This is Rozalin from the video game Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories on the PS2. The figure is by Griffon Enterprises. I’ve played the first Disagea game (Disgaea: Hour of Darkness) but I haven’t played the 2nd one yet. The Disgaea series are created by Nippon Ichi and are strategy RPGs. Generally the overall opinion seems to be that Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is better then Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories. But personally I’m anticipating liking Disgaea 2 more. Why? Well in general I’m not that fond of moe type females, and the two leads of the first game are just that. I prefer characters with womanly beauty and grace like this Rozalin. I loved playing Laharl as the anti-hero in Disgaea 1 but I really like the sound of the hero from the 2nd game and the situation under which he and Rozalin meet. Although these are just predictions on my part because (for me) a love of character design is important in games and anime.
When I made figure cancellations I originally cancelled Rozalin, but then I decided to sacrifice another figure in her place. I’m a sucker for wings and elegant dresses. The reason I cancelled was because I was unsure of if I liked how the dress sat on her boobs and if that bit of flare in the dress would make the figure look bad, I couldn’t decide on those 2 things. After getting the figure I approve of both, the little bit of flare in her dress makes the figure more fluid and alive, it’d be boring if she was just standing there. Plus she seems like a lively stubborn character, without that little motion there I’m not sure her personality would be portrayed quite right.
There are just so many details worth admiring on the figure, Rozalin may be my most detailed figure yet. All those crazy bows somehow work on her in that outfit. I love how nicely her fingernails are painted and the attention to detail with the ring and her hair band. I absolutely adore her hair style and the way her eyes are looking to the right. The base is a little big but it makes sense because her gown is so large and flipping out.
If I had any complaint on this figure it’d be that she is small. She is about the size of a figma (see above), but I realize now that when I pre-ordered her I didn’t know her scale. Griffon figures seem to always be on the larger side so I assumed she would be the same. Well it’s not that I dislike her small size, I just wish she cost a little less then $55 considering her size. But I said myself that she is the most detailed figure I own…maybe the size is a trade-off for that detail. Anyway I highly recommend her but be aware that she is on the small side.