Most of the figures that otaku talk about are women, the the vast majority of the exceptions are sentai characters or mechs. So on the rare occasion that I spot a figure of a male character beyond a little chibi phone charm or something along those lines, I always sit up and take notice.
This week I've got a figure from Crows Zero, which was a Takashi Miike-directed film based on Hiroshi Takahashi's manga Crows. It's the tale of a bunch of high school punks feuding at their high school. Anyway, the figure is of Genji Takiya, the main character of the story who wants to “conquer” the high school-- so that he can follow in the footsteps of his yakuza boss dad. Good times!
From the neck down, it's an awesome figure-- the sculpting of the body and folds of the clothes are both simple and really nice looking. Unfortunately the face looks a little out of place on top of it, being much more stylized like the manga, but I still wouldn't mind owning it, even though faces are usually what makes or breaks a figure for me.
What do you guys think? Would you like this fine example of GAR to stand and glare at you from your shelf?