The series is known for its scenes of stylized violence, and originated during an American comics publishing fad sometimes called "bad girl comics". The series often touches on spiritual issues, especially as they pertain to Ana's dual background in the traditions of the yamabushi warrior monks, and Christianity. Shi has also appeared in several crossovers with characters from other publishers, including Lady Death, Daredevil,Vampirella and Cyblade.
Phicen Limited PL2014-71 SHI 1:6 scale Collector Figure will come with: Head sculpt x 2 pcs, Super flexible 28.5cm tall seamless body with stainless steel skeleton, Replaceable hands x 6 pcs, Neck strap, Arm armor, Upper garment, Briefs with mini skirt, Stockings with shoes, Samurai sword (long), Samurai sword (short), Sai x 2 pcs, naginata, shuriken (throwing star), Hair pin x 2 pcs, Flag with staff x 2 pcs, Stand for flag, Bracket, Figure display stand
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Shi is a young woman named Ana Ishikawa. Her father Shiro is a Japanese warrior and her mother Catherine is an American Catholic missionary. As a child, Ana witnessed the brutal murder of her father and brother at the hands of an upstart Yakuza thug named Masahiro Arashi. After this, she swore revenge on the Yakuza and set out to become one of the deadliest assassins in the world.
Ana was trained by her grandfather Yoshitora in the martial arts. In order to disguise herself, she painted her face white in order to resemble Tora No Shi ("Tiger of Death"), a legendary female warrior of medieval Japan. Ana herself acquired the name "Shi" ("Death" in Japanese) for her ferocity and ruthlessness.
There's a bit of Zhang Ziyi in the headsculpt. Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese film actress and model. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She achieved fame in the West after leading roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), 2046 (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
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