This is actually an old news news already, and I just always forget to blog about it. To celebrate 45 years of Shonen Jump, Banpresto’s World Collection Figure series (WCF for short) is releasing a line of figures called J-STARS, stands for Jump stars, to celebrate the event. The figures are famous characters from Shonen Jump series. Since I’m late on this news, there’re already five waves announced for this series.
The second wave is coming in June. It has Midori Makibao, Reborn from Hitman, Kuroko, Ryuk of Death Note, Bossun of Sket Dance and Jotaro Kujo from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
The third wave coming in July. It has Kenshi from Rurouni Kenshi, Killua from Hunter X Hunter, Luffy of One Piece, Luckyman, Sai of Hikaru no go and Fuusuke of Ninku. There’s are still two unknown characters.
The fourth wave is coming in August. It has Gintoki from Gintama, Nura form Rise of the Yokai Clan, Saiki Kusuo from the new series Siaki Kusuo no Sainan, Switch of Sket Dance and few unknow characters.
The fifth wave is coming in September. It has Ace from One Piece, Yusuke of Yu Yu Hakusho, Kakashi from Naruto, the dude from Sakigake!! Otokojuku, and Mashiro from Bakuman.
There’s a rumor that the series is a promotion for an upcoming game with Shonen Jump character mash-up like DS game Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars from few years ago. Hopefully that’s true cause that would be totally awesome! The figure I’m looking forward the most is Saiki Kusuo from the fourth wave because it’s such a great upcoming new series. Let me which ones are you most looking forward to.