The powerfully beautiful Juri is next in line in Kotobukiya’s Street Fighter bishoujo series, after Cammy and Chun Li. In this nine-inch statue figure offering, she is an ethereal vision, but this doesn’t mean she isn’t one of the most cutthroat of warriors. Balanced on one foot with the other raised in anticipation of delivering a swift kick to anyone who may need it, Juri is strong and lovely.
She sports billowing trousers with cutout sections, a wide sash belt, unattached sleeves with fingerless gloves and her distinctive chest harness painted in complementing tones of black and royal purple. What stands out about this statue figure is its remarkable detail, from threading effects in her sash to rivets on her harness. Pick up this work by sculptor Masahiro Takahashi in accurate 1/7 scale today.
“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.