Let it be known that I’m not an Ikkitousen fan. I’ve never seen any of the shows, so I have very little idea about what I’m missing. And while I’ve managed to avoid the deluge of Kanu Unchou figures, two Ryomou Shimei figures have made their way into my collection.
Satoshi Kon passed away in August, and since then I’ve been wanting a way to memorialize him. Putting a shrine with his personal photos in my room would be kind of creepy, and having a bunch of his DVDs doesn’t really do it. So I looked around to see if any of his characters got a figurine rendition. Turns out UART made a polyresin version of the eponymous protagonist of his 2006 film Paprika. Since I’m a huge fan of the movie, the decision to purchase was quick. It looks like the figure is quite rare now, with only a couple left on Amazon selling for around $150.