Review: Natsume Yuujinchou – Madara (Nyanko-sensei) – Natsume Takashi Alter 1/7 Figure

Up for review is Alter’s Natsume Yuujinchou Natsume Takashi Madara


As you can see from the pictures I’ve posted below this is a unique figure.

Front and side view of him

Back view couple of angels

Close up of Natsume and Nyanko-sensei

Close up of this back and then a view with out his kimono

Sculpting – The actually sculpting of the figure is pretty spot on, a lot of the times figures don’t quite turn out how the characters look especially the faces. In this case the very well done especially Nyanko-sensei it actually looks like the picture on the side of the box 9/10

Painting – I have no complaints on the painting side of him no paint bleeding form what i have tell. The designs and painting on his kimono are exceptional 9/10

Posing – All thought it is a lovely figure the actually post of Natsume isn’t all that exciting especially with out his kimono on, but adding everything into consideration its pose is over beautifully 8/10


Next up is the packaging, I have to say this is problem one of the best boxes I’ve seen in a long time.

This is the back and the left side of the box, as you can see there is a beautiful pic of Natsume and Sensei that the figure is based off. The back of the box has a small window showing the back of Nyanko-sensei.

This is the front and other wise of the box, as you can see its the same theme around the box using the grass and vines around the box fitting with the theme of the figure. The front is a flap that is held on using a magnetic strip

This is what I use the front flap, a front view of Natsume and Nyanko-sensei, using the grass and vines which nicely go on to the front of the window. The other picture is what is on the inside of the flap the background to the original picture

The inside of the box, using protective sheeting over the figure to protect it, also came with instructions of how to take his kimono off



The base i must say is very impressive, unlike most figures having a plain flat base this one the base is part of the figure.

As you can see the base is quite unique it continues the figure of nicely, with the reeds and the water effect.
The reeds and water are translucent giving them a slight see through look. The ripples of the water add a lovely touch.



Overall i am pleased with the outcome of this and am really glad that i bought him. Even thought he is meant to be 1/8 he is pretty small compared to all the other 1/8 that is have matches more the size of 1/10’s that aside this is defiantly figure that i would recommend to any one that enjoys the series especially or even if you don’t


Overall Rating 9/10

Name: Madara (Nyanko)/Natsume Takashi (夏目貴志)/(斑(ニャンコ先生))
Origin: Natsume Yuujinchou (夏目友人帳)
Publisher: Alter (アルター)
Released: 2010/07
Reviewer: Aya-Kun
Buy: Play-Asia | Plamoya

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