Alter’s Takamachi Nanoha Summer Holiday ver. – I love me some swimsuit white devil!!!

Don’t you love it? When a character you love gets a figure wearing something you really like and in an appealing pose?

I sure do, that’s why I was thrilled to bits when Alter showcased the unpainted version of this beauty at a figure event. I mean, my favorite character, from my favorite manufacturer is always a welcomed surprise.

This figure is based on an illustration featuring the happy Takamachi household enjoying a nice summer holiday thus the name of the figure. Alter has shown off the accompanying Fate, although with a different pose and will probably also release Vivio to complete the set.

A bit glad Exilehero is taking care of buying Fate and we’ll see what happens if there is a Vivio figure. Yup, more money to throw at Alter for Nanoha figures.

I shouldn’t be surprised since Alter sure loves milking the hell out of the Nanoha series.

Well, in my opinion that’s a really good thing, after all Nanoha is the one character I love to bits so more of her is always welcomed.

As such I own more than one Nanoha figure, I own five scaled figures of her, two figmas and a dollfie.

Sadly, I been really bad at doing photo shoots for them. You wouldn’t really know I’m into Nanoha so much from looking at this blog. So far I done GSC’s Instructor Uniform ver. and Alter’s School Uniform ver. leaving Alter’s Exceed Mode and Stan By Ready Nanoha without being photographed.

At the very least I used the loli Nanoha figma for an idea I felt really happy with and I did snap a few things with her dollfie version.

I never did shoot those two Nanohas because of their size, at 1/7th they were too big for my little studio. In addition to that, Exceed Nanoha’s Bits and Stand By Ready’s Nanoha base made them too large to keep in frame properly.

I’m not so sure about Exceed Nanoha since she is a bit damaged but I do want to take pictures of the Stand By version for sure. After all now that I suffer little embarrassment when taking pictures outside in public that could solve the aforementioned problems.

While I love Nanoha, I don’t really go about buying every single figure ever by any manufacturer. I am selective, after all I want only the best renditions that can be offered so just getting every figure is no good.

This is one reason Alter is at the top of my list of manufactures, they make a lot of Nanoha figures and so far I have zero complaints about any of them.  I think now it comes down to almost blindingly buying Alter Nanoha figures.

As for the rest of the manufacturers, I have to think about it for a bit even more so when I have yet to get anything from them.

Later this year I will go give Gift my second go when they release their giant 1/4th loli Nanoha swimsuit figure. I’m also waiting to see a colored version of FREEing’s Nanoha featuring in her Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force manga iteration.

There is one other figure that I been keeping my eye on. The awesomely and fittingly named Zenryoku Zenkai version from Kotobukiya. I just love that name, best Nanoha phrase ever, plus I love how her barrier jacket is all torn and scorched. Heck, I went crazy when I saw even the hair ribbons included show battle damage.

Reminds me a lot of how Nanoha looked all beaten up, bloodied and tattered in the rendition of her battle with Fate in the manga adaptation of the movie.

Koto’s Nanoha in reminds me so much of the idea of her white devil persona that arose from the fandom.

I must say I love the idea of a nice mild mannered magical girl beating people into submission so she they will listen to her and allow her to help. A much appreciated far cry from my experiences with magical girls up until the point I watched the first series.

Up until then all the magical girl shows I seen came down to using the power of love and friendship to solve all discords, to become friends, to save the world and beat the bad guys.

This is why Nanoha struck me as interesting. She uses force to solve things, stubborn people who don’t want to listen? Let’s see if they will have a word after they been blasted to oblivion with a Divine Buster. Don’t want her help to solve your problems dark magical girl? Oh didn’t notice too busy going for a TKO with a Starlight Breaker.

After all, Nanoha is the one who gave a special meaning to word befriend.

Another thing that I found interesting was how Nanoha was not infallible. She got taken out by Fate the first time they first met with little trouble and I will never forget how she was overwhelmed by Vita at the start of A’s.

It’s nice how she gets payback, let’s see how well you fare taking the finishing move head on Fate. You think you are a at a safe distance Vita? Sorry not far enough. Nanoha sure comes back with a vengeance.

Now, enough ranting about Nanoha. Let’s get to the meat of the matter here, I want to talk about why I like this figure.

Adult Nanoha has something that I find a bit rare, a nice curvy but modest body. I really like her bosom, it’s not ridiculously big which is a turn off for me, but a nice size that falls in the middle. This swimsuit makes a nice showcase of that, I like the nice cleavage it gives her while still being reasonable.

Take a look at her hip, do you see how the swimsuit digs into them? It’s not a, this swimsuit is a few sizes too small, digging in either. It’s a nice natural showcase of how a normal girl has a bit of fat here and there even if they have a slim body. I really like nice details like that.

Ditto for her thighs, they have a nice volume to them. A little plumpness is nice here and there after all, at least for me it is.

Nanoha sure has nice long legs. I’m pretty sure everyone likes nice slim legs on a girl right?

Oddly enough, Nanoha always keeps them covered since she wears long dresses as part of her barrier jacket. Although StrikerS does give you a nice look at them with the mini skirt uniforms and zettai ryouki she wears.

I’m quite happy with the sculpting of this figure, it makes Nanoha justice in all her attractiveness.

There is one issue though, I was bothered so much by it that I did not even considered taking a picture.

Yup, it’s the nice flat butt that Alter made so Nanoha could sit nicely in her base. So bothersome since their resent Selvaria takes the opposite approach, the base conforms to her behind not the other way around.

I like the changes that were done to Nanoha’s pose, I think adds a bit more dynamism to the figure. The way she holds her arm against her hair really does a lot for me, I can definitely imagine the sea side breeze.

Painting is for all intents perfect.

I don’t think I ever had any issues at all with any Alter figures even though I own so many of them. Just for being mass produce goods there should be something off here and there, if only everyone was as good with their quality control as Alter.

I think this might just be my favorite swimsuit figure in my collection. Mind you, I don’t particularly have a lot of them in my collection.

This statement makes me a bit uneasy though. For the longest time I personally claimed Alter’s swimsuit Kos-Mos as my favorite figure but if I like this more as a swimsuit figure than my favorite where does this leave me?

This figure makes me happy, lately Alter has really been tickling my fancy with their figures.

I think that this Nanoha and their earlier Aigis are my favorite scaled figures so far this year. Then again I don’t buy that many figures from the other manufacturers besides figmas from Max Factory.

Anyways, this figure is great, buy it if you like swimsuits, Nanoha or Alter.

I didn’t see many people talk about this figure, only seen a few pictures on MFC and one review which is quite a shame. Good thing I went and rectified that by taking these pictures and making this post. :)

 

One last thing I want to mention. Right now there is a giveaway taking place where the prizes are nendos, if you are into that take a look at the giveaway post, you got until July 13th to participate.

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29 Comments

  1. Yeah, I liked the little longer text ^^

    “the happy Takamachi household” They are enchanting haha I really like that Nanoha and Fate are living together as a couple.

    Nanoha is such a likeable person and cute girl/women. She’s one of my 2d girl favorites, next to Sonico and Louise.

    The summer holiday dress is nice, I like that it looks more sporty and casual than alluring and sexy, ok I wouldn’t mind that either, but this is a good change of moods. The additional jacket is really nice.

    It’s a bit sad, that her butt is flattened, but you can’t display her with her backside exposed anyway.

    I hope Vivio will be made as well. Im still sad Fate wasn’t made like on the illustration :(

    • Good, makes me feel the extra effort was not wasted. Although it is a bid disjointed since I ended up trimming a good chunk to make it a reasonable length.

      She is, Nanoha is nice regardless of age!

      It sure is, the swimsuit, the light jacket, the accessories it really does feel like something that a girl in real life might wear.

      Sadly, the one blemish in an otherwise perfect figure!

  2. Goodness that’s yet another Alter masterpiece. That being said..all of Alter’s stuff are really good..my no.1 figure company as well. Love how Nanoha’s hair really seems to be fluttering in the breeze and the plumpness mentioned is yum as well. XD

    Enjoyed the outdoor pictures as well. =D

    • Yes, there is too ways about it for me. Alter’s quality and their selection of characters really make them stand out for me over other manufacturers.

      Indeed, I forgot to mention the hair but the strands of hair flowing the breeze is really nice. But the plumpness, oh boy, I love it.

      For a swimsuit figure being outdoors is quite fitting isn’t it?

  3. This figure reminds me of that Sushi documentary I watched a while ago. Like sushi, you don’t need the fanciest, most complicated idea for a figure to be good. Sometimes, all you need are good curves and a nice cleavage. I also like the little “windows” on her bikini bottom. PEEKABOO

    It really is a shame about her butt, though. Ever since that DAT ASS anal doujin, Nanoha’s butt has risen in importance exponentially. Such a thing must not be compromised!

  4. Ah, it’s flat bum Nanoha! Man, that would have annoyed me so much too. I’m so glad Selvaria didn’t suffer the same fate.
    It’s also too bad Alter didn’t do their Fate to match the illustration. Would have been pretty neat if they could have made them so the figure bases connected or something.

    • It wouldn’t bother me so much if it wasn’t for Selvaria, I know there is better so it bugs me to no end.

      I wonder why they change it, there have being figures in that type of pose before and they look fine. Besides isn’t Fate’s ass the miracle of the universe or something?

      I still expect the bases to connect, Alter can just put a chunk of wall with Fate I suppose.

  5. Not like the Ms. Fanservice type of girls in a figure. And that’s why I would love this Nanoha.

    It’s been long since I have seen this close to real type of figures. And that hair carried away by the wind in a direction, and the pose… needs moar wind breeze effects… just kidding.

    Still sexy, still a nice figure to have. And man, I am now imagining sitting side by side with her, on a beach on a windy day… enjoying the moment….. and what’s to follow? You imagine. ( ^__-)-b

    • Hot sea side love making?

      Yes, I like it, the figure is at a nice mid pointing between enough fan service and reasonable display of assets.

  6. Paint smudges aside, I really like the way the fat is distributed here. My only fear for this figure is, wont those ribbons bend downwards or break off? @_@

    Lol “let’s go to the meat of the matter here” (looks at above picture Lmao

    • Probably not, they are not particularly heavy.

      Yes, thank you for acknowledging my lame pun! XD

    • You know I always been bothered with MILF tag when applied to Nanoha. While it is certainly applicable to Nanoha by all means I have come to associate that tag with middle aged women. Nanoha is not middle aged, she is 25 as of the latest manga which makes her just right for me.

      • Nanoha is a fucking cheater. She gets to be a mother without being an old hag or TEEN PREGGERS. Adoption is clearly OP — NERF ADOPTION.

  7. Quite a nicely sculpted figure and great photos as always, but I am still in love with child Nanoha. That’s the only Nanoha I accept! >_<

    • While I do prefer loli Nanoha any time of the day a nice grownup Nanoha every now and then is a nice change of pace.

  8. a nice looking Nanoha figure, like u said it is nearly flawless in terms of quality, lucky u :)

    only worry is her flowing hair ribbon may get in the way if wanna pose together with Fate, after u guys get her too of course

    • It sure is, Alter has been making me happy with their figures this year.

      I never occurred to me, I guess it comes down to if both figures are meant to be displayed together after all.

  9. Nice another swimwear shoot :3
    She looks great, very good adaptation from the illustration altough the pose is a bit different which took me a while to realise lol

    the most appealing pose i have to say is Fate from the picture.. ^^

    • Yup, gotta go and so all these swimsuit figures while it is the appropriate season.

      I think the small tweaks to the pose in the illustration turned out for the better. Too bad can’t say the same about Fate, her behind is one of her high points.

  10. Nanoha looks pretty good in that pose. I’m impressed with the sculpting of her body, it looks like what you would expect from an athletic girl. Her face and hair also look great the way it’s blowing in the wind.

    • Yes, oh yes so much. I have several adult Nanoha figures, I think this might just become my favorite for all the reasons you mentioned.

  11. She looks great. I love the pose, the blowing hair and the little details on her. Nanoha looks lovely all grown up like this and in a sexy swimsuit. Good choice buying her ^^