Bandai Namco, One Piece, Saint Seiya, and Naruto Shippuden Figures Everyone is Raving About

Naruto is the most popular anime series in history, with 250 million copies sold in war countries and territories, including 153 million copies in Japan alone and 97 million copies worldwide. It is one of the best-selling series; English translations of the volumes have repeatedly been on the lists of bestsellers in The New York Times, and the seventh book earned a Quill Award in 2006.
June 16, 2022
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Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto is a Japanese manga series he wrote and illustrated. In the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a ninja who aspires to be the village’s leader and seeks acclaim from his peers. 

The story is separated into two sections, the 1st of which occurs during Naruto’s young years and the 2nd during his adolescent years. The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto: Karakuri, which got an award in the monthly Hop Step Award the following year (1996). (1997). 

From 1999 to 2014, Naruto was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Jump magazine and published in tankbon (book) form in many volumes. Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, started in Japan in 2007 and ran for 500 episodes before being canceled in 2017. 

Naruto Shippuden

From 2009 to 2011, the English dub was broadcast on Disney XD, airing the first 97 episodes, before being moved to Adult Swim’s programming section in 2014, when it was restarted from the beginning. 

The anime series started on Viz Media’s streaming service Neon Alley in 2012 and ended in March 2016 with 338 episodes. Pierrot has created eleven films and twelve original video animations. 

Video games, novels, and trading cards developed by other firms are also available. Naruto was serialized in Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine after the anime was licensed for American production. 

The anime series premiered in early 2005 in the USA and Canada, then in 2006 and 2007 in the UK and Australia, respectively. Viz also released the films and most OVAs from the series, with the first film premiering in cinemas. 

Boruto Uzamaki

Viz also released the movies and most OVAs from the series, with the first film premiering in cinemas. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations continues the Naruto saga with Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, who aspires to forge his ninja path rather than follow his father’s.

Naruto is the most popular anime series in history, with 250 million copies sold in war countries and territories, including 153 million copies in Japan alone and 97 million copies worldwide. 

It is one of the best-selling series; English translations of the volumes have repeatedly been on the lists of bestsellers in The New York Times, and the seventh book earned a Quill Award in 2006.

Action Figures

Bandai Namco has a long history of being affiliated with the world’s most popular anime programs, and this association even extends to collectibles and action figures. 

One such collection is the Anime Heroes line, which includes action figures of some of anime’s most iconic characters from shows, including One Piece, Naruto Shippuden, and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. 

Bandai was kind enough to share some of these figures with our team. I got to see Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, Kakashi Hatake from Naruto Shippuden, and Phoenix Ikki from Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac up close and personal! I started with Luffy because he’s one of my all-time favorite characters, and the craftsmanship of his figure blew me away. 

The attention to detail on his face and clothes is impressive, particularly in the expressiveness of his eyes, which reflects the manga’s distinct graphic style. 

His outstanding joint articulation and different hand options were also a welcome surprise, allowing him to be set up in various cool action stances. The lack of support was a drawback, as I struggled to get the figure to stand up on its own.

Fans of The Anime Can Purchase The Entire One Piece Collection

  • Monkey D. Luffy is a fictional character created by Monkey D. Luffy
  • Zoro Roronoa
  • Sanji
  • D. Ace Portgaz (Presale)

Next came Kakashi Hatake, Naruto and Sasuke’s initial tutor like Luffy; Kakashi has a tremendous deal of attention to detail in his paintwork and good articulation in his joints that allow for creative posing. Kakashi’s hallmark movie, Chidori!

The Whole Naruto Shippuden Series of Figures

Naruto
  •  Naruto Uzumaki
  • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Kakashi Hatake
  • Itachi Uchiha
  • Minato Namikaze
  • Gaara
  • Naruto Uzumaki Sage Mode
  • Naruto Uzumaki Sage of Six Paths Mode (Presale)
  • Sakura Haruno (Presale)

Naruto Uzumaki has been the jinchriki of the Nine-Tails from the day he was born, and he is a naive, energetic, and fearless ninja. Despite the challenges, he strives to obtain Konohagakure’s (Village Hidden in the Leaves) approval while pursuing his desire of becoming a Hokage (leader of the village). 

With 29 points of movement and three interchangeable expression face plates, the 1/6 Naruto Uzumaki collectible figure is approximately 9.5 inches tall (one serious face, one smiling face, and one surprised face). An orange training suit and magnetized Ninja shoes are included in the cloth costume. 

The Full Lineup of Character Figures From Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

Saint Seiya
  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Gemini Saga
  • Sagittarius Aiolos
  • Phoenix Ikki
  • Aries Mu
  • Virgo Shaka

Phoenix Ikki from Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, an iconic character from what many believe to be a cornerstone series, was the final figurine I received. With his theatrical clothing and long coattails, Ikki cuts an impressive figure, yet these qualities make him challenging for the position. He has alternate hand options, just like the other figures in the Anime Heroes line, although he doesn’t come with a stand.

The Anime Heroes collection is a terrific option whether you’re an ardent collector or just looking for a good gift for the anime-obsessed kid in your life.

Bandai Namco’s figures accurately represent some of anime’s most nuanced characters. Furthermore, the One Piece and Naruto Shippuden collections are continually expanding, so there will be more possibilities to collect other favorite characters in the future!

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