Thursday, May 20, 2021

Figurine | Banpresto Demon Slayer FIGURE Guardians of the Night - Seventh Form


I'm not going to lie, I love writing for this weekly segment featuring the figurines that I've been collecting for the past couple of months. While solely focusing on Demon Slayer characters, I've also been looking into getting other figurines from other shounen anime like My Hero Academia and One Piece but for today's post, I want to talk about the only member of Demon Slayer Corps that's known to be a tsuguko (継 lit. Successor) of a hashira (Pillar) throughout the first season of the anime; Kanao Tsuyuri (栗花落 カナヲ Tsuyuri Kanao).

This figurine is the seventh Demon Slayer Figure - Guardians of the Night (鬼滅の刃フィギュアー絆ノ装 Kimetsu no Yaiba Figua - Kizuna no Sou) figurine designed by Banpresto Co. Ltd. (toy company that has merged with Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. since 2019) that arrived several days ago as I've pre-ordered this re-released version sometime last month.

But first off, let's go the packaging!

This is the first figure that I've purchased directly from an online platform that sell authentic original figurines with no-fakes policy so I was really excited to receive the package as I've seen people around the Internet bragging their boxes of figurine arriving in perfect condition and indeed it was true. As my order arrived in sturdy box with multiple layer of bubble wrappers, I didn't notice any dents on the packaging which is so nice!

Of course, I've noticed that the front elevation of the figurine being printed on both smaller sides of the box with the right side featuring the A version or the Sepia Colour version of the previous release of figurines; Tanjiro Kamado Sixth Form in Sepia Colour version was featured along side the Seventh Form of this figurine line which is the B version in normal colour as shown above.

At the back of the box, there's the front elevation of the figurine being printed again along with the manufacturer address at the lower area. There's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2021 hence this is indeed a re-release version of the figure as the first version came out back in June, 2020.

At the top side of the box, there's the official anime logo with the figurine's name printed on it. There's also the indicator (white box) that this figurine is for Sales Outside Japan Only. According to a Shopee seller, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.

Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. Well, I'd sure hope so as I've already gotten one figurine with torn outer box at this point and it's still in perfect condition although the Shopee seller sure got a long review with multiple photos and a video.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts as shown above sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design but for this Seventh Form, there's the black oval base, the body and then the head. This took me less than a minute to assemble. Also, did you guys noticed there's set of number printed on the plastic packaging? As I merely bought one for myself, I don't know whether it's a running number is it's the same as other figurines so do tell if you bought one as I'd like to compare them both.

The figurine has the most basic pose; standing up with slightly bended knees and it's as if the wind breezes gently her way.

Side elevations of the figurine. I don't know if you guys noticed this but only after purchasing these figurines I've managed to realise that the members of Demon Slayer Corps have several number of colours of their uniforms as exhibited when the Pillars were having their semi-annual meeting. There are dark turquoise, purple, brown, teal, violet, blue, grey and black uniforms but I haven't got the slightest clue whether these colours represent anything among the members.

Back elevation of the figurine. It's known that Kanao wears her white cloak throughout the first season so I was hoping the cloak to be elevated slightly to reveal the "Destroyer" logo printed at the back of the uniform as seen in Episode 21.

As seen here, Kanao is sporting the green butterfly ornament that used to belong to Kanae Kocho. 

Some details on Kanao's knee-high lace-up white boots with tan soles, heels and toes.

You can see Kanao wearing only the uniform on the cover of the original eighteenth volume official English translation comic by Viz Media but at this point of the story, she already ditched her cloak which gave me the idea that Banpresto probably will be releasing another Kanao figurine without her cloak too.

So I guess that's all from me! I've been busy with rearranging my figurines and making space for them on my apartment's divider especially another set of figurines are coming next week. What about you guys? What shows you are enjoying right now? Definitely tell me by leaving comments down below.

Disclaimer | Figurine is bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!

1 comment on "Figurine | Banpresto Demon Slayer FIGURE Guardians of the Night - Seventh Form"
  1. comelnya..first time nampak orang mengumpul figurine ni, selalu jumpa dalam drama je..hehe