Cu-Poche Saber by Kotobukiya

Today’s post is my figure photos of Cu-Poche Saber by Kotobukiya, which is sculpted by Haruhi Murakami.

For those of you out there who’s not familiar with Saber.  Saber is the fictional character in Japanese visual novel, Fate/Stay Night by Type-MoonShe is a strong-willed woman, full of courage and very determined to win the Holy Grail war.  I personally like that character of Saber.  One of the reasons why she become one of my favorite characters to collect.

I haven’t played the visual novel but I have watched the anime, Fate/Stay Night and its prequel, Fate/Zero, and Rin’s route Unlimited Bladeworks movie.  I enjoyed the series so much that I ended up buying their chibi figures.

Now that Kotobukiya made a Cu-Poche version of her, I wonder if they will make another character from the series. Hmm.


She arrived with Kirino Cu-Poche several weeks ago and this figure is sponsored by Kotobukiya. Thank you! ^_^

IMG_2830Cu-Poche Saber comes with 2 extra face plates, 2 swords and avalon, 4 extra hands, magnetic base and her plastic.  I was kind of hoping that there’s an extra flowy hair maybe, to make her pose natural.

I chose dark and battle-themed backdrop for this photo shoot which I think is perfect for Saber. I remember Saber fighting so powerful in the series in low light setting. I think it’s hard to make a cheerful photo of Saber, but I will try to make one with other Cu-Poche girls when I have time.

So here ya go:











IMG_2904-2I like how I can bend her knee to this level and stand without using any of her stands.










When Kotobukiya released a Cu-Poche version, I was thrilled to get my hands on her. Imagine a chibi Saber with an elegant and graceful stance, detailed armor and articulation make this figure precious as ever.

Her dress/armor is just perfectly detailed. However, there are a couple of times when her pop-sleeves-like on her shoulder fall off (sorry I don’t know what its called). It’s actually detachable to help you move around her shoulders and pose her arms the way you want.  So if you are outdoor, be very careful not to lose them. There were about 5 shots when I realized her sleeves were missing and I had to look for them on the floor. Glad I found them.

Same thing with her ahoge ( literally foolish hair, which is a visual cue common to Japanese anime and manga.- Wiki). It has tendency to fall off when you are adjusting her pose and you wouldn’t even notice it. So be very careful even when you are at home.

I am really happy to add her in my Saber Collection.  I think it’d be nice to have a Cu-Poche Saber Alter too. Haha! >_<

I think that’s all for today, next Cu-Poche photos will be Black Magician Girl, kindly look forward to it! ^_^


9 Comments Add yours

  1. wieselhead says:

    is the head the same size as Haruka’s?

    Saber looks cool, not as cute as other cu poches, but ok, it fits her character ^^

    I have the super moveable Saber Nendoroid and well, her head is too big and the arms too short for elaborate poses.
    It’s good to see that this cu poche, can be posed without these restrictions,

    1. sheng says:

      Oh I forgot to check if they have the same size, I’m pretty sure they do. We can use their faceplates to other cu-poche 😉 😉

      I have the supermovable Saber nendoroid too, and when I look closely, she looks more and more like MikuDayo because of her huge head/face.. and I cannot unsee it anymore. @_@

      I truly agree with cu-poche being able to pose without restrictions and that’s also what I love about them.

  2. NY Otaku says:

    Love the setting, makes for some really nice photos! Is it easier to make poses with Cu-Poche figures without use of stands? They look a little easier to pose for photos then other non-scale figures. I might try getting into collecting Cu-poche, your photos make me want to buy them ^^.

    1. sheng says:

      For photography purpose, yes Cu-Poche is a lot easier to make poses.
      On this set, I didn’t use her stand because I feel that I didn’t need it. But of course, if you want to show a greater action pose then you might need a support. On Kirino set, in some photos, I used her stand (not including the magnetic base) for support but I made sure not to show it my photos. ^_^
      You should get one, I’m sure you will enjoy it too. Cu-poche is a great companion when you travel. 😉

  3. I’m amazed.. Cu-Poche is producing a great, and I like the initial characters, especially saber, which though she had more fun expression, but I like the simple smiling face and the “attack” face. =3 Great photos btw as usual! =3

    1. sheng says:

      See I told you, you should get one Cu-Poche! ^___^

  4. 赤信号 says:

    Waah the low-light photos brings to mind the fight scenes between Saber and Lancer in both Fate Stay and Fate Zero..very cool! And the bright glow near the end kinda makes me feel that Saber found the holy grail! =D

    And it’s pretty cool how Saber can pose so much better here..the super-movable Nendoroid for all it’s joints is still a Nendo and has their own restrictions and it’s nice to see how the Cu-poche goes about making it better!!

    1. sheng says:

      Wow, I’m really happy that you found these photos look similar to some scenes in the series. I was really trying to achieve that Holy grail effect, those were actually the scene I re-watched before the shoot. ^_^

      Yes, Cu-poche is like a Nendo + Figma. So, I wonder if I’ll be seeing Cu-poche in your figure reviews someday? :3

      1. 赤信号 says:

        Ahahah shows that you done a perfect rendition for them! I dunno about having it in my collection though…since I’m overloaded with random pre-orders now,,never say never though~ ghahaha =3

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