Life-sized anime figure draws criticism for price, creepy face

Life-sized anime figure draws criticism for price, creepy face

TOKYO —

A life-sized figure of manga and anime character Fujiko Mine has been drawing criticism from fans on the web. Comments have ranged from “Why did they make her like that?” to the more succinct, “Who the hell is that?” Apparently, she’s looking a bit off-color.

The figure was made as part of the 40th anniversary commemorations of the television premier of the popular “Lupin the Third” series, which included turning Lupin and his cohorts into full-size, three-dimensional artworks for the first time.

Although the aesthetics of the series have changed a lot since that first episode, with a price tag of 504,000 yen and the alluring description “high-quality life-sized figure” attached, fans had high hopes. But the response of pretty much everyone who has seen a photo of poor Fujiko is “What the…?” It’s a classic case of butterface. Most people seem pleased with the design of her body, but the lacquering and strange molding of her face give them a creepy feeling.

If that description hasn’t put you off and you’d still like a Fujiko of your own to cuddle with or whatever, I’m afraid you are out of luck. Orders are no longer being taken. But don’t lose hope. When the figures are delivered in July, some disgruntled customers may be quickly posting her for sale online and you can scoop her up on the rebound.

RocketNews24

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    gaijinfo

    At least her mouth isn't in the shape of an "O"

  • 1

    Badge213

    Face looks nothing like Fujiko. Lupin would also wonder who that person was.

  • 1

    showmethemoney

    I think for the same price you could get a much better looking doll all around that is also soft to touch and (ahem) much more functional. And some might pass better for Fujiko-chan too!

  • 1

    Ewan Huzarmy

    Creepy fans find doll face creepy , LOL !

  • 1

    JonathanJo

    504000 yen? You could buy one melon for that and get 4000 yen change!

  • 1

    Larry Woodworth

    Meh. Some appropriately-colored latex house paint, a 1" paintbrush, and her 顔色 is fixed! Then throw some rouge and lipstick on her and DONE!

  • 0

    cactusJack

    Is it anatomically correct?

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Is it anatomically correct?

    Based on how far out the derriere is sticking, I'm going to go with "No". Either that or she has Scoliosis of the spine.

  • 0

    JapanGal

    She looks angry but has a nice body.

    Is this thing like a blow up doll? I really am confused here.

  • 0

    Thunderbird2

    Not a doll but a full-scale character model.

  • 1

    YuriOtani

    Kind of expensive, ah just how tall is she?

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