Demon Slayer Facts

Demon Slayer Fan Turns Tengen Uzui Figure Into True-to-Anime Masterpiece

In a video, a Japanese artist demonstrates how he transformed a cheap Hashira sound figure into a highly detailed masterpiece.

The YouTube channel which goes by the name of Figure Brush Painting Channel [Mom], shows how an especially talented artist can transform a relatively simple Ichibankuji figurine (a type of collectible statue commonly distributed as gifts or as a raffle prize in Japanese stores and arcades) into a stunningly detailed masterpiece that looks like it could have come straight out of a manga page or an animation cel. At the start of the video, the artist was surprised with a Sound Hashira figure. The YouTuber shows how he enhances the collectible with simple hand-applied paint, including how he adds extra aspects to the figure, such as the veins on Tengen Uzui’s arms, and how he mimics the anime series’ shading and colouring method on a three-dimensional figure.

Maman’s YouTube channel has more videos and instructions about their painting process. In addition to replicating Demon Slayer’s most colourful Hashira, the painters have upgraded figurines from Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Neon Genesis, One Piece and even dabbled in crafting their own figures from You’re welcome.

The character Tengen Uzui first appeared in Demon Slayer’s Hashira Meeting storyline. Uzui, like many other Hashira, the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest-ranking fighters, is initially hostile to the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and his demonic sister Nezuko, but mutual respect grows between the self-proclaimed “flamboyant” ninja and the Kamado siblings over the course of the book. He plays a pivotal role in the Entertainment District storyline, in which Hashira and his three wives team up with Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu and Nezuko to eliminate the Twelve’s higher-ranking members, Kizuki, Daki, and Gyutaro. This arc is one of the most beloved parts of the original Demon Slayer manga, and it served as the foundation for the most of the second season of the anime series, which was hailed for the studio’s animation and choreography. Ufotable.

Kotoharu Gotouge developed Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, which was initially serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016. VIZ Media has released the whole manga series in English. Crunchyroll and Hulu now have the first two seasons of the anime available to stream. A third season, adapting the Swordsmith Village storyline, has been confirmed in production, although no launch date has been set yet.


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