Happy New Year! A new year and the start of the 4th season for Natsume Yuujinchou anime and to celebrate I decided to open Alter’s Natsume figure. Normally boxes are generally removed, tossed into storage, but this one is worth mentioning since the box presentation is well thought out. When the front cover is opened, the box incorporates the figure in the background like the artwork.
While some figure boxes does this presentation, Alter goes another step and add magnets to the front cover to prevent the front cover from freely opening. This bring a nice touch and personally makes it difficult parting with the box.
Continuing on with the other side of the box we have a silhouette said figure. This light color scheme connects to the back side of the box which gives the view a sneak peek of Nyanko Sensei.
The color scheme works well with the dark blue on half and the contrasting while on the other half. Opening the box shows that the pieces (Natsume, his jacket, and the plastic case cradling the entire figure) were carefully wrapped to help prevent paint transfer while the figure is stored in the box.
Now some reviews I’ve read shows some people wanting more details on natsume’s clothes but personally since the art and the manga have been very simplistic, the figure follows the mangaka’s art style.
The base also has some great attention to details, the translucent grass and the water ripples from the lake.
The details also follows the pattern on Natsume’s jacket all the way down to Nyanko Sensei’s pawprint. Overall a well done figure.