Kazuma Ikezawa Action Figure

The main character in Summer Wars is Kenji Koiso. He’s 17. But it was Kazuma Ikezawa, a 13-year-old side character and computer hacker, who was made an action figure by Alter (or their male line Altair) last year. I happened to come across it in a small otaku shop in Akihabara in December 2011.

I guess I never fully understood the obsession with action figures until I found this one. Or when it found me. Or shall I say when he found me? :p What a beautiful craft by sculptor Sen-U Tanaka!

I did buy some smaller action figures before, mainly from Ashita no Joe and Sailor Moon. But never before did I happily pay over 6,000 yen for an action figure. Hello otaku world!


This post was first published on karlandersson.se


21 thoughts on “Kazuma Ikezawa Action Figure”

  1. Nice craftmenship on the action figure – probably the first Japanese Emo creation. I own the Anime Movie “Summer Wars” on blu-ray and it is fantastic. Seriously you should buy or rent it!

  2. I followed the link below that showed a stastical comparisons between Japan, Sweden, Germany and the U.S. Our murder and suicide rate was beyond rediculous compared to the other 3 countries. My thoughts on this are going too many directions at once to comment on this. I like the action figure btw.

    1. Thats to be expected from a nation founded by those religious nuts that was too bonkers to stay in Europe ;b

      Seriously most americans I’ve encountered have been very nice and sane. But when you see the statistics, they just don’t seem to figure there :/

      1. I’d love to get a real perspective on how the world views our need to cling to religion and our tolerance for thug/hip hop culture (sex fused with aggression) which also tends to be highly religious. Both groups are narrow minded, rigid, anti-intellectual and homophobic. I view the republican primaries as embarrassing if televised across the pond.

  3. Beautiful! I couldn’t help searching and ordering one.. A little expensive but it got to me.

  4. Leaving aside the religion topic for just a moment, when looking at US history consider the topics of how the land was settled and how much labor was through slavery. Europeans can be glad of how that continent is working out at the moment, but the colonial attitudes and empires emerged from there and it is other parts of the world that are reeling from the complex consequences. It is obvious when living in a formerly colonized country what the immediate consequences are from having been in that situation. But it is harder to see in the US. It is helpful to look at analagous places, such as Australia. The US was colonized through subtle, blatant, viscious and duplicitous dealings with native tribes, most particularly as soon as the US Civil War was over and troops were transferred to Indian Wars. As for slavery, consider that the US has roughly 5% of the world’s population, 20% of the world’s prisoners, and that 80% of those are black males. Some 50% of all African Americans are in the criminal justice system — through probation, incarceration, tracking, etc. That is a huge commitment to keeping a people down. Before everyone responds with thoughts on criminality and justice, consider also that most of these prisoners are in jail for minor drug charges, probation violations, child support violations, debt (esp. in regard to child support, therefore a never-ending cycle. Who can pay when in prison?). There are murderers and all, but look up the stats before going into a rant about that.

    My thoughts for the day

  5. Europeans have believed in their superiority for thousands of years even though there has never been any evidence for it. The eurocentric comments are getting very old on a website allegedly dedicated to ending prejudice.

    1. You’re right, there is no evidence that Europeans believe in their superiority. (And BTW, ‘European’ is not a meaningful demographic for statements like that.)

      So read your last sentence again and stop trying to pick a fight.

  6. I need to buy this at some point. Also thinking of cosplaying this character at some point. My summer time skin tone will be just perfect for it!

  7. I saw this figure, and loved it so I tracked down summer wars to watch. It was an amazing anime so touching so thanks for bringing this to light for me.

  8. I fell in love with Kazuma when I watched Summer Wars. Then, when I stumbled across this figure a few months ago on EBay, I knew I had to have him. Ended up shelling out almost $100 US, but he’s worth it. Kazuma is easily one of the hottest anime boys there is.

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