Mind-Blowing (and Pricey) Naruto Statue Memorializes Minato and Kurama’s Fateful Battle

A stunning new Naruto statue that captures the epic battle between the Fourth Hokage and the Nine-Tailed Fox is now available for preorder.

A new Naruto statue depicts the epic showdown between the Fourth Hokage and the Nine-Tailed Fox in stunning detail.

Standing at almost two feet tall and weighing roughly 10 lbs, the Battle of Destiny: Namikaze Minato vs Kurama Ultimate Diorama Statue retails for an astounding $1,199. The statue features Naruto’s father, Minato, who is seen readying an attack with his Flying Thunder God kunai in hand, while Kurama fires off a Tailed Beast Bomb. All aspects of the diorama, from the pleats and stitches of the ninja’s uniform to the fur and musculature of the demon’s monstrous body, are sculpted in exacting detail. The statue is available for preorder on Sideshow.

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The Battle of Destiny: Namikaze Minato vs Kurama Ultimate Diorama Statue isn’t the only piece of recently released collectible based on Naruto. Notably, the popular anime franchise has teamed up with Nike and New Orleans Pelicans’ power forward Zion Williamson to create a special line of Jordan sneakers. Retailing for a suggested price of $130, the shoes draw inspiration from Naruto’s Sage Mode, Madara Uchiha’s black-and-white aesthetic and Kurama’s demonic chakra. Moreover, kawaii-merchandise brand Sanria launched a set of vinyl figures that see iconic toy mascots Hello Kitty and Chococat dress up as Naruto and Sasuke respectively.

Masashi Kishimoto’s original Naruto manga was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 1999 to 2014. The narrative follows the titular young ninja, whose ultimate goal is to become the leader of his village, as he learns what it takes to be a shinobi and discovers the dark secrets of his world. Alongside Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece and Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, Naruto is one of the best-selling manga of all time with over 250 million copies in circulation around the world.

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Studio Pierrot (Yu Yu Hakusho) adapted Kishimoto’s manga into an anime series of the same name, which premiered in 2002 and aired for 220 episodes; its sequel series, Naruto: Shippuden, which covered the second half of the manga’s storyline, featured 500 episodes. While the anime has a substantial fan following, many criticize the show’s overuse of filler episodes and flashbacks. As such, fan edits of the series are fairly common with a recent example being The Ocean Cut, which doesn’t remove all the anime-exclusive content and makes a major change to the plot.

The Naruto anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu, and the English version of the manga is distributed by Viz Media.

Source: Sideshow

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