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]

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[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]

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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]

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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]

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Alter’s 1/8 Shigure Asa

In 2005 when Shuffle first aired there were no good Shuffle figures made, you could argue there are a few but they were all terrible. It took until Shuffle Memories in 2007 was released for a big name like Alter to make an amazing Shuffle figure and Asa here is the lovely result.

Never finisehd watching Shuffle memories, was it good enough to have finished it? Or should i just stay with the Original?

A rushed back story would be that there is a kid name Rin with 5 girls after him. Asa, Kaide, Nerine, Sia, and Primula. Asa is one of the girls that is chasing after him in the anime/game.

The game is actually pretty fun, I played it a bit after i saw the anime to just see what it was all about. It was a bit hard since I can’t read japanese and had to guess on which buttons ot choose each time. Kept getting the Kaide ending but that didn’t bother me since i like Kaide the best.

I do hope that Alter makes more Shuffle figures and goes for Kaide next.

Nice pantsu here, blue plaid. Very cute.

This was a nice touch, a keychain of her mom Shigure Ama.

Love the detail and flow of her skirt, just so beautifully detailed.

She’s got such a happy carefree expression.

Her Seifuku is one of my top favorite Seifuku. I love the design and it seems like it’d be so much fun to wear!

Simple case that says Shuffle Memories on it. Asa’s supported by two pegs in her leg, doesn’t look like she’ll lean but only time will tell.

Asa was honestly not my favorite girl from Shuffle, Kaide was always my favorite but Asa’s figure form was just too pretty to pass up. I really am so glad she’s in my collection since she’s just so gorgeous. Nothing was overlooked on Asa and the only real defect is they gave her glossy eyes. I don’t understand why they don’t just keep using the matte format for the eyes. It gives them a nice look and it doesn’t give you glare. It was very difficult to take pictures without having the light glare into her eyes. From her dynamic pose, to her beautiful face, to her wonderful paint and amazing shading details. Even the lace on her skirt looks so natural. Alter really is making me take a second look at their work and I might have to start getting more Alter figures just for their beauty as well like how I’ve begun with Max Factory/Good Smile Company figures. I just really do hope they continue with the series and make a Kaide figure.

Edit: looks like lots of people liked the background, i was going to go with a solid color like usual bu i loved the design of her box that has green polka dots and yellow plaid. But the design was far too small to even consider using it as a background. So i decided to make my own out of that general idea and printed it out for this shoot. This is the first time I’ve used anything like this but i think i might do it more often since it felt much more original that just a solid color.

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

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23 Responses to “Alter’s 1/8 Shigure Asa”

  1. OiD says:

    I must say that Asa Is my favorite Shuffle girl, it took me a while to actually watch Shuffle as it didn’t really tickle my fancy, but I’m glad I finally did!

    Great review of the figure! Alter often do leave an impression when they want 🙂

    BTW; Great background!

    OiDs last blog post..SALON DEL MANGA 2008

  2. ShadowKit says:

    Ack, I can’t believe I forgot about this figure!
    I’ll have to go off and order it right now – nice timing, I just got paid on Friday and haven’t used any of my money yet. =P

    She looks gorgeous~ a wonderful purchase, definitely.
    Personally, though, I wasn’t fond of Kaede when I watched the anime for Shuffle. But then, I don’t like yandere sorts of characters, so she just creeped me out. ^^;

  3. Deranged says:

    Pretty tempted by this figure…. Asa was my favourite character out of the lot, although I wouldn’t say no if Alter made the whole set of girls. XD

    Derangeds last blog post..Day 12 – Princess Tutu Part 1 – Chapter of the Egg

  4. I LOVE all the details in the clothing folds!

    When I saw thumbnail on Danny Choo I figured it was by you, since you frequently use cool backgrounds. 😛

  5. Rin says:

    Ah….Asa Sempai!!!!!!
    Great figure I say…
    I have her too…just haven’t done a figure shoot yet!!!
    Nice shoot too!!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..Mascot Prototype 1…

  6. Berurin says:

    I wanted to have that figurine, too.
    Maybe I can get her soon.

  7. Meimi132 says:

    Asa is my favourite Shuffle girl. And I haven’t even seen it all. Green hair…. damn that green hair.

    She is a gorgeous figure, one I need to get my paws on before she’s too rare.

    Meimi132s last blog post..Giant Bunny GET!!!

  8. Dancing Queen says:

    @OiD:
    i just wish they would also focus on bases a bit more instead of plain bases

    @ShadowKit:
    see even though Kaide went all Yandere there was a reason, she loved Rin, like really loved him and didn’t want anyone stepping in the way of that

    @Deranged:
    you should get her before she’s sold out everywhere

    @Coco the Bean:
    well thanks, looks like lots of people liked the background too

    @Rin:
    well thanks, isn’t she just so adorable, like my first reaction towards looking at her isn’t sexy but cute

    @Berurin:
    like i told Deranged, get her before she sells out

    @Meimi132:
    yep, get your own and quick!

  9. James says:

    Awww i didn’t preorder her and now that i see your pics , i’m sad i didn’t :'(

    She looks really sweet and it’s Alter so it’s great :'(

    And she’s already hard to find but no money so i’ll wait 🙁

    Awesome pics and the background is so nice , colors goes so well with the figure !

    Nice buy 🙂

    Jamess last blog post..Signum 1/7 (Alter) review

  10. ceasol says:

    I don’t now this character but I like this figure the pose is nice and active remember me Corti from GSC figure.

    BTW if I not wrong is the same character and I like this figure too.
    http://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/cgi-bin/db_sm_main_css.cgi?B=6568&N=detail01&C=925

    ceasols last blog post..GSC 1/7 Saber Lily

  11. Dancing Queen says:

    @James:
    that happens to me all often, there is a figure i just never pre-ordered and then once released i regret it completely

    @ceasol:
    yep same character, i’ve got her pre-ordered too as well

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  13. ron~ says:

    very nice photos, the background is really good 🙂 shuffle-like

    ron~s last blog post..Happy 2nd Anniversary

  14. Vixion says:

    the background really match, nice idea to printed your own background

    i should try that too lol

  15. Otaku Dan says:

    Alter released a lot of great Shuffle figure like that one, but they are all very expensive.

    One more thing, you need to keep up with all Team Blue announcements. http://otakudan.com/2009/01/important-team-blue-stuff.html you may want to read that post.

    Otaku Dans last blog post..Can One Piece be Saved?

  16. jenag says:

    i still need to get around to watching shuffle, i have the game and the series on a dvd somewhere 😡

    jenags last blog post..Don’t You Hate…

  17. Lightosan says:

    Alter figures are so nice!! have you seen alter rider?? she is soo good! I love the pose of asa.

  18. Dancing Queen says:

    @Ron~:
    well thanks, i wasn’t going to add the arrows but it felt so shuffle like in the design i just had too!

    @Vixion:
    make sure you print it on matte paper, it uses less ink and gives brighter colors

    @Otaku Dan:
    are you sure you don’t mean Atelier sai? This is the only Alter figure from shuffle made

    @jenag:
    oh you have to finish it! It’s so good

    @Lightosan:
    the swimsuit one? http://www.hlj.com/product/ALT20139
    that one is ok at best the one i want is the Good Smile Rider, yet she’s either expensive or impossible to track down http://www.hlj.com/product/GSC96211

  19. Lightosan says:

    O i know a ebay seller that the past week he put GSC rider for $85(also you can make offer and get her for less) i search her now but someone buy her.
    here is the link of his store: http://myworld.ebay.com/shufflechap
    you can ask him if he can put another.
    (im sure that is GSC saber because the pose of the box is the same of the one you want)
    Hope that help!

  20. Lovelyduckie says:

    I have Alter, Enterbrain, and both GSC Rider’s. I’m a bit of a Rider fan so I’ll go to great lengths to get a good figure of her. I was enchanted by her fighting style and look in the anime.

    I didn’t realize how beautifully Alter did that skirt. Are you considering getting the Kotobukiya version of this character as well? I have to admit I’m not sure if I like Koto or Alter better on this character (a very rare occurrence).

    Lovelyduckies last blog post..First Haul of 2009

  21. Dancing Queen says:

    @Lightosan:
    i try and not get figures from ebay since i don’t really have an account with them, but i know of someone who has it and is selling it soon, so i’m gonna try and get it from them

    @Lovelyduckie:
    so you’re like rider like i am Yoko! I also have the Kotobukya version pre-ordered but i’m still unsure of whether or not to keep the order since kotobukiya isn’t the best at making figures…

  22. Blowfish says:

    Its very interesting to see that your fav. Girl is Kaere aswell.
    To be honest i was pretty displeased with the second part of the Anime.Didnt try the game since i cant understand a thing

    I like the background you chose this time alot ^_^

    Blowfishs last blog post..Dengeki G`s Festival Deluxe Vol.13

  23. Ciana says:

    very beautiful pictures, thanks for this^-^. Now I’ll also buy her^-^

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