Coming up now, we have a double feature starring Figma Kirito and Asuna from the anime series Sword Art Online. I figured it would be easier to do a combined review of the two since they are from the same show and it would save me from repeating myself too much. Also, don’t they make a lovely couple? 😀
Starting with Kirito, he’s decked out in all black gear (which gets him the nickname “Black Swordsman”). His black coat makes up much of his shape and is broken up with various lines and grey buckles. The bottom of his coat is split in two pieces which are jointed at the waist area. He looks like a bit of a scruff compared to…
The lovely Asuna who looks elegant in her mostly white outfit with red trim and skirt. A stark contrast to Kirito’s all black motif. Asuna’s dress is similar to Kirito’s in that it is also split in two with joints, however, the joints sit a bit lower on the hips. She carries a certain air of regality about her.
Asuna comes with 3 interchangeable faces – neutral/happy, serious, and grumpy. She comes with 2 swords – Lambent Light and Silveric Rapier, each with its own sheath), but only one can be equipped on her left hip at a time. An assortment of interchangeable hands are included – left and right open hands, left and right closed fists, left and right splayed hands, and left and right weapon holding hands with different holding angles. She also comes with an effect part for her sword to represent a series of rapid thrusts – typical for her choice of weapon which earned her the nickname of “The Flash”.
Kirito also comes with 3 interchangeable faces – neutral/happy, shouting, and a worried/lazy face (to compliment Asuna’s grumpy face). He comes with 2 swords (Elucidator and Dark Repulser), each with their own sheath and both of these are able to be worn on his back with a special attachment. A set of interchangeable hands are included which contain left and right closed fists, left and right splayed hands, and left and right weapon holding hands with different holding angles. Kirito has single and double sheath holding attachments so he can wear one or both of his swords on his back. Also included are 2 effect parts to represent a slashing motion from his swords.
Both figures also have a flexible, clear plastic stand and a snap-lock bag to store all their accessories in.
Both figures offer about the same range of movement overall. Kirito’s head movement is hindered by his hair so he can’t look up too well (if at all). Asuna’s head however, despite having a lot more hair to contend with, actually moves a lot better that Kirito’s due to having a softer plastic and an extra joint at the back to move the hair out of the way if need be. Both can turn their heads left and right to a good degree and have a good left and right tilt, but again Asuna edges out Kirito in these departments.
Arms move freely but I’m afraid to lift Asuna’s too high due to the straps that drape over her shoulders. I’m worried that the straps might break if stressed too much, even if they are a flexible plastic. Both figures have a joint in the chest area to allow for body twists and have flexible plastic around the hips to allow the legs to move more freely. They can pretty much do the splits, and are able to sit down, even though you wouldn’t think so given the amount of plastic back there. You do sort of have to “cheat” and have the coat/dress trailing out the back though.
Both are able to pull off some pretty nice poses, dynamic or otherwise and it’s a lot of fun to pair these two together.
Both of these figures would make a worthy purchase, and it’s hard to own just one of them. I had purchased Kirito first and after seeing pictures of Asuna I realised I had to get her as well (that grumpy face was too much to pass up 😀 ). They can be found at the links below along with other figures in the figma line. Also worth mentioning is the release of other figures from Sword Art Online now that season 2 is out there.