Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner! (Number 57)

It’s finally everyone’s beloved Friday!

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And we’re already moving into December from next week!! We’re moving closer and closer to the end of 2011! Let’s do our best to enjoy the last few weeks of the year!

Today we’ll be running this corner once again!
Kuroyagi-san’s Letter Corner!

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

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

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

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

Let’s get started!! (・∀・)ノ

There have been so many mails about figma Archer! I’m also waiting for him! 😛


Hi there!
I’m so glad to hear that Nendoroid Masamune is going on resale! I’ve heard on a couple of review sites that it can be quite difficult to get him to stand up – has this been improved in the resale version

   - Miki

It will be fixed for the resale version!!

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The image above is taken from the Phat company blog. They say they will be improving the stability the stand offers! There were a lot of people who thought a push-in type of stand would be better, but there is the family crest there and we don’t really want to open a hole up there…

The same stand used for Masamune will also be used Nendoroid Yukimura Sanada! It’s not 100% decided just yet, but you may be able to apply for the new stand to be mailed to you as well.

What great customer service!!
More info is available on the Phat! company blog, so check it out if you’re interested!

– Phat Company Staff Blog –
http://ameblo.jp/phatcompany/entry-11081237412.html


When will the Fate/zero Saber riding the bike be released?
I can’t wait!

   - Anonymous

It’s just an estimation at the moment…

She should be announced during December!

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I also can’t wait to see the final prototype!! The production team also seems very exited about it, so do look forward to it!


I started watching Fate/zero which started this month, and I’ve become a complete Fate addict. Is there any chance we can see a resale of Rin Tohsaka –UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS-? I’ve searched all the shops I can find, but I can only seem to find her on auction sites now

   - Anonymous

Hi there! I love reading you blog everyday! I just recently found out about the Saber figure going on resale and quickly preordered it!
I was wondering though, whether we’d be seeing a resale of
Rin Tohsaka –UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS-? As soon as I preordered Saber, I realized just how much I needed Rin to stand by her side!

   - Anonymous

Ooh! As expected, the new Fate/zero series is bringing up more and more Fate fans!

Rin Tohsaka -UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS- will have more stock in stores from next week Monday!

If you’re lucky they’ll be in stores on Monday, but it might only be on the Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s a wonderful figure, so if you’re a fan it is definitely worth picking up!


I love reading your blog all the time! ^^
I can’t believe that Shuukan Hajimete no Miku is getting a Nendoroid rendition! I just saw an article about it on the manga’s official blog! That unsociable looking Miku is really cute, and I’m glad to see a Nendoroid of her! When you do a blog about the Nendoroid, can you please but her expression on KAITO? I’d love to see it!
m(__)m

   - HO

Done! ^^

I quietly fulfilled this request in yesterday’s blog, I hope you enjoyed it! That expression really is in a league of it’s own!


I see you wrote a blog today about yesterday’s SUPER GT, so I decided to send through this mail! I also went to the racing track yesterday and had a nice look at the Miku GT car!

Before the race started, I went down to the pit and got a nice close look at the car, and was really impressed at how great it looked from close up! Now that it managed to take the gold in the championship I’m even more impressed than I was before – thank you for the wonderful race!

If there is ever another race I’ll be sure to come take a look again, so I do hope to see the car coming back for the next season!

   - Oyaji

Congratulations, Miku GT Car!!

I went to the Motegi race as well, and got to see the legend in the making, it really was an incredible moment!! The racer, Yamaguchi and all the GSR Staff were all in tears when the victor came in!

The Miku car really tried it’s best, and the results are there to show it! It’s all thanks to all the support we got from people like you! See you next season!!


Will Erio Touwa’s sparkling hair be part of the figure? It really is a part of her character! If it’s not, I think I’ll just coat it with some glittered nail polish… though I’m just a bit worried that it might damage the figure or react in some strange way? If you could shed some light on the topic, I’d be happy!

   - Anonymous

Unfortunately our versions of Erio don’t have sparkling hair… sorry…

But, I tried out your method!

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This is white glittered nail polish. Unfortunately, different nail polish can use different ingredients, so it might end up as an unfortunate experience with other types…

Just be careful when trying it!

As a side note, as soon as you put on a single layer, there is no turning back. There are nail polish removers, but they will very often peel the paint off the figure as well, so I don’t recommend even trying them. There is a little more info about that in this post over here:

DIY Figure Repairs Part 3: Scuffed Paint


Hello Mikatan!
The one anime that is entertaining me the most is the series called Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%!

All the characters are so awesome, I just get so exited when watching the series! I absolutely love figures of cute girls and have tons displayed in my room, but I kind of wish I could get some cute guys to join them as well!

   - Jyunpaku no Sakuramochi

I must admit that I’m also a fan of the Utaprince series! Both the games and the anime! The addition of ‘Maji Love 1000%” to the title of the anime was pure genius, it really got me to start watching the series!

It really is an great series to watch!!  (n゚∀゚)n
A lot of people always ask who my favorite character is… if I had to pick one I think it would be Hijirikawa. But they really are all magnificent!


I keep seeing lots of outdoor photography, and seen I’ve been going traveling quite a lot recently, I often think I should try it for myself…
I was just wondering, is there some kind of carrying bag that suits Nendoroids well? You always see things like guitar cases, so I think we should get Nendoroid cases as well!

   - Shun @ Rin

Awhile ago, there were Nendoroid Travel Pouches!

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Just their little heads pop out – it looks lovely! Koyamada from the production team makes use of them almost everyday!

Unfortunately, there were a special campaign present, and are not an actual product. Perhaps the quality will be upgraded a little for an actual product release in the future! I certainly hope so!


I’m so glad to see so much mail from female Nendoroid lovers!
On another note, I see that Nendoroid Menma is on her way, but you can’t have Menma without Jin-tan, so I do hope he is in the pipeline as well!!

   - 18 Year Old Beautiful Magician

I’m also glad to see so many figure loving girls!

Although, I also receive lots of mail in which I really do wonder if the sender is really a girl or not… but either way, I’m can kind of tell that a lot of them really are girls, so I’m happy nonetheless!

I guess you actually were looking for a reply to the second half of your sentence…


I recently received my Fate Extension Set, and can’t believe how cute they are, and what incredible quality they are for such small figures!

I mainly bought it for the normal human-sized servants, and to be honest I didn’t really care about Berserker (sorry… :P), but the quality of them all is incredible! I’ll be happy to even display Berserker by Ilya’s side!

   - Yoshiyoshi

Berserker is a load of fun to play around with!!
I’m glad you liked the set so much! There might be even more Fate Nendo Petites in the future… :O


I love reading your blog! But today’s blog’s images didn’t display on my phone at all! The Super Soniko article the other day was the same… so depressing…

   - Anonymous

It seems the article from 5/4 had no images… I tried both directly from my PC and on my mobile.

   -Nekomeishi

The pictures were too raunchy for ameblog!!

The Super Soniko-chan articles in particular seemed to be the most targeted… they have gone through moderation now, but I need to make sure I don’t ameblog again, so I’ll have to go easy on figures like that!! 😛


Hello! Nice to meet you! I’m a frequent reader of Mikatan Blog, I love it! This year I am a third year middle school student, and I’m starting to think about my future.

It was at that point I was wondering…. how can I become ‘Mikatan’? Working with figures all day long, even with lovely prototype figures! I’m sure it’s not quite as easy as I’m making it out to be, but I’d love to know how to become a Mikatan!! What work do you do besides write the blog and attend all the events?

   - Tokeru

It’s a lot more work than you’d think, I don’t think you want to become me! 😛 But if you really still want to know…

No matter what happens, never give up!
Love what you do!!  (`・ω・´)

As long as you follow those two guidelines, I’m sure you’ll make a fine Mikatan!
When you’re in the entertainment industry, if you have no love for the products you are working on then they’ll never come out as they should!

I’m sure you’ll meet with many different people and come across all sorts of things from here on out, and the most important thing is just to enjoy it! As much as you possibly can! That’s what will build you into what you’ll become in the future! … I should really listen to my advice though, as I’m still getting used to work in a company myself! 😛 I’m glad the way it worked out for me though. Ah, and I also work on product development!


I love reading your blog!

   - Anonymous

Thank you!

This was the entire mail! But the thought really got through!!


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

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

As always, I’m always looking for more mail from readers!
If you have any questions, photos, product requests, want to talk about what you ate today, your thoughts about the end of the year… no matter what you want to talk about, send it through to me! Girls and boys both welcome!

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That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!  Enjoy the weekend!