“Bishoujo” is an unofficial Japanese term for an attractive young lady, usually in her teens, and it’s well-known that anime and manga series use this aesthetic to give their female protagonists a timeless, innocent look. It’s far from realistic, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? Juri from Street Fighter is one of the latest figurines to be rendered using this type of visual. Her image is curvaceously formed and dynamic, as she holds one leg in the air in a jaunt that can be interpreted as both battle-ready and playful.
Made by Kotobukiya, standing an above-average nine inches tall, and comprising the third installment in their Bishoujo series after Cammy and Chun Li, Juri is both gorgeous and powerful. Sculpted by Masahiro Takahashi (Gill Gill) in her trademark shades of bright violet and midnight black, she comes replete with her distinct battle harness while cheekily sticking her tongue out at you. She’s perfect for display next to your other Street Fighter figures and is available for preorder now, shipping out in May of next year.
The memorable heroine from the Capcom game is the third in Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo series.
Chun Li is captured mid-kick, finishing off an unseen opponent with one of her signature moves from the Street Fighter video games. She rests solely on her right foot, her body bent at a nearly 90 degree angle while her left foot extends high into the air. The fighter wears her iconic blue outfit based on the traditional Chinese qipao with yellow piping and designs along with brown tights, white combat boots, and her trademark spiked bracelets. Not only does her intricately sculpted clothing move along with her body to create the illusion of motion, but also the ribbons tied around her “ox horns” hairstyle. The sculpted and painted details on Chun Li’s outfit and lithe musculature is perfect, a perfect representation of the high quality you’ve come to expect from Kotobukiya. Even the fighter’s face, smoothly combining the intense focus of the moment with traditional Bishoujo beauty, is captivating and eye-catching.
Chun Li stands nearly 8 inches tall (1/7 scale) on a specially designed display base. Instantly recognizable in your collection, the fighter looks great next to other Bishoujo statues including more upcoming Street Fighter members like Cammy!
Two new STREET FIGHTER figures have been added to Play Arts’ growing Kai Series. RYU and CHUN-LI have arrived, meaning fans of the arcade and console game can now grab two of the series’ most popular heroes. Check these out!
Being part of the Kai Series means you can expect these guys to have some major articulation, great accessories and sculpts that bring the game to life in a whole new way. Each one stands about 8 inches tall and is packaged with multiple hands and their very own special move, perfect for staging some epic battles on your display shelf!