Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Kinda surprised that Good Smile Company decided to roll out their own figure rendition of the very popular Yagyu Jubei from the anime Hyakka Ryouran. Figure looks good and the additional cast-offable feature is a great addition as well. I still like Alter’s version more though. Slated August 2014, ¥11,111.

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei (1)

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei (2)

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei (3)

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei (4)

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei (5)

Preview | GSC: Yagyu Jubei

Figure Info

  • Character: Yagyu Jubei
  • Release Date: August 2014
  • Origin: Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride
  • Brand: Good Smile Company
  • Artist(s): Jason (Sculptor)
  • Version: Original / Normal
  • Scale: 1/7
  • Price: ¥11,111

Character Info

The first Master Samurai to be contracted under Muneakira Yagyu, Jubei is one of the most powerful Master Samurai in Japan and the first main heroine of the series.

Akane has a detailed hairpin and a sword-guard in her hair. She wears a pink sweater-dress with red ends and a white string looping through. On her back she has a Japanese drum with a long, tied white cord attached to it. At the end of the cord is made into what appears to be a brush, with a black holder with lettering on it, possibly the Yagyu surname. On her legs, she wears white tied cloths on her upper thighs, brown shin-guards, and black sandals. Her pact mark is located in between her breasts.

Series Info

Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai Girls (Japanese: 百花繚乱 SAMURAI GIRLS Hepburn: Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Gāruzu, shortened to Samurai Girls) is a light novel series written by Akira Suzuki with illustrations by Niθ to commemorate Hobby Japan's 40th anniversary. The first volume was released by Hobby Japan on February 28, 2009, with thirteen volumes currently available in Japan as of December 28, 2012 under their HJ Bunko imprint. There are currently three different manga adaptations based on the Hyakka Ryoran universe published. An online anthology comic was serialized on Hobby Japan's media website Hobby Channel from June 1, 2010, and sold two volumes as of June 2011; a manga adaptation illustrated by Junichi Iwasaki began serialization in the November 2010 issue of Monthly Comic Alive; and another manga adaptation by Tatara Yano began serialization in Hobby Japan's online manga magazine Comic Dangan on December 23, 2011. A spinoff manga called Hyakka Ryōran: Sengoku Maidens, illustrated by Yuri Shinano, was serialized in the March 2009 issue of Dengeki Daioh and ended in the March 2011 issue, and released three volumes as of March 2012.

A 12-episode anime adaptation produced by Arms aired on Chiba TV and other networks from October 2010 to December 2010. A second anime season began airing on April 5, 2013. At Anime Expo 2010, Hobby Japan announced that they are planning to release the light novels in North America in the near future.

The series is loosely based on the Sengoku period or early Edo period of Japan, despite being set in the present day.

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