Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ZOOM! Issho Fujitora Sailing Again

We rarely have hot weeks like this one! Megahobby happened the weekend, ans now we're reviewing the new Marine Admiral Issho, more commonly known by his alias, Fujitora. Do you think being blind is a problem? Not him, but we don't agree with him because we're lucky to able to see some amazing statues like this one!

Issho is a blind man with only the whites of his eyes showing, (though he is usually seen with both eyes closed in the anime). He has an X-shaped scar centered on the left side of his forehead that stretches over both eyes. He has short dark hair, a mustache, and a beard. He is tall (a trait shared with other admirals) and massive.

Issho sports the standard marine coat with his personal clothes underneath. While previous admirals and high-ranked marines wear the conventional suit and tie underneath their marine coats, Issho wears a light-purple yukata held up with a dark purple belt, all underneath a purple cloak, matching the color in his alias. Issho wields a shikomizue (a Japanese swordstick) that doubles as a cane for his blindness, and also wears geta sandals. He has white bandages wrapped around both of his forearms, with handguards on both hands.

Despite the poor details of the character (at least, this is our opinion!), the figure itself is a win. It reflects and converts all the side of the admiral into a well built sculpture with the right proportions and dimensions (things we were afraid of when we first saw the figure during the Megahobby EXPO 2014 [Spring]). The only missing thing here is the alternatives, because we haven't got any additional pieces nor gadget: all what you can do with Fujitora is removing his coat, rotating his head and adjusting the visibility of the swordstick's blade.

In conclusion, this figure is a must have, and here are some few reasons: This is an awesome statue of an awesome new character which is a new Admiral! It's really worth it!