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Sonoda Umi - White Day Hen (Alter) ReviewSonoda Umi - White Day Hen (Alter) ReviewReview

Chibi-JibsChibi-JibsHace 5 meses
Out of the three when they were first announced - Umi was originally my least favorite of the bunch. I really loved her over all, but the large skirt was a bit of a turn off for me. After getting her though, I like her more than I did prior. I think all three really do just make the set and the details really make these figures pop.

As soon as the three went up for preorder - I ordered them. None of the three are favorite characters of mine from Love Live, but, I was just so impressed with the line. Thusfar the 2 of 3 that have come out have not disappointed at all. Umi, unlike Kotori, has a nice amount of detail added in simple pleareascent pieces that I think really adds to the delicate angelic feel this figure has.

The box, much like most of Alter’s is plastic, pretty straight forward, feathers as design on the box.

I will say Umi was packaged really well. So well, that getting her out was hard - I was worried about breaking her wing because of a circular protective piece of hard plastic they put around her skirt to keep her safe. It kept moving the one wing.

The base, like the previous figure, is just a straight forward plastic disk with a clear to blue gradient - I will not be using the base.
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Here she is out of the box! I do think Umi in some places is a little sloppier than Kotori was, but there are no real issues with her and she looks fantastic. Some of her has a weird textured look - it’s the glitter over the solid pieces that aren’t clear resin (not sure if it’s actually resin or not, but the semi translucent pieces).
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As with Kotori, her face came out amazing. I think for Umi, her face really sells the figure. She has such a gentle, serene angelic look to her. They did a great job sculpting it and the gentle-ness of it comes across really well.
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One of the things I really like about this line - is all the roses. Umi has quite a few of them, with that beautiful gold border. The pleasant ruffles are a nice touch.https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/12/31/2357164.jpeghttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/12/31/2357168.jpeg

And the rose accessory in her hair. Also, the cute heart tattoo on her shoulder and once again you can see the kind of rather in your face bright red used to 'blush' the skin I suppose.
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Another important small detail for this figure is the petal in her hand - it’s not a HUGE thing, but I think it says a lot about the figure. It just adds this whole additional delicate feature to it.
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One thing I’m a little meh about is the butterfly. I feel like a better color would have blended well with the overall theme of the figure, it’s fairly simple, well executed, just the color orange comes out of nowhere.
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There are so many details to the front of her outfit. I feel like with all the layers to her outfit, it quickly could have landed itself into 'gaudy' territory but they did a nice job keeping everything very in sync and it's not too much.
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I’m a sucker for the cute little ribbons on her arm. I also like how her belt is floating almost giving it a kind of ethereal affect, playing into that whole angelic feel of the figure even more. And that light pink color used to paint her nails, it's pretty subtle.
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Her skirt has a cute little gold border and design near the edge as well as the little.. Leglet? Whatever it's called around her leg.
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And her wings, the wings are done the same way Kotori’s are.
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One weird thing about her is the rather bright purple-y/pink shading on her knee’s. You can’t really see it when you aren’t looking at her from underneath, but it’s pretty in your face.
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Chibi-Jibs Cosmic Mermaid
CloudberryHace 5 meses#73864116
I'm glad I decided to do one! When the last one comes I'll have to do one for her / actually take pictures of all three together.

Umi's outfit has a lot going on yet it all works really well together - plays into the other details. I'm really happy I pre-ordered the set though, would have been disappointed if I hadn't.
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Melon_pan4Hace 5 meses#73864127
The petal is small / easy to miss yet kind of makes the figure at the same time.
I think the longer skirt kind of adds to that angelic sort of Ethereal feel, she's covered without being too covered and the volume is nice for the feel of it.

I had so many things set to come out in Jan due to delays. I'm disappointed she got pushed back to march (then halloween Yoshiko to April D:), but I would rather wait than get something rushed.

Keeping my figures crossed Freeing's Jibril's actually release this month as well as the one racing Miku.
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Woah I never noticed the petal on her hand, that's a really nice touch. She does look strange with the pinkish shading on her knees..at least it's not noticable when she's on display. I do love her long skirt, i feel it makes her more.. majestic?( I can't think of the right word right now)

Just like the Kotori from this line,she looks amazing and I can't wait for Honoka. I'm actually glad she got pushed back so I have a bit more time to save up for her.
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I’ve been waiting to see your review on Umi ever since you showed her off in your recent haul post!

Umi holding the pedal while in a sitting pose is cute and we get to see the intricate details on her dress more. Her bowtie and frills that runs in the center of her front dress is very eye-catching. I even like her frills and ribbon that’s on both her arms. The blue heart tattoo is a nice little touch.

I guess the pale orange for the butterfly is kinda strange, maybe a yellow or pink-ish butterfly would look better instead. Overall, she looks great and I can’t wait to see you pose all three together!!
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kururinHace 5 meses#73863955
I've seen love live & bang dream. I'm not a huge idol fan over all but the figures really get me. Its the pretty outfits that just suck me right in.

It is! I can't wait to have all three together but better to wait than get something subpar. Hopefully, she doesn't get delayed again.
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I've never really watched any type of idol anime, but I must say, their outfits and designs are always amazing and really detailed. It's no wonder they're so popular! This set looks like it'll be super pretty, too, although it's a shame the third one in the set got delayed.
I agree with you about the knee blush, however. I feel as if that's a detail that looks better in drawings as opposed to on figures.
All in all, nice review! ^^
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Chibi-Jibs Cosmic Mermaid
galablueHace 5 meses#73863880
Thankfully it's not super noticable when she's displayed, but it was a very weird choice. The color is almost purply in person and they were heavy handed with the color

Going to be a bit as Honoka was delayed until March :C
Then Halloween Yoshiko until April
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Yeah, what is up with her knees? I do like this Umi figure. Umi is one of my fav girls but I feel like she has a lack of amazing figures ... maybe I'm just biased though. I do like her lips on this figure, they didn't go too crazy with the gloss.

Can't wait to see them all as a set!
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