Top 5 Manga Figurine Brands

Figurines are one of the most lucrative revenue streams for modern anime franchises. From large-scale figures to palm-sized Nendoroids, they’re loved by a wide range of fans.

Collecting figurines manga is a popular pastime for Otakus. Figure moe zoku, or simply figure moe, is the love of figurines, especially those of characters from video games and anime.

1. Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya is a popular Japanese toy and collectible company known for its figurines, plastic model kits, and high-res resin statues. They work with a variety of licensed intellectual properties including Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Hexa Gear.

Their ARTFX line of PVC figures are a collection of dynamically-posed characters that need no assembly. The ARTFX+ series adds even more character options with interchangeable parts and bonus parts to enhance the pose.

The Bishoujo series, or girls, statues are based on Shunya Yamashita’s illustrations. These statues reimagine video game, movie, and comic book characters as cute anime girls. They also make gender-bent versions of male pop culture icons like Hellraiser’s Pinhead or Halloween’s Michael Myers. The Ikemen series provides a male counterpart to the Bishoujo and reimagines licensed characters as handsome Japanese men.

2. Megahouse

Whether you’re looking for a high-quality figure of your favorite character, or just something to decorate your room, Megahouse has you covered. Their figures are designed in a variety of styles, and are made from PVC plastic. You can find figurines of characters from popular anime and manga series, including Naruto, Code Geass, and Digimon Adventure.

This cute figurine from the Petit Chara! series is the perfect addition to any fan’s collection. It features the main characters from the show, all dolled up for Christmas! The figurine is about 3 inches tall.

Megahouse is a Japanese toy company that produces figures and statues of popular anime and manga characters. The company was founded in 1962 and is part of the Bandai Group. Its products include figurines, puzzles, and children’s toys.

4. Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company is a company with a finger in many different pies. They are primarily known for their Nendoroid and figma figure series but also work in areas such as motorsports, the Good Smile Cafe and more.

Nendoroids are palm-sized articulated figures that come with various expressions and accessories. They are easy to collect with releases planned just four months after preorders open.

They are a favorite of many fans due to their unique design and quality. The Nendoroid More series features parts containers that can store various face plates and additional accessories, including a collapsible top to support the Nendoroid arms.

5. Nendoroids

Nendoroids are cute chibi-style figures about 10cm in size that are based on characters from anime, games, and more. They feature interchangeable parts and faces so you can create different expressions and poses.

For example, the Nendoroid of Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia features his neutral but devious smile, the furrowed expression he often wears during battle, and his exasperated look when things aren’t going his way. You can also display him with his sword sheathed or unsheathed.

Another popular Nendoroid is the character Isabelle from Animal Crossing, which perfectly captures her appearance in the game down to her green waistcoat and red bow. She even comes with a clipboard and pen so you can show her checking items off her to-do list.