Plastic Joy: Figma Hitagi Senjougahara and Figma KOS-MOS ver. 4

I have a ridiculous amount of toys.   The majority of my collection revolves around Max Factory’s figma line.  These 5-6 inch figures, mostly if not entirely designed by Maki Asai, launched in January 2008 and took the action figure world by storm.  Figma’s popularity stems from the perfect marriage of numerous articulation points and gorgeous

SHAFT’s Edge, PART 2: Hidamari Sketch, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Bakemonogatari

In a previous blog post, I went on for a bit about the specific qualities of Tsukuyomi -MOON PHASE- and Pani Poni Dash that make them stand out amongst other moe-centric works. Since those shows strayed a great deal away from their source material in a variety of ways, I devoted a lot of words