The Nendoroid Website Update!

The web team seem to be up something!

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Just what is it they are working on…?
They’re working on an update for the Nendoroid website!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   :::\::/\   ”We managed to get it up this year!
     /   。<一>::<ー>。   I hope you all like it!”
     |    .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j      
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。  
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    と___)_ヽ_つ_;_ヾ_つ.;.

– Updated Nendoroid Website –
http://www.nendoroid.jp/

On the left we have Oonoshi who was behind the design, and on the right is Oomura who was the system director for the website! It looks very cute and easy to get around now, so do take a look! Let me introduce some of the new features that will be available on the new Nendoroid site:

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This is the top page!!

The cute world of the Nendoroids is kept very nicely on a design based on the look of a notepad as before, but as you can see it has been upgraded to look even more lovely than ever before!

Let’s break the page up into four bits:

(1) : Nendoroid Site English Version!
    → Although this is still under construction. It’ll be available soon!

(2) : Jump to Support or the GSC Website!
    → There are also tabs at the bottom of the page!

(3) : Search by ‘Product Name’ or ‘Series Name’.
    → It’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!

(4) : A Highlight Section!
    → Some thoughts from the staff!

The improved search function is the biggest change!

When you want to pin point a certain product, you can simply search for something like ‘Miku’, but if you instead want to search for all the Nendoroids from a specific series, you can instead search for something like ‘K-ON!’.

It also features predictive searching! (Requested by Aki :P)
Even if you don’t know the exact name you can still find what you’re looking for!

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But I want even more search options!!

Well your wish has come true! The site now also features a special Nendosearch feature! You can search using the following options on this page:

(1) : Search by ‘Product Name’ or ‘Series Name’.
    → This is the same as the top page. Still with predictive searching!

(2) : Search by Category.
    → Search for normal Nendoroid, Nendoroid Plus or Petite! Of course you can also select ‘All Products’!

(3) : Search by Number!
    → This is obviously only available for the standard Nendoroids which are of course numbered, but it means you can search by just a number!

(4) : My Best: Search by Parts!
    → This is also just for the standard Nendoroid series as they come with so many parts! You can search for keywords such ‘Smiling Face’, ‘Gun’ or anything else the staff thought to add to the search options!

(5) & (6) : Select the Display Method!
    → Various settings to set how you wish to see the results!

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        /     \    ”So much reading…
     /   ─   ─ \    Is this really easier than before?”
   /   ( ―)   (―) \
    |      (__人__)  |      ___________
   \    。 | |    /=3   | |             |
__/        ⌒    \      | |             |
| | /   ,  | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| ヽ  || | |             |
| | /   /    ヽ回回回回レ   ヽ|| | |             |
| | | ⌒ ーnnn.ヽ___/   (⌒) |_|__________|
 ̄ \__、(“二) └─┘ ̄l二二l二二  _|_|__|_

I guess we’ll have to try it out before we know for sure! I for one never read the manual for things that I buy, I learn though experience! 😛
 
So let’s try it out!

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A search for any Nendoroids #1-~#100 with a gun!

By the way, you don’t have to input anything into the number box! Just leave the number box blank and insert the other details you want to search with!

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All the Nendoroids from #1~#100 with guns!! (*゚∀゚)=3

There are certain words that the parts section might not pick up, however… we are considering changing it to a tag system to make searching even better in the future!

My best thing about the new search options…
Is that you can search for expressions!!

When you’re looking for a specific expression for some character, you can just do a quick search to see which Nendoroid included that expression! These search options are only available on the Nendoroid site, and not the GSC site, so head to the Nendoroid site if you want to use the new search functions!

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You can change the sorting after searching too!

・ Alphabetically
・ Newest Releases
・ Oldest Releases
・ Display 50/100/150 Results
・ Display as thumbnails or text.

Just select the options you want in the area shown above!
What happens if you display as text…?  (゚∀゚)

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It displays without any thumbnails!

Useful if you’re sifting through lots of results! It’s quick and easy to customize the results, so just pick whatever is best for you!

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These options are also available on the Nendosearch page!

If you already know how you want it to display, you can just set it all up ahead of time! Of course you can just select nothing and have it display the default way!
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There is also a catalog page as with the old site!

This page displays when you click the ‘Nendoroid Series’ button. As with the previous site, if you mouse over the parts names, the little thumbnail will change to show you that part! Give it a go with some of your favorite Nendoroids!
 
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There is also a listing available, simply click ‘Nendoroid Petite Listing’ from the drop-down menu!

This will display all the Nendoroids as simple text for you to browse though! You can click the options in the red outlined area to switch between series such as the Nendo Petite or Nendo Plus series.

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The new Nendoroid site!!

– Nendoroid Official Website –
http://www.nendoroid.jp/

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      /   ─    ─\   ”There are currently 219 Nendoroids!”
    /     (●)  (●) \
    |       (__人__)  | ________
     \      |r┬-|   ,/ | |           |
    ノ      `ー’´  \  | |           |
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 ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、  | |________|
  ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

I hope you’ll all continue to give Nendoroids the love they deserve!
Cute to look at, fun to play with and great to collect – Nendoroids!
 


 
– Notice –

Kentarou Hayashi will be giving away twitter icon illustrations to 1000 lucky people!

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The illustrator behind the manga series ‘Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku’, will be giving out profile illustrations to 1000 lucky people! Completely free!

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He was even kind enough to provide me with one!!

I look so much better as an illustration! I think I’ll just use this for all my I.D. photos in the future! Everyone can apply for a picture, just head to the website below!

The deadline is the 18th January 2012!

– Campaign Site –
http://miku-yj-1000.net/

– Kentarou Hayashi’s Twitter –
https://twitter.com/hayashikentarou
 


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