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Shaman King - Asakura Yoh&Amidamaru - Kotobukiya ARTFX J Review!Shaman King - Asakura Yoh&Amidamaru - Kotobukiya ARTFX J Review!Review

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Hi guys!^^
Here we are with my third review! This time we're going to look at Asakura Yoh and Amidamaru's 1/8 scale figure from Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line!

I'm pretty sure most of you guys remember Shaman King from your childhood. I remember watching it on tv and enjoying so much. It might be the first anime I've ever watched along with Pokemon and Hamtaro. I don't remember much about the story in its entirety honestly since I was about 8 years old so I actually would love to rewatch it someday. But it never crossed my mind that someday it could get figures, 2018 was manga's 20th anniversary! Yoh's twin brother Hao will also join my collection soon, I'll try to make a review about him too!

In the world of Shaman King, people with the ability to communicate and fight with spirits are collectively known as Shamans. Yoh is the main protagonist of the story along with his guardian ghost Amidamaru.

In this figure we see them together Amidamaru being in his spirit form.

Little disclaimer:I am very ill right now so I couldn't take the best photos and might forget some details, sorry in advance. Might add them later. Also, please correct me if I'm wrong about something. Oh, I also hid the photos under spoilers.

Little disclaimer2:In case if anyone's wondering, I bought Yoh and Hao together from Tokyo Otaku Mode for 150USD including shipping. There was a promotion during that time and I also used my points. Hao just recently shipped.

MOST IMPORTANTLY:www.youtube.com... please open this in another tab while you're reading if you can, you'll thank me!

So, let's start!


Shaman King - Asakura Yoh&Amidamaru - Kotobukiya ARTFX J Review!

Box
This figure is small, so as it's box! It features figure's photos and the illustration drawn by Hiroyuki Takei. Overall a basic but nice box.
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Yoh and Amidamaru are very secured! I didn't have any problems/broken pieces with mine. Inside it had instructions about the assemblence.
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Amidamaru
Amidamaru is nicely sculpted and painted. Ends of his hair are greenish and a bit transparent. It actually adds detail to him being a spirit. His face looks annoyed as usual. His swords and shields are very detailed for them being so small. It has a little peg to attach it to Yoh's hand but it's umm.. Not even shaped? It didn't look like it would even fit, I did press it a bit hard to make it connect but it worked at the end. I saw some people in the figure's page that Yoh's hand/arm leans because of Amidamaru and him falling all the time. That is pretty disappointing but hoping that won't happen to me! Mine actually never fell down and it looks pretty sturdy.
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Yoh's Sword
Yoh's and Amidamaru's swords are identical. The handle is actually nicely detalied. I didn't actually realised you need to separate it to 2 parts and then put it inside his hand. After checking the manual I did it and it went smoothly.
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Asakura Yoh

Alright, I will include as many details I possibly can so I'll look into the figure from different parts. Let's take a look at him with Amidamaru from all sides:
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The Base
Yoh comes pegged to its base. -thank god- I liked the base so much, I'm so glad they didn't use a basic black base or something like that. It looks very unique and accurate to the illustration. It's nicely shaded and detailed especially the wooden parts. It also happens to be Amidamaru's grave and the stone says ''Amidamaru'' on it.
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Face
Even though his expression looks great when you look from certain angles, it certainly doesn't look good to me straightforward. Looks dull and plain. I know he is a laidback character but it kinda looks weird, if you look closely. From other angles, looks pretty good!
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Hair
His hair is very accurate. His bangs are lighter on most parts so it looks like the illustration. Doesn't have any smudges. His headphones don't also have any paint errors or anything! I expected the silver parts to be a bit messy but they're not. The top part of the headphones are a bit wrinkly and shaded, nice touch.
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Clothes
His shirt and pants are nicely sculpted with wrinkles and shading, it certainly doesn't look plain. His necklace is a nice touch too, it kinda floats and looks dynamic. His sandals have the same pattern as the wooden part of the base. Don't really got much to say it looks great!
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Here they are!!
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Size Comparison
Now, I know these 3 figures literally have nothing to do with Shaman King nor have anything in common but they are the only ones I have around out of the box at the moment so..
Yoh is pretty small, mostly because of his design so his figure is pretty small too. (Larger head, skinny tiny body) I realize it's so unfair that I put him next to Murasakibara aka 208 cm(6'10")tall giant :D Anyway.. You can decide it yourself!
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Yoh&Hao
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My Final Thoughts About The Figure
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I love how unique and clean this figure looks. It's simple yet detailed. It's really designed so beatifully. Especially the pose, sculpt and colors. I love having figures of characters that connects me with my childhood, it makes it even more special for me. There wasn't also any paint errors, hardships with assembling etc., even though some people are currently having problems with it. I am not sure if I'd experience something like that but nothing so far.
If you're fan of Shaman King/Yoh, be sure to get this figure while you can because you won't find another figure of him anytime soon! I am definitely pleased with him. Hao is coming out soon, I'll try to make a review about him too and upload some pictures of them together. I'm sorry again to not include so many details,I tried^^'


Thank you so much for taking the time to read, hope I did help you to analyze and enjoy this figure as much as I did! ^^

See you on a different review!
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brucesolmiano5 mese/i fa#76038908Thank you for the review! :)Thank you for reading! ^^
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brucesolmiano No Caffeine No Life.
Thank you for the review! :)
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maggie1 anno/i fa#57133763Any problems with the arm yet or is he still OK?I needed to put him back in his box but it was displayed for 2-3 weeks and there wasn't a problem.
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Any problems with the arm yet or is he still OK?
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T_Reina1 anno/i fa#55967562I believe that the stone you mentioned is Amidamaru's grave and the characters on it reads "Amidamaru" ^-^That's what made sense to me too! Thanks for clarifying it^^
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I believe that the stone you mentioned is Amidamaru's grave and the characters on it reads "Amidamaru" ^-^
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illumi4Love1 anno/i fa#55957435I like that you reviewed each piece before coming to the final score/conclusion.
Not familiar with this character but I agree about the face but overall quality figure.
Thank you!^^ You should give it a chance, it's such a classic.
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I like that you reviewed each piece before coming to the final score/conclusion.

Not familiar with this character but I agree about the face but overall quality figure.
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