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Dangan Ronpa: The Animation - Naegi Makoto - Nendoroid #352(GSC)Dangan Ronpa: The Animation - Naegi Makoto - Nendoroid #352(GSC)Review

AldenaAldena6 anos atrás
Greetings and welcome to my review!

Today I will be looking at ITEM #166124, Nendoroid Naegi Makoto from Dangan Ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation, a anime based on the successful game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the PS Vita.
I'll first talk about the character himself for a bit:

Background info

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130514162451/danganronpa/images/f/f7/MakotoNaegi.jpg
Naegi Makoto is the main protagonist of Dangan Ronpa. The anime is about a group of 15 elite high school students who are gathered at a very special, high class high school. Naegi bears the title of Super High school Level Good Luck. He literally got into the school by winning a lottery. He enters the school full of confidence but black out soon after entering. When he wakes up and goes to the gym room all 15 students have entered already. They then meet Monokuma who tells them the only way to get out is to commit a murder and not be found out.

Naegi is friendly, realistic in though and constantly tries to convince his new found friends to restrain from fight and the thought of having to kill one another. He is full of optimism and tries to look on the bright side even in their quite depressing situation.


Alright, let's move on to the figure shall we!

Packaging
http://i.imgur.com/4HdH3U8.png
http://i.imgur.com/jCLWhq3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hVfa3PD.png
http://i.imgur.com/xzl68gf.png
He comes in the basic box for Nendoroids past nr.300.
On the different sides there are example poses. The front has a big window, there is also a small window on both sides. The general color for his box is natural dark green.

http://i.imgur.com/XZ2osYW.png
Naegi's blisters keep all the parts safe from damage.

He comes with:
- One body
- Three faces
- Five arms(3 for right, 2 for left)
- Six hands
- Witness stand
- 論破(Ronpa) shout ( looking much like his "You've got that wrong" shout in the anime/game)
- Base

I must say that, for quite a new Nendoroid, he doesn't have that many accessories. Then again there aren't too many things that would be fitting. I could only think of the small handbook he has, which isn't all that exiting.

Sculpting and painting

Starting off with his face plates:
http://i.imgur.com/JElJSmo.png
He comes with a thinking expression, shouting expression and shocked expression. His eyes are really nice in detail, the look exactly like in the Anime. As much as I like his faces I can't help but think that a smiling expression would've been nice, he is a quite cheerful person after all.

Some of the smaller details:
http://i.imgur.com/S8ubtU9.png
The painting on the front of his jacket is nice and clean. The logo on his chest is nicely done as well.
http://i.imgur.com/MdSW4H7.png
The logo on the back of his hoodie is also in place and very clean.
http://i.imgur.com/oqZwLHs.png
Even his red sneakers got shrunk down into nendoroid size and look neatly sculpted.

Now for Naegi himself,
http://i.imgur.com/KR1pmnM.png
http://i.imgur.com/Sltsmpe.png
http://i.imgur.com/7FO3qwh.png
The first thing I noticed after taking him out of the box is the MASSIVE amount of shading in his hair. The is a gradient from light at the top to quite dark at the bottom. Other then that there a lot of highlight and shades on the separate locks. There are a few visible seam lines though they're not obvious.
There are some folds in his jacket and jeans making them look quite realistic in a way.

Base
http://i.imgur.com/MbbkQ9C.png
His base is also standard for Nendoroids and comes with a plug for Naegi and this shouting sign. At the side view above you can see I didn't put his plug all the way in since it seemed to me his hoodie is in the way, and I didn't want to damage anything.

posing
I'm first going to recreate some of the poses from the box:
http://i.imgur.com/tQY6YfQ.png
"What? I swear, I'm innocent!"

http://i.imgur.com/gu03Czw.png
"I saw it together with Kirigiri-san!"

http://i.imgur.com/nD27G4F.png
"You're lying!"

http://i.imgur.com/ik49MFL.png
"You've got that wrong!"

Naegi is quite fun to play around with. At first glance he doesn't have a lot of accessories at all, and while that is certainly true his potability is actually quite good! With the few things he has he can be very expressive, just like he is in the Anime/Game.
His Witness stand is very well sculpted, it look really clean. It has connection spots on both sides and if you'd have 16 you could make the circle like in the Anime/game!
His shout also looks really neat, it's slightly transparent and the letters are a bit higher then the flat part making them look like they really pop out.

Bonus:
http://i.imgur.com/mFxET4V.png
"Spilled icing or blood, hmmm.."

Summary and Final Verdict:

Positive:
- Really well Sculpted and Shaded
- Expressive face plates
- Male Nendoroid!

Neutral:
- Could've used some more accessories but there's not too much that would fit

Negative:
- No smiling faceplate/something to make a cheerful character look cheerful.

Sculpting: 9/10
His sculpt is really clean and look really similar to Naegi's actual looks in the show!

Painting: 8/10
Minor mistakes here and there but only if you look really close. Amazing shading on his hair.

Posing: 8/10
Naegi is quite expressive in his poses, though he is a bit stiff.

Base: 6/10
Nothing special, though it's a bit troublesome his hoodie is in the way of the back plug.

Packaging: 7/10
Again, nothing special. The box and blisters do keep him nice and safe, and the pictures are nice
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Enjoyment: 9/10
I just love this little guy, I was so surprised to see that they made him instead one of the more popular female characters. In the Anime Naegi get's lot more screen time then in the game(since in the game, you play from his perspective), so I got to see his design a lot better. Although simple it's details are really neat and they come back in the Nendoroid perfectly.

Final Verdict: 8/10
It took me quite some time to decide on buy him, I was afraid that the fact he come with so little things would make me dislike him. In the end I'm really glad I decided on getting him anyhow, as he was definitely worth it!

I got him new from a local figure store for 40 euro(5.5K yen) which is over his current price though I didn't pay anything for shipping and there couldn't be any customs so I'm quite okay with it. He's no longer for sale in most places, so getting him second handed is your best option usually. On Mandarake he goes for approximately 2500yen, which he is definitely worth!

Thank you very much for reading! I hope to do some more (Nendoroid) reviews in the near future, so hopefully until next time~!
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Pontuações7/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comentários10

Miau4 anos atrás#5612058It's okay, that sucks. Just commented for letting you know ; ;
I had some time so just fixed 'em c;
4 anos atrás
Aldena4 anos atrás#5612053oh hmm, seems like they broke for a few more review of mine, I'll fix then in the coming week ok? c:

It's okay, that sucks. Just commented for letting you know ; ;
4 anos atrás
Miau4 anos atrás#5612051The photos are not visible now ><
oh hmm, seems like they broke for a few more review of mine, I'll fix then in the coming week ok? c:
4 anos atrás
The photos are not visible now ><
4 anos atrás
secretly-otaku6 anos atrás#2136227Thanks for the review! Definitely, a smiling face would have been more than welcome. Maybe GSC will do other Dangan Ronpa nendos and might include other accesories for this guy. My guess is that Junko or a Kirigiri nendo could be done in the future; however, I can see the Dangan Ronpa hype getting weaker with each passing day.

I blame the animation for the weakening hype...although it got most of the game's events, for me it failed to capture the unique art style and constant feeling of betrayal the game offered. For me, the game has been fantastic and I can't wait for NIS to release the sequel here in the States later this year.

But for those starting the game, PLEASE USE SUBS. Some of the dub voices are Chaos-Wars bad, no joke. Plus, Aoi's Sub voice is adorable ><
6 anos atrás
I'm a huge Dangan Ronpa fan and I've never considered picking up a Nendroid until now. The accessories are perfect, and if they make more Nendroids from the franchise with the same accessories it would be awesome!

Great review by the way : 3
6 anos atrás
aeonblue6 anos atrás#2136554Nice review! I always thought the default expression looked off since it makes him look out of it but it looks all right when coupled with the thinking parts. I agree that the lack of accessories and parts is disappointing but that there isn't much else you can add. It reflects the described blandness of his character unfortunately...hah. And how cruel of GSC to make the stands connect and not announce anymore characters yet.
Thank you kindly! He is indeed a bit bland, though I just just can't help loving him anyhow ;u;
It's most likely there will be another DR nendoroid, but perhaps not from the first game.

iPe7eR6 anos atrás#2136249Great Review! The normal expression is just plain boring. A smiling one would have been so much better!
I absolutely agree! Just just around that frown into a smile and I'm sure he would've been far more popular.

secretly-otaku6 anos atrás#2136227Thanks for the review! Definitely, a smiling face would have been more than welcome. Maybe GSC will do other Dangan Ronpa nendos and might include other accessories for this guy. My guess is that Junko or a Kirigiri nendo could be done in the future; however, I can see the Dangan Ronpa hype getting weaker with each passing day.
I personally don't really expect any other nendo from the first game. There's perhaps a chance for Kirigiri or Junko but it's becoming more and more unlikely. I do expect a nendo from the second game to pop up. The second game will also get an anime adaptation, and there is a third game announced so I'm quite sure we haven't seem the last of the DR franchise merchandise.
6 anos atrás
aeonblue SHSL Procrastinator
Nice review! I always thought the default expression looked off since it makes him look out of it but it looks all right when coupled with the thinking parts. I agree that the lack of accessories and parts is disappointing but that there isn't much else you can add. It reflects the described blandness of his character unfortunately...hah. And how cruel of GSC to make the stands connect and not announce anymore characters yet.
6 anos atrás
Great Review! The normal expression is just plain boring. A smiling one would have been so much better!
6 anos atrás
Thanks for the review! Definitely, a smiling face would have been more than welcome. Maybe GSC will do other Dangan Ronpa nendos and might include other accesories for this guy. My guess is that Junko or a Kirigiri nendo could be done in the future; however, I can see the Dangan Ronpa hype getting weaker with each passing day.
6 anos atrás
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