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This is part of a certain figure. Who is it?

Is a quick quiz I ran on twitter! Not surprisingly, I got the answer from loads of people all at once! I was so happy to see people could figure it out from just this!

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So today we’ll be taking a much more detailed look at her!
The 6th in the Bakemonogatari 1/8th scale figure series!

Shinobu Oshino!
 

Following on Hitagi Senjougahara, Nadeko Sengoku, Suruga Kanbaru, Tsubasa Hanekawa and Mayoi Hachikuji from the popular anime series, ‘Bakemonogatari’, comes this loveable figure of the vampire that bit Araragi – Shinobu Oshino!

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This is how she looks from the back!

I’m sure there are not many who would display this figure with the back showing, but even so – the detail on the back is amazing. There are doughnuts overflowing everywhere even on the back! When I first saw the chocolate doughnut on in the bottom right I really thought to myself ‘did they really need to add a chocolate doughnut here?!’ – but it just adds that little extra to the figure!

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Let me start with this:

She is too adorable!!!

I’m sure you can tell from the photo here – but the quality is absolutely outstanding as well! But that’s definitely no surprise, as the paint work for this figure was done by the marvelous Hiro! Just look at those lovely eyes!

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Let’s take a closer look at the figure’s base!

For the most part, the base is made up of all sorts of doughnuts, but if you look up close you’ll notice some interesting other items as well – all items from the other characters from the series!

The wooden shoes in the back are Meme’s.
The cat ears and glasses in the front are from Hanekawa-san!

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I swear that this angle is just to look at the base!

Although…
I must say those legs are absolutely stunning, while we’re at it.

You can see Araragi’s head, Senjougahara’s stapler and fried eggs for Karen and Tsukihi! Nadeko’s hat was just in front of this but didn’t get into the picture, sorry! ;_;

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The huge bag is Mayoi-chan’s, and the bandaged hand is from Kanbaru-san!

I love the way that even the bandaged up hand is holding a doughnut – so much character in just one figure!

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Her helmet is removable!

Characters with a removable hat often end up with a strange feeling once the hat is removed, but just look at this – it still looks wonderful!!  I think personally I prefer Shinobu-chan without the helmet, so I’ll be doing the rest of the review with her like this!

But really, she is just so cute either way! (*゚∀゚)=3
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That collarbone! Collarbone!!

Plus I’m sure I don’t need to point it out, but the way her one-piece is falling off her shoulder like that gives a nice sexy side to the figure as well! So much detail put into just a shoulder – it’s unbelievable!!

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Here is a view from the side!

I said in the past that the knee socks on Sejougahara were amazing, but I’m equally impressed by the one-piece barefoot combo. It adds this strange erotic kind of feeling that really does the figure justice. It just wouldn’t have been the same even if she had been wearing sandals or anything like that – the bare skin from the feet up to the calves is really nice. The bare feet also gives a nice laid back feeling to the figure…

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This is how she looks from above!

The one-piece has fine little creases all over it – it really recreates the original illustration in figure form absolutely perfectly! The ribbon just above her hips also looks great!

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Today’s #1 Shot!

          ____
        / ノ ‘ ヽ\
 ミ ミ ミ / (≡)  (≡)\      ミ ミ ミ  
/⌒)⌒)⌒./// (__人__) ///\   /⌒)⌒)⌒)
| / / /     |::::|     | (⌒)/ / / //
| ::::::(⌒)   l;;;;l     /  ゝ  :::::/
|     ノ     `ー’     \  /  )  /
ヽ    /             ヽ/    /
 |    |   l||l 从人 l||l      l||l 从人 l||l
 ヽ    -一””””~~``’ー–、   -一”””’ー-、
  ヽ ____(⌒)(⌒)⌒) )  (⌒_(⌒)⌒)⌒))

I want to be bitten by her too…!!!

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The 6th in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari figure series:

Shinobu Oshino!

         ____
       /      \ 
      /   ─    ─\  ”The new Nisemonogatari starts in January!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
  /´                 | |           |
 |    l                | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be up for preorders tomorrow!

For preorder and sales info, be sure to check with out partner shops!
 
But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

 
 
 

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

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      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   “Eeeeeh?”
    |:::::::::::(__人__)::|
     \::::::::   |r┬-|   /
    ノ:::::::::::  `ー’´ \  

Tasshi! What are you doing!?

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You’re looking way too close! Stop staring at the poor girl!

Tasshi here was in charge of coloring for today’s figure!
He is just admiring his fine work! (I hope! :P)

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The 5th figure in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari series:

Mayoi Hachikuji!

She is yet another heroine from the popular anime Bakemonogatari, following on from Hitagi Senjougahara, Nadeko Sengoku, Suruga Kanbaru and Tsubasa Hanekawa is ‘ the girl who was puzzled by the snail’ – Mayoi Hachikuji!

Take a look at the photo above and then compare below…

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A perfect 3D rendition of the illustration!

It’s unbelievable… the more you look at it the more it just looks as if the illustration has just jumped out into the 3D world!

As before, she is also based on the BD/DVD package!
To be more specific, the original illustration was the front cover of the second volume of the anime – “Mayoi Snail”.

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This is how she looks from the back!

Of course you can’t have Mayoi without her giant bird backpack. The little bear in side pocket can be taken out and replaced with something else!

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A look from the other side!

Even the name sticker has been written out in the exact same font! You can also see the giant paw sticking out the bag, as well as the little rabbit patch on the side!

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An embarrassed expression holding a ribbon in her mouth!

Such an adorable childish cuteness mixed with a wonderful adult charm!
Look around the ribbon at her slightly open shirt!

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Plus wonderful thighs!

I was just thinking during the Azunyan figure the other day that these half-way up socks might becoming more and more popular – Mayoi also has them!

Those calves just make you want to reach out and touch them!  。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。

You can even make out her figure nicely over her clothes!!

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Her right shoe can be removed!

The package featured her shoe half falling off, which is great – but you also have the choice to remove it completely for a slightly different feeling!

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This is how she looks from the top!

We normally always only get a look of figures from the front – that’s generally how they’re displayed… but sometimes it’s interesting to take a look at them from the top!
The ribbon and loose show stand out so much more!
(I’m sure at least some people will agree with me :P)

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The map can be placed wherever!

As you can see it’s painted as a real map – the details are amazing, both on the map and Mayoi’s beautiful curves!
By the way!

        ____
        /     \    ”All the previous figures had
     /   ─   ─ \    awesome stands… what about this one?”
   /   ( ―)  (―) \
    |     (__人__)  |     ___________
   \    。 | |    /=3  | |             |
__/        ⌒    \     | |             |
| | /   ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ヽ || | |             |
| | /   /   ヽ回回回回レ   ヽ|| | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/   .(⌒)|_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Some of you might be thinking something like that! So was I in fact… but…

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Her backpack is the stand!

        ____
        /     \
     /:::::::─三三─\    ”Eeeeeh?”
   /::::::::: ( ○)三(○)\
    |   、” ゙)(__人__)ル ゚。 ゚    ___________
   \      ゝ’゚      ≦ 三 ゚  | |             |
__/     。≧       三 =  | |             |
| | /    ,   -ァ,       ≧=  | |             |
| | /   /    .イレ,、       >   | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn ,≦`Vヾ  ヾ ≧   |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二)。゚ /。・イハ 、\、l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

Although because of that…
The price will be lower than the other figures in the series!

It’ll make it a little cheaper for everyone trying to grab the entire figure series!

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The backpack can be removed as so!

Which also lets us see her back!

Her petite little back has been sculpted just as carefully as the front! There is a little bumpy bit where the backpack connects, but there wasn’t anything that could do about that – I shouldn’t bother anyone too much!

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The 5th figure in the 1/8th Bakemonogatari series:

Mayoi Hachikuji!

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

She will be on the GSC Site tomorrow!
For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.

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The second in the Bakemonogatari 1/8th scale series:

Nadeko Sengoku is going on resale!
She will go on resale on the same day Mayoi is released – if you missed out on her the first time around, be sure to grab her this time!

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

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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Find more figma reviews over at the figma blog!

I was told I had to start off with that today…

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What figure could Batayan be holding with such great care?!

         ___
       /     \
      /   \ , , /\    ”I know who that is! It’s Kanbaru!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
     |       (__人__) |    
      \      ` ⌒ ´  ,/   
.      /⌒~” ̄, ̄ ̄〆⌒,ニつ  
      |  ,___゙___、rヾイソ⊃

I really, really wanted to play with this figma, so I quietly took her back to my own desk and decided to do my own review!

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The 4th Bakemonogatari figma!

figma Suruga Kanbaru!
One of the many heroines from the popular anime ‘Bakemonogatari’!

It’s incredible! Absolutely stunning!
It’s so detailed for a figma-size figure! The coloring team over at Max Factory really are incredible at their work!

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This is how she looks from the back!

All of her characteristic features are all nicely visable – from her spats down to the bandage on her arm.  Plus take a look at the coloring detail on her shoes – it’s amazing!

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She shoots, she scores!

She comes with an optional basket ball!
You can make good use of the figma stand here to create an epic mid-game pose with the basket ball! I haven’t played with a figma in so long – it’s so much fun!

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Her first extra expression – closed eyes!

It might be hard to tell from the photo, but even her eyelashes are perfectly Kanbaru – they look exactly like the series!

By the way!
The background is from the 1/8th scale Kanbaru figure!

I just quickly grabbed a sample from the production team which is probably still going through some changes, but even so you can see how nicely it works with other figures including figmas!

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A surprised face and monkey paw!

This face is perfect for when she is talking with Ararararagi – be sure to display the two of them together sometimes! The monkey paw is replaceable in place of her bandaged arm!

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The Rainy Devil!

This is the reason I just had to do a review of this figma!

This is just incredible, Max Factory!!

To have included this classic option in with the figma! It’s just perfect for fans of the series – you can even recreate the awesome fight scene between her and Arararagi!

She comes with a Rainy Devil face and a yellow raincoat!
Plus she also has a different monkey paw – this one is a closed paw while the previous was an open paw! Just one thing to note though, is that the raincoat might still undergo some changes before release.

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“Will you still stay then…?”

Ah… I finally got to do it! I really loved this scene and I just had to put it up! xD
I really, really loved this part in the anime – I’ve watched it so many times, and just thinking about it while typing this up brings a tear to my eye!

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the 4th Bakemonogatari figma!

figma Suruga Kanbaru!

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

She is up for pre-order right now!

For preorder and sales information, please take a look at our partner shops.
 
 
Anyways, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
 
© 西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

 
 
 
* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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Today I’ll be continuing my review of the cute Nadeko!

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The second figure in the Bakemonogatori series:

1/8th Scale Nadeko Sengoku!
 
As I mentioned yesterday, the pose above is based on the jacket cover of the 4th volume Blu-ray & DVD box for series. Here is part one if you missed it: 1/8th Scale Nadeko Sengoku (Part 1)

It features Nadeko with her feet wading through water, some old Japanese torii archways, beautiful autumn leaves… it’s a figure filled with beauty!

But she actually comes with another secret!



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She comes with optional leg parts!

          ____
        / ノ ‘ ヽ \
 ミ ミ ミ /  (≡)  (≡) \      ミ ミ ミ
/⌒)⌒)⌒.///(__人__)//\   /⌒)⌒)⌒)
| / / /     |::::::|     | (⌒)/ / / //
| :::::(⌒)   l;;;;;;l     /  ゝ  ::::/
|     ノ     `ー’     \  /  )  /
ヽ    /             ヽ/    /
 |    |   l||l 从人 l||l      l||l 从人 l||l
 ヽ    -一””””~~``’ー–、   -一”””’ー-、
  ヽ ____(⌒)(⌒)⌒) )  (⌒_(⌒)⌒)⌒))

For all those who would prefer to display Nadeko’s entire body, these are the extra parts included for you! Plus the fact that she is bare foot also adds to the charms of her school swimsuit!

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We also can’t forget her adorable hat!

Yesterday’s bust-up shot from didn’t include the hat, so today has to include it!  Removing and putting the hat on is simple, so you can easily switch whenever you want!


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Full body shot with no hat!

This version of Nadeko really has a strange kind of erotic feeling to it…. ^^;

Personally I think it’s because…

– She might be wearing a shirt over it, but underneath you know there is a school swimsuit there!
 
– The embarrassed expression on her face while holding her shirt out!

Those are the two reasons for the erotic feeling… in my opinion at least…

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This is how she looks from the back!

When you use the leg parts with the feet Nadeko suddenly seems to have much more of a presence!  Her left foot has a little transparent piece to connect her to the stand, but the right foot can be spun and placed in any direction.

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She has a little slack bag on her hip!

Also, I couldn’t really get a good picture of it, but…

The gap created where her thighs and the swimsuit meet is stunning!

If you buy her be sure to take a look, it’s a wonderful sight!!

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Service Shot #2!

          ____
        /      \
       / ─    ─  \
     /   (≡)  (≡)   \    “Nadeko! You’re too cute!”
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄) |
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

Hmm… I’m starting to think that people involved with Bakemonogatari are going to get annoyed with me if I continue with all of these shots… sorry! I really do love Bakemonogatari! I’ve bought every single one of the DVDs!

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This is how the box looks!

The yellow and brown give a kind of mature feeling to the box, and suit the autumn feeling of the figure.

The 2nd figure in the Bakemonogatari series:

1/8 Scale Nadeko Sengoku!

   / ̄ ̄\
 /   ⌒ ⌒\ 
 |    ( ●)(●)                ___
. |   ⌒(_人_)            /      \    ”Nadeko, Please!”
  |     |r┬-|           /─    ─    \ 
. |     `ー’} \       / (●) (●)      \
.  ヽ        }    \    |   (__人__)      | 
   ヽ     ノ       \   \   ` ⌒´     _/
   /    く. \      \  ノ           \
  |     \  \    (⌒二               |
    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

She was sent out from GSC today!

Deliveries to certain areas cannot be made due to the recent earthquake, but as soon as possible products will be sent out.

For ordering details or questions please check out our partner shops.

All of our future products may be delayed due to shipping problems, planned blackouts and circumstances with the shipping companies, but we will strive to keep them all on the same schedule they are currently on. It’s hard to determine how things will turn out in the current circumstances, we hope everyone will understand!

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

 

 

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

 

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

 

 

 

 

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The GSC Office is finally getting back into the swing of things…


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Which means I’ll start getting product samples again!!
We are of course trying to send all new products out to as many regions as possible, but under the circumstances there may be some areas that will have delayed delivery – if it’s not there on the release day just be patient…. it will reach you eventually!

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       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \     ”The office looks a little dark…?”
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |       (__人__) | ________
     \      ` ⌒´   ,/ | |          |
    ノ           \ | |           |

The GSC Offices are currently out for the planned black-outs!

My desk is about half in the dark, but that’s not going to stop me from taking photos… the lighting might be a little different to normal, but the figure is super cute so I don’t think it’ll make too much of a difference… I’ll take some extra pictures instead!

That said, let’s get onto today’s product!

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The 2nd figure in the Bakemonogatari series:

1/8th Scale Nadeko Sengoku!
 
Nadeko is from the popular anime series ‘Bakemonogatari’! The pose of the figure is based on the jacket cover of the 4th volume Blu-Ray and DVD covers of the series. It shows Nadeko wading through some water with an adorable smile beaming across her face in a relaxed autumn atmosphere.

She is the second in a series of figures, following on from Hitagi Senjougahara, and just like her predecessor… she is filled with extra parts and a stunning base to boot!!  Σ(・∀・)


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This is how she looks from the back!
 
It doesn’t matter what angle you look at her from… she looks great from any angle! It’s wonderful to see more figures that build an entire scene like this one!

 

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An old torii archway and autumn leaves!

       ____
    /::::::─三三─\
  /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   “Ooh!
  |::::::::::: (__人__):::|    The gradient color on the leaves is stunning!”
   \:::::::::  |r┬-|   /
   ノ:::::::::  `ー’´   \

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \   ← Gakkun from the Production Team
   | (○) (○) |  
   |  (_人_) |     ”I’m glad you like them…
   |   `i  i´ |       We redid them so many times to get them right…”
   |   . `⌒   }      
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Just like Hitagi, the stand is just as amazing as the figure itself!

If you haven’t seen it before, take a look at this article to see just how the painting is done:
Paiting 1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara’s Stationary!

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Her jacket and hat can both be removed!
 
Nadeko is easily embarrassed so she tries to hide behind her jacket and hat… which looks fine on her, but…

But she looks even cuter without them!! (;゚∀゚)=3

Just like Hitagi’s skirt, even the inside of Nadeko’s jacket has been completely painted!

The area where the the jacket connects to her however is kept the same color to make sure that the different color does not rub off onto the actual figure.
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A cute bashful smile…!
 
Aww, she is trying so hard to hide her embarrassment, but she just can’t hide those frowning eyebrows!!


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Autumn leaves on her shirt!
 
Plus look at the detail of the creases around her breasts! They are perfect! Obviously the leaves on her shirt have the same stunning paint work as the other leaves.

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There is a snake inside the clear base!
 
It looks like he is just at the surface of the water, twirling around Nadeko’s legs….! I can’t believe the amount of thought that must have been put into this figure!

The base is made of clear plastic, but if you look close you’ll notice it also has a lovely gradient effect to it. There are also bright gold leaves floating all over the water, and stunning ripples moving out from Nadeko’s legs. It all comes together to create a really stunning scene!

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Service Shot!

゚ | ・  | .+o   ____* o。 |。|   *。 |
゚ |i    | +   /_ノ ‘ ヽ_\   | |!    |
o。!    |! ゚o / (≡)   (≡) \   | * ゚ |
  。*゚  l ・/::⌒(__人__)⌒::\ |o  ゚。・    
 *o゚ |! |      |r┬-|     |  + *|
| ・    o \       `ー’´     / *゚・ +||    
 |o   |・゚  >        |  *。*   |    
* ゚  l|  /           |    | +|

That’s all for today’s blog… but…

Nadeko also comes with a set of replaceable legs!
Tomorrow I’ll take a look at her with the alternate legs instead.

That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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Up on the GSC site tomorrow!

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The third figure in the 1/8th Scale Bakemonogatari series:

Suruga Kanbaru!

Kanbaru is the third to join this set of figures, and she is just as incredible as both the previous two figures in the series. Yesterday I went over the actual figure of Kanbaru, which you can read about here:


1/8th Scale Suruga Kanbaru


But today we’ll be taking a look at this part:

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The base!

The piles of books that surround Kanbaru are made to look identical to how they did on the DVD jacket!

These books actually caused a lot of trouble for the sculptors…

   / ̄ ̄\
  / . _ノ ヽ、_\  ← GSC Sculptor
 | o゚⌒  ⌒゚o |  
 |   (_人_) |   ” Aww… time to start mask painting those books again…”
 |   `i  i´  |  
 |   . `⌒   }   
  ヽ       } 
   ヽ     ノ 
  /      ヽ 

They really did moan about it quite a lot… it must have been quite a nuisance to work with. ^^;

If you’re not sure what mask painting is, you can take a look at this article:
1/8th Scale Senjougahara (Part 3) – Stationary Painting

But simply put, it’s a method of separating the parts that need red painting from the parts that need white painting.

 

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Close-up on the books!

You can even see all the bookmarks are there!

Also, it might be hard to tell from this photo but…
Both the white pages and red covers use gradient painting!

It’s almost a waste to have so much detail on the base of a figure!

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Here’s the base from a different angle!

You can really see she is surrounded by books!

I wonder how these are going to be made… I’m pretty sure the production team is going to have just as much trouble as the sculptors…

     / ̄ ̄\
   / _ノ  ヽ、_\  ← Gakkun from the Production Team
  | (≡)  (≡) |  
  |   (_人_) |     ”I’m sure we’ll figure something out!”
  |   `i  i´  | 
  |   . `⌒   } 
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

We’ll just have to leave it to them!

 

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Here is the base by itself!

At the moment the base and Kanbaru don’t actually connect in anyway, you simply place her onto the base! (That might change during production, however.)

That means you can do things like this as well:

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Kanbaru can sit on the edge of the desk!

You could seat her on all sorts of things~

The elbow floating in the air looks a little strange, but you could easily put some real BL books there instead, or ever have her supported by another figure!

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The Valhalla Combo!

This particular set of figures isn’t really designed to all be displayed together, but they still look good when displayed next to each other!

Unfortunately Nadeko is on a trip in China at the moment so I couldn’t display her with them this time… maybe next time!

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The third figure in the 1/8th Scale Bakemonogatari series:

Suruga Kanbaru!

         ____
       /      \
      /  ─    ─ \ 
    /    (●)  (●)  \
    |       (_人_)    |  ________
     \     |r┬-|   ,/   | |           |
    ノ     `ー’´  \    | |           |
  /´                  | |           |
|    l                 | |           |
 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She’ll be on the GSC site from tomorrow!

Check out our partner shops if you have any questions regarding ordering yours. (Japanese only)

But that’s not all for today!

aaa

Let’s go back to the first figure in the series:

Hitagi Senjougahara!

We got a review from a certain someone to celebrate the figure’s release!

Hello to everyone!
Today I’ll be showing some of my favorite photos of the figure and commenting along with them, but first a little history about myself: In the past I used to build models from Gundam, sketch pictures of Crusher Joe and build 1/35th scale models from TAMIYA for contests.
but ever since I got introduced to the world of figures at Wonder Festival, I’ve changed compeltely into more of a collector than a builder. I absolutely love collecting figures now. To see one of my very own illustrations make the change into a figure is an absolute honor for me. Thank you so much.

It’s Bakemonogatari’s character designer and animation director…

Akio Watanabe!

Oooh! This is amazing!! I can’t believe it!!

Let’s get going with his very own figure review!

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First up I tried to match the figure up to the composition of this poster. Unfortunately the lighting in my studio isn’t very good, so the pictures didn’t come out great, but the real thing looked a lot better. There is nothing more to say about the stationary other than it looks absolutely incredible.

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It’s amazing that I can see new angles of my illustration that were never even there in my 2D version!

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All these pieces of stationary must have taken ages to make! They look great!

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It even looks great with a close-up. The slightly opened mouth and cold glare are both captured so nicely!

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The hands look so soft, and even the nails are painted so meticulously.
It really is a stunning figure in my opinion. When you actually see it for yourself and get to handle it, you’ll be amazed way more than just by looking at the photos!!

By the way… if there are ever any older figures I can’t get my hands on, I’m counting on you guys to get them for me! I might be very involved in the anime world, but I’m very jealous of figure sculptors now!

– Akio Watanabe

Thank you for taking the time to send this!!

As a big fan, so it makes me really glad to read this!
It makes me glad that I keep running this blog!

The 1/8 Scale Senjougahara
– Even praised by Watanabe-san!

Check out our partner shops if you have any questions regarding ordering yours. (Japanese only)

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

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

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Today we’ll start off with a quiz!

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Who do you think this is…?

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   /      \
  /  ─    ─\    ”Ehrm… her name is in the title…”
/    (●)  (●) \
|       (__人__)| ))
/     ∩ノ ⊃   /
(  \ / _ノ |  |

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It’s the 3rd figure in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari series:

Suruga Kanbaru!

Following on from the figures of Senjougahara and Nadeko from the same series.

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The pose is based on the jacket cover of the 3rd BD/DVD of the series, which you can see in the back here.

Of all the different stories in Bakemonogatari I enjoyed the ‘Suruga Monkey’ story the most. Whilst I love Senjougahara’s personality, Kanbaru’s story really brought tears to my eyes… plus the battle scenes were also really impressive. If you haven’t seen it you should definitely try to find the time!

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This is how she looks from the back!

         ____
      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\   
        |::::::::::::(__人__):|
     \:::::::::|r┬-|  ,/
   ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´ \

That base is huge!!

The Bakemonogatari figure series is becoming very will known for it’s very detailed extras and bases. They’re just getting better and better with every release…

The production quality on this one really makes me want to shed a tear…. ^^;

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She looks so entranced by her book…

She has been sculpted with a downward gaze… definitely not something easy to sculpt, but it looks great!

But just what is she reading…?

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Barazoku!

Kanbaru really loves her BL titles…!

Those who have seen the anime will remember the famous scene where Kanbaru is with Ararararagi-san in the sea of red books.

Even the posing and details of how she holds her book is incredible… those long fingers have a kind of erotic feeling to them.

By the way… for those of you who don’t know what BL is… good for you! 😛

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Another extra that just has to come with any figure of Kanbaru…

A basketball!

If you compare the ball to the one on the original DVD jacket, you’ll notice even the logo is placed in the exact same place… it has a stunningly realistic design!

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Her beautiful long legs!

Those calves… just look at those sexy calves!!  You can also see that even her basket ball shoes’ soles are finely detailed!

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Summer clothes!

Those little gaps where you hope to see something really add something extra to the figure! (even if you can’t actually seen anything)

On that note… it’s amazing how much you can actually see in between the gaps between buttons on blouses. Watch out for that girls!

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The best shot!(in my opinion)

            ____
        /_ノ ‘ ヽ_\
    / (≡)   (≡)\   “Her pose is so regal… I want it!!”
/:::⌒(_人_)⌒::: \
|     |r┬-|     |
\      `ー’´     /
ノ            \

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The 3rd figure in the 1/8th scale Bakemonogatari series:

Suruga Kanbaru!

          ____
        /      \
   /  ─    ─ \
/    (●)  (●)  \
|       (_人_)    |  ________
\     |r┬-|   ,/   | |           |
  ノ     `ー’´  \    | |           |
/´               | |           |
|    l              | |           |
ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、| |________|
ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

She will be on the GSC site from the 20th!

Check out our partner shops if you have any questions regarding ordering yours. (Japanese only)

Tomorrow I’ll take a look at the base in more detail!

   / ̄ ̄\
  / .ー ー \  ← Otanaka from the Planning Department
|  (●) (●) |
|   (_人_) |    “We actually got a comment from Akio Watanabe –
|   `i  i´  |     the character designer and animation director
|   . `⌒   }    of the series when we showed him the Senjougahara figure!
ヽ       }
    ヽ     ノ
/      ヽ

What?! Really?!

But that’s all for today…

I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

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