January 20, 2011

Mishiro Akatsuki Photo Shoot

[GSC] Mishiro Akatsuki
From: Shuraki Trinity
Scale: 1/8
Price: Y4,800
Release Date: October 2007

Mishiro's the only one from the Shuraki series that I have. The other ones are just as pretty but Mishiro's has to be my favorite.

Her over-all sculpt is good. No problems in that department. Pretty nice work for GSC. I did have quite a trouble to change her clothes. She came with a battle-damaged set of uniform so she can be dressed in three ways (underwear included). Since I'm not really a fan of all those battle-damaged and/or underwear figures, my Mishiro's dressed in her normal uniform.

Another awesome thing about this figure are her weapons. She comes with two swords: one red and one blue. The swords are sculpted well enough for plastic ones.

Then there's the base. Can't say much about it since it does not appeal to me that much. It's colored white with splashes of red, to imitate blood splatters on snow.

Anyway, on to the pictures~ Shots are taken by my dad and sister.

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January 19, 2011

Crows X Worst Shrine

Here's my current Crows X Worst shrine with a total of 24 figures, so far.



January 6, 2011

Warren Ellis' RED

RED graphic novel I initially watched the movie first and I liked it a lot so when I was finally able to find a copy of the graphic novel, I immediately bought it without a second thought.

It's a thin book, only 128 pages long, so I kept wondering if the movie and the book were similar in plot.

Reading through it, the first thing I noticed was that the other characters were missing. Only 4 characters: Moses, Sally and 2 CIA agents. The names were different too. I guess it comes with the movie being an adaptation of the comic, but still, I was looking for Matheson, Boggs and Victoria...but let's not get to hung up on that.

The plot was fulfilling in its own right. A new CIA Director, Beesly, was oriented about Moses' work during his time with the CIA. Beesly overreacts and orders that Moses be killed, despite the latter being retired already. Of course, the story ends with the death of Beesley.

What I liked about RED is that there's enough action to keep your eyes glued to the book. I finished the entirety of the book in one sitting (yes, given that it's only 128-pages long). The violence and gruesome murders of the people who were out to get Moses were depicted well. Bloody, bloody, well.

I should look for RED: Eyes Only next.