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Atelier Rorona - Rorona Fryxell - MegahouseAtelier Rorona - Rorona Fryxell - Megahouse

MaakieMaakie5 years agoReview
! There are some pantyshots in this review, for those at work or in a public space ;) !

Hello! I'm back again with a new review! Today I'll be talking about Rorona Fryxell, ITEM #61401 as promised in BLOG #5713

Background and how I got her

Rorona is from the Atelier-game series, an RPG in which you play an alchemist. The series is well know because of it's beautiful art-style. The main games of this series have been released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP and PSVita. There are also some sidegames for multiple portable systems, like the Nintendo DS. The only games that have been translated to English are for the Playstation 2, 3 and one game for Nintendo DS.

The only console I own where I could play the Atelier-games on is my PSP...and that one was never translated...ouch. That said, I don't know much about the games or this character (except for watching some Youtube-videos), I completely fell for her looks. She has been on my wishlist ever since the first day I saw her. But because I didn't have enough money at that moment, I couldn't pre-order her.

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were together for 2 years and he gave me a present...you guess it! It was Rorona! I was so excited and happy! I have been looking at this figure for a long time and couldn't believe it! :D She deserves a review!

The box

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Rorona comes in a very big box, with lots of blisters, to make sure you receive her safe! You can also look very good at her face in the box, that's a nice plus for the collector's that like to keep their figures in the boxes.

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The inside of the box has a very cute pattern!

First Look - Inside Blisters

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Looking good! ^o^

First Look - No accesories

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First look - With cape

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First look - With hat and cape

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First Look - With all accesories (staff, hat and cape)

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Doesn't she look stunning? I've got to say she is much bigger than I expected! Let's finally start this review with...

Looking at all the details!

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Her staff is the first thing that catched my eye. Such beautiful colours and transparancy were used here! The only thing that was "wrong" is when you look at the first picture, the top part leans a bittle. After shooting this review I fixed this by bending the top part. It made a snap-sound very quick and I was pretty shocked, but after that, it stayed in his place, heheh. I did not break anything! ^^'

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The wood from the staff has quite some different shading and colours, looks very good.

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On to her hat! The crystals here aren't transparant, but painted in a metallic green. The gold and feathers on her hat are a nice touch!

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If you display her without her hat, you can take a good look at her haircut. I've got to say I like her hair a LOT. Mainly because it looks like the haircut I have had for the past few years! ^o^ The only minus is that she has quite some seamline on top of her head. If you decide to display her with hat, you won't see anything of it.

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The first thing I look at is her lip gloss, the colour looks so good on her! It also makes her having a bit of an underlip, which is a nice detail, rarely seen on figures. Unfortunately, with her face, there is also something wrong. Take a close look at the eyes. Her left eye is looking way more left and has a smaller pupil than the right one. This makes her look very "derpy" from quite some angles. It's a shame, really. Also, the few strands of her in her face look very un-smooth, luckily you can only see this from up close (the eyes...however...).

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And now! Onto her necklace (and boobs)! Her necklace is made of the same transparency effect as the staff. It gives quite some depth, I love it. I also got to say I love her boobs, especially the size. Most of my anime-figures are loli (flat-chested or nothing there) and most of the other anime-figures I see have very big boobs. Rorona has a very natural looking size. Around a C-cup I think. Although her outfit shows a lot of her boobs, it doesn't feel sexist and it doesn't ask much of your attention. It feels very natural for her to have that size.

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Her cape has a lot of wrinkles and floats a little, this makes it look like she's standing in the wind. The cape itself however, doesn't have any shading (all the shades you see is because of the light that shines on her).

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When you take her cape off, you can see she has a very long neck. It looks very weird in my opinion, so I would never display her without the cape. What I like about her angle in the second picture, is her nose. It is a bit bigger than the average nose on an figure, and I think it makes her look more realistic.

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The backside of her shirt, which is only visible with her cape off, has some paint transfers, but still looks pretty good. She is also wearing this pocket bag with a lot of strings. The bag itself isn't visible when you put on the cape (you only see the strings). The bag itself is very small, but has some nice gold details.

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Rorona has 2 potion bottles hanging from her belt. Both these bottles are freely moveable, so you can choose yourself what you think the best place is for them. Both bottles have a transparency effect and nicely painted gold.

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Her corset is very tight fitting and has a very good transition to a looser skirt.

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Her skirt has a little bit of shading and quite some wrinkles.

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I know some people have been waiting for this...her panties! Rorona has a very plain looking white panty, but it has a lot of details! Still, pantyshots or "sexy" shots really don't fit this figure in my opinion, she looks way too classy for that! Luckily, her panties are almost not visible unless you really stick your head underneath her skirt or knock her over.

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Her legs...how I love them. They have a minimum of shading on her knees and on the inside of her thighs. Her thighs are perfect for me, they are very sturdy, really healthy, without her looking fat. These legs are one of the most realistic looking legs (especially because of the thickness) I have seen on an figure. I just can rant on about them, but I'll stop here. :)

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Her shoes and socks match her outfit perfectly and have really cute details like the gold buckle and the white ruffles coming out of it. I have never seen a character with such perfectly matching shoes with clothing!

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And to finish this review, her base. Hmmm...there isn't much to see here, let's put it in daylight.

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There are quite some cute flower patterns on the base, but not much of this is seen when displaying the figure, because you can only see the patterns when the base is in a very bright light or daylight. Except for that...the base is just...very plain. Not too big, but also not very small. Not really ugly, but also not very good.

Summary or tl;dr

Positive
- Good packaging (little big, though)
- Beautifully painted with fantastic colours
- The transparant bottles, necklace and part of her staff
- Bigger than expected!
- Her legs! <3

Neutral
- Some edges (like the ones in her hair) could have been a little bit smoother.
- Long neck if you remove the cape.

Negative
- Derpy eyes from quite some angles

Rorona is a beautiful figure and really worth her 7800 yen, she is even worth more in my opinion! It also depends on personal tastes of course, but Rorona is one of the first figures that in my eyes came very close to perfection! Megahouse did a fantastic job!

The Scores

Sculpting 9/10
A few flaws here and there, but really nothing to worry about!

Painting 9/10
Almost perfect, except for a few spots on her back! Would be a 10/10 if her eyes weren't so weird...

Posing 9/10
Very simple, but it makes you get a good look at her beautiful outfit!

Base 6/10
Well yeah, nothing really good, but also nothing really bad.

Packaging 9/10
Very good and cute packaging! A little bit big, otherwise 10/10.

Enjoyment 10/10
I thought Rorona looked beautiful and she met all my expectations and more. I couldn't be happier!

And to finish it!

Here is how she stands in my current collection! I thought her nice colours fitted Mordina! ^^

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For those who read all this way, Thank you! I'm planning a mini-review of ITEM #99405 at the moment, hope to finish that soon!

And for the people that also liked my wip/tutorials of my Garage Kits, I'm sorry to say that you have to wait a little longer! ^^'' I'm going to start to work on a new GK next sunday and I'm thinking of entering it in a competition! Which means that I can't post any pictures online, so the wait is a little longer!

I hope you enjoyed this article, you could also check my other reviews when interested:

Review 9: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - Hideyoshi Chinese Dress Version BLOG #7260
Review 8: Strike Wtches/Lucky Star - Izumi Konata BLOG #6179
Review 7: Atelier Rorona - Rorona Fryxell BLOG #6016
Review 6: Angel Beats - Kanade/Tenshi BLOG #5713
Review 5: Hello Kitty to Issho! - Minase Shizuku BLOG #3568
Review 4: Ghost in the Shell - Cover Art BLOG #2194
Review 3: Clannad - Fuuko Ibuki BLOG #1021
Review 2: Higurashi - Mion Sonozaki BLOG #892
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Scores8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comments15

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Gorgeous legs.
5 years ago
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SpaceDyeVest (5 years ago) #1302278Haha, well, that's one sexy football player, if that's the case.
Her legs were one of the main reasons I bought her. A lot of Asian women have this type of leg, but unfortunately, many of them feel their legs are "fat" and bulky. Some even resort to calf-minimizing surgery, which is actually very dangerous (all in an attempt to achieve a more Euro-centric look...it's a shame). I've always thought that type of leg was very attractive, especially on a slim build, which makes it stand out even more. Not sure if I would call it a "football player's leg," but I would call it shapely. Another figure with great legs: Houmei. ITEM #42031


I always thought of legs like this looking more natural. Most of my figures have legs that look like a normal person couldn't even stand on! I'm also loving Houmei's legs. I hope to get more figures with natural looking legs!
5 years ago
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feardrake (5 years ago) #1301463Damn, she has some calf muscles. I thought my working out gave me decent size calf muscles, but she has the legs of a football player. Gotta love it.

Haha, well, that's one sexy football player, if that's the case.

Her legs were one of the main reasons I bought her. A lot of Asian women have this type of leg, but unfortunately, many of them feel their legs are "fat" and bulky. Some even resort to calf-minimizing surgery, which is actually very dangerous (all in an attempt to achieve a more Euro-centric look...it's a shame). I've always thought that type of leg was very attractive, especially on a slim build, which makes it stand out even more. Not sure if I would call it a "football player's leg," but I would call it shapely. Another figure with great legs: Houmei. ITEM #42031
5 years ago
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Damn, she has some calf muscles. I thought my working out gave me decent size calf muscles, but she has the legs of a football player. Gotta love it.
5 years ago
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SpaceDyeVest (5 years ago) #1301186I just got her a couple of weeks ago, and I'm very happy with her. I have never really liked her face (probably for the same reason you don't like it too much, but I can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it), but I really love her outfit and all of the details. I display her with all of her accessories because that's how she looks best. Also, those legs sealed the deal for me...they're just perfect. The only thing I don't like about the design are the pegs...TOO SHORT. If a breeze passes by my bookcase, I fear that she will tip over. She is not that secure in the base. Other than that, she is one of my favorites right now.

Don't you have the feeling she looks...I don't have a better word for it...derp? One pupil is much bigger than the other one. Or is it only my copy of the figure that has this problem?

She indeed looks best with all her accesories and nobody can stop her legs! :D

Oh I don't have a peg-problem with her at all. :O When I just got her, she didn't fit her pegs perfectly, but I just had to force her a bit in it! Still, her right foot likes to pop out from the pegs sometimes.

Tarkana2 (5 years ago) #1301193Nice review and pics!

Thank you! \^o^/
5 years ago
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Nice review and pics!
5 years ago
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I just got her a couple of weeks ago, and I'm very happy with her. I have never really liked her face (probably for the same reason you don't like it too much, but I can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it), but I really love her outfit and all of the details. I display her with all of her accessories because that's how she looks best. Also, those legs sealed the deal for me...they're just perfect. The only thing I don't like about the design are the pegs...TOO SHORT. If a breeze passes by my bookcase, I fear that she will tip over. She is not that secure in the base. Other than that, she is one of my favorites right now.
5 years ago
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Foreverzero (5 years ago) #1301171Nice review, covered all the bases. Love the artwork of the series and this figure of Rorona is a good representation of that.

Thank you, I try to be as complete as possible with my reviews! ^^

And I completely agree with your point. The Atelier-art is beautiful.
5 years ago
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Foreverzero Bishoujo Hunter
Nice review, covered all the bases. Love the artwork of the series and this figure of Rorona is a good representation of that.
5 years ago
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coraleaterlinda (5 years ago) #1301127I've had mine for a while, and I didn't realize her cape could be removed! She really is quite lovely, isn't she? I've played any of the games, but these wonderful figures and artwork have me very interested. I love her realistic body type, it's nice to see a girl who doesn't have stick legs!

When I just got her, I thought her neck looked strange, and when I looked better, I saw a big line under her head, so I was sure her head could be removed, so wiggled it off. After that the cape came loose very easily! :)

She's absolutely lovely and almost has no flaws! <3 I also like the style of the other Atelier-girls, but this one is still my favorite! I'm not going to "hunt" the figures, but if I find ITEM #98904 for a good price, I won't say no! :D
5 years ago
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Second hand waifus deserve a second chance at laifu!

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