Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

Our apartment – 2016 NSFW Our apartment - 2016 NSFW

[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

[Alter] – Melty Review [Alter] - Melty Review

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW [Orchid Seed] - Yuki Review NSFW

Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

Nendoroid Storage Container Nendoroid Storage Container

Least Favorite Character = Awesome Figure? Alter Kanu

It’s no secret that Ikki Tousen is my lest favorite series ever, Ok I pretty much hated the show. I had a few Ikki Tousen figures before but they were not only terrible but not mine so i sold those off a while ago. There are also too many Kanu figures out there, just far too many Ikki Tousen figures at all. But when DirtyBeast on Danny Choo’s Classifieds had posted this sale, I already knew of three I had to get. Had to get Alter Saber Maid, Good Smile Company Nida and Max Factory Mai Shiranui. It was impossible to not get Alter Kanu in there as well.

I had already decided long ago not to buy figures based solely on character but on the figure’s overall quality, pose, face, paint job and more.

While I may not like the show, I have to admit that she’s still a good figure.

So Kanu here has got to be the biggest impulse buy i’ve ever done.

Her overall quality is really good. and i love how her hair curls around her body.

I do like her skirt flips up and flashes some undies yet isn’t completely slutty like most Kanu figures.

She is a castoff figure and you can remove her skirt. You put her torso out of her shirt and remove the skirt that way.

Not anatomically correct but nice shape still.

I really don’t like how she looks while skirtless.

Something about the shape of her undies just doesn’t look pleasing to the eye,

Nice weapon, good details on the dragon but man her butt looks pretty bad there.

Still on the fence about Kanu here, still getting her for $20 makes me not regret her. Yet i still don’t like her character or Ikki Tousen anymore than i ever did. Yet she does look good on my shelf but if i ever did get tired of her it won’t be hard to put her on the chopping block at all. For now I’ll keep her since she still looks pretty good and it is another Alter figure in my collection. I do have to say if this wasn’t an Alter figure i wouldn’t have bothered at all. Do you do that at all? Get a figure when it’s an amazingly good price just cause it’s from a good manufacturer? I knew that no matter what for the detail I’d like her since Alter always does an amazing job on that but still i never really liked Kanu.

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Alter
1/8 Scale
Initial release in May ’08
Price of 6,800 yen

Kanu is a bit harder to find but you can try some of these awesome retailers

HobbyLink Japan
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15 Responses to “Least Favorite Character = Awesome Figure? Alter Kanu”

  1. rotaku says:

    I love this figure, I have two Alter Kanu (the second by mistake). Have you seen Chouun? I prefer Chouun http://www.alter-web.jp/figure/08/07_2/index.html

    rotakus last blog post..Review: Toradora!

  2. Otaku Dan says:

    I have watched all 3 Ikki Tousen series and there is not much to it, just fighting and A LOT of fan service. there are a lot of kanu figures in the market and that one would fall in the top 10 best.

    Otaku Dans last blog post..My Mascot: Version 2.0

  3. Mindsplinter says:

    I gotta say I’ve yet to see an Alter figure that I truly disliked. I have two in my own meager collection and couldn’t be more pleased with them.

    It also amuses me how many different ways have been found to sculpt Kanu’s hair. The possibilities seem endless…

  4. Rin says:

    Kanu is a good figure…
    Alter Kanu is good too!!!!!
    Well, for me, I liked the Ikkitousen series…
    Sure there was more series out there better then Ikkitousen…
    Nice photos!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..Naughty Kokonoe

  5. neildaysan says:

    Totally agree wiht Rin on every point. I think your heart is telling you something about what you feel about Kanu but your head just doesn’t want to believe it.

  6. I’m not a Ikkitousen fan either, but I have to admit I do like a lot of the Kanu Figures. But then again, when a character has as many figures as she does there’s bound to be something I like. 😛

  7. Blowfish says:

    Oh crap…Im absent from the Interwebs for some time and Im welcomes with loads of posts ^^

    Haha Ikki Tousen is one of my favorite Series…Yeah its bad and totally focused on FS but I simply love this series.I can see why people hate this series tough ^^ The Manga is wotlds better than the series

    Youve got this Kanu for 20$ Holey Moley!
    Kanu is my least favorite Ikki Tousen Character but i would have jumped at the offer immediatley!

    There are way too many Kanu figures out there but if theres one to own shes among the top choices.

    If i ever get ahold of some cash to waste ill waste it on Alters Kanu and Choun Shiryu

    Blowfishs last blog post..Bikini Idol Iori

  8. th says:

    I actually watched Ikki Tousen after I bought my first (and only) Kanu figure, and man that series is bad! The story was slightly interesting, but they just ruined everything with OTT fanservice which wasn’t even tastefully done.

    Kanu figures rock though! I have yet to see one Kanu figure that isn’t desirable.

  9. ron~ says:

    I bought this figurine for my friend last year, it’s a very nice figurine. I’m waiting for Alter’s Sonsaku!

  10. meronpan says:

    $20?! gads that’s a steal. i never quite liked the bangs on this version, but absolutely love most everything else.

    daikikougyou’s still my favorite kanu but man she’s pricey ^^;;

    if there’s enough epicness (awesome pose, detail work, weapon and such) to a figure i’ll usually buy them regardless of my feelings for the character ^^;

    meronpans last blog post..Akiba Loot

  11. Dancing Queen says:

    you know i like her since she’s the first figure i’ve seen that has her eyes closed

    @Otaku Dan:
    i used to love fan service, now i’m just tired of it

    Alter has done some amazing work and they do not have even one figure i wouldn’t mind owning

    well i’m not saying that just cause i didn’t like ikki tousen that other people can’t, i understand it’s a popular series. If it weren’t it wouldn’t get so many figures and 3 seasons, it’s just not my cup-o-tea

    i like the figure, just not what she’s from

    @Coco the Bean:
    true she does have so many figures that it’s hard for at least one to not catch your eye

    I will say that now that i’ve got Kanu if i can find Choun Shiryu for a good price then i’d snag her up

    fan service is ok, but when it’s over the top like it was in ikki tousen it can really turn off some potential fans

    now for sonsaku unless she were extremely amazing i doubt i’d get since i hated her the most

    i used to buy solely on character, but now that i get based on epicness as you said my collection seems so much more awesome now

  12. deadbeat says:

    hi, just asking, how exactly do you take those pictures of your figures in that background? photoshop? or some well-lit box?

  13. Dancing Queen says:

    i pretty much follow this here http://www.happysoda.com/archives/88

  14. Lovelyduckie says:

    I think the only Kanu figure that’s ever tempted me was the one of her as a miko, but that was a bit too much for me to spend on a character I don’t like. I can’t help it, I can’t own figures of characters I dislike. It really doesn’t matter if the quality and pose are all beautiful I just can’t do it. On that same note though it’s incredibly hard for me to resist figures of characters I love. But this Alter Kanu is probably my 2nd favorite Kanu, the way her hair swoops around her is very lovely.

    Lovelyduckies last blog post..Two Figures I Never Thought I’d Own…

  15. Dancing Queen says:

    i understand that but when it’s such an awesomely detailed figure and for such a steal i had to nab her

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