Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

On June 28 at the Tokyo multiplex Shinjuku Piccadilly, a life-size statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin was unveiled. An elaborate statue was created through the use of special makeup and his outfit from the live-action movies slated to release this summer.

Makoto Shishio’s face makes use of special makeup. The burnt skin that can be seen through the spacing in his bandages looks realistic.

Makoto Shishio is the antagonist in Nobuhiro Watsuki’s popular manga Rurouni Kenshin. He is extremely skilled in fencing and has a sociopathic personality. He is Kenshin’s worst enemy who moves in secret to overthrow the Meiji government, and he crosses swords with Kenshin in Kyoto!

This exhibit is planned to run until Aug. 4. Pictures can be taken with him on the weekends beginning on July 5 from 13:00 to 15:00. Sit next to Shishio and be soaked in the feeling of being one of his Ten Swords.

From the side. He gets scarier the more you look at him. Don’t look over here with that face! I beg of you, don’t haunt my dreams!

Also on display are posters of the live-action movies and Kenshin’s outfit. Maybe a life-size statue of Kenshin will be made next…? We can only hope.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno will release on Aug. 1 and The Legend Ends will release on Sept. 13. Can we expect the other villains in the movies to be this overy scary too?!

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© Nobuhiro Watsuki / Shueisha Inc.
© 2014 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends Production Committee

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