I missed the release of this Ryofu figure in the transitory period between jobs and moving house last winter, and it was much to my chagrin that I discovered her after she’d seemingly vanished from store shelves. A few months ago Amiami must have dug up a couple of copies from a musty corner of their warehouse because she was listed for a short time once again, and I eagerly availed myself of the opportunity to procure her. Word is in from Yamato that she’ll be reissued in October, so if you missed her in the first round she’ll be widely available again soon! While not produced to the absolute best spec possible, this is one of those figures with a certain special something

Original Design: Shiozaki Yuuji
Sculptor: Ishida Eiichi (Studio DRESS)
Source: Ikkitousen (manga, anime)
Scale: 1/7 (22.5 cm tall)
Materials: PVC, ABS
Release Date: January 31st, 2007 (October 2007 reissue scheduled)
Production: Yamato
Price: 7,140 JPY (tax included)
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Heisei Democracy figure review: Yamato's Story Image Figure EX Ryofu Housen PVC from Ikkitousen

Heisei Democracy figure review: Yamato's Story Image Figure EX Ryofu Housen PVC from Ikkitousen

If a picture is worth a thousand words, 131 pictures must be worth 131,000 words, right? That’s a novel in itself, and unless I keep myself in check I’ll find myself hitting the WordPress post character limit in an attempt write another novel full of superlative adjectives expounding on the awesomeness of this kit. First, the facts: the figure is based on the illustration of Ryofu that graces the cover of Ikkitousen manga volume 3:


Ikkitousen manga vol. 3 cover

While little of the harsh, vindictive nature of Ryofu‘s character is captured in this kit, that lack is more than made up for by its sheer physicality. This figure exudes pheromones like very few other PVCs I’ve had the pleasure of coming in contact with, and whether cast off or (skimpily) clothed is one of the most blazing hot 3D representations of a 2D character I’ve ever seen. The figure’s only slight weaknesses are a less than perfect face sculpt and a few production flaws (detailed casting of the hands could be better, the very obvious seam at the right shoulder, a brown paint mark on her left sock and a few minor scuffs from the cast off process); overall nothing that really detracts from her appeal.

This is an item that I would recommend without hesitation to anyone enamored of sexy pieces of plastic, though die hard Ryofu fans may find her neutral expression a drawback; regardless, if you have no social life to speak of and no reason to invite people into your personal dwelling space I can’t think of a good reason not to pick her up. :3

Overall Score: 9/10

++ amazingly sexy sculpt
+ looks great both cast on and cast off, thanks to clever jacket engineering
+ very nice paint job where it counts

o casting and assembly are rough around the edges (hands, shoulders)
o a few unnecessary paint scuffs

– yet another item you’ll have to hide should you be visited by a member of respectable society

As mentioned above, those desirous of losing all traces of decency can preorder Ryofu right now for her planned October reissue. You can help out HD should you be so inclined by ordering from Play Asia, J-List or Yes Asia, but this time around Hobby Search seems to be the most sensible option on the pocketbook.