Rorona by MegaHouse - Did you use alchemy to make your breasts bigger?

Hey all, for today's entry we'll be looking at Arland's most clumsy talented loved well-known Alchemist.

Figure Info

Character Name
Rororina Fryxell (Rorona for short)
Rorolina Fryxell (I've seen it spelled both ways)
Origins
Atelier Rorona (PS3 game)
Kishida Mel (Artist)
Manufacturer
MegaHouse
Scale
1/8th
Price
6,200 JPY
Where I got her
Amiami

Rorona is the apprentice of a great alchemist that is suddenly found fighting for her right to keep her alchemy shop thanks to the kingdom's internal politics and a lazy master. However, as great as her teacher is she never actually taught Rorona any alchemy so she is left to fend for herself and try to not get shut down.

Rorona's character is that of a very clumsy, cheery girl who people can't help to bully have fun with. However as time passes she starts to become a bit more like her master, a bit perverted, but it's ok because they're all girls!

Rorona's also a bit dense, many times has she hurt others by calling townsfolk old or bald with no evil intentions at all.

The people in Rorona's world dress rather normally, perhaps a bit formal. Rorona's way of dress is actually a bit extravagant by those standards. Why does she wear such ridiculous dress? Why that's how all alchemist dress of course! Or so her master told her. Also Kishida Mel is the main character designer of the game so you get a very fluffy-fluffy feeling from the designs. I've yet to see a figure emulate the feel of his designs, I hope to someday get one.

Hats off! Though Rorona doesn't die if hatless, she does lose a lot of Identity without it. I present thee brown-hair, blue-eyed girl A.

You can take off her cape to reveal a lot of her neckline. Personally I think she looks a but more sophisticated this way, like a more mature and refined Rorona.

And of course you can take it all off, but I like her more with hats on.

Details on her are all pretty good. The translucent orb things she carries are particularly well made.

I don't remember this bag from the game. It has some scratches and bruises apparently, since I didn't notice them as I was taking the photos.

Detail on the boots is pretty nice, specifically the folds give the feeling of softness. Her hat has a mechanical feather or something on it, must be an alchemy thing. The base is actually pretty nice and simple, clear plastic with a simple pattern on it.

Alchemy Staff, the first staff you get in the game. I'm not sure what the flask are supposed to do. Knowing the Atelier universe you just stir the alchemy pot with it and the flask are just decoration.

One of the things that really surprised me about this figure is that she has tremendous legs! Meaty, plump, soft-looking legs. In the games she's supposed to be somewhat young, but this figure makes her look a bit older, curvy and womanly. This clashes a bit Rorona's character, but I like to imagine that this is just 20-something year old Rorona cosplaying her old cutesy self trying to feel young again, only to look erotic by her overflowing sexiness. By the way here's what she looks like as older Rorona, I quite like her longer hair.

Her thighs are particularly plump, this coupled with the dimples on the back of her knees, give her a very healthy look.

Her buttocks actually have great detail in the sculpting so i had to take a pic to show the splendor. Unlike many other figures, it's not all that easy to get a panty-shot from Rorona.

To accompany her great legs comes a great bust. She's also much more modest sized in the game and designs, which contributes to my whole old-maid Rorona image. I'm not complaining, looks very good on her. The pendant she has just servers to put emphasis on her great rack. The pendant is pretty rough with a very noticeable seam lime in the middle, and there's some overflowing of glue on the strap. This is my biggest complain of the figure, probably because it detracts form an otherwise perfect bosom.

Because of the translucent materials I just had to take a photo like this.

The good

  • Great sculpt with very sexy legs and bosom
  • Good detail and overall pretty clean figure
  • Costume is pure fetish fuel
  • Various cast off options that don't look unnatural

The bad

  • Though overall clean, big mess on her chest pendant
  • Her design is not quite as happy and fluffy as Kishida Mel's
  • Her head is tilted downwards which gives her a somewhat sad feel

The extra

  • She's actually somewhat big for a 1/8th scale figure.

Who should buy this?

I'd say she's a pretty safe bet if anyone is thinking of buying her. She's not the most impressive figure but she delivers in quality and sex appeal. If you're a fan of Rorona or if you just think she's cute I'd recommend on getting her. There were still some left on Amiami at the time of writing this too!

 

Till next time~

Pre-order list: the mid year edition!

I’m feeling all partied out and too sleep deprived to actually go take pictures. So I will give you a pre-order list instead.

Here it is my and exilehero’s pre-order list for the next chunk of the year.

The previous list from February.

June

To start off an exclusive from the Good Smile Shop. I love me some Homu Homu. I, like many, was disappointed by the lack of weapons in the Homura figma. It all became clear when this figma was sold as a Wonfes exclusive, the more guns for Homura the better. I look forward to it even more so since it includes that lovely hair bow.

No, you can’t have enough Puella Magi as long as it is Homura!

 

 

Don’t you have enough Puella Magi already? Though I suppose I do like homura better with her school uniform. Maybe I just think those sock boots are too silly. But what do you do with a non-magical version of a magical girl? Make them eat cake? Actually scratch that, it might be a good idea. We’ll make millions!

The lovely Chie from Persona 4 my second favorite girl from that game. I’m so happy that the anime managed to garner enough attention from Max Factory to make more Persona figmas. Chie is so nice I love her tomboyish personality. I gotta say though after the anime I don’t think the English VA will be able to match Yui Horie even though it was a really good dub in the game.

 

 

I thought the English VA was very good when I was playing the game, then I watched the anime, there’s just no comparison. Can’t go back to the game without cringing anymore. Anyway I didn’t like the way they did her face. I know it looks more like in the game art but I got used to the game model and anime version. She seems more playful there. She has spats under that right?

The clumsy piece of moeness that is Rorona, best clumsy alchemist ever. Until Totori came around anyways.

MegaHouse went and did this depiction of the titular character from Atelier Rorona and it looks spot on. Still not close enough to Kishida Mel’s illustrations but not bad at all. Never gotten anything from MegaHouse so I look forward to see how it is when exilehero gets her.

Also, go play the Atelier games on the PS3, they are really nice.

 

Eh, I take insult to you belittling Rorona next to Totori. I think they’re a little too different to compare.

Promo shots look fine for her, hope I’m not disappointed. Only thing off with her is that I think her breasts are a little too big compared to the in-game character and art. Though I just think to myself that it’s Rorona form later on in the game where she finishes blossoming through puberty.

 

This stupid idiot, while I did not end up keeping up with Akibarangers in the end it is a nice show from what I did watch. It is really nice if you like super sentai stuff since it plays with and against the usual tropes and cliches associated with it.

I never gotten anything other Precures from the SH Figuart line so I wanna see how good it is with this stuff after exilehero gets the set.

 

 

I watched Akiba ranger and I really liked the show, so I’m getting the figuarts. I think they have great potential to do comics with. It’s too bad I couldn’t get the Z-Cune transformation gun though, it was sold out when I woke up. I’m not that bummed out about it though since it was really darn expensive.

 

 

 

July

Sanya is my favorite girl from Strike Witches, she is also the only who wears any sort of bottoms and doesn’t run around pantless.

After Miyafuji it seem there wouldn’t be more figmas from Strike Witches but I’m glad the line continues. I don’t plan to get all of them but for the girls I like Sanya there is no question. After all just look at her cute demure expressions.

 

 

Sanya is boring, she’s wearing normal clothes. I still like her though and the rocket launcher is a nice prop. I’m a little surprised you’re not just getting them all, you’d be just like 2 away from getting them all.

 

I hate this guy, he should burn in hell and suffer eternal torment. If I ever did a top ten list of my most hated characters he would be in the top five may be top three.

Nice figma though.

 

 

 

If you already have Gutts why not get Griffith? Well Griffith figma has a prettier face than even girls, it’s insane. Promo shots make him look very detailed, hope he comes out alright. He’ll make a really good villain.

This Fate is awesome, nice and sexy. I do not mind so much that the figure differs from the illustration. Although I suppose a big deal of appeal is Fate’s pleasing behind. Not that it matters since I’m quite happy with Alter’s swimsuit clad Nanoha.

 

 

 

 

Fate’s ass is the miracle of the universe and all but lately Nanoha’s not far behind. I recently found out that it’s actually Nanoha with the bigger butt and fate with the bigger boobs, according to official details anyway. I don’t think the lecherous artists from pixiv focus on just one thing of any of the girls though.

Anyway the figure looks great to me so far, maybe I’d wish it was a bit more interesting. When you put it next to Nanoha she looks a bit plain. I’m hoping to like her more when I see her in front of me.

The second member of the Akibarangers. She is blue and tsundere and the one sane person. Looking at these, they sure are more detailed than actual official super sentai.

 

 

 

 

Now that you’re comparing them, Akibarangers seem to have much more interesting costumes than the normal Sentai, which are just wearing spandex. Akibarangers have armor! It helps that designs are made by the Tiger and Bunny guy.

 

 

 

 

August

Giant figure of loli Nanoha in a bikini. I see no reason not to buy this. Just look at those slims legs, the delicate budding chest, the cute frilly two piece, the 1/4th scale. It’s so awesome.

 

 

 

 

You are just a lolicon.

Yukiko, the resident yamato nadeshiko of Persona 4. Yukiko and Chie must be together so buying them was a no question. Hmm... come to think of it, the Persona 4 crew sure use some questionable weapons like Yukiko’s fan.

My only complaint is that there is no expression of when Yukiko goes into one of her laughing fits.

 

 

I like the Yukiko figma better than the Chie one since she looks a bit more like the anime. Wonder if they’ll come up with summer uniforms or like shadow versions and such, since she doesn’t seem to come with the shadow face.

I’m still a big Precure fan and I’m still a big Heartcatch fan in particular. So I ended getting this exclusive release of Cure Blossom in her Super Silhouette form. If there is one thing I loved about Heartcatch is how expressive the girls were. The chance to get more expressions for them is a big plus for me.

 

 

 

Bigger hair and bigger costume, good luck trying to balance that one. Wonder if they come out with some of the smile girls. They seem like they’d fit that form well. I just remembered that I’m so behind watching Precure. heart thing on the background, since it looks kinda CGed in. I would actually like if they made figuarts.

 

 

 

The last of the Akibarangers, the silly cosplaying woman. Ever since I saw her I still can’t get over the twin tail helmet thing.

Apparently these are very popular as they sold out almost instantly. Aren’t you happy you managed to pre-order them before?

 

 

 

Apparently it’s normal for sentai stuff to sell out that fast, just look at the Moe Moe Z-Cune that sold out like nothing I’m camping for the robo itasha since I really do want that one.

 

 

 

 

September

I get the impression that people did not like Symphogear. I don’t quite understand why, since it had a nice set of characters, some yuri, Mizuki Nana, music by Mizuki Nana and a nice decent storyline.

Since I really liked it, that means I go buy the merchandise like this lovely figma of the protagonist, Hibiki. I find it interesting that this figma has four different faces when the norm is two or three.

 

This figma actually looks really clean and you can’t see the joints that people like to complain about. I wanted to get her too but in the end I didn’t go for it. Guess I don’t like Hibiki that much. I might go for Tsubasa or Chriss though.

You can’t have Sanya without Eila trailing too far behind so here we go. Eila is the other sensible dressed girl, it almost looks like she is just wearing a really short skirt with that coat of hers.

I look forward to some yurilicious scenes between Eila and Sanya.

 

 

 

I don’t think Eila gets enough credit, everyone seems to focus on Sanya. Eila is one of my favorite witches though I’m not sure she fits well as a figma since she’s not very expressive. I guess I like how she acts more than how she looks.

T-elos is cool, she is what I call deliciously evil. Unlike her counterpart, evil Kos-Mos sure showed more personality ranging from arrogance to outright hatred.

I did not particularly like her after Xenosaga but because of the Super Robot Wars spin off Endless Frontier that changed. I look forward for her and Kos-Mos to be together and “become one” all over again.

 

 

Hmm... her skin tone looks a little too dark to me. I also think that Kos-Mos has the better exploding breast thing. And I also wonder if the legs are sculpted from the same mold, Kos-Mos’s butt/tights seem to be more alluring because she wears a skirt. Look at me nothing but complaints about T-elos, then again i don’t really know much about her.

Heartcatch in general was very expressive but all that pales in comparison to Cure Marine here. If Bandai decided to include all her expressions show on the show she would need dozens and dozens of them. Much like Blossom a chance to get more of them is worthwhile enough.

 

 

 

Super Silhouette is kinda silly now that I look at it. They just cram the girls with frilly clothes, I guess that’s the best way to show that they powered up. Though I’m not gonna complain about the elbow-gloves.

 

 

 

 

 

There you have the next batch of stuff we are buying. There is still some stuff that was delayed or hasn't been released yet from our last list, if you wanna see those you can read them up.