I've been a fan of the Love Live! franchise for more than a year now and perhaps it was inevitable that I would purchase scale figures, after buying the various artbooks, albums and assorted merchandise like files, keychains and Ichiban Kuji tickets. Fortunately (or perhaps not for my wallet), my favourite girl in
For those of you wondering what the message reads, here you go. I had to scroll through MyFigureCollection's website for a while to find this, no thanks to my non-existent Japanese skills.
"Thank you so, so much for celebrating my birthday with me~!! I've matured and grown just a bit, here and there! I hope my charms of nearing adulthood reach you~ <3 Please continue to look out for me from here on!"
Of course, this isn't complete without her signature plus the chibi version of the folder's art.
The folder and birthday card were pre-order bonuses and I was lucky to get them as the figure was an unopened, secondhand piece in one of the many hobby stores in Akihabara.
You can probably tell from the first photograph that Stronger highly encourages you to collect all nine members of μ's to spell out 'Love Live!' from their bases. If you're facing space constraints, you can even remove the lower portion of the figure's base but I appreciate how it acts as a makeshift riser.
Although the outfit's design is a simple one, Stronger did a great job of replicating it here and it even looks better than it did in the anime. I only wish that it was a 1/7th scale figure like Alter's School Idol Festival and SEGA's Sunny Day Song ones instead of the more diminutive 1/8th one right now.
This Nozomi scale figure fits right in with the others plus the two Nendoroids she has and although I'm quickly running out of space on my shelf, it's a problem I'm happy to solve.
Written by ET