Kotobukiya 1/6 Hinagiku Katsura

By , March 22, 2009 9:50 pm

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My latest acquired figure is the lovely miss Hinagiku Katsura from the comedy series Hayate no Gotoku!  This 1/6 scale figure is by the company Kotobukiya and was released in January 2009.

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Hinagiku is enjoying the nice summer weather at the beach but was coerced by her sister, Yukiji-sensei, to put on this figure flattering bikini.  She is in the process of brushing back her long, light red hair.  While she’s not quite as endowed as my last figure, Mao, she’s better off than Nagi xD

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For those who haven’t seen Hayate no Gotoku!, I highly recommend it for those who enjoy a good comedy series.  I wrote up a review of the anime series a while ago.

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*Explosive nosebleed

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I shot the photos here on my Canon 40D with my newly acquired 50mm f/1.8 lens.  Probably not the best range for figure shooting but I wanted to make use of the wide aperture of the lens.  I’m pretty satisfied with the results :D

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Some nice legs ;)

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I don’t have any issues with the quality of this figure.  The skin tone on the figure is very light, but I think that’s more a reflection of Hinagiku’s tan (or lack thereof).  No glaring paint problems here, either ^^

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I love this shot ^^

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Although this is not the swimsuit Hinagiku was shown (partially) wearing in the recent OVA, it’s quite cute.  Probably a bit daring for her style though.  After all, she’s the one who wears sport shorts under her school uniform!  You know, just in case she gets stuck in a tree or the wind blows ^^;

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The second season of the anime, Hayate no Gotoku!! starts April 3rd.  I’m eagerly looking forward to more crazy antics from Hayate, Nagi, Hinagiku, and the rest of the gang.

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Armpits Reimu style?  Not my thing =P

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This was another indoors shoot.  I think I got the lighting more accurate this time and the new lens helped a lot.  I still want to try with natural light so maybe next time I can experiment with that.

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I think I’m going to need to make more room for my figures.  I have been putting them on my bookshelves above my manga and DVDs but my dedicated figure shelf is running low on space.  Time to commandeer another shelf from my old anime to make room for figures.

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Side view to accentuate Hina’s assets.  Well, she tries… >_<

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And that’s Hinagiku, swimsuit version.  Be sure to check the new season of Hayate no Gotoku starting in early April!

6 Responses to “Kotobukiya 1/6 Hinagiku Katsura”

  1. Smithy says:

    Cute figure! ^^

    Lighting looks better and the photos themselves as well. If your new lens is the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 then it’s a nice choice, it’s been recommended to me by several people already.

    Smithy’s last blog post..Horo by Mahiru Izumi

  2. Yep, it’s the Canon 50mm f/1.8. I borrowed my sister’s 1.4 and liked it so I decided to pick up the cheaper version.

  3. Optic says:

    Very sexy indeed but I gave her a miss. :(
    Nagi is still on my preorder list. I’m definitely getting her. xD

    Optic’s last blog post..Sydney Mini-Animania 2009

  4. Yep, I’ve got her preordered as well ;)

  5. […] will be joining Hinagiku while out for a swim.  This figure was just released a few days ago and is still in stock at […]

  6. […] graciously cosplays for us and even sings a song ^^.This is my third Hinagiku figure after my first Kotobukiya swimsuit Hina and the Cospa knee socks figure.  Hayate no Gotoku is a pretty silly show and was a bit repetitive […]

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