There’s a legend that when someone holds the sister swords “黄泉乃夢” (red katana) and “蒼乃癒鬼” (blue katana) their soul transforms into one of a warrior and only stops when its enemies have fallen. The swords were found by a young school girl named Akatsuki Mishiro at the city woods, wondering why someone would abandon such beautiful swords in a forest she immediately took them home without saying a word to anyone. That night while everyone was resting her house was “invaded” by a group of thieves, in order to protect her mother she grabbed the swords and faced the thieves, unfortunately not knowing how to use a sword and afraid of removing them from the scabbard she was easily beaten. Attempting to remove the swords from Mishiro one of the thieves removed the scabbard of 蒼乃癒鬼 and the soul of the warrior transformed Mishiro and instead of the protecting feeling, anger, rage and hate became her new feelings, she then withdrew the other katana and killed the thieves. Horrified by what she had done she vowed to never use the swords again until she had complete control over them.
Akatsuki Mishiro is the first figure of the Shuraki line by Good Smile and the only one I have from that line XD. Never got around in getting the others mostly because of their price and the lack of space even though they have a Shunya designed one and I’m such a Shunya fan boy which means I must get her someday.
The details on this figure are amazing, she’s not detailed like the rest of the Shuraki line but for her price it’s pretty damn good.
This picture turned out really nice the way I see it, don’t know about you.
Received a couple mails asking how do I make my pictures so vivid with color and what camera I’m using. Well I usually say that an expensive camera doesn’t necessarily takes good pictures in the days of today, you can take really nice pictures with a compact camera instead of a DSLR, of course a more powerful camera always helps, but the real magic happens with photo editing programs like Adobe Lightroom, Elements or Apple Aperture. Since my last post I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom to edit my pictures reducing the noise and increasing its colors, you can do much more, just search for tutorials on the web or simply visit George Jardine (photographer) blog.
These ones were heavily tweaked with Lightroom, I increased the blacks just to see how it would turn out and I like the effect.
After a battle it is normal for the clothes to get ripped XD.
I wonder why I keep taking taking upward pictures.
These ripped clothes pictures were taken in later afternoon, I tried to capture the dark yellow of the sun but it seems I can’t do it like I did with Wing 0 and the days have become so hot so I was afraid she would meltdown ^^;
This one came out weird the way we look at her hair.
Oh I see bo… bo… you know those things… eyes dammit.
Hum I think I took this one on a studio…oh wait it was pointing at the sky XD.
Another behind pantsu shot ^^; I’ll be killed someday by these gals if I keep taking these shots.
Possibly the most deadly technique a girl can use while fighting a guy, just stripped yourself and stay with only your underwear, no man can survive that he would die with an ultimate nosebleed unless he was gay.
Some of these latest pictures came out to bright because the sun was really strong and since I didn’t want to wait for the sun to go down a bit more I had to take them.
Two more blue background shots, why doesn’t our sky has more colors, it sure would be fun.
These last ones were taken at 9pm or 21:00 you choose.
You’re probably bored with so many pictures, so I’m going and before I go I leave with the original picture that probably came with the book of this figure but I can’t remember, anyway I took the picture from Valho’s blog because I’m lazy to scan one of my own. For more pictures of the Shuraki line figures visit Valho’s, Windbell, Shino, Radiant, DannyChoo and there’s probably more around there. So I’m bugging out now.
Edit: Here’s a small video I made with some pictures. High quality video at if you view it at youtube.