“When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become as strong as they can be.”
Few anime carry the legendary weight of a story like Naruto. Considered one of the “big three” of Japan’s animated classics, it spans 720 episodes, 700 chapters, and over 15 years of our lives. For many, it was our gateway anime that introduced us not only to the Shonen genre but also the very concept of anime storytelling. Some of us literally grew up alongside Naruto and his friends, making his story not merely nostalgic, but also deeply personal.
Naruto inspires us the same way it has generations of otaku. From the moment we announced this license in September 2020, it has been our goal to create something truly special to commemorate the legacy of this anime which has made a massive impact on pop culture around the world.
We faced the challenge head-on. The goal was to deliver an exceptional piece that fans and collectors alike could take pride in displaying as a unique highlight of their collection. We collaborated, first and foremost, as fans while also listening to the voices of hundreds of Figuramians. The memories, nostalgia, and experiences all pointed to a particular fight—Naruto vs. Pain. This highly emotional battle isn’t merely visually striking, but also intellectually stimulating—a war of ideologies between students of the same master that culminates in a moment that fans have looked forward to since the first episode: Naruto being hailed as a hero of his village.
Our goal was to recreate the same energy as the original battle, so that each time you gazed at this statue in your collection, you were transported back to the first time you experienced it. Our skilled artists and visionary team infused our traditional Figurama Collectors’ battle-style scene, realistic attention to detail, and comprehensive texturing, with the visual look and feel of the anime to produce a unique collectible.
If there’s one consistent message in Naruto, it’s that no great accomplishment is ever done solo. We absolutely cannot take credit for today’s victory without acknowledging our fellow ninja: YOU, Figuramians! The hundreds of new followers, interactions on social media, support from longtime fans, and sheer positivity in wanting to see this piece succeed has been overwhelming.
The results speak for themselves: Naruto vs. Pain Elite Fandom Statue has sold out in 8 hours and 20 minutes!
If you aren’t already part of us, we would like to invite you to the Figurama Collectors Hub. We want to meet you, hear your ideas for our next statue, and give you the chance to transform even more nostalgic memories into timeless collectible statues—because that’s our nindo, our ninja way! Thank you for believing in us and for your continued support. Dattebayo!
Keep on collecting. WE ARE THE COLLECTORS!