Today we review Kotobukiya’s latest entry into their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 line with the addition of the Kotobukiya Asuka Kazama Bishoujo Statue. Mentored by her father in the Kazama Style of traditional martial arts, she is one of only four people known to practice this style of combat. Asuka has appeared in multiple Tekken titles, including Tekken 5, Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2; She is portrayed as she appears in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 video game.
The Kotobukiya Asuka Kazama statue is based on a new interpretation by Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita which was then sculpted by Takaboku Busujima. One thing that will immediately stand out at you when you look at this statue is the exaggerated breasts. If you take a look at Asuka’s in-game character or concept art, you’ll notice that she isn’t exactly as well-endowed as she appears here. However, if you follow the game series, you will probably know that her breasts often get her into trouble. In Tekken 5, Jin Kazama falls face-first right between her breasts. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Asuka loses her temper and starts a fight with a group of men after noticing that some of them were staring at her breasts. I find it fitting that her assets are presented the way they are here given her backstory & history.
Asuka is sculpted in the 1/7th scale and stands approximately 9 1/2 inches tall. She ships with a clear base that attaches to her feet and holds her in place. The face sculpt portrays Asuka in a playful manner with one eye winking back at her competitors and a sly smile on her face. The hair sculpt is also well done though this one does not have the translucent feature seen on some other Bishoujo statues such as Christie Monteiro’s Bishoujo statue. Asuka is posed in a leaning fashion that shows off her well-toned form. Her right hand sits against her forehead, with two of her fingers extended taunting her opponent, and her left hand is resting against her hips. The clothing she is wearing is well crafted and closely matches the in-game look in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
The paint application on the figure is excellent with different hues of blues and grays. Metallic paint is used on the zipper lines and the belt buckle to great effect. One complaint I made in my previous review of the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was the visible seam marks on that figure. I am happy to report that this figure is much better, and I would even go as far as saying it’s near-flawless when it comes to seam lines. Kotobukiya deserves high praise for the high standard of quality control they put into this statue.
As with other , this one ships in a windowed box that has the original artwork by Mr. Yamashita beautifully displayed on the back of the box. With a suggested retail price of $59.99, the statue is available for order directly from Kotobukiya’s website, or at discounted rates from other retailers such as Amazon.
This product was purchased by the reviewer and was not provided by the manufacturer for this review.