Native based their figure of Yoshii Hotori off an original illustration by the artist abec who’s unbeknownst to me, while a more familiar face turned up on the sculpting side in Kawanishi Ken who shaped the entire lineup of the animated versions from Black Rock Shooter released by Good Smile Company.
Staying mostly true to abec’s illustration; which is also included on a printed card with the figure.
Native are not only known for their dedication to naked skin, they also make rather interesting packaging for their products.
Deconstructing the box reveals not only a mundane base but also a properly scaled gymnastics plinth and a brown clipboard so Hotori may check who’s attending. A very limited knowledge of kanji makes me guess that this character is, having quickly glanced at her red brassard that’s pinned on her left arm, responsible for a gym class in some way or another.
Technically speaking there are few notable flaws, there were some minor blotches on the plinth and one color mishap on the jacket; both not visible by the human eye unless you’re longing for a restraining order. The details put into this figure are a treat to behold, the wrinkles on the clothes and sneaker soles to name a few.
Native, who basically are Max Factory after dark have done a great job with this figure which oozes high quality as you’ve come to expect from their previous work. It’s not perfect, but for a figure of this kind of character it’s not far from.