still have no idea what is Koubu is..I suppose it’s something like a Knightmare or Zaku that people use to fight with?
It can be supported via the Nendoriod base and it’s mobile enough to even do a running pose =3
Sakura’s katana fits in his hands and a gripe I have with Koubu would be his lack of different hands…it would be beyond cool if he had a pointing finger or a proper closed fist..hmm
Just prise off the top of his head and you get the cockpit!
The only other alternate hand would be this scabbard carrying one. Despite being the sole interchangeable limb, it looks super cool and does it’s job well =D Cheers to that!
With the 2 of them together..it’s like you’re getting 2 Nendoroids for the price of 1!
I tried to do some action poses but my imagination kinda failed me..doh!
Sakura riding on Koubu!
What you see is pretty much what you get with this release. The accessories are almost non-existent and that really limits the playability.Other than docking Sakura on Koubu or making the 2 of them run about..there’s really nothing else worth doing and if that bothers you..you should really skip this. On a positive note, both of them looks really good and when displayed, it’s bound to catch some attention from curious friends. Koubu is pretty playable (no swappable hands!) and Sakura is wearing a traditional Japanese costume (pretty rare) so if that tickles your fancy..then go ahead! The set might be kinda pricey though..due to it’s size and weight..ah well cheerios folks!
go go go!