Any anime by Sunrise would stand a high chance of having either model kit or figure by Bandai. It's like a strong sponsor backing ready to roll out its merchandises. Here we have the model kit of first Valvrave in samurai style, featured in the anime 'Valvrave The Liberator'. Valvrave I Hito model kit is scaled in 1/144 and presumably in High Grade though it is not reflected on the box. After assembled, Valvrave I Hito stands (15cm) taller over average Gundam of the same scale.
Valvrave's mecha design is somehow humanoid which explains the high articulation for many great poses. I won't discount the effort by Bandai, making the model kit so nimble and at the same time, well balanced. What I dislike about this kit are the sensor senses nerves mounted on the back. These pairs of butterfly effect parts caused quite an obstructions whenever I tried posing or putting the katanas on the skirts. The other drawback would be the stickers. They are rather thick, not really adhesive and colour tends to run after several rubbings. The stickers are like bumps on the surface. I would rather have those thin plastic stickers especially for the insignia.
The things like about this kit are the abundance of weapons and the complimentary display stand. Cool meter weapons from rifle, sickles, katanas shields which could all be combined to one single weapon of mass destruction. The melee weapons and strike effect part comes in transparent plastic, as such some painting/spraying are required to touch the kit.