Ichiban Kuji Demon Slayer Proceed With Unbreakable Heart And Sword

Retail Price: 680 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 25 September 2021

Ichiban Kuji: Selectable prizes for non-blinds small prizes. Double chance included if your country carries this Kuji.

Series Sequel: 8th Demon Slayer Kuji, forth in 2021.

We are back with another Demon Slayer Kuji, seems like they are going for the regular release route for this series, it might end up being another One Piece or Dragon Ball where next sets will be released every 2 months, hope that’s a good thing.

If you are interested in the full prize list, do check out Demon Slayer Ichiban Kuji Prize Index List

Prize A (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Reissue of 1st Tanjiro Kuji Figure

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Not surprised that Tanjiro is back once again but I am very surprised that this is an reissue figure! For those who don’t know, this Tanjiro is the very first one released in Demon Slayer I Kuji. Only 1 in the set so considered as a rare piece but it’s a reissue, so the hype is definitely not there.

Prize B (2 pieces) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: 4th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This is the first Giyu that has an effect part so would feel a little special! His base is also similar to the base for the figures in Demon Slayer Hold the Sword at Dawn, so you can place them together. Figure wise feels a little off, like the previous set has a better touch up than this set.

If you are unable to pull this, you can hope to get it via double chance too.

Prize C (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 3rd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Shinobu is back again. The figure looks decent, her face mold could have been better though, she comes with the butterfly stand which I believe is the one thing that makes this figure stands out from the rest.

Prize D (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Kanao looks decent too, can’t say the figurine is one of the best because it clearly isn’t, but the stand and the overall figure seems decent enough, still, I think Bandai can do better for their figurines.

Prize E (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 2nd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Plush seems weird to be appearing in the Kuji set, but they are considered as a top prize so not that bad overall. Nezuko looks cute and it’s a rare piece, so not that bad for pulling it.

Prize F (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Weird that Zenitsu plush is the one with 2 pieces, solely because Nezuko is a more popular character. He looks cute too and nothing bad about pulling him.

Prize G (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Looks like we are having Innosuke as the third plush for the set and it feels like they might just come up with more plush in the future. Regardless they look good when you display them along with your Demon Slayer collection, so nothing bad.

Disclaimer: Plush prize are rated very average because as a top prize, they definitely don’t sell well as compared to a figure. Doesn’t mean they are not good in quality.

Prize H (15 pieces)

Design: 5

Distribution: 3 x 5 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Wow, mini figures are always welcome in any Kuji set. These come in the form of a charm, if you didn’t collect any mini figures from the past series, this would be a good collection to start off. If you do have your mini figures collection, then you can use this as a charm, they definitely look good around your bag.

Prize I (23 pieces)

Design: 10

Distribution: 7 x 2 pieces each. 3 x 3 pieces each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Usually a folder is one of the lower tier prizes abut in this case, they do look good, there are 2 folders in a prize, one would be an art from the anime and one is a character design, so looks decent and I don’t think you would feel too bad pulling it.

Prize J(31 pieces)

Design: 15

Distribution: 14 x 2 pieces each. 1 x 3 pieces. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Well you kind of have to expect the rubber charm to flood the set. They do look good, you can use it as a mini coaster since they are shaped like one. The design feels different from previous set too and they featured all the main characters and the 9 pillars.

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Can’t say I hate this, the last prize is a variant of Prize B which a darker water effect, so if one can’t pull Prize B, then buying out would be good. If you wish to get this, look out for a 7- buyout or a 15- with at least 1 figure and some charm figurines left.

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Overall: C+

Conclusion

The theme for this set feels all over the place. You have a reissue Tanjiro, 3 plush that doesn’t have Tanjiro which kind of wonder what’s the point, a Giyu that fits in with the previous set but not the ladies (which clearly are made as a pair). Overall the prizes are not that bad, just the lack of theme and also the figures could be much better.

Recommendation

10 tickets for a chance for at least 1 top prize and hopefully some charm figurines.

Collectibles? : Kanao is the only debut figures here, still I believe better figures will be out. You can totally skip this set without much worry. The figure charms are okay, but you can replace them with actual mini figures. The plush are fine too, just that you will need to lookout for Tanjiro if you want to get all the main characters.

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/kimetsu9

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