Kusanagi

Stand Alone Complex Edition Charaben Kusanagi

Figma 237 Motoko Kusanagi – Stand Alone Complex Version

We know there is various incarnations of Kusanagi in the manga, movies, and TV series each portraying her differently. Each of these has an independent story-line, thus Kusanagi’s physical and mental characteristics have been modified in different ways.

Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow’s anime and manga series. A cyborg employed as the squad leader of Public Security Section 9, she tackles different cyber-related crimes. We focus on her Character in Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex since the figurine is based on that version.

Kusanagi

Kusanagi

In Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex we meet Major Motoko Kusanagi when Section 9 is called in to resolve a hostage situation at a Geisha house. That episode sets the tone nicely for her character. Kusanagi shows her commanding presence and authority. She is portrayed as a lone wolf, relying very little on outside help to accomplish her goals. Being strong-willed, physically powerful, and highly intelligent, Kusanagi is well known for her skills in deduction and hacking. She is a force to be reckoned with.

Name: Figma 237 Motoko Kusanagi – Stand Alone Complex Version
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Size: 14.5 cm
Weight:   400.0g
Material:   ABS, PVC
Anime/Manga/Game: Ghost in the Shell
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Sculptor:  Max Factory (Naoya Takahashi)
Category:  Figmas

The Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex figurine features smooth joints making it easy to act out a variety of different scenes and poses. Included are three expressions: the standard face, shouting face and smiling face to enhance the pose she reenacts even further. Included are her weapons of choice the Seburo A5 and Seburo C26A for that action scene pose. A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising whichever pose you create. Lastly an articulated figma stand makes it possible to re-create even difficult poses.

Kusanagi

Kusanagi

Overall: A Super Sugoi 10!

Paint Job – 10
The Paint job is a piece of art. It enhances the fluid look of the figurine. The shading used in her jacket is impressive!

Sculpting – 10
This is one of the best sculpting we have seen in ages. The sculptor really thought of the kinetics and physics involved in the human body and added it to Kusanagi’s figurine. She almost looks as if she is alive.

Design – 10
The design is the embodiment of the Kusanagi we all know and love in Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. There are so many possibilities to pose thanks to the flexibility of the figurine.

Display Worth – 10
Having this figurine on display will enhance your collection. Perfect.

Kusanagi

Kusanagi

Verdict

If you are Ghost in the Shell crazy and love Kusanagi’s character you would be crazy to pass up an opportunity to not have this figurine in your collection. The design, paint job and sculpting were masterly done and it screams Kusanagi. This is one of the best figurines we have had the pleasure to review this month. Also it is the first 10 out of 10 figurine we have reviewed so far. Well done Max Factory, well done.

Here is a music video of various versions of Kusanagi. Music by Yoko Kanno and the vocals feature Hide & Maaya Sakomoto (Maaya Sakomoto also did Kusanagi’s voice did Kusanagi’s voice in the series). To have a look, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Ghost_In_The_Shell-Motoko_Kusanagi