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Nendoroid Erio Touwa

—– One day, in the GSC Offices…

Otanaka D. Satoru: “To become one with the planning team, you must first practice introducing products to others!”

Hirase: “…( ゜Д゜)?”

Otanaka D. Satoru: “You should try writing a Mikatan blog article!”

Hirase: “…(;゜Д゜)!?”

Otanaka D. Satoru: “Being a man is all about having courage to challenge the unknown!”

Hirase: “…(;゜Д゜)b”

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Otanaka D. Satoru: “I already have a figure ready for you!”

Hirase: “…(;゜Д゜)\”

And so—–

Just for today,

I will be writing Mikatan Blog!

(I did get permission from Mikatan!)                        d(゜∀゜)”Go ahead!”

I am one of the new workers that started about half a year ago, Shuutarou Hirase, and I’ll be introducing a product that will be announced very shortly!

This one here! ↓↓

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From Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko,
Nendoroid Erio Touwa!!

Erio is a self-proclaimed alien from the popular light novel that has sold over 800000 copies – ‘Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko’!

In a previous issue of Dengeki G’s magazine (2011/09) you could have grabbed a Nendoroid Petite of Erio, but now you can also grab the full Nendoroid-sized version!

Her long sky-blue hair looks just like a running river… isn’t it beautiful…

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Let’s have a look at what optional parts she comes with!

An expressionless face and a UFO on a stick!

By using these two parts together you can recreate one of the official illustrations from the anime! Also take note of her shirt slipping down showing off her shoulder, plus her bare feet – what a defenseless looking Erio-san! 

Moving on…

Those who have seen the series will love this extra!

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Futon parts!

These parts allow you to recreate the famous futon-wrapped Erio with just her hair sticking out of the top! I bet there will not be many figures that allow you to pose Erio like this! 😀 It’s also a very detailed rendition of the futon – everything from the tight looking rope holding it together down to the purple flowery design!

“But I can’t see Erio’s face now! (つω;` )”

Ah, but there is a solution for that!

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You can also pose her sticking her head out!

Both her head and her hands are peeking out the top of the futon! You can obviously try all the different expressions in this pose for all kinds of cute looks!

Moving on… we move onto one of Erio’s other favorite activities…

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Eating pizza!

Plus she also comes with an expression with her tongue out to eat the pizza, along with hands to hold the pizza and an extra lower body part for her to sit down while eating – it’s the Nendoroid version of the pose seen in the first volume of the novel!

She looks so content eating that pizza while sitting like that!! Let’s take a closer look at her munching on the pizza!

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Ooo—-(*゜Д゜)—-ooh!!

You can really see her tongue is sticking out a little bit! The pizza also looks like a little bit of cheese is about to drip into her mouth!

That covers all the optional parts! But if you combine that with this…. and then this with that… couldn’t you…?

∑(゜Д゜;)Oooh!?

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You can pose both the sitting pose and the futon pose together!!

I was just thinking it would be tough to choose how to display her… but I guess you can just display both at the same time!! Great thinking, Otanaka-san!

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From Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko,
Nendoroid Erio Touwa!!

She’ll be up on the GSC site tomorrow!!


Be sure to check out our partner shops for preorder and sales information!

But that’s all the time I have for today! Maybe we’ll meet again sometime soon! But I don’t think I’ll be handing back to Mikatan just yet… I’m passing the baton onto Kaneko-san!
Here you go! (*´ー`)人(゜Д゜;2)Huh!?

©入間人間/アスキー・メディアワークス/『電波女と青春男』製作委員会

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver.

Yesterday was Miku’s 4th Birthday!

    <ハ>., -- <ハ>
    / l/ r  , ヘ i、       ”Hello!
    | lノi ノ)ノヽ.)l   ()   I’m Miku!”
    | [ii]メ ゚ ヮ゚レ’ | /
    / ⊂L_) 〈〉(_」⊃
   ( /. く,_/i_iヽ> )   i ♀i i
.    V    UU  V    |~~⌒~~|
 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

Happy belated birthday, Miku!

We all love you, Miku!
Plus I’m sure we’ll continue to love you for quite some time to come!!

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It’s very fitting that this figure would be announced so close to her birthday!
Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX!

 
From the popular song composed by ryo and produced by supercell with illustrations by Shirou Miwa, ‘Love is War,’  is this lovely  1/8th scale figure of Miku Hatsune! Her long flowing hair is blowing up behind her, her skirt is also flying up in the wind as she holds a megaphone in her one hand and leans over the edge of a railing, shouting out about her love! It’s a beautiful and dynamic pose that recreates Shirou Miwa’s original illustration perfectly!

       ____
    /::::::─三三─\
  /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   “It’s too big!
  |:::::::::::(__人__):::|    I have no space for that!”
   \::::::   |r┬-|   /
   ノ:::::::  `ー’´  \  

I… suppose that might be the case. 😛

But never fear, Good Smile thought of this before hand! Those of you who missed the earlier article explains it all in detail – you can find that article here: Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX

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If you’re too lazy to go read that article, here is a quick summary:

There is a big base version and a small base version!

The left is the deluxe (DX) version, while the one on the right is the standard version. Obviously Miku is included with both stands, with the deluxe version going for 14000JPY and the standard version going for 8800JPY. The article above focuses on the DX version, and this article will focus on the standard version!

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver.

This here is the standard version!

A quick look will tell you the base is definitely a lot simpler and smaller – but it still keeps the same taste as the original illustration! In fact… the base on the standard version is pretty big itself, just compared to the deluxe version it looks quite small 😛 The Miku in both versions is identical.

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Here you can see the standard base!

There are no longer speakers all over the place, and the area to stand on is more of 1/6th of a circle compared to the half on the deluxe version. But even though it is smaller, it’s just as detailed!

    ____
   /     \    “But it’s too tall!
  /   _ノ ‘ ヽ_ \    hat won’t fit in my display case!”
 /     (●)   (●) \
|   、” ゙)(__人__)” )|  ___________
 \      。` ⌒゚:j´ ,/j゙~~| | |             |
__/          \  |__| | |             |
| | /   ,              \n||  | |             |
| | /   /          r.  ( こ) | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn        |\ (⊆ソ |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Don’t worry!

The floor part and steel tower can both be removed!

Obviously it’ll lose a bit of it’s charm without them, but you have to do what you have to do to fit her in, right? 😛

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A close-up on the steel pole!

It’s amazing how heavy it looks… even though it’s just PVC… what a great paint job! Just as wonderful a job as on the DX version!

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Miku-san from the front!

I seem to focus on the base so much some people might almost forget about the main part of the figure! 😛 Here is Miku posed on the base in her dynamic pose with her long twin-tails flying out behind her. It also has the same wonderful contrast! Definitely one of my best Miku figures ever!

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The beautiful Miku!

That’s the same photo as on the DX version post! 😛 Obviously just on the alternate base! Happy Birthday Miku!

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A grated floor and rusted look!

This is one part I’ve really come to like!! It really builds a nice atmosphere for the figure. It’s the little things like this that make fans like me super happy!

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. and…

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX!

         ____
       /      \
     /   ─    ─\   ”I hope you have a good year, Miku!”
   /     (●)  (●) \
  |       (__人__)  | ________
   \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |


She is already up on the GSC site!

A quick note!
The purchase methods between the normal and deluxe version are different.

Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX
 
The one with the big base.
This will only be on sale at the Good Smile Company Online Shop.

Good Smile Company Online Shop International
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/

Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver.

The one with the smaller base.
This will be on sale at standard shops as well as the Good Smile Company Online Shop

For preorder and sales information, be sure to contact our partner shops. Or simply order yours from:Good Smile Company Online Shop International
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/

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You can also find…
Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Append Ver.

Up for preorder now! She isn’t available at the GSC Online shop though, so you’ll have to find one of our partner shops to order from!

Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid #01 is also going on resale!

All this must be for Miku’s birthday! It last went on resale a year and a half ago, so those of you who didn’t grab it then can take this opportunity!

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

(C)Crypton Future Media, Inc.

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX

Tasshi! What are you doing!?

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You’re not allowed to check things like that!

I might be giving him a bad name, but Tasshi is actually responsible for the painting on this incredible figure!

On another note – I have no space on my desk thanks to this figure! But at least I’ll finally get to take a close look at this figure – I know lots of you have been waiting for it as well!

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver.!

From the popular song composed by ryo and produced by supercell with illustrations by Shirou Miwa, ‘Love is War,’  is this lovely  1/8th scale figure of Miku Hatsune! Her long flowing hair is blowing up behind her, her skirt is also flying up in the wind as she holds a megaphone in her one hand and leans over the edge of a railing, shouting out about her love! It’s a beautiful and dynamic pose that recreates Shirou Miwa’s original illustration perfectly!

First let me say…

It’s incredible!

Everything from the sculpting to painting – it’s all absolutely stunning!

As you can see, the base is the biggest ever! 😛

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“Whoa! Hold on a sec! There is no way I’ll have space for that thing!”

…for all those worrying about that – worry not!

There will be two different sizes available for purchase!

The left is the deluxe (DX) version, while the one on the right is the standard version. Obviously Miku is included with both stands, with the deluxe version going for 14000JPY and the standard version going for 8800JPY.

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The view of the bases from the back!

It’s bigger than my monitor! 😛 But it’s not just big – the base is also at an unbelievable level of quality! It really looks like it was cast out of metal!!

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Today I’ll be reviewing the deluxe version!

Personally I’d definitely recommend getting this one if you have the space!

Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX

This big speaker base was seen the the ‘Love is War’ PV illustration. It looked really impressive as in illustration, but as a figure you can really get a feel for its massive presence!

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Here is a close up from behind!

If you sum them up, there are in fact a total of nine speakers on the base!

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This is how it looks from above!

As you can see the actual area Miku stands on is a semi-circle – the entire circle isn’t a part of the figure, but the center of the base is not cut off at all. I don’t think it’d look half as nice if the center piece had been cut in half as well. 😛

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Alright, let’s move onto the actual Miku figure!
Look at her wonderful expression!

It’s a perfect recreation of Miwa-san’s original illustration!

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The original illustration by Miwa-san!

The contrast looks so beautiful! The pink and the green come out so nicely with to emphasize parts of the illustration! The figure is made to look exactly like the illustration, so fans of Miwa’s work should definitely enjoy it!

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A look at her wonderful outfit!

I love the way everything seem to be flapping around! And look at that belly-button!!! She has a nice tight waist-line while flows down to her hip-line, which is just as gorgeous!

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Her long flowing twin-tails!

Miku’s hair is definitely one of the highlights of this figure. A large amount of gradient painting is used to help recreate the contrast experienced in the original illustration. The twirling together of blue and green really looks great together!

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This is how it looks from another angle!

Those huge speakers together with Miku! You really get a feel for just how big the speakers are when you compare them to the size of Miku. 😛

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This is how she looks from the back!

I couldn’t put her whole body in because of… well… because of the way her skirt if blowing up 😛 You have to see that part for yourself! She really does have a nice body – just look at that sexy looking back!

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Let’s try a low angle!

The stand really compliments Miku’s colors so nicely, creating an all-in-all gorgeous figure! Normally I don’t do low-angle shots like this as they will often make figures look a bit strange, but this is one figure that really looks absolutely incredible no matter what angle you look at her from!

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Look at those thighs!!

          ____
        /      \
       / ─    ─  \    ”That one suspender that has come off
     /  (≡)   (≡)   \    and is blowing in the wind also adds a nice touch!”
     |   (__人__)     |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

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The other side of the speakers!

It looks like a real speaker has just been shrunk down to figure size!! For those who are interested – the base is made using 3D data! It really is a perfect example of what amazing things can be done with 3D data sculpting!

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“Ta-ta-ka-u no yo! Kore wa Sensou!”

These are the lyrics of the song that the figure is based on – this is also my personal favorite image for today! If you haven’t heard the song you can listen to it over here:

Miku Hatsune sings ‘Love is War’
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2397344

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Even inside the speakers there is a texture!
The inside of the speakers uses coloring similar to Miku’s – it all works together very nicely! The texture is not just painted on, it’s actually there when you feel it as well! I think this must be the first ever figure with a base that goes into such detail… it’s simply outstanding!

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Another look at the DX ver.’s base!

Based on the monitor and keyboard in the background you should get a fell for just how big it is! Plus I’m sure you can see that even though it’s big, that by no means the quality will be bad. I know I’ve already said it, but I’ll say it again – I definitely recommend getting this version if you can! It’s incredible!

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Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX

         ____
       /      \
      /   ─    ─\   ”Miku-san has just had her 4th Birthday!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |


She is already up on the GSC site!

A quick note!
The purchase methods between the normal and deluxe version are different.

Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver. DX

The one with the big base.
This will only be on sale at the Good Smile Company Online Shop.

Good Smile Company Online Shop International
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/

Miku Hatsune: Love is War ver.

The one with the smaller base.
This will be on sale at standard shops as well as the Good Smile Company Online Shop
 
For preorder and sales information, be sure to contact our partner shops. Or simply order yours from:

Good Smile Company Online Shop International
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/

I’ll be doing a quick review of the standard version shortly!

See you then!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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