I was feeling the itch to do a quick figure shoot today, and it felt like Good Smile Company’s Kaori Miyazono would be fitting for springtime. Although we just had snow here like two days ago so…
Full disclosure: I have not seen Your Lie In April so I don’t have any particular attachment to this character. In terms of the design and pose of this figure, it’s pretty average (especially when compared to, say, Good Smile’s Monogatari lineup). But something about the peaceful way Kaori looks, as well as her beautiful face, made me unable to pass this one up. Kaori’s getting a re-release already, so I guess this was a popular item!
Although this figure isn’t flashy in the slightest, I did come across some nuances in Kaori’s pose even during my short photo session. I love the way the context of the photo can change depending on the angle you’re viewing the figure from. Sometimes a figure surprises you with this quality, which is part of the fun of photography.
(The background image is a screenshot taken from Makoto Shinkai’s 5cm Per Second)