Figma Kagura Tsuchimiya

This is the review for Figma Kagura Tsuchimiya (Japanese style: Tsuchimiya Kagura) from the anime of Garei-Zero.

Some information about the anime from Wikipedia;

The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei (喰霊, Ga-rei?), also simply known as Ga-rei, is supernatural action manga by Hajime Segawa (瀬川 はじめ, Segawa Hajime?). It has been serialized by Kadokawa Shoten in the magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace and collected in eleven tankōbon volumes. An anime series taking place before the manga, Ga-Rei: Zero, was released on October 5, 2008, serving as a prequel to Ga-rei where members of the Agency including a younger Kagura and active Noriyuki are hunting down rogue spirits in the Greater Tokyo Area.

Always smiling, Kagura is the heroine of the story. She is feisty and ambitious and can put up a good fight with her spiritual beast, the Ga-Rei Byakuei (nicknamed Shirō), an inugami who resembles a large white dragon. She controls Byakuei from the seal on her back and a long chain that connects her soul to his, so any damage Byakuei receives also damages her as well. Over time, she becomes stronger and more motivated because of the support that Kensuke gives her. She shows signs of having feelings for Kensuke, as she gets jealous when Shizuru and Kensuke are spotted alone together and is shocked when Kyouko tells her that she should go out with Kensuke if she's worried about him. Although she initially treats Shizuru as a rival, they become closer as events in the manga progress.

The anime shows a younger Kagura. Originally a shy, dutiful and sad young girl, her meeting with Yomi after her mother's death changed her life. She came to love Yomi, who treated her like a sister, and was under great emotional stress when she found out that Yomi had turned against the Agency and all of humanity.

In the anime, Kagura receives Byakuei from her father prior to his death, and her new weapon from Michael Kohara, the "Michael 13." The "Michael 13" would later be destroyed in a battle with Yomi, which is why Kensuke received the "Michael 12" instead of the 13. In the same battle that broke the "Michael 13," Kagura killed Yomi with the weapon Noriyuki left before his departure. Her bitter victory was a key which unlocked her restraints against fighting former-humans, as, according to Iwahata, once she killed the most important person to her, she would no longer have any reservations about killing anything else.

After gaining all of the sesshōseki and being deemed the victor, Kagura becomes the Kyuubi itself and rampages across the city, eventually being stopped by Kensuke. She has lost her memories as a result. She attends Kensuke's school and makes a temporary Psychic Consultant group. She's decided to continue the spirit investigations feeling it may unlock something.

Kagura regains some of her memories in chapters 38 and 39, and immediately recognizes "Izumi Isoyama" as Yomi. This causes Izumi/Yomi's transformation into a monster because of the sesshōseki. However, before Kensuke can stab Yomi, Kagura steps in front of his blade, removing the evil from Yomi and causing her to revert back into Izumi. She breaks her out of the Agency and goes on the run before "Judgement Day" caught up with them, during the struggle she finally remembers Kensuke.

She is known by the members of "Judgement Day" as the "White Priestess", the opposite of Yomi.

So let's have a look at this Figma...

The box;

Out of the box, you will get all these stuff... the figma, the extra hands, red mobile phones, the katana (Michael 13) and the sheath, the gold color special knife or whatever it is and of coz 2 extra face expressions and the standard Figma stand.

Let's have a look at the body of the figure...

The design is quite simple, no long hair and no extra clothing stuff that can limit the movement range and articulations.

Articulation wise is never an issue... it is as good as any other Figma with school uniform...

I'm glad that Max Factory included the red mobile phones - if you watch the anime, you will see it many times and Kagura always look at the photo of her and Yomi on the screen of the phone - which I think she set as wallpaper...

The complain I have about the mobile phone is that it's quite too simple... Figma Tsukasa Hiiragi Winter Version have better detailed mobile phone if compared to this one.

So without further delay... some action pose with the Michael 13;

The manual shows how to attached those chains onto the sheath of the katana... it's pretty easy anyway but no harm double check with the manual anyway...

I personally think that the Michael 13 looks more interesting with those chains now..

Lastly the golden knife... not sure what is the name... but it's nice to have....

Apart from my little complain about the lack of details on the mobile phone, my other bigger complain is obviously the neck design... I think it bend forward too much... maybe a little bit of adjustment would be better. As it is now, the head looks a little funny when you turn the face to the left or right shoulder....

Overall, if you are a big fan of Ga-Rei Zero and/or if you are like me who is a big fan of girl figurines with katana or any other sword, you certainly would like to have this Figma together with Figma Yomi (to be released by end of May 2010).

Apart from the neck, I guess I don't have any other problem with this Figma, the painting job, the accessories and the overall quality is in good quality and I'm satisfied with it.

You can grab this Figma now from HLJ = for 2,667 yen (about SGD 40.00) before adding the shipment charges.


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