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Bringing the world of NicoNico Douga to life!

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NicoNico Super Kaigi!!
 
This weekend at the Makuhari Messe!

Good Smile will also be attending the event, to do a variety of things, including…
 
(゚∀゚) Figure Displays!
(゚∀゚) GSR Replica Car Display!
(゚∀゚) Cafe Corner! (With Extras!)
(゚∀゚) Sales & Capsule Toys!
(゚∀゚) Sculpting Live Broadcasts!

I think that covers most of it! I hope you’ll join us over at the Good Smile Booth!

http://www.goodsmile.info/post/ja/3372/

■ Event Title: NicoNico Super Kaigi (http://www.chokaigi.jp/)

■ Organized by: NicoNico Douga

■ Date/Time:
04/28 (Sat) From 10:00 till 18:00. (JST)
04/29 (Sun) From 10:00 till 17:00. (JST)

Final entrance time is 30 minutes before closing time for both days.
Certain booths may run with different opening and closing times.

■ Location:
Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 1~8

Admission Zone Entrance Fee: ¥1500
Free Zone Entrance Fee: Free! (GSC is in this zone!)

More information can be found here: http://www.chokaigi.jp/


Yesterday at the GSC offices!

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Loads of cardboard boxes near the entrance!

     ____  
   /      \
  /   ─    ─\    ”Hmmm…?
/     (●)  (●) \    The Gimadog on the left is interesting and all…
|       (__人__) |    but more importantly, what is inside those boxes?”  
/     ∩ノ ⊃  /
(  \ / _ノ |  |

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GSC Toilet Paper!!

Will be handed out at the GSC booth!!

How exactly it will be given out at the booth is the important part – you’ll have to come along to find out! Those who come along don’t miss out on the freebies!

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The design team trying to finish up!

They’ve been designing panels and cardboard stand-outs for the event… Will they be able to finish everything in time for tomorrow?! Only time will tell! :P

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The official staff jacket!

All the staff at the event will be wearing this jacket! Just give them a shout and they’ll be there to help out with whatever you need!

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The jacket is designed by VANQUISH!

VANQUISH is a fashion brand who designs clothes for the Japanese apparel company ‘ceno’. I can hardly believe that the same group who makes some of the brand name clothes over at famous stores like Shibuya 109 MEN’s is making the official GSC Jackets!!

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From “Packing” to “Scale Figures”.

These must be the products that will be on display at the event! All sealed up with fabric tape to make sure nothing happens to them on the trip!

The offices are always filled with cardboard boxes before an event like this. :P

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All sorts of equipment will also be going along to the event… and most of it is equipment for a live broadcast!

We’ll be having live broadcasts!


The topic at hand will be putting sculptors to the test…

Making a prototype in two days!!

Basically, the aim is to complete a prototype with painting on a nearly impossible schedule… and quite a few sculptors have risen to the challenge!!
 
The timetable will be as follows:

Today from 17:00 ~ 18:00 (JST):

■ A broadcast of the GSC booth at NicoNico Super Kaigi before the event!

A quick introduction of the booth that everyone can come and enjoy tomorrow!! We’ll see the displays, the food, the give-outs and everything else about the booth and event!

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv90340671

During this broadcast, we’ll also announce the figure that will be made for the challenge!

The only hint is “Nendoroid”, be sure to watch if you want to find out!

04/28 (Sat) 11:00 ~ 17:00 (JST):

■ The GSC 11 Hour Challenge! Figure Sculpting Time Trial (Day 1)

A special challenge at the Good Smile Booth – sculpting a figure with a limited amount of time on the clock! The final product will also be available for sale at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP! Day 1 will be the very start of the production process!

http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv90670770

[Sculptors Taking Part in the Challenge]
 ・Nobu ・Oda ・Katou ・Hiro ・Takano ・Kiyohara

04/29 (Sun) 10:30 ~ 16:30 (JST):

■ The GSC 11 Hour Challenge! Figure Sculpting Time Trial (Day 2)

A continuation of day one, day two will focus on finishing up the job and getting the paint work done! We’ll be watching to live to the very end of the event!

http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv90670770

[Painters Taking Part in the Challenge]
・Nobu ・Oda ・Katou ・Kawahara ・Saibu ・Tashiro

Will they be able to complete the prototype in time…?

Tune in to find out! Good Smile has to keep trying the impossible!!

Those who can’t make it to the event, be sure to check out the live broadcasts! Send some messages to support the sculptors!


- 10 Years of Good Smile Company : Nendoroids of the Past! -

There are only 4 days left until GSC turns 11 years old!

Let’s take a look at one final Nendoroid of the Past!

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Released in February 2010 :

Nendoroid Ritsu Tainaka!

The head of the Sakura High School music club, Ricchan! The Nendoroid itself was a wonderful sight – just look at that lovely forehead and the detail on the uniform. But even more incredible was the amazing quality of the drum set!!

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This is how it looks from the back!

Even the tiny pedals of the drums were faithfully recreated in Nendoroid size! The cymbals could even be moved back and forward!!

The K-ON! series has had a load of Nendoroids and figma releases, so it’s great fun to collect the whole group and display them together! Plus you get the instruments to display together with them!

I remember how all of the staff loved Nendoroid Azunyan when she first came out… I can’t believe that was 2 years ago…!


Don’t forget to vote in the resale & new product requests polls before May 1st!

- Nendoroid Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

- figma Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_figma.php

- Scale Figure Resale Requests -

http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo//index_scale.php

– New Product Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_project.php

– Current Results -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer.php


 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver.


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(゚∀゚): “I’m looking for Racking Miku, have you seen her?”
B (゚∀゚): “Where did Racing Miku’s car go…?”
C (゚∀゚): “Can I use Racing Miku next…?”

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She’s just too popular…!

Emi from Good Smile Racing brought over this prototype, and ever since there has been an ongoing battle between GSR, the production team, the design team and myself – we all need to use it!!

Different departments both needing prototypes at the same time happens a lot more often than you;d think, but thankfully we always manage to dash around each other’s schedules, and I’ll always get the figure in time for the blog!

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver.!

A Nendoroid of the official 2012 Racing Miku design illustrated by GAN!

This lovely Nendoroid will be a bonus given to all those who apply to be a personal sponsor for ‘GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO’! (`・ω・´)ゞ

- NicoNico Chokuhan -
http://chokuhan.nicovideo.jp/special/kosupo2012

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This is how she looks from the back!

Her long light blue hair looks so light and airy, and is partially made using clear plastic! The twin-tails are also both connected by a ball joint for some additional posing potential!

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“Please look this way!”

Normally I only ever take pictures of figures, but when I go to events I also tend to take pictures of the cute girls there! In the past I often just took pictures without saying a word, but recently I’ve gathered the courage to ask them to look toward the camera before taking the pictures! :P

She comes with bent a bent arm and leg to pose her in the classic Race Queen pose!

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She also comes with a parasol!

A bent right arm is included to allow her to hold it up just like this. Protecting the staff and driver from the strong UV rays from the sun! Great work, Miku-san!!

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This outfit and parasol are also used by the real Race Queens at racing events! (*゚∀゚)=3

Every time I see them at the race track I can’t help but think how cute they look in this outfit!! I can’t believe I’m the same species as those beautiful creatures!

Those who want to see the Racing Miku outfit in the real world, grab a ticket to a racing event and see them for yourself!

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A closed parasol is also included!

Another extra part that fans have come to expect! The fact that you can choose your favorite pose really is one of the best things about Nendoroids!

I also have to say that I love the clear front of the skirt! It’s such a unique and wonderful design!

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A Nendocar!

Make use of the included decal stickers to create your very own miniature ‘Type-0 Car’!! The car this time around is also slightly wider than the previous versions!

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Zoo━(゚∀゚)━oom!!!!

Miku-san looks so happy riding in the car!! The wheels do actually spin around – so Miku really can really enjoy her ride!

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Nendoroid Racing Miku 2012 Ver.!

GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO Personal Sponsorship entry website!
 
http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/

These four personal sponsor courses will get you the Nendoroid as well as helping out ‘GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO’. For more information about the personal sponsor courses, check out the GOOD SMILE RACING Official Support Site.

There are also some important points you should take note of before applying to be a personal sponsor: [Notice] Important Notes Regarding Personal Sponsor Applications (Japanese)


- 10 Years of Good Smile Company : Nendoroids of the Past! -

There are only 5 days left until GSC turns 11 years old!

Let’s take a look at another Nendoroid of the Past!

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Released in January 2011:

Nendoroid Kurisu Makise!

The famous Christina from the game and anime series, ‘Steins;Gate’! I personally played the PC version of the game and really enjoyed it… I remember staying up late night after night playing it…

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When I see Kurisu I really feel like there should be a figma of Okarin… if you feel the same way, be sure to put it down on the new product request sheet that you’ll find on the pages below!


Don’t forget to vote in the resale & new product requests polls!

- Nendoroid Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

- figma Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_figma.php

- Scale Figure Resale Requests -

http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo//index_scale.php

– New Product Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_project.php

– Current Results -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer.php


Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)GAN / Crypton Future Media, Inc

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Last week Friday was a live broadcast day!
A big thanks to everyone who tuned in!!

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We got hold of quite a few prototypes for the broadcast!

One of which was the figure I’ll be taking a look at today!

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Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter:
TV ANIMATION Ver.!

She is from the recent TV anime series of Black Rock Shooter – the Mato of the alternate world! She features a brand new design that was used in the new anime series – the figure was sculpted up from scratch, so it’s very different to the previous BRS Nendoroid!

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This is how she looks from the back!

Even her coat is fitted with ball joints, so you can create really dynamic poses with the coat flowing in the right direction! The silver coloring on the zipper and soles of her boots really contrasts nicely with her blakc outfit – it’s always those small details that really make a figure stand out from the rest!

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A flaming eye and the Black Blade!

The sculptor behind her was Manabu Katou, who worked really hard on getting the flame to look perfect – it looks as if the wind is blowing it to the side! Great job!

Together with the Black Blade in her right hand, she looks ready for battle!

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Her hood and the Rock Cannon!

Those who have seen the anime will definitely remember the scene where BRS-chan is wearing her hood! The hood splits in half at the top – you simply need to place the expression you want in-between the two parts.

The new version of the Rock Cannon is sculpted using 3D data. The detail on the cannon is really outstanding… let’s take a closer look!

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The Rock Cannon can even deploy!

As we showed on the live broadcast, the Rock Cannon opens up exactly like it did in the series! The base of the cannon is also made poseable to allow it to deploy as accurately as possible!

Although… it does feature incredibly small parts, so I’m not entirely certain that it will come out exactly the same after mass production…

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The Gatling Gun is also included!

Two giant weapons with a single Nendoroid, along with hood parts and a sword! So many things to play around with! Yay!!

You can even attach the blue flame while she is wearing the hood!

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A side-view of the Gatling Gun!

Unfortunately I didn’t have time to throw some macarons around her to recreate the scene from the series. ^^

If you ever try it for yourself, I’d love to see it! But don’t let the food go to waste afterwards! I really want to create a frame animation using the Nendoroid of the scene where she shoots the Gatling Gun… it would probably take hours though…

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Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter :
TV ANIMATION Ver.!

 
She’ll be up for preorder around Friday! (`・ω・´)ゞ
If you have any preorder or sales queries, be sure to get in contact with our partner shops!


- 10 Years of Good Smile Company : Nendoroids of the Past! -

There are only 6 days left until GSC turns 11 years old!

Let’s take a look at another Nendoroid of the Past!

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Hmmm….?

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Released in March 2008:

Nendoroid Miku Hatsune!

Miku is easily one the most popular Nendoroids ever, having had a total of five resales, and even a Cheerful! release after that! She has been sent all over the world for fans to enjoy!

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Also…

You might be wondering about this diorama set…
It’s a set of the opening from the Project mirai game!

We also saw it briefly on the ‘Let’s play Project mirai’ live broadcast, but now that it has had some final adjustments I’m able to show it off to everyone reading the blog! Yay!

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It’s created from color 3D printing!

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The little trinkets are absolutely lovely!

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The perfect size for Nendoroid Miku!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   ::::\::/\   ”Awwww!!
     /    。<一>::<ー>。   I want it now!! Gimme!!”
     |   .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking this… but unfortunately there are no current plans for a product version of this…
But it will be on display at the Akihabara GSC Cafe!
It’s really cute, so do take a look if you stop by the cafe!

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Zzzz…



Don’t forget to vote in the resale & new product requests polls!

- Nendoroid Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

- figma Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_figma.php

- Scale Figure Resale Requests -

http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo//index_scale.php

– New Product Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_project.php

– Current Results -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer.php


Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)BRS on TV

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A capsule toy dispenser behind my chair!

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Let’s not get into why we have a capsule toy dispenser in the offices…
It seems like an interesting meet-up is happening on top of it!

      / ̄ ̄ ̄\
    /─    ─  \   ”Random question… why do cats meet-up?
  /  <≡>::<≡> \   Do they discuss what’s going to be for dinner?”
  |    (__人__)   |
  \    |r┬-|   /
  /    ` ー’´     \

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Character Charm Collection Puchimasu!

Set #4 : Afuu, Yukipo and Chihyaa!

From ‘Puchimasu!’ a spin-off IDOLM@STER manga currently being serialized in Dengeki Maou comes a third set of cute miniature idols creatures to join the Character Charm series!

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This is how they look from the back!

Afuu and Chihyaa both have long class reaching to the ground which let you display them without any base!

As I’ve mentioned with the previous blogs about the Puchimasu series, these little figures are actually charms that come with a hook and strap on the head so you can easily attach them to your cellphone, or anything else that you’d like to see them hanging from!

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Afuu is holding a tasty looking riceball!

She seems to be holding it with great care with both hands… she loves her riceballs, so I’m sure she will enjoy this big one! Her waist showing off a little bit of skin is also beautiful!

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Chihyaa is pointing at something!

She also has a giant shirt that is much too big for her. She has one hand on her hip and the other one pointing out confidently toward something.

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I want to cuddle up when I see Yukipo!

She is posed with her hips bent over making her lean forward a little, a very cute pose! Her expression looks so worried… I feel like I should just cuddle up with her to make her feel better!
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Now they’re playing with a birdy!

This lovely looking bird is included with Nendoroid Ohana Matsumae! The Puchimasu figures may be designed as charms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t display them with other figures like this instead!

You could even display all the Puchimasu charms together for a really lovely scene – there are a total of 13 to collect once these three release!

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Character Charm Collection Puchimasu!

Set #4: Afuu, Yukipo and Chihyaa!

They are up for preorder as of today! (`・ω・´)ゞ

If you have any preorder or sales queries, be sure to get in contact with our partner shops!


- 10 Years of Good Smile Company : Nendoroids of the Past! -

There are only 7 days left until GSC turns 11 years old!

Let’s take a look at another Nendoroid of the Past!

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Released in July 2008:

Nendoroid Melissa Seraphy!

What an incredible Nendoroid! We released Melissa as a 1/8th scale figure, but the Nendoroid added a whole new level of cuteness! She is still a part of my own figure collection!

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The pumpkin can also be removed!

Plus the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin were made from partially clear plastic for a little peek inside! You could choose to display her either with the pumpkin, or without. I can’t believe she was released four years ago… she is still just as cute as ever!

Don’t forget to vote for her in the resale & new product requests polls!

- Nendoroid Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

- figma Resale Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_figma.php

- Scale Figure Resale Requests -

http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo//index_scale.php

– New Product Requests -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/index_project.php

– Current Results -
http://www.goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer.php


 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)窪岡俊之 (C)NBGI

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Nendoroid Hibiki Tachibana

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \  ← Oda-P
   |  (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__)|   ”You’re taking the prototype already?”
   |   `i  i´  | 
   |   . `⌒   }      
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

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Oda-P was very surprised that I grabbed this prototype so early, as I normally wait till the very last second to get the figures photographed for the blog.

But today is different!

If you don’t push forward when you have the chance you’ll never catch up! :P

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But I’ll never miss out on a prototype review… I love playing with them too much, and on that note today I’ll be playing with…

Nendoroid Hibiki Tachibana!

From the anime series, ‘Senki Zesshou Symphogear’ comes a Nendoroid of the cheerful Hibiki Tachibana. She comes with a variety of optional parts to recreate all sorts of scenes from the series!

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This is how she looks from the back!

As you can see her outfit is beautifully detailed and painted so carefully! The intricate outfit has been shrunk down to Nendoroid size perfectly!

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Her combat face and Aerial Unit!

She comes with an amazing expression perfect for a battle pose, along with effect parts allowing you to display her flying through the air with the aerial unit on her back. She also comes with bent leg and bent arm parts for a lovely dynamic pose like this one!

But… what’s that red thing in the front there?? (・∀・)

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The threat to mankind, the Noise!

They might be evil, but just look how cute this one looks! I think he is even cuter now that he is Nendoroid sized. The Noise is made using 3D data sculpting, and makes use of some clear parts to recreate their see-through appearance.

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Attacking effect parts!

You can pose her attacking the noise like this! The 3D team also made a posable stand for the Noise allowing you to pose him at an angle like this.

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The much anticipated frenzy face!

It’s fantastic!! Even as a cute Nendoroid she looks rather frightening!

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Durandal!

The giant sword that reacted to Hibiki’s sining, Durandal, is also included! It features beautiful gold paintwork with a turquoise lining and the sculpting is just as detailed as Hibiki herself.

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Uh-oh! KAITO has dropped his ice cream!

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From Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Nendoroid Hibiki Tachibana!
 
She will be up for preorder along with her figma from tomorrow!
If you have any preorder or sales queries, be sure to contact our partner shops!

 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C) Project シンフォギア

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Today at 20:00 will be a Live Broadcast!

An Ad-Lib Live Broadcast Featuring Products Announced in April!

20:00 ~ 21:30 (JST)
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv89494165

You can send in NicoNico comments from twitter, just include the hashtag #gsc_nico with your tweet! (with a space on either side!)

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We’ll be broadcasting from the ex-kotatsu room!

The lovely kotatsu has been packed away for Spring… thank you for keeping us nice and warm all Winter long!!
 
Here is the line-up for the show:
 
- Max Factory -
 ・1/7th Scale Meiko Honma
・figma Hibiki Tachibana
・figma Silver Claw
・figma Yukiko Amagi

- Good Smile -
 ・1/8th Scale Inori Yuzuriha
・Nendoroid Inori Yuzuriha
・Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal
・Nendoroid Hibiki Tachibana
・Puchimasu Charms
・Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter : TV ANIMATION Ver.
 
 
The theme for the show is taking a look at April’s products… and maybe a surprise too!

There might be a change in the line-up though, so just be aware of that. There might be some products that have just come though the pipelines to take a look at as well…. (but there might not! :P)

An Ad-Lib Live Broadcast Featuring Products Announced in April!

20:00 ~ 21:30 (JST)
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv89494165

You can send in NicoNico comments from twitter, just include the hashtag #gsc_nico with your tweet! (with a space on either side!)

 
Tune in if you have the time! Those who are busy can apply to watch it via time-shift at a later stage!
 
I hope to see you all a bit later! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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The cherry blossom season is upon us!

Matsudo finally feels like Spring!

Last year at around this time Japan was dealing with one of it’s biggest trials ever. There are still scars from the disaster, but I’m glad that this year everyone can enjoy the cherry blossom season without all the troubles of last year.

Once again I will be running this special corner of Kuroyagi-san’s letter corner where we enjoy the combination of lovely figures and beautiful cherry blossoms -
I hope the photos will bring a smile to your face like they did to mine!


Here is my contribution to the cherry blossom photos for this year!
Before I got into Nendoroids, I used to see the cherry blossoms and think they were really pretty, but never anything more than that.

Now that I have Nendoroids, I can’t resist wandering around outside with them and taking photos together with the cherry blossoms! I think Nendoroids are good for my health! ^^

  - Mahokona

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Hello from atop a cherry blossom tree! This Lat-type Miku jumped out from behind the tree bursting out in song for me! ^p^

Miku is such an Angel! or more like…. a fairy of the forest to me! Just look at the lovely blossom in her hair, it’s so cute!

   - Ringo

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I took a cherry blossom photo with a Nendoroid to send through to this year’s collection!

I’ve always loved the illustrations of Shiki wearing her kimono with a blade as she walks through the cherry blossoms… so I wanted to recreate that illustration in Nendoroid form! While I was taking the photo, an old lady came by and asked me what I was taking pictures of… it was rather difficult to explain the world of Nendoroids to her. ^^;

   - Kyuu

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The cherry blossoms were blooming in Shukugawa, the area used as a stage for the Haruhi series. I headed out one morning with Nagato to take a picture of her reading her book in the park. I think it brings out the atmosphere very nicely.

   - Tanupon

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The flower included with the Menma Nendoroid looked kind of like a cherry blossom, so I had her hold the flower surrounded by cherry blossoms and took a photo.

The frills on her dress make her look like a little flower as well, so the whole picture looks so cute together. ^^

   - Annon

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One of the big cherry blossom trees in my local park was flowering and it looked absolutely stunning, so I went out with my Append Miku for some outdoor photos! I can’t wait to go out with Sakura Miku for some similar photos next year!

   - Tamaki

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Spring means cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms means kimonos, and kimonos means beautiful girls, so this beautiful girl grabbed a kimono for some photos with the cherry blossoms! I think the kimono really suits Luka!

   - TATI

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 I went out to see the blossoms with Usa-nee! I wish there was a Good Smile Photo Club! I’d join without a doubt!

   - Niiyan mk II

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This is my very first contribution to the blog. I took a photo that shows Yui at her school entrance ceremony!

   - imarm

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My very first time taking a Nendoroid out for some photos! My Kagamine twins and I are always together now! ♪

   - Anonymous

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I read that you were looking for cherry blossom photos again this year, and I had just bought a new digital camera, so I headed out to take some pictures. I’ve always wanted to take pictures outside with my favorite figures, so I ended up taking way too many photos… :P

   -  NOZOMUN

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Last week I went for a my first visit to Tokyo in over a year! It’s still cold and snowy up North, so coming to warm Tokyo is a lovely change.

I was wandering about Sumida Park looking at the SkyTree and cherry blossoms with by beloved KAITO! He had such a lovely smile that I just had to take a picture, and I think it came out quite nicely! My KAITO is just too cute…

   - Saorin

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I just made it in time for the cherry blossoms, so I went out to take a look with KAITO and MEIKO!
MEIKO : Gimme more drinks!!
KAITO: You’ve been drinking way too much….

   - Oukama

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Cherry trees and Millhi from Kyoto!!
The beautiful cherry trees will compliment Millhi’s beautiful voice perfectly!! I’m so glad I have Nendoroids to bring some fun to my life!

– Sougetsu Sakura

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My first outing to see cherry blossoms with Saber Lily~
It’s really hard to take nice photos though… orz

   - Anonymous

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The cherry blossoms near me just reached full bloom, so I went out with Homuhomu to take some photos! Cherry blossoms really are so beautiful!

   - Nanokoku Inu Chappii

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Hello there! I heard you wanted some cherry blossom photos, so I decided to send mine through!

   - Mizuho

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I went out with MEIKO to look at the cherry blossoms the other day… of course you can’t have cherry blossom viewing without alcohol… I think MEIKO went a little overboard though. ^^

   - Hanakawa Akira

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I woke up early before work one morning to take some cherry blossom pictures with Azusa. An old lady passing by while I was taking the photos agreed with me that Azunyan was adorable in her kimono! ^^

   - DARK3939

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Attached you’ll find a picture of Yune some cherry blossoms. It was taken with a 55mm micro-lens for practice.

   - kuro

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My Cheerful KAITO arrived the other day so I took him out with me to enjoy the cherry blossoms! His new outfit suits the cherry blossoms so well! I feel like I should bring out a female Nendoroid wearing KAITO’s outfit for some pictures as well.

   - Anonymous

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Hello Mikatan! I’m a big fan of your blog!
I read on twitter that you were looking for some cherry blossom photos, so I went out to take some photos but the blossoms had already mostly fallen to the ground… so I’ll have to send you this photo from last year instead! Sorry!

   - Otama

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I went out with my family to enjoy the cherry blossoms this afternoon.
I looked up at one point and I saw a Spring Fairy looking down at me and smiling among the blossoms!

– Spoon

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As soon as the cherry blossoms start bloomed I always have to take a Nendoroid out for a walk to see them. This year I decided to take the Princess out with me to enjoy the blossoms – the blossoms seemed just as happy to hear Millhi’s voice!

“Cinque! Can you hear my song?”… I hope her song rides along a storm of cherry blossoms to everyone who wants to hear it!

   - Kirino

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I’m sending through some photos I took near my house the other day. The pink was really beautiful, and it really compliments the pink colors of Princess Millhi!

– Luka

027


I went down to the a local riverside with Madochii and Homuhomu for some photos. I had quite some trouble finding a good place to take pictures with Nendoroids though… I was glad to get a picture with these two together in the end! They also look very happy to be surrounded by the cherry blossoms!

   - Yasu

028


I heard you were collecting cherry blossom photos, so here is my entry! I went out with Miku for a walk down a street filled with cherry blossoms!

   - Shinku no Chelminatol

030


I went out for some photos with  Nadeko Sengoku-chan! There is a lovely bridge surrounded by cherry trees about two stations away from me, so I headed there and removed Nadeko from my pocket for some photos! After the mission was accomplished, I quickly headed off on my way. ^^

   - Kaeru Majin @ Nadeko is My Wife

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I was taking a nap underneath a cherry tree when Miku came and woke me up! I’d rather wake up to Miku’s face than the cherry blossoms any day! :P

– Anonymous

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This photo of Millhi was taken on the 15th April, along a walking path close to where I live that gave a lovely background of cherry blossoms!

– Broadblast

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I brought Madoka and Homuhomu’s School Uniform Ver. Nendos with me on an outing to Gongendou to take a picture of them as of they were walking to school. The weather was great, the blossoms were in full bloom and I got some wonderful photos!

   - 龍凰寺高志

031


I thought Yune would look best with the cherry blossoms, so I brought her along to Meijou Park’s gardens! ♪

   - Mcharat

033


I’ve taken a load of photos of Shiki, but I’ve always wanted to take photos of her with cherry blossoms – I finally did so, so I hope you’ll enjoy them too! ♪ Kimono’s and cherry blossoms just look too good together! ^^

   - Hiiro

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That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!
A big thanks to everyone who sent in mail!!

I wanted to add in as many photos as possible this time around, so I didn’t add in my own comments for each photo. Even without my comments I won’t be able to include all the photos that were sent in, and I’m very sorry if your’s was not included!

As always, I’m always looking for more mail from readers!
If you have any questions, photos, product requests, want to talk about what you ate today, what you plan to do during Golden Week or anything else! No matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me!

(゚∀゚) Mikatan Mail
mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp

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The next cherry blossom special will come around Golden Week!
If you still want to send through your cherry blossom photos, I’d love to put them in that blog!

Just as a side note, remember to take care of nature when taking outdoor photos! Make sure you don’t hurt the flowers and trees that make the photos so special!

Tomorrow at 20:00 (JST) will be a GSC Live Broadcast!
We will be taking a look at all the products announced in April!

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv89494165

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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