Thursday, July 21, 2011

Himura Kenshin Gashapon

After a range of mecha/robot reviews, lets head back to the figures for some fresh faces~
Introducing Himura Kenshin from the series Rurouni Kenshin or better known to many of us as Samurai X. Rurouni Kenshin is a manga (which eventually went into anime) is story about the title character, Himura Kenshin who was an assassin by the name of "Hitokiri Battosai" but after the end of the "Bakamatsu War", he decided to atone for his sins by helping people in need. With the help of his friends Kaoru, Sanosuke and Yahiko, they brought down assassins and evil politicians alike.

Moving on to the figure, this gashapon stands just around 3cm tall and cost 200yen . It's more to a handphone strap than an actual gashapon, as you can see the dangling piece on his head. In this line of Rurouni Kenshin gashapons, there are two types of Kenshin which is dressed either in his traditional red/maroon and blue, of which i got the latter.

"Made in China! (well of course...) ^^

A little smudge but for a gashapon, its really fine

His Hakama (pants) is pretty well detailed

Overall, the paintjob is decent for a gashapon an its details are quite good for a 200yen line of gashapons. It can't be displayed standing on its own though because of the dangling line but with a help of a little blue tag, it can be displayed just fine. A worthwhile collection for fans of the series out there. A respectable 7.5/10.

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Till then folks!! ^^


  1. i find this keychain/gashapon quite nice & i have some of them from Beet the Vandel Buster (published)... i have even a pair of Pokemon keychains unpublished... OFC the price here in my country is "a bit" different, something like US$9 each one... no so cheap, if u know what i mean... that Henshing looks great, i’ll b waiting for the respective posts =)

  2. this is more likely a keychain with those thing in his head, but it really nice to see Himura in his chibii form.
    well I was watched the full anime in the past, but I didn't really like the manga

  3. @Chris: Thanks bro! Icic. beat the vandel was not bad of an anime though aimed at younger audience (ehem, not us, XD). Wow... thats exp. here is like a direct conversion to the Jap yen.
    Will keep u posted bro. ^^

    @Rip: yup, but then you'll nvr hang one of those on ur phone anytime soon. HAHA! Up till the Shishio part, both was great but after that, both kinda get bored.

  4. I love Rurouni Kenshin and was saddened by the OVA tragic ending. The anime series is stylish and man, I'm looking forward to the anime correct figure.

  5. me too bro.. a assasin/hero that dies other than in combat really is too much. Btw, a new anime or Rurouni Kenshin is already in works! Rumors say that it'll be something like FMA Brotherhood which will make it manga accurate.

  6. I think I've seen Kenshin Himura action figure prototype at SDCC 2011,, but I forgot what brand with him

  7. It's from Revoltech bro. but i dont think i'll be getting that as the figure its a bit too rough for a subtle guy. Will wait and see if a figma version will be out which i think will as the series is getting a reboot. ^^