When I first came across the promo image for this figure of Misao Minakami (Asura Cryin’), I thought it was really cute. Sadly I hadn’t seen the anime, and the price tag ($120 MSRP) at the time kept me from making the purchase. So it came as a surprise when Rightstuf had it as a daily deal, so I picked it up for around $65. Now that she is finally in, was she worth the purchase or not?
I would have to say I am pleased with the purchase, but glad I got her at a discount price. The quality of Misao herself is very good, and she has that facial expression always makes me chuckle. I like the fact that you can pose her as going through the wall, or you can pose her on a separate stand. They also include an extra skirt piece to use while in this pose. The extra skirt piece can be a bit of a pain to snap together once you get it on her.
Sadly, the figure is sturdier with the separate stand, than when you have her setup to appear as if she is going through the wall. The reason I say this, is because the wall piece doesn’t just connect to the stand and sit still. It has the tendency to spin around when moved or touched, which is annoying. Once the figure is setup for viewing, it of course doesn’t have this problem until you attempt to move it again. So it isn’t a huge deal, but I did find myself kind of irked by the fact they didn’t create it with the wall able to properly sit still.
Overall this is a very nice figure, but not a must buy in my opinion. If you can get a good deal, such as I did, then I would say she is definitely a nice pickup. I’m glad she is in my collection, and I’m sure she will make an interesting conversation piece. You can see various images of her below.