Destructive personalities is a small fascination of mine and one character living up to such a trait is Yozora Mikazuki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. The anime which
ended in December last year received high praise much thanks to Yozora and her interactions with the other strong-willed female from the series, Sena Kashiwazaki. Because of
Miss Mikazuki's solitary nature she's initially seen as keeping to herself while talking to an imaginary friend.
Jesus aside, luck has it that Yozora is reunited with a long lost childhood friend, Kodaka Hasegawa, who's recently transferred to her school. With Yozora's true identity being unbeknownst to Kodoka they together embark on a mission to make real friends as well as brushing up on their social skills by forming a club at school called the Neighbor's Club.
Yozora is a 1/7 scale that measures roughly 22 cm (8.7 in) tall. The pose is taken from the cover of the first Japanese light novel which was published back in 2009.
Good Smile Company have simplified the figure by skipping the messy hair and an almost sinister gaze presented by the source material. The hints of uneasiness and annoyance are still intact, backed up by crossed arms and twisting legs to heighten the mood.
The symphony of colors provided by the high school uniform and hair bands play well together with pink and khaki green contrasting the darker green tones and black.
Wrinkled clothes and the St. Chronica's Academy emblem spotted on the left side on the chest are executed with care and the paint job is no slouch either. As the skirt is subjected to a gush of wind one may observe a pair of white underwear which could have been bothersome for Yozora had her teacher been Eikichi Onizuka.
Yozora together with her series partner Sena was most likely one of the most popular characters to grace the anime scene last year resulting in a minor flooding of figures slated for a 2012 release. The art style of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai appears
to be giving companies troubles however as no current painted figure is spot on when it comes to either Yozora or Sena.
Depending on how you choose to display or look at the figure you'll be seeing two intertwining expressions, one being of a bitter and angry nature and the other being a bit more subtle showing traces of gloom.
Good Smile have done a good job with Yozora and my only complaint would be that the wrinkled skirt looks a bit bulky rather than fluid as the fabric turns. A non-figure related blunder is how Good Smile for unknown reasons printed "Mikaduki" on the box, a somewhat sloppy mistake in production. That said, I'm happy with Yozora and that satisfaction will hopefully resume when Good Smile's Sena is released later this year allowing me to portray both of these clashing personalities together.