Review: S.H.Figuarts – Chou Akiba Red
S.H.Figuarts – Chou Akiba Red
Retail Release – June, 2013 – ¥3,500
In Akibaranger Season Two, Akiba Red gains the Munya Munya Zubaan which allows him to transform into Chou (Super, but for reasons we’ll eventually see, I’ll refrain from translating it so my head doesn’t hurt later) Akiba Red, a version of his suit that features an Aoi straddling his side and becoming armor. Only in Akibaranger. The armor covering most of his body, this is an entirely new mold that takes advantage of the newer S.H.Figuarts body that I’m incredibly fond of. The armor does compromise shoulder articulation, but other than that, it’s just as great as any of the other Sentai releases. The paint and sculpt of the armor is spot on, and the new body type works great on him. Probably one of my best looking Sentai SHF, in my opinion. Included with this awesome figure is two mufflers, eleven additional hands, the Z-Cune in Figure Mode, the Zubaan in Figure Mode and Dagger Mode, and their combined form of the Z-Cune and Zubaan. I can’t expressed how overall happy I am with this figure, and I really hope more Sentai figures use the new body type. The “plated” look to the thighs might not work with the spandex suit of Sentai Warriors, it really works with him and I hope to see other figures take advantage of it. Definitely a great release for the Akibaranger fan.