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Thanks to everyone for all the title suggestions!

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            / ⌒`”⌒`ヽ、
           /,, / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\
          /,//::      \  
         ;/⌒'”..         |⌒ヽ
       /  /、::…        /ヽ_ \ 
     __( ⌒ー-ィ⌒ヽ、   /⌒`ー’⌒  )  
━━━━━`ー──ゝィソノー‐ヾy_ノー─”━━━━  

I received a total of 1,067 entries!

There were some people who were also talking about how close they were to the offices now, and others who said they were just getting into figures – it was great to read through some of the messages along with the entires. Getting some friendly words and cheering having moved to a new place is very reassuring – so a big thanks to everyone who entered and left a message for me!

Anyway, onto the official announcement!

The new blog title will be…

17UP from Oshiage Station!

- by Mameppo!

This of course refers to the fact that the offices are 17 stories up from the ground floor, but it also has a kind of gamer feeling to it like getting 17 1UPs in Mario! – or at least, thats how I decided to interpret it, and thus that became the title of my choice! Now I just need to make sure that I don’t manage to end up losing with these 17 extra lives! :P

Everyone who was in my top 15 choices…

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… will be receiving a small GSC-Seijin Plushie along with a Gumako Keychain!

There were a few people who sent in the same title, in which case I selected the winner randomly, sorry!! Here are the winners:

R  | Tontanman  | Taijinrou  | kuro  | Shiraishi Nikoru  | Hiroki  | Ukame to Konfu no Chigai ga Wakaranai Mono  | Komando  | Namonaki Imoge  | Dabu  | Guurara Megami  | Shad  | Herudaibu  | Shioshio  | DAC

I should have sent a mail to everyone above as well as Mameppo!, so please send through your address so you can receive your prizes!

As of yesterday, the 11th July 2012, this blog has been running for 5 years and is now into its 6th year! I can’t believe how long it has been going for! I know for sure that I’d never be able to keep a diary, so I’m quite impressed with myself for managing to keep up with the blog for so long. ^^;

Of course, it is really all thanks to all the readers that the blog has lasted so long! There is no way I would have carried on without all the support I get, and I’m grateful to every single one of you who reads the blog! I’ll continue to write the best articles and introduce some of the best products for everyone in return, so I hope you’ll all continue to follow the blog!

 

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

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Skytree East Tower 17th Floor!

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GSC, Max Factory and Phat! Company have all moved to this floor of the Skytree! (`・ω・´)

I accidentally caught Aesop-san running across the hallway, but it gives everyone a good feeling for the size of the passage! Apparently late at night the standard entrance is closed which makes it seem like quite a dungeon at times, the size also adds to that – trying to remember where everything is here on the 17th floor is still a bit foreboding….

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But Oonoshi has created a map of the new offices!
Phew! The snacks are not too far!! But anyway, today I’ll be running around the offices to take some photos while taking a look at this map!

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This is the main entrance!

It’s just a little to the right after you get off the elevator. There is a phone placed at the entrance for guests to contact the relevant department from the entrance.
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We received lots of flowers!

The Good Smile face at the back is made of flowers as well! It’s so cute!! Because it was three companies all moving at once, we ended up with a huge number of flowers!

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The offices look like a flower store!

I really love flowers, just looking at them when I come past makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! A big thank you to everyone who sent flowers to congratulate the company!

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These are the meeting rooms!

It’s a bit hard to see from these pictures, but the circles on the doors have a Good Smile mark on them! In the past we’ve had far too little space for meetings and some staff would sometimes end up having meetings on the floor – but now we have much more space!

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The inner meeting room has a beautiful view!

Both of the side walls are made from glass, so you can see very clearly! I’m fairly certain this room will become the most popular meeting room!

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This is left from the entrance!

Each staff member has a locker which is what you can see all lined up here! We need to store documents, figure samples and goods so there really is a need for this much space! No matter how much space there is it never seems like enough!

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This area is free space at the moment!

The chairs and tables from the old Good Smile Cafe are being used here by the window for staff to get together and have smaller meet ups. The sun shines through the window which I bet will feel great in the Winter months!

By the way, these photos were half taken in the afternoon and half in the evening, which explains why the saturation is so different between pictures… sorry about that!

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These are all desks for the staff!

All the staff besides the sculptors are all together in this area to work! Running from one end of the desks to the other is actually quite tiring – perhaps the new offices will lead to me getting a bit more exercise!

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We have lots of shelf space above the desks!

How each staff member chooses to make use of their desk space and shelf space is entirely up to them! I’ve made a threeA corner, a Miku corner and a Panda corner!  (`・ω・´)

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The prototype storage area!

Easily one of the most important areas!!! (゚Д゚;)

Next to the prototype shelves there is a giant fridge or ice maker or something. I’m really not sure why, so we’ll just ignore that for now. :P

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The president’s office has glass windows and tatami mat flooring!

You can see a faint outline of the actual Skytree tower just outside the window! The windows are all fitted with blinds, but the view is just too nice to block it off with blinds! I’m situated at the WEB team’s section, which is the closest to the president’s office! (・∀・)ノ

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Time to infiltrate the studios!

The passages to each room always have glass windows like this so that all of the staff can always see other staff – it really brings everyone together nicely!

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This is GSC & Phat!’s Studios!

This is where all the sculptors are hard at work making new figures for everyone! I’ll need to go through very quietly to make sure I don’t bother them…

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A silver pipe stretches across the room!

These pipes suck in all the unclean air and replace it with clean air! It’s (kind of) like Nausicaä!

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Sculptors hard at work for WonFes!

Yep! Even with all the excitement of moving, we can’t forget that WonFes is coming up this month – easily one of the busiest time for sculptors here at GSC!

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The 3D Team’s room!

Most of the pedestals and bases for figures are made here, plus there are more and more full digital figures being made as well now! They pair up with a sculptor to get the best of both techniques and create beautiful figures faster than ever before!

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The small room next door has a couple of interesting machines!

The blue vinyl sheet at the back gives the room a strangely imposing feeling…

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This is the ‘Digital Wax’!

It’s a high-end 3D printer! It basically prints out 3D data directly from the PC! One of these machines is rather expensive (probably the cost of a few cars) but this one has definitely been put to good work! I hope we can get a second one for even more 3D printing sometime…

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This is an example of what it can do!

When it is first printed it comes out a blue color, but this one has already been coated in a surfacer. The lamination layer that is considered the weak point of 3D printing is hardly even visible at this point!

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This machine is the ‘Perfactory’!

I introduced this machine in a previous article some time ago, it is also a 3D printer. I think I should do an article that explains the difference between this one and the Digital Wax at some point… I’m really not sure what the difference is at the moment!

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The storage room for sculpting tools!

There are all sorts of tools I’ve never even seen before in here! To think that there figures are made from just these tools and the skills of the sculptors!

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Still busy setting up some equipment?

It looks like some kind of machine that sucks something into this box…

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Aesop-san is now taking me…
to the Max Factory studios!

I hope I’m not interrupting anything too important. Every room requires a security card to enter and exit, so if anyone forgets it they are locked out completely!

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Here we have Max Factory’s studio!

Max Factory have been always had their studio in North Matsudo – it is their first move in ten years! It was the first ever move for the Max Factory staff, so I’m sure it must have been quite a lot of work. (This was the 4th move for me!)

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The lovely figures are all created here!

It’s amazing to see everyone hard at work up close! I think I’ll have to sneak in here and watch over people’s shoulders when I have some spare time…! :P

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Even more mysterious machines!

At the back you can also see one of the sculptors, Kitade, jumping up for the photo! Everyone here at GSC and Max Factory are such nice people, I’m really glad to be working here!

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Here we have Max Factory’s president!
MAX Watanabe-san!

Yesterday was his 50th birthday! Happy Birthday MAX-san!! The staff all got together to celebrate his special day! Seen we now work in the same building and same floor, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of each other! (*´ω`*)

GSC, Max Factory and Phat! Company will all be giving their best from their new base!

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

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GSC, Max Factory and Phat Company…

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Are all moving offices to the Tokyo Skytree 17th Floor from the 3rd July! (Tues)

Ooh, I can’t believe I’m going to be working inside that building! I still haven’t had a single chance to go there myself, but according to the rumors around the current offices…

 ・ The closest station is Oshiage Station.
 ・ You can get to the offices without ever going outside of the station.
 ・ You need to switch elevators half way up.
 ・ You need to keep a security card for access.
 ・ You seem to be surrounded by glass inside.
 ・ The company president’s room has glass walls.
 ・ The Skytree is big.
 ・ People are worried about getting to work late.
 ・ Nighttime is scary.
 ・ The company president is already looking into the next move.

That about sums up all the rumors – but they really are just things I’ve heard, so I look forward to seeing them for myself in a few days! I am so worried that I’m going to end up loosing my security card…

…Meanwhile!(`・ω・´)
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Back at the old office everything is being packed away!

It’s been around two years that we have been using this building for the offices, and I had a lot less junk to sift through than I expected – I managed to pack everything up quite quickly.

The move before this one was much worse – you can take a look at the previous Japanese blog posts about that move if you’re interested. :P

- Good Smile Moving Offices! Let the Moving Strategy Commence! -
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10638320439.html
- Move Complete! The New Good Smile Company Offices!
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10642791128.html

 

Anyway, today I’d like to ask for help with this once again…
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I’m looking for a new blog title!

At the start the title was:
3 minute walk from Matsudo Station.

Afterwards it changed as follows…
2 minute jog from Matsudo Station.
1 minute run from Matsudo Station.

After that I started to ask for title ideas from readers:
5 minutes by panda from Matsudo Station (nobuno-san)
4 minutes by dog sled from Matsudo Station (Pupu-san)
0 minutes by Google from Matsudo Station (Futagoneko-san)
Move Forward 10 Blocks from Matsudo Station (Haruaki-san)

Seen we’ve moved quite far from Matsudo station now, the title needs to take on a new theme!

The only requirement is that the title must…

have a sense of distance!

I’m looking for something that gives an idea as to where GSC is! I know it’s not that simple to work with, but something along the lines of the previous titles. I really don’t have much of an idea of where the Skytree is, so it’s really hard for me to think of much at the moment either! :P

“I’ve come up with a new title!”

mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp

 

Send me an an email with the title “I’ve come up with a new title!”, along with the title you’ve though of –  I’ll pick the best one which will be placed on the header of the top page of the blog along with your username – you can enter as many times as you like! (Please note that the entries do need to be in Japanese – the translations here are just for understanding purposes!)

The deadline is the 9th July!

However, I’ve also decided to add some forbidden words this time around! These words kept coming up in previous entries, and I’d rather not have them this time!

The Forbidden Words are…
  ・ Matsudo Station
  ・ Crawling
  ・ Moonwalk
  ・ Handstand

As much as I’d love to keep ‘Matsudo Station’ to keep the pattern of the blog, I feel like its a time for a change now, so I’ve decided to block that word out as well… Don’t get me wrong though, I still love Matsudo and I’ll still be going there sometimes – my house is close and Indotei is still there!!

The entrant whose title I select will be getting a little prize along with ten entries selected at random!

    ____   /      \  /   ─    ─\  "Oshiage... Solamachi..." /    (●)  (●)\ |      (__人__)   | ________ \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |        | ノ      `ー'´  \  | |        | /´              | |        | |    l           | |        | ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、 | |_________| ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

I’ll be making the final selection for the blog title, so if you have an interesting idea then please send them through!

I’ll looking forward to everyone’s entries!!

 

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

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The GSC Offices, June 6th 2012!

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We have so many more comrades nowadays!!

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   /      \
  /   ─    ─\     “When I joined, GSC had 15 employees
/     (●)  (●) \     and was run from an apartment!”
|       (__人__) | ))
/     ∩ノ ⊃   /
(  \ / _ノ |  |

This year we have 8 new recruits!

That’s almost a 10% increase in staff for us here at GSC! Today I’ll be giving a brief introduction to all the newcomers, along with an interesting project they will be running! (`・ω・´)

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New Recruit #1 : Nutty

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New Recruit #2 : Edako

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New Recruit #3 : Kahoyamo

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New Recruit #4 : Hamako

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New Recruit #5 : Gou 

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New Recruit #6 : Ina Bauer

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New Recruit #7 : Matsuzawa

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New Recruit #8 : Kamatani

 
These are the 8 new recruits of Good Smile Company!

Of the eight, two are joining the production team as novice sculptors, and the other six are on job rotation, working with all the divisions and learning in the process!

Along with these tasks, the newcomers are also trying to develop…

A product to display figures more ideally!

Oooh! That sounds pretty cool!!

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       /      \
      /   ─    ─\   ”Display figures more ideally? Huh?”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

There might be some of you wondering what that means! Well, so am I! :P

I guess I’ll have to wait and see – but perhaps I’ll be able to display my figures in a more interesting way soon!

They’re also starting up a new blog!!

- Good Smile New Recruit Blog – (Japanese)
http://ameblo.jp/blog-shinsotsu2012/

The new recruits of 2012 are starting a new project that has the aim of ‘Making figures more fun for everyone!”

What exactly will we be doing? Well our goal is to develop…

“A product to display figures more ideally!”

The project will run from planning to development to sales! This blog will keep everyone updated with the progress of the project, and we hope you’ll be reading to make sure we don’t mess anything up! :P

There are eight new recruits here at GSC, so we’ll be updating the blog virtually everyday, each taking turns. Hopefully each of us will have a little something extra to add to the blog for you to enjoy! ♪

The blog will only be running for a limited time – most likely until December this year. It might not be that long, but I hope you’ll all subscribe and read what we have to say! m(_ _)m

If you have something you want to comment on, or something you think will help us with our project then please contact us at gsc-shinsotsu2012@goodsmile.jp! (*^_^*) (I don’t think we’ll be able to respond to all mails personally, but anything you have to say will be read by all of us!)

I’m sure there will be a number of stepping stones for us along the way, but I hope the blog will be an interesting read!

There will also be more detailed staff introductions on the new blog! The newcomers have an interesting first year, and I hope everyone will be there to support them!

Here is the address once again!

- Good Smile New Recruit Blog – (Japanese)
http://ameblo.jp/blog-shinsotsu2012/
The blog is aiming to be updated every weekday!
Good luck guys!!  ヽ(´ー`)ノ .:*:・’゚☆。.:*:・’゚★。.:*
 

And finally, a quick notice!

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Win a Chance to Purchase figma Giant Warrior and Early Entrance Tickets to Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum!

Yesterday it was announced that before Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum opens to the public on the 10th July, there will be a special 10000 person invite-only opening taking place from the 6th July (Fri) to the 8th July (Sun).

Good Smile Company will be offering a chance for 1500 people to purchase tickets to the invite only event taking place on the 6th July. Those who purchase these tickets will also receive figma Giant Warrior, which is based on the short film that will be shown at the event, ‘A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo’.

To break everything down in a quick summary:

・ From the 6th July to the 8th July there will be an early invite only event for 10000 people!
(The actual opening is the 10th July!)

・ You are purchasing a set with both figma Giant Warrior and tickets to the event on 6th July!

・ The price for the set is
3500JPY! Great value!

1500 sets will be sold. If over 1500 people apply, winners will be selected by raffle.

That about sums it up! Not only do you get figma Giant Warrior, but you also get an early chance to go watch the film that he features in! I want to go myself!! (Note that the figma will only be given out at the event!)

You can apply here!
http://www.ntv.co.jp/tokusatsu/invitation.html


- GSC Shanghai Diary #8 -

Dàjiā hǎo (Hello everyone!), it’s Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai!
From today for the next three days, I’ll be introducing some of the staff here at Good Smile Shanghai, along with some comments from them!

First up we have GSC Shangai’s only female staff member, Ryuu-san!
She is involved in lots of things, from management and office work to translation!

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Hello and nice to meet you! My name is Ryuu. ^^

Once when I was feeling down in my college years, one of my lecturers taught me the proverb, ‘A smile a day will bring happiness your way’. Ever since then, I’ve been determined to get through each and every day with a smile across my face!

I’m fairly certain it can only be fate that I ended up a company called Good ‘Smile’! When I first started I wasn’t really certain what was going to come of it, but now that Good Smile Shanghai has found it’s footing, I think I’ll be able to continue to grow alongside it for some time to come. I’ve set myself a rather outrageous goal as well – I aim to one day become Good Smile Shangai’s poster girl! (But that starts off with me going on diet. :P)
 
I was born in Shangai, but I’ve got a terrible sense of direction, and I’m not very familiar with the tourist attractions around here. If you ever visit Shangai, I hope you’ll visit both the bustling cities as well as the more rural areas and experience the joy that lies here in Shanghai, growing more and more everyday.

Ryuu-san really goes through each and everyday with a lovely smile!

I’ll be continuing the staff interviews tomorrow!
Míngtiān jiàn!


Ryuu-chan looking lovely!!

She looks like an idol in that photo! I just want to hug her!!!
The real version is just as cute!
 
But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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The GSC Marketing Space…

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Is filled with all sorts of strange goodies!

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  “Everything looks so colorful!!
    |:::::::::::(__人__):::|   and there are really big things too!” 
     \:::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ::::::::  `ー’´   \

These are all from a rather interesting project…!

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The Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Contest #1!

A special project where anyone from Good Smile or related companies would make a figure or model! The idea and organizer of the project was none other than Tasshi from the production team!

Max Factory also have an internal competition once a year, but most of them are in fact professional sculptors!

Good Smile on the other hand has lots of sculptors but also lots of other departments as well – this project was up to anyone, no matter how good or bad they are!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ノ  ヽ \  ← Tasshi
   | (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__) |   ”Nobody is submitting anything…”
   |   `i  i´  | 
   |   . `⌒   }    
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Tasshi started worrying for awhile when there were not very many entries, but the entries picked up quite quickly soon after!

Today we’ll be taking a look at all the figures and models made for the project!

(Note that these are all made just for personal fun, and there are no plans to make products of them!)

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Great work everyone!!

After seeing all of these I really shouldn’t show the dog I made from paper clay. :P

Of all the entries, these were my favorites:
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Hamayama-chan’s:

Nendo Petite Matryoshka!

One of my favorite Vocaloid songs, Matryoshka! A lovely figure of GUMI and Miku-san! The characters themselves are great, but so is the idea to use a CD as the base!! It really sets the stage for a figure based on a song!

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Kiku-chan from management’s:

Cake!

The decorations on the cake are so cute, plus it functions as a container as the top opens up like a lid! We also have a guest appearance from Guts on the side, ready to cut the cake!

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There are Behelits mixed in with the strawberries!

Berserk fans will know all about these small egg-shaped things :P Plus in the middle of the cake is cookie with some kind of inscription on it – small little things that really make it a wonderful model to look at!

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Tsuka-chan from Good Smile Racing’s:

Nana Mizuki!

Wow… this is his very first figure made?? Tsuka-chan was a modeler in the past, but this is quite an impressive jump!

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You can feel the love!!

Big fans of Nana Mizuki might be a bit disappointed with some areas, but personally I can really see the heartfelt work that went into this!!

But anyway, that brings an end to…

The Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Content #1!

Those of you who are interested in sculpting and the figure world, it’s a great experience to try sculpting something yourself – even if it is just with something simple like paper-mache!


Good Smile Shanghai Diary #3

Today we’ll be adding this corner to the blog!

I’m sure most of you know already, but a little while back, Good Smile opened offices in Shanghai, China! The reason behind this was to pass on the wonder of figures overseas more easily, and make the hard to reach figures from Japan easier to get hold of!

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   /      \
  /   ─    ─\     ”So… what exactly happens there?”
/     (●)  (●) \ 
|       (__人__)  | ))
/     ∩ノ ⊃   /
(  \ / _ノ |  |

I’m sure many of you are wondering that, and I’m quite interested to find out as well! So today we’ll have a report from Suzuki from the management department down in Shanghai!


Nihao everyone! My name is Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai.
Today I’m going to be introducing the dispatch of information. Due to restrictions in Japan, we can’t make use of things like twitter for quick information.

Hence, we make use of a Chinese website called ‘Weibo’.
Weibo has over three hundred million users.

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(Weibo)

http://www.weibo.com/goodsmilesh
(You have to register to see the content, sorry!)

Good Smile Shanghai makes use of Weibo to bring new product information and other info to all our Chinese users.

We are also looking for a Chinese translator for Mikatan Blog at present!
You can apply from Japan as well, so if you’re interested let us know – it might even be of use to your Chinese studies!


Over three hundred million users!!

China really does have a lot of Internet users!!

Plus, we’re looking for a Chinese translator for the blog! My Japanese itself is very wishy-washy sometimes, so it might be difficult to translate. But if you’re interested, be sure to contact us!
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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 {   ⊂) (●)  (●) \    ”Everyone gather at the
 |   / ///(__人__)// \    Company President’s office!”
 !   !    `Y⌒y’´   |
 |   l      ゙ー ′   ,/
 |   ヽ   ー‐    ィ
 |           /  |
 |          〆ヽ/
 |          ヾ_ノ

The 1st May is…

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Good Smile’s Birthday!

Today the entire staff of GSC grouped up for a photo to celebrate! Unfortunately there were a few staff members who were not available, but the number of staff members has really been climbing as of late!

When I first joined the company, there were about 15 staff members in total – we could easily all fit into a two story apartment building. As we get more staff it becomes more and more amazing to get everyone together like this for a photo and see how much the company has grown!

Plus, one more little bit of information that comes with this birthday…

GSC has changed from a limited company to a public company!

It’s a little more complex than that, but Wikipedia will explain with the links above. Here are some birthday comments from the company representative, Aki!

Hello everyone, this is Good Smile Company’s President, Aki.

Today, the 1st May 2012 marks Good Smile Company’s 11th year. I wish to extend my thanks to everyone who has supported us over the many years.

GSC was a rather risky company when it first started out and even now we continue to take unnecessary risks, so I’m pretty sure it is always going to be a rather risky company. I’m constantly working together with some great people who I think I have caused to have a cold sweat more than once – I’m very sorry for all the trouble caused!

We’ve passed our 10th year, slowly but surely building a team that can get through the problems the world throws at us. We’ve been though a number of challenges in the past and got through all of them which has given us a small taste of what is to come in the future. I’m looking forward to working together with everyone for the next ten years! GOODSMILE BRINGS FUTURE!

The direction we’re moving in this year is the direction of the future. I want to create a world that each and everyone I’ve ever met will think of as the world they want to live in. This year we have changed the company into a public company. While I’ve always liked the limited company as it gave a kind of local feeling to it, in order to carry on bringing more and more from the company, it was time for the company to evolve into something bigger. The name, business cards, signboards and official seal of the company will all be left as they were, and there won’t be any major capital or policy changes due to this change.

This 11th year of Good Smile Company is going to be a year of even more exiting challenges, and I look forward to participating in them!

Good Smile Company
Managing Director/President, Takanori Aki

Now that we have changed to a public company I need to be careful that I don’t accidentally still say limited company on the phone or in emails… :P But I’m also looking forward to all the fun and interesting challenges that await us in the future!! (`・ω・´)ゞ
 
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who placed their votes in the resale and request polls!

The polls closed today, and we will be taking a look at all the opinions and votes given to us to help us decide what products should be coming up in the future! Thanks for taking some time out of your day to complete the polls!
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛

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Rerelease & New Product Requests!

Good Smile is 10 years old!

Thanks to all your support over the years we’ve managed to grow more and more!

In May we will be turning 11, so to celebrate the end of our 10th year we will be running a special project!

http://partner.goodsmile.info/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

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Rerelease & New Product Requests!

We’ll be listening to which products you want to see go on resale, and which characters you want to see figures of in the future! Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that all the most voted products will be put on resale or made into products, but there is always a possibility – so feel free to add your opinion!

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These buttons are the resale buttons!

They are divided into three categories – Nendoroid, figma and scale figures. All the products released up until 2012/04/10 (with the exception of Cheerful JAPAN! and limited edition products) will be available for you to vote on.

For example, just select the ‘Nendoroid Series Resale Button’, and then all the Nendoroids will pop up for you to select which one you want.

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| ∪    (__人__)  J | ________
\  u   `⌒´   / | |          |
ノ           \ | |          |

You can select up to five products that you want to see rereleased!

Of course you can also select beneath five if there are only one or two figures you want to go on resale. You can only vote once though, so be careful with your vote!

Once you’ve made your selection, head to the bottom of the page and press the ‘Select These Products’ button. (上記内容で送信する)

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Then the top 20 products will be displayed!

These results will be updated in real time, so those who have voted or those that just want to see the results can simply click the ‘See Results without Voting’ button (回答せずに結果を見る), where you’ll be able to take a look at the up to date results.

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The button on the top right is the ‘New Product Request’ button! (商品化希望アンケート)

You need to fill in:
‘Series Name’ (作品名) : ‘Character Name’ (キャラクター名) : ‘Product Genre’ (ジャンル).
For example…

Inu x Boku SS : Ririchiyo Shirakiin : Nendoroid
Fate/Zero : Ryuunosuke Uryuu : figma
KAITO : KAITO : Scale Figure
Good Smile Udon : Gumako : Plushie

Just input your own requests like the examples above!
Please be sure to input everything in correctly!

The deadline is the 1st May at 12:00 PM (JST)!

Please send in all your requests!!

http://partner.goodsmile.info/sousenkyo/index_nendoroid.php

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    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
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    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
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  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Finally I’d like to reiterate that there is no guarantee we can put the top figures on resale or make figures out of the most requested new products.

There are a number of reasons that could cause this, so I’m just pointing it out ahead of time… of course we will do whatever we can to get the most popular products back into production, so we look forward to seeing what you request!


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

There are only 21 days left until Good Smile turns 11, and so today I’m going to take a look at a very old Nendoroid!

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Released in February 2008:

Nendoroid Joy Max!

At WonFes 2008, Nitroplus’ public relations mascot got the Nendoroid treatment!! Looking back on it now I can still hardly believe it… It was also the first Nendoroid to ever have realistic hair… an interesting challenge for the production team. :P

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This is how the packaging looked!

So much more simple when compared to the packaging of today’s Nendoroids… she came with three optional parts – a microphone, comb and fluffy pink accessory!

She cost 3000JPY back then… at the moment you get so much more for the same price. ^^;


Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
(C) 2007 Nitroplus

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