In this article, I would like to introduce ALTER’s “Shimamura Uzuki -Hajikete♪summer Ver.-“.
Series: THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS
Size: 1/7 scale
Height: approx. 220mm
Original model: Takaku & Takeshi
Colors: Eimi Hoshina
Product Specifications: painted PVC finished product
Price: 12,800 yen + tax
Release month: August 2020 Re-release, August 2018
First, take a close look at the pictures!
This figurine is a three-dimensional illustration of the card illustration of the social game “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS”. Her costume is wet from the splashes of the stage direction and the swimsuit she’s wearing underneath is transparent and very realistic. By the way, “HAJIKETE” means bursting with joy.
There are three main things I like about this figurine!
- The structure of wearing a sailor suit over a swimsuit
- Glossy shoes with ribbons
- The shape of the skirt
I’ll explain them one by one.
The first, the structure of a sailor suit over a swimsuit. She’s wearing a red and white striped swimsuit underneath! It’s nice to have a double-layered structure because and it’s obvious that a lot of work went into it. It’s a small detail, but if you look at the chest from underneath, you can see that the swimsuit straps float well off the body.
Even though it may not be obvious at first glance, I think the gap here adds to the overall three-dimensional look. And it also means that the artist didn’t paint the string color on the body. I like the intricacy of these details as well.
Secondly, the glossy shoes with the ribbon.
In fact, the original illustration only shows the upper part of the knee, so there is no depiction of the shoes. But they look as if they were drawn from the original, and they’re the perfect shoes for this costume! Since you’re supposed to be wearing them on a stage where water is being used, I think a shoe that looks glossy and water-repellent is functional. Also, it’s simply better if they are shiny and gorgeous.
Third, the shape of the skirt.
I really like skirts with pleats because it shows plenty of realistic movement and motion! This figurine also does a good job of showing the movement of the left hip when it’s scooped up, with the skirt expanding to the right. Also, the skirt doesn’t just flow to the right, it folds around the waistband and expands upwards as well.
You can feel the presence of air and the flow of wind here, and I think it makes the figurine very dynamic!
When this card came out in the game, I liked the illustration so much that I wanted to pay for it, so I remember how happy I was when I heard Alter was going to make it into a figurine. I’m sure they’ll make something of high quality, which I am 100% sure of!
As expected, this is exactly the kind of adorable figure that shows Uzuki enjoying her “bursting” live show!
That’s it for Alter’s “Shimamura Uzuki -Hajikete♪summer Ver.-“. Thank you very much for your time!
Finally, on the piece…
Besides the game “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” which has this original illustration, there is another game called “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT STAGE”. And there is an anime adaptation too. I will continue to introduce figurines of the characters of “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” on this website, so if you are interested in this, please check it out!