They’re finally here! The much awaited set of Jujutsu Kaisen sitting figures by Penguin Souvenir! They were supposed to arrive by the end of summer but due to the pandemic the manufacturing has been delayed, resulting in an autumn shipment. I’ve been waiting for this set for ages, it seems. What I love about it is that it includes characters from the manga/anime who are hardly (if ever) made into figures. While they may be tiny (around 5cm in height), they’re very well made and worth every penny!
Let’s get to the unboxing:
Pretty Outer Box
Take a look at this lovely box!
When I came home from work, the Sagawa courier had already placed it in the delivery locker of my apartment building. I was surprised to find the outer box itself had all these illustrations on it! How pretty! It was wrapped in clear plastic in case of rain, so the outer box itself can be safely preserved as a keepsake.
The top part has Satoru Gojo and the first-year students – Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki – with only the teacher smiling while the kids are either looking upset or angry. If I’m not mistaken it’s from the Roppongi scene from the anime. Across this illustration are the second-year students – Maki Zen’in, Panda and Toge Inumaki, along with Nobara and Yuji.
One one side is the Kenjaku version of Suguru Geto, Mahito, and Ryomen Sukuna.
Turn the box and we see the first year kids.
Turn it again and there’s Gojo with Kento Nanami on the phone.
One last turn and the box side shows the JJK logo. The bottom is plain white so nothing to see there.
Plain White Inner Box
We open the outer box and see a white one saying ‘Sitting Jujutsu Kaisen 25-Piece Set’.
Another box to open!
There’s nothing on the box, just info saying ‘This is a protective box for transportation purposes only and cannot be replaced in case of damage’, meaning they’ll replace the contents themselves if they’re damaged (of course) but not if it’s just this box alone because it’s just a wrapper thing.
Colourful Figure Box
We open the white protective box and come to the figure box.
It’s wrapped in white tissue. What a tease!
We remove the tissue and tadaaaa! Here they are, the mini figures in neat rows!
The main characters are on top, with the Tokyo school characters and Kyoto school characters in the second and third rows. Then there are the special-grade Curses, plus our poor boy Junpei Yoshino.
Top of the box is the product name.
Back is a list of the figures with both their names in Japanese and English.
One one side of the box is the Yuji figure.
Here they are once more. So cute! Too cute! Ahhhhh!
I’m just really, really happy we’re seeing characters like Utahime Iori, Principal Gakuganji, and Jogo. There are a few (too few) acrylic figures as well as plushies of the Kyoto students, but it’s just so rare to find all these other minor or supporting characters as 3D figures. I’ll take them all, even if they’re very small!
Dr Shoko Ieri looks adorable in her white coat. Jogo’s head really doesn’t look like Mt Fuji at all – it looks like pudding with caramel sauce, if you ask me! xD
I can’t get over the fact that we finally have a Hanami figure! Look at her, next to Junpei at the bottom corner. She’s super adorable and I can’t wait to make diorama arrangements of flowers with her in the middle!
Here’s the set again, this time with the camera right in front. Adorable, eh?
Was it a Good Buy or Not?
The set is beautiful, the figures look just like they do in the official site, and I’m very glad I bought them. My only complaint is that I wish it were a 30-piece set instead of 25. I’d have gladly forked out more $$ for figures of Meimei, Yuji’s brothers (Choso, Eso, Kechizu), Megumi’s big sis Tsumiki as well as his dad Toji. And what about Tsukumo, or the hottie Takada-chan, or Yuji’s senpai (Sasaki and Iguchi)? Oh well! At least we got Hanami. Hanami! My favourite special-grade Curse is finally in figure form! I shouldn’t complain now, should I? xD
Perhaps we can expect Tsumiki as well as more Zen’ins in a new set that will come out after the Volume 0 film, where we know there’ll be Yuta Okkotsu and Rika-chan. This current set only covers the first season of the anime, and there are so many new characters now that the Shibuya arc is over and we’re in the Culling Game arc. Imagine figures of Tengen, Hakari, Kirara, and all the rest of the Players! Let’s hope they’ll get on with Season 2 of the anime once the movie has been shown. An otaku girl can dream! xD
Where to Buy the Jujutsu Kaisen 25-Piece Figure Set
Here’s some buying info for those who have not pre-ordered the set. As of this writing, it costs JPY12,500 plus JPY1,250 tax for a total of JPY13,750 (about USD120).
Buying Within Japan
Buy online via the Penguin Souvenir Web Store. Shipping is free for domestic purchases.
You can also buy in physical stores around the country. Here’s a list of real-world places where they are sold, not just in Tokyo but from Nagano up north all the way to Okinawa down south:
If you need me to add links to the stores listed above, let me know in the comment section.
You can also get this set pre-owned (but unopened) from anime/manga specialty stores such as Suruga-ya and BookOff (physical stores and auction site). Pre-owned sets usually sell for about JPY3,000 less than the retail price (as of this writing).
Buying From Overseas
If you live outside Japan, you can buy this product and have it shipped to you. Check out my Shopper’s Guide for store selection and worldwide shipping.
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Future Diorama Paradise
That’s it for our first look at the Jujutsu Kaisen 25-Piece figurine set. I’ll take the figures out of the box sooner rather than later, and soon you’ll find my Instagram account flooded with pics of these little darlings in diorama settings. Follow me if you haven’t already – I post anime/manga content nearly every day and would love to be your online tomodachi!