Kotarou Katsura – G.E.M. Series – Benisakura Version
Gintama’s Kotarou Katsura, leader of the Joui faction, a wanted fugitive. He is very proficient in escaping the Shinsengumi and explosives! Losing his parents due to illness and stripped from their mansion, he roamed the streets with his grandmother. Visiting the grave of his parent his grandmother taught him that never mind how strong you are, if you die, you are unable to protect your country and the people you love, so one must be careful in order to achieve greatness.
Kotarou Katsura, were, with Sakata Gintoki and Takasugi Shinsuke classmates under the tutelage of Yoshida Shouyou. When Katsura and Gintoki (they are both in our main picture) were surrounded, outnumbered and injured by the Amano, Katsura suggested that the two should commit seppuku, and die with honour. Gintoki refused, stating that staying alive and living life to the fullest is also an honour. Katsura agreed to that logic and they charged their enemies together. After the war ended they both went different paths as Katsura continued to fight against the government. These days we see him walk around with Elizabeth, his pet.
Name: Kotarou Katsura – G.E.M. Series – Benisakura Version
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Weight: 800.0 g
Size: 22 cm
Manufacturer: G.E.M. Series Megahouse
Artist: Arai Kyousuke (Sculptor)
Category: Anime PVC Figurines
This is Kotarou Katsura from the Benisakura arc of the anime Gintama. Katsura holds out his sword as if challenging an enemy to a sword fight. Will he actually fight or run to fight another day? It is up to the owner putting up the display in his collection!
Overall: A dignified 8.25 out of 10 score
Paint Job – 9
It is a great paint job. We like the shading on the hair and the costume. The paint job on the face enhances the dignified expression on his face, very well.
Sculpting – 9
Arai Kyousuke did a splendid job on the figurine. The movement of Katsura’s kimono adds flair of realism to the figurine
Design – 7
There is a slight disappointment, as the design team did not do Katsura with the short hair he had in the Benisakura arc. His hair does look great though and the expression on his face is priceless. Great job
Display Worth – 8
Because of the hair issue, some fanatiks might not want this in their collection, but it is actually a great art piece.
After the super sugoi figurine of Gintoki, we reviewed last week, we are slightly disappointed in this week’s Kotarou Katsura figurine. The design team should have kept to the changes Katsura went through in the Benisakura arc. Nonetheless, it is a great art piece and to be fair we give it a high score.
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Here is our article on the Gintoki Sakata figurine review, please follow our link: http://bit.ly/Charaben-Gintoki-Sakata
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