For one month, Figmania has chosen 5 Figma(s) that released in 2013 as the best Figma of the year. It wasn’t an easy choice, because Good Smile Company (GSC) released so many good Figma(s) last year. GSC itself released 59 Figma(s) in 2013, nearly 5 Figma(s) a month or more than 1 Figma a week. So, which one is the best Figma in 2013 by Figmania?
5. Rin Shibuya and Mika Jougasaki
Tied in fifth place, Rin Shibuya (Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls) and Mika Jougasaki (Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls) receive 15 votes (4,89% share). They are come from the same game called Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, that soon will be aired in Japan television as an anime. Both of the Figma are Wonder Festival Exclusive and, if somehow you live in Indonesia, are also sold in Anime Festival Asia Indonesia (AFAID) 2013 on the GSC booth.
You can see our review on Rin Shibuya in [Figmania Review] EX-011: Rin Shibuya
Placed in fourth place, Kirito receive 19 votes (6,19% share). Kirito is the main protagonist of Sword Art Online anime. In real world, his name is Kirigaya Kazuto. He is a ordinary student that trapped inside a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing online (VRMMORPG) world and then have to fight until the 100th floor so he can escape from that world. Unlike Figma Rin Shibuya and Mika Jougasaki, Kirito is a regular Figma. From my personal opinion, Kirito is the best male Figma in 2013.
Placed in third place, Nyaruko receive 22 votes (7,17% share). She is the main protagonist from anime “Haiyore! Nyaruko-san“. It is an absurd anime, but really really fun to watch, especially when it ripped other anime famous scene or taglines. Nyaruko is an alien from outer space that has a mission to protect Mahiro from any threat and later fall in love with him. Nyaruko is a fantastic figma, equipped with fantastic faceplate and great articulation, she is really photogenic.
You can see our review on Nyaruko in [Figmania Review] 160: Nyaruko.
Placed in second place, Asuna receive 23 votes (7,49%). Only one vote higher than Nyaruko. Until second week of January, Nyaruko is still in second place, but Asuna take over at the end of January. Asuna is another protagonist from Sword Art Online anime. Her real name is Yuuki Asuna and same like Kirito, she is trapped inside the game world and have to fight until 100th floor to escape from that world. Figma Asuna is like figma Kirito which is a regular figma. Asuna is so beautiful, a female knight with great articulation and sculpt.
1. Hatsune Miku Ver. 2.0
As I always said, everybody love Miku. 🙂
Reborn as ver 2.0, Miku receive 31 votes (10,1%) and surpass all other votes. She is the most-famous vocaloid visualization and a real virtual idol. GSC seems also love Miku, they make so many version of figma Miku. The newest one is Racing Miku 2013 and Snow Miku. Figma Hatsune Miku ver 2.0 is a masterpiece, this is a figma with most complex and sophisticated joint available that allow her to do so many pose that can not be done by other figma before her. She also mark the permanent change in Figma box style, from a colourful box before to a more ‘calm’ and monocolour after that.
Too bad there is not yet Figmania Review for Miku ver 2.0, but i quite optimistic that we will have at least one in the future and maybe some of you can help us to make this happen? 😀
This is the final result of Best Figma in 2013 by Figmania. Saber bride and Rika Jougasaki place 6th and 7th place as the picture below show. Rest of the polling can be seen on link provided below.
Congratulation for 5 best figma of year 2013, especially for Hatsune Miku ver 2.0. 🙂
Here where you can see all the polling result: Link