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“Kara No Kyoukai” Shiki Ryougi figure review

March 1, 2009

Recently got the gorgeous “Kara No Kyoukai” Shiki Ryougi kimono version 1/7 scale figure by Good Smile Company so thought I’d put up a few photos of this excellent figure.


When it was first announced I hadn’t paid much attention to it, but during the final weeks it was up for pre-order I decided to grab her as she was competitively priced for such a great Good Smile Company figure on top of the overall terrific look with the kimono, which made her too good to pass up on.

She really is absolutely gorgeous. While she may not seem exuberant or vividly colored like so many other figures, the sculpt and painting are expertly well done, especially the decoration and shading on the kimono is simply unbelievable.


This was a perfect opportunity for me to try out the Canon Eos 450D DSLR camera I recently got so all photos were taken with the 450D, equipped with a EF-S 18-55mm IS lens on a Sherpa 750R tripod.

It’s my first time photographing a figure with it, so the photos may not be that great.


Love the aura this Shiki figure has, with the pastel-like colored kimono, simple pose and neutral expression she doesn’t seem dangerous but somehow that impression of gentle movement, quiet pace while holding the katana to her side actually makes her seem like an unstoppable force.


Set the 450D to Av mode (aperture priority), shutter speed ranged from 1/8 to 1/15, used f-stop 5.6 or 7.1, ISO was set to lowest ISO 100, for white balance I selected cloudy 6000K or shade 7000K.

Larger version are viewable by just clicking on the thumbnails, larger ones are still only 30% the size of the originals, which were shot in L setting, 2848×4272 pixels size.


There was plenty of daylight coming through the skylight stained glass window, so I did not use any artificial sources of lighting, even though the weather was rather overcast.

Still, the lighting seemed fine and gave a more subdued look to the photos which kind of suits Shiki and the light pink kimono she’s wearing.


Sadly I’m behind on watching the “Kara No Kyoukai” movies though as I’d rather watch them all when all 7 are out.

My only fear is that she may lean after time, I do perceive she’s slightly slanting to her right already.


As you may expect from a Good Smile Company figure it’s an amazing figure with perfectly detailed finish.

Really gorgeous figure though! Very glad to have bought her.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Danny permalink
    March 1, 2009 4:05 pm

    Great pictures of a georgous figure.
    Well done

  2. ADC permalink
    March 1, 2009 5:07 pm

    Nice start goodie goodie! ^^

  3. March 29, 2009 9:34 am

    I have this figure too, and she’s very classy and gorgeous.
    “especially the decoration and shading on the kimono is simply unbelievable. ”
    When I went to get it, I didn’t even realize how detailed the kimono is.

    At first, I thought my figure was slightly tilted to the left when you look at her straight on, but it seems it’s supposed to be like that.

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