You’re my admiral, correct? Let’s get started.”
Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
I recently got my hair cut for the first time in ages! It’s been about 5 years since I’ve had short hair! But anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…
|From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a Nendoroid of the high-speed battleship ‘Haruna’! She comes with three expressions including her standard face, a smiling face and a worried face allowing for all sorts of situations!
Optional parts include her ‘rather heavy’ ship parts together with firing effect parts, as well as a special background sheet showing anti-aircraft fire! A special crane part to recreate the docks are also included. A teapot and tea cup are also included, which are great to display her together with her sister ships!
The cheerful, reserved and modest Haruna is joining the Nendoroids!
Of all the Kongo-class sisters, her outfit definitely looks the closest to a miko priestess’ outfit! Her lovely long black hair flows out behind her just like in the original illustration ♡
With Haruna joining the collection, all four of the Kongo-class sisters have been made into Nendoroids! ☆
She is said to be the more gentle and reserved of the four sisters, but when it comes to battle she can be just as valiant as any of the others!
“I will not allow such selfishness!”
She even comes with shooting effect parts to show her in combat! ♥︎
(・∀・) “Her confident expression is great, but you can also enjoy quite the opposite!”
We’re joined by Nendoroid Haruna’s planner – Kyojin!
(・∀・) “She also comes with a worried expression that makes her look rather unsure of what to do next in the heat of battle!”
I wish I could jump to her aid!!
It really is a lovely expression! It definitely conveys worry while still somewhat keeping her more elegant side in tact! I can see it being useful in all sorts of situations! (/ω＼)
(・∀・) “Haruna also comes with a background sheet showing anti-aircraft fire! This connects onto her stand to bring out the atmosphere of battle more effectively! I’m sure it’ll work great with any other KanColle Nendoroids too!”
It’s amazing how much a background can bring out a different atmosphere!
(・∀・) “Haruna is definitely best known for the way her hair is blowing outward in her key illustration, which is why we kept that look on the Nendoroid!”
A refreshing pose that makes it look as if the wind is blowing across her! ♡
(・∀・) “It almost give her a kind of ‘main character’ kind of feel in my opinion! The cross section on her ship parts are also fitted with a joint making it easier to make different poses!”
Another thing to take close notice of if you decide to add her to your collection, is the difference between her ship parts and Kongo’s! The intricate little differences have been faithfully preserved!
Anyway, let’s move onto her optional parts! ♪
“I shall work just as hard as the dock cranes to support the admiral and the fleet!”
(・∀・) “A special dock crane is included to display with her!”
It’s huge for an optional part!! (´□｀｡)
(・∀・) “The hooks on the crane can even be used to hold up the ship parts by the cross part, as seen in the previous photo!”
There have been some pretty large parts included with previous KanColle Nendoroids, I wasn’t sure if we’d get another one but I’m certainly not disappointed! <○><○>
The previous part could all easily be used with other characters as well… can the crane be used with other characters without too much effort?
(・∀・) “Of course! Take a look!”
An extra…. crane piece?
But it seems like the hooks have been swapped out for a round thing… (°д°；)
(・∀・) “The round thing is a special adaptor that connects to Nendoroid joints! What this means is that you can attach all sorts of other ship parts!”
For example… here we have Nendoroid Hiei’s X-shaped parts! ♪
I look forward to trying to dock some of the other characters! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
(・∀・) “By the way, the hook section can also move up and down the crane, so you can move it around back and forth to suit your pose or character best!”
（´-`）.｡oO (Connects to Nendoroid joints?! The possibilities are endless…!)
I can see this part being fun for both KanColle and other Nendoroids alike! ☆
But hang on a second!!
Does she still come with a tea time part?!
I guess she doesn’t seen she comes with the huge crane…
(・∀・) “We still managed to include a little something! She comes with a tea cup that matches with Kongo’s!”
Phew! Now she’ll fit in with the others! (´∀｀。)
The gentle smiling face makes her look ready to enjoy her delicious cup of tea too! ♡
(・∀・) “Haruna is a very gentle character, we wanted to include a smile that captured that as best as possible! Oh, and she also comes with a saucer and teapot set!”
Aha! This solves the teapot-less tea time dilemma! (´□｀｡)
Simply place it on the table included with Nendoroid Hiei, and…
A complete tea time set for the Kongo-class sisters!
They’re finally all together in Nendoroid size! ヽ(ﾟ◇ﾟ )ﾉ
(・∀・) “Yep! I hope fans look forward to collecting the full set!”
She is up for preorder now! ☆
Product Page: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4819/
You can also preorder her from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP which will include the usual bonuses of a special box sleeve as well as a special Nendoroid stand! Be sure to get your preorders in!(σ・∀・)σ
GSC Online Shop: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/top/gscnenwd00495.html
Additionally, to commemorate all of the sisters now being up on the site, we have made a special wallpaper for fans to use! You can download it here: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/post/4036/
If you check the current top page of the GSC site, you’ll also notice a random fortune will appear when you access the page!
Take a look at the text in the red box!
大吉 = Excellent Luck!
中吉 = Great Luck!
吉 = Good Luck!
凶 = Bad Luck!
The luck represents how your ships will fare on the seas today! I’m hoping for the best for you! (●´ω｀●)
The GSC home page can be found here: http://www.goodsmile.com
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Finally a quick reminder!
This Kongo-class ship is also up for preorder!
She also features a bonus box sleeve and Nendoroid stand when ordered from the GSC Online Shop!
Orders close on the 21st January 2015 at 21:00JST! Don’t miss out!
GSC Online Shop: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/top/gscnenwd00491.html
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
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( （ ・∀・）.。０ (…new KanColle goodies at WonFes!!)
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Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan
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