Here we are, the final Sekirara girl to enter Max Factory’s figma line: Miyuki Mana! Sekirara is a popular dating sim adventure game, or eroge, and what’s an eroge without a token tsundere? Well, Miyuki’s got you covered with that purposeful (albeit judgemental) gaze she has fixed on us. Like three of the other four Sekirara girls, Miyuki wears that delightful school uniform that’s so distinct in the figma range. More like a summer dress, the light pink attire remains refreshing.
The cardboard punch-out for any spare di:stages you have lying around is in the expected Sekirara style, with leaves bordering the edge, and a brown pattern to compliment Miyuki’s hair. The figma logo, Miyuki’s full name and the Sekirara name are on the front.
Off all the girls, it could be argued that Miyuki is the most plain looking, especially with that horribly common brown hair of hers; maybe that’s why she’s so grumpy. Tied back as two ponytails, her hair is quite long and on ball joints to offer some movement. The flaring fringe looks a bit messy too, like Miyuki’s not that fussed about her looks as others, though she has a little trick up her sleeve.
Those red-rimmed glasses of hers are completely removable, and can change her look quite a bit. The argument remains whether or not this makes Miyuki more feminine, and it’ll all boil down to personal taste. Personally it depends on the pose and face, as I was prone to one or the other at times.
The three faces for Miyuki really show how no-nonsense she is. The first face has her looking straight ahead, frowning a little, trying her best to be assertive. The second face is the same, but Miyuki is looking to her right. The final face is my favourite, with this doubtful expression upon her face. I say doubtful, but it’s very easy to make it look like she’s simply pissed off, with that twitching eyebrow, narrowed brown eyes, and down-turned mouth. It’s such a fun look to mess with.
As we’ve progressed through the Sekirara girls, I’ve noticed the amount of included accessories being fewer and fewer. Now, at the end, Miyuki has the fewest of the lot. Almost mocking Miyuki’s glasses, we have this bright red laptop. It only opens to a certain angle, like a lot of laptops (an unexpected detail) and has all the keys and track pad moulded in. Quite a detailed little thing I must say.
Almost in reference to the serial armband-wearing Haruhi Suzumiya, Miyuki has her own to show her authoritative nature. Bright yellow, it has “disciplinary committee” written on it. No doubt there’ll be some out there wishing for some hard discipline from Miyuki.
The only other accessory is Miyuki’s acoustic guitar and its case. Again, it’s very well moulded, with lots of little details like the raised lines on the neck. A strap is included to sling this over Miyuki’s shoulders, proving she does have something fun about her personality. The guitar case is quite good too, with the appropriate texture, a carry handle, and tiny latches that look the deal.
Like the accessories, the range of hands for Miyuki is reasonable too. There is a set of fists, a pair of grasping hands, a set of open hands with the fingers together, and another with the fingers spread. The two dedicated hands are used when Miyuki is playing her guitar – one holding the neck of the guitar, the other grasping a black pick to strum those non-existent strings.
I’m not one for the tsundere type, so I never really fell in love with Miyuki like I know others will. It was also disappointing after enjoying so many fantastic hair sculpts from the other Sekirara girls to end on this low note. Miyuki’s hair is simply uninteresting, even with that wild fringe. I do love that angry face though – so many more figma should have one, since they’re great fun to exploit. What accessories she does have are nicely made, but you’re more to use Miyuki for reactions than scenes, I think. Oh well, at least now we know how they all look together. Which path to take…