From badass slaughterhouse vampire in Kizumonogatari, to shy and powerless in Bakemonogatari, to sadistic and au naturel in Nisemonogatari. A graceful journey starring Shinobu Oshino, a character baring her fangs at the scent of blood and donuts alike.
Being a 1/8 scale and roughly 12 cm / 4.7″ tall, Shinobu rests on a mountain of flour and sugar topped off with the remnants of her fellow cast.
The various loose parts accompanying Shinobu are all optional; the colorful base, the flight cap and that circular delight that’s usually stuffed in her mouth. Thanks to a rather
flat rear, similar to that of Kanbaru’s, it gives you the freedom to place her on most surfaces without issue.
The single donut is a little trickier to attach but if you tilt it slightly while sliding the peg in rather than pushing it you should be good to go.
Just like with previous figures from the series the base is filled with an abundance of details including accessories and body parts of Bakemonogatari’s major characters. I do believe the single geta visible on the left side at the back of the base belongs to the character responsible for naming Shinobu, Meme Oshino.
While Shinobu Oshino closes the chapter of Bakemonogatari scales from Good Smile Company her past self will eventually return in the future as vampiric entity Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. As much as I enjoy this rendition of Shinobu I’m equally excited for her future old self to make a comeback.