Here's a review of Arshes Nei from Orchid Seed. Soon, Sean Ari and a new version of Kai Harn will come. So it's a good time to review this figure even if she was released 3 years ago. I own the version with white skin and black suit.
As I show here all the cast off options there's NSFW stuff here, as usual with Orchid Seed.
Her pose is simple but elegant, she's just standing. The hairs and the mantle are placed like there's wind. Her proportions are like in the Manga : she's got huge breast and ass and a thin waist. Her thighs are also pretty big. She's not a skinny girl, if you place another 1/6 figure beside, you will see that she's much more larger.
Now if we check the details, we can notice that the pink gems are small glued plastic parts. It gives more relief to the figure. Her top and her string are made with soft material. They are not painted excepting the two red rings. The sword is correctly defined but the scabbard has a huge visible parting line. Her face and her hairs are beautiful but there is a small hole in the top of her head.
Without her mantle, she can stand by her own.
The painting is globally very good. Even for the small details, I don't see irregular lines or big defect. Her small nails are painted also. As I said above, the soft elements are not painted but the result looks good. What I don't like is that the skin is easy to scratch and the black marks are not possible to remove.
The paint on her boots is wonderful. There much more details than the white version.
Her hands are full of details.
Her hairs are superb.
Her skin is well painted but unfortunately easy to mark.
You have a lot of cast off items. First thing to know is that these parts are difficult to remove and re-assemble. To replace the belt run me crazy and I had to cut a small piece of plastic to be able to reconnect it. You can put the sword in her hand, but it's not really made for. If you want to remove the other elements, you have to put off the head and it's a tricky move. You need a high force to disassemble it and as the hairs have a lot of small details, you don't really know where you should put your finger. Then you can remove the huge mantle and her top. No issue with these parts. Please don't forget the necklace if you want to display her without clothes. And at least, you can also remove the string. It a soft component so it's easy to remove but there no details behind and there're a lot of black marks. So why did they make this part removable ?
Here all the elements. You have a 2nd string in case of the original one is damaged.
The top can be removed, you see here that the gaps are small. When she has her mantle, you don't really see them.
If you remove her top, don't forget to add the necklace or you will see an awful gap.
That string can be removed...
...but you see that the soft material makes some black marks. I think that there was some glue here, but it's gone with aging. There's also no detail to see. At least, it's difficult to replace it without damage. If you pull too much on it, you will get a permanent deformation. So I don't recommend to do this.
The only way I've found to remove the marks is photoshop...
There's nothing noticeable here. It's just an oval piece of black smoked plastic. It's rigid enough to maintain correctly the figure. If you remove the mantle, you will not need it.
As I read and liked Bastard!! when I was young, I was happy when I see such high quality figure. As usual, nothing's perfect. My only big regret is that hole on the top of her head. I also don't understand why the string is a separate part and why the hell there is a second one in the box? Anyway, I don't really care of this because I always display her with her full stuff.
I really enjoy having her and my next purchases will be Sean Ari and Kei Harn!