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…Hey!!

I was going to say that he wasn’t allowed to take pictures before I had, but then I remembered that as the publisher, I guess he is allowed to… :P

I’m sure he’ll be uploading his photos as well, so let’s see who takes the better pictures!!

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https://twitter.com/digitarou

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Good Smile Company’s:

1/8th Scale Ultimate Madoka!

From the last episode of the hit anime series ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Ultimate Madoka – the form Madoka took once her wish was granted and she became a Puella Magi.

Her long flowing hair, the deep space confined within her dress, her transparent wings and even her bow that looks like a budding flower – every part of Ultimate Madoka has been carefully sculpted to faithfully reproduce the original.

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From this distance we can see the whole figure!

Isn’t she beautiful!?

I want to believe that you can tell just how amazing she is from the photos, but I really don’t think they do her justice! You have to see her with your own two eyes!! The size, sculpting, paintwork and beauty are so amazing it’s impossible to put into words!!!

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A universe inside a skirt!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \  ← Hiro
   |  (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__)|   ”The skirt makes use of MAZIORA paint.
   |   `i  i´  |     It was very hard to recreate that look,
   |   . `⌒   }       and we had to try all sorts of options!”
   ヽ       }
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ

The paintwork for Ultimate Madoka was done by Hiro-san! I think this skirt could easily be one of the biggest highlights of the figure – it has a lovely shine and the changes between dark and light look fantastic. Just looking at it makes me feel like it’s going to suck me inside!!

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The expression is also stunning!!

It’s not even exaggerating to say this is the epitome of art!! Also take note of the arrow and the delicate fingers that hold it in place – everything is made to perfection!!

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This is how the skirt looks from the side!

The skirt is separated into three different layers, and even the underside of the layers is fully painted! The light and airy feeling the skirt gives off is also wonderful!

If you look from just a little lower it seems like a completely different experience! (I- I swear I don’t mean that in a perverted way!)

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She looks divine from the back too!!

This photo somehow didn’t end up completely behind the spacey background. ^^; She looks so lovely from the back, I really don’t know how I would want to display her…!

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Let’s look a little bit closer!!

I just can’t get over how incredibly detailed she is, or how much space she takes up! The white areas are painted with a pearl paint that has a lovely shine to it!

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Her wings use transparent plastic!

The top is white, with a slow gradient moving to pink at the tips. Plus the base of the wings are more transparent and slowly become less transparent as it moves outwards. At certain angles the pink hair reflects on the wings and looks amazing!

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Good Smile Company’s:

1/8th Scale Ultimate Madoka
 
Available for preorder now!

If you have any preorder or sales inquiries be sure to contact our partner shops!

I’ll be continuing this review on Monday!! (`・ω・´)


- GSC Shanghai Diary #10 -

Dàjiā hǎo! It’s Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai!

The third member of staff I’ll be introducing is another sculptor, Usagi-kun!

He has really been improving his Japanese recently! I need to work on my Chinese as much as he works on his Japanese! We’ll be showing some of his works to everyone shortly!

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Hello everyone, my name is Zhōumò, but all my friends call me Usagi. I was born and raised in Beijing.

Some of my favorite characters have never been made into figures, so it was on;y a matter of time until I became a sculptor so I could make them myself! My goal is to create something that combines an huge weapon with a really cute girl for the perfect combination! I’ll get it done!!

Last year I spent a year in Japan training. Ever since I was a student I have admired Japanese machinery, and after spending some time with Good Smile Company which was just as amazing as I had always imagined, I have came to love Japan even more.

If any of you ever get the chance to visit China, I strongly recommend you try all the different snacks and treats sold in various cities. You’ll be amazed at how many there are out there, and many of them are each made in their own special way- each of which is very interesting. There are also more and more Chinese manga artists I can highly recommend to you. Seen they are in Chinese it might be quite difficult to read, but they are definitely worth a look!

Anyway, I hope one day we can meet in China!!

That brings my three days of staff introductions to an end. Just like everyone in Japan, everyone has a great, unique personality! I hope we’ll be able to work with everyone in Japan and expand the market here in China as best we can!

Anyway, Xià xīngqí!



Usagi-san!

The first time I heard his name I couldn’t help but think it was a really cute name! It sounds better with “-san” than with “-kun” in my opinion, so I’ll call him Usagi-san! I’m looking forward to seeing his work!!
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!!  (・∀・)ノ゛

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