For the last 47 years, Japan & the world have been safe guarded thanks to the selfless actions of heroes known as Kamen Riders. Among their ranks, one stands above as the most iconic character the franchise has ever produced. The original Kamen Rider himself, Takeshi Hongo! After 10 years of various Kamen Rider 1 S.H. Figuarts releases, Tamashii Nations has finally released what is sure to be a centerpiece for many collections with S.H. Figuarts Takeshi Hongo!
Joining Dan Moroboshi & Retsu Ichijoji, Hongo is the first civilian form Kamen Rider figuart to be released. Based on one of Hongo’s more iconic looks in his dashing black suit, this figure features the stunning likeness of actor Hiroshi Fujioka circa 1971. To replicate Hongo’s transformation into Kamen Rider 1, a really unique effect sheet is included, as well as several sets of hands. This release may seem a bit lite on accessories, but it’s honestly just right. Bringing to life the early days of Kamen Rider like this is just really refreshing as well. I love buying my modern riders too, but seeing the Showa era continue to receive this level of love is wonderful.
We’ve attached the full 70+ image gallery to this post, but you can also read up on our full review of Takeshi Hongo as well by clicking “Discuss on the TokuNation Forums” at the bottom of this post. We’ll back next time with a brand new gallery of the hotly anticipated S.H. Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider 1!