＼ To all my slaves who have joined the festivities! ／
＼ Bow down before me! Kneel down!／
Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Today I’m going to be taking a look at…
Ranko Kanzaki: Anniversary Princess Ver. ~Mad Banquet~!♥︎
|The popular IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls social game has reached its third anniversary and also has an anime series coming in January 2015. From that game comes a 1/8th scale figure of Ranko Kanzaki wearing her ‘Anniversary Princess’ outfit from the game’s 2nd anniversary.
The figure captures the enjoyment Ranko feels while on the live stage with a beautiful smile and dynamic pose. Her outfit has also been sculpted in great detail, down to the intricate roses that adorn various parts of it. Her rather unique mike stand has also been faithfully included. The Mad Banquet version also includes a much larger base in the image of an altar! Be sure to add this brazen Ranko to your collection!
The beautiful Ranko Kanzaki has been sculpted into a very bold and detailed figure by Phat! Company!!
It is an item that is filled with love from its planner, Takamatsu-shi (@)! Apparently he wrote up the draft for the figure’s design almost the same day as the illustration was revealed! That’s what I call dedication! ♡
The figure as a whole creates an amazing atmosphere, but the details of each of the smaller parts of the figure are is where she really shines! ☆
Just look at the sculpting on those roses!!
Each and every petal on the roses has clearly been attentively worked on to create an amazing appearance! It adds a lovely sense of reality to the outfit
(・∀・) “Don’t forget about the feathery part behind her skirt!”
We’re joined by the figure’s planner, Takamatsu-shi (Phat)!
(・∀・) “The feathers on the back of her skirt have been made translucent, making the stylish skirt have a slightly lighter appearance!”
I can just picture her on stage with the lights flashing about! The translucent, shiny look definitely helps out with that image! (σ・∀・)σ
This is how she looks from the back…!
… the crimson light is too bright!!
I can’t see Ranko… (/ω＼)
(・∀・) “The large effect behind her wasn’t completely drawn in the original illustration, so part of it was made though out own original interpretation!”
The effect is unbelievably large! Much larger than you’d normally expect on a scale figure! It must have been quite the challenge to include!
(・∀・) “It was… but this was a product that we really wanted to put everything we had into! We couldn’t completely bring out Ranko’s charm if we didn’t pull out all the stops! I wanted to do everything I could to make her special – not only as the planner, but as a fellow producer too!”
It shows too! I can see that love was poured into this figure!
(・∀・) “Ranko’s goth-loli fashion is in full force here! The outfit is filled with frills, ribbons and roses darted all over!”
Her long stockings covered with rose prints are also delicious! The gather of her outfit around her breast area also really brings out the texture of the fabric really nicely! ♪
The frills of her sleeves are also so very thin! So thin and yet they still look so soft and frilly! (((゜д゜;)))
Even though my mind knows that they are made from a hard material, my eyes can only interpret those frills as fluttering in the wind as a soft fabric! I could spend all day looking at each of these littler frills individually and being impressed with each one!
But moving away from the lovely soft looking outfit, the sharp and solid looking fence around her back gives some nice contrast! ♪
Compare the sharp fence to the soft looking thighs behind them!
But… what is that mound at the bottom of the mike stand…?!
(・∀・) “You might not be able to see it from the front, but the mike stand is nicely supported by a pile of beautiful purple roses!”
Even though it’s normally hidden from sight… so much extra effort has gone into it!! (*´Д｀)=з
(・∀・) “The mike stand is far too epic to just end without being rested on something equally awesome!”
Every little part has had so much careful thought put into it! She is fun to look at from any angle!! (●´ω｀●)ゞ
(・∀・) “Exactly!! You can remove the fence around her for a closer look if you prefer!”
Ooh! The feathers look amazing from this angle!!
The large ribbon on the back also has a lovely pink rose on the knot! っ(｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
(・∀・) “This area was also never seen on the original illustration, but as there were so many roses on the front we decided she needed at least one on the back too!”
A great decision! d(●´ω｀●)
The outfit makes use of a rather dark palette, which makes the rose stand out all the more beautifully! Such a lovely combination of colors! ♡
Another thing to take note of is just how large Ranko is compared to other 1/8th scale figures!
I decided to measure the diameter of her stand… it comes to 21cm!
(・∀・) “By the way! The other figure in this photo, Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver., will be shipping out next month in December!”
Mika herself packs quite a large volume, but even she is slightly smaller when compared to Ranko!! <○><○>
Anyway, I’ve taken a look at Ranko from all sorts of angles now… but now I want to focus on the areas I like the best!
This is my favourite angle!
A good look at her lovely armpits and all the creases along her outfit!
But that’s not all by any means… there is just so much to look at at once!! My eyes don’t know where to look first!!
Be sure to take a long, hard look when she arrives in your collection! (｀・ω・´)
(・∀・) “We really put everything we had into this figure! It’s a bit of a challenging item for Phat! company, but we will be seeing it through to the very end in the best quality possible for all the producers out there waiting for her!”
Enjoy her from all sorts of different angles!!
Ranko Kanzaki: Anniversary Princess Ver. ~Mad Banquet~!
She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎
Plus! An alternate version with a more simple stand will also be available for a lower price! ♪
Anniversary Princess Ver.
This version doesn’t include the base, fence or light effect parts… but you can still enjoy Ranko herself to your heart’s content! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Also, preorders of either of the two figures above from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a special Ranko Rubber Strap illustrated by Kengou Yakumo! ♪
She’s so cute!! ( ´ ∀ ｀ * ) ♡ ♡
The bonus is included with either version of the product!
Be sure to check the product page tomorrow for more info! ♡
Phat Official Site: http://phatcompany.jp/
(・∀・) “This week is filled with Cinderella Girls! This figure will be going up for preorder, it’s the game’s 3rd anniversary and there will be a live concert taking place! It’s Cinderella Girls Week!! We will be displaying some figures at the live too! – THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS 2nd LIVE PARTY M@GIC!!”
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
（ ・∀・） .。０ (The banquet…)
( （ ・∀・）.。０ (…starts tomorrow at noon! ♪)
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Anyways, see you again next week Tuesday!!
Enjoy the long weekend if you’re in Japan!!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan
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