Shikamaru Nara, the genius Shadow Shinobi

Charaben Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru Nara XTRA

Shikamaru Nara is a lazy, laid back shinobi. He has a rare intellect that consistently allows him to prevail in battle. The whole Konohagakure looks up to his genius and the responsibilities that go with that is a frequent annoyance, but he gladly accepts them so that he may be a boon to his fellow members of Team Asuma, and to prove himself. He loves his village and friends very much and will do everything to help them. He is fiercely loyal.

Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru’s shadow Jutsu fits him like a glove and makes him a formidable adversary. When he fights the enemy and get them trapped with his Jutsu, only those with tremendous willpower, or those with longer mental endurance than Shikamaru might break free.

Name: Shikamaru Nara XTRA
Release Date: 7 October 2015
Size: 160 mm
Material: PVC
Weight: 510.0 g
Scale: 1/10
Manufacturer: Tsume
Artists: Cyril Farudja (Sculptor), Mickael Gros (Color Producer)
Anime/Manga/Game: Naruto Shippuden
Category: Prepainted

Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru Nara

This Limited Edition Shikamaru Nara figurine includes one Shikamaru figure, its shadows stripes, its base and its window box. The most brilliant mind of Konoha is invoking shadows for his Kagenui no Jutsu. In a slight crouch, Shikamaru is performing a hand seal while grey-colored PVC shadows are emerging from the base. His face shows his determination and his seriousness oozes from the figurine. Someone is about to get trapped in his amazing Jutsu!

Overall: An undeniable 10

Paint Job – 10
As usual Tsume does not disappoint us with the paint job. From Shikamaru’s black trousers to the grey-colored shadow stripes of his Jutsu to Shikamaru’s hair the shading and coloring are done to perfection.

Sculpting – 10
The sculptor, Cyril Fraudja, must be commended. He captures Shikamaru’s body language so well as we remember it from the anime. The Jutsu looks super sugoi and Shikamaru looks perfect.

Design – 10
Designed to look as if it is a scene from the anime itself, one can just look t this figurine in awe. Tsume’s designs soar as usual.

Display Worth – 10
This level of sculpting skill is worth displaying in every collection. It will look nice next to the Kakashi Hatake XTRA figurine!

Verdict

Tsume created a masterpiece that is very accurate, perfectly detailed and stunningly so close to the original show! If they wanted to impress the world, they are succeeding. This figurine is a definite must have item for those who are huge Shikamaru Nara fanatiks.

Here is a link to Shikamaru Nara’s theme from the anime, to listen please follow the link: http://bit.ly/Shikamaru_Nara_Theme