Bought this Deluxe Edition Kotobukiya Kit of Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Takemikazuchi Type-00F Yui Takamura during my Japan trip when coincided with the released. At the same time, I was decisive to also get the trading figure of Yui Takamura by VOLKS which at that time pretty limited and had to fork up a bit more to get my hands on Princess Yui. An impressive kit that stands approximately 18cm, rather the height of an average MG Gundam kit. Some bonuses to the kit included a variable display stand, a pre-painted alien known as BETA and pre-painted blood-stained katana.
Based on the anime released in year 2012 'Total Eclipse', an alternative to the highly popular eroge that never go wrong combining mecha with heroine. Takemikazuchi is the 3 generation Surface Tactical Fighter manned for royal guard in Japan. Far surpassing the Shiranui in terms of performance, noble piloted the Takemikazuchi, leading other TSF into battle, like Samurai leading his troops.
The good thing about kotobukiya kit is that those sharp edgy corner of mecha would not be compromised for safety reason. The articulation of this kit is superb and could be posed in different ways. When assembled the robot could still hold up on its own despite those weapon, gears and aeroplane-like thrusters attached to the rear. Like most model kits, the parts tends fall apart when posing, actually this kit has a higher tendency. Taking orangish yellow as a primary colour for mecha is pretty unique and some purple (translucent parts on the kit) provided the contrast.