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Starry Sky Kinose Azusa - Alter ALTAiRStarry Sky Kinose Azusa - Alter ALTAiR

momomomo6 years agoReview
After many months of waiting, he's finally here...the first boy from the Starry Sky series...

Azusa Kinose


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Set for an August released, he was delayed until September 23. Such a long wait but, he's finally out and much to say, I'm really liking him. Alright, let's move onto the review.

Packaging

I love the packaging of his box. It's nicely done! It's very similar to ALTAiR's Natsume Takashi. With a huge picture of the character in the front, shots of the figure on the side. No windows visible at all on the box, until you open the flap, and bam! There he is. A full view window, easy to see. He looks lovely sitting inside his box.

Front
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Back
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Sides
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Top
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Inside
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Sculpting

The sculpting of Azusa is excellent. Very nicely done, as I would expect of Alter. There doesn't seem to be any visible errors from what I can see. Though, he is a bit on the lean side for a male if you look at him from the side. But the character design for the Starry Sky boys are tall and thin anyways (like CLAMP) not that I mind, just pointing it out.

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I'd have to say the best feature is definitely his face. It's so well done and if it wasn't for his face, I would have had second thoughts about getting him. Everything about his face is wonderful. His nose is nicely arched, his eyes and nose, great placement and best of all, his lips. His lips are so luscious looking and very kissable . Plus, he's smiling :3 Azusa really is such a pretty boy~ Bishounen!

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His hair I think is perfect. It's exactly the type of hair style he has. Short in the back with many layers, thin and long on the side with a super straight fringe. Not to mention, he has those two pieces of hair sticking up top.

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Also wanted to point out his fingernails. They're painted with a glossy touch, looking like he's wearing some nail polish haha. I'm liking that he has such pretty fingers and nails!

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Painting

Painting is great, no errors from what I can see. No smudges or paint drips. The details and painting done on his uniform is well done, with how the strips run from his pants and on his jacket, also the details on his jacket collar. I also wanted to say how I like that the color of his tie matches the color of his eyes. They are the same shade :)

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Posing

Azusa's pose is my second favorite thing about him. It's very different from the other male figures that I own since most of mine tend to just stand and pose. The only one that's different would be Natsume who sits on a tree log. Funny, Natsume and Azusa are similar with their box and pose structure. Anyways...

I like the fact that Azusa is sitting rather than standing. He looks like he's taking a rest, while looking at something (I don't really know...)

I also like the placement of his hands and how he's slightly slouched a bit, relaxing. But of course, the best part of the pose is the base he comes with.

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Base

The base is lovely . It gives a very Starry Sky theme.

The base comes in two parts, a plastic bottom for support. It's simply just a somewhat transparent blue with white paint splatters that resembled stars painted on.

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Then the base that everyone was looking forward too is...this. (I don't know what to call it). It's super nice. The inside ring has the different zodiacs engraved on it, with the name and the sign. You can also move it around as well. It moves even when Azusa is sitting but you can't of course, spin it all the way around since he's in the way.

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And now, both put together.

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Enjoyment

I really enjoyed this figure. I was looking forward to it a lot, and I'm actually very happy with what I got. It definitely lived up to my expectations. So overall, he got all 10s haha~ But that might differ for some but there really was nothing I was dissatisfied with. Alter did a wonderful job on him and he was worth the wait! If you're a Starry Sky fan, you must get him! A wonderful addition to your collection! Not to mention, he's an exclusive so he'll end up being a rare one :3 Haha, I would have regretted not buying him so I'm glad I did. Now, I just hope that they'll continue to make more :D

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Scores10/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comments13

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Great review! i just got this figure, and was taking pictures for my own review when I decided to check and see if anyone else had done it yet. I'm glad someone else likes his face. I think they did a wonderful job capturing Starry Sky's unique art style with this figure!

Edit- While writing my review, I found the only word to describe his lips is kissable. :D
6 years ago
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KEY-FanWow, tastes are different,huh? When I first saw him, I thought "Wow, looks nice!" but I really really disliked the face, especialle the eyes and mouth xD

But good for you that you're happy with him =)
Nice review btw ;D


Awww. I don't think he looks too different from what was advertised but yep, different tastes :D

Thanks~
6 years ago
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UnlimitedCodesI love the last photo with the sparkles!! Seriously, it's so beautiful!

Thank you~~ :D
6 years ago
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dreanatsuOh men, if he wasn't one of my last fav of this series, your review would make me buy it right now ! But yeah, at least now I know that the futur figure will be really well done, and I can keep hoping to see a figure of Iku or Ryu <3

Oh and also, it's weird that most of Alter/Altair's figures, I can't stand the way they make the faces and overall the nose (I couldn't buy Natsume's figure because of his weird chubby face which really bothered me), but here they really did a good job, and his face is simply beautiful :D

Thanks for the review !


Haha. Well, he's not one of my favorites either but he looks really good so I couldn't pass him up. Oh man! I'm really hoping for one of Ryu too! :3

O___O Really? I think they did the faces of the ALTAiR series fine but yeah, I did notice that Natsume's figure, his face was a little off and not as well done but he was the first of the ALTAiR series. Other than his face, I really like his figure and he's one of my all-time favorites so I had to get him :) And I admit, the face of Azusa is beautiful! Thanks for looking :)
6 years ago
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Oh men, if he wasn't one of my last fav of this series, your review would make me buy it right now ! But yeah, at least now I know that the futur figure will be really well done, and I can keep hoping to see a figure of Iku or Ryu <3

Oh and also, it's weird that most of Alter/Altair's figures, I can't stand the way they make the faces and overall the nose (I couldn't buy Natsume's figure because of his weird chubby face which really bothered me), but here they really did a good job, and his face is simply beautiful :D

Thanks for the review !
6 years ago
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I love the last photo with the sparkles!! Seriously, it's so beautiful!
6 years ago
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Wow, tastes are different,huh? When I first saw him, I thought "Wow, looks nice!" but I really really disliked the face, especialle the eyes and mouth xD

But good for you that you're happy with him =)
Nice review btw ;D
6 years ago
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eimhir kiel
nice review! everything is so pretty about him... I regret I didn't order him =( a bit low on money atm, but I'll still admire him from far far away. stellar pictures btw (no pun intended)! By looking at the official pics, he was amazing and all, but when I look at your review, it just made him more awesome. The base looks so cool, and I have to say, his pose and that base really differentiates him from all the other figures. Oh and does anybody know astronomy? I wonder if the stars on the base connect into the sagittarius symbol.

Thanks for the amazing review!
6 years ago
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syunriiAgreed, agreed, and AGREED. Alter definitely seems to be putting effort into their ALTAiR line. I love the pose they gave Azusa as well~ It's just so different from the usual "Hey I'm a cool guy looking boring posing here". And YES THOSE LIPS. (/ ̄ 3 ̄)/

Sometimes I wonder though if Alter is putting in more effort on the bases and boxes for the guys or something XD I've loved all the boxes that they've designed for ALTAiR so far, and these are some of the better bases I've seen in a while ahahah


Mhm, I'm happy they are putting effort into their ALTAiR line. Really satisfies the customers which means, more sales for them! And yes, his pose totally says that~ lol, thooose lips! *muwah*~

Yeah, Alter does put alot of effort on their boxes and bases, which I really like. It gives it like, something new and interesting :3 I like the Natsume base, the Flynn and Yuri base is neat too! How you can connect them. I have yet to get those figures though. Oh, I'm interested in seeing Izaya's base!
6 years ago
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oh-keisukeHe looks amazing~
and great review! I can't wait for mine to arrive! ^^


Thanks! I hope you get yours soon~ But he's worth the wait :)
6 years ago
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Pre-owned figures in top quality and good value

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