This figure is part of the set of lingerie figures of the Saekano girls by Alter. If you consider only Megumi, Utaha, and Eriri, this completes the set. However, we actually still have Izumi and Michiru waiting to be released as part of an extended set. If you watched the anime or read the manga/light novels, you’ll know the two remaining girls are limited to supporting characters. I have the manga on my queue but not reading the light novels — personal choice. I have opened Megumi’s lingerie figure before the pandemic hit. Utaha is still waiting in her box. I will be unboxing her soon. For now, I am unboxing Eriri.
As always with Saekano, this is based on an illustration by Misaki Kurehito. This is manufactured by Alter and is distributed by Aniplex. It is a 1/7 scale and has a height of 13 cm. This line is actually a limited release so only a few stores had the girls on pre-order.
Unboxing her was pretty straightforward. There are no accessories to attach and no assembly is needed.
This figure comes with a plastic box just like other figures in this set. I mentioned in previous unboxings that I wasn’t a big fan of these plastic boxes. While everyone’s trying to do away with plastics because of environmental reasons, figure companies started clinging to them probably because it’s cheaper. Also, the box edges are sharp so you can easily get paper cuts, or… err… plastic cuts if you’re not careful.
Right of the bat, you can see the figure in full view. One advantage of these plastic boxes is that they’re completely transparent. If you’re carrying this box outside of the house, you’ll probably get some weird looks.
The sides of the box are blocked by cardboard prints with a portrait of the figure.
Can’t Do Without the Base Unlike Other Figures in the Set
What sets Eriri apart from Utaha and Megumi is that Eriri cannot be displayed without her base. You can see that her base has a recess that has been fitted with a magnet so she can hold her pose. It makes sense considering the pose makes her unable to stand on her own. My only gripe is that it is going to be difficult to display the three together closely. I have a shelf fitted with faux fur for figures that don’t require bases so it’s going to be a challenge to pose her with Megumi and Utaha.
The figure looks perfect overall. There are no sculpting issues. There are no paint issues. The leggings have a bluish hue. At first, I thought this should have been pure white but I guess they’re trying to go with the color scheme. Eriri is blue. Megumi is pink and Utaha is brown. Overall, a job well done by Alter.
There’s a lot of lace and a garterbelt. As for the lingerie, I think they might be going with a satin look due to the glossy finish. Though it’s a shame much of the lingerie is hidden from view due to the pose.
You can also hardly see her face unless you put her on a high shelf because she is looking down with that embarrassed expression. On second thought, I probably was just unable to position her properly on the base.
Looking at the face closely, you can see she still has her signature fangs so props to Alter for that bit of detail.
The hair is also painted nicely as it has the gradient tips you often see on Saekano figures.
The sculpt is perfect. As expected of Alter, they did a perfect job. I cannot find any imperfections.
The paint is excellent as well. It stays true to the blue theme and then there are the hair gradients.
The pose is not that great though it shows off her timid nature. It looks pretty plain when you try to display her by herself. Even when you display it as a set with Megumi and Utaha, Eriri doesn’t stand out. Her pose also makes her hard to display. I had to fiddle a bit on how to properly mount her on the base and I’m still not sure if I got it right. It’s also a bit hard to see her face and she is looking at a downward angle. You have to put her on a shelf that is at least eye level to clearly see the face.
The packaging is not the best but it’s alright.
The base is the standard base for this line – white plastic with faux fur fitting. The only difference is this has a curvature in the middle fitted with a magnet so you can prop her without falling it. Without that magnet, she won’t sit still.
Although the quality is perfect, let’s just say I’m not too overjoyed about this one. I got plenty of figures of Eriri that I genuinely adore but for this one, I pre-ordered her initially just to complete the set. But she grows on you. It has been a few days now since I unboxed her and I’m liking it more and more. The enjoyment level for this is quite high. No regrets getting her as this wouldn’t be quite complete without Eriri.
This is a really great quality figure that is let down by the choice of pose. It doesn’t stand out by itself and is only worth it for the set. If you have the other girls from Saekano, that makes this one a must-buy.
Here’s the rest of the images to showcase this beauty of a figure.
I started the NekoFigs blog in January 2021, 5 years after I’ve started collecting anime figures. It all started with one humble prize figure of Saber Lily which was bought on a whim. Now, I face the big problem of how to deal with over 200 empty boxes.