Araragi Koyomi nendoroid #429 and Orange Rouge thoughts

Hello everyone!

Another review today and its another lovely nendoroid from Bakemonogatari.
Koyomi Araragi!


Koyomi is the main character in Monogatari Series. Sadly great companies like GSC, Max Factory or Alter rarely take up projects of male characters so Koyomi got very little figures, mostly not worth their original price anyway. I don’t really get why such awesome character like Koyomi gets so little manufacturers interest. Of course it’s not only him.

And now we get a little off the track.

2015 GSC and MF joined as Orange Rouge to create a brand dedicated to male characters only.
You can find more info here.
The reality is still dissapointing though.
First of all the brand releases characters, which were to be released long before OR appeared. So in the end we don’t really get more than was planned either way. Do we really need a separate company then? Second thing is, we can only count on nendoroid versions, unless the guy in question looks almost like woman (most of the characters from a popular game Touken Ranbu online). Truth to be said GSC specializes in female characters and looking at their male scale figures their lack of experience is very visible. Levi and Eren from Attack on Titan, Gray and Natsu from Fairy Tail are good examples. MF is much better at making male figures so hopefully we’ll get some nice collaboration outcome. Another thing is, most of announced figures haven’t even got a prototype yet. I know Touken Ranbu is popular now, but come on,! These figures get a release in such a short period of time, while other characters are just a big unknown. For now we can only wait and see. The brand is still new so hopefully they’ll start to think of other guys too.

Back on the track!

Let’s see the nendoroid at last.

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We get quite a bunch of accessories, that match the anime and Koyomi well. His expressions are just amazing!
So we get: default serious face, scared face, pervert face (!), additional bangs part, 2 ahoges >O<, school bag, Kokorowatari, standard base, street base, some hands and legs.

Let’s take a closer look.
Default expression.

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You can change the bangs and ahoges freely.

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Scared expression

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And the pervert face!

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Despite the small size (average 10cm) the painting is very clean and detailed.
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The other base that should imitate a street comes with some parts to hold the background picture. The picture is inside the box on the inner package.


I hate damaging the boxes so I’m not cutting it out and printed my own backgrounds.


Bonus pictures!

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This nendoroid brings many posing options with it. There are lots of parts and the possibility to display the nendo with a background is something new and cool. All parts fit perfectly, I have absolutely no complaints about this figure and I would recommend it to anyone! It’s really fun to play with 😉



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