Ichiban Kuji Demon Slayer The City Where Demons Dwell

Retail Price: 750 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 27 August 2022

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

Series Sequel: 12th Demon Slayer Kuji, third in 2022.

Demon Slayers are back! This time the theme revolves around the second part of the Tengen arc! We should see good prizes as Demon Slayer tends to give very cool stuff, even the small prizes.

For full prize list, do vist Demon Slayer Ichiban Kuji Prize Index List

Prize A (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: 9th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Tanjiro is back, can you imagine we actually have sets where Tanjiro is not featured, wow, that’s so rare for a Ichiban Kuji not to have the main character in a set. So what is special about this figure, is that this is the first Masterlise for Demon Slayer! Very fitting we are getting Tanjiro! The pose looks striking (no pun intend) and expect good quality out of it, so definitely a good figure to look out for, sad that there’s only 1 piece in the set.

Prize B (2 pieces) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: 3rd

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Tengen is also back and his figure is not Masterlise (only Tanjiro is Masterlise), but that doesn’t mean quality drops, this is a standard Kuji figure and it has the same theme as the ones we last saw in The Sword Burn your Heart set where the base is triangle and each figure has their name tag on the base, you can also join 2 base together, and you can fit this with the other series figures!

You are able to win this via double chance as well if you didn’t get to pull it!

Prize C (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 9th, debut as Demon Nezuko

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Nezuko is also here but this is the first time she appears Demon Nezuko and her figure looks awesome as well! It follows the same trend as Tengen with the triangle base and name tag, she even has a ground effect, so if you are collecting such figures this would be a good add on to your collection! 2 to go around, nothing to worry!

Prize D (1 piece)

Top Prize Appearance: Debut!

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

It’s also been a while since we last had a villain figure, and we have Daki representing the demons here and her figure is also fantastic with the base and name tag. No weapons or effect but she still looks great, she is a rare piece in a set, so definitely need to keep your eye on this prize!

Prize E (10 pieces)

Design: 5

Distribution: 5 x 2 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The mini figures has been an amazing thing for the Demon Slayer series and it’s great to see them back! We have Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Innosuke in their female dress up as well as Demon Nezuko and a Younger version of Tengen, all are first timers, so you don’t have to be scared of getting things that was released before!

Prize F (15 pieces)

Design: 9

Distribution: 6 x 2 pieces each. 3 x 1 piece each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Well it’s been a while since towel was introduced in a Demon Slayer set, so was sure that it will pop up in this set. The designs all featured the 9 pillars, each having their distinct color, nothing too bad, just a bit too simple for design wise and felt repetitive.

Prize G (17 pieces)

Design: 9

Distribution: 8 x 2 pieces each. 1 x 1 piece each. Blind packs.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Wow finally something different! It is the first time we are seeing Acrylic stand in the Demon Slayer Kuji series! They featured the 9 pillars once again but they are in their cuter version, I believe this is probably a one off thing, but again, I could be wrong and more similar prizes could be out next time. The acrylic stand is 6cm tall and comes with a base, definitely cute and at least you won’t feel that bad for pulling this!

Prize H (32 pieces)

Design: 32

Distribution: 2 x 4 pieces each. 8 x 3 pieces each. Blind packs.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Last but not the least we have rubber charms, as always they look cute and the characters featured this time round is lesser than usual but they do feature a lot of new characters! All characters’ design here has not appeared in other sets: we have the main 3 characters in female outfit, demon Nezuko, variants of Daki, Gyutaro, Tengen’s wives (all 3 in a design) and a mystery character!

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you are unable to pull Prize B Tengen, then having this version would be a good replacement too! This variant is exactly the same only the face is different with additional battle scars. You can look for a 8- buyout, hopefully there is at least 1 mini figures or 16- with at least 1 other big figures remaining!

Grading

Big Prize

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Small Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Last Prize

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Variety of Prize

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Odds of big prizes

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Overall: B+

Conclusion

An above average set, with good figures and small prizes overall. The only thing stopping it from becoming a perfect set is more prizes and also better design in the towels, other than that, a lot of things are on point. Figures are also consistent from previous set and we are introduced to a Masterlise figure!

Odds

Let’s calculate your odds to get the following with one ticket from a fresh board!

Chance to get a top prize (A to D): 6 / 80 = 7.25%, lower than usual 😦

Chance to get a figure (A to E): 16/80 = 20%, pretty good!

Recommendation

3 tickets for a chance at a figure or at least an acrylic stand!

Collectibles? : All 4 figures are worth keeping, the Masterlise is for sure, the other 3 as they have same fit as some previous figures, would be good for collectors to get them, especially Demon Nezuko and Daki! The mini figures too, all 5 are necessary if you want to keep a range of characters, even the charms and acrylic stand feels like a good things to collect if you have the space and time to go and hunt for them!

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/kimetsu13

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