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Dr. Z0mg PhD



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:22 pm Reply with quote
So, how tall is life-size here? I'm just trying to imagine one of these statues, and you know, some measurements would sure help. What're we looking at here? 160+ cm?
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jojothepunisher



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:59 pm Reply with quote
She looks more womanly than the woman who did her voice, who is probably at least 10 years older than Mumei.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:41 pm Reply with quote
The life-sized figure of Mumei looks marvelous! Smile She seems ready to take aim.
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Koda89



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:07 pm Reply with quote
jojothepunisher wrote:
She looks more womanly than the woman who did her voice, who is probably at least 10 years older than Mumei.


I know, right?! Even now I still have to call bs on Mumei supposing to be only 12. I've accepted that the character's age may be 12, but her design is no way in hell that of a 12 year old. Then again, I think the character designer has trouble drawing characters in the tween/early teen age range because the design Biba had in the flashback to when he was significantly younger(I think it was somewhere between 12 and 14 he was supposed to be at the time) looked almost exactly the same as adult Biba. Laughing
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Beltane70



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:27 pm Reply with quote
That looks really nice, but the price tag puts it out of my budget! Heck, that thing costs more than my car did when I bought it!
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:39 pm Reply with quote
Man, that's really great looking! If I had the money, I would apply. Completely serious. I really loved her character.
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BlueBeast33



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:55 pm Reply with quote
Where was it revealed that Mumei was 12?
I seriously don't remember anyone saying that in the show.
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jaykayjk10



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:58 pm Reply with quote
Oh my. $24,887? Lemme just sell my car real quick...
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:37 pm Reply with quote
BlueBeast33 wrote:
Where was it revealed that Mumei was 12?
I seriously don't remember anyone saying that in the show.


Yeah, I don't remember it either, and I've never seen any legit source, but pretty much everyone claims that's her age. And even MAL lists it under her bio. Confused
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SWAnimefan



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:51 pm Reply with quote
Mumei is taller than I anticipated. Guess the males are over 6' tall.
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Koda89



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:01 am Reply with quote
BlueBeast33 wrote:
Where was it revealed that Mumei was 12?
I seriously don't remember anyone saying that in the show.


It wasn't said in the show but it is said in the official character design book:

http://m.imgur.com/a/4t5jJ

The red highlight text says "12 years old".
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AnimeLordLuis



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:35 am Reply with quote
Damn she's only 12 years old I would have sworn when I watched the show that she was atleast 16 well now I know. Shocked
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:40 am Reply with quote
Hmm, this provides an interesting study into the design of anime characters compared to real-life humans.

But she's 12 years old? That's messed up. Like how Yoko from Gurren Lagann is 14 at the beginning of the series, or how May/Haruka in the Generatiion III Pokémon games was supposedly 10 (but 12 at the oldest). Also, shouldn't she be shorter? Unless that lady's pretty short already.
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Inopethflames



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:55 am Reply with quote
That's a pretty ridiculous price, how many huge anime fans are multimillionaires. I guess they hope 10 at least. I think the first half of the show was a lot better than the last half, for the story at least. The biba aspect and people turning into giant monsters seemed like the show turned into something else in the second half, and not as good of a something else.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:22 am Reply with quote
Inopethflames wrote:
That's a pretty ridiculous price, how many huge anime fans are multimillionaires. I guess they hope 10 at least.

There seems to have been little problem selling items like this in the past, as the lottery system for the chance to purchase one should tell you. (The lottery system isn't new, I've also seen it for other expensive but limited run items).

A person doesn't need to be a multimillionaire to purchase this, they just need to earn far more than their living expenses, and decide to spend it on something like this vs. a better place to live, money toward a new(er) car, saving for retirement, etc..
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