Busty bombshell brainiac Sena Kashiwazaki sparked a huge following and demand back in 2011 when the first season of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai aired. Once the anime ended in December that year the anticipation for a sculpt worthy of Sena’s curves grew bigger. If memory serves, Good Smile Company was one of the first companies to announce that they would fulfill such a request.

Come early May of 2013 and the finished 1/7 product from GSC has already received heavy competition from AlphaMax, Wave, Kotobukiya and Griffon Enterprises during both 2012 and this year. Unlike local rivals however, Good Smile skipped suggestive poses in bovine outfits and stuck with the cover art off one of the light novels, similar to their take on Yozora Mikazuki.

Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company

Before befriending her fellow cast, the only companion Sena is seen with is her blue butterfly hair pin. Much like in real life, good looks (based on personal taste™) and intellect are all for naught if you’re arrogant and self-centered.

Sena does not only combat jealous tormentor Yozora but also her overwhelming affection for male protagonist Kodaka Hasegawa, often resulting in embarrassing encounters which forces this leading lady to dash outside the room in tears.

Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company

Just where are you going Sena?

Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company
Sena Kashiwazaki by Good Smile Company

I know it’s a depressing fact but sadly all characters in the entire world can’t be naked and high on sugar canes all the time. Therefore, when these rare phenomenons do occur it may be a good opportunity to explore the vast spectrum of emotions that are available to us.

In my humble and completely unbiased opinion, GSC’s Sena is by far the superior version in terms of craftsmanship compared to the other Kashiwazakis out there. When it comes to resemblance however I do think that Griffon has managed to better capture the unique art of illustrator Buriki.

5 Responses

  1. wieselhead

    Oh the delayed Sena, it took so long.

    Nothing wrong about showing non happy figures, this one presents Sena running out of the room ashamed of herself and angry about Yozora being mean again. Still Sena appears a little uninvolved it this captured situation, flushed cheeks, teary eyes would improve this figures expression a lot. I can’t complain about anything else, the pose is good and the clothes look appealing. It’s a dynamic sculpt, I like how her tie is flying and her buttcheeks are slightly flashing ^_^

    Actually exchangeable heads with different expressions would have been a cool idea for these figures.
    The craftsmanship of both is quite nice, but still they are not as nice as GSC could have made them.

    I totally feel the urge to apply some blush haha.

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    • Nightmare

      The fabled GSCgate took a toll on all of us but now she’s here and Yozora couldn’t be unhappier.

      I don’t recall seeing PVC scales in tears if we exclude Giga Pulse and I reckon they would sell far less than any shiny happy face out there. Good Smile took a risk using this pose and expression and despite being a popular character she’s still available on most Japanese retailer sites. Not necessarily a bad thing but I think people expected more.

      They’re both high quality yet very simple figures. While swappable heads is not a bad idea I’m unsure of how big of an impact that would have on the retail price.

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  2. CaptainCooter

    I came for the panties… I left in tears.

    Agree w/you in that this is probably the best Sena available, but I’m not sure if that is saying much. Season 3 is pretty much guaranteed so I’m gonna just pray for something amazing by Max Factory or Alter.

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    • Nightmare

      If it’s any consolation the grass is not always greener, it’s actually whiter.

      It is indeed not saying much. I guess Sena may become the new Tamaki Kousaka and if that were to be true one can always hope that Max Factory give the same attention to Sena as they did to Tamaki in 2010.

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