Hello, MFC. It's been a month. I'm back with another (short) product review. Here’s 1/9 action figure : Kiryu Kazuma.
He is the main protagonist of the video game series Ryu Ga Gotoku (localised as “Yakuza” in the west). A legend who fights for Justice(?) and the code of honour in the dark.
He looks pretty cool as a 1/9.
Asmus Toys materialised the 3D character model quite well.
The costume fits Kiryu just right. Perfect cutting for the blazer.
And that 80’s style silky shirt with an upturned collar is his trademark.
Come! I’ll bury all of you.
Let’s test the mobility with some iconic postures.
Let's begin with his stances.
Players can switch between different fighting styles in the game. Each of them have their own stylish stances.
"The Dragon of Doujima" The legendary street brawling style -Kiryu's style Kenka
Might be flashy but extremely effective.
This style utilises physical strength and heavy weapons.
Final fight: Revealing tattoos
Usually, Kiryu "casts-off" before every final boss fights. It reveals the dragon tattoo on his back to showcase his strength, honour and confidence.
The printing looks pretty good.
(Reminder: casting him off means damages to the costume because the top is sewed and the belt is glued. Do it at your own risk.)
These are too easy for our boss Kiryu.
How about pushing him to his limit?
The classic high kick cover post of the first entry.
If I push him further, the pants might be torn apart.
Let's not forget we've plenty of accessories we haven't use yet.
Baseball bat, smartphone, cigarettes and glass bottle for energy drink.
Decal stickers are provided with multiple options.
Sculpting:8/10 Satisfying. I couldn't complain. But some of the details of the original character design are lost when he is in a 1/9 scale.
Posing:9/10 joint mobility is really good because this action figure is well structured. The build is really solid.
Packaging:7/10 Love the manga art style on the back of the box.
Enjoyment:9/10 It's a truly stunning action figure in this scale.
I'm satisfied. Looking forward to Majima Goro!!!
Thank you Asmus!!!
Who is this figure for?
Of course, collectors here love Anime art style. However, if by any chance, you appreciate realistic proportion/character design, Kiryu is a really good pick judging by the product quality. You don't need to be a Yakuza fan to enjoy it cuz you'll be after you bought it!
I hope you enjoy your time with Kiryu.(Not Nanami)
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