When I heard that Bandai is releasing Kankichi Ryotsu figure for the S.H. Figuarts series, I was overjoyed and pre-ordered one right away. It just came in the mail yesterday.
Look at all the parts this figure comes with! For those who don’t know who Ryotsu-San is, he’s the main character from popular Shonen Jump series- Kochikame. It’s the longest living series on Shonen Jump– been publishing since 1976, and the series is still going strong! In the 35 something years the series been publishing, there are a few figures released along the line. However, all those figures are from years ago and already out of print. Anyway, here goes:
This figures not only comes with many spare parts, it also comes with toys and hobbies that Ryotsu-San likes. You see the two smaller versions of him? Those are the out of print figures I mentioned earlier. It’s kind of cool that they included those figures here.
The figure is easy to make different poses that capture the energetic nature of Ryotsu-San. The color, and details are excellent. There’s nothing to complain here; it truly is a masterpiece.
One big problem I have with the figure is that it’s not easy to switch parts. I’m afraid I might break it if I try too hard, so it’s a shame that I cannot switch his spare parts around to take different pictures. However, I did take a picture with all the gadgets.
These are all of Ryotsu-San’s interests. He has paper with racehorse information, RC tank, his very own action figures and a copy of Shonen Jump. It’s a shame that it’s not easy to switch parts though, cause I would really like to have taken pictures with Ryotsu-San playing his toys.
Here’s pic of the back of the box where it shows all the possible things Ryotsu-San can do: