Being a relatively new figure manufacturer, ques Q certainly has the odds against them succeeding in the business, but with the meticulous attention to quality and mystique of being a low-key name, they’ve slowly but surely captured the attention of most figure otaku. They’ve certainly made a believer out of me, and with their latest announcement of a Kousaka Kirino Swimsuit Ver. figure that blows anything that the competition has offered so far, it won’t be long before they make it into the mainstream consciousness. I absolutely love this Kirino. Apart from the vibrant expressions and the beautiful body sculpt (curves at the right places make a difference), the painting on this one is reminiscent of other ques Q figures, meaning, not out of the ordinary. Oh and the hair color! This Kirino got the perfect shade of orange that the Kotobukiya and Cospa ones never got right, so that’s another point for this one. If there was one Kirino I’d consider buying, this might be it. ques Q’s Kirino Swimsuit Ver. will be released in January 2012 for a very agreeable price of 6400 yen.
Images taken from AmiAmi.