The youngest of the bunch, Mayoi Hachikuji is the fifth Bakemonogatari scale to escape Good Smile’s factory and penultimate to Shinobu Oshino who rounds up the initial full cast of figures. The original illustration of this figure may lead thoughts to imminent incarceration but in reality it’s much more harmless than what meets the eye. Having bumped into male lead Koyomi Araragi, the clumsy yet energetic Mayoi looks up in a rather surprised and embarrassed state.
To gain a mental upper hand Mayoi quickly addresses her senior as “Arararagi”, something that vexes the male protagonist. Despite name harassment and the occasional verbal abuse he agrees to help her find her way home as she is inevitably lost.
It took a good while before Good Smile unveiled the actual base for this scale and while it’s true to the original concept with the exception of recoloring it feels they could’ve skipped it completely. The upside of using it surely is Koyomi’s cast shadow despite it barely being noticeable.
The figure is leaning on a giant backpack, a pink birdlike creation holding what appears to be vital luggage for everyday trips around the city. It was somewhat tricky to attach this accessory to the figure as the loops are as stiff as the figure is without her supporting bag in place. Additional accessories include a folded map and a tiny teddy bear that goes in the backpack’s side pocket.