Sakura Haruno Nendoroid

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid front packaging (from the anime Naruto: Shippuden)
Sakura Haruno Nendoroid Packaging (front)

Sakura Haruno from Naruto: Shippūden is my fourth Nendoroid. If you want to check out my others, they’re Kyouko Sakura from Madoka Magica, and both Aqua and Megumin from KonoSuba. My fifth Nendoroid, Mayoi Hachikuji from the Monogatari series, is en route.

This Nendoroid released in April 2018 so if you’re looking to get her for yourself, I’d suggest doing so before the price increases (although I don’t think the price of Sakura will actually increase much).

From the front of the box we see the the number of the figure in the Nendoroid collection as usual, which is 833 for Sakura. The front of the box also features a pink and white marble-like pattern which is unique to this side of the packaging.

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid back packaging (from the anime Naruto: Shippuden)
Sakura Haruno Nendoroid Packaging (back)

The back, sides, top, and bottom of the box are all in a matte crimson, which is different from the other boxes I have (those are all glossy). This box also doesn’t feature any circular windows on the sides like those for the KonoSuba Nendoroids did.

This box was also smaller than those for my previous three Nendoroids, most likely due to Sakura not coming with as many large accessories. It’s shorter than all the others, but just as wide and deep as they are.

The box also features a couple images of different assembly options (confident, shy, and angry/action), as well as an image of the Katsuyu (Sakura’s slug summon) backdrop piece.

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid Pieces (from the anime Naruto: Shippuden)
Sakura Haruno Nendoroid Pieces

Speaking of the Katsuyu backdrop piece, it can be found behind the cardboard liner and the back of the box, much like the explosion graphic which came with Megumin. I actually prefer the Katsuyu, because it doesn’t necessarily cover a portion of the figure in the same way Megumin‘s explosion does.

The interchangeable parts that come with Sakura are two extra faces, three extra arms, and two extra legs. Unlike the other figures I have, she doesn’t come with any handheld accessories (I still wish Megumin came with a Chomusuke).

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid assembled with Katsuyu (from the anime Naruto: Shippuden)
Sakura Haruno Nendoroid Assembled with Katsuyu

It was extremely tempting to set Sakura up in the mid-air action pose (and I may still do that at some point), but for now I decided on the more standard pose since it matched the rest of my figures better. Katsuyu was only set up for the sake of taking a picture, and then placed back in the box.

The only reason I feel anyone should choose the shy setup of Sakura is if they’re pairing it with the Sasuke Uchiha Nendoroid, but that one’s pretty expensive and Sasuke isn’t a girl so why even bother getting him?

My only real complaint about this Nendoroid is that it didn’t come with a face with Sakura’s Strength of a Hundred Seal on her forehead and an extra arm/hand which is using some kind of medical jutsu. Other than those two things, I don’t really see anything more that should have been added.

Finally, I can’t remember if the box liners for my other Nendoroids had a graphic printed onto them, but I thought the Hidden Leaf emblem on the back was a nice touch.

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