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I’m sure there are some of you have already seen it from twitter last night…

Nendoroid Sakura Miku in her element!

I heard that the cherry blossoms were blooming at Matsudo Shrine, so I went out with the new Sakura Miku prototype for some outdoor photos of Miku together with the cherry blossoms!

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The Nendoroid we are looking at today is the figure form of this Sakura Miku illustrated by Puchi Devil!

Just look how lovely she looks! It must have been quite difficult to capture the same cute feeling when sculpting the figure version!

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Nendoroid Sakura Miku!

The sculptor for this lovely Nendoroid was Mesuka! The Miku Nendoroids based on the seasons are always quite difficult to get right – but you can see she has come out brilliantly just like Snow Miku before her!

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Each of the cherry blossom prints on her hair features a lovely two-color gradient!

I truly think that Good Smiles’ manufacturing team is one of the most skilled in the industry – which allows them to continuously create wonderful effects like this!

I really hope the final product will still keep the gradient looking just as amazing as this… but I’m sure it will!

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The cherry ribbon on her back was also a part of Puchi Devil’s design!

The fact that the ribbon is a cherry is such a lovely idea! Plus those round, red cherries look absolutely delicious – they really add a little extra something to looking at her from the back.

If you look closely, you can also see cherry blossom shapes on her sleeves… such incredible detail!

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A headset made up of three blossoms!

This headset has gone through all sorts of changes by Good Smile, Crypton and Puchi Devil, but in the end it came out wonderfully as you can see! It makes use of partially clear parts for a transparent effect that looks great!

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Nendoroid Sakura Miku!

At this point in time, the prototype is just the Nendoroid itself, so there are no extra parts to look at just yet….

The release date and price are not yet decided, but she will become an official product!

Unfortunately the official announcement will still be awhile away, but I just had to take this opportunity to introduce her to everyone while the cherry blossoms were still in bloom!


 
Plus…!! ((((゚Д゚))))

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To commemorate the completion of the Sakura Miku prototype Nendoroid, the “Project mirai Cafe” at the Akihabara and Good Smile Cafe will be running a special Sakura Miku event!

The “Sakura Miku Fair!”

There will be some lovely new things to get your hands on during the event!

(1) Sakura Miku Flower Viewing Set

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Unfortunately we only have a hand drawn example at the moment! :P

A lovely Japanese Spring menu featuring sakuramochi and sakura tea!
This menu option will be available from the 7th April until the 21st April, and each and every order will also come with…

(2) Sakura Miku Badges!

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They feature lovely illustrations specially drawn by Puchi Devil for the Sakura Miku Fair!!

Thank you so much for the lovely illustrations!! They’re just so adorable!!

Everyone who orders the Sakura Miku Flower Viewing Set will get a badge as a little bonus gift – there are two available but you’ll have to select the one you want!

(3) Sega’s Sakura Miku Coaster

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A coaster that makes use of models from the 3DS game ‘Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai’!

The coaster is blurred out for the blog’s images, but it really is incredibly adorable! This will also be given to each order of the Sakura Miku Flower Viewing Set!

The GSC x Testujin Cafe is the only place you can get your hands on these badges and coasters, so don’t miss out!! (`・ω・´)

Plus you might get a chance to see Sakura Miku in the exhibition booth!

(4) Sakura Miku-san Life Size Cut-Out!

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Another one of Puchi Devil’s adorable illustrations!

Once again, thank you so much for drawing all these lovely illustrations for us!

This version of Miku will be a life-size cardboard cut-out display to be displayed on the stage for everyone to take photos with!

(5) Nendoroid Sakura Miku Display

Come and take a look at the prototype!

The event won’t last that long, so don’t miss out on the Sakura Miku Fair!

Since we’ve reached cherry blossom season in Japan now, it only makes sense to come down and enjoy the season before it comes to an end! If you’ve got some spare time and need something to do, head down to the Akihabara GSC x Tetsujin Cafe for a wonderful Sakura Miku experience!
 


Also, everything I’ve been through today…
Will be introduced as a live broadcast today from 21:00! (JST) – you can watch here:

http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv87896471 

We’ll have Sega and Crypton representatives around, so come along and enjoy the broadcast! (Although it will be in Japanese!)


Finally, on a more serious note…

As it was announced on the GSC website, Nendoroid Sakura Miku has had various bootleg releases. These releases are without the permission of Good Smile Company, or Crypton Future Media.

Don’t end up with cheap pirated figures! The figures we produce have the utmost care put into them to reach you as the products they deserve to be, and seeing bootleg versions of them is very sad for all of us here at Good Smile. I hope you’ll all take care not to be fooled into picking up inferior goods – check the following post for more details.

http://www.goodsmile.info/post/en/3354/
 
 
But that’s all for today!
I’ll see you all later during the live broadcast!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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