BWFC2018 FULL Episode 01 - "Dude, Where's my Trunks?" featuring Erick Sosa
Returning sculptor Erick Sosa is back to prove that the Jury award from BWFC 2017 was not a fluke. Erick is representing Mexico and the United States this year, sculpting his interpretation of Future Trunks. WATCH EPISODE
Representing Korea, G.O attempts to bring an iconic moment from Dragon Ball history back to life with his interpretation of Child Goku. This might be his first time in the BWFC, but he brings with him years of experience.
Filipino contestant Jem Gonzales brings his A-game to the competition with his sculpture of Goku Black. Starting from humble beginnings, sculpting with cast-like material used to heal broken bones, Jem now finds himself on the world stage.
Do not underestimate this upcoming Korean artist, Lee Doo Yeon because his 2nd form of Frieza is menacing as it is detailed. He claims his sculpting education began when he was only a fetus... so he might just be more experienced than we think?
Ken Matsuura is a humble man representing Japan and sculpting one of his favorite Dragon Ball figures: Piccolo. He claims this is a new challenge for himself, returning to the very first figure he sculpted in the BFC many years ago.
Competing all the way from Spain, this duo known as MRS will forever capture one of THE most iconic moments in anime. Fans remember this moment from the anime, but now they will have a chance to decorate it on their shelves.
Praised by his colleagues as THE best when it comes to turning Toriyama's world into 3-dimensional figures, Hiroyuki has a lot to prove for his home country of Japan. What will this experienced veteran bring to the BWFC in 2018?
Returning BWFC 2017 champion VAROQ is turning up the creativity in the halls of competition for this year's World Figure Colosseum. VAROQ will attempt to lift a single frame out of Toriyama's manga and recreate it for fans to bless their shelves.
Manabu's attention to detail and meticulous process gives his figure a unique look that is unlike any other artist. Will his take on Son Goku bring home a win for Japan? Or will his dreams be shattered in the Colosseum?
When French Doll hears, "One Piece," Nami is the first to come to his mind. Witness this parrot-loving sculpting master from Korea bring Nami's escape from the Witch's grasp to life. Oh, and did you notice the Vivre Card?
Yuta is no stranger to the Figure Colosseum, but this is his first appearance on the world stage. Heralding from the heart of Japan, this master of his craft chose to capture the comical side of one of One Piece's earlier villains: Don Krieg.
Usopp is not messing around in this scene, and neither is Goraesh. BWFC 2018 contestant from Korea forever preserves the man known as "God Usopp" in figure-form, and oh does he do a good job. No distance is far enough to escape Usopp's sights.
One Piece might be known for its action-packed scenes and deep character drama, but Japanese sculptor KENGO chose to sculpt the more peaceful side of the Straw Hat Pirate Crew. Usopp certainly seems to be enjoying that flower.
Sabo might have been a rascal as a child, but became a respected fighter in his adulthood. It would be unfortunate for anyone who was on the receiving end of that staff. Raul chose Sabo for his dynamic actions.
Ronald was a long-time fan of One Piece, and chose Jinbei for the challenge of sculpting his sumo-wrestler like form. The pose? Jinbei's iconic stance as he gets ready to put his opponent down for good. How will this contestant from the Philippines fare against the world's best?
Is Sanji floating? You might ask yourself, and there is good reason why. Returning Japanese sculptor UROTA lifts an iconic scene straight out of One Piece and combines it with a few gimmicks of his own to create something that will knock anyone's socks off.
Wu Han may be a man of few words, like his One Piece counterpart, Charlotte Katakuri, but that doesn't make him any less threatening when it comes time to compete for the title of champion. Representing China in BWFC 2018, this contestant is one to be reckoned with.
Luffy doesn't often wear a kimono... but when he does? He looks like a ronin. Veteran sculptor and returning BWFC 2017 champion from Japan, Noriyuki, chose to take on the world with a very rare "Japanese" interpretation of Luffy.
UROTA talks about his process and background, as he sculpts his interpretation of Shanks, from One Piece. Meantime, in Salt Lake City, Utah, sculptor and modeler Stephen Anderson attempts to create the ultimate Mihawk. Who will claim victory!?
One of the most historical and legendary match-ups: Freiza and Goku. Rodrigue brings his massive archive of knowledge to create THE Freiza he would want to put on his shelf as a collector. Meantime, in Japan, Manabu Yamashita talks about his approach in building a strong and unique figure.
In the third episode of the BWFC, Zhansong Wang from China talks about the importance of getting the face of the figure just right, while Noriyuki Yamaguchi explores the precision and background research required to nail a dynamic pose just right. VampyBitMe wears a cute little retro one piece.
In the fourth episode of the BWFC, Eric Sosa takes on the daunting task of sculpting one of the most iconic villains from Dragon Ball Z: Cell. He adds his own interpretation to the character, that is unique to the medium. Meanwhile, in Japan, VAROQ talks about the importance of staying true to the intent of the character, as he sculpts Future Trunks.
We go back into the world of One Piece for the fifth episode of the BWFC. Bruno Moss attempts his own interpretation of Shirahoshi -- a sculpture under the water. Meanwhile, in Japan, KENGO sculpts a Luffy that tries to capture the "essence" of the character.
For the sixth and final episode of the Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, we return to the world of Dragon Ball, as we witness Salvador talk about the importance of creative communities in developing his Super Saiyan Trunks. Meanwhile, in Japan, Hiroyuki attempts to create the ultimate Super Saiyan Goku to pit against artists from around the world.