Rising Edge (Japanese: ライジング エッジ, Raijingu Ejji) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya on October 29, 2011. Along with Slash Reaper, it is designed by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, the manga artists duo that were known for their manga series Linebarrels of Iron.
General info[edit | edit source]
The Rising Edge featuring the smooth-line, fully cowled body that was inspired by the shape of Katana (a Japanese sword). It is mainly in white, with red, blue and black trims mix into it.
It is equipped with the blue small-diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels paired with the black low-profile tires. It uses the N-02 and T-01 units, and is equipped with the standard, light gray 16 mm lightweight plastic rollers. The nose, center, tail unit and the A parts were molded in black.
About the manga artists[edit | edit source]
Eiichi Shimizu (Japanese: 清水 栄一, Shimizu Eiichi, February 7th, 1978 -) and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Japanese: 下口 智裕, Shimoguchi Tomohiro, April 27th 1978 -) are the manga artist duo, with Shimizu work as the mechanic designer and drawing mechanics, while Shimoguchi work as the character design and drawing characters and others.
They made their debut with the robot manga series Linebarrels of Iron, which serialized on Akira Shoten's Champion RED magazine from February 2005 to June 2015. It received a TV anime adaptation made by Gonzo, which was aired from October 3rd, 2008 to March 20th, 2009.
Currently, the manga duo are currently serializing ULTRAMAN (based on the tokusatsu franchise by Tsuburaya Productions) on Shogakukan's Monthly Heroes magazine and Getter Robo Devolution (based on the manga series by the late Ken Ishikawa) on Akira Shoten's Bessatsu Shounen Champion magazine.
Technical info[edit | edit source]
Length: 152 mm
Width: 97 mm
Chassis: MS Chassis
Gear Set(s): 3.5:1
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Though Shimizu and Shimoguchi are the first manga artists to design the Mini 4WD cars without making any Mini 4WD manga at all, they are technically not. That honor goes to Hiroyuki Takei with the Dash-3 Shooting Star.
See also[edit | edit source]
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Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]
Tamiya America[edit | edit source]
- Rising Edge on Tamiya America official website
- Rising Edge Black Special on Tamiya America official website