Cu-Poche Kirino Kousaka by Kotobukiya

Who among you guys have watched “Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Season 1 and 2 (My Little Sister Can’t Be this Cute)?”

The one I will show you today is the famous character from that anime, Kirino Kousaka. She is a 14-year old younger sister with tsundere-like and cold attitude. She loves adult games with a lot of older brother/little sister themes and owns  other goods related to Meruru (a show in the anime).  In short, she is an otaku.

This figure is Cu-Poche Kirino Kousaka by Kotobukiya and sculpted by Hideaki Ohya.  Cu-poche is highly poseable and articulated giving you various stances and cute poses.


I received this adorable little one last week and I’ve been preparing for her set since I was told that they’ll be sending her. Special thanks to Kotobukiya for this figure.

IMG_2544-2Cu-Poche Kirino Kousaka includes 2 extra face plates, 5 extra hands, 1 folding arm, bag, cellphone, magnetic stands and her own plastic.

magnetsCu-Poche figures have magnets under their feet matching their magnetic base making their poses stable. But as for me, I seldom use it.

I have been asked if Cu-Poche can stand on its own even without the stand. Yes, it can but it will limit its posing so I use my own technique. That technique is using hook wires or that plastic thing that connects the figure to its base so I can get the pose that I want. I Photoshop visible wires/stand if seen on my photos.

Almost everything in this set is hand-made . I tried to recreate scenes similar to the anime. From  drawers, bed, curtain to Computer.  I used few re-ment miniatures for room decoration.  If you are a toy collector or a gamer otaku you can probably relate on how she reacts on each photos.  Because I do, that’s so me whenever I get a package full of figures.

Tiny figure boxes and pc game boxes are papercraft. I scanned my Cu-Poche boxes, googled Kotobukiya figure images and then make a box template using those images via Photoshop. Does it seem like a lot of work to do? Hmm maybe, maybe not. It depends on your time and mood actually.

I made some of these box templates downloadable, just click HERE. It’s up to you to re-size it however big you want the boxes to be. Download Kirino’s Pink Laptop HERE. You can print it on any paper, but I used photo paper and it didn’t allow me to fold the laptop to close. Anyway, happy paper folding! ^^.


These photos are featured on Kotobukiya Facebook page. OMG! ^_^

Anyway, here ya go!

My Little Sister Can’t be this cute whenever she gets new figures and PC games!
































Cu-Poche figures advertising themselves.




The Room:




IMG_2674-2Cu-Poche Kirino is a really nice figure. If you’re a fan of Oreimo, you should definitely get her. Her overall cuteness and features are a great standard that you wouldn’t want to miss.

I enjoyed taking her photos and posing her around. If you play with the figure’s legs, she can actually sit like the last photo. Those are things that you can’t do with other chibi figures. Look, she looks.. alive! 🙂

I hope Kotobukiya will make Cu-Poche Kuroneko, Saori and Ayase. Well, I do hope they also make male character Cu-Poche to match these girls.

That’s all for today!


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Mikeh says:

    This is the best figure related thing I have seen today, and I’ve been to Akihabara ^^ Thank youThank youThank you for the box templates!

    1. sheng says:

      It’s a pleasure. ^_^

      Glad you liked these photos too! 😀

  2. skycells says:

    Wow, awesome photos!! I always love seeing one of your new posts 😀

    1. sheng says:

      Thank you skycells!

  3. jentsukase says:

    I hope, the Black Magician Girl Cu-Poche will be as cute as this… w
    I thought that they aren’t as good as Nendoroids.. >.<

    1. sheng says:

      Cu-Poche and nendos are both cute. Nendos have this super moe expressions that can kill u >_<. While cupoche can be very poseable that adds to its cuteness factor. But I still love them both 😀

    2. Tian says:

      The articulation helps Cu-Poches a lot. Nendoroids tend to have very cute expressions, but the poses are more limited so you have to work around that. But creativity solves all!

  4. Looks like you really enjoyed Kirino! That’s a lot of amazing photos! Great setup again and all, the small ps2 console is cute haha! =3 Your photos tempt me to buy a cu poche myself.. they’re really great as a mascot.. cute moveable figure =3

    1. sheng says:

      Thanks, I was really excited getting Kirino and I’ve just finished watching the 2nd season of the anime.
      Maybe it’s time for you to buy a mascot for your desktop? :3

  5. wieselhead says:

    There is too much kawaii in these pictures ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ, all the tiny furniture, re mint and mini boxes.
    I don’t like Kirino for giving her brother hell on earth, but as Cu Poche she’s really cute.
    I like the (≖ u ≖) face a lot.

    good job on the setup and pictures of course.

    1. sheng says:

      Hahaha. I really liked that face expression too, so Kirino in the anime.
      I’m happy you enjoyed this set as well. Thanks!

    2. sheng says:

      I like that face expression too, so Kirino. 😀
      Glad you enjoyed this set of photos! Thank you 😉

  6. Tian says:

    This might be my favorite photo set ever! Kirino sure has a lot of figures… her collecting Cu-Poche figures is so meta!! I just love the creativity behind all these. My favorite’s the one with Kirino on the bed with sunlight coming through the window. I really like her expressions too – all the essential Kirino expressions are accounted for.

    1. sheng says:

      When I watched the 2nd season of anime, I knew right then what to do with Cu-poche Kirino.
      Thank you very much, and I’m so happy many enjoyed this set too. ^_^

  7. 赤信号 says:

    OMG OMG OMG. That’s an insane amout of paper-folding =3 And I love your sets as always, it’s super amazing. Even before unpacking I like how Kotobukiya positioned Kirino in a leaping pose giving some life to her even in a box! Her AKIHABAARRAAAAA call was pretty memorable off Season 2 =3

    1. sheng says:


      I just kind of disappointed how the anime turned out.. errr.. Not really into incest genre. But thanks to Kotobukiya for producing so cute figure XD makes me forget the final 3 episodes. Haha

      1. 赤信号 says:

        IKR! I mean i knew the ending way before the anime but seeing it in movement kinda reconfirmed my distaste..ah well it was fun while it lasted…except for the end =/

  8. Hi Sheng thanks for the nice review…. my personal opinion i like cu poche better than nendoroid ver… cu poche look more cute anyway can you made DVD box set in meruru picture?? the one i dissapointed is lack of the dvd box if kotobukiya give this along with handphone and bag this was perfect kirino chibi figure IMO…

    1. sheng says:

      That DVD box is goin to be so tiny if I have to make it. But I will try when I get some free time again. ^_^

  9. Peachhy says:

    I really love your pictures. It looks so great and be jolly. Your picture is my inspiration to set the post of Cu-poche with their accessories. Thank you so much for these pictures. I will be waiting for the next photos of Cu-poche. >w<

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