Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl by Kotobukiya


Dark Magician Girl also known as Black Magician Girl in Japanese version is a card used in many of Yugi’s duels in Yu-Gi-Oh!

I am sure many Yu-Gi-Oh! fans are delighted with Kotobukiya’s release of Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl. This is sculpted by Naoki Nishimura. When I saw her promotional photos several months ago, I was blown away by its cuteness.

I am so happy to add this to my collection and my special thanks goes out to Kotobukiya for giving me another cute Cu-poche figure.  This photo set is also featured on their Facebook page. If you have time, go check it out here. ^_^


I went to Post Office to pick this up last week despite of the storm in our country. I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on her.


Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl has 3 face plates including smile, wink and panic expression. It also includes a magical spell book, 2 effect parts (star and heart), wand and 4 optional hand parts.  Magnetic base, posable stand set and a ziplock are also included. The hat is heavy because of a magnet implanted inside it and DMG’s head.

I love that Kotobukiya includes a ziplock bag for Cu-Poche, it is very handy to figure photographers like me because I put the figure inside the plastic whenever I go out and shoot.  That way, I won’t be losing any important parts of the figure.

I watched a couple of videos of her in You Tube, just to give me a slight idea of her character. I usually see pink background on her every appearance, so I made a set with all pink-ish with sparkling heart decorations.












IMG_3163-2Cu-Poche has showed us again its multiple articulation and posability features with Dark Magician Girl.  However,  because of her off-shoulder outfit somehow limit its posing ability. I wanted to raise her arms a little higher but I couldn’t.

Some of you might be wondering how I made her stand without her base/posable stand set. I decided to use a transparent thread and hang her up so she would appear floating in the air. I removed the visible thread using Photoshop.



IMG_3195-2I also managed to stand her up using posable stand set (without using the magnetic base) for support.





Cu-Poche Dark Magician Girl is one of the cutest chibis out there and It’s such a great pleasure giving her a figure photography treatment. I really love her cute face expressions especially the winking one.  Somehow, it brings a happy feeling when you see her smiley face. She looks perky and determined to win a battle.

I will definitely try her accessories with my other collectibles. I’m sure it’s going to be a lot fun playing with her this coming Halloween.

That’s all for today guys, thanks again for checking this out. See you on my next post! ^_^


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Peachhy says:

    I really really like the last pic. It looks comfy. I can imagine the fresh air and soft wind blow through the face. ^^

    1. sheng says:

      Hi Peachhy, glad you liked that last photo. It’s a bit nostalgic, it’d be nice if there’s someone sitting beside her too. ^^

  2. ahnpan says:

    The last photo is very nice! ❤
    Good work as usual ate sheng 😀

    1. sheng says:

      Thanks Ruby!
      I forgot to cut the grass around the area but I’m happy you like it >_<

  3. wieselhead says:

    nice review and the photography is super cute again. The floating has a nice touch, since she’s a magician girl, more vivid than dark hehe. I like the winking face of her a lot, also the shocked face looks pretty nice.

    I like picture 8 (where she’s riding the broom),9,10,11…ah the cuteness won’t stop ψ(´ڡ`❤)

    1. sheng says:

      DMG has over flowing cuteness in every angle and pose she makes. Haha i love that emoticon you did there. :))

  4. Great photos again! But IMO, I like better the previous cu-poches compared to this one. Maybe it’s the hair or something that is off 😀

  5. Tian says:

    Really love the bubbles! Great concept on these, and the pictures came out awesome!!

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