After my previous Bungubox ink review, I realize that people spell it all manner of ways. The official name for it is Bungubox, but I have also seen it as: Bungu Box, Bungbox, Bung Box, Bung-Box, etc. For the purposes of these reviews I will start calling it simply Bungubox.
These inks have amazing qualities and I can never get enough of them. I am usually not one for red inks, but I just couldn’t resist trying a Bungubox red.
For this review I inked my Pilot Custom 74. Great pen, with a nice wet line. The only thing that sucks about it is the converter, blah!
It was even a pleasure to see this one on the nib:
It is a truly fabulous bright red with orange tones and SHEEN. The flow was great as well, the only thing that I thought was missing was the amazing Bungubox shading thats usually present. There is some shading but nothing overwhelming. Upon seeing this color I was reminded of another Japanese ink, Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji, so I decided to do a short comparison.
There is a significant difference in price. The Bungubox ink was $43.00 with free shipping from Vanness, and the Momiji I found for around $18.00 shipped from Amazon. It is worth mentioning that the Momiji was shipped directly from Japan and therefore took quite a while to get here, the Bungubox ink got to me in less than a week. Even if I were to have gotten the Pilot Iro ink here though, the price would have been around $28.00, much less than a Bungubox ink.
I believe this inks are different enough to warrant getting both, it is nice to have a red with and without that neon type quality that the Lycoris has.