What's the first thing you think of when you hear of the Sengoku era? It's obviously got to be super cute chibi samurai, right? Right! Well, no not usually, but in the case of Kotobukiya's One Coin Grande figures it is. Today I'm sharing the First Box of the Sengoku Basara figures, which was recently re-released, and made me incredibly happy.
Most of my favorite characters reside in this box, so it was a must buy for me. Hit the jump to take a journey with me to the Sengoku era, and see what all these little guys and gals have been up to!
You might be thinking, "But, Rio, isn't this a Show and Tell?" Well, yes! It is! But, weirdly enough I like boxes ... I mean, not to live in or anything, but I'm always fascinated with how a figure comes packaged. The cover of the box shows everyone except for Sasuke, who happened to be the chase figure in the set.
On the individual boxes there are chibis all around! Who knew samurai could be so cute? One thing that interested me was, unlike the Hetalia One Coin Grande figures, these came packaged in a little plastic home. They also do not use magnets like the Hetalia set did.
Once they got out and were ready to go, Nobunaga Oda and his wife, Nohime, went outside to scout how the weather would be for a possible invasion. Oda had dealt with a rainy situation before, and thought better of attacking in this weather.
Nohime checked on her flowers that surround the castle before they returned. Both the other samurai, and the animals knew better and had left them alone. The only thing that had been near them was the obvious rain from the morning.
Nohime returned to her husband, where they decided that today would not be the day for a sneak attack. Instead, they would return inside and try for a change of plans.
Oda returned inside with the rest of his loyal clan. Wel .l.. sort of loyal, I suppose. The Oda clan are my favorite group in any of the Sengoku era re-tellings, and even if they are portrayed as a bit more evil and ruthless in Sengoku Basara, I still love them with all my heart!
Mitsuhide was up to his old tricks, with his penchant for being weird in this series. That devious little face of his tells me he's up to something, and it clearly has to do with Oda.
Nohime thought so too, with her women's intuition going wild. She had a few words with her husband before they set off to ensure there wouldn't be any problems..
Oda confronted Mitsuhide, who played his innocent act. I mean, honestly ... when he's that weird, who could tell if he was going to backstab him at that moment or not. Apparently, he chose to wait until later for that.
Meanwhile, Takeda Shingen was having a discussion with Sanada Yukimura and Sarutobi Sasuke. They decided they were going to take up the Oda army on their completely random offer of a duel. Why they were going to practice instead of just battle is beyond me, but hey! Whatever works right?
Sanada and Sarutobi decided they were going to band together to put a stop to the Oda clan's evil reign! They grabbed up their weapons and started to get a move on.
On the flip side, Date Masamune was doing the exact same thing as the Takeda. Date, Katakura Kojuro and Itsuki all decided they were going to take the Oda clan up on their offer as well. What better way to get to learn your enemy, right?
They all met on the practice battlefield, and it was easy to tell from the beginning that the Oda army was outnumbered. They were strong, sure! But how would they be able to take on a group with two more samurai than their own?
Mori Ranmaru and Akechi Mitsuhide were to take on Sanada Yukimura and Sarutobi Sasuke, which they had absolutely no doubt in their minds they could win.
The same was felt on the other side, as Sanada knew that if he was working with Sarutobi they would be a tough team to beat.
The leaders had a battle of their own, with Takeda and Oda going at it in a fierce battle. It was only a matter of time before Oda would claim victory, or perhaps that's maybe because I'm partial to said daimyo.
Nohime, on the other hand, had a heck of a battle she was going to have to deal with. Thrown under the bus as she often is in this series, she had to job of taking on Date Masamune, Katakura Kojuro and Itsuki all on her lonesome while her husband looked on! She dealt with the boys first, knowing it would be hard for her to have to fight Itsuki.
In what seemed like minutes it all was over! Which, in fact it was, because then I woke up from my nap and realized I have a problem of dreaming of toys. Back to more important matters, this was the perfect set for me to pick up when it was recently re-released. I'm a huge fan of Oda, and since all my favorite members of the clan were in this first box, what more could I ask for? I also happen to have a terrible thing for Date as well, so that was an added bonus.
If you'd like to pick up a box for yourself, you can still find them in stock at AmiAmi, HLJ, or Hobby Search. If you're a fan of the series, or just enjoy samurai in cute chibi forms, then I suggest you head over to one of these fine stores and pick up a box before this re-stock sells out. Put ya guns on!
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