Broken In An Earthquake? Company Offers To Repair Anime Figures For Free

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Image: ⓒ Tappei Nagatsuki,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Re:ZERO PARTNERS

Whenever there’s an earthquake in Japan, inevitably on Twitter come photos of people’s anime statues knocked off shelves. Now one company is saying they’ll fix their ones for free!

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Recently, north-eastern Japan was rocked by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. No doubt anime figures were jostled about during the quake, which is why, as J-Cast News (via SoraNews) points out, Tokyo-based figure company eStream has announced it will fix any damaged ones free of charge.

Keep in mind that, as of writing, eStream has only released a few figures, including Emilia and Rem from Re:Zero−Starting Life in Another World. However, these are incredibly detailed and delicate. At 33,700 yen (US$325) each, they’re not cheap either!

Illustration for article titled Broken In An Earthquake? Company Offers To Repair Anime Figures For Free
Image: ⓒ Tappei Nagatsuki,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Re:ZERO PARTNERS

In an official statement, the company wrote (again, via SoraNews), “We believe the special thing about figures is that each one has its own expression for the character and the people who buy them create memories and forge bonds with them. When we saw the shock and sadness our customers were feeling from their precious figures being damaged, we asked ourselves what we could do to help.”

Note that the offer is limited to those who live in areas most impacted by the quake (Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Tochigi, and Saitama), but this good-faith gesture will certainly be appreciated among collectors.

Illustration for article titled Broken In An Earthquake? Company Offers To Repair Anime Figures For Free
Image: ⓒ Tappei Nagatsuki,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Re:ZERO PARTNERS

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

We believe the special thing about figures is that each one has its own expression for the character and the people who buy them create memories and forge bonds with them.

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