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Today is the monthly morning meeting!

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The Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Contest #1!

All the wonderful creations that the staff came up with! The winners will be announced during the morning meeting! It’s nice to be rewarded for your hard work! All the comments I received via twitter I will pass along to those who made each model!

Anyway, today we’ll be continuing this corner once again! (`・ω・´)

Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!

(゚д゚) Letters asking about changes to products are quite hard for me to reply to… but I do pass the info onto the design team!(゚д゚) If there is a problem with your product, please email the Good Smile Support Team at: support@goodsmile.jp

(゚д゚) If you want to let me know something without me talking about it on the blog, just let me know in the mail and I’ll be happy to keep it quiet!

Please note that whatever I write in this section isn’t official – it’s just my thoughts on matters! If you’re only looking for official news, you might want to dodge this post!

Today we’ll be taking a look at everyone’s lovely photos!



I’m always reading your blog, really enjoying the figure reviews and cherry blossom photos! My figma Sayaka Miki recently arrived so I took some photos of her with one of my other models. She comes with so many weapons and is a blast to play around with! I can’t wait for my Nendoroid to arrive as well!

   - Lilisia

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Absolutely stunning!!

The fabric cape really gives a lovely dynamic feeling to the photos – she looks like she is about to jump into the real world! The pictures really make her look like she is in an epic battle -  with just these two frames I can imagine an entire story behind Sayaka’s battle!

Not to mention how incredible the pictures themselves look as a whole! Thank you for sending them through to me!!


Good Smile Boxes!

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The Square-chan with a bomb on his head!

This isn’t a Good Smile product, but it was released just the other day!

Gakkun from the production team bought one so I’ve had a look at it myself, and it was so adorable that I regret not getting one myself. They say that you should rather regret buying something than not buying something – I think that becomes very true in the case of hobby goods!



I’m always looking at the lovely quality photos of figures on your blog, so I decided I’d have to send mine through for you to take a look at as well.

The room in the photo is a diorama made from wood that I made last year during summer vacation, inspired by the K-ON figmas. It was my first time working with wood, so the walls didn’t really match up neatly and it was very much a trial-and-error project. The wiring for the lights was particularly difficult to get right.

   - Giniro no Nanashi

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It’s perfect…!!

I’ve had other dioramas of the K-ON clubroom sent in before, but I don’t think they have ever been in such amazing detail! Even the lights are working!!

It also looks like it is the perfect size for the figma characters! Everything must be so small!! I can really feel the love and effort you put into it, thank you for sending the photos through for me to enjoy as well!



I’ve attached some photos of Miku based on my favorite Miku song, World is Mine! (*´ω`)

I hope we’ll see more and more Miku and Nendoroids!!

   - Sayuu

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Another perfect figure rendition!!

You really captured the spirit of the song into the photo nicely! Plus the contrast between the two photos is lovely!

I think you’ve also added in some custom paint work? It’s lovely that the changes don’t throw off from the effect of the photos at all!


Hello Mikatan! It’s a pleasure to meet you!  This is my very first mail, so I’m super nervous!

I had my friend take some pictures of my adorable Miku-san! ♪ In front of her you can see some delicious ham cutlets, and in the back you can see my senior!

I don’t have an actual camera of my own, but I definitely want to get one soon! I don’t really have the money, but if it’s for my Nendoroids then maybe I can splurge! I want to be able to take lovely photos like you do!! (*^_^*)

   - Shia

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A lovely slice-of-life photo!

As I’ve mentioned before, I love photos that are taken in everyday situations like this! Some how the figures always look really exited in photos like these! ^^

The relaxed lighting also makes for a lovely effect. When you get your camera be sure to make lots of memories with all sorts of photos like this one!!  (*・ω・*)



The other day I went to Tokugawa Gardens in Nagoya to take some photos of the pum trees, so I thought I’d send some to you. It’s been rather cold this year, so there were still quite a few unflowered buds which was a little bit disappointing, but I still think it is a photo that captures the start of Spring quite nicely! (`・ω・´)

   - Luka

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Yozora enjoying non-imaginary blossoms!

You don’t have to imagine the lovely blossoms like you do for your friends! Don’t worry Yozora!! That smile on her face is lovely!!

We’re heading into the rainy season now, but seeing a photo like this really shows how different each of the seasons are here in Japan – it’s lovely!


I had the day off work today, so I went down to Kyoto where the cherry blossoms were still in bloom for some photos!

It was very crowded which made it quite difficult to get a good picture, but in the end I had a lot of fun and ended up with some alright pictures. On the way home I grabbed some lunch on Shijou Street and then headed back home.

   - Nankoku Inu Chappii

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The drooping cherry blossom branches are lovely!

I’ve been wanting to go to Kyoto for the cherry blossom season for some time now. I often end up going to Osaka, and next year I’m definitely going to take some Nendoroids along for some photos like this one!



从QQ邮箱发来的超大附件

   - Anonymous

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A letter from China!!

A lovely picture of Yuyuko laughing up with the cherry blossoms! It’s amazing how well the pink blossoms suit Touhou characters!

Apparently the message above means that the mail was sent successfully by a mail service called ‘QQ’!



The warm days of Spring have finally arrived!

Everyone thinks of the cherry blossoms during Spring, but don’t forget about the plum-tree blossoms!! They are just as beautiful!

   - TATI

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Girls enjoying the Spring!

What a lovely clear blue sky, along with two adorable Nendoroids and beautiful blossoms! I love photos of girls eating, it makes them look so defenseless! :P



The warm weather has arrived, it’s time to head out with a camera and take some pictures of the cherry blossoms! These may look like fairies, but they are certainly no illusion!

Title: “Resting Together”

   - Takuan

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No comment!!

 


My Cheerful Luka arrived and I was so happy with her I had to send a mail to you! I expected her to come with only a single fringe part that you would exchange between the two hairdos, but she came with two complete hair sets!!

I decided that Luka would try on Kaito’s outfit and both the Lukas could cheer together! Thanks GSC and thank you Mikatan!

   - Dorayaki

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Luka in Kaito’s outfit and a ponytail!

She is absolutely adorable!! The team worked very hard on the new optional parts for the Cheerful Vocaloid products, so if you enjoyed them then we couldn’t be happier! (`・ω・´) I also love the headdress on Octo-Luka!!



Always remember to take Nendoroids with you when traveling! I went to Germany with mu Nendoroid Miku!In the background you can see the river Rhine and the Speyer Cathedral World Heritage Site!

   - Saikoatakku

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Always take Nendoroids when traveling!

A picture of the scenery alone is great, but add in your favorite figure and it really becomes a picture to remember!! I also personally think that it becomes easier to remember! I hope to visit Germany again myself one day!



I just bought Nendoroid Shuukan Hajimete no Miku Hatsune! My main inspiration for the purchase was the kicking pose and face that you introduced on your blog!

The only flying kick pose I could think of was on-chan from ‘Douyoubi Dou Shiyou’, so I made a pose of Miku flying kicking him! Getting the position and angle of the Nendoroid was a little tricky – I’ve attached the photo for you!

   - Nagatsuki

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“Hi-yaa!”

I can just picture her shouting that in my mind! ^^

I’m glad you’re enjoying her! (I feel a bit bad for on-chan, though) Shuukan Miku-san has her lower and upper arms separated as different parts, making action poses like this very easy to make!


Ever since Project mirai was released I have been playing it religiously, and my favorite from the game is ‘Piano Girl’, so I tried to make a figure of her!

I’d love to get hold of the diorama of the room from the opening. I hope it’ll be released!

   - Tono

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“I am a Piano Girl~♪”

She is so cute!!! I also love the outfit from the piano girl song, so it is great to see it in Nendoroid size! The scenery and little piano also help recreate the atmosphere perfectly! I can understand why you want a diorama by looking at this picture!!



I’m yet another blog reader who has always dreamed about becoming a sculptor and working at Good Smile Company.  Even if I can’t become a professional, I at least want to play around with sculpting as a hobby. If I keep at it, maybe one day my dream will come true! I’ll keep trying as best I can!

As proof of my determination, I’ve attached a photo of some sculpting that I started doing yesterday. I’m trying to make a Nendoroid Saber Lion Petite Ver.! I had quite a bit of trouble with the the neck and hair, and the paint kept peeling off… but I kept at it as best I could! I’ll do my best to beat all the other blog readers that send in similar photos! :P

   - Nyanyako

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Very nice! You’re getting it!!

That is very, very cute! You’ve even for the rounded stomach of Saber Lion coming out nicely!! It’s always harder to keep doing something than it is just to start something, but I’m certain you will be able to keep at it and reach your dream! Everybody has to start somewhere!!

I look forward to the complete product!!  (・∀・)ノ *・゜゚・*:.。.:*・゜゚・*:.。.:*・゜



At the Good Smile Booth at Summer WonFes 2011 there was a board about Good Smile Company Shanghai that featured an illustration of Princess Knight Miku. She was so cute that I had to try and make a Nendoroid version of her for myself – she is finished now, so I thought I’d send you a photo.

   - NaHN/Monban

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Thank you!!

I’m sure the Shangai staff will also be very happy to see this! As a scale figure she is sure to take up a large amount of space, but even as a Nendoroid that seems true. The colors you have chosen are also spectacular! I kind of hope to see this turned into a product! :P



That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!

I read through every single one of them, and 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, whether or not you think June is rainy season… no matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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


- Good Smile Shanghai Diary #6 -

Nihao everyone! It’s Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai.

To tell the truth, I can’t speak Chinese myself. Well at least, I can only speak just enough to get by here in China, and I really want to improve my Chinese so that I can better communicate with customers at events!

So I’m studying each and everyday!

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However, there are obviously lots of words that are commonly used in the figure industry that you’ll never find in a textbook like this. Today I’ll be taking a look at some of these words for everyone, as it’ll be of use to my studies as well!

・动漫 (Dòngmàn) -> A general term for things like anime and manga.
This word takes the start of the word for anime which is ‘dònghuà’ and the start of the word for manga which is ‘mànhuà’ and puts them together to form a more general term, ‘dòngmàn’.

・手办 (Shǒubàn) -> Figure
If you translate this directly, it means something like ‘Handle with your hands’. It was originally a term used mostly for garage kits, but has come to mean all figures now.

These are definitely two words that I’ve had to use a lot recently! But there are many more interesting words which I may introduce in the future!

Anyway, míngtiān jiàn! (See you tomorrow!).


Repeat after me! “Dongman”, “Shouban”!!
Hopefully I’ll be able to remember these as well now!! (`・ω・´)

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

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Continuing on from yesterday’s post…

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Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!

A quick rather sudden announcement, but I’ll be heading to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia this week! I’ll be watching over a booth at an event that Good Smile will be running.

I’ll sure I’ll be taking a few prototypes which I’ll have to put together at the event… without breaking them… and without a sculptor to fix them when they break means this becomes a very important task!! :P

(゚д゚) Letters asking about changes to products are quite hard for me to reply to… but I do pass the info onto the design team!

(゚д゚) If there is a problem with your product, please email the Good Smile Support Team at: support@goodsmile.jp

(゚д゚) If you want to let me know something without me talking about it on the blog, just let me know in the mail and I’ll be happy to keep it quiet!

Please note that whatever I write in this section isn’t official – it’s just my thoughts on matters! If you’re only looking for official news, you might want to dodge this post!

Alright, let’s get started!! (・∀・)ノ


Thanks for all the hard work you do! My name is Sanpachi and this is my very first mail to you.

Did you manage to see the recent solar eclipse? I manged to get a photo of Octo-Luka together tith the solar eclipse! I thought it looked wonderful, so I decided to send it through!

Thanks for making Nendo Petite Octo-Luka!

   - Sanpachi

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Sanpachi? Octo-Luka’s creator!?

What an absolutely stunning photo! I love it when anyone loves our figures, but when the creator himself praises a figure then I really feel proud! Thank you!



Puella Magi Collection~!

   - Kn.

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A self-made Walpurgis Night!

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Aigis looking a little down.

   - Anonymous

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A beautiful picture!!

The water-like surface she is lying on with the high contrast gives a very mysterious effect!! You sent in a number of photos that were all really stunning, but in the end I had to settle on one so it had to be this one.



I’m a fellow girl who has recently dived into the world of Nendoroids!
Miku was feeling all alone, so Nagato came to keep her company and they had a little party!

When I was young I used to play with Licca-chan dolls all the time, it seems it developed into this now! I love playing with all the little extra parts and collecting small props for them!

   - Muumofu

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I wish I was there with them!!

The picture really brings across a feeling of fun and enjoyment! I also love collecting small props like these for Nendoroids! I think it’s one of the funnest things you can do with them! They really help build up an atmosphere for the Nendoroids to live in!


Just recently Nendoroid Yune found her way to my home. The Japanese clothes look so lovely on her!

Of course, we have already seen Yune in her kimono from your review on the blog, so I decided to switch characters but keep the kimono for my photo. I hope you enjoy it.

   - free-p

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That sideways glance is so sexy!!

The Cherry Blossom specials that were on the blog not too long ago featured a lot of Nendoroids wearing Yune’s kimono It doesn’t matter if it’s a real person or a figure – a kimono is always a lovely sight! (*゚∀゚)=3



I really loved this picture I took, so I decided to send it through to you. ♪

As an apology for not taking a cherry blossom photo with Kud, I decided to take a photo with a Kamakura special, Iwata Coffee Pancakes!
I’m not entirely certain if she is happy or worried though. ^^;

   - Tia

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She looks super happy to me!

The pancakes from Iwata Coffee have always looked so incredible, I’ve always wanted to try them! How could Kud not be exited with some of those huge pancakes right beside her!! Delicious food combined with adorable figures makes for a wonderful photo!!



Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary! The very first Good Smile Figure I ever bought was Miina Miyafuji from Please
Twins.

Ever since then I have been buying countless GSC figures, with mt best series definitely being the Nendoroid series. I hope you will continue to bring more and more wonderful figures to us! I’ve included a photo of my complete Nendoroid collection, they take up two display cases by themselves!

   - YASU

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A complete Nendoroid collection?!

I can even see the Giant Neko-Arc and Giant Neko-Arc Chaos!! ((( ;゚Д゚))))

I think you might even have a more complete set of Nendoroids than the GSC storehouse has!! Thank you so much for loving the Nendoroid series so much, and I hope you continue to enjoy collecting them in the future!



I wrote ‘GSC Udon’ on the bowl with a permanent marker! I love reading your blog every weekday!! (`・ω・´)

P.S : Rice and anko go well together!

   - Anonymous

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I can’t imagine they go very well together. ^^;

Although I guess you do get treats like ohagi!

But anyway, I love the GSC Udon rice-bowl! I thought it was a decal at first – you must be very skilled with a permanent marker. :P



Nice to meet you Mikatan! I love reading your blog!

There were a load of Forsythia flowering all about, so I decided to take a picture of them together with Ren! He looks a little embarrassed. ^^

   - Anonymous

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What an angelic smile!

The wet hair and the embarrassed expression really make for an adorable picture! Plus the Japanese word for Forsythia is ‘Rengyuu’, which suits ‘Ren’ perfectly – even the colors match up nicely!



I’m so glad that Nendoroid Yukimura Sanada was released!
I also tried the new stand for Masamune Date and it is great! It’s so much easier to pose him for photos now! Thanks!!

Ever since Masamune was announced, I’ve been waiting and waiting for more from the series, but I couldn’t wait any longer so I decided to make my own Sasuke Sarutobi! I’ve ended up with 6 customized Nendoroids now!

   - Mayu

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I can really feel the love!!

Did you remodel the body off a different body? It looks completely different to any body I’ve seen before!! I’m really interested in knowing what you used to make them! (`・ω・´)



The other day I went down to Sendai together with a cheerful Masamune Date. One year ago it was covered in a wave of depression, but now the station is almost completely back to normal. The further you head from the central part of the city, the more you can still find the remains of the earthquake.

I think it is really wonderful that you put together the Cheerful JAPAN! project amongst all the trouble to help out those in need. The Cheerful JAPAN project may have come to an end now, but I’m sure you’ll still continue to support those who need it in the future!

   - Chiyo

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Everyone should feel better with Masmune cheering them on!

It’s been over a year since the disaster, and there are still lots of things that need to be fixed up. The Cheerful JAPAN! project has indeed come to an end, but we still intend to continue to help relief efforts in any way possible in the future.



I love reading your blog each and every weekday!
For about a year now, I’ve been in love with Good Smile Company.

Before then, I just thought Nendoroids were a cute brand, and after seeing Azunyan I’d grab her just because she looked cute.

Then, the disaster hit Japan….

My home was in Sendai, but luckily my family were all safe after the disaster. My brother-in-law’s car was washed away by the tsunami, but at least it was just his car. Our home was partially destroyed, but fortunately it was still alright to live in. I was away from my family at the time having just transferred, and was unable to contact anyone for some time – and hearing some of the stories simply made me more and more worried.

Soon after however I was able to get in contact with them, and found they were all safe and sound. It was then that I saw the ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ project on Mikatan Blog.

I thought it was a wonderful idea and thought I’d participate, when I came across a bit of information that really pulled at my heart, it read: “Those in the disaster area who may need to change addresses are welcome to contact us at a later stage to organize delivery.”. I couldn’t believe how wonderful the project was already, but even so you were willing to go out of your way to address those that were in the affected areas.  It was at that point, holding on to those feelings that I really come to love Good Smile Company.

Thank you for your continued great work even through times of trouble!

To whoever came up with the idea for the Cheerful JAPAN! project, to everyone who went along with the idea, to everyone who agreed to run the project and to the person who thought to think of those who were having a hard time in the disaster areas  – Good Smile Company is a company made up of such a wonderful group of people that continue to work their best and help out others in the face of disaster. I’ve come to love everyone at Good Smile Company!

I think you have an absolutely incredible company, and I hope you’ll continue to be the wonderful company that you are!
I’ll be supporting you along the way!!  ヾ(´ω`=´∀`)ノ

   - #1 Fan (´∀`)

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Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary!
Our company has only been working with you for a short three years, but I know that our relationship will only continue to grow from here on out!

   - Anonymous

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Thank you for all the lovely comments!!

Good Smile has got through its first ten years thanks to all the support, and we’ll be heading into out 11th and many more thanks to all of you! Reading all these lovely comments really makes me feel like I should try harder and harder everyday to make sure not to betray anyone’s expectations!

There are no words to describe how much all the support means to us – thank you all so much! We’ll continue to strive to be the best!


I went to visit the Akiba GSC Tetsujin Cafe the other day!

I grabbed something off the Milky Holmes menu, which was so cute that I decided to to try and make it out of clay!

   - sakuha

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It’s perfect!!

Thanks for stopping by the cafe! I’m glad to see you liked it enough to even recreate it for you figures!!

I think you should give some to Mayushii as well, she looks like she wants some.



“Farewell, until we meet again”

I made this after I saw the news that the old GSC cafe was closing. I’m sad to see it leave, but I’m sure it will be revived in another form somewhere down the line.

   - Mory

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A big thank you to everyone who ever came to visit the original Good Smile Cafe!

As of yesterday, the cafe has officially closed for business. There were loads of customers up until the very last day, so let me make use of this blog to send out a big thank you from all the staff at the cafe to anyone who ever visited the cafe!

The cafe has had all sorts of themes since it opened, and I hope at least some of those themes were enjoyable for everyone who came to visit. The Matsudo cafe is closed, but don’t forget that the Akihabara GSC Tetsujin Cafe is still open and will have many more interesting themes and menus for you to enjoy!

If you haven’t been to the Akihabara cafe, be sure to stop by some time!



That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!

I read through every single one of them, and 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, your thoughts about the upcoming WonFes… no matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

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


There will be a live broadcast tonight at 20:00!

goodsmile company Mikatan's Blog English Version

- WonHobby News Watch -
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv94935749

The forth episode will be broadcast from the closed GSC Cafe in Matsudo! We’ll be taking a look at lots of interesting things including introducing new products and the figma posing championships! Timeshift will also be available!


Good Smile Shanghai Diary #4

Nihao everyone! It’s Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai.

We keep constant communication with Japan through email, phone and Skype. We have Skype meetings with video to ensure we can having face-to-face conversations – even if we are countries apart. Plus having the video is vital to check the progress of sculpting work.

Yep! Good Smile Shangai has it’s very own sculptors!
Let’s take a look at what’s going on today…

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To the right we have a sculptor, kiking-kun. On his left is Ryuu-san, head of translations and on her left is Usagi-kun, another sculptor.

The sculpting is done in front of the web camera, with directions coming directly from Japan when needed. The meetings are done every day to keep progress of the sculpting and work slowly through the sculpting progress. They are both working very hard with their sculpting, so I think you can look forward to the work they’ll be bringing out soon!

Anyway, Xià xīngqí jiàn! (See you next week!)


kiking-kun, Ryuu-chan and Usagi-kun!

They are all such lovely people!! The first time I met them they were really kind to me, even though I was being really shy…

I hope we can meet again soon!! (´∀`)
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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June starts tomorrow!!

Meaning there are only 59 days to WonFes!!

I feel like I’ve written something like this many times before… but once again it feels like Winter WonFes was just the other day… I need to find out where all my time has disappeared to!

Anyway, today we’ll be running this corner once again! (`・ω・´)

Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!


(゚д゚)
Letters asking about changes to products are quite hard for me to reply to… but I do pass the info onto the design team!

(゚д゚)
If there is a problem with your product, please email the Good Smile Support Team at
: support@goodsmile.jp
(゚д゚)
If you want to let me know something without me talking about it on the blog, just let me know in the mail and I’ll be happy to keep it quiet!

Please note that whatever I write in this section isn’t official – it’s just my thoughts on matters! If you’re only looking for official news, you might want to dodge this post!

Alright, let’s get started!! (・∀・)ノ



I saw the ‘Nendoroid Complete File’ book has been announced, but I’m not sure what to expect from it. Can you take a look at it on your blog?
   - Nekogusa

The Nendo album goes on sale on the 22nd June!

Details can be found on Hobby Japan or the Good Smile site, so take a look!

Nendoroid Complete File
http://www.goodsmile.info/product/en/3494/

The Nendoroid Complete File is the first ever Nendoroid official album! You’ll know everything there is to know about Nendoroids after reading it… probably!

A fully posable Saber-san is also included with the album, which I hope to do a review of around the release day! (`・ω・´)



Thank you for releasing the UtaPri Nendo Petites! The quality looks incredible as I’ve come to expect from GSC. The Princes look perfect!
    – Miotsukushi

A question regarding the UtaPri Nendo Petites – how exactly will they be sold? Will they be sold like the Madoka Nendos, or more like the Angel Beats Nendos in sets of three? I need to figure out my funding and need to know how much to put aside for them!!
    – Anonymous

So much mail about Uta☆Pri!!

I love seeing the female fans so exited about an upcoming release! I uploaded a picture of them to twitter a while back and got a ton of retweets!

As for the question, they will come in a box of 12!
(Just like the Nendo Petite Madoka Figures!)



Congratulations on making Nendo Petites from the Tales series! I’ve been waiting for them for ages, so I couldn’t be happier! I hope to see full size Nendoroids and scale figures coming up as well! :P
    – Anonymous

Thank you so much for making Tales Series Nendoroid Petites!! I’m a huge fan of the Tales series, so I can’t wait!

My favorite character must be Reid from Tales of Eternia, will he be included in the set? Although in the end I’m fine with pretty much any characters, I’m really looking forward to seeing the line-up! I hope an announcement will be coming up soon!
   - Anonymous

The line-up…

Will be announced this week!

Tales of Festival 2012 Information: (Japanese)
http://www.goodsmile.info/post/ja/3412/

The Tales of Festival 2012 will be held this weekend, and the Nendoroid Petite series will all be lined up for everyone to see! You’ll have to wait and see which characters will be there!!



I’ve been hooked on Fate/Zero and been buying all the original novels, goods, books and figures I can find… but I can’t find the lovely Saber in blue and white armor that wasn’t seen that much in Fate/Zero. I’m hoping that you can promise me a rerelease of ~Triumphant Excalibur~!
    – Kuchi o Tsutsumanai Zasshu

Excalibur!!

She was just announced for rerelease, so you can order your’s now!! ヽ(・∀・)ノ



Ever since I saw the non-colored prototype for the Princess of the Crystal I’ve been so exited thinking about what she will look like colored, that I haven’t been able to sleep! I hope we get the chance to see the painted version soon!!
    – Anonymous

She is also now up for preorder!

Not to mention that she comes complete with all three lovely penguins! You can find the prototype review over here:
http://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/nendoroid-princess-of-the-crystal/

The 1/8th scale version of the Princess of the Crystal is also on her way, and she will be announced soon! I’ll be grabbing the prototype to take a look at on the blog as well, so look forward to her!



A Nendoroid I bought some time ago seems to be becoming looser around the hips and shaking a lot. Is there some way to fix this?
    – Anonymous

I’ve always been very careful with my figures, but a little while ago I damaged one of my figures through my own carelessness. I’m afriad tha if I try to repair it myself, I’m just going to end up damaging it more.  It was quite a special figure to me, so it’s really been eating at me… It was a figure sold over a year ago from Good Smile Company, is it still possible to get a hold of replacement parts in some way?
    – Anonymous

Read through these posts relating to parts repair!

DIY Figure Repairs Part 1: Broken Joints
DIY Figure Repairs Part 2: Reinforcing Joints
DIY Figure Repairs Part 3: Scuffed Paint


Unfortuntely we can no longer supply replacement parts for figures that are over a year old… In Part 2 of the posts above, I show a way of reinforcing joints by making them thicker. Give it a go and perhaps you can repair the figure to be as good as new all by yourself!



Hello Mikatan!
I work part-time jobs every day and collect up money which I manage to get by on just fine. I’m not exactly free to spend whenever I want, but at the same time I always want to buy figures! :P

Recently I’ve begun cutting down on my food costs. While everyone else eats the campus lunches, I bring along a small lunch for myself instead!

This is the lunch I made the other day. All my friends we’re saying things like ‘how simple’, or ‘what the heck is that’, and my parents were going on about ‘It makes it look like we don’t provide for you at all!’. Lunch was complete for me with just some rice and a tomato! What do you have for lunch, Mikatan?
    – Curry Udon

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Make sure you’re eating properly!!

If you don’t keep a good balance of nutrients your skin will end up rough!!

I’m afraid that in order to get a few minutes of extra sleep in, I never make myself a lunch before heading to work. Most of the time I eat lunch out! Will you make me lunch sometime? (just kidding :P)



I saw that my favorite Vocaloid Character, Luka is getting the scale figure treatment. I’ve been looking forward to her ever since I saw the report on HJ, and I’m so glad with the way she has come out. I can’t wait for her to be released.

I personally love figures that make use of clear parts, so the way Luka has been made is perfect! I can’t wait!
    – Tako-Luka

I’m glad you like her! Thanks for the comments!

As expected from Max Factory, it really is a stunning figure – I really enjoyed photographing her! The gradient and sculpting of her hair is an absolute work of art! You’ll be able to grab her soon!


I recently saw Sakura Miku on your blog as well as at the GSC Cafe. She was so adorable and the colors were stunning, I couldn’t help but fall in love with her. I really wanted to take the prototype version from the cafe home with me. ^^;

Awhile a go I sent a mail asking for a standard sized Nendoroid of Sakura Miku, and I knew I could trust that Good Smile Company would release her sooner or later! I can’t wait!
    – Oyaji

Will Sakura Miku be available for purchase from overseas?
Thanks for always making more and more adorable Nendoroids!
    – Tokiko

We are currently working on optional parts for Sakura Miku!

She’ll be available for preorder shortly. The sales method that will be used to sell her is still being negotiated with Crypton, but as soon as we have a definite answer I’ll be sure to let everyone know!



I bought some K-ON! Nendoroid Petites, but it seems I picked up some bootleg versions… the eyes and area around the neck of the school uniform versions made it obvious that it was not the work of GSC. All the parts that are normally separated were all placed in a single bad, and the plastic in-between parts like the hair and skirt was nowhere to be found.

I can’t stand bootlegs! I hope this report helps in some way…
    – Cheru

Thanks for letting us know!

Thank you for including pictures as well! We upload images to the GSC website to help our customers tell the difference between bootlegs and authentic figures.

But sometimes it is difficult to tell the bootlegs from the originals… if you find a bootleg please contact the international team or myself with whatever information you can. I can’t stand it when people give GSC a bad name with poor imitations!

legal@goodsmile.jp
mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp



The other day I picked up figma Mami-san, but both of her legs were left legs! ;_; I emailed support and got a right leg part sent to me, which arrived today! My Mami is now all better~

Thank you for the quick support! I look forward to more products in the future.
    – Anonymous

Thank you for the kind words!

At the same time, apologies for causing the problem in the first place! A lot of the work done in the mass production of figures is done by hand, so there can be certain times when parts are incorrectly placed – even though we take the utmost care to try and prevent it. I’ll send you kind words through to the support team – thank you!



I just voted in the GSC 10th Anniversary Rerelease and Product Request polls. I was so glad to see a project like this in place! I’ve managed to get hold of most of the figures I’ve wanted, but there are a few older products that have been very hard to get. I hope to see more similar projects in the future!
    – Skikoku

The results of the polls can be found here!

- GSC 10th Anniversary Rerelease and Product Request Polls -
http://goodsmile10th.jp/sousenkyo/answer2.html
The following products are already up for rerelease:

Nendoroid Flandre Scarlet
Nendoroid Sakuya Izayoi
figma Sayaka Miki
figma Kyouko Sakura
Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~


The rereleases of all of the above can be ordered now!

We are still taking a look at which other products can be put on resale based on the poll results. As soon as we’ve confirmed which are possible, we’ll let everyone know!



I really enjoyed watching the Nendoroid Sonico Time Trial! A great effort from all the sculptors that took part.
Working on something above what people normally expect brings a lot of excitement and appreciation from those who are watching.

    – Modoki Yachiyo

The Exciting 11-Hour Figure Making Trial!

It was quite a difficult project to take on, but it gave everyone a feel for how figures are sculpted! I was just as impressed with the sculptors as everyone else at the event was!! You can read up on the entire project with the following posts:
Nine Sculptors in an 11 Hour Figure Making Trial! (Sculpting – Part 1)

Nine Sculptors in an 11 Hour Figure Making Trial! (Sculpting – Part 2)

Nine Sculptors in an 11 Hour Figure Making Trial! (Duplication / Painting – Part 3)

Nine Sculptors in an 11 Hour Figure Making Trial! (Duplication / Painting – Part 4)


The brushed up Sonico-chan just finished taking orders!

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Nendoroid Super Sonico: Tiger Hoodie Ver.!

I hope everyone got their orders in!



That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!

I read through every single one of them, and 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, your thoughts about the upcoming WonFes… no matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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


Also, there will be a live broadcast tomorrow from 20:00!  (・ω・)ノ

goodsmile company Mikatan's Blog English Version

- WonHobby News Watch -
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv94935749

The forth episode will be broadcast from the closed GSC Cafe in Matsudo!  We’ll be taking a look at lots of interesting things including introducing new products and the figma posing championships! Timeshift will also be available!


Good Smile Shanghai Diary #4
Nihao everyone! My name is Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai.

Yesterday I briefly introduced everyone to Weibo, but just using the net to get products to people isn’t enough, so we had to establish somewhere that Chinese customers can come by to take a look at the products as well!

We are making arrangements to attend various events!
There are all sorts of events held in China all the time!

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The image above is from an event called Comic Fantasiata which was held on the 13th May. The photo was taken just after the end of a cosplay contest. Most of the cosplayers were characters from Japanese anime!

We are currently hoping to take part at the CCG EXPO which will take place in July this year. I hope to pass on the happenings of the event with everyone once it is over!


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

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Golden Week has come to an end!

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___(,,゚Д゚)__   ”Oh noez!
|  〃( つ つ   |     I forgot to reset my alarm clock!!”
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I’m sure there were quite a few people around Japan that did just that. :P I’ve done it myself a number of times…. (and ended up super late for work.)

But anyway, whether you had a great holiday or you worked through the week – May is here and we need to start working as hard as ever once again!

Today we’re going to be continuing with this corner!

Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner: Cherry Blossom Special #2!

The previous Cherry Blossom Special can be found over here!
http://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/kuroyagi-sans-letter-corner-cherry-blossom-special-1-number-61/


My very first attempt at sending a photo through to you! This year Spring was very short here in Shanghai, but I did get to see some beautiful cherry blossoms!

A couple were in full bloom at the nearby park, so I went and took some photos with Shinobu – replacing the donut with a flower! (*・ω・*)ノ

   - Shangai Nekoko

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I hope you’re still collecting cherry blossom photos! I took a photo of my own so I thought i’d send it through. (It’s a Gift product though, not Good Smile!) I hope you enjoy it!

   - Buchalati

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The cherry blossoms this year were so beautiful I just had to take Miku out to see them as well! It was my first attempt at photography so I wasn’t very confident, but I think it came out quite cute in the end, so I decided to send it through to you!

   - Saushingu

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Once again I’m really enjoying your cherry blossom special! I’m sure the photos get more beautiful every year!

I went out myself and decided to let Erio play in the cherry blossoms scattering the floor! I applied a soft filter to try recreate the atmosphere around Erio as well, what do you think?

   - D_yashi

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I came all the way from Nagoya to Tokyo to meet some Nendoroid friends! ♪ It was a load of fun, and I can’t wait to go again!

I also grabbed some pictures with Menma while I was there, she is so cute!!

   - Jyaiko

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My Miku and I went out to see the cherry blossoms! Looks like she was practicing hidden behind the blossoms, but I found her!

   - Yukan Ryoubo

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In the last photo corner there were so many photos of Millhi and Yune that I thought looked wonderful, so I decided to go out myself and take some photos.

What an adorable Princess she is! Both her and Harlan are a blast to play with!

   - Mahokona

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A photo from Yasukuni Shrine! Youmu suits the cherry blossoms so well… myon!

   - Junosora

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The cherry blossoms were amazingly beautiful around my neighborhood when I woke up this morning! I dashed out together with Gumako who found them so beautiful she even took a break from eating her favorite udon!

   - Suzu Akai

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Hello from Berlin! I’m going to try my hand at writing this mail in Japanese! I hope that it isn’t too late to send in some cherry blossom photos!

Today I went out with my friend and boyfriend to enjoy the cherry blossoms – it was my very first time doing so! Of course I took a Nendoroid along with me! The photos are taken at Berlin Teltow in an area that I have named the ‘TV Asahi Cherry Blossom Peace Road’! I was quite surprised when I brought the Nendoroid out, as some others around also took from photos of her!

   - jiejie

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I heard that one of my friends photos was placed up on Mikatan Blog and was really upset that he hadn’t told me that he was doing something that seemed so fun! I decided I had to take some pictures of some cherry blossoms and Miku for myself as well – I hope you enjoy them!

I knew I had to be quick otherwise the blossoms would all have fallen from the trees, so I dashed out in a slight drizzle to  grab a few photos… I wanted to take some more, but the rain started to pour down a lot harder after awhile, so I took some blossoms home with me and used them for a few more photos. I’ll be sure to send any interesting photos I take in the future though to you as well!

   - Anonymous

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I always carry Nendoroids around with me, but this time around I decided to take Sakura with for sakura (cherry blossom) photos!

The first day I came by for photos the blossoms had only half bloomed, so I came back a few days later but then the wind was too strong for a reliable photo… they all came out blurry! So I came back once again a few days later and finally got a photo! I went through quite a lot to get it in the end…

   - DANDE☆Lion

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This year the fully blooming blossoms were all knocked off their branches my the heavy rain that came around at the same time… I decided that photos would be impossible for this year and gave up. But a few days later I found a cherry blossom tree that still had some beautiful blossoms, so I managed to grab some photos after all!

Cherry blossoms are linked with fun times and drinking, and when it comes to drinking who is better than Suika! ^^ Here she is climbing up a tree looking rather drunk… perhaps not the safest place for her to be! Later on I looked up and found the blossoms here are in fact called bridegrooms, but Wikipedia said they were a type of cherry blossom, so I hope they will do!

   - Kuraki

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I wasn’t sure if I’d make it in time for part two of the cherry blossom special, but here is my entry anyway!

A photo taken at my neighborhood park together with Azunyan in her kimono!

   - Yomogi

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I saw the latest Kuroyaki Letter Corner with all the beautiful cherry blossoms, but they still had not bloomed near me… but now they finally have! … and then it started raining… (´・ω・`)

But even through the drizzle, I decided to take some photos! This year’s cherry blossoms are beautiful!

  - KUREHA

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I’m fairly certain Ohana would continue working throughout the Spring without ever taking some time to enjoy the cherry blossoms… but she would definitely be thinking she wants to go see them!

That was the scene I was trying to create with this photo! ^^

   - Magane Kirari

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Sorry it’s late! Here is my cherry blossom photo for this year! I didn’t get to take this picture last year, but I had to do it this year! A photo of my Haru-chan and the cherry blossoms in my local park!

   - Tsukintokkai Nanpyon

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I’ve been looking forward to the cherry blossoms all year, so I had to send one of my own through as well – I headed out with my camera and Precia to get some photos! Last year I used the cherry blossoms as a background, but this time I decided to take a photo with the blossoms up nice and close, so I went out with a stepladder to get nice and close!

In the end I think it was more about me taking photos of Priecia than it was me taking photos of the cherry blossoms and a figure. I guess this is what they call love!

   - Spin

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I live close by to an area that is quite famous for it’s cherry blossoms, so I had to go out and take some photos!

The photo shows off Haru-chan creating the very first cherry blossoms blooms of the season! I didn’t get to take a photo last year, so it feels like I’ve been waiting forever to take this picture!

   - Ander B

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From the 15th to the 19th April, I went on a trip to Shirakawagou, Yuwaku hot-springs, Kenroku Gardens and the Noto Peninsula, I took some shoddy photos along the way, so I thought I’d send them through for you to enjoy. The cherry blossoms around Shirakawagou and Yuwaku were not really blooming yet, but at the Kenroku Gardens and Noto Peninsula they were pretty much in full bloom and incredibly beautiful! I didn’t have the courage to bring my Nendoroids out in public as a tourist to the area, so I had to do it quietly when nobody else was around. ^^

I enjoyed looking through everyone else’s beautiful photos and learned a lot from them, and I’ll be sure to work on my pictures while enjoying my trips in the future!

   - Mokke

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In the Letter Corner on the 19th April you mentioned that ‘The bigger the images, the better!’, but what size and filesize is that exactly? Also, I zipped up multiple images together this time around, but I’m sure it’s best to not send too many through at once… I tried to shrink them down a bit myself, but what would be ideal when sending images through to you? I apologize if I sent something incorrectly through to you!

Mikatan:
Simply put, any image with a width larger than 515px is perfect, and you are welcome to send multiple pictures or just one!
If the image is below 3MB then I am certain it will reach me without any problems!

That said, you’re sending your stunning pictures through to the blog, so I’m never going to be picky! There are no rules at all! (Besides photos that make the figures or series look bad in some way, or go against public order in some way.) If you send picture through to me, I’ll always take a look at them with great excitement, so please send them through – whether they are from PC or cellphone, I’ll always be happy to see them!


Last year I went out in the afternoon with Kiririn to see the cherry blossoms, but this year I decided to go out for some nighttime viewing with Miku! Nightime photography is much harder than I expected…

   - Babystar

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I wasn’t able to go out to enjoy the cherry blosoms this year! (T_T)
But instead, my girlfriend became a cherry blossom herself!

   - YUY

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PHOTO BY CAYLIMPID7

   - CAYLIMPID7

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I had a little photo session in my local park with Menma!

It was my first attempt at outdoor figure photography and it was much harder than I expected, but to remember my attempt I got a nice picture of a confident looking Menma! The picture was taken on my cellphone, so I apologize for the quality – I also hope it did attach correctly…. ;_;

   - Mahiru

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A photo of me and Kaito enjoying the cherry blossoms!

   - Miso Caramel

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While I was being worked to death the cherry blossoms around my house had already bloomed and fallen to the ground. After the work I decided to go to Ikomayama and luckily the blossoms there were still blooming beautifully!

I wanted to have a little drinking party under the blossoms with MEIKO, but I was driving so I had to leave the drinking to her. I hope I can drink along with her next year!

   - Lyrical Majical

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That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end! I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to put in all the photos that were sent to me!

A big thanks to everyone who sent in mail!!

There were cherry blossom photos not only from Japan, but from fans all over the world as well! I already can’t wait to see next year’s photos! :P

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, if you’re suffering from May Fever 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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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!
 
 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

   - Mcharat

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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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March has begun!
 
Most of the time I generally spend my days either at home or in the office, but March often ends up as one of those months that I get out quite a lot. If you see me out and about know that I’m not really the social type, but if I’m called out for an event like this one, I’ll do my best to not disappoint!!  (`・ω・´)ゞ

BGC [Highscore Girl] Volume 1 Sales Event
#1 : Who is the strongest Street Fighter 2 Player?

2012/03/10 (Sat) from 14:00~
AKIHABARA GAMERS Main Store 8F

Attendees:

  • Rensuke Oshikiri (Highscore Girl, Derodero)
  • Kazuma Kondou (Eureka Seven, Deadman Wonderland)
  • Jigoku no Misawa (Kakkokawaii Sengen!)
  • Yuusuke Kozaki (Donuts, Karasuma Kyouko no Jikenbo)
  • Yuuki Kodama (Asobiba, BLOOD LAD)
  • Yuukou Osada (RUN day BURST)
  • Mikatan (GOOD SMILE COMPANY PR Agent)
  • Kajita Mafia (Game Writer)

http://www.square-enix.com/jp/magazine/biggangan/news_fairs/index.shtml#highscore_sign

I’m sure I’ll end up a complete nervous wreck on the day of the event… but anyway, for today we’ll be continuing this corner!

Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!

(゚д゚) Letters asking about changes to products are quite hard for me to reply to… but I do pass the info onto the design team!(゚д゚) If there is a problem with your product, please email the Good Smile Support Team at: support@goodsmile.jp

(゚д゚) If you want to let me know something without me talking about it on the blog, just let me know in the mail and I’ll be happy to keep it quiet!

Today we’ll be taking a look at everyone’s lovely photos!

Alright, let’s get started!! (・∀・)ノ


Hello, Mikatan! I love reading your blog! ♪ I wan never much of a figure lover, but I recently decided to pick up some figma figuers and took some photos (on my cellphone…) It was my first ever attempt, so it’s a bit amateurish, but it was great fun for me! I have no experience taking photos, so I hope they’re not too bad!

As you can see, I tried to build a figma arcade!

   - DAC

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I can’t believe how amazing this is!

There was even a layout map for the arcade included in the files that were sent to me! Everything is made so carefully, and the characters all seem to be having such a good time! It makes me wish I could jump into the arcade and join them all! I’m sure it must have been a lot of work to leave so much space available for photos as well… and it probably took ages to get all the figmas into their poses as well. Not to mention the poses are very well done!! (Their positioning as well!)

Thank you so much for sending this through, I really enjoyed it! As a side note I also really love the way Kaiji seems to fit in so well! :P


I was looking at the upcoming 3DS Project Mirai game, and Miku and the others looked so cute that I had to try and pose my own Nendoroids in the same way! My favorite song in the tracklist for the game is ‘Sing & Smile’, so I decided to pose my Nendoroids just as they looked in the game. I hope you enjoy it!

   - free-p

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Another amazing work of art!!

When I first saw the comparison I got goosebumps! It’s a perfect recreation with real Nendoroids! I feel like I’m going to break down in tears! :P

It’s so lovely to see how much people love the Nendoroids! I know that Miku and the others love it as well!


“You! You were watching!”
I finally got my hands on figma Sakuya, I was so happy I had to take a photo!

   - Kani Taichou

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It’s perfect!!

The way her face is hidden gives it such a powerful effect! How did you take this photo? It’s amazing!!


Today I went down to my local shop and saw Nendoroid Petite Madoka on sale. I bought a couple and luckily managed to get both Madoka and Homuhomu, so I took some photos! I much prefer buying singles and getting the rush of getting your favorite characters instead of just buying a complete box…

   - Luka

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So cute!! … I actually said that out loud to the monitor… :P

HomuHomu’s expression is perfect for the way she is staring at Madoka like that! Wondering what character you’re going to get is one of the best things about Nendoroid Petites in my opinion! I also get super exited while I’m opening the box and wondering who is going to be inside!!



I grabbed my Nendoroid Taiga Aisaka and just had to recreate the ‘Palmtop Tiger’! Unfortunately that meant I had to take the photo with one hand, which was shaking so it didn’t come out very nicely ^^; Thanks so much for turning one of my favorite characters into a Nendoroid!

   - Annon

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The Palmtop Tiger!! (*゚∀゚)=3

The way the sunlight is beaming onto the photo is very nice! I think it’s a lovely picture! Plus… I love the way she is looking up at you like that, it makes we want to hold her myself!


I can happily say that today, although a bit late, my Rin & Len Cheerful Ver. has arrived! I decided to play with them and really enjoyed seeing how much work went into the smaller details that you normally can’t see, like the ears! The two of them are now happily displayed on my desk together! I’ll take good care of them。

   - Toonomama

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They both look so happy!

There were many, many resale requests for Rin & Len, so I’m glad we were able to release them again and even include some lovely ‘cheerful’ extras! They look so carefree and exited… it really warms your heart just to look at them, doesn’t it!


I tried editing a photo for the very first time… but just a small edit! It’s a picture of the two Sabers.

  - Bunke

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Amazing! I’m jealous!

It’s a more solid version of Saber Alter with a feint image of the normal Saber standing behind her. A nice picture that compares the light to the dark! I also love the way that Alter is holding a sword, while the normal Saber is instead reaching out to us! I’m jealous that you can take such nice photos, let alone still edit them to make lovely effects like this!


Miku is becoming a housekeeper! I hope she cleans the house up for me…
She seems happy to help out right from the start… I just hope she doesn’t look out the window and see how messy the real room is! :P

   - Spoon

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Sylvanian Families playsets!

At least… I think it is a Sylvanian Families playset… I’m sorry if I’m wrong. :P I wish I had a Miku housekeeper to keep my house clean as well! She can also make some delicious food for me… and when she sees the house is messy she can get all angry and shout at me! (escape from reality :P)


Hi Mika-tan, this is the first time ever I had sent an email to you.
I had just received my Black Rock Shooter Beast yesterday and really like it. This is also the first figma that I had to pay a crazy amount of shipping fee :o Here is a picture that I took her with my Scale PVC Black Rock Shooter Animation ver.

   - Anonymous

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BRSB vs. BRS ! !

I’ve been getting lots of pictures from people overseas, and lots of them make great use of lighting and send in lovely photos like this one! The way the light is shining on BRSB’s blade so that you can just make it out is wonderful!!


Christmas has come along, so I thought I’d send in a seasonal photo! HomuHomu and Madoka are together this Christmas, so there is nothing to worry about! I also have to say that I love the way this year’s Snow Miku looks! I don’t any Miku figures at the moment, so I’ll be sure to grab that one!

   - Miso Caramel

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Sorry for missing this at Christmas time!

I received so many Christmas and New Year’s photos, but I just never get around to putting them up at the appropriate time… sorry! But this one was so cute that I had to put it up, even if it was late! (`・ω・´)ゞ It gives off a very nice Christmas feeling, and makes me feel all warm inside when I look at it!


The attached image is to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you’ll take a look. The sword at his hips is pointing to one of the most important parts of Christmas! (´∀`)

I really love playing around with Nendoroids at the moment! It’s so much fun! >< I’m always looking forward to seeing what Nendoroids are coming up next, so good luck with all your work!

   - Shiroyagi

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What an adorable idea!!!

It’s nice to see a mix of Christmas along with the very Japanese taste of Sengoku Basara! The sparkling effects also create a lovely atmosphere!


I read your blog pretty much every day! Thanks so much for writing so often! I’m also a girl that loves figures of cute girls, and I’m glad to know there is someone else who shares my happiness! I live in Sapporo, the Miku loving city, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to go any buy a Snow Miku at the event this year! …(ノД`)

I was frustrated, so I decided to make a huffed Snow Miku Chocolate! I’ll be watching the WonHobby Live while munching on this chocolate!

   - Yukona

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The expression is so perfect!

You can see all the fine little lines like around her eyes! Such small details!! On a figure, the expressions are definitely the hardest part to work with… I’m really impressed to see it done so well with chocolate!! If you ever make one again, please send it my way again!

I got a load of mail from female fans this time around. I’m sure there are a lot of people that wonder if they really ARE all girls, but I’m always very pleasantly surprised by the number of girls that come to chat with me at events! Plus most of them are really pretty! (Seriously!)


I went to the Sapporo Snow Festival the other day, and decided I had to send this photo I took while at the event. I hope you enjoy it!

   - Otouchan

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Snow Miku is so adorable!!

You’d normally expect photos in the snow to be filled with nothing buy a white or blue color, but the orange coming from the lamp contrasts so nicely! It’s beautiful! I wish I could escort Snow Miku through the snow myself…


I’ve noticed that Ririchiyo from Inu x Boku SS is really popular at the moment, so I decided to make my own Nendoroid Petite of her! She really looks cute no matter what size she is!

I’m looking forward to all of GSC’s upcoming products!

   - Jina Hong

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She is cute no matter what size!

It looks like you made her right from scratch as well! :O What would happen if you showed this figure to Riricho-sama?


As soon as I heard that a Gumako Nendoroid was going to be released, I decided this had to be done! The image I had of her only showed the left side, so I had to imagine the other sides for myself… The head is from Gumako, the body, hips and arms are from BGS and the legs are from Miku.

And there you have it, a Metal-Powered Gumako Nendoroid! ^^ I painted the eyes, but that part was very difficult…

   - Monban

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Metal Powered Gumako!!

She even has the striped panties!!!

This was the character drawn by huke for GSC’s 10th anniversary! She looks really great as a Nendoroid… maybe we should make an official one… ^^


That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!

Thanks to everyone who sent in mail!!
I read through every single one of them!

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, or anything else! No matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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(゚∀゚) Mikatan Mail
mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ

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March starts tomorrow!

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     :/ ..:::─:::::─ \:    ”Ever since WonFes ended I
   :/  ..:<●>:::<●> \:    came down with a fever, and I’ve only
   :|     (__人__)  |:    just managed to catch up on work…”
   :\     ` ⌒´   _/:   
   : ノ           \ : 

Time really flies… but at least now I have a little time to play New Love Plus and Nendoroid Generation!

The other day I was thinking of some kind of present to myself, but I really haven’t been able to think of anything. There isn’t really anything I really want… besides sleep and gaming time. :P Plus I have figures around me all the time, so getting a figure isn’t really an amazing present at the moment. What would you get yourself as a present?

But anyway, I’ll leave you wandering about that while we move into this corner!

Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!

(゚д゚) Letters asking about changes to products are quite hard for me to reply to… but I do pass the info onto the design team!

(゚д゚) If there is a problem with your product, please email the Good Smile Support Team at: support@goodsmile.jp

(゚д゚) If you want to let me know something without me talking about it on the blog, just let me know in the mail and I’ll be happy to keep it quiet!

Please note that whatever I write in this section isn’t official – it’s just my thoughts on matters! If you’re only looking for official news, you might want to dodge this post!

Alright, let’s get started!! (・∀・)ノ


I’m writing this in regard to the Milky Holmes Nendoroids.
The other day you introduced Nendoroid Nero on the blog, and when her hat was off, there was no hair sticking up!
Even the Nendoroid Petite has it, so the big Nendoroid should as well!

   - Anonymous

The Nero Yuzurizaki Nendoroid that was on Mikatan blog the other day didn’t have any hair sticking up when her hat was removed.
The figure looks amazing, and it would be a shame for her to not have the hair! (´;ω;`)

   - Uraneko

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The hair has been added!

The picture was taken in mid-production, but as you can see the hair has been added in! Plus it can also be attached to the ancestor’s hair part! Thanks for the heads up Nero fans, and sorry for the scare!


I watched the last WonHobby live broadcast, it was great! I’ve never been able to participate in WF myself, but I’m looking forward to going and investigating the booths in person at the next event.

I work in Akiba, but hadn’t been the the GSC Cafe there yet, so today (2/13) I went with my friend and had a Mega-sized QB Curry! We also got to take a look at all the things that were on display at WF! I even got to see my idol, Oda-P! And that Ultimate Madoka figure was just incredible…

I was very happy to see all the display figures transferred to the cafe the day after the huge event! I was so happy to be able to see them. Thank you

   - MOZU9

Thank you for the comments!

After the late live broadcast, there were still some staff members that went to work normally the next morning to get the prototypes on display… I really can’t compete with them… But there were lots of people who mentioned that they didn’t get a chance to see the figures on display due to the crowds, so we had to get them on display again for everyone to enjoy!

There was a load of mail about WonFes & the live broadcast!

I unfortunately don’t have the time to put them all up on the blog, but I’m really happy to receive them and I promise I read them all! Thank you all very much.


Hello Mikatan!
Thanks very much for the late night WonFes broadcast!

At WonFes I was able to try out some of the needle-nose pliers at the try-out corner.
I also tried out a number of other similar products, but the next day when I went down to the model store, I looked around a bit and settled on the GSR pliers.

I wanted to try them out again as soon as possible, so I got a few materials together and made a simple ring with them. I’ve worked with a lot of much more complex twists and turns and I can say for sure that the thin edge of these pliers and absolutely brilliant for small parts. The normal rough bits on the end on most pliers also are not on these, so there is no risk of leaving marks on metal. I’m so glad I decided on them!

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I would also normally make use of a pin set to pull the beads out of their case to work with them, but this time I was able to do it with just the pliers! I personally find them so easy to use, plus they are made in Niigata prefecture which is well known for it’s metalworking! I’m surprised to see the price was so great for such an amazing tool!

I hope you can pass on these comments to whoever is in charge of the GSR Tools!

   - Anonymous

The ever popular GSR Pliers!

The diagonal pliers in particular are in fact still suffering from a lack of stock! Sorry about that…  but we are currently producing a whole lot more, so please be patient just a little bit longer.

Thank you for sending through the little trinket you made using your GSR Pliers!! It looks very well made!! Seki-sama from the General Management section is also a huge fan of the GSR Pliers! (He built an entire Aegis ship!)


This WonFes there are so many figures I can’t wait to get my hands on, but the best were Nendoroid Gackpoid and GUMI!
I actually sent in a request for them in the past, so I was so happy to see them! Both of them don’t have many products related to them, so when I saw them as a part of my beloved Nendoroid series I couldn’t have been happier! (´;ω;`)

    -Tako-Luka

I’m so glad to hear there will be a Nendoroid Gackpoid!!
Not to mention there is also GUMI-chan, Alice from Touhou, Nano-chan and Hakase from Nichijou, a second set of Vocaloid Nendo Petites, a set of Nendo Petites for Uta no Prince-sama and of course Ultimate Madoka!!!  I’m going to explode from happiness!! Gackpoid and GUMI!! I knew I could trust you, Good Smile!

   - Anko

I’m so glad to see people like the products that debuted at WonFes!

The staff had been working hard for months to get everything ready for the event, but when we receive mail like this we know that it was all worth it! Personally I’m really looking forward to Gackpoid, GUMI and the Uta no Prince-sama Nendoroids!!


I love reading your blog whenever I get the chance! I always find new fun ways to play with my Nendoroids when I read the blog! ☆(^_^)☆
I wanted to ask, when will the scale figure of Inori Yuzuriha be released?
I hope you can tell me! I’ll be looking forward to your next article!

   - yopipapa

I think the Nendo & figma will be first!

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for the scale figure! But in the meantime I’ll do my best to write up some enjoyable articles for you!  (`・ω・´)ゞ


A quick question… are there any plans to release Kyouko as a part of the 1/8th scale Puella Magi Madoka Magica figure series?

I’m a huge fan of Kyouko, so I’d really like to see her join the rest of the girls! And yet another request… but I hope we’ll see some of the Persona 4 characters made into Nendoroids to display on my desk! :P I’ve always wanted to send some mail through to you after reading other’s mail, but never quite had the courage to do so… but this time around I finally managed to do it!

   - Yamazen

Hello! I’m a frequent reader of Mikatan Blog! I heard that you were a fan of Uta no Prince-sama and remembered discussing with my friend how there should really be Nendoroids from the series! I thought I’d take the initiative and email through our request for UtaPrince Nendoroids!

I hope to see the Nendoroids soon!

   - Anonymous 


You’re in luck!

These were also announced at WonFes!

The first P4 Nendoroid is Yukiko! Plus there are also figmas on the way, so I hope you’ll enjoy them as well! Those who want to see the figures on display at WonFes can see them over here:

- GSC Products -
http://twitpic.com/photos/gsc_mikatan

- Max Factory Products -
http://twitpic.com/photos/2tohei

- Other Company’s Products -
http://twitpic.com/photos/GSC_GUMA


I just saw the announcement of figma Samus Aran! It looks like she just jumped right out of the game!  I was thinking I had to grab her when suddenly I noticed… she’s from Nintendo!

That means you guys could make Link as well! I want a gallant figure of Link from Wind Waker!

And alongside the scale figure I also request a Nendoroid and figma! I hope you’ll consider it!

And also… when is the red Archer going to release…?

   - Suzuki

Yep! NINTENDO!!

Well, it’s not specifically a Wind Waker version, but figma Link is in the production process! I still can’t believe that we are making figures from Nintendo’s games! He’ll be coming up for preorder shortly, so look out for it!

I’ve also been waiting for Archer’s debut…. waiting, and waiting with no end in sight…


Straight onto my main question… what kind of stand does KAITO’s Cheerful version use? I personally think the first Nendoroid KAITO’s stand was a little unstable – I hope the Cheerful version uses a different stand.

I love reading your blog each and every day, and am cheering for Good Smile every day!

   - Anonymous

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He uses an arm-type stand!

This is one of the early samples sent though of the Cheerful ver.! Both his new outfit and the original outfit both make use of the arm stand. I can’t wait to play around with him some more!

Thanks for cheering us on! We’ll do our best to not disappoint!! (`・ω・´)ゞ


A quick mail from a first year high school student!
I’m aiming to become a sculptor in the future, what should I do at this point to help me get there?
And what should I be studying at the moment!?

   - Yuki-chan

It’s a steep hill to climb!!

I think the most important thing at this point is to be ready to put in lots of effort and resolve into reaching your goal. I might be a bit of a shut-in, but at the moment just practice fine work with your hands! There are also a couple of comments from sculptors in the past about this… I’ve collected them all here:

 - Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner #55 -
http://gscmikatan.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/kuroyagi-san%e2%80%99s-letter-corner-number-55/

- Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner #17 – (Japanese Only)
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10137297516.html

- Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner #6 – (Japanese Only)
http://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-10058817386.html


Hello Mikatan! ><
I’m a first year female student at high-school, and I’m worried about my future. I’m thinking about what course my life should take from here on, and I thought I’d ask you for your opinion on the matter.

Let me start with my question,
I’m interested in working in the figure production field, what departments exist at Good Smile Company which one could aim to work in? (for example sales, or planning departments)

I know I want to work in the figure world, and I really want to get a job at a figure company, but I need to know what options are available to me! I look forward to an answer!

   - Natsume

Hello! I love reading your blog every weekday! (`・ω・´)
I’m writing this mail in hopes that you can shed some light on this for me!

I’m a girl currently in high-school, and I’ve been interested in working for a figure company for some time. After reading Mikatan blog, that interest has changed into my dream.  I want to work for Good Smile Company in the future! But I think that if I mentioned this to my parents they wouldn’t react very well… so I thought I’d ask your opinion.

It’s still quite awhile till I’ll need to find work, but how much skill does one need to get a job at Good Smile Company? .(´・ω・`;) Sorry for all the questions, I’m sure you’re very busy, but I hope to see a response!

   - Saki

Currently the following departments exist at Good Smile!

Planning Department, Production Department, Manufacturing Department, Sales Department, General Affairs Department, Marketing Department (which includes the advertising team and the web team), New Business Department and GSR.

The work is filled with tough times and fun times! Good connections and good timing can help you get into any work if you put your heart into it.

My own personal answer to all those wanting to work here… always believe that there is something you are the very best at! Something like “If you’re looking for a logical solution, come to me”, “I can come up with more ideas than anyone”, “I can finish a coating faster than anyone else”, “I am the most loving person there is”, etc! It doesn’t matter what it is, the important thing is that you believe yourself to be the best! Don’t ever get down about it!

I hope the day comes where we can work side-by-side! (`・ω・´)ゞ


Louise! Louise! Louissssssse!!! Aaaah! Aaaah!!! Louise Louise Louise!!!!  Ahhh ….. sniff… sniff… What a lovely smell! I want to smell Louise Françoise’s beautiful pink hair! Aaah! No wait! I don’t want to smell it, I want to feel it!! Such smooth hair! Louise was so cute in the 12th volume of the novel! Aaaah!!! Aaaaaah! Plus the 4th season of the anime has jsut started! Aaah! Louise is so cute! Cute! SO CUTE! And even the 2nd volume of the manga has been released! ARRRGGG!! NYAAAN! GYAAAAN! Aaaaah!!!! But manga isn’t real?!… oh wait… neither is anime… or novels….

Does that mean Louise isn’t real?! Nooooooo!!! That’s impossible! It’s just impossible!! Just be quiet! I don’t need reality! Hang on a sec… that illustration of Louise… she’s looking at me! I swear she’s looking at me! And the Louise in the anime…. she just spoke to me! Hahahaha! There is still some hope for this world! Hahaha! Siesta! Henrietta! Tabatha!!! Ooooohhh! Bring me my Louise!!!

By the way, the 4th season of the anime has started now, so can we please have a resale of Louise?

   - Anonymous

She is going on resale!

A very entertaining message, I enjoyed it. ^^;

- Hobby Stock -
http://www.hobbystock.jp/item/view/hso-gcf-00000023


That brings this Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner to an end!

Thanks to everyone who sent in mail!!
I read through every single on of them!

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, your thoughts about the end of the year… no matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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       /      \
      /   ─    ─\    ”I won’t eat your mail!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

 
(゚∀゚) Mikatan Mail
mikatan-b@goodsmile.jp
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
Tomorrow we’ll be taking a look at some lovely photos sent in by readers!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ

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