Japan- Street Fighter’s New “Ibuki” Statue by Kotobukiya
Leave it to the Japanese figure/statue building masters, Kotobukiya, to dazzle us with yet another from the beautiful line of Street Fighter Bishoujo Statues. This time, the Bishoujo line brings us Ibuki.
ToyNewsi.com lists the stunning female figures that have preceded Ibuki in the Bishoujo series, and then goes on to provide this particular beauty’s origin: …Cammy, Chun-Li, Poison, and more. Joining the fight is the young ninja who made her debut in Street Fighter III, IBUKI! While she goes to school like a normal girl, Ibuki is secretly the scion of a secret ninja village with amazing martial arts skills. She excels in taijutsu which borrows from a number of fighting styles including ninjutsu.
So, as cute as she is, something tells me taijutsu and ninjustu are not skills to be reckoned with. Ibuki smiles while ready to slash and defeat with her shuriken, poised gracefully on one foot wrapped in white straps. Her baggy, yet fitting brown cloth outfit flows perfectly with her spinning fighting style, and the graceful movement of a classic female Street Fighter. She looks good, she looks deadly, she looks adorable, and clearly, Kotobukiya poured a lot of care into the Bishoujo line, Ibuki no exception.
ToyNewsi.com cites the new Bishoujo fighter’s sculptor and provides specs: “Sculpted by Hogarii (Jetstream), Ibuki stands just over 9 ½ inches tall (1/7 scale) balanced on one foot on her specially designed display base.”
Ibuki will be available February 2017 for your collection of Street Fighters