From the latest installment in the stylish Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5, the young devil hunter Nero is joining Kotobukiya’s ARTFX J line as a 1/8 scale statue!
Nero’s character is perfectly captured as aims his signature double-barreled pistol “Blue Rose,” a provocative look on his face. The statue is expertly crafted to showcase every realistic detail, from the metal buckles on his outfit to the folded sleeves of his coat.
Nero’s signature weapons, Blue Rose and Red Queen are also faithfully recreated! The details on Red Queen’s hilt and combustion engine look just like they do in the game, making it easy to imagine Nero activating Exceed and burning all of his enemies to a crisp.
Nero’s “Devil Breaker” arm, a new addition to the franchise in the 5th installment, is also on display, crafted with the same level of care and detail as the rest of the statue.
Just like the game, in addition to “Gerbera,” which is attached to his arm, “Overture” and “Punch Line” are also shown hanging from Nero’s waist. Although the latter two are covered by his coat, the Devil Breakers are all extremely detailed and accurate to the game, making them a must see for any fans of Devil May Cry 5.
A beautifully detailed piece from head to toe, add this statue to your collection today to witness its craftsmanship in person, and display him alongside the ARTFX J Dante statue to recreate the world of Devil May Cry!
KOTOBUKIYA Company first began as a single toy store for dolls operated by Jusaburo Shimizu in 1947. In 1951, he re-created his sole proprietorship into a limited liability company, together with his two brothers.
While always continuing to focus on retail sales, KOTOBUKIYA first venture into original products as a model kit manufacturer began in 1983 with Armament, our first original model kit. This was followed in 1985 with King Godzilla, our very first licensed kit.
What really set apart KOTOBUKIYA from other model kit manufacturers was the acquisition of the model kit license for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam THE-O mecha, the first time a company other than Bandai was able to release Gundam products!
Our first foray into the non-kit business was in May of 1989 with soft vinyl statues and the Active Styling Figures (today branded as ARTFX Statues). Since then, we have increased our lineup with fully assembled and painted resin statues (now known as KOTOBUKIYA Fine Art Statues), Action Figures, One Coin Mini Figures・nd more!
As a model kit manufacturer, we were always striving to further improve the material and detail and articulation of our kits. That level of commitment has continued throughout all product types that we have developed, and KOTOBUKIYA is renowned for our quality and dedication to craftsmanship.
In our retail stores, we hold annual sculpting and painting contests, which is judged by our in-house and other known sculptors and outside judges, including the editor-in-chief of Hobby Japan, the Japanese model magazine. The number of entries normally exceeds three hundred, with entrants from all over Japan. In fact, some of our in-house sculptors originated as entrants into the contest and other toy manufacturers have scouted many others!
Over the years, were attracted the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best the toy and collectible industry has to offer.
In October 2009, A highly capable USA team was formed to strengthen its marketing and product development capabilities for the US market. The team was named KOTOBUKIYA KREATIVE 3. K3’s members are well known as one of the most talented US sculptors and artists in the arena of collectible statues and toys.
Kotobukiya is a current manufacturer of licensed collectible products based on the following properties:
- Alien vs. Predator
- Anime Properties
- Dead or Alive
- Devil May Cry
- Indiana Jones
- Marvel Comics
- One Coin
- Pirates of the Carribbean
- Star Wars
- The Art of Shunya Yamashita