Another move coming out of the left field, Bandai has announced the release of the first “Ao no Exorcist” character figure, the demon-sword wielding bust lady, Kirigakure Shura, under the FiguArts ZERO line.
While “Ao no Exorcist” figures have been expected for quite some time now, it’s puzzling to see Shura getting a release ahead of the main character, Okumura Rin. Bandai seems to be cashing in on the “Exorcist” franchise as the new replacement for “Star Driver” after that one failed to take off. Shura will be a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive, leading us to believe that Rin and maybe, Yukio, will be the ones getting the regular treatment. Pre-orders for this fiery Meister just opened yesterday and she’ll retail for 3675 yen. Release date is on February 2012.
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