Rounding off the 2nd wave of Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children here's a review of one of the most underrated, and least favorite characters in Final Fantasy 7. To be honest, i know very little about RED XIII or Nanaki, his proper name. I believe though that it was intended by the developers since it was never mentioned which race he came from though he's a denizen and Guardian of the Cosmo Canyon, same as his father before him (Seto), and was raised by his adopted "Grandfather" Bugenhagen.
The name RED XIII, if i remember correctly, is a specimen signature assigned to Nanaki by Hojo while he's under incarceration and experimentation. It is not clear what kind of human/animal hybrid he is, a lion perhaps or a wolf since he howls. It is clear though that his intellect is similar to that of a teenage human though his lifespan is exceptionally long, as shown in the ending of Final Fantasy 7 when he visited the ruins of Midgar with his two cubs and his conversation with the immortal Vincent.
To be frank about it i am not really a fan of the character though i was surprised by his "modern" scale as a Kai. He's bulky and pretty long, of course the superb and superior details over his Play Arts counterpart is a given.
An interesting feature is the movable eye, not to dissimilar with Hot Toys PERS. You can actually move RED's good eye after detaching a part of his head. His jaws are also articulated though i kinda fear playing with those a lot since they have a tendency to become loose overtime.
Sad to say he's my least favorite among the Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children Play Arts Kai figures since you don't get much from him: No Accessories, No Caith Sith and Not Much posing options. For non-completists you can just brush past him.
This is about as much fun i get from him, pulling off a Scooby Doo stance. Sorry RED, they should have included that weird cat with a bell...unless of course they plan to issue Caith Sith with that robotic vessel, wow, that would be cool.