Today, I’ll be going over the 1/8 scale Yuki Nagato in her school uniform put out by Alter, from the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I feel that this anime is popular enough that she really needs no introduction, and if you have been living under a rock, the Wiki article provides a good description. She is in a fairly subdued pose in this figure and sitting on her calves, which is a departure from the energetic and lively poses that most of Alter’s figures are sculpted in nowadays.
She is also removing her megane with a look of what can be described as wonder on her face, which places this particular figure in the series’ timeline before the episode where she loses her glasses after defending Kyon from the renegade Ryoko.
I like this expression very much, as it seems to capture just the right feeling of moe without being too overt. The subtlety in her facial expression can be interpreted in many different ways though, I personally just prefer to describe it as wonder. Her bangs are also excellently sculpted and detailed as well.
Here is a profile view, showing off some more of the detail in her cardigan that is covering her school uniform, as well as give another angle of the pose that she is in.
A close-up of her centermass area, and you can see the detail of her ribbon that she is wearing with her school uniform, and underneath you can catch a glimpse of the belt or clip above her skirt. Unfortunately, the cardigan is not cast-offable, so you cannot bare her school uniform from underneath that cardigan.
Her lower body, skirt, and legs are also well-sculpted and coloured. There isn’t very much detail down here, but since Yuki is not wearing anything around her legs like pantyhose, I don’t see how much more detailed you can get.
A view from behind the figure shows more of the detail in the sculpting of the cardigan Yuki is wearing and the back part of her seifuku collar as well.
A closer shot of the back of Yuki’s head, showing the sculpting of the hair on her scalp. This part is somewhat lacking in detail and is almost as smooth as a cycle helmet at some points. Perhaps the only real low point of this figure.
The obligatory pantsu shot. From here, you can catch a glimpse of something light blue, although I’m certain if Yuki turned around and caught you in this position, she would either dismiss you as a lower intelligence or quickly dispose of you using her paranormal abilities.
This is an excellent figure, and another fine entry into the vast array of Haruhi-related merchandise by Alter. I would say that this version of Yuki is fairly unique due to the pose, but her attire is pretty standard for a Yuki figure. There is also a Chara-Ani limited edition of this figure where Yuki still has her glasses on and is holding a book. This is obviously a harder version of the figure to get a hold of.
I will end this review with a shot of the two Haruhi figures by Alter so far of the characters in their school uniforms, Haruhi and Yuki. Alter has also made figures of Mikuru and Tsuruya-san, but they are in their Culture Festival meido attire.