I have always been a fan of Tales of the Abyss ever since it came out for PS2. From all the Tales series, Tales of the Abyss is my most admired. The story, characters, and art from the series captivates any on-lookers seeking the next new adventure to follow up on. A few years ago the creators decided to take the series to a higher step, an anime series.
I am not very fond of Milestone's line up, but I am very satisfied with their rendition of Tear. Before Milestone revealed news of this project, Kotobukiya's version was very stunning. However, I think Milestone can now bravely raise their heads up high.
Despite many figures having color contrast among their clothes and hair, which makes them elaborate. Tear's design is quite a tough project to create. Her brown dress which almost similar to her hair color would probably conclude that the figure would not be as elegant as other figures who have contrasting colors. However in this case, that ideal is wrong.
The only problem I see with Tear is the paint on the center stripe on her dress. You can see a little over brush on the sides of the stripe. A error, but a minor one. I was very surprised to see her come with a knife accessory which she holds in her left hand. That was something I didn't notice until after I opened the box. All in all, I think Tear is a definite buy for Tales enthusiast or art fanatics. She is up for sale still at amiami, but quickly selling out.
Also I decided to take picture of Momohime vs. Nel....haha read