The Raikiri (Japanese: ライキリ, Raikiri) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya in January 10, 2015. It was designed by car designer Kota Nezu of Znug Design, who previously designed Astralster.

It was featured in the on-going manga Hyper Dash! Yonkuro as one of the street Mini 4WD racers' machines.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Raikiri features a 2x2 sports car body design, designed by Znug Design (Kota Nezu). Inspired by a Japanese sword of the same name in Japanese mythology, the Raikiri has sharp and crisp edges that can be found over its bodyshell. It has the sharp headlights and the signal lights with the style inspired by sports cars, specifically the 2016 revival of the Honda/Acura NSX.

The underneath of the bodyshell was designed to allows smooth and twister-like airflows.

Standard model[edit | edit source]

The standard Raikiri features the black body color, with pink trims on it.

It is equipped with the newly-designed, small diameter low-profile wheels that are colored in gun metal and were paired with the black low-profile slick tires. The chassis frame and the A parts were molded in gray and light gray respectively.

Japan Cup 2016[edit | edit source]

The limited Japan Cup 2016 features the white body color, while the Japan Cup-inspired body decals on it.

It was equipped with the red, small diameter low-profile Y-spoke wheels with the black low-profile tires. Both the chassis frame and the A parts were molded in black.

Matte Pink Plated[edit | edit source]

The Matte Pink Plated variant features the matte pink plated bodyshell.

Other than that, it is mostly the same as the standard model.

Shimbashi Special variant[edit | edit source]

The Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi shop exclusive variant features the exclusive body decals and the silver plated small diameter low-profile Y-spoke wheels.

Other than that, it is mostly the same as the standard model.

Pink Special variant[edit | edit source]

The Pink Special variant features the clear polycarbonate bodyshell with plastic body mounting attached. Because cutting is also required, this makes the assembly of the car harder for those not used to this.

It was equipped with the black, small diameter low-profile Y-spoke wheels with the gray, hard-compound low-profile tires, and was equipped with the N-02, T-01 units, and the lightweight center chassis unit for its MS Chassis. The nose, center and tail were molded in pink, while the A parts were molded in green. It comes with black 14 mm low-friction POM rollers.

In the manga[edit | edit source]

The Raikiri, along with Astralster and Ablista, are racing machines belongs to the street Mini 4WD participants. They were however, unfortunately got rammed out of the circuit by Tankuro's Burning Sun.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Length: 156 mm

Width: 97 mm 

Height: 43 mm 

Chassis: MA Chassis

Gear Set(s): 3.5:1

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Raikiri would later get a radio control counterpart in the form of Raikiri GT, designed as a racing version (implying that the Mini 4WD version is the road car model). Originally, Raikiri GT was designed for nitro-engine (TG10-Mk.2 FZ) chassis[1], but an electric version (with white bodyshell and TT-02 chassis)[2][3][4] was later released. Simply installing a rear wing to the Mini 4WD version of Raikiri can slightly replicate the look of the Raikiri GT.

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Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

Tamiya Plamodel Factory[edit | edit source]

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll · Beast Emperor · Big Burning Sun · Shooting Billion Star · Cannon Bad Ball
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Mini 4WD PRO series
MS Nitro Thunder · Nitro Force · Torcruiser · Veldaga · Rayvolf · Exflowly · TRF-Racer Jr. · Avante Mk.II · Manta Ray Mk.II · Avante X · Neo Falcon · Keen Hawk Jr. · Nitrage Jr. · Thunder Shot Mk.II · BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Savanna Leo · Hotshot Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Avante Mk.III · Dash-2 Burning Sun* · Tridagger XX · Dash-3 Shooting Star* · Spin-Axe Mk.II · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Rising Edge · Slash Reaper Red Special · Astralster
MA Blast Arrow · Heat Edge · Festa Jaune · Tri Gale · Abilista · Raikiri · Shooting Proud Star · Spark Rouge · Rise-Emperor · Kumamon Mini 4WD - Supporting Kumamoto · God Burning Sun · Silwolf · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko GT · Mini 4WD Panda Racer GT · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version GT · DCR-01 · Hyundai Avante Sport · Cannon D Ball · Mad Laser · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer GT · Mini 4WD Dog Racer GT · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer GT · Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid · Mini 4WD Owl Racer GT · Dancing Divine Doll · DCR-02 · Hexagonite · Mini 4WD Pig Racer GT · Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT/Yaris WRC · Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC · Toyota GR Supra · Roborace DevBot 2.0
Starter Pack Avante Mk.III Race-Ready Set · Mini 4WD Starter Pack MA Power Spec
* denotes Mini 4WD PRO chassis re-release of a Racing Mini 4WD car
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