Kirito gets cutesified
Main protagonist of the anime Sword Art Online Kirito has a huge fan base. Chosen as one of the thousand beta testers for the closed beta of Sword Art Online, the first ever VRMMORPG for the NerveGear, he became trapped in the game and worked hard to find a way to escape it. His real name is Kirigaya Kazuto (he shortened it to Kirito to use it as his gaming name) but we know him as Kirito. A man of few words, He is an absolute gaming genius. He prefers to be a ‘solo player’ (Not belonging to any guild in-game). During the series Sword Art Online we see how he selflessly goes out of his way to save people, especially after the happenings in the game Sword Art Online.
His weapons of choice in Sword Art Online are as follows: Anneal Blade on the 1st Level, Queen’s Knightblade on the 9th Level, Elucidator on the 50th level, Dark Repulser that was forged by Lisbeth, and Holy Sword Excalibur that he obtained from the “Calibur Quest”.
Name: Kirito Nendoroid
Release Date: May 2013
Size: 100 mm
Material: ABS, PVC
Anime/Manga/Game: Sword Art Online
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Sculptor: Kazuyoshi Udono
A fitting a true hero, the Nendoroid version of Kirito comes with two sword ‘accessories’; his trusted blades Elucidator and Dark Repulser which can be used to display Kirito’s signature and unique skill ‘Dual Blades’. To enhance your display there are also three facial expressions added to the mix: The standard expression, serious expression, and the despairing expression. And finally, if you wish for our hero not to be alone, there is an Asuna Nendoroid you can also obtain to display next to our hero, also with her own three expressions to help set different moods.
Overall: A serious 7.75
Paint Job – 9
Fantastic paint job. The coat really looks smashing with the exceptional work the painter did.
Sculpting – 6
The sculpting is not bad, but he is a very thin character and the Nendoroid gives Kirito a slight beer belly. Now it is true Nendoroids all look a bit warped but the figurine lost a bit of that Kirito magic.
Design – 9
The design itself is not bad. The kawaii version of everybody’s favourite gamer-swordsman are well designed, and aren’t those cute little swords just adorable?
Display Worth – 7
Depending on if you like a ‘beer-bellied Kirito’ it is actually not bad and well worth to display in any collection.
Male Nendoroids are always nice to see, but seeing a warrior such as Kirito transformed into a kawaii version feels a bit strange doesn’t it? Kirito can be quite bad-ass with his blades and in this cute version of him, it brings a whole new feel. That being said, despite an issue with this Kirito’s belly it is nice to see a Nendoroid version of him, and the fact that there is an Asuna Nendoroid that you can buy to keep him company is super sugoi.
If you are into cosplaying or love craft, you might like the following video. The video teaches us how to make Kirito’s sword Elucidator using material that is quite easy and cheap to obtain. The End result is stunning. How to make Kirito’s Elucidator
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