A Visit to the Tokyo International Anime Fair!

The Tokyo International Anime Fair…

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Was held at the Tokyo Big Sight!

Nitohei was part of the event staff for the day, and first went through to the Makuhari Messe!! When he reached the Messe, he called the other staff and said “I’m in front of The New Otani hotel, where is everyone?”. That was about the time he realized he was in the wrong place. 😛

Always be sure to confirm the location of any events before you visit! I’m not really one to talk though, I’ve done similar things in the past…
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The GSC & Ultra Super Pictures Booth!

This time around GSC had a combined booth with the anime production company ‘Ultra Super Pictures’. The day I went was a business day, which means that the only people at the event were those involved in the industry. Because of the this the halls were very open and easy to maneuver – Although I’m sure that Saturday was considerably crowded!

In the left of this photo you can see Chamber-tan! He’s so cute!!
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These were the booth handouts!

The handout included a bag with the Ultra Super Pictures logo printed on it, and inside the bag were a couple of flyers, a Nendoroid calender and some stickers!

We often have little handout bags like these for customers at events – it’s not much, but I hope everyone will make use of the goodies inside!
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Moving clockwise from the entrance!

A wall of the adorable Miku Nendo Petites is the first thing to greet everyone!

It wasn’t quite the size as the huge booth at WonFes, but there was still enough space to have a few new figures on display for everyone to enjoy!
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The brushed-up Deep Sea Girl Miku!

Since her debut at WonFes she’s been through a couple of little changes to make her even cuter than before! Compare this to the WonFes photos and see if you can spot the differences! 😛

She was on display with a beautiful blue lighting that suited the name ‘Deep Sea Girl’ perfectly. It’s not quite the same as the fully colored figure, but it definitely gave the unpainted version a little extra charm!
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Moving further along the booth!

On the right wall we had a number of anime production goodies from companies related to Ultra Super Pictures, which gave everyone a nice introduction to the company! I’m certain you can expect lots from them in the near future!!

Then on the left you can see all the tower cases… with new figures on display!!
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From Sasami-san@Ganbaranai:
Nendoroid Sasami Tsukuyomi!

I believe this is the TAF was the very first time we’ve seen her painted version! Both her curly hair and hat are so cute… I can’t wait to get my hands on her!!
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From Da Capo III:
Nendoroid Ricca Morizono!

Da Capo III is another one of the series airing at the moment, and the OP theme ‘Sakura Happy Innovation’ is super popular in the GSC Offices! (`・ω・´)

Ricca is one of those Nendoroids that actually has a noticeable bust even in Nendoroid size, and altogether she looks incredibly well sculpted!
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From Accel World:
The 1/7th Scale Kuroyukihime!

This is one very sexy looking Kurohime-san, and she’ll be up for preorder soon!! As soon as I’m able to get my hands on the prototype I’ll be doing a review!!

I want to see what’s underneath Black Lotus’ hands!!! 😛
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Today I’ll be focusing on this display case!
The main reason I came to the event today was to get blog pictures of one of these figures…

On the upper level we have Belldandy with Holy Bell
On the lower level we have 1/8th Scale Racing Miku: 2012 ver.!
Both are already up for preorder!!

But there is still one other figure on the lower level here, which I’ll be going a quick review of right here from the event… let’s go!! (=゚ω゚)ノ
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From FAIRY TAIL:
1/7th Scale Lucy!

From the popular manga and anime series ‘FAIRY TAIL’ comes a 1/7th scale figure of the beautiful celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia! The figure is based on the cover illustration of the 9th volume of the manga, which features Lucy in a lively pose holding out a key in her hand with her skirt fluttering about.

Certain parts are also replaceable for a slightly different pose, but no matter how you choose to display her you’ll always be able to enjoy her energetic personality!

Hm?! Some parts are replaceable?!

Aaah!! I can’t switch parts here at the event! I really want to know what the alternate parts are… I’ve been trying to find the separation lines to try find out what can be swapped… (I really don’t know!)
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Oooh!! (*゚∀゚*)

This time I have to take pictures around the glass case – it’s quite frustrating not being able to spin her around myself for different angles! Even so, I’m still trying to get the best angles I can!!
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She has such cute eyes!

Her upturned eyebrows and wide grinning smile all look just like the original illustration the figure is based on! The way her hair seems to be drifting about in the air also gives the figure a nice dynamic feeling!
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Lovely looking thighs!

I guess that this photo actually shows slightly more than just her thighs… it definitely shows off her beautiful curves!

Her skirt is posed rather boldly, fluttering up to the side – which meant I wasn’t really able to take photos from the back… but I was able to enjoy her from the back myself, and I’m certain that fans won’t be disappointed!!
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The small accessories are also very detailed!

Just look at detail on the belt and pouch! Not to mention how amazing each and every one of her fingers looks!

Particularly with a pose and outfit like this, I think most people tend to focus on the main body and overlook the smaller things. However this is certainly one figure that doesn’t end with just the body – everything is incredibly detailed!
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From FAIRY TAIL:
1/7th Scale Lucy!

 
She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!! (`・ω・´)
Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

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

 
 
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