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Some pre-release samples have arrived! (=゚ω゚)ノ

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Today I’ll be taking a look at two separate Cheerful JAPAN! products that were sold to help relief efforts in the Touhoku region after the tsunami and earthquake last year.

As of the 9th March 2012, the Cheerful JAPAN! project has raised an incredible 209,700,356JPY!
(This isn’t the final amount, just as calculated up until the 9th March. The final amount will be announced at a later stage!)

A big thank you to everyone who supported the project!

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The 8th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.!

The eighth product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! project is a set of two Nendoroids of TYPE-MOON’s popular characters – Saber and Rin Tohsaka, both wearing adorable cheerleader outfits, and ready to cheer on for everyone who needs it!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   ::\::/\   ”The stomachs and back sticking out the
     /   。<一>::<ー>。   outfits are so cute! Just look at Rin!!!”
     |  .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j 
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。 
   / ,_ \ \/\ \
    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

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This is how the packaging looks!

You can see hoe nicely the two of them match up just by looking at them in the packaging! They each come with pompons that match their image colors, lazy expressions and sitting parts – plus they also come with a Cheerful JAPAN! banner they hold up together!

This version of Saber features a braided ponytail which is fitted with a Nendoroid joint. Rin’s twintails are also as always fitted with joints allowing for a wide variety of poses from both of them!

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Takashi Takeuchi’s illustration of a younger version of the two girls!

Takashi Takeuchi specially drew this illustration for the Cheerful JAPAN! project, and a postcard of the illustration is included with the Nendoroids! A rare bonus indeed!

The Nendoroids can take the exact same pose as the two from the illustration! The postcard can be found between the inner cardboard of the package, so make sure you don’t accidentally throw it away!
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Aren’t they just adorable!?

When you put the lazy expression on both of them along with the sitting parts they look too cute next to each other!! It’s so relaxing to look at them!

Saber is also holding a tambourine, but that is in fact included with a different figure…

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The 9th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine : Cheerful Ver.!

The ninth product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! project is this Cheerful Ver. of the popular Nendoroid Luka Megurine!

She comes with all the optional parts from the original Nendoroid, along with new parts such as pink pompons and a tambourine to cheer everyone on! Luka also comes with all new ponytail hair parts!

          ____
       / \  /\  キリッ
.     / (ー)  (ー)\
    /  ⌒(__人__)⌒ \ 
    |      |r┬-|    |  
     \     `ー’´   /
    ノ            \

She comes with ponytail hair parts!

Plus the little Nendoroid Petite sized Octo-Luka comes with an orange sun cap featuring the Cheerful JAPAN! logo so that he can cheer as well!

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This is how the packaging looks!

Everything that came with the original Nendoroid Luka is also included, along with all the new ‘Cheerful’ extras!

Plus some of the arm parts that were a single part have been separated into upper arm and hand parts for even more options!

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A singing face and tambourine!

She comes with both the ponytail and her standard long hair and you can either hairstyle with any expression! Plus the tambourine really suits her singing face nicely!

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The Double Lariat expression!

She looks even better spinning around with the ponytail! The visor that the Octo-Luka wears us Nendo Petite sized, so you can also put it on some of your favorite Nendos! (・∀・)ノ

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Switching parts around!

One of the funnest things you can with Nendoroids is switch around the parts! I think this is the first ever Nendoroid body to show off so much skin, so it might be fun to use it with some other characters! 😛

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The 8th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.!

And the 9th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine : Cheerful Ver.!
 

They’ll be shipped out to everyone who ordered tomorrow! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Contact the Good Smile Online Shop if you have any queries about your order!
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)2002-2006 TYPE-MOON
(C)三月八日/アゴアニキ/Crypton Future Media,Inc.

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Zeki-sama’s Desk!

You can see a load of KAITO figures all over this desk. 😛
How many can you count in this photo…?

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Hmmm…??

         ____
      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”Who is that KAITO cheering on the far right?”
    |:::::::::::(__人__):::|
     \:::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ:::::::::  `ー’´   \

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 6:

Nendoroid KAITO : Cheerful Ver.!

The sixth month of the Cheerful JAPAN! project brings Nendoroid KAITO back in a special Cheerful version!

He is scheduled to ship next week!

Those who ordered him will be able to enjoy his company shortly! I’ll be doing a normal figure review just as always for this lovely cheerful Nendoroid!

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This is how the packaging looks!

He comes with everything the standard Nendoroid KAITO came with, along with extra items such as a new body, pompons and folding fans! The new body has KAITO looking very neat and tidy, and even features in the recently released 3DS game,  Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai! If you’re a KAITO fan, be sure to give the game a try as well!

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The included pompons!

Simply remove the white gloved hands and replace them with these pompons for this cheerful pose! All the pompons from the other Nendoroids in the series can also be used in the same way, so if you want him to hold a different colored pompon, the option is there!

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The ‘hero’ face and folding fans!

I love this proud looking expression so much! 😛 The fans have the Good Smile smiley face mark on the one side, and the Japanese flag on the other side! Just look how determined KAITO is to get the message across to everyone!

The scarf from the original body can also be worn with the new body, as you can see here. I’m sure it will work other characters as well, but just be careful not to lose the scarf, as it’s loose!

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The standard body is also included!

Here we have KAITO holding his favorite ice cream while skipping along with a glowing smile on his face! It’s been 2 years since he last went on resale, and you can really see the quality of production has improved with new technology. The pearl coat looks absolutely beautiful!

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Behind the inner cardboard is a papercraft headband!

The ‘inner cardboard’ is that mat behind the inside of the package. Just pull it out and you’ll find a postcard and a papercraft headband! The headbands come in red and white!

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Ohana tries on KAITO’s new clothes!

Nendoroid Ohana Matsumae also releases next week!

The uniform might be designed for a guy, but it still looks super cute on a girl!!

A bit unrelated, but that bird included with Ohana really has an amazing presence…. just like in the show! The mouth isn’t made of separate parts, how did they manage to paint inside there with such detail?!

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Bonus Picture!

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        /      \
       / ─     ─ \    ”That bondage… what a scene!”
     /  (≡)   (≡)  \
     |    (__人__)     |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 6:

Nendoroid KAITO : Cheerful Ver.!

He’ll be shipped out from next week!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Those who ordered can expect a delivery within the next few weeks! The exact details will be put up on the Good Smile website shortly!


 
And lastly, a quick notice:

As it was announced on the GSC website, we will be temporarily closed from the 14th March to the 16th March for staff training. We hope this will not cause any problems for our customers.

The next blog update will be on the 19th March. (Monday). This isn’t because of the staff training per se, but in fact because I need to catch up on lots of work…. I apologise to everyone who enjoys reading the blog! I promise the work I’ll be doing will make up for the lack of blog updates!!
 

But thats all for today,
I hope to see you all next week!
 
 
(C) Crypton Future Media, Inc.
(C)花いろ旅館組合

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The Cheerful JAPAN! project has been going for a year!

As of the 11th March, it will have been a full year since the earthquake and tsunami. I hope that over this year those affected by the disaster have managed to get back on with their lives. My heart goes out to all of you. I believe there is still a huge amount of work to be done in the areas that were hit, but there is more and more progress each day.

Good Smile Company has been working together with other companies for the past year to run a charity project to donate money to help relief efforts, and we thank everyone who has purchased any goods that were a part of the project – know that you’re helped in the restoration of Japan!

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Cheerful JAPAN!

http://www.cheerfuljapan.com/

The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!

This is the last Cheerful Product! Let’s take a look!

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 11:

Miku Hatsune : Cheerful Ver.!

The final product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! charity project is a 1/8th scale figure based on the winning illustration from the Cheerful JAPAN! feat. Miku Hatsune Cheerful Illustration Contest. The illustration was titled ‘Cheer Up!!’, and was illustrated by bun150. She is wearing a cheerful cheerleader’s outfit, and has a huge smile across her face to help spread the cheer all over the world!

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This was bun150’s illustration!

She’s so adorable!! The illustration really fills you with energy just by looking at it! That twisted body and long flowing hair are also absolutely stunning!

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Let’s take a look at her front!

        ____
      :/      \:
     :/ ..:::─::::─ \:    ”What a magnificent design…”
   :/  ..::<●>::<●> \:
   :|     (__人__)  |:
   :\     ` ⌒´   _/:   
   : ノ           \ :

You can’t see the front side of her on the illustration, but on the figure you can see the design is complete, and you can look from any angle you like! The first time I saw her from this angle I could hardly contain my excitement… I just love the way she is designed!

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A close up around her her stomach!

The cheerleader’s outfit has a very high waist line, giving you tons of skin to enjoy! Plus even though she is wearing a skirt, you can make out the outline of her body through it perfectly!

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This is how she looks from the back!

This is really a figure that you can enjoy from absolutely any angle. Plus the giant speaker seen in bun150’s illustration is used as a base for her!

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My favorite shot!

          ____
        /      \
       / \  /  \   ”Those who read the blog often will
     /  (●)  (●)   \   probably know just why I like it so much!”
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   ` ⌒ ´’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、      / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

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Such a lovely smile!

She has a nice young look about her, and the big ribbon in her hair suits her so nicely!! Plus even zoomed in as close as this, you still get a really dynamic feeling from the way she is posed!

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Twin-tails and pompons!

That subtitle almost sounds like the name of a song. 😛 A look from above gives us a good indication of just how incredibly the hair has been sculpted! (I was really scared it would snap if I touched it, so I got Hiro-san to help me out…)

I’m absolutely certain this is going to be a nightmare for the manufacturing team though – there will be so many tiny parts to work with! 😛

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She even makes use of clear plastic!

As you can see on the original illustration, Miku has see-through parts to her outfit – all of which have been added using clear plastic on the figure, including the soles of her shoes! I think it’s a really cute idea for a design.

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Plus, tomorrow the 9th March…

Is the release date for ‘Quarterly pixiv vol.8’!

As a bonus included with the magazine, a Nendoroid Petite of Miku’s Cheerful ver. is included! The detail on the little Nendoroid is so incredible it’s hard to believe that it’s actually just a Nendoroid – don’t miss out on her if you’re a fan! The magazine also includes Crypton’s wat-san and some inside info about Project mirai!

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Both displayed together!

It is so adorable to display the big and the small versions together! Plus the Nendoroid version can stand without the need for her stand – the twin-tails can hold her up perfectly!

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 11:

Miku Hatsune : Cheerful Ver.!

■ She will cost 10000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 2000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Please take note of the following if you want to order:

[Purchases Within Japan]
This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

■ Orders can be placed between 9th March 2012 (Fri) from 11:00 until 28th March 2012 (Wed) at 20:00.
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in August 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.


[Overseas Sales]

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

■ Orders can be placed between 9th March 2012 (Fri) from 11:00 until 28th March 2012 (Wed) at 20:00.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from August 2012. (Delivery time varies depending on location)
■ Payment must be done via credit card or Paypal. Please see http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc/help for more information.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 9th March at 11:00 and continue until the 28th at 20:00.
http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/


And now for some notices!

The Nintendo 3DS game…

Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai goes on sale today!

Nendoroid versions of Miku and friends will all dance and sing for you! Good Smile has been very involved with the production, and SEGA have been very helpful with so many things! I’m confident to say the game is a load of fun!! It’s filled with lots of love from Vocaloid fans, so if you’re a fan you are bound to enjoy it!

And from today, the Akiba GSC-Tetsu Cafe…

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Is a Project mirai cafe!

What kind of cafe is it going to be? Akiyama-san has been wandering around there, so I decided to ask him!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \ ← Akiyama
   |  (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__)|    ”It’s a cafe that’ll bring a smile to your face!
   |   `i  i´  |      Plus the menu is super cute!
   |   . `⌒   }      There are even limited edition goods!”
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Oooh, sounds great!

Lemme see some pictures!

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This is the drinks menu!

Drinks based on Miku and Luka’s image colors! They have ice-cream in them, perfect for the upcoming warm months! Plus a coaster is included with each drink you order!

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Next is the food menu!

These are also based around Miku and Luka! They look absolutely delicious… each food order also comes with a paper place-mat that you can take home!

       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─    ─  \   ”I wanna try it…
    /  <●>  <●>   \.   Maybe I should head there now…”
    |   (__人__) し  |  
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /  し          \

So… by the time you’re reading this, I’ll probably be in the cafe trying some of the food! 😛 I’ll have a review up on Friday! (`・ω・´)ゞ


Another notice!
The Black Rock Shooter anime airing on noitaminA…

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Now has a special page to itself!

The anime is getting more and more exiting with every episode!
From today and for the next month, we’ll be passing on some special info about the series!

Comments from those involved, never before seen images and other things that should be interesting for fans of the series… be sure to check it out!

BRS Page: (Japanese)
http://www.goodsmile.info/post/ja/3314/


 
But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C) bun150 / Crypton Future Media, Inc.

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The ping-pong table is in chaos!!

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With each day that passes, the offices get more chaotic!!

The image is actually of a WonFes display simulation! This time around Tori Bird from the planning department was in charge of the display, and he has done a great job! Those coming to WonFes can look forward to seeing the finished product soon!

But today we’ll be looking at some non-WonFes related products! 

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.!

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.!

The 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN! products brings these two lovely additions to the line-up! They are each sold separately though – they are not a set.

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Cheerful JAPAN!

http://www.cheerfuljapan.com/

The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

As a part of the 10th month of Cheerful JAPAN!, the adorable Nendoroid Tachikoma is coming back in a special ‘Cheerful Ver.’.! Along with all the optional parts from the original version, this version also has a number of extras to help him cheer everyone on!

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This is how the original Tachikoma’s packaging looked!

This new version includes all of these parts as well! Along with a whole bunch of new parts!
What kind of parts…?
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W-What is this?!

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Production I.G illustrated the Cheerful Tachikoma for us!

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Cheerful Goods #1 : A Banner!

The writing and position is exactly the same as the illustration above. It reads ‘Hooray! Hooray! Japan!’ Of course Tachikoma can hold it in his little mechanical hand – he looks so cute holding it! (It might end up being attached to his arm, depending on how the production goes)

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Cheerful Goods #2 : A Folding Fan

Here we have Tachokoma waving hid folding fan which features the Japanese flag! It really gets my spirit up to see this… the manipulator arms of Tachikoma come in two types – open and closed.
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Cheerful Goods #3 : Pompons!

There were many people wondering how these would connect to Tachikoma – they actually just connect on like normal hands, they are not held in the actual manipulator hands of the figure. They are very small parts, so you’ll have to be careful not to lose them!

I really think Tachikoma with pompons is adorable!! (*´ω`*)
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And we have another product this month!
Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

As a part of the ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ project, Kamui Kobayashi is rejoining the Nendoroid world in a special ‘Ganbare Nihon!’ version! He comes with different head parts and a different helmet to the standard version, as well as an all new mini F1 car made specially for Cheerful JAPAN!

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The pullback racing car!

You can just see the driver’s helmet sticking out the top of the car! The back part of the car has that ‘wing’ part sticking out which really gives it that racing car feeling!

Plus, as I mentioned it’s a pullback car! (・∀・)ノ
Pull it back a little and let it go and it’ll go racing ahead! It’ll work on desks, or floors – wherever you want to have a little fun!
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He also comes with this white helmet!

You can pose him wearing it like this, or have him holding the helmet instead like the images above this one. This is the helmet that was used in the Malaysia Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix! Just like his suit, the helmet also has all the sponsor logos on it! They’re so tiny!

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Nendoroid Tachikoma : Cheerful Ver.

■ Tachikoma will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Overseas shipping will cost 2000JPY.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1500JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

■ Kobayashi will cost 4000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
■ Unfortunately this product is not planned to be sold internationally.
■ For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Please take note of the following if you want to order:

[Purchases Within Japan]
This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

■ Orders can be made between 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in June 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.


[Overseas Sales]

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

■ Orders can be made between 10th February 2012 at 11:00 until the 27th February 2012 at 20:00 (JST).
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from June 2012. (Delivery time varies depending on location)
■ Payment must be done via credit card or Paypal. Please see http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc/help for more information.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 11th January at 11:00 and continue until the 30th at 20:00.

http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

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       /      \ 
      /  ─     ─\  ”Products are made-to-order.
    /    (●)   (●) \   Be sure to order within the designated time!”
    |     (__人__)    | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |_________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

 
And lastly, a quick notice!

Danny Choo, our good friend who introduces otaku culture all over the world will be doing a live broadcast on the evening of WonFes!

http://com.niconico.com/community/co1512817

It will be broadcast from niconico.com

This is of course the English version of Niconico Douga! Comments are therefore of course welcome in English! There will be lots of introductions of Good Smile’s upcoming figures!

The broadcast starts at 22:00 (JST) on the 12th February!!
 


 
From tomorrow the blog’s updates may become a little erratic, as I will be going to the Sapporo Snow Festival! The blog will have a break tomorrow, and the blog on Thursday might be delayed till late in the evening as well. But in the meantime I will be tweeting updates about the Snow Festival, so do be sure to check my twitter! (Although, it is in Japanese :P)
 
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again soon! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
(C)士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊製作委員会
 
Copyright 2011-2012 by Sauber Motorsport AG
Licensed through: Global Sport IP GmbH, Munich
– All rights reserved –
Nendoroid Kamui Kobayashi: Ganbare Japan Ver.

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Apologies for the long wait once again!!

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 5:
Nendoroid Kurisu & Mayuri : Cheerful Ver.!

They were supposed to be sent out in January originally, but due to some problems they will now be sent out on the 8th February! Apologies for the wait, but rest assured that they are on their way soon! If you live close to Japan, you’ll be receiving yours in just over a week! I’ll be doing a quick product review today, so that you know what to expect if you ordered them! (`・ω・´)ゞ
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This is how the packaging looks!

The two are together in a set, so as you can imagine you get quite a lot to play around with, and tons of poses you can use! I’m very glad to see bent legs for both legs!

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Kurisu Makise & Mayuri Shiina!

A Nendoroid set of both Kurisu Makise and Mayuri Shiina from the game and anime series ‘Steins;Gate’ are rejoining the Nendoroid world in cheerleader outfits!
Kurisu has a confident looking expression, while Mayuri has a warm, gentle expression!

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This is how they look from the back!

I guess many people don’t really think this is all that important on Nendoroids… but it certainly is to me! The undercoat beneath their cheerleader outfits is wonderful! I’m afraid that this isn’t fanservice – just an undercoat! 😛

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Kurisu’s worried face and pompons!

Kurisu certainly isn’t the type that would put on a cheerleader outfit like this, so a slightly worried expression like this really suits her nicely! Mayuri also comes with her own set of pompons, so you can pose them both cheering with together!

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Mayushii’s ‘(´・ω・`)’ Face!

A face that contrasts with the ‘ヽ(*゚д゚)ノ’ face from last year’s WonFes product, Nendoroid Kurisu Makise: White Coat Ver.! She has a cute little mouth shaped like this: ω, and the round eyes with the eyebrows at a down angle like this: ´ `. It somehow just adds so much to her cuteness level! You can also use the bent legs like this to kind of sit the characters on the side of the stand – you don’t need the arm, but it would be much more secure with it!

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A giant support flag and megaphone!

The support flag is bigger than the character’s themselves! And the megaphone is a lovely pink color that suits the outfits nicely. Of course you can switch the arm parts around and let any characters hold the flag and megaphone. Just find the pose that you think looks best!

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The expressions fit on other Nendos too!

Plus you can use the cheerleader outfits on other characters as well! Here we have Rin and Miku trying them on! There are not many bodies that can suit almost any character – but I’m sure that almost any female Nendoroids will look interesting using these bodies!

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Cheerful JAPAN! Part 5:

Nendoroid Kurisu & Mayuri : Cheerful Ver.

They’ll be shipped out on the 8th February!
If you ordered you should receive it soon after that!
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
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Apologies for the long wait!!

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The 4th set of Cheerful JAPAN! products:

Nendoroid Rin & Len Kagamine: Cheerful Ver.!

They were originally scheduled to be shipped out in December, but were unfortunately delayed until January due to various circumstances. But they were sent out from GSC yesterday, so those in Japan should have them in the next few days – and those overseas a little while later! I’ll be doing a quick review of them today in the meantime!

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This is how the packaging looks!

Looks like there is a lot of lovely goodies! 😛

Of course all the parts of the original Nendoroids are included, along with a collection of ‘Cheerful!’ parts! They each cost 3000JPY and for each sale made Good Smile Company donated 1000JPY to aid relief efforts!

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The well-known ponpoms are included!

A lovely yellow very suited for Rin & Len! The ponpoms are connected as a single arm part, so you’ll be able to use them on other Vocaloid characters with the arm covers.

They make use of the arm-type Nendoroid stands!

The original Rin & Len Nendoroids used to make use of the stands that balanced them up by their hips, but didn’t allow for many poses. The arm-stand is of course made from clear plastic so it is doesn’t get in the way at all, but still holds the figures nice and firm!

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Singing Faces and a Cheerful Flag!

One flag is included with each of them, and you can put them together like this for a joint pose! The reverse side of the flag doesn’t have anything printed on it, so you can place your own stickers or write your own message on that side!

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Deformed expressions and other extras!

Rin comes with a microphone and Len comes with his keyboard! They also have hand parts to make sure of these extras, of course! Rin has a lovely innocent looking smiling face, while Len has an embarrassed face which is just as cute!

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Stickers for the blank expression!

Rin & Len each have 4 expression parts, but one of them is left completely blank! The blank one is for you to make use of these stickers or others and make up your very own expression!

The hearts and musical notes at the bottom are for you to stick on the reverse side of the support flag if you want! There are also a few extra stickers like the Good Smile logo or the Good Smile Seijin for you to use however you want!

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There are two sheets of stickers included.

One is at the top as you open the box, the other is on the reverse of the inside mat of the package.

The reason for the two sheets is that the original sheet (the one inside the package) ended up getting bent out of shape in some packages. So, we decided to include an extra sheet of stickers in case there were problems with the original sheet.

This was what caused the delay in shipping, and we apologize to everyone who ordered and had to wait longer than they expected! We’ll do our very best to make sure something like this never happens again.

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Len comes with a megaphone and word plate!

You can either just pose him holding the megaphone, or attach the word plate as well, which reads ‘Let’s get through this together!’. Rin also comes with another blank plate for you to write something of your own, if you want to!

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They can also use other expressions now!

The previous Rin & Len Nendoroids had differently shaped head parts, which meant that expressions from other Nendoroids could not be attached to them, but the new design allowed for a few changes which means you can use any other expressions on them now!

The expressions in the photo above come with other Nendoroids and are not included with Rin & Len – it’s just to show how much fun you can have by using some expressions from other Nendoroids in your collection!

The megaphone and whistle they have can either be held, or attached around their necks like the megaphone is here!

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Displayed together with Miku!

The 4th set of Cheerful JAPAN! products:
Nendoroid Rin & Len Kagamine: Cheerful Ver.!

They were shipped out from Good Smile Company yesterday! Everyone who ordered should receive their figures shortly!

And don’t forget…

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The 9th Cheerful JAPAN! product:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine: Cheerful Ver.!

This Nendoroid is currently up for orders on the GSC Online Shop, until the 30th January at 20:00. Don’t forget to place your order before then if you want to grab her!

– Japan
・ GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP (http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/ )
・ GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile (
http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/ )

– Overseas –
・GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP (http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc )

– Notice –

noitaminA’s Black Rock Shooter Special Preview Events!

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The Black Rock Shooter anime series is scheduled to start airing from the 2nd February on Fuji TV’s ‘noitaminA’ block, but there will also be a special preview event on the 28th and 29th of January for some lucky fans!

If you are interested in attending the preview event, you can apply for one of the time slots below. Winners will be selected at random, so good luck!

28th January Preview Event
■ 28th January 2012: Doors open at 18:30, show starts at 19:00 and will end at about 20:00.
■ Place : Fuji TV Multi-theater (Tokyo, Minato-ku, Odaiba 2-4-8 1F Theater Mall )
■ Application Period : Until the 19th January 2012 at 23:59. (JST)
■ Application Page: http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/form/

29th January – Twitter Follower Preview Event
■ 29th January 2012: Door open at 13:30, show starts at 14:00 and will end at about 15:00.
■ Place : Fuji TV Multi-theater (Tokyo, Minato-ku, Odaiba 2-4-8 1F Theater Mall )
■ Application Period : Until the 20th January 2012 at 23:59. (JST)
■ Application Page: http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/form/index_follower.html

29th January Preview Event
■ 29th January 2012: Door open at 15:30, show starts at 16:00.
■ Place : Fuji TV Multi-theater (Tokyo, Minato-ku, Odaiba 2-4-8 1F Theater Mall )
■ Application Period : Until the 20th January 2012 at 23:59. (JST)
■ Application Page: http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/form/index2.html

Be sure to apply if you want a chance to see Black Rock Shooter before it officially airs!

Please see the Official noitaminA Black Rock Shooter page for more information.
http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/

・Twitter Account : http://www.twitter.com/BRS_noitamina
・Official Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/Azq0FL

The cutoff dates are tomorrow and the day after!

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

(C)Crypton Future Media,Inc.
(C)三月八日/アゴアニキ/Crypton Future Media,Inc.

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While wandering around the office, I found an interesting looking box at Sacchan’s desk…

As it’s the first prototype review of the year, I can’t wait to get started!

…or so I thought…. but my beloved Sony Alpha 350 camera is behaving quite strangely… it’s still working, so I’ll continue using it for now… it’s just acting up sometimes. This camera has been with me on the best of days for many years… I can’t just abandon it!

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The first figure review for the year will be…

The 9th product from the Cheerful JAPAN! Project:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine: Cheerful Ver.!

A special Cheerful version of Nendoroid Luka is here to join the rest of the Cheerful JAPAN! series! Along with Octo-Luka!

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Cheerful JAPAN!

http://www.cheerfuljapan.com/

The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!

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As always, all the original parts are included!

But there are also various ‘cheerful’ version extras!
The arm parts on this version are also separated in a better way. There is a connector between the upper arm and hand parts, allowing you to exchange hand parts, and rotate them!

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Luka’s lovely singing face!

Singing with her eyes closed… Luka looks so mature compared to the other Vocaloids. The Octo-Luka next to her also has two posable tentacles! Lovely!

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The ‘Agoaniki’ expression!

She also has hands spread out to the left and right, which all together let you recreate the pose from the Double Lariat music video! I really love Agoaniki’s songs! They’re really touching. (I even went to Osaka to watch the live :P)

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Now we’ll take a look at the Cheerful parts!
First up is her ponytail!

Luka has tied up her long hair so she can better cheer on for everyone! It’s amazing how different she looks by just changing her hairstyle… but the ponytail really suits her! Somehow it makes me want to put on apron on her…

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This is how she looks from the back!

You can even see the little waves at the tips of her hair! The ponytail is also fitted with a joint allowing you to move it around however you like!

The back of Octo-Luka is also adorable! It’s so round! xD

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Pink pompons!

As with all the previous Nendoroids in the Cheerful series, Luka comes with her own pink pompons to cheer everyone on! If Luka were to cheer for me, I know I’d be able to get though the day with no problems!! 😛

She also comes with a new bent left arm!
Luka normally has a kind of bracelet covering up her arm, but that was removed for the bent arm. If you look at the picture below an compare the arms it might be easier to see what I’m talking about. In order for her to be able to hold the optional parts, we needed to replace the big bracelet with a smaller gold ring – I think it suits her quite nicely.

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She also comes with a tambourine!
… and Octo-Luka has a sun-visor!

Both of these have the Cheerful JAPAN! logo printed on them! The sun-visor is Nendoroid Petite size, so you can attach it to other characters as well! (Well… at least most characters… there might be some it won’t fit on!)

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The 9th product from the Cheerful JAPAN! Project:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine: Cheerful Ver.!

■ She will cost 3500JPY.
Shipping is free in Japan, and 2000JPY overseas.
For each figure sold, Good Smile Company will donate 1000JPY to aid relief efforts.

Please note the following if you’re interested in ordering:

[Purchases Within Japan]
This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/
・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Mobile: http://cheerful-japan.ecq.sc/

■ Orders can be made between 11th January 2012 (Wed) at 11:00 until the 30th January 2012 (Mon).
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in May 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email shop@goodsmile.jp. Japanese only.


[Overseas Sales]

・GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP: http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

■ Orders can be made between 11th January 2012 (Wed) at 11:00 (JST) until the 30th January 2012 (Mon) at 20:00 (JST).
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from May 2012.
■ Payment must be done via credit card.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail shop.overseas@goodsmile.jp if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 11th January at 11:00 and continue until the 30th at 20:00.

http://cheerful-japan-global.ecq.sc

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    /    (●)   (●) \   Be sure to order within the designated time!”
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Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
(C)三月八日/アゴアニキ/Crypton Future Media,Inc.
All times are JST. (Japanese Standard Time).

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