Usually I limit myself to buying figures from anime I’ve seen or video games I’ve played. I fear that I would buy a lot more figures otherwise. I had to make an exception for Sena though.
Sena has some pretty nifty accessories, which is the main reason I bought her. She has a couch, a television, and a PS3. Plus, I really like her sparkly expression. Did the rest of her fit my expectations? Let’s find out!
I enjoy the fact that Sena is a cute girl that plays video games. Well, I guess she does. She’s pretty basic otherwise. Hair, check. School uniform, check. Her sparkly face is pretty cute.
Her butterfly clip is pretty. The edges are rougher than I’d like or expected, and it’s already fallen out more often than I’d like. The transparency is pretty awesome.
It looks like the painter for my Sena didn’t really care to get it right. One of her socks is pretty sloppy. I definitely like her petticoat though! Nice little bit of detailing there.
The accessories are curiously devoid of detail. Perhaps the PS3 couldn’t be labeled as such for legal reasons. I still think it could be more detailed. In fact I know it could be more detailed. I have other nendos with tiny accessories that have better detailing.
Just look at the back of the television. Plenty of detailing without any brand stamp. It’s weird.
The bottom of the television cart is pretty rough. This is the kind of thing I expect to see from kits I put together from plastic frames since I’m generally too lazy to neaten up the pieces. I don’t expect this from a finished product.
I don’t mind the television being blank, but white was really the wrong color choice. It’s very glaring. The PS3 fits very snugly in the cabinet, though!
I felt the way Sena looks while playing Mega Man 2 the other night. That game is unforgiving! With this picture, I also realized that it is pretty well impossible to take a picture of Sena sitting on the couch where you can’t see her underwear. If you angled from above it’s possible, but it might look a little weird. She sits fairly securely. There wasn’t too much tipping her over for this shot.
Tsundere pose! (Her cheek was probably smudged by me. I didn’t notice any problems with her faces upon first opening her box.)
Final verdict? Sena is 50/50 for me. I love her faces. She’s the only nendoroid that I see myself regularly using all expressions. However, the messiness of her production and the lack of details with her accessories really bug me. The PSP really weighs in her favor. I can see captioning many pictures of Sena with the PSP (or other nendos!).
If you really want Sena, I’d say go for her, but if not she doesn’t seem all that necessary.