Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress' Mumei Gets Life-Size Figure
posted on by Amanda Ellard
Kabane fighter Mumei of popular, recent anime Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress receives a life-size upgrade. The prototype figure, based off illustrations by original character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto, stands poised in full gear with guns ready. The figure commemorates the upcoming release of the two Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation films.
The life-sized Mumei will be on display starting August 21 at the "Kabaneri & Battery Exhibition ~ Sanshin Mokuhyō de Rokkon Seijō ~" event in the first floor atrium of Odaiba Aqua City's Cinema Mediage. A limit of 10 figures will be available for purchase.
There will also be a "Kabaneri & Battery Exhibition" event to commemorate the completion of the figure, where Mumei's voice actress Sayaka Senbongi will take the stage to speak. Kabaneri goods will be available via a lottery that a limit of 100 people can enter by applying to purchase a ticket at the event's vendors venue for 1,080 yen (US$10.50) or more.
In regards to the creation of the figure, the creators worked to follow the reference material closely. Chief animation director and character designer Yasuyuki Ebara and overall setting supervisor Junpei Kasaoka supervised the creation. Director Tetsuro Araki checked the gun modeling and some of the anime's production staff also looked over the project in great detail.
The first episode of the original anime Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress aired on April 8 and the series ended with 12 episodes on June 30. It is another product of a collaboration between Wit Studio and director Araki, both responsible for the Attack on Titan anime. Crunchyroll recently announced their plans to dub the anime and release it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and the series streamed worldwide on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
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