Once renowned as the deadly assassin, Hitokiri Battōsai, during Japan’s Bakumatsu, Himura Kenshin vows to protect life and takes up a reverse-blade sakabatō to ensure he never kills again. However, ghosts from Kenshin’s past endanger the newfound peace of Japan’s Meiji Era and threaten to reawaken the Battōsai within him.
Kenshin’s successor, a former assassin for the government named Shishio Makoto, initiates a brutal conquest of Japan, planning to destroy the Meiji Government that betrayed him and burned him alive. Determined to challenge Shishio’s tyranny, Kenshin overcomes his dark inner- assassin and faces his successor who wields his sakabatō’s counterpart. Two warriors, two eras, and two ideologies clash in a battle to the death that determines the fate of Japan.
The world’s first Rurouni Kenshin statue, Kenshin VS Shishio 25th Anniversary Edition Elite Exclusive, debuts as the official 25th Anniversary collectible based on the legendary anime series. This 1/6-scale masterpiece includes a record-first swappable torso for Kenshin, created under the guidance of a professional martial artist of kendo and iaido. Kenshin’s two torsos portray him in his godspeed battōjutsu form and unleashing his secret ultimate technique, Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki; his bare chest reveals Shishio’s brutal bitemark and the burn caused by his enemy’s up-close gunpowder blast, Guren Kaina. Shishio’s Mugenjin katana includes a removeable fire sleeve, and his alternative portraits portray his rage and concentration in the heat of battle. Both characters’ exchangeable parts are displayed on a unique stand featuring the tsuba guards on their respective katanas and Kenshin’s iconic X-shaped scar.
True to the legendary anime’s most decisive battle, the Inferno Arena explodes with tension as Kenshin wields his sakabatō and unleashes the ancient Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū kenjutsu style against his successor. Striking his die-cast metal katana, Mugenjin, across the ground, Shishio ignites the human fat soaked into his blade, preparing to execute deadly Homura Dama on Kenshin. Hidden behind the wreckage of the arena door lies the broken timepiece kept by Shishio’s mistress, its downward-facing hands symbolizing death as Shishio pushes past his body’s 15min limit and is consumed by flames.
Beneath the battleground lies cultural accents and details from the manga. Fire and wind, Shishio’s and Kenshin’s elemental affinities, sweep across the base, with drifting sakura blossoms paying homage to the anime’s motifs and the manga’s final chapter “Cherry Blossoms in the Spring Time.” A great dragon soars around the pedestal etched with Edo period patterns, representing the fierce beauty of Kenshin’s secret ultimate technique Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki and the deadly vacuum of wind left in its wake.
Based on the story that made samurai anime famous around the world, Kenshin VS Shishio 25th Anniversary Edition Elite Exclusive Statue includes an official art print and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Figurama Collectors CEO Mr. Shanab, Concept Artist, Daniel Kamarudin, and 3D Artist, James W. Cain.
- Edition Size: 950
- Line: Elite Exclusive Statue
- Size: 1/6 scale – Approximately: H 60cm x W 60cm x D 55cm (H 24in x W 24in x D 22in)
- Certificate of Authenticity: Signed by Figurama Collectors CEO Mr. Shanab, Concept Artist, Daniel Kamarudin, and 3D Artist, James W. Cain
- Includes: Exclusive Art print, two unique bust stands, two complete torsos for Kenshin, two portraits for Shishio, removeable fire sleeve for Mugenjin
- Materials: Polystone, Diecast Metal, PVC
- Creative Director: Mr. Shanab / Figurama Collectors Development Team
- Concept Artist: Daniel Kamarudin
- 3D Artist/Sculptor: James W. Cain
- Painter: Three Eyes Studio