Nendoroid Tsubasa Kazanari Will Bleed For You!
Nendoroid Tsubasa Kazanari is packed-full with blades, protective gears and a face with blood dripping all over it. Wait, what?
I’ve got a confession to make. This is another one of those “don’t know ‘em but gotta own ‘em” figures. I haven’t had the opportunity to watch Senki Zesshou Symphogear yet, but Tsubasa Kazanari has a unique faceplate that’s well worth the price of admission (I’ll explain why shortly). Tsubasa is one of the main characters in Senki Zesshou Symphogear, a kind of magical girl if you will. And she fights aliens with blades…many blades.
Tsubasa has an interesting outfit, but I found the quality of the painting to be lacking and the split in her neck isn’t what I would consider beautiful. The leg blades have ball joints so you can lower or lift them quite freely. She comes with three swords: a standard sword, large sword and giant sword. She also has three faceplates: smiling, angry and Swansong.
Her short sword is kind of ugly, isn’t it? Definitely not something I’d like her to equip on a regular basis. Fortunately it gets better from here.
Now that’s better! The giant sword’s hilt doesn’t have a peg so you’ll need to carefully position Tsubasa midair next to the sword in order to accomplish her kicking finisher (sorry people. I don’t know how this finishing move is called, but it was pictured on the box and is kinda cool so I’m including it anyway ) .
I’ve saved the worst and best parts of this figure for last. Nendoroid Tsubasa Kazanari comes with a little Noise figure. It’s so little and so pointless that I found little to no reason to take a picture of it. Instead I’m gonna use it as a dot from now on
The best part of this figure is of course the Swansong faceplate. To learn what exactly the word Swansong means we turn to our good friend Wikipedia:
“Swan song – A song sung by a Symphogear user that unleashes the full power of the Symphogear into a massive attack. However this causes great damage to the user’s body…”
And this is the result of Tsubasa using her Swansong – tears of blood! And is it just me or is she smiling?! That sick…in a good way. This faceplate is what makes the Tsubasa Kazanari Nendoroid so desirable. I mean, it’s a bleeding face. Think of the possibilities….
Ok, so that’s just a mockup I made to stir you up (Chariot won’t be coming out until June). But it did prove the point didn’t it. Speaking about points, remind me again why this figure came alongside a small chunk of purple plastic?