Mizuki Maia, the heroine of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, was released as a 1/6 PVC figurine by Alter last October. I just watched the series a while back and decided to pick up this figurine, since it wasn’t too expensive for a 1/6 and pretty well-made. Nothing to do with the lack of clothing really!
I ordered it from HLJ since I couldn’t find it locally anymore. And it was the last piece! Right after my order was shipped, the "In Stock" icon became the crossboned "Discontinued". Lucky eh?
When I first opened the box, I was slightly disappointed. The skin looked a bit yellowish, the figure was one-legged and side-leaning and her white Nereids outfit was grey from overshading.
But when I was taking the pictures, I realised in sunlight, the greyish white looked just like the anime white. The yellowish skin also looks radiant! Some figures are just not meant to be placed indoors.
As for her one leggedness, there are three screws attaching her to a little stand on the base. She’s very lopsided from her pose, but unlike the previous Evangeline figurine, Maia is completely balanced and will not topple over.
Standing at an impressive 28 cm (about there), she costs 4,571 yen, which is lower than an average Alter 1/8 figurine. Her lack of costume details is probably the main reason. Or rather, her lack of COSTUME is the reason. The painting is pretty impeccable, there’s a bit of flaw in the form of a barely noticeable seamline running down her midsection and a tiny pimple on her ass, but that’s about it.
All pictures are clickable.
Maia in the Amazon Ruins.
Box was pretty nice. Water-themed just like how the show went.
Score (Maximum is 10)
- Pose: 10
- Paintjob: 7 (Indoor), 10 (Outdoor)
- Detail: 8
- Design: 9
- Originality: 8
- Excitement: 10
- Yes, my best skill now is "watching anime".: 74% (113)
- No, anime is too weak to make me lose control.: 26% (40)
Total Votes : 153
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