Shiryu is the most collected Bronze Saint and maybe the one who loves justice the most. He will not hesitate to sacrifice himself to protect his comrades. Of course, he can fight his own battles with powerful techniques he's been taught by his master, Dohko the Gold Saint of Libra. We decided to set Shiryu while throwing his strongest move, 100 Rising Dragons (廬山百龍覇 or Rozan Hyaku ryû ha in Japanese), which he uses to defeat 3 Specters of Hades: Basilisk Sylphid, Minotauros Gordon and Alraune Queen.
Both his arms stretched forward, standing firmly while his hair are moved by the strength of his attack, Shiryu is growing his cosmo to its maximum. His incredible will throws one hundred dragons to the enemy. The main challenge while sculpting Shiryu was to keep the same energy and dynamism you can feel as in the original art. The pose has been thoroughly worked on so it would be both anatomically correct and accurate from a Saint Seiya specific style point of view.
Shiryu wears his gorgeous v3 cloth full of metallic reflections and precise gradients. His body has a lot of details like the blood on his forehead or the bandages on his arms. His stare conveys his conviction and his will to protect his friends as they are heading to Elysium.
Shiryu's base is a set-up of his 100 rising dragons attack. It mimics a floor broken by the violence of the attack. Blue waves of cosmo energy are made in translucent resin and 12 dragons spring all around him just as they do in the manga or the anime show. Composition of the base and placement of the dragons was a very precise job. The goal was to emphasize the movement and the magnitude of the attack while keeping some space so your eyes can lay on the numerous details of this incredible statue.
On every level, Dragon Shiryu HQS by Tsume is a one of a kind statue. You can appreciate it on every angles and there are a lot of details to discover every day… its 1/6th scale gives her some cachet and the overall artistic and technical design makes it one of our most ambitious works ever!