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The Heroes brandname is a common brand used by Plex and Tokimeki Mall. Created in 2004 for figures of professional wrestlers, it quickly expanded to be applied to several well-known published or broadcasted Japanese series like Ultraman, Dragon Ball, Captain Tsubasa, Yuyu Hakusho and so on, leading to the creation of several Heroes figure series. Their common points are the following:

  • figures are about 4–5 cm tall,
  • their rendering is focused on character's facial expression, leading to a head/body proportion of nearly 1:2.

It should be noted that regular Super Deformed rendering makes it with a 1:3 ratio and normal proportion should be between 1:6 and 1:8.

Product InformationEdit

The Heroes brand is really prolific in the sense that several labels are running in parallel:

  • Since 2004, Pro Kaku Heroes, the very first label under the Heroes brandname (pro kaku プロ格 is a term designing professional fighters).
  • Since 2006, Tokusatsu Heroes (tokusatsu 特撮 is a term meaning litterally special effects, but used to design live series using a lot of special effects like the sentai).
  • Since 2007, Anime Heroes and Manga Heroes.
  • In 2008, the Super (超) versions of the 2 above labels.
  • Since 2009, Anichara Heroes (anichara is a Japanese word issued from the contraction of the English loanwords Anime and Character).
  • Since 2010, Chara-Heroes.
  • Since 2012, Pro Kaku Heroes R to celebrate the 40th anniversary of pro wrestling in Japan.

Besides those main labels, there also are one-shot sets or short series that may use their unique labels or even not use the Heroes term at all, e.g. Chara-Pedia Heroes - Naruto Shippuden (for Character Encyclopedia), Berserk Figure Collection or Magazine 50th Collection.

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Pro Kaku Heroes
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Tokusatsu Heroes
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Manga Heroes
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Anime Heroes
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Super Manga Heroes
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Super Anime Heroes
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Anichara Heroes
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Chara-Heroes
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Pro Kaku Heroes R

Nearly all of the Heroes labels sport the same English subtitle Mini Big Head Figure, so all those series are mostly known under this generic name in the West. They're released as sets of 12 to 24 figures, with an added secret or alpha figure. Each set also generally come out along one or several limited edition figures, produced by Tokimeki Mall under their Charazo trademark, and are variations of other figures from the set, with different colors or alternate poses.

For the One Piece series, Plex first came into an agreement with ZaccaPAP to produce the first set of Anime Heroes One Piece, subtitled Pocket Figure Seriesfor the occasion, and then moved on to its regular association with Charazo to produce the following Anime / Anichara Heroes sets. One edition is generally composed of 24 figures, 1 secret, and 3 limited edition figures. This series is quite interesting because it features characters never or rarely picked up before.

There are 3 ways to purchase figures from this line:

  • Get hold of the regular box of 20 figures,
  • Order the special 2-box set, which come with the limited edition figures, available till those limited versions are out of order,
  • Order the 20-box set, with a discount of 20%.

One PieceEdit

Anime Heroes - Winter IslandEdit

「アニメヒーローズ ワンピース ~冬島編~」

Anime Heroes One Piece ~Fuyujima Hen~
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To obtain the limited edition figure of Chopper, you had to order 2 boxes of this set from the manufacturer (so you got a total of 36 + 1 figures)[1]. It was available at a time from the ZaccaPAP site but now this marketing operation expired, hence the "limited edition" name.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.1 Breaking Into Grand LineEdit

「アニメヒーローズ ワンピースvol.1 ~グランドライン突入編~」

Anime Heroes One Piece Vol.1 ~Grand Line Totsunyu Hen~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Gol D. Roger) + 3 limited edition (Going Merry bronze version)
  • Release date: April 28, 2009
  • Price: ¥5250 per box of 20 figures
  • Special feature: 3 figures (and their alternative colored versions) can be combined to make a complete Going Merry
  • http://www.zaccapap.jp/36_323.html
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To obtain the 3 limited edition figures of Going Merry, you had to order 2 boxes of this set from the manufacturer (so you got a total of 40 + 3 figures).

On May 4, 2010, this set will be re-released, this time with another limited edition Going Merry by Charazo: Going Merry silver ver. These 3 figures will be produced with a quantity of only 100 issues each.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.2 Arabasta Fierce FightingEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.2 ~アラバスタ激闘編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.2 ~Arabasta Gekitou Hen~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Bon Kurei impersonating Luffy) + 3 limited edition (Marine boat clear blue version)
  • Release date: Early October 2009
  • Price: ¥5250 per box of 20 figures
  • Special features:
    • 3 figures (and their alternative colored versions) can be combined to make a complete Marine boat.
    • Princess Vivi and Carue can be combined to make Vivi sit on Carue.
  • http://tokimekimall.jp/NASApp/prd_detail_info2/1/20090893612/
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On October 19, 2010, this set will be re-released, this time with 3 new limited edition figures, replacing the Marine boat: Ace, Vivi and carue clear color version.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.3 SkypieaEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.3 ~空島編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.3 ~Skypiea Hen~
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On December 13, 2010, this set will be re-released, this time with 3 new limited edition figures, replacing Ark Maxim: Calgara, God Enel and Montblanc Noland clear color version.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.4 Water SevenEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.4 ~ウォーターセブン編+α~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.4 ~Water Seven Hen + α~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Afro Luffy) + 3 limited edition (Thousand Sunny Go clear orange version)
  • Release date: May 26, 2010 if pre-ordered from Tokimeki Mall, late June 2010 in shops.
  • Price: ¥5250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes
  • Special features:
    • 3 figures can be combined to make the Thousand Sunny Go.
  • http://tokimekimall.jp/NASApp/prd_detail_info2/1/20100393960/
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On February 7th 2012, this set has been re-released. This time, Karuwaza released a limited Clear Brown + Solid Color ver. of Thousand Sunny.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.5 Enies LobbyEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.5 ~エニエス・ロビー編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.5 ~Enies Lobby Hen~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Post-Gear 3 Chibi Luffy) + 2 limited edition (Monster Chopper clear pink version)
  • Release date: August 31, 2010 if pre-ordered from Tokimeki Mall, late September 2010 for general availability.
  • Price: ¥5250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 2 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes
  • Special features:
    • 2 figures can be combined to make Monster Point Chopper.
  • http://tokimekimall.jp/NASApp/prd_detail_info2/1/20100794191/
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On February 7th 2012, this set has been re-released. This time, Karuwaza released a limited Clear Brown + Solid Color ver. of Monster Chopper.

Anichara Heroes - Vol.6 Thriller BarkEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.6 ~スリラーバーク編+α~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.6 ~Thriller Bark Hen + α~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (plain face Duval) + 2 limited edition (Oars clear purple version)
  • Release date: February 2011
  • Price: ¥5250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 2 limited ed. figures
  • Special features:
    • 2 figures can be combined to make Oars.
    • Duval can be combined with Motobaro, letting him to ride his bison pet.
  • http://tokimekimall.jp/NASApp/prd_detail_info2/1/20101294656/
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.7 Sabaody ArchipelagoEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.7 ~シャボンディ諸島編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.7 ~Sabaody Shotō Hen~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Luffy after Kuma sent all his crewmates all over the world) + 3 limited editions (Luffy Clear Yellow, Law Clear Blue and Kid Clear Pink)
  • Release date: May 31, 2011 when pre-ordering from Karuwaza Online
  • Price: ¥263 per figure, ¥5,250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes.
  • Karuwaza Online source
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.8 Impel DownEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースvol.8 ~インペルダウン編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.8 ~Impel Down Hen~
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Emporio Female Hormones Ivankov) + 3 limited editions (Ace clear orange ver., Hancock clear pink ver., Luffy clear blue ver.)
  • Release date: August 16, 2011 when pre-ordering from Karuwaza.
  • Price: ¥263 per figure, ¥5,250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes.
  • Karuwaza Online source
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.9 Marineford Part 1Edit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースVol.9 マリンフォード編~其の壱~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.9 Marineford Hen Sono Ichi
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Looking-down-on-people-so-much-she's-looking-up Hancock) + 3 limited edition (Moby Dick clear light blue version)
  • Release date: December 6, 2011 when pre-ordering from Karuwaza.
  • Price: ¥263 per figure, ¥5,250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes.
  • Karuwaza Online source
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.10 Marineford Part 2Edit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースVol.10 マリンフォード編~其の弐~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.10 Marineford Hen Sono Ni
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Luffy next to Whitebeard and Ace gravestones, paying his respects) + 3 limited edition (Kizaru clear yellow version, Akainu clear red version, Aokiji clear blue version)
  • Release date: January 17, 2012 when pre-ordering from Karuwaza.
  • Price: ¥263 per figure, ¥5,250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes.
  • Karuwaza Online source
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.11 New World EntryEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースVol.11~新世界突入編~」

Anichara Heroes One Piece Vol.11 New World Entry
  • Content: 24 figures + 1 secret (Time-Skip Broken Bartholomew Kuma)
  • Release date:
  • Price: ¥263 per figure, ¥5,250 per box of 20 figures, ¥10,500 for the special 2-box set and the 3 limited ed. figures, ¥84,000 for 20 boxes.
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Anichara Heroes - Vol.12 Fishman IslandEdit

「アニキャラヒーローズ ワンピースVol.12~魚人島編~」

Anichara Heroes - Vol.12 Fishman Island
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One Piece x Panson WorksEdit

Mini Figure CollectionEdit

  • Content: 12 figures + 1 secret (Shanks) + 1 limited edition (Luffy Gomu Gomu Ver.)
  • Release date: December 14, 2009
  • Price: ¥315 per figure
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Chara-Heroes - Figure Collection Vol.2Edit

  • Content: 15 figures + 1 secret (Pandaman) + 1 limited edition (Luffy Gomu Gomu Blue Shirt Ver.)
  • Release date: mid-January 2011
  • Price: ¥4725 per box of 15 figures (with or without the limited edition figure), ¥8,505 for 2 boxes and ¥18,900 for 5 boxes
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Anime Heroes - One Piece - Winter Island Ed. Tony Tony Chopper Maniac blog. Retrieved on 2009-03-30.

LinksEdit

  • Chara-Heroes, the dedicated site to the Chara/Anichara/Anime Heroes various series.

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Merchandise
Books
Data Books: One Piece Red: Grand Characters  •  One Piece Blue: Grand Data File  •  One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements  •  One Piece Green: Secret Pieces  •  One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World
Colorwalks: One Piece Color Walk 1  •  One Piece Color Walk 2  •  One Piece Color Walk 3 Lion  •  One Piece Color Walk 4 Eagle  •  One Piece Color Walk 5 Shark  •  One Piece Color Walk 6 Gorilla
Novels: Loguetown Arc  •  3D2Y
Animation Guides: One Piece Animation Logbook  •  One Piece Rainbow!  •  One Piece White!
Special Volumes: One Piece Volume 0  •  One Piece Volume 1000
Misc.: Grand Paper Adventure  •  One Piece 10th Treasures  •  One Piece 500 Quiz Book  •  One Piece 500 Quiz Book 2  •  One Piece Log Books  •  One Piece Strong Words  •  One Piece Strong Words 2  •  One Piece Film STRONG WORLD Eiichiro Oda Artbook
Figurines
Faithful figures / Banpresto: One Piece DX Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Ready-Made Figure  •  One Piece Big Chopper Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Display Figure  •  One Piece Chopper "Model Pirate" Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Premium Figure  •  One Piece Figure & Bank  •  One Piece Ready-Made Figure Collection ~Straw Hat Pirates~  •  Ichiban Kuji One Piece  •  One Piece Ready-Made Mugiwara Theater Figure ~Jingi-nai Time~  •  Memories Of Merry  •  Special Quality  •  Master Stars Piece  •  Weekly Shonen Jump 40 Years x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure  •  One Piece High Spec Coloring Figure  •  One Piece Super Effect  •  One Piece x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure  •  One Piece Combo Attack Figure
Faithful figures / Bandai: One Piece Full Color Collection  •  One Piece Collection  •  CharaColleCan  •  One Piece Adventure  •  One Piece Magnetic Model, Magnetic Model 2  •  Super Modeling Soul One Piece  •  One Piece Styling Figures  •  One Piece Locations Trading Figures  •  S.H. Figuarts One Piece  •  Figuarts ZERO One Piece  •  One Piece Attack Motions  •  Half Age Characters One Piece  •  Chogokin  •  Stacking Vignette One Piece  •  1 To 144 World Scale
Faithful figures / Misc.: Portrait of Pirates  •  One Piece Motion Figure box  •  One Piece Super Ship Collection  •  McCoy One Piece  •  Door Painting Collection Figure  •  One Piece Eternal Calendar  •  Mattel
SD figures / Regular figures: One Piece Thumb Size Model Collection Box  •  One Piece Chibi Kore  •  Get Together One Piece  •  Gomu Gomu no Gumi  •  One Piece World  •  One Piece Figure Collection  •  One Piece Theater  •  Dragon Ball x One Piece Dream Fusion  •  Dragon Ball x One Piece x Naruto Unrivaled 3x3 Figure  •  Heroes One Piece  •  One Piece World Collectable Figure  •  One Piece Full Face Jr.  •  Bobbing Head One Piece  •  Deformeister Petit One Piece  •  One Piece Amazing Log Collection  •  Chibi-Arts One Piece  •  onepiece@be.smile  •  Kyun Chara One Piece
SD figures / Building brick sets: One Piece DeQue  •  One Piece Mega Bloks  •  Kubrick
SD figures / Diorama - Panorama: One Piece Cool~! Pirate Ship of Dreams Thousand Sunny  •  One Piece The Combining Prison Impel Down!!  •  Take Off! Chopper Robo  •  One Piece Memorial Log Ship  •  One Piece Chara Bank
Gashapon: One Piece Gashapon Grand Battle  •  One Piece Diorama World  •  One Piece Real Collection  •  One Piece Imagination Figure  •  The One Piece Battle  •  One Piece Full Color R Gashapon  •  One Piece Grand Line Jewelry Girls Collection  •  Co-Starring of Dream!! Dragon Ball Z x One Piece  •  Dragon Ball Capsule Neo - Weekly Shounen Jump 40 Years Limited Edition with One Piece  •  One Piece Mugiwara Theater Obahan Time ~Gossip session at home!?~  •  One Piece Logbox  •  One Piece Wobbling Pirate Ship Collection  •  One Piece Digital Grade
Misc
Keyrings/keychains: One Piece Sky Island Mascot Keychain  •  One Piece Desert Kingdom Mascot Keychain  •  One Piece Monkey Island Mascot Keychain  •  Super Effect Keychain
Cellphone straps: One Piece Desert Kingdom Mascot Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Monkey Island Mascot Cellphone strap  •  One Piece Shichibukai Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Impeldown Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Marineford Series1 Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Marineford Series2 Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Strong World Cellphone Strap
Electronics: One Piece Car Navi
Plushies: Chopper XMAS Plush  •  One Piece Fishing Plushies  •  One Piece DX Plushies
Charms: One Piece Chara Fortune  •  Petit Chara Land
Model Kits: MG Figure-Rise One Piece  •  Bandai Plamodel  •  Grand Ship Collection
Others: One Piece CCG  •  Bath Salts  •  One Piece Frame Collection  •  Chess Piece Collection  •  Scholastic

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