Ichiban Kuji Demon Slayer The Hashira

Retail Price: 700 Yen

Total Tickets: 80

Released Date: 15 Oct 2022

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

Series Sequel: 13th Demon Slayer Kuji, third in 2022.

Demon Slayer is back and this set features the Hashira, so I am guessing the top prizes will be heavily featured on them, sounds interesting, so let’s see what they have for us!

To keep your collection in chec, do vist Demon Slayer Ichiban Kuji Prize Index List for past Kuji prizes!

Prize A (2 pieces) / Double Chance

Top Prize Appearance: 6th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

We kick things off with Rengoku! Yeah not Tanjiro but the great Rengoku! So the figure this time round is Masterlise, so apart from expecting good and heavy figures, this means that we are most likely to get all the characters in their Masterlise version! Rengoku looks great here, just a simple pose, stands at a massive 26cm tall, no flashy pose which is great, I mean simple pose can be a good thing! Definitely one of the prizes people want to pull!

You can also win this via double chance so if you didn’t get to pull this, fret not! You get one more chance!

Prize B (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 5th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Giyu really has been with the Demon Slayer Kuji Franchise since day 1 and there hasn’t been a lot of releases for him! So great to see him featured for this Kuji! The figure is also Masterlise and also 26cm tall, a very simple standing pose as well, I mean they are Hashira, you know they are good, they don’t have to show it :p Another great figure to pull for this set!

Prize C (2 pieces)

Top Prize Appearance: 5th

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The last figure on the list we have Shinobu which looks adorable here. Again, she is also Masterlise but stands slightly shorter at 23cm, nevertheless great figure and maybe will attract some fans to play this set just to have a chance to pull this! Great to see 3 Hashira being featured for this set and they all look great!

Prize D (2 pieces)

Design: 2

Distribution: 2 x 1 piece each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Normally I really hate it when Bandai replaces a figure for something less in the top prize list, but if you look at this Illustration Board, can you really tell me that you hate the design! Both designs are fabulous, you get the Iconic Rengoku vs Akaza and Tanjiro & Tengen vs Daki art, they look so good and feels like a very attractive prize. They are B3 in size, so massive enough to display, I believe you won’t feel bad at all for pulling this! 2 designs to choose, both are great I think it’s hard to tell which will be selected first.

Prize E (18 pieces)

Design: 14

Distribution: 4 x 2 pieces each. 10 x 1 piece each.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we move into small prizes, and we kick things off with acrylic charm, they are thick acrylics with an image of a character from the anime and it’s a charm, so you can use them for display or hang them around your bag for some groove. It’s 6.5cm long, so not a small charm. All the designs look great, you get to pick the ones you like, so nothing bad!

Prize F (22 pieces)

Design: 7

Distribution: 1 x 4 pieces each. 6 x 3 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Next we have mini plates, they featured 3 of the characters in the top prizes plus Tanjiro, Nezuko, Tengen and Kanao. Hope they have more characters in the future, you know Demon Slayer is the series that can actually afford to have lots of different character design for a prizes. The plates are 12cm in diameter and definitely adorable, the layout gives the demon slayer vibe so all is well.

Prize G (32 pieces)

Design: 15

Distribution: 2 x 3 pieces each. 13 x 2 pieces each. Blind box.

Prize Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Lastly we have rubber charms. They are shape exactly like the Chokonokko mini figures, would be great if they just gave us the mini figures right, but it’s okay, they gave us a nice design for the charm which if you think about it, it’s like you trying to bring the mini figures out but you don’t want to risk dropping them, so you get the charm version of them. A lot of characters are being featured here hope you got the ones you want!

Last Prize

Prize Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The last Prize is a shiny variant of Prize A Rengoku, it is also a Masterlise, just different tone. So you can think of it as a replacement or a prize that you can go with if you decided to buyout the set! You can look for a 9- buyout, or 16- with at least 1 other Masterlise figure!

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: 3 out of 5.

Value for Money

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Collector’s Value

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall: B

Conclusion

Another above average set for Demon Slayer! I mean for one the top figures are great and even the Illustration Board is a thing of beauty. Alongside the small prizes which are not that bad this time round, it makes a solid set.

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): 8 / 80 = 10%, average

Recommendation

3 tickets for a chance at a figure or go for a buyout!

Collectibles? : Well if you like to start the Masterlise collection for Demon Slayer, this is a good time to do so and you just need to Tanjiro from the previous set, then get all 3 figures here and wait for the rest to be release! You can also collect the illustration board and charms too if you like them!

Image credits:

https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/medias/show_by_key/kimetsu14

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