Watch out!!! There is a Manabian in the sky!!!

Er… yeah how to follow that up? Hmm… Oh yeah!

Massugu GO!

In case you are wondering what a Manabian is, then you need to take a look at the charming show that is Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!

More specifically though, that title would probably only apply to Manabi herself.

Once in a while I come accross figures that have been released before I got into collecting them, Manabi is one of them.

Amamiya Manami is the protagonist of the aforementioned show and manga Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! that aired back in early 2007.

This rendition of Manabi was released back in mid 2007 by Good Smile Company for a nice 5524 yen.

This was about a year before I got into figure collecting but this figure always caught my eye after having watched the show.

There are several reasons that she caught my eye.

Among them is Manabi’s pose riding her hover scooter as if she was jumping into the air shouting her catchphrase.

Very fitting if you ask me given her energetic personality.

Much like her pose at top her scooter I love her face, her eyes and her smile so full of energy.

Plus there is always Good Smile Company’s attention to small details as you can see on her backpack and PDA.

One thing I really liked was how the scooter going over some water was used as the base.

I tend to like diorama styled bases more over all and I don’t mind paying a bit extra for them.

I almost forgot to mention it, I obtained Manabi when GSC made a re-release last year or was it two years ago?

Can’t remember exactly when it was.

I think Manabi might be my second or third favorite scaled figure, she should have to fight it out with one of my Nanoha’s or Momohime for second place.

Kos-Mos is in first place if you are curious.

That’s all gotta say for now about Manabi.

Don’t forget Massugu GO!



About Miette-chan

I like girls, games, Japanese media and Touhou. I take pictures of things I like. Also have a blog.
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13 Responses to Watch out!!! There is a Manabian in the sky!!!

  1. Nopy says:

    I haven’t seen Manabi Straight so I don’t know much about the figure, but she does look nice. Her PDA looks really detailed, and I like the scooter she’s riding.

  2. Fabienne says:

    That’s a very cute figure, she’s one of those figures who instantly puts a smile on my face 😉
    The pose is very cool, I also like her detailed outfit. the red knapsack is a nice detail as well as the PDA.

    I don’t know her origin but I think I will watch the anime;D

  3. TAKET0MB0 says:

    Haha that little YouTube clip was adorable, ive never come across the series myself but looks quite interesting
    Awesome photos as well, those detail shots really blew me away the PDA and writing on the backpack especially!

  4. radiant says:

    Nice shoot! I have this same figure. She’s been packed up into storage though, to make some room for other figures to be displayed.

    I had her on display for a good year and a half before finally putting her away. Thanks for bringing back the memories. 🙂

    • Miette-chan says:

      Sad to hear she is storage being such a nice figure but with some of the current releases being so good I can see why you would do so.

      Happy to hear these pictures took you down the memory lane.

  5. Ashlotte says:

    Oh god Manabi! Been a long time since I heard anything about that show…Nostalgic to say the least.

    Very very cute figure though! That base is really fun with the scooter and all. I always find vehicles make things more fun. :p

    • Miette-chan says:

      It’s nostalgic for me too, one of the first few shows I watched after I really go into the hobby.

      I been in love with this figure for years, the awesome pose full of energy the unique base for the time. Good thing GSC did a re-leease a couple of years ago.

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